Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff CYBER POLICY AND STRATEGY ADVISOR in Pentagon, Virginia
Summary The incumbent will serves as a Senior Cyber Policy and Strategy Advisor in the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Directorate for Strategy, Plans, and Policy (J5), Information Integration Division, for a broad range of cyber, influence, and electronic warfare (EW) strategy, plans and policy issues, including cyber plans and exercises, developing DoD strategic messaging, EW Concept of Operations staffing and approval, and cross-domain deterrence. Responsibilities As a CYBER POLICY AND STRATEGY ADVISOR at the GS-0301-15 some of your typical work assignments may include: Supports the CJCS in the statutory role to prepare military analysis, options, and plans to recommend to the President and the Secretary of Defense (SecDef) on matters related to cyberspace, influence operations, and EW domains and conduits for shaping the information environment. Represents the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at interagency meetings (e.g., Cyber Response Group, NSC sub-Policy Coordination Committee, etc.) and serves on working groups that address initiatives to develop short-, mid-, and long-term strategies for shaping the cyberspace and information environment, resolves policy issues and provides situational awareness for the Directorate for Strategy, Plans, and Policy (DJ5). Coordinates across multiple DoD components to include U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), the Services, and other Joint Staff Directorates to develop military advice regarding the application of cyberspace, influence, and EW strategy and policy to achieve military, defense and national security objectives in competition below the level of armed conflict and combatant command operations (OPLAN) and concept (CONPLAN) plans. Collaborates with a broad community of interagency stakeholders to develop recommendations pertaining to the formulation of national-level policies and strategies across specified areas of responsibility, as well as recommendations for Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff' military advice to the National Security Council, and Secretary of Defense on developing or modifying strategy, plans and policy for cyberspace, influence operations, and Electronic Warfare. Works with the Joint Staff, USCYBERCOM, USSOCOM, and U.S. Strategic Command to identify recommended changes in the Presidentially-signed Unified Command Plan for cyber, influence, and EW tasks and responsibilities. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications You may qualify at the GS-15, if you fulfill the following qualifications: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service: Utilizing plans and strategy development processes within DoD and across the Interagency, to include actions for cyberspace, influence operations, and electronic warfare, associated capabilities and force structure, and operational doctrinal concepts to apply new, original, and authoritative thinking and advice to senior military and civilian leaders on policy, plans and strategy issues impacting the nation and the Department's contribution to national security policy. Applies Department of Defense authorities, policies, strategies and planning processes to include statutory responsibilities to draft and publish planning guidance to assist the President, Secretary of Defense, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to providing strategic direction for the Joint Force. Applies knowledge of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff development and execution of Global Integration of cyberspace, influence operations, and electronic warfare strategies and plans through the National Military Strategy, the Joint Strategic Campaign Plan, the Global Campaign Plans, and Globally Integrated Frameworks. Applies knowledge of Joint Staffs role in providing military advice on cyberspace, influence, and electronic warfare strategy, plans and policy related to the interagency through the National Security Council-led Policy coordination committee, Deputies committee, and Principal committee processes. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. Education Additional Information Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements: Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A Special Hiring Authority for Veterans Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses Other Special Appointment Authorities Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy. Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information. For more information, please visit https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d Re-employed Annuitant: This position Does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).