Pentagon, Virginia
Jun 23, 2022
Jun 25, 2022
Full Time

Incumbent typical work assignments may include the following:
  • Serve as the OUSD (R&E) Business Operations Deputy Director, Security and subject matter expert for all security related matters within OUSD(R&E).
  • Perform duties as: the Alternate Trusted Agent (TA) for the processing the Common Access Cards, Pentagon Access Badges, Visit Requests; a Defense Information System for Security (DISS) account manager and serve as the OUSD(R&E) NATO Control Officer; the Alternate OUSD(R&E) Isolated Personnel Report (ISOPREP) approving official; and complete duties as assigned in the absence of the Director of Security.
  • Manage the OUSD(R&E) Personnel Security program with special focus on Sensitive Compartment Information (SCI) indoctrination security processing which includes: Anti-terrorism/ Force Protection, Operations Security (OPSEC), Physical Security (PHYSEC), Information Security (INFOSEC), Industrial Security (INDSEC), Client Services, Security Education/Awareness Training (SEAT), and the Activity Security Representative (ASR) programs.
  • Perform oversight of the implementation of Personnel Security programs, reviews and processes requests and determines adequacy for SCI security clearances / access and personnel security investigations, maintains automated database programs and files, and conducts senior level briefings and other Security Education/ Awareness Training (SEAT) related to multi-discipline security programs.
  • Represent OUSD(R&E) on security matters and areas that impact OUSD(R&E) on all operational levels. On a routine basis the Detailee will conduct Component security assistance visits and random security evaluations for compliance, SCI nomination interviews, indoctrinations and briefings, and serve as the OUSD(R&E) SSCO.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
  • There are no salary increases from OUSD(R/E) associated with this assignment.
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
  • This position requires the Detailee to be physically present in the Washington, DC area.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • This position requires a TS/SCI clearance.
  • This is a Non-Reimbursable DETAIL opportunity Not-to-Exceed 12 months
  • This position may require 10% travel.


For qualifications determinations, it is recommended that applicants include their months and hours worked per week for each employment listed on their resume. If a determination is not able to be made about the length of your creditable experience for qualification requirements, you will be removed from consideration.

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You may qualify at the NH-III (GS-12/13) level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-II (GS-11) grade level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector) that demonstrates your ability to 1) Developing, coordinating, and/or evaluating the Agency's emergency and continuity of operations preparedness (COOP) programs; (2) Providing technical guidance to senior management officials regarding emergency management related regulations, policies, and procedures; and Evaluating security clearance access eligibility investigation and other legal documents.

Bachelor's Degree in a security-related discipline or 5 years work experience in Security is preferred.

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.

ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

Current or Former Political Appointees: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office. Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
  • Position title;
  • Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee);
  • Agency; and,
  • Beginning and ending dates of appointment.

All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.


Education cannot be substituted for experience.

Additional information

COVID-19 Vaccination: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Military spouse preference applicants are required to apply to job announcement via USAJobs in order to exercise their preference status. The application must include signed Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist, Marriage Certificate or License, Sponsor's PCS orders at the time of application to be considered. MSP applicants will receive priority consideration at the FPL, and if selected, will be placed at the FPL.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application. Please view the following link for information on how to obtain an alternative application

Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities
  • Interchange Agreements
Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply 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 CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit:

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.

Nepotism: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

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