Supervisory Personnel Security Specialist
SummaryBackground Investigations Directorate is looking for a leader to serve as Supv Personnel Security Specialist (Inv. Case Analyst) in Quality Support located at either Ft Meade, MD or Boyers, PA. This opportunity for career enhancement is to motivate, lead, and inspire a team, advise the Program Manager on a variety of important issues impacting mission success, develop and refine operational processes to maximize effectiveness and efficiency, and serve as a liaison between multiple stakeholders.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates09/19/2022 to 10/03/2022Salary$106,823 - $138,868 per yearPay scale & gradeGG 13HelpLocations1 vacancy in the following locations:Fort Meade, MDBoyers, PARemote jobNoTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Relocation expenses reimbursedYes-You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.Appointment typePermanent -Work scheduleFull-time -ServiceExceptedPromotion potential13Job family (Series)0080 Security AdministrationSupervisory statusYesSecurity clearanceTop SecretDrug testYesPosition sensitivity and riskCritical-Sensitive (CS)/High RiskTrust determination processNational securityAnnouncement numberDCSA-22-11653699-MPControl number678273900HelpThis job is open toInternal to an agencyCurrent federal employees of this agency.Clarification from the agencyThis announcement is open to: Current Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency employeesHelpDutiesAs a SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL SECURITY SPECIALIST you will be responsible for the following duties:The incumbent plans, directs, operates, controls and evaluates the operations of the Team.Within established organizational, procedural and budgetary guidelines, he or she establishes internal procedures for the conduct and control of case review.Ensures the effective use of material resources necessary for day-to-day team operations, to include case distribution, and for compliance with all pertinent legal and regulatory requirements.Identifies problems involving resources or procedures. Resolves those problems within the scope of his or her authority, referring other problems (with recommendations or solutions) to the Program Manager.Performs supervisory duties, which includes determining training needs for subordinates, establishing performance standards and evaluating performance; proposes actions when necessary to improve employee performance; verifying and approving timesheets and will hear and resolve employee grievances and initiate disciplinary action, when necessary.Monitors completed work of the team for adequacy and appropriateness.Facilitates team meetings and develops team building skills and cooperative working relationships among employees.Approves leave, counsel's employees and assists them in resolving problems and complaints. Decides on minor disciplinary measures (eg, warnings, reprimands, etc.), and initiates more severe actions such as suspension and/or removal actions.Ensures employee recognition, and recommends awards.Interviews applicants and selects or recommends selection for vacancies. Ensures the effective implementation and operation of guidelines regarding equal employment opportunities.Performs and controls both on-going and incidental special projects, including preparation and updating of training, instructional, and operational manuals, follow up on overdue status reports, coordination of pilot projects, and conduct of other non-routine projects that will ensure optimum and timeliness of investigations.Provides input in policy and procedural matters in Quality and other BI program areas and develops/contributes to written guidance issued on the DCSA investigative process. Additionally, the position requires a working knowledge of the IT processing systems.Performs other duties as assigned. HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentMust be a US citizenSelective Service Requirement:Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.For more information and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be consideredThis is a Drug Testing designated positionPosition is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under USC 1601Work Schedule: Full TimeOvertime: OccasionallyTour of Duty: FlexiblePCS (Permanent Change of Station): May be AuthorizedFair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): ExemptFinancial Disclosure: Not RequiredTelework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible, but is not a full time telework position.The incumbent will be required to report to the office on a routine basis.COVID19: See additional information.If selected, the incumbent must obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance as indicated in job announcement.QualificationsThe experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: ie for positions with no IOR: -dataoversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0000/security-administration-series-0080/) for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 10/03/2022 Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have specialized experience sufficient to demonstrate that you have acquired all the competencies necessary to perform at a level equivalent in difficulty, responsibility, and complexity to the next lower grade (GS/GG-12) in the Federal service and are prepared to take on greater responsibility. Generally, this would include one year or more of such specialized experience. Specialized experience for this position includes: In-depth knowledge of personnel background investigations;Reviewing and evaluating personnel security case files to ensure compliance with appropriate laws and regulations;Providing written analysis on the quality of the reports; analyzing whether they are in conformance with broad guidelines set forth for the acceptable conduct of such investigations;Demonstrating mentorship, development, or supervision of professional, technical, and clerical employees, along with planning, prioritizing, and assigning work. Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies: 1. Information Management - Identifies a need for and knows where or how to gather information; organizes and maintains information or information management systems. 2. Interpersonal Skills - Develops and maintains effective working relationships, especially in difficult situations. Engages and inspires others. Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different audiences/ situations/cultures. Actively solicits feedback. Exemplifies professionalism, tact and empathy. Builds trust and commitment. 3. Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; seeks/generates and evaluates alternative perspectives/solutions; makes timely/ effective recommendations, based on potential implications of findings or conclusions. Critically evaluates to identify the causes of problems, and chooses courses of action that balance the interests of the mission and stakeholders.EducationSubstitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.Additional informationDCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government. VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria. COVID19 - 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 Executive Order 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. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/ Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily or intermittently telework. Other Notes: 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: https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period. If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions. If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS. Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status. All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (ie, Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, ie, Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.Read moreHelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.HelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (ie, applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc.). Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further. The following documents are REQUIRED 1. Your resume: If area of consideration is limited to the local commuting area, you must reside OR be currently employed within a reasonable distance of the advertised position's location(s). Please ensure your resume reflects your current home address and/or employer's address as this will be used to determine the area of consideration eligibility requirement when an SF50 is not applicableNarrative responses in the assessment questionnaire do not replace content in your resume or vise a versa. Experience must be described in both places for qualification determinations. Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment (ie, Month/Year to present).For additional information see: What to include in your resume. 2. SF-50: If applicable, all current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (ie, Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, ie, Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc. Failure to provide latest SF50 will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees fromschools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the US Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.