Security Specialist, Gs-0080-13

Employer
US Coast Guard
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Sep 17, 2022
Closes
Oct 02, 2022
Ref
665103933
Hours
Full Time
SummaryThis position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Coast Guard (USCG), Assistant Commandant for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations, Office of Intelligence Security Management (CG-22), Intelligence Special Security Management Division (CG-221), Washington, DC Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates09/14/2022 to 09/28/2022Salary$106,823 - $138,868 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 13HelpLocation1 vacancy in the following location:Washington, DC1 vacancyRemote jobNoTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - 1 to 5 nights of TAD (Temporary Additional Duty) per monthRelocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanent - This is a permanent appointment.Work scheduleFull-time - This is a full-time position in the EXCEPTED SERVICE.ServiceExceptedPromotion potential13Job family (Series)0080 Security AdministrationSupervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceSensitive Compartmented InformationDrug testYesPosition sensitivity and riskSpecial-Sensitive (SS)/High RiskTrust determination processCredentialingSuitability/FitnessNational securityAnnouncement number22-2530-HQ-RF-EXC SVC-R1Control number677385600HelpThis job is open toFederal employees - Excepted serviceCurrent excepted service federal employees.The publicU.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the US Clarification from the agencyThis position is in the EXCEPTED SERVICE. Pursuant to 50 USC | 3024 (v), this position is being established in the excepted service as an element of the intelligence community within the US Coast Guard. Excepted service appointments are appointments within the Federal Government that are excepted from civil service procedures and do not confer competitive status.HelpDutiesYou will serve as Special Security Officer responsible for six Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) facilities at USCG.In addition, you will also serve as team leader providing oversight of staff and of highly sensitive, classified information regarding Intelligence Community, DHS and USCG missions. Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the team. An example of your duties include: Providing oversight in classification management, controlling and safeguarding classified information, security education training, industrial security support, personnel security support, information systems security implementation, physical security, operational security and communications security. Exercising security oversight of personnel granted SCI access and briefed into Controlled Compartmented Access programs. Conducting inquiries into possible compromise of Controlled and Compartmented Access Program information. Reviewing outgoing Controlled and Compartmented access materials for appropriate classification and format prior to release and/or transmission. Providing expert advice, training, and assistance on all security programs including information security, industrial security, personnel security, information systems security, communications security, physical security, operations security, and sensitive programs. HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required. Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.Drug / Alcohol Test is requiredState Driver's license is requiredMust be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance.A non-disclosure must be signed.All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.QualificationsYou qualify for the GS-13 grade level (starting salary $96,970) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level performing duties such as: Serving as an advisor and technical expert on local procedures for SCI controlled access programs; Serving as a technical expert in the classification, management, controlling and safeguarding classified information; Granting SCI access into Controlled and Compartmented Access programs. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work. National Service Experience (ie, volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, 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. The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees.If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. This position has been identified for the Security Professional Education Development (SPeD) Certification Program. This is the Department of Defense (DoD) Security Certification Program directed by DoD Instruction 3305.13. The SPeD certification is DoD's initiative to professionalize the security workforce by establishing a common set of competencies for security practitioners that promotes interoperability, facilitates professional development and training, and develops a workforce of certified security professionals. This position requires you to obtain and maintain the following core SPeD Certification: Security Fundamentals Professional Certification within the first two years of employment.EducationThis position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the US Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click hereAdditional informationApplicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment. DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here Recruitment incentives may be authorized. Selectee for this position who are current federal employees on permanent appointments who are appointed prior to September 30, 2022 and will be moving outside of the current commuting area of their current position to accept this position are authorized to receive a one-time relocation bonus of 10% of the salary including locality for this position. Receipt of the bonus will require a 12 month service agreement. The employee must establish a residence in the new geographic area prior to payment. Selectee for this position who are newly appointed to a permanent position prior to September 30, 2022 are authorized to receive a one-time recruitment incentive of 10% of the salary, including locality for this position. Receipt of the bonus will require a 12 month service agreement. Selectee(s) for this position who are newly appointed to a permanent or term position may be eligible for student loan repayment up to $10,000 (pre-tax) for one calendar year.More than one loan may be repaid if the combined repayments do not exceed $10,000.Receipt of this incentive will require a three year service agreement. All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit. The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR | 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR | 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement. More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued. If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6262. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable AccommodationRead 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.DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(K)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.Other benefits may include:flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and development opportunities.For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select "Benefits".Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.Eligibility 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.How You will be Evaluated: We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line self-assessment questions that are based on the following competencies or knowWe will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line assessment to place you in one of three categories. The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are:Knowledge of a wide variety of physical, personnel and information security concepts, principles, and methodologies relating to classified national intelligence. Knowledge of the Intelligence Community, security policies, and requirements in order to develop and implement SCI Security programs. Skill in oral and written communication. Ability to apply a wide range of security policies.If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories: 1. Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis. 2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis. 3. Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis. If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume. You may preview questions for this vacancy.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.DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(K)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.Other benefits may include:flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and development opportunities.For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select "Benefits".Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.Eligibility 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.1. Your resume 2. Your responses to the online questionnaire 3. If qualifying based on education, submit a legible copy of your unofficial college transcript from an accredited college/university. The transcript copy must reflect the college/university name and/or logo. Applicants are highly encouraged to proactively order a copy of their official transcripts to be delivered to their home address so transcripts will be readily available if selected. If selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts prior to establishing your start date. Foreign education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited institutions in the US It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here. 4. If you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), submit a copy of your agency notice, most recent performance rating and most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level and duty location. If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. To be considered eligible, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. Please see ICTAP eligibility. 5. If you are claiming veterans' preference, submit the following documents. Please see Feds Hire Vets for detail. a. Veterans claiming 5 point veterans' preference must submit legible Member 4 Copy DD214(s) indicating Character of Service. 5-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application. b. 30% Disabled Veterans must submit their Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and VA Disability Letter with percentage of disability OR documentation of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. c. Other 10 point Preference Eligibles must submit applicable Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and provide documentation of your other 10 point preference. If claiming 10 point preference, you must provide required documentation described on the back of theSF-15 which proves that you are entitled to such preference. 10-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application. d. If you are a current active duty military member who does not have a DD214 and is claiming eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces indicating you will be discharged/released under honorable conditions from active duty within 120 days from the date you submit your certification as part of your application for this announcement. See the "How to Apply" section of this announcement for information on specific requirements for VOW certifications. 6. OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. 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 this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here. All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you are unable to submit your documents electronically, you may fax or mail the documents. A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with fax number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-123HQ), ATTN OFFICE OF CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (JOBS), US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE STOP 7912, WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7912.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.

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