Director Office of Security Programs

Washington, D.C
Nov 30, 2022
Dec 08, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

The Director, OSP supervises a staff of information, personnel, physical, and industrial security specialists. The incumbent also plans and executes the budget for OIA security and maintains appropriate staffing to ensure the successful operation of OIA security activities.

The Director, OSP may represent Treasury in security matters with the White House, National Security Council (NSC), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), ISOO, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of State, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and other federal, state, and local agencies. The Director, OSP represents the Department on various high-level interagency policy groups and deals with matters of extreme sensitivity to the Treasury Department.

1.The Director, OSP initiates and oversees the formulation and implementation of programs, plans, and policies which impact Treasury's security activities and interests. The Director, OSP establishes and implements comprehensive Departmental security standards and policies based on EOs, ICDs, Intelligence Community Standards, and other applicable security policies and regulations.

2. The Director, OSP develops and maintains a robust, full-time security education and awareness training program for all Departmental employees. This program addresses all aspects of day-to-day security operations so that all levels of employees are familiar with their security responsibilities.
3. The Director, OSP conducts regular assessments of each security program for compliance with established policies and procedures, and ensures these policies and procedures are properly updated and documented. The assessment also includes the review of organizational structure and implementation of any process or system changes needed to maintain a high level of program effectiveness. In this capacity, the Director, OSP often advises the Under Secretary for TFI, the Assistant Secretary for OIA, and the DAS S&CI on the security aspects of major policy programs, with particular emphasis on timing and probable reaction. The incumbent ensures any incident involving the possible loss, compromise, or mishandling of classified information is promptly investigated and actions are taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.

4. The Director, OSP oversees any working groups, or ad hoc projects involving security, and serves as the Departmental representative, OSP issues to the White House, NSC, DHS, FBI, and other Federal, state, and local agencies, as required.

5. The Director, OSP provides leadership for and manages a widely diverse team of security professionals with skills and expertise across all the security disciplines in support of strong Departmental security programs encompassing policy, training, implementation, and compliance.

6. The Director, OSP is responsible for all security aspects of Treasury's Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and intelligence programs and ensures the security infrastructure necessary to protect Treasury's intelligence functions and operations.

7. The Director, OSP is responsible for Treasury-wide security policy and security operations within Treasury's Departmental Offices (DO) and bureaus, to include the administration of personnel, industrial, information, and physical security programs related to the protection of classified information.

8. The incumbent plans and executes the budget for all Departmental security programs and, in coordination with the Office of Human Resources, maintains adequate staffing to ensure the successful operation of all security activities.


Conditions of Employment

  • All groups of qualified individuals.
  • Initial appointments are required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
  • Financial disclosure is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.


Qualifications: As a basic requirement, applicants must possess the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Competencies listed below. Typically, qualified applicants will have gained experience of this nature at or above the (GS)-15 grade level or its equivalent in the public or private sector. To be qualified for this position, your résumé must reflect experience in a managerial capacity. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. As such, your resume must demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:
    • Directing the work of an organizational unit
    • Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects
    • Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance
    • Supervising the work of other managers and exercising important policymaking, policy determining, or other executive functions. Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and address all Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications will result in your application being disqualified. The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. All applicants that are not already QRB certified, must submit a separate written narrative addressing the ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately and should contain at least two examples per ECQ describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. The narrative should be clear and concise, emphasizing your scope and level of responsibility, the complexity of programs managed, your initiatives and accomplishments, and the results of your actions. The narrative must not exceed 10 pages. NOTE: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs:
    • Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organizations vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Continual Learning, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Public Service Motivation. The Fundamental Competencies are crosscutting and should be addressed over the course of each ECQ narratives. Applicants should follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Result (CCAR) model outlined in the guide. Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal. Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale). Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge. Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills. Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website. You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements. MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative that addresses each of the MTQs separately. The narrative must not exceed one (1) page per MTQ. Applicants who fail to adhere to the one (1) page per MTQ limit will be disqualified and no longer considered for the position. In addition to the ECQs, applicants must possess the following technical qualifications that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. You must fully address each MTQ to be rated for further consideration.

MTQ1 Experienced in leading day-to-day security programs and operations, to include personnel security, physical security, information security, and industrial security directly related to the protection of classified and sensitive information. Demonstrated managerial and leadership skills.

MTQ 2 Experienced in managing, evaluating, and monitoring an agency or bureau-wide security compliance program, particularly compliance oversight of personnel and information security standards established in law, regulation, or policy. Provides security compliance reports to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Information Security Oversight Office, Interagency Security Committee, and other national-level security oversight groups.

MTQ 3 Experienced in serving as a principal advisor to senior agency and/or bureau officials on personnel security and other security-related matters, to include new developments and advances in personnel security program techniques, analysis, planning, and organization, and making recommendations to enhance the efficiency of personnel security and other security processes using evolving technology and program evaluations.

MTQ 4 Experienced in drafting and implementing personnel security and other security policy guidance for a large agency or bureau. Demonstrated experience incorporating national-level guidance into the standards, guidelines, and policies for a major agency or bureau-wide personnel security program.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed in your welcome letter on your first day. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

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