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Security Specialist, GS-0080-12

Suitland, Maryland
Closing date
Jan 31, 2023

This position serves as the Command Security Officer (CSO) and manages all facets of collateral security program management to include personnel, physical, information, and operational security (OPSEC), as well as managing the Antiterrorism Force Protection (AT/FP) and industrial security programs for ICC.

Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Serving as the unit's security advisor and point of contact for classified visit requests, counterespionage, force protection, antiterrorism, and other security-related matters; providing security education training and awareness and delivers classified information arrival, access, departure, and termination briefs; advising unit OPSEC manager.
  • Establishing and maintaining security standards for program effectiveness and plans for multiple programs or broad subject area evaluation; analyzing existing security program evaluation criteria, procedures and guidelines, and developing innovative new procedures; evaluating, modifying, and improving existing technologies including methods, concepts, and procedures.
  • Processing all unfavorable personnel security determinations made by the Coast Guard Security Center (SECCEN), drafts command endorsements and assists command member required to provide information and/or respond to directions and orders of SECCEN.
  • Evaluating derogatory information for determinations or administrative decisions to suspend individual access pending final SECCEN decisions, providing any requested personnel security and suitability data/or reports; ensuring supervisors are informed of pertinent personnel security and suitability maters and coordinating actions with SECCEN.
  • Maintaining Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) directives, regulations, and guidelines to perform the full scope of an Assistant Special Security Officer, managing the SCI document control; ensuring sensitive compartmented information materials are properly maintained and secured.
  • Investigating and analyzing a variety of information security problems, questions, or conditions associated with security, formulating projects or studies to alter existing security systems.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Drug/Alcohol test is required.
  • State Driver's License is Required.
  • Must complete a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


For GS-12: Applicants must have at least one full year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience include: Knowledge of a broad range of security program concepts , principles, and practices to independently review, analyze, and resolve complex security problems; developing guidance for security policies, procedures techniques and equipment for security controls; and knowledge of national intelligence security policies.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.

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 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 U.S. 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 here

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.

Additional information

Applicants 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.

Telework may be available on an ad-hoc basis.

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.

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 Accommodation

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