Supervisory Personnel Security Specialist

District of Columbia, D.C
Feb 01, 2023
Feb 09, 2023
Full Time

The incumbent will report to the Chief of the RSB. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
  • Serving as a subject matter expert for the PSG program including leading the development, implementation, and management of the program (i.e., pre-employment background checks and investigations, reinvestigations, pre-employment medical exams, and pre-employment and random drug testing) to ensure compliance with Judiciary Conference policy.
  • Leading the PSG program and staff in a manner that fosters a productive and respectful work environment, ensuring professional growth for staff and the provision of excellent customer service.
  • Representing PSG during advisory group and council meetings, presenting on nuanced topics and issues impacting PSG and HR policies and processes across the Judiciary.
  • Proactively identifying and overseeing the creation and dissemination of resources designed to expand knowledge and compliance of Judicial Conference policy regarding the PSG program, including but not limited to: checklists, how to guides, FAQs, end-user manuals, webinars, and live and virtual trainings.
  • Serving as the primary liaison with other government and private entities providing services critical to the success of the PSG program, including advocating for the interest of the Judiciary to ensure efficient and secure onboarding processes.
  • Identifying and overseeing the implementation of standard operating procedures, tracking customer concerns, and knowledge sharing amongst PSG staff to ensure the provision of excellent customer service and succession planning.
  • Generating and validating monthly reports reflecting the productivity of the PSG program, ensuring quality control measures are working properly, and to identify areas of concern or confusion that would benefit from additional guidance documents, training, etc.
  • Ensuring compliance with AO policies for PSG staff regarding leave and attendance, recruitment, travel, performance management, and employee recognition.
  • Consistently displaying professional and respectful behavior when interacting with AO and other Judiciary staff and members of the public.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens / . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit .
  • All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as follows:
    • Experience applying knowledge and understanding of federal concepts, policies and regulations governing personnel security and suitability; and
    • Experience compiling, analyzing, and evaluating investigative data on employees in order to conduct preliminary review of adjudicative information.
    Candidates must be eligible to obtain a current Tier 5 Single Scope Background Investigation security clearance.


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.