Physical Security Specialist

Department Of Justice, Office...
Washington D.C.
Mar 16, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

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The Department of Justice (DOJ), Security and Emergency Planning Staff (SEPS), Justice Protective Service (JPS), is seeking to hire a Physical Security Specialist. SEPS has the responsibility for the establishment, operations, implementation, enforcement and maintenance of policy concerning personnel, information, physical, computer and telecommunications security, and emergency preparedness and civil defense for the Department of Justice (DOJ).

The incumbent is responsible for carrying out the functions and exercising the authority of the Department Security Officer in administering within the Department the security regulations prescribed by Executive Orders, directives, and regulations.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • U.S. Citizen or National
  • Background Investigation to include drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
  • May require completion of one year probationary period
  • To qualify for the GS-09: you must possess at least one of the following: one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties 1) Experience assisting with the evaluation and reviewing of physical security instructions and guidelines. 2)  Experience performing analysis of security controls to include reviewing designs, inspecting facilities and evaluating security practices. 3) Experience coordinating and providing security information messages, reports and updates to management.

    To qualify for the GS-11: you must possess at least one of the following: one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties 1) Experience planning and implementing physical security protective methods and procedures, systems, and devices 2) Experience conducting research of new technologies as they relate to physical security and emergency management plans.  3) Experience assisting with management to develop security policies and guidelines. 4) Experience conducting security briefings.

    Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.

    All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see .


    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at

    All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

    YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire. Failure to provide support may result in an ineligible rating. Your latest resume submitted for this vacancy announcement will be used to determine qualifications and supersedes previous submissions.

    YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement if you are using experience to meet all or part of the qualification requirements. Please ensure that your resume includes the month and year that you began and ended each position held or that position will not be credited toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating.

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