Security Specialist (Polygrapher)

Employer
Department of Defense - Agency Wide
Location
Chantilly, VA
Posted
Mar 20, 2017
Closes
Mar 21, 2017
Function
IT, Security Engineer
Industry
Security
Hours
Full Time
Department of Defense - Agency Wide 1 vacancy in the following location: * Chantilly, VA Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent Opened Tuesday 3/14/2017 (4 day(s) ago) ** Closes Monday 3/20/2017 (2 day(s) away) ## Job Overview Summary **Department of Defense (DoD) National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Office of Security and Counterintelligence Personnel Security Division Polygraph Management Branch** NOTE: All polygraph examiner candidates must graduate from the National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA) Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD) training program. Admission to the NCCA PDD training program requires:** * US Citizenship; * At least 25 years of age (may be waived); * Earned baccalaureate degree from a four-year college or university accredited by the US Department of Education (transcripts must be provided); * At least two years investigative experience with a recognized US Government agency or other law enforcement agency (may be waived); * Successful completion of a Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD) examination. **Mission Statement:** The NRO is the US Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching and maintaining America's intelligence satellites. The NRO provides reconnaissance information to the Intelligence Community and the DoD warfighters. For more information see: DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1200.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 USC, you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. * This Position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601. For more information see * Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status. **WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:** This announcement is open to: **Title 10 (Public):** Open to All US Citizens. If you have never been a federal employee you would apply public. **Merit:** Open to current Civilian Federal employees in the local commuting area. **All current and former Civilian Federal employees** must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (ie, Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, ie, Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc. **Employees Serviced by DLA:** Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (e-OPF) will be used to verify your eligibility.** It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your e-OPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in e-OPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at time of** **application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.** Duties As a Security Specialist (Polygrapher) you will be responsible for the following duties: * Conduct polygraph examinations ranging from the apparently innocuous to more complex, highly sensitive security issues. * Ensure polygraph examinations strictly comply with legal and regulatory requirements. * Conduct examinations of high profile examinees, and/or specialized tests following repetitively unresolved examinations. * Apply DoD Directive 5210.48; ODNI policy and NRO Directives relating to polygraph and personnel security. * Review available supporting documents to assess best course of action for polygraph testing when discrepancies occur. * Use follow-up to ensure complete and quality resolution of discrepancies. * Research and determine or recommend appropriate actions or interpretation of issues that may have impact to the organization, installation, command, or agency. * Serve as an on-site team lead, reporting accountability and daily activities back to a geographically-separated Supervisor. * Sponsor new Security Specialists on-site, and support the Supervisor with hiring actions for on-site personnel. * Participate in special projects and initiatives, and perform special assignments. * Provide technical advice to the Supervisor or peers on topics ranging from proper testing formats, test questions, test data analysis or interview approaches. * Evaluate reports of subordinate employees' findings; analyze facts and perform appropriate research; and/or prepare detailed responses as warranted. * Recommend options for unresolved or questionable examinations, or corrective measures for less experience examiners. * Review available supporting documents to assess best course of action for polygraph testing that is inconclusive, advising Supervisor of significant issues and problems related to the examination accomplishment. * Follow-up to ensure complete and quality resolution of discrepancies. * Protects classified materials through the use of sound security practices for ensuring the safeguarding of classified information. Travel Required * Occasional Travel * May be required to travel in military and/or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty Relocation Authorized * No ## Job Requirements Key Requirements * Must be a US Citizen. * Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date. * This is a drug testing designated position. * This is an Excepted Service position. * Must obtain/maintain a Critical Sensitive/TS(SCI) clearance with Polygraph. Qualifications The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened based on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the **MAJOR DUTIES and** **QUALIFICATIONS**sections of this announcement by Monday, March 20, 2017. Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume. **Qualifying experience required for this position is:** * Perform operational counterintelligence (CI), counterespionage (CE) and personnel security polygraph examinations at worldwide locations. * Ensure the safeguarding of classified information. * Apply data-gathering, analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program policy and operations. * Provide briefings, prepare reports, and training lessons on a wide-range of issues and topics relating to program activities. **Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies: 1.**Knowledge of Polygraph professional principles and practices. **2.**Ensure the safeguarding of classified information. **3.**Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with a wide range of audiences. **T his position has a Basic Requirement for the Security Specialist;:**All polygraph examiner candidates must graduate from the National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA) Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD) training program. **Admission to the NCCA PDD training program requires**: **A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution** **authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees** NOTE:** Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. **Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.** **Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: ** **WORK SCHEDULE:** Full Time **OVERTIME:** Occasionally **TOUR OF DUTY:**Flexible **PCS (Permanent Change of Station):** Not Authorized **RETENTION INCENTIVES:** Authorized **RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES:** Not Authorized **FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA):** Exempt **FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:** Required **MOBILITY AGREEMENT:** Required **TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY:** This position is NOT telework eligible **SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT:**https://www.sss.gov **Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: ** **Other Notes:** * Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period. * If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions. * If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS. * All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement **Must be a current federally certified Polygraph Examiner with at least two years of experience as a Polygraph Examiner. Once certified, the candidate must meet the minimum standards for DoD Certification continuation as a Polygraph Examiner.** The candidate selected for this position may have to attend and satisfactorily complete the Basic Polygraph Examiners training at the DoD Polygraph Institute. Admission to the NCCA PDD training program requires: 1. US Citizenship 2. At least 25 years of age (may be waived) 3. Earned baccalaureate degree from a four-year college or university accredited by the US Department of Education **(transcripts must be provided)** 4. At least two years investigative experience with a recognized US Government agency or other law enforcement agency (may be waived) 5. Successful completion of a Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD) examination. Security Clearance Top Secret/SCI ## Additional Information What To Expect Next Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. BENEFITS The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits Other Information **Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:** **VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL:**In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria. NOTE:** If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement. **REGARDING INTERVIEWS:** Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants. NOTE:** Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. *Salary Range:* $94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GG-0080-13/13 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* US Citizens and Status Candidates *Control Number:* 465769700 *Job Announcement Number:* NRO-17-1926890-B