Security Specialist

Employer
Defense Legal Services Agency
Location
Arlington, VA
Posted
Mar 20, 2017
Closes
Mar 21, 2017
Function
IT, Security Engineer
Industry
Security
Hours
Full Time
Defense Legal Services Agency 1 vacancy in the following location: * Arlington, VA Work Schedule is Full-Time - Term - NTE 3 years Opened Tuesday 3/14/2017 (4 day(s) ago) ** Closes Monday 3/20/2017 (2 day(s) away) ## Job Overview Summary About the Agency This position is part of the Defense Legal Services Agency. As a Security Specialist, this position is located in: This position is located in the Department of Defense (DOD), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Defense Legal Services Agency (DLSA) Headquarters Office. The DOD General Counsel, who also serves as the Director, DLSA, provides legal advice to the Secretary of Defense, Defense Agencies, and DOD field activities. The incumbent of this position serves as a security specialist for the OGC and the DLSA Headquarters Office. The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the agency Chief of Security. The purpose of the work is to administer and coordinate on various security programs for the organization and to make recommendations to resolve personnel and information security problems impacting OGC and DLSA. The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is the principal staff element of the Secretary of Defense in the exercise of policy development, planning, resource management, fiscal, and program evaluation responsibilities. OSD includes the immediate offices of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, Under Secretaries of Defense, Director of Defense Research and Engineering, Assistant Secretaries of Defense, General Counsel, Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Assistants to the Secretary of Defense, Director of Administration and Management, and such other staff offices as the Secretary establishes to assist in carrying out assigned responsibilities. Duties As a Security Specialist, GS-0080-9/11, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision: * Provides a broad range of duties in support of the information, personnel and communications security programs. * Resolves issues that impact the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization's security programs * Monitors agency-wide internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with DoD/OSD information security program requirements. * Implements guidelines, procedures and other materials used by operating officials. * Serves as an agency communications security custodian, ensuring/providing secure communications to OGC and DLSA personnel. * Analyzes and tests a variety of established security techniques and methods to evaluate options and provide recommendations for changes to security programs and procedures. * Process and evaluates visit requests for agency staff and visiting personnel. Travel Required * Occasional Travel * You may be expected to travel for this position. Relocation Authorized * No ## Job Requirements Key Requirements * US Citizenship is required * Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service, www.sss.gov * This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program * May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period * Must be determined suitable for federal employment * Required to participate in the direct deposit program * This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing Qualifications In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. **For GS-9**, Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-7 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Administers and coordinates security programs (ie, communication, information, and personnel, etc.); Participates in the assessments to mitigate risk factors; Maintains and updates internal security access databases; Conducts security inspections to ensure organization in compliance of regulatory guidelines; Conducts security awareness training and briefings; Interprets and applies security policies, procedures, and regulations.. **For GS-11**, Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-9 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Administers and coordinates security programs (ie, communication, information, and personnel, etc.); Participates in the assessments to mitigate risk factors; Maintains and updates internal security access databases; Conducts security inspections to ensure organization in compliance of regulatory guidelines; Conducts security awareness training and briefings; Interprets and applies security policies, procedures, and regulations. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, 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. **ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?** You **MUST** provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. **PASS/FAIL COURSES:** If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society. **GRADUATE EDUCATION:** One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study **FOREIGN EDUCATION:**If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited US education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a US accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Generally, current Federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. **All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.** Security Clearance Top Secret/SCI ## Additional Information What To Expect Next Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application. Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: https://www.usajobs.gov/Applicant/Application/ListApplications BENEFITS Review our benefits Other Information **PPP PILOT**: The Washington Headquarters Service is currently operating under an approved reengineered Priority Placement Program (PPP) pilot for all positions in its serviced workforce. This pilot is application based and current PPP registrants who are registered for activity codes 293A and 295A (regardless of the location) are required to apply to the job announcement via USAJobs in order to exercise their priority placement status. This pilot permits priority candidates to be assessed with other competitive applicants. Anyone claiming priority status must provide a copy of their PPP registration and supporting documentation (eg RIF notice, Sponsor's PCS orders, Certification of Expected Separation) at the time of application to verify priority placement and eligibility. Other priority consideration programs will continue under their current operating procedures. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. Washington Headquarters Services uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: -Verify If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php? title=AlternateApplicationInformation **Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):**For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. **Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants):**Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information. **Temporary and Term Appointments:** If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. **Selective Service**: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here. **Direct Deposit**: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit. **Nepotism**: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative. **Conditions of Employment**: * Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance * This is a Drug Testing Designated Position (TDP) *Salary Range:* $54,972.00 to $86,460.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0080-9/11 *Promotion Potential:* 11 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* United States Citizens *Control Number:* 465769200 *Job Announcement Number:* OSD-17-10006313-DE