Industrial Security Specialist

Alexandria, Virginia
Apr 05, 2017
Apr 25, 2017
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

Department of Defense (DoD)
(Defense Security Service)

Mission Statement

On behalf of the Department of Defense and other U.S. Government Departments and Agencies, the Defense Security Service supports national security and the warfighter through our security oversight and education missions.  DSS oversees the protection of U.S. and foreign classified information and technologies in the hands of industry under the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and serves as the functional manager for the DoD security professional development program.  We provide security education, training, and professional development services as the functional manager for the DoD security professional development program, and for other U.S. Government personnel and contractor employees, and representatives of foreign governments, as required.

This Position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601

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 U.S. Citizens.  If you have never been a federal employee you would apply public.

Merit:  Open to current and former Federal employees.

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.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

This position may be filled at either GG-07 or GG-09 grade level, please indicate the grade for which you want to be considered. Incumbent may be advanced non-competitively to the established target grade upon meeting developmental benchmarks, performance requirements, and other requirements, as applicable established for the career program or specifically for the incumbent.

  • Occasional Travel
  • May require Temporary Duty Travel. Driver's license required.

  • No

  • Must be a U.S. 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.
  • The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened based on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: 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, April 24, 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:

    Conducting inspections, surveys and investigations of government and non-governmental facilities and personnel in order to determine protection of sensitive materials and information and compliance with laws and regulations; reviewing contract documents, program security classification guides and contract security classification specification; performing administrative inquiries of security violation. Providing a wide variety of security management functions such as experience in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), International Programs Export Control, and Foreign Ownership Control or Influence (FOCI).

    Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
    Knowledge of investigative interviewing techniques and ability to conducts interviews of  personnel with diverse background.
    2. Ability to develop and present oral briefings to a group of high-level management officials.

    3. Knowledge concerning devices, systems, containers, alarms, methods and techniques for the protection of information, materials, personnel, and facilities.

    4. Knowledge of DoD counterintelligence (CI) programs, issues and potential espionage indicators impacting on the personnel and industrial security missions and CI classification guidance in providing such support.

    5. Ability to independently prepare written correspondence utilizing correct grammar and spelling, resulting in comprehensive analytical reports. 

    Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:

    If substituting education for experience, at the GG-07 level, you must possess a Conferred Bachelor's degree. For the GG-09 level, you must possess a master's degree or equivalent degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.B or J.D., if related.

    Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions. 

    If substituting education for experience, transcripts MUST be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.


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    WORK SCHEDULE:  Full Time
    OVERTIME: Occasionally
    TOUR OF DUTY:  Flexible
    PCS (Permanent Change of Station):  Not Authorized

    TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY:  This position is telework eligible

    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.

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