Physical Security Specialist

Washington D.C.
Apr 13, 2017
Apr 28, 2017
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Security and Emergency Planning Staff (SEPS), Justice Protective Service Operations Section (JPS OPS), is seeking to hire a Physical Security Specialist. The mission of the Security and Emergency Planning Staff (SEPS) is to develop, implement, and maintain DOJ programs regarding personnel security, information security, physical security, litigation security, and emergency preparedness planning. The incumbent serves as Physical Security Specialist that will assist with the implementation of security policy and programs and perform limited law enforcement duties in accordance with applicable authority for protection of government employees and property.

If you wish to be considered under merit promotion procedures, please apply under vacancy announcement SEPS-17-1939388(WS)MPP.

  • 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
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
  • 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 monitoring security procedures and creating reports 2) Experience performing law enforcement duties for the protection of government employees and property. 3) Experience evaluating the effectiveness of existing security practices and procedures and drafting recommendations.   

    Highly Recommended - completion of a civilian or military law enforcement academy or similar. 


    You must complete all academic degrees and coursework 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

    Foreign Education: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must provide a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcripts in order to receive credit for that education (See Required Documents section). See also:

    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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