Personnel Security Specialist

Employer
Indian Health Service
Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Industry
Security
Hours
Full Time
Indian Health Service 2 vacancies in the following location: * Rockville, MD Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent Opened Wednesday 4/5/2017 (2 day(s) ago) ** Closes Monday 4/10/2017 (3 day(s) away) ## Job Overview Summary Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients. Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. This position is located in the Indian Health Service, Headquarters, Office of Human Resources, Division of Personnel Security and Ethics, Personnel Security Branch, in Rockville, Maryland. The incumbent serves as an Agency-wide technical expert on personnel security functions and participates in work performed with regard to the ethics and program integrity functions. The incumbent also provides technical advice and support in concert with the development of personnel security policies and procedures. The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is being announced concurrently under Merit Promotion and Excepted Service procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number **IHS-17-HQ-1938270-ESEP/MP**; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered for both. Duties * Determine suitability and security eligibility of individuals for entry and retention in sensitive and non-sensitive positions by evaluating and determining the sensitivity designations for Federal and contractor positions. Determine national security or Agency information access requirements in the development and implementation of procedures and criteria for determining sensitivity of positions. * Participate in the development and implementation of Agency policy and procedures in personnel security issuances and directives. Ensure compliance with personnel security directives from Agencies such as the Office of Personnel Management, Office of Investigation, and Department of Health and Human Services. * Review, evaluate, and adjudicate reports or provides oversight in the review, evaluation, and adjudication of reports, or provide oversight in the review, evaluation, and adjudication of reports of case findings and investigations, personnel files, and other records to determine to grant, deny, revoke, suspend, or restrict personnel security clearances consistent with national security and/or suitability issues. * Interview applicants to resolve questions concerning derogatory information developed during the investigation. Recommend potential for adverse security determinations and employee rights, including collaborating with Employee Relations and Ethics Specialists. Represent and/or testify at formal proceedings. Travel Required * Not Required Relocation Authorized * No ## Job Requirements Key Requirements * The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background * Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check * Selectee will be subject to a background investigation * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 * US Citizenship is required Qualifications To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). 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. For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. **BASIC REQUIREMENT(S):** -data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0000/security-administration-series-0080/ *In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-* **MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:** Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks: At the GS-12 Level: **Determining employment suitability and security eligibility of individuals for entry and retention in sensitive and non-sensitive positions; making determinations to grant, deny, revoke, suspend, or restrict personnel security clearances consistent with suitability issues; assisting in developing Agency policy and procedures in personnel security issuances and directives.** At the GS-13 Level: **Provide advice on most controversial and sensitive suitability matters for applicants, employees, and Agency personnel; preparing detailed written adjudicative analysis citing applicable provisions of the Department of Defense guidance, and making recommendations accurately balancing the rights of the applicants.** You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Monday, April 10, 2017 Security Clearance Public Trust - Background Investigation ## Additional Information What To Expect Next You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the human resources office posting this announcement. You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process. **If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.** **~ ~ ~ Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer ~ ~ ~** BENEFITS You can review our benefits at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/PayandBenefits Other Information Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement. A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement. **CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:** * Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. **IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free** *Salary Range:* $79,720.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year *Series & Grade:* GS-0080-12/13 *Promotion Potential:* 13 *Supervisory Status:* No *Who May Apply:* US Citizens. PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply to the merit promotion announcement in order to receive consideration. *Control Number:* 467257800 *Job Announcement Number:* IHS-17-HQ-1938501-DE