Program Specialist

Arlington, Virginia
May 12, 2017
May 26, 2017
Full Time

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. Learn more about NPPD.

Joining the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) means providing biometric identity services to DHS and its mission partners that advance informed decision making by producing accurate, timely, and high fidelity biometric identity information while protective individuals' privacy and civil liberties.

Who May Be Considered: All U.S. Citizens.

This position is being offered as a Term Appointment.

For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities concerning, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required
  • You must be able to obtain and hold a secret security clearance
  • In order to qualify for the Program Specialist position you MUST meet the following:

    Have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) plan and conduct in a variety of authoritative, comprehensive and sensitive projects and studies that encompass the analysis and evaluation of the distribution of work among various stakeholder services needs and expectations 2) utilize an Automated Biometric Identification system the primary tool for providing biometric identification services to screening, enrollment, and identity vetting operations for a variety of stakeholders; 3) Function as a key provider of biometric identification and analysis services for other agencies supporting law enforcement and national security mission; 4) Plans and performs extensive management analyses, including fraud, time series, cluster, and root cause, to determine compliance with organizations expectations, sound system practices and effective utilization of staff and system resources; and 5) developing reports based on analysis.

    Education can not be used to substitute experience at this grade level.

    Term employees must serve a trial period.


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