Executive Assistant

Arlington, Virginia
Jul 11, 2017
Jul 18, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is part of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. As a Executive Assistant, this position is located in:

Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Office of the Principal Deputy Director
Security Integration and Technology Directorate

The mission of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) is to provide force protection, security, and law enforcement to safeguard personnel, facilities, infrastructure, and other resources for the Pentagon Reservation and designated DoD facilities (hereinafter referred to as "the Pentagon Facilities") within the National Capital Region (NCR). PFPA addresses the full spectrum of threats by utilizing a balanced approach of comprehensive protective intelligence and counterintelligence analysis, to include forensic and biometric-enabled information, to determine the appropriate protective posture for personnel and facilities; prevention, preparedness, detection; all-hazards response; DoD emergency management; support the lead response management agency during an emergency or crisis; and provide comprehensive threat assessments, security, and protection services for Office of the Secretary of Defense personnel and other persons. The PFPA is the DoD focal point for collaborating and coordinating with other DoD Components, other Executive departments and agencies, and State and local authorities on matters involving force protection, security, and law enforcement activities that impact the Pentagon Facilities.

Washington Headquarters Services was established as a Department of Defense Field Activity on October 1, 1977, as part of a DoD headquarters streamlining initiative. Approximately 1,200 civilian and military employees as well as contract staff are organized into 12 directorates and offices. WHS personnel contribute to the mission of our Defense customers by managing DoD-wide programs and operations for the Pentagon Reservation and DoD leased facilities in the National Capital Region. WHS is organizationally aligned under the Director of Administration for the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service, www.sss.gov
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • 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
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
  • You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

    One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-12) requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience in: 1) applying knowledge in application of analytical and evaluation methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning efficiency/effectiveness of program operations or substantive administrative support functions and organization structures; 2) applying knowledge of major issues, program goals and objectives, work processes, and administrative operations of the organization; 3) planning, scheduling, and conducting projects and studies to evaluate and recommend ways to improve operations in a program or support setting; 4) undertaking sensitive studies and projects on a variety of sensitive and/or confidential matters; 5) developing or modifying work methods, organizational structures, management processes and/or program administrative procedures.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Conditions of Employment:

    • The employee must obtain and maintain a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information clearance.
    • This position is designated as Drug Testing Required. The employee is subject to random urinalysis testing in accordance with guidelines.
    • The employee assigned to this position is designated as a MISSION CRITICAL EMPLOYEE. Mission Critical employees may be required to report for, or remain at, work in dismissal or closure situations due to adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, or other emergency situations (e.g., building closure due to power outage) causing disruptions of government operations, and are required to maintain contact with their supervisor during any dismissal or closure situation unless specifically excused by their supervisor.
    • This position is eligible for telework. The employee must meet all eligibility requirements prior to teleworking, including completion of required telework training, submission of all required paperwork, and obtaining appropriate approvals.
    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    Washington Headquarters Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please view the "Alternate Application" method listed in the "Other Information" section of this announcement. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

    Top Secret/SCI


    As a Executive Assistant, GS-0301-13, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

    • Directs the staffing, coordination, review, and quality control of all actions submitted to the Director.
    • Works closely with senior level staff in the office and provides guidance and support on various issues.
    • Carries out priority assignments, studies, and projects assigned by the Director on sensitive and confidential matters in a variety of complex administrative areas.
    • Maintains cognizance of policies, plans, and programs of the DoD which affect directly or indirectly any aspect of force protection.Develops administrative guidance and operation procedures.
    • Oversees and manages administrative matters of the immediate office of the Director.
    • Provides confidential advice on those matters considered to be sensitive in nature.

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