Security Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Oct 17, 2017
Closes
Oct 25, 2017
Function
IT, Security Engineer
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) safeguards America and its allies from weapons of mass destruction (WMD) (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) and high yield explosives (CBRNE) by providing capabilities to reduce, eliminate, and counter the threat and mitigate its effects. In order to adapt and shape the dynamic Global Security Environment, DTRA develops new, and continues to expand existing, bilateral and multilateral engagements, supports the cooperative elimination of WMD threat abroad, improves the security and accountability of vulnerable nuclear, biological and chemical material globally, continues to strengthen interagency and international partnerships, and continues to improve strategic global situational awareness to respond to emerging threats. Additionally, DTRA provides counter WMD capabilities to meet current threats and challenges by enhancing Combatant Commanders' ability to eliminate and respond to WMD threats and vulnerabilities, to provide operational and technical support for a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent, to develop a robust reachback capability to facilitate United States Government counter WMD operations, and to develop analytical tools and technology to detect, characterize, confront, defeat, protect against and remediate the full spectrum of CBRNE threats. DTRA enables the Department to counter improvised threats with tactical responsiveness in support of Combatant Commanders' efforts to prepare for, and adapt to, battlefield surprise in support of counter-terrorism (CT), counter-insurgency (COIN), and other related mission areas, including counter-improvised explosive devices (C-IED).

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes PCS May Be Authorized


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • This is a drug testing designated position
  • Must maintain a TS/SCI clearance
  • Work Schedule: Fulltime
    Overtime: Occasionally
    Tour of Duty: Flexible
    Recruitment Incentives: PCS May Be Authorized
    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
    Financial Disclosure: Not Required
    Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible

    Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.

    For more information, please visit General Application Information and Definitions.
    Other Notes:

    Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

    All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

    Overtime/compensatory time may be required to accommodate operational needs of the organization.

    Travel in the performance of temporary assignments may be required up to 25% of duty time.

    May be subject to random DoD counterintelligence scope polygraph if assigned to programs or duty locations that have such a requirement.

    You may qualify at the GS-14, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

    A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the 13 grade level in the Federal service:
    • Analyzing, planning, advising, directing, or evaluating the development and implementation of policies, procedures, standards, training, and methods for the management and the execution of the Agency Foreign Disclosure Program; staffs foreign disclosure requests with proponent activities; and providing expert interpretation of the National Disclosure Policy (NDP) and associated directives and policy decisions.

    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.

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

    Other Information
    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Individuals who have special priority selection rights under ICTAP must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the position's minimum qualifications, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factors. ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified prior to Veteran's preference points being added. Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they met the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency separation notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible. Please visit this link to obtain requirements for applying as an ICTAP eligible applicant. http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictaphttp://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    How You Will Be Evaluated: We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.

    Competencies:

    • Communications (Verbal and Written)
    • Critical Thinking
    • DoD and National Security Concept, Principles and Practices
    • Foreign Disclosure and International Agreements


    Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

    Best Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
    Highly Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.
    Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
    http://www.opm.gov/HiringReform/HiringReformRequirements/CategoryRating/index.aspx.

    Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

    Volunteer Experience: Your Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (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.

    Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.


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