Senior Security Specialist (Policy), GS-0080-14 (Open to All U.S. Citizens) BMJ

Washington D.C.
Oct 19, 2017
Oct 27, 2017
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

The Office of Security within the Office of the Secretary of Transportation develops internal security policies for DOT Operating Administrations in accordance with Federal laws, regulations and Executive Orders. The Office of Security is also responsible for personnel security and physical security within the DOT headquarters buildings in the Washington, DC area, and provides classified information security services and industrial security services for the Department.

This position is located within the Office of Security and requires a TOP SECRET clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). The clearance is a condition of employment. The selected candidate will report to the Associate Director for Security Policy, Office of Security, and serve as a senior security specialist with significant responsibilities for creating and implementing security policy across all DOT components.

Ideal Candidate Statement: The ideal candidate is the senior-most subject matter expert in the Department for designated security and related programs, and as such develops national-level policies that ensure Departmental Compliance with Federal law, regulations, Executive Orders and similar directives for physical security, technical security, communications security (COMSEC), classified information security, Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), industrial security, Operational Security (OPSEC), TEMEST, HSPD-12 and related areas.

Please note: A writing sample of 5-10 pages will be included in the interview process. Obtaining and Maintaining a TSSCI Clearance, Pre-employment & Random Drug Testing are required.

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Occasional travel - Position requires occasional travel.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date
  • Announcement also advertised U.S. Citizens: OST.M-2017-0063.
  • May be used to fill similar positions within 60 days for this location.

    • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
    • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
    • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
    • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Obtaining and Maintaining a TSSCI Clearance is required.
    • DRUG TESTING: Pre-employment & Random Drug Testing are required.
    • WRITING SAMPLE: A writing sample of 5- 10 pages will be included in the interview process.

    To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

    To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:

    To qualify for the Grade 14, you must have:
    • Experience with a Controlled Unclassified Information program (CUI) and writing extensive technical reports concerning findings and determinations.
    • Experience with Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) accreditation and writing extensive technical reports concerning findings and determinations.
    • Experience with the Insider Threat Program and writing extensive technical reports concerning findings and determinations.
    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.

    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

    The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.

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

    DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

    If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top-rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position.

    Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be updated or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.
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