Chief Security Officer

Washington D.C.
Feb 26, 2018
Feb 26, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - ***

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes We may pay relocation expenses

  • U.S. citizenship is required
  • Obtaining and maintaining a top secret clearance is required
  • Submitting to a pre-employment drug test is required
  • This is a resume based hiring method. Resumes must not exceed five pages.
  • Conditions of Employment

    If selected for this position, you will be required to:

    • Successfully complete a one-year probationary period in the SES, unless you are exempt based on previous successful completion of such probation.
    • File an Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 within 30 days after appointment.
    • Background Investigation: You must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation in order to obtain a Top Secret Clearance as a condition of placement in this program and you may be required to submit to a polygraph examination.
    • Mobility Requirement: Organizational and geographical mobility is essential in developing and managing SES leaders and generally is a key to advancement. Therefore applicants are expected to be mobile and once appointed SES members will be required to sign a mobility agreement and may be reassigned at the direction of the appointing authority.
    • Drug Testing: You must submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    • Selective Service: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and selected for this position, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

    (1) As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed below. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.

    As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:
    • Directing the work of an organizational unit;
    • Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;
    • Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance; and
    • Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, or other executive functions.
    If your resume does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position.

    (2) EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS: The fundamental competencies within the following five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) are also a part of the selection criteria for SES positions. We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope, complexity, and budget of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. For this vacancy announcement, no separate supplemental ECQ documentation is required. Your resume must incorporate each of the following ECQs.

    ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    Applicants can obtain additional information regarding the Executive Core Qualifications on the Internet at

    We recommend that your resume addressing the ECQs include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize the level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the program, activities, or services managed; program accomplishments; policy initiative undertaken; level of contacts; the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; and the results of actions taken.


    TQ1. Demonstrated experience managing a complex security portfolio including policy development, service delivery and program evaluation.

    TQ2. Demonstrated experience improving programs through collaboration, data based decision making and technology.

    TQ3. Demonstrated experience representing senior officials and organizational interests in interagency fora.

    Please do not submit separate statements addressing the ECQs and TQs.

    The following categories of applicants may omit the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), but MUST address the Technical Qualification factors. Categories include:
    • Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50-Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES), or
    • Applicants who are eligible for reinstatement to the SES (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50-Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES), or
    • Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs (must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification).
    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

    E-Verify Statement: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Click here to learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

    If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    This position will require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been determined.

    SES positions are NOT subject to Veterans Preference. DO NOT submit your DD214.

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

    You will be evaluated based on the information you provide. Verification of performance, suitability, and security information from reference checks will be taken into consideration when making an offer of employment.

    You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and reference checks. The Secret Service Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selection to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB after selection and before appointment can occur.

    Interview Requirement: Interviews may be required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.
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