Physical Security Specialist

Washington D.C.
May 25, 2018
May 25, 2018
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
  • May require completion of one year probationary period
  • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP Secret Clearance.
  • In order to qualify for the Physical Security Specialist, you must meet the requirements as defined for the specific grade level.
    For the GS-11, you must possess at least one of the following:
    A. Have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to at least the GS-9 level or pay band in the Federal service) that includes managing and determining physical security protective methods; conducting field inspections for mission requirements; maintaining and operating control systems; and updating access reports.
    B. Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in an intelligence related field of study.
    C. Have some specialized experience as described in (A.) but less than one year, and I have more than one year but less than three years of education as described in (B.) (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the first year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify).
    D. My experience and/or education is not reflected in any of the above statements.
    For the GS-12, you must possess at least one of the following:
    A. Have one year of experience (equivalent to at least the GS-11 level or pay band in the Federal service) that includes recommending and developing physical security guidelines, policies and procedures; reviewing and interpreting and analyzing various security issues; and preparing and reviewing physical security reports and surveys.
    B. My experience and/or education is not reflected in any of the above statements.
    Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
    You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see
    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at
    All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

    Career Transition Assistance Programs:
    DOJ EEO Statement/Policy:
    Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
    Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to, and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information is found at:
    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA):
    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at:

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

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
    All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):

    • Decision Making
    • Physical Security Work
    • Communication
    Please Note: The Selecting Official may select additional candidates if more positions become available within 90 days after the HR office issues the selection certificate.

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