Security Specialist (Classification)
Occasional travel - 20% or less
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Additional Information About Education:
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, see the Department of Education website.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. A written evaluation of any foreign education must be provided with your application in response to this vacancy announcement or be received by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide this evaluation will result in you being found unqualified for the position. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education, see the Department of Education website, and for a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, visit The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
Please Note: If your foreign education has already been accepted by an accredited U.S. educational institution as part of a degree program with that institution, you do not need to provide an evaluation of foreign education but must submit a copy of the transcripts listing the degree from the U.S. accredited institution that accepted your foreign education.
A qualifying candidate's online application and/or resume must identify at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band NQ-02 or GS-12 level experience in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as handling and working with classified nuclear weapons data, in conducting classified document reviews and in managing sensitive defense projects requiring regular interagency and/or international coordination. This could include experience such as:
1. Implementing written technical security policy, standards and criteria;
2. Managing highly technical information exchange with foreign governments or regional defense organizations;
3. Interpreting and applying legal statutes relating to the classification, protection, accountability and transmission of classified information.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
- Knowledge and skill in application of advanced principles, concepts, theories, legal requirements and practices of technical information management in the context of nuclear weapons information security.
- Knowledge of the US nuclear weapons program organization, objectives, activities and key events and relationships with other organizations, technical knowledge or nuclear weapon design, and knowledge of Federal regulations and DOE policy and directives that affect security policy and programs.
- Ability to plan, organize, and present oral briefings on various issues to various government agencies, and the ability to implement written technical security policy, standards and criteria.
- Knowledge of laws, regulations and policies governing international defense cooperation.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Security Administration Series 0080:
There is no educational requirement for this series. For more information, please refer to OPM 0080 Series Qualification Standards.
For this position education cannot be substituted for experience.
- The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
- If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
- More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
- Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
- Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
- All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be rated by our application system using the Category Rating procedure. A quality review will then be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME). Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (if applicable to the job), and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. The quality categories are usually defined as “Best Qualified”, “Well Qualified” and “Qualified”. Veterans Preference eligible will be listed at the top of whichever category your score places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.
If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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