Personnel Security Specialist, CG-0080-12

Washington D.C.
Nov 05, 2018
Nov 05, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


U.S. Citizenship is required.

Registration with the Selective Service.

Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) required.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

Employment Conditions.

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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. Additional qualifications information can be found here.

CG-12  Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 11 level or higher in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is conducting, reviewing, and adjudicating background investigations on employees and contractors, as well as utilizing automated systems to research and compile personnel security information. Examples include reviewing results of background investigations and rendering final adjudicative decisions regarding an applicant's eligibility for assignment, access to classified information, or placement in positions of trust and providing agency recommendations regarding suspension and termination of clearance, or other adverse suitability/security decisions.  

Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 80 “well qualified” for this position.  For more information, click here.

There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

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

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement.  Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification. 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.

Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans’ preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

1. Knowledge of personnel suitability and security program requirements as established in Federal laws, Executive Orders, Directives, regulations, and manuals to independently review, analyze and determine suitability for employment and the security requirements for sensitive or public trust positions or for access to classified national security information.

2. Knowledge of security issues to interpret new policy, guidance and processes for application and implementation of the new policies impacting the Personnel Security Program.

3. Ability to extract data from a case management system for the purpose of creating reports and briefing materials.

4. Ability to analyze investigative data or reports for the purpose of identifying trends and performance.

5. Ability to communicate in writing to prepare agency policy guidance in the form of instructions, guidance documents, reports for dissemination to senior officials, summary of findings, recommendation and decision papers.

6. Ability to communicate orally to discuss sensitive matters to coordinate personnel security requirements with and/or provide advice and assistance to all levels of management and the general workforce relative to personnel security requirements.

You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs.  Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

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Read more Security clearance Top Secret/SCI

Drug test required No

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