Security Assistant

Washington D.C.
Nov 12, 2018
Nov 12, 2018
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • For the GS 5: You must have at least one year of experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-4 level in the Federal Service, such as experience that included providing clerical support to an organization by maintaining files; reviewing and preparing correspondence; using databases; answering and directing telephone calls to the appropriate office; plan and organize work, maintaining security of sensitive information, reviewing documents for accuracy, accurately entering information into a database.
    Successfully completed four years of post-high-school education.
    A combination of appropriate specialized experience and education.

    To meet the Recent Graduate Program Eligibility requirements, you must have obtained a qualifying Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, Doctorate, Vocational or Technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, within the previous 2 years.

    All Education must be accredited by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by OPM accordingly.

    ATTENTION VETERANS: A veteran, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108, who due to military service obligation, was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period shall have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon his or her release or discharge from active duty. In no event, however, may the individual's eligibility period extend beyond 6 years from the date on which the individual completed the requirements of an academic course of study.

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    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.

    This position has a basic education requirement listed under the Qualifications section of this announcement.

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.

    The full performance level of this position is a GS-07.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application:

    If you are a veteran and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.
    If you are a veteran and you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference (see

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

    Program participants may be converted, without a break in service, to a term, career or career conditional appointment upon completion of program requirements.
    To be eligible for conversion, Recent Graduates must:
    - Complete one continuous year of work experience acquired through a Recent Graduate Program
    - Complete 40 hours of formal interactive training
    - Meet the qualification standards for the position to which the Recent Graduate will be converted
    - Meet any agency-specific requirements specified in the Participant's Agreement
    - Demonstrate successful job performance that results in a rating of record of at least Fully Successful and a recommendation for conversion by the first level supervisor.

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

    Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement.

    Qualified applicants will be placed in one of four groupings:

    1. Preference eligible having a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more
    2. Other 10-point preference eligible
    3. 5-point preference eligible
    4. No preference eligible
    Selection will be made from the highest available preference group, as long as at least three candidates remain in that group. When fewer than three candidates remain in the highest group, consideration may be expanded to include the next grouping.

    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required No

    This position has a basic education requirement listed under the Qualifications section of this announcement.

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