Personnel Security Specialist

Washington D.C.
Mar 18, 2019
Mar 18, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must register with Selective Service.
  • You may be required to serve a one year probationary period under this appointment.
  • Time in grade requirements must be met within 30 days of the vacancy closing date.
  • To qualify for the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is defined as:

    • Applying Executive Orders and regulations governing personnel security processing for federal and contractor applicants;
    • Reviewing suitability reports of investigations and providing summary of findings; AND
    • Rendering national security and suitability adjudicative determinations.

    NOTE: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime.

    You may not qualify for this position based on education.

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

    Upon completion of the application process in the applicant intake system, each applicant will receive an initial rating based solely on his or her responses to the assessment questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your experience meets the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position that are listed below:

    • Knowledge of legal and regulatory practices, principles, concepts and techniques relating-to personnel security in order to independently provide technical, advisory and consultative services to management, and to effectively manage the agency-wide assessment, implementation, modification, and evaluation of this program.
    • Ability to serve as agency technical expert on all personnel security matters and represent the agency in internal and external meetings, task groups, and the like to address complex security program issues.
    • Ability to effectively research, analyze and present complex ideas and options to a wide range of audiences, and to tactfully and persuasively sell controversial recommendations, changes, and solutions.
    • Ability to analyze complex bureau, agency or government-wide issues associated with personnel security such as access requirements, sensitivity determinations, investigative procedures, and suitability issues, and to develop recommendations for new or modified approaches to execute these program elements.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organization (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, 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.

    To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire, qualifications and eligibility requirements listed in the vacancy announcement. If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation a determination is made that you have inflated your education, qualifications and/or experience, your rating will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. 

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    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required No

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