Personnel Security Specialist, GG-0080-11/12, Census-DOC-LB

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
May 23, 2019
Closes
May 23, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the announcement closing date.
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see HRD-2019-0071, Personnel Security Specialist, GG-0080-11/12, Census-DE-LB. 

    This position may be filled as a competitive temporary promotion opportunity not to exceed (NTE) 5 years by a current career or career-conditional Department of Commerce employee. This temporary promotion may be extended, terminated earlier, or made permanent at management's discretion. At the conclusion of the temporary promotion, the employee will return to their position of record.

    This position may be filled as a term appointment, initial appointment is not to exceed (NTE) 2 years. This appointment may be extended 2 additional years at management’s discretion.

    This is an open continuous announcement.  The initial cutoff date for referral is April 8, 2019. After this date additional referral lists will be created as vacancies are available.  This announcement covers multiple positions within the various Directorates of the U.S. Census Bureau through September 30, 2019.

    A trial period may be required.

    This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

    This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.

    Relocation expenses may be paid.

    Minimum Education Requirement: 

    Specialized Experience: For the GG-11, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: Experience as a Personnel Security Specialist serving as a liaison with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and National Background Investigation Bureau (NBIB) to conduct background investigations, make suitability determinations, conduct reviews to ensure regulatory compliance and provide policy, consultation, and advisory services in security and internal control practices. Providing and maintaining administrative and security systems/service for badge issuance and various applicant, employee and contractor security processing.

    OR

    Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related

    Specialized Experience: For the GG-12, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: Experience as a Personnel Security Specialist serving as a liaison with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and National Background Investigation Bureau (NBIB) to conduct background investigations, make suitability determinations, conduct reviews to ensure regulatory compliance and provide policy, consultation, and advisory services in security and internal control practices. Providing and maintaining administrative and security systems/service for badge issuance and various applicant, employee and contractor security processing.

    OR

    Education: Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

    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.

    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

    The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

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

    Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR § 335.103(b)(3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager.

    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

    • Knowledge of and ability to apply OPM reciprocity guidelines.
    • Ability to review background investigation security forms/documentation; identify derogatory information requiring resolution; prepare requests for additional information and make pre-appointment suitability/fitness recommendation.
    • Knowledge of OPM guidelines to request an OPM background investigation.
    • Knowledge and ability to apply suitability adjudication guidelines, policies, concepts, principles and practices.
    • Ability to input and manage information into an electronic filing/database system.

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.


    To preview questions please click here.

    Read more Security clearance Not Required

    Drug test required No


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