Personnel Security Specialist, GG-0080-11/12, Census-DE-LB
- Full Time
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see HRD-2019-0072, Personnel Security Specialist, GG-0080-11/12, CENSUS-DOC-LB.
This is a Term Appointment, initial appointment is not to exceed September 30, 2020. 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.
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.
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 experience.
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.Read more
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) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.
Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold).
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.
For more information on category rating, please go to:
We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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