Security Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 24, 2019
Closes
Apr 24, 2019
Function
IT, Security Engineer
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Subject to Random Drug Testing
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Favorable suitability determination required.
  • Financial Disclosure is required.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
  • Travel 25% or more required

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project payband or GS grade level in the Federal service; i.e., NQ-03 level (GS-14).

Specialized experience for the NQ-04 is defined as: Experience leading the administration of federal government participation in physical security, information security, nuclear material control and accountability, or protective force programs and compiling/organizing technical input from multiple sources for the preparation of implementing guidance, reports, and briefing papers for senior officials.

Examples of qualifying experience include:

  1. Led the preparation of safeguards and security guidance, reports and publications intended for senior executive level approval.
  2. Developed and implemented national or department level security policies, regulations, directives or technical standards.
  3. Conducted technical peer reviews and editing of security plans involving facilities with national security interests.
  4. Planned, performed, and prepared written reports on activities relating to the implementation, oversight, and assessment of safeguards and security programs.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

  1. Knowledge of nuclear safeguards and security regulations, policies, and procedures (such as: Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended; Executive Orders; Presidential Decision Directives (PDD); Code of Federal Regulations; DOE Safeguards and Security Directives; and NNSA implementing instructions sufficient to develop new hypotheses and theories to safeguard nuclear weapons
  2. Knowledge of security functional areas to provide guidance to and performance assessment of NNSA site security performance.
  3. Knowledge of the security programs and knowledge of security policy requirements to function as NNSA's expert technical authority and management advisor on assigned topical areas and perform security assignments requiring the application of new theories and developments to security problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted security methods, technology, or procedures sufficient to resolve major conflicts in policy and program objective
  4. Knowledge of program and project management techniques for planning budgeting, execution, and assessment, from a cost, scope, and schedule standpoint, in order to ensure that all facets of NNSA sites' security operations are fully integrated into the budget formulation process.
  5. Ability to develop principles, theory, and application of DOE an government safeguards and security orders, regulations, and survey techniques sufficient to assist in the examination and evaluation of security of classified documents, material, and information to ensure that NNSA security responsibilities/standards are being satisfactorily fulfilled

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

Time-in-Grade/Band: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

There is no education requirement for this position.

education cannot be substituted for experience.

EDUCATION:
Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

 

 

  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
  • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
  • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

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

The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

Your performance appraisals and incentive awards will be given due consideration in the selection process based on their relation to the duties of the position and the consistency with which they may be considered in evaluating you against other applicants.

If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.


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