Supervisory Security Specialist (Personnel)

Washington D.C.
May 01, 2019
May 01, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional travel to GAO field office locations

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Top Secret, SCI security clearance.
  • You may be required to submit a financial disclosure statement
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
  • You will be required to complete a one year supervisory probationary period
  • You must meet all qualifications requirements before the announcement closes.

    Applicants must have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower grade level, equivalent to the PT-II, PE-IIA, or GS-13 in the federal service or comparable private sector experience. Specialized experience is defined as practical experience in: 1.) managing a program for processing security clearances and conducting background checks; 2) planning, organizing, and directing team project work; 3) negotiating effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations; and 4) providing supervision and guidance in the development and implementation of comprehensive strategic plans.

    NOTE: The Specialized Experience requirement(s) must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do some may cause your application to be removed from consideration.

    There is no education requirement for this position.

    This is a non bargaining unit position.

    Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

    Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid for by the GAO.

    Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit

    Selectees will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.

    GAO provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request accommodation, please email

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

    The U.S. GAO is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Employees new to GAO are required to complete a one year probationary period.

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

    If you meet the qualification requirements stated above, you will be further rated based on your responses to the assessment questions. Please make sure that your responses to the assessment questions are supported in your resume. Please follow all instructions carefully. If you provide incomplete answers, fail to provide a narrative response to any vacancy question(s) that requires further explanation, or if your response to a vacancy question is "see resume”, your rating may be affected or you may be determined ineligible.

    All applicants will be rated based on their responses to the assessment questions, in conjunction with the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s):

    • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to navigate security databases, both classified and unclassified systems.
    • Skill in gathering information and providing advice to management in the application of information security program principles, techniques, and practices.
    • Ability to evaluate both program effectiveness and administrative systems to assure that timely and appropriate measures are taken to correct deficiencies.
    • Mastery of a wide range of personnel and industrial security concepts, principles, and practices to analyze and resolve security issues
    • Skill in applying analytical and evaluative methodology to develop new procedures and resolve significant issues and problems of a unique nature.
    • Ability to direct an organizational unit with a focus on delivering high quality customer service and achieve results though an outcome based approach.

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    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required No

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