Security Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 14, 2019
Closes
Jun 20, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/ .

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team working in the Victim Witness Assistance Unit of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. The Security Specialist is responsible for implementing and carrying out all phases of existing programs designed to provide protection or relocation to witnesses as well as the development of new initiatives to safeguard witnesses. Typical work assignments will include:
  • Reviewing, corroborating and assessing documented threats against victims and witnesses to evaluate the need for Witness Security Program services;
  • Interviewing Assistant U.S. Attorneys assigned to the case, law enforcement officials and the victim or witness to determine eligibility for various programs;
  • Networking with other staff members or staff members from other government agencies and organizations when social or mental health services are required;
  • Regularly monitoring the status of cases as they progress through the system and resolving problems which arise during the process;
  • Performing criminal history checks for program applicants;
  • Closely monitoring expenditures and subsistence payments to victims and witnesses;
  • Providing financial information to the Finance Unit to reconcile accounts;
  • Providing documentation for case file audits; maintaining accurate and comprehensive documentation of all assigned cases, ensuring that case files are complete, up-to-date, secure, and case file disposition is noted in each case file;
  • Maintaining individual caseload statistics and submitting monthly reports to the Supervisory Witness Security Specialist addressing Program activity.
Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

This position requires the ability to receive and retain a Top Secret security clearance.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. 1-5 days per year for training.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


Qualifications

To be qualified for the GS-11 level, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal Service or a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience are: conducting interviews involving victims and witnesses of crimes; assessing documented threats against victims and witnesses and evaluating their eligibility for Program services; working with victims and witnesses in stressful and emergency situations; networking with other staff members and other government agencies and organizations when social or mental health services are required; coordinating interviews and witness conferences with attorneys and law enforcement officials; using automated databases to perform criminal history checks; monitoring Program expenditures; providing financial information to the Finance Office to reconcile accounts; maintaining documentation necessary to complete audits; and other duties as may be assigned.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)- The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Education

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov
OR
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html . All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

Additional information

Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

You will be rated on the following Competencies (see The Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, Appendix F for definitions):
Customer Service, Decision Making, Financial Management, Stress Tolerance, and Technical Competence

The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
-Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).
-Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (month/day/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time)(cover letter optional).
-Required if you meet qualifications based on education: An unofficial college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript will be required prior to your first day.) and foreign education evaluation documentation, if applicable, as described under the "Qualifications" section of this vacancy announcement.
-Required if you are a current or former Federal employee: a recent copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing title, series, grade, and full performance level (FPL); AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal. Please note your SF-50 must include your FPL in the remark section (e.g., appointment, reassignment, promotion actions), pay adjustments and awards do not include this information so they are not acceptable.
-Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
-Required, if applicable: VEOA documentation (your DD-214, Member Copy 4).

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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