Director, Office of Security Programs

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 15, 2019
Closes
Jun 22, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of Security Programs (OSP). The selectee will provide executive leadership and oversight for the full scope of OSP roles and responsibilities, including: Security Program Management, Resilience/Continuity Program Management, Facilities Management for the Capitol Police Buildings and Grounds and Security Infrastructure Planning, Design, Construction and Management for the Capitol Campus and supporting real property assets.

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Responsibilities

At the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), we are proud to be ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Our employees are passionate about AOC's mission to serve Congress and the Supreme Court, preserve America's Capitol and inspire memorable experiences. AOC is a legislative branch agency, the recognized authority for the preservation, maintenance and construction of the world's most iconic treasures and buildings on Capitol Hill. As a global destination for thousands of visitors every day, Capitol Hill intersects history, architecture and art with the birthplace of our nation's laws.

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional leader to become the Director, Office of Security Programs. The leader will be responsible for providing executive leadership and oversight for the Architect of the Capitol's security infrastructure and operations to include resilience planning and continuity of operations, security policies and procedures, facilities management and risk management in an all hazards environment. Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.

The Director will support the AOC with all matters related to the Capitol Police Board and the security of the Capitol Complex. The Director will perform executive duties that require balancing the needs of stakeholders, including Congressional leadership, Senate and House Committees and Staffs, other Congressional agencies, the U.S. Supreme Court, visitors and the public overall.

In this capacity, the Director will perform the following responsibilities:
  • Provide executive leadership and management of the Office of Security Programs.
  • Assist with Five-Year Strategic plan that includes a comprehensive mission statement covering the major operations of the AOC and OSP.
  • Guide the development, implementation and management of AOC security policies and procedures.
  • Continuously evaluate where operations and procedures need to be enhanced.
  • Direct the management of the U.S. Capitol Police buildings and grounds in all jurisdictions, and other assigned facilities.
  • Provide leadership and supervision for the staff of the Office.
  • Formulate and execute policies to provide management, sustainment and security of assigned Capitol Hill facilities that support the operations of the U.S. Congress.

Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university. Successful candidates must have strong leadership and facility operations experience. Must have experience managing budgets and workloads. Experience in managing infrastructure and/or security programs in a significant complex of buildings and grounds is required.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be able to pass a drug test.
  • You must provide narratives to the ECQs.
  • This position serves at the pleasure of the Architect of the Capitol.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.

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Qualifications

You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.

For the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications, you are required to submit a narrative response addressing your specific knowledge, skills and abilities that demonstrate your possession of the qualifications. You must respond to all ECQs and TQs and address each separately.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ's):

ECQ 1: Leading Change

Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2: Leading People

Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3: Results Driven

Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4: Business Acumen

Ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5: Building Coalitions

Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Technical Qualifications:
  • Facilities Management: Comprehensive knowledge of, and demonstrated skill in, formulating and executing facilities operations and operations and maintenance programs for a complex of large buildings or monumental facilities to include budget development and lifecycle facilities management.
  • Engineering/Program Management: Significant experience and demonstrated expertise in managing complex programs comprised of multiple projects at various stages of planning, budgeting and execution.
  • Security Programs: Demonstrated experience working within a classified environment and managing sensitive functions such as personnel security, operational security, continuity of operations, and critical infrastructure protection.

  • For more information about the Executive Core Qualifications, please visit this site: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf

    Education

    This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in professional engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum OR a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field, such as architecture, physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, provided the applicant has at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision or guidance.

    Though it is possible to meet the education requirements without a degree, all positions at the GS-14 and higher at the AOC require a Bachelor's degree or higher.

    Special Instructions for Foreign Education:
    Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part of foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. No documentation is required at the time of application, but upon selection, you may be asked to provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing. Failure to provide such documentation at the time of request will result in lost consideration.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.

    DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position who is not currently an AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide and cover the cost for the drug test.

    The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

    The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm

    The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information and/or disability.

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Moving expenses are not authorized.

    Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Review your resume and responses carefully. Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your narrative responses.

    Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you possess the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the background and experience to meet the technical expertise required for this position. All applicants must submit online written statements describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs.

    Your resume and narratives must support your responses to the ECQ competencies. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for non-selection or disqualification from further consideration.

    Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the "Required Documents" section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).
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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Required Documents

    The Architect of the Capitol's job application process is designed to ensure that we only ask you for the information that is absolutely needed to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility for the position.

    To apply for this position, you only need to submit online the following: a) your resume and 2) answer the online vacancy assessment questionnaire which includes written essays for the ECQs and TQs. The online questionnaire contains eligibility and screening questions and other relevant supplemental information. No additional documentation or attachment is required at the time of application.

    We ask that you prepare and submit a resume that best describes fully your background experience, skills, abilities, education, training and other relevant credentials. The resume should include dates of employment.

    Nothing further is required until it is requested by the staff of the Human Capital Management Division. If additional documentation is required for a position, you will be asked to provide it during the selection process or upon selection. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume.

    For example, we may ask you to provide documents such as college transcripts, copy of diploma or proof of Federal employment status. If the position requires a license or certification, we will ask candidate(s) to provide proof at the time of selection.

    If you fail to provide the required documents, we will withdraw a tentative job offer made and/or remove you from further consideration.

    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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