Physical Security Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Germantown, Maryland
Posted
Jun 25, 2019
Closes
Jun 26, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of the Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) manages the Department of Energy's (DOE) major staff organizations responsible for health, safety and security policy development, programs, assistance, training. The office provides direction for the development and promulgation of the Energy Department's health, safety, environmental, and security policies and deployment of technical assistance to its sites.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

As a Physical Security Specialist you will:
  • Lead, guide, and participate as a member of a team of security specialists, engineers, program analysts, subject matter experts and intelligence specialists; formulate, develop and promulgate vulnerability assessment policy, the risk assessment policy, the safeguards and security program planning policy, the DOE DBT Policy, and provide technical material control and accountability assistance; and develop departmental policy papers, directives, standards and procedures involving the DOE security protection program.
  • Serve as a physical security analyst responsible for analyzing reviewing, developing and implementing counter unmanned aerial systems threats to physical security systems; maintain awareness of new and/or revised Department of Energy polices, monitors impact on operations and monitors the implementation of polices for integrating and synchronizing intelligence security support; plan and advise on implementation of new policies, procedures, processes, methods or approaches of substantial scope and difficulty; and monitor and maintain awareness of the new or revised Department of Energy related physical and cybersecurity policies and processes as it relates to the national security construct, identifies and evaluates new or revised policy changes, trends, issues and their impact.
  • Serve as a representative on working groups with functional or multi-disciplinary emphasis: plan and develop internal strategies and participate in meetings to provide advice and assistance to resolve problems; lead and participate in the development of the policy for vulnerability assessments submitted by DOE field and programmatic offices to ensure that the assessments are comprehensive and technically accurate; consider the full spectrum of threats facing DOE's nuclear facilities including unmanned aerial system impacts to physical security systems; and develop the DOE DBT Policy.
  • Document the results of performance testing, and recommend the necessary measures and upgrades to fulfill protection goals and objectives; document problems in the vulnerability assessments to senior management and proposes alternatives to effect problem resolution; coordinate, plan, and participate in technical forums, interagency meetings, technical workshops, national conferences, and meetings; communicate information with the organization and with supervisors and customers, assist in the formulation of policy positions, coordinate activities with internal and external groups, and coordinate joint Federal programs covering a broad spectrum of interest; influence and maintain awareness of Other Government Agency activities impacting DOE's programs and plans, evaluate technical development reports and plans covering undefined and unproven methods or techniques, and presents issues, problems, impacts and recommends solutions.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Approximately 16% or less travel is required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Must meet time-in-grade requirements.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE level "Q" security clearance,.
  • Subject to satisfactory security and suitability determinations.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and as necessary to meet regulatory guidelines.

You must possess or have the ability to possess a DOE "Q" clearance (Top Secret) for access to information classified as high as Secret Restricted Data and Top Secret National Security Information and the ability to obtain Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access.

This position has been designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to testing for all illegal drug use, and you will be required to pass an initial drug test as well as continued random drug testing

Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE level "Q" security clearance.

This position may be filled at the GS 12 or GS 13 level.

Telework will be approved based on agency policy.

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

Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

GS-12:

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as conducting statistically based vulnerability assessments and/or security risk assessments of high security systems consisting of intrusion detection, access delay, entry control, explosives detection and protection and armed response; preparing and reviewing reports for recommending improvements to physical security systems and processes to improve operational efficiencies; and experience in the operation of and federal regulations pertaining to unmanned aircraft systems and countermeasures to include kinetic, radio-frequency, and passive measures.

GS-13:

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as conducting statistically based vulnerability assessments and/or security risk assessments of high security systems consisting of intrusion detection, access delay, entry control, explosives detection and protection and armed response; preparing and reviewing reports for recommending improvements to physical security systems and processes to improve operational efficiencies; and experience in the operation of and federal regulations pertaining to unmanned aircraft systems and countermeasures to include kinetic, radio-frequency, and passive measures.

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!
  • Mastery of safeguards and security requirements, policies, and issues, within the federal government and/or private industry in order to provide guidance to agency management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise of processes and techniques for the integration and analysis of counter unmanned aerial system technologies.
  • Mastery of the concepts, principles and practices of risk assessment methodologies as applied to physical security systems to assist in the development of safeguards and security Vulnerability Assessment (VA), threat assessment and program planning policy, and the technical analyses of vulnerability assessments, risk assessments, safeguards and security upgrades, the Design Basis Threat (DBT) policy, threat assessments, site security planning relative to nuclear weapons and nuclear energy production facilities.
  • Knowledge of the full range of nuclear safeguards and security regulations, policies, and procedures, such as the System Security Plan (SSP); Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended; the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act of 1978; Executive Orders; National Security Decision Directives; Code of Federal regulations (specifically, 10 CFR 710); and applicable FAA laws and regulation pertaining to unmanned aerial systems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the operations, processes, mission, and safeguards and security conditions at field facilities to assist in the determination of the current posture of safeguards and security; identify the weaknesses in protective force and physical security systems; and provide consultation regarding mitigation measures.
  • Knowledge and skill to assist the agency and contractor managers on the application of safeguards and security policies and developments, the development of site-specific vulnerability assessments, risk assessments, threat assessments, SSPs, and the conduct of surveys.

  • "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: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by 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 by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

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

    To be eligible for a GS-12 and GS-13 grade level, education cannot be substituted for specialized experience.

    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.

    Additional information

    • 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.
    • This position is not covered under a Bargaining Unit.
    • 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.
    EEO Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
    Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information
    Telework: www.telework.gov
    Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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.

    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.
    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Q Access Authorization

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a about what is expected in your resume." href="https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
    • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • For paid work experience, please indicate your starting grade/salary for each position and the highest grade/salary you earned (if different).
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
    Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

    Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action).

    To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!
  • Full position title;
  • appointment type;
  • occupational series;
  • pay plan, grade, and step;
  • tenure code; and
  • service computation date (SCD).
  • If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: experience." href="https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Education" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

    Veterans: authorities and the documentation you need to submit" href="http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. flexibilities for persons with disabilities" href="https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

    Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplus by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

    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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