Security Specialist (Title 5) (Indefinite)

Nottoway, Virginia
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 24, 2019
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a Security Specialist (Title 5) (Indefinite), Position Description Number T5005000 and is part of the VA G1, National Guard.
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As a Security Specialist, GS-0080-11, you will perform the below duties:

1. Initiates and implements policies and procedures required to manage sensitive compartmented information (SCI) programs and to protect SCI resources. Acts as resident expert on all SCI security matters. Functions as the technical authority in all other areas of classified security and classification guidance. Duties require incumbent to maintain currency on a variety of different security program interrelationships, requirements, regulations and guidance in order to apply this knowledge to protect SCI facilities and materials from espionage, sabotage, and destruction. (30%)

2. Establishes policies and procedures for accomplishment of SCI protection and security. Develops goals and objectives that integrate organizational missions and security requirements. Researches, interprets, analyzes and applies Presidential Executive Orders, Director Central Intelligence Directives (DCIDs), Defense Intelligence Agency Manuals, DoD Manuals, Army I Air Force Manuals, Army Regulations I Air Force Instructions, and local Operating Instructions. Serves as the SCI Control Officer responsible for establishing, managing, and controlling all collateral and SCI classified information and material within the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) affecting the Unit's mission. Ensures SCIFs comply with all applicable construction and physical requirements, standards, and regulations as delineated by higher headquarters. (20%)

3. Works directly for the intelligence unit commander/Senior Intelligence Officer (SIO), reporting on the administration of the Special Security Office and SCI-associated security programs. Determines the need for, development of, and maintenance of current Memorandums of Agreement with organizations to ensure adherence to security standards. Serves as the principal advisor to the intelligence unit commander/SIO on SCI, physical, computer, information, personnel, and administrative security. Recommends or makes changes in unit security policy and directives, based on personal analysis of very general policy directives and objectives. Affects waivers to established guides to meet command operational requirements. Appoints Local SCI courier officials that have a requirement to courier SCI on base and coordinates with the Defense Courier Service (DCS). (20%)

4. Manages and directs the activities and personnel of the unit Special Security Office. Plans and supervises work accomplished by assigned subordinates. Sets and adjusts short-term priorities and prepares schedules based on organization priorities and missions. Accepts, amends, or rejects work presented by subordinates. Administers the SCI security clearance program for all assigned personnel, ensuring all required clearances are up-to-date and completed. Tracks and administers SCI clearances for all in-processing personnel to ensure mission readiness. Terminates or transfers SCI clearances for out-processing personnel. Provides SSO services for other units located within the same geographic area. Incumbent meets with key customers to assess customer satisfaction and resolve problems that arise. Ensures that subordinates provide customer guidance and training. (10%)

5. Provides oversight of unit and SSO security self-inspections and presents detailed and comprehensive reports with corrective action taken to the unit intelligence commander/SIO. Follows-up to ensure complete and quality resolution of discrepancies. Assesses and revises policies and procedures to improve their quality, timeliness, and efficiency. Represents the intelligence unit to a variety of installation and functional areas, including national-level organizations. Incumbent interfaces directly with DoD, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, US Army, US Air Force, Air Intelligence Agency, major commands, combatant commands, and other national-level agencies to evaluate, guide, and adjust unit programs to meet changing security needs and requirements as personally assessed or as directed. (20%)

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance within one year of hire date.
  • The position is a technical position requiring expertise and daily use of the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS).
  • Designated as Essential Personnel and may be subject to duty in preparation for, or in response to, a state emergency or disaster declaration. This designation will not exceed 14 calendar days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by the TAG.


Remarks: This position is being advertised as an indefinite appointment and applicant selected may be released at any time, and advised of his/her rights and benefits to which entitled. In the event a permanent employee is accepted for this indefinite position, there will be a change in their tenure from permanent to indefinite. Indefinite appointments may be made permanent at a later date without competition.

GROUP A - All On Board Federal National Guard Employees within VANG.
GROUP B - All current Federal Employees (from any agency), all federal re-employable eligible, and/or Current Army M-Day and Air DSG within VANG.
GROUP C - All U.S. Citizens.

General Experience : Applicant must have progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that has provided them with knowledge of a wide range of security concepts, principles, and practices to review, independently analyze, and resolve difficult and complex security problems; apply policy direction to contractors and government/military officials, and develop guidance for applying security policy, procedures, techniques, equipment, and methods to a variety of work situations and various levels or degrees of security controls.

Specialized Experience: Applicant must have at least 12 months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-09 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. This experience must include activities such as:
  • Experience providing detailed research and analysis on physical, computer, and personnel security
  • Experience planning and supervising work accomplished by assigned subordinates.
  • Experience analyzing, planning, advising, operational or evaluative work that has as its principal purpose the development and implementation of policies, procedures, standards, training, and methods for identifying and protecting information, personnel, property, facilities, operations, or material from unauthorized disclosure, misuse, theft, assault, vandalism, espionage, sabotage, or loss.
  • Initiates and implements policies and procedures required to manage sensitive compartmentalized information (SCI) programs and to protect SCI resources

  • Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( ).

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

    2. Other supporting documents: Most recent SF50 for current Federal Technicians, Supporting Veterans' preference documents for candidates claiming Veterans' Preference (ie. DD214)

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