Lead Personnel Security Specialist, GG-0080-13, Census-MP-CG

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Suitland, Maryland
Posted
Jul 20, 2019
Closes
Jul 24, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This vacancy is for a Lead Personnel Security Specialist position in the Administrative and Customer Services Division (ACSD) located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland.

This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Lead Personnel Security Specialist, GG-0080-13, FPL 13 positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.

Salary will be determined based on location.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of personnel security specialists and security assistants.
  • Conduct reviews to ensure regulatory compliance for security and internal control practices.
  • Review and makes final suitability/adjudicative determinations for agency employees and contractors.
  • Ensure compliance with HSPD-12 security programs.
  • Provide briefings and/or written reports on personnel security related matters.


Travel Required

25% or less - May be required to occasionally travel.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the announcement closing date.


Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

This positon is being advertised nationwide. Candidate(s) selected outside of the Suitland, MD commuting area may be eligible for 100% telework with expected occasional travel to the Suitland Federal Center in Maryland, or other locations. Candidate(s) selected within the Suitland, MD commuting area will be eligible for telework on an agreed schedule.

This position may be filled as a competitive temporary promotion opportunity not to exceed (NTE) September 26, 2020 by a current career or career-conditional Department of Commerce employee. At the conclusion of the temporary promotion, the employee will return to their position of record.

This position may be filled as a term appointment, initial appointment is not to exceed (NTE) September 26, 2020. This appointment may be extended 2 additional years at management's discretion.

A probationary period may be required.

This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.

Qualifications

Specialized Experience: For the GG-13, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GG-12 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: applying expert knowledge of principles, concepts, policies, practices, and methods associated with personnel security administration (e.g., suitability/fitness reviews and adjudicative guidelines, Federal personnel security regulations and investigative standards); utilizing expert knowledge of procedures and regulations for reviewing, evaluating, and making decisions based on multi-level investigations of employees, candidates, etc.; working knowledge of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) suitability factors guidelines and additional considerations.

Education at this grade level cannot be substituted for specialized experience.

Education

Additional information

The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
  • 30% or more disabled
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • CTAP
  • ICTAP

The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR § 335.103(b)(3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager.

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
  • Ability to provide guidance to team ensuring the mission is met.
  • Knowledge of methods for the assessment and improvement of personnel security programs to ensure the effectiveness of security policies.
  • Skill in determining suitability and/or fitness.
  • Knowledge in a comprehensive range of administrative laws, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to the administration of a HSPD-12 compliant security program.
  • Ability to communicate whether orally and/or in writing with persons inside and outside of the organization to accomplish agency program goals.

We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application consists of the following:
  • Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume should list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position(s). Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire. Your resume should also indicate your citizenship and if you are registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male born after 12/31/59.
  • SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," supporting your eligibility, with the exception of current Census Bureau employees.
  • Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) documentation, if applicable. For more information, please go to https://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx .
  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable (see other information).
  • Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment, (Schedule A disability, 30 percent disabled veteran, certain military spouses, etc).
  • (If applicable) Education Documentation: If this position requires proof of higher education, or you are substituting education for experience, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. This also includes Census Bureau employees. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information.

You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education: 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 in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - http://www.ed.gov/international/usnei/us/workrecog.doc . You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

CTAP and ICTAP candidates:

CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap .

CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
  • A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
  • A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" noting current position, grade/band level, and duty location;
  • A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
  • Any documentation from your bureau/operating unit that shows your current promotion potential.

  • ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
  • A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a work-related compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
  • A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", documenting your RIF separation, noting your position, grade/band level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
  • A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
  • Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

  • NOTE: You will not be considered if you fail to provide all required documents.

    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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