SECURITY SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Pentagon, Virginia
Posted
Sep 17, 2019
Closes
Sep 24, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The primary purpose of this position is intended to develop multi-disciplined individuals who can deal effectively with change and complexity within the Air Force environment as it relates to their career field. The purpose of this position is to serve as an advanced trainee to receive formal and on-the-job training in security administration and to complete developmental assignments and training outlined in the formal training and development plan.
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Responsibilities

  • Provides assistance on staff assistance visits and staff surveys for serviced activities. Participates in conducting industrial security visits for on-site visitor groups. Schedules and assists with conducting recurring surveys.
  • Administers elements of the security education program. Researches and develops educational materials to assist users in implementing security countermeasures.
  • Assists with maintenance and processing of Security Information Files. Provides assistance and guidance on security clearance eligibility.
  • Assists, conducts, and monitors conferences, seminars, symposia, exhibits, or other gatherings where classified material will be discussed. Provides assistance with technical security guidance pertaining to the construction of classified storage.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • A security clearance may be required
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Position may be subject to random drug testing
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
  • Employee must maintain current certifications
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments


Qualifications

This DHA Recent Graduates position provides a learning opportunity to enhance future goals and improve your knowledge with work experience in a working environment. Provides assistance on staff assistance and program assessment visits and staff surveys for serviced activities. Participates in conducting industrial security visits for on-site visitor groups. Schedules and assists with conducting recurring surveys for the establishment and maintenance of controlled areas. Administers elements of the security education program. Researches and develops educational materials to assist users in implementing security countermeasures. Assists in evaluating the security education program and provides recommendations and corrective actions as required. Reviews annual security training requirements of serviced activities. Assists with maintenance and processing of Security Information Files. Provides assistance and guidance on security clearance eligibility. Ensures, with supervision, the applicable inquiries/investigators are conducted for all security violations. Assists in classification reviews and damage assessments. Through supervisory channels, notifies appropriate investigative agencies when criminal activity is suspected. Assist in processing security police incident and OSI reports of investigation. Process Program Access Requests (PAR) for special programs. Assists, conducts, and monitors conferences, seminars, symposia, exhibits, or other gatherings where classified material will be discussed. Provides assistance with technical security guidance pertaining to the construction of classified storage vaults, secure rooms, and classified conference rooms. Assists in providing input to base plans requiring security or law enforcement operations. Participates in organizational programs and special projects as directed. Provides assistance on staff assistance and program assessment visits and staff surveys for serviced activities. Participates in conducting industrial security visits for on-site visitor groups. Schedules and assists with conducting recurring surveys for the establishment and maintenance of controlled areas. Administers elements of the security education program. Researches and develops educational materials to assist users in implementing security countermeasures. Assists in evaluating the security education program and provides recommendations and corrective actions as required. Reviews annual security training requirements of serviced activities. Assists with maintenance and processing of Security Information Files. Provides assistance and guidance on security clearance eligibility. Ensures, with supervision, the applicable inquiries/investigators are conducted for all security violations. Assists in classification reviews and damage assessments. Through supervisory channels, notifies appropriate investigative agencies when criminal activity is suspected. Assist in processing security police incident and OSI reports of investigation. Process Program Access Requests (PAR) for special programs. Assists, conducts, and monitors conferences, seminars, symposia, exhibits, or other gatherings where classified material will be discussed. Provides assistance with technical security guidance pertaining to the construction of classified storage vaults, secure rooms, and classified conference rooms. Assists in providing input to base plans requiring security or law enforcement operations. Participates in organizational programs and special projects as directed.

Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management . You can also visit: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/index-Standards.asp for additional qualification standards.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

RECRUITMENT KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSA):
1: Knowledge of Department of Defense (DoD) and :Air Force directives relative to security administration.
2. Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and methods of the Information, Personnel and Industrial security programs.
3. Knowledge and understanding of programs concerned with classifying and declassifying defense information.
4. Ability to recognize employee security awareness needs and implement program to acquaint them with their security , responsibilities.
5. Ability to conduct periodic security surveys and inspections of contractor facilities to ensure compliance with security requirements and to advise management o:f deficiencies and corrective actions needed to meet security requirements.
6. Ability to deal effectively with personnel in presenting the policies, procedures, and methods connected with the Air Force Security Mission.

Education

We will review your application, including an online assessment questionnaire if applicable, to ensure that you meet the requirements to perform in this position satisfactorily.

If qualified, we will then place you in one of the three categories described below:

A. Best Qualified: Master's or higher degree and a GPA of 3.50 or higher
B. Highly Qualified: Bachelor's degree and a GPA of 2.95 to 3.49
C. Qualified: Associate's degree AND one year (12 months) of specialized experience Assists, conducts, and monitors conferences, seminars, symposia, exhibits, or other gatherings where classified material will be discussed. Provides assistance with technical security guidance pertaining to the construction of classified storage vaults, secure rooms, and classified conference rooms. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent grade under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Equivalent experience may be at the level of the lowest GS grade covered by the applicable pay band; however, the experience must demonstrate KSA's to successfully perform the duties of the position being filled. This specialized experience could have been obtained in the private or public sectors.

Applicants in the Best-qualified category will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional information

For DHA Positions:
These positions are being filled under Direct-Hire Authority for the Department of Defense for Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint qualified post-secondary students and recent graduates directly into competitive service positions; these positions may be professional or administrative occupations and are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
graduate degree; and has completed at least one year of the program.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .

Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please click here .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Veterans' Preference does not apply in the recruitment and hiring procedures under the DHA Recent Graduates Authority.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

For additional information on what to include in your resume, click here .

Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
  • Online Application - Questionnaire
  • Resume - For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn ), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
  • Transcripts - if you are basing your qualifications on education or if the position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts
  • Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
  • If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
  • Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). Additionally, if you are applying for a higher grade (GS) and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
  • Applicants must refer to the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide (link provided above) for a complete list of required documents for each eligibility you identify.

  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires agencies to treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

    OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
    Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees
    - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information.
    Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.

    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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