Security Assistant

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 11, 2019
Closes
Oct 19, 2019
Function
IT, Security Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Security Officer, Physical Security Division. The incumbent will serve as a Security Assistant providing the full range of administrative, clerical, and technical support to the Division. Incumbent will assists Physical Security Specialists in executing security regulations, policies, and procedures; issuing employee, contractor, visitor badges, and Personal Identification Verification (PIV) credentials for civilian and contractor personnel.
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Responsibilities

As a Security Assistant, GS-0086-6/7/8, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:
  • Maintains knowledge of security regulations, policies, procedures, methods and objectives of security programs.
  • Serves as primary issuer of employee, contractor, temporary visitor, proximity badges/passes, credentials, and Personal Identification Verification (PIV) for EOP civilian and contractor personnel.
  • Collects biometric data to facilitate issuance of PIV cards
  • Responsible for administering and monitoring the performance of installation access processes to include: criminal background checks, biometric data collections, personal identification verification credentials, and visitor control systems.
  • Performs physical security inspections; assists with minor corrective actions; and coordinate follow-up reports of physical security inspections and surveys.
  • Serves as assistant to Security Manager; assists with managing automated and manual facilities access to include key and identification badge control.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
8

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests
  • Direct deposit is required
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Must be found suitable for Top Secret with SCI security clearance
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Tour of duty: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


Qualifications

Minimum Qualification Requirements: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.

In order to qualify at the GS-06 level, applicants must meet the specialized experience listed below:
Applicants must possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector: providing administrative and clerical support to management officials; utilizing various automated database systems to prepare and issue badges/credentials for civilian and contractor personnel; operating and monitoring the performance and functionality of electronic security and alarm systems; performing physical security inspections and conducting follow-up reports of inspections and surveys.

In order to qualify at the GS-07 level, applicants must meet the specialized experience listed below:
Applicants must possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector: providing administrative and clerical support to management officials; utilizing various automated database systems to prepare and issue badges/credentials for civilian and contractor personnel; operating and monitoring the performance and functionality of electronic security and alarm systems; performing physical security inspections and conducting follow-up reports of inspections and surveys.

In order to qualify at the GS-08 level, applicants must meet the specialized experience listed below:
Applicants must possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector: providing administrative and clerical support to management officials; utilizing various automated database systems to prepare and issue badges/credentials for civilian and contractor personnel; operating and monitoring the performance and functionality of electronic security and alarm systems; performing physical security inspections and conducting follow-up reports of inspections and surveys.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). 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.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). 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.

Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.

Education

Are you using your education to qualify? You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Pass/Fail Courses: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

Graduate Education: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement: http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/index.cfm

Employment Information Resources - Resource Center: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Main_Page

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • Person with Disabilities - Schedule A
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Certain Military Spouses
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities
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 Alternative Application .

NOTE: More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.

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):
  • Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
  • Customer Service - Works and communicates with clients and customers (e.g., any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit provides, including individuals who work in your agency or in other agencies or organizations outside the Government) to satisfy their expectations. Committed to quality services.
  • Security - Knowledge of the laws, regulations, and guidelines related to securing personnel, facilities, and information, including the requirements for handling, transporting, and protecting classified information and proper reporting of security incidents.
  • Teamwork - Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

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 of employment and duties performed
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
  • DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
  • Noncompetitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
  • Career Transition Assistant Program/Inter-Agency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.


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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