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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Sep 16, 2020
Sep 24, 2020
Full Time


This position serves as a Branch Chief in a supervisory capacity within the Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) of the Defense Counterintelligence Security Agency (DCSA), subordinate agency to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).
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As a SUPERVISORY SECURITY SPECIALIST (Branch Chief, Personnel Vetting) you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Serves as a Project Manager in planning projects, determining scope, organizes project teams, providing stimulus, monitoring progress, intervening when needed, evaluating progress toward project goals, observing constraints, and interfacing with vendors. Ensuring projects are on time, within budget and quality assurance.
  • Develops, delivers, and evaluates training, products, and services.
  • Plays an integral role in blending distance learning, technology-based training, and other educational technology strategies into existing classroom instruction.
  • Serves as a recognized, authoritative consultant and provider of training for the protection of national security assets and performance of sensitive duties.
  • Plans, coordinates, implements, and maintains personnel vetting related content in security certification programs.
  • Plans, develops, and conducts training curriculum reviews with security community to ensure security personnel are provided standardized training and are properly prepared to meet certification requirements in a timely manner.
  • Provides research and advisory services to the DoD, its components, and contractors regarding the management, integration, and application of personnel vetting related policies, procedures by supporting the development and sustainment of instructional programs, products, and services.
  • Responsible for managing the Personnel Vetting Curriculum Program.
  • Provides oversight and guidance to curriculum managers, instructional system specialists and instructor delivery supervisors for a specific curriculum team; supervises multiple employees, typically GG-14 and GG-13 grade levels.
  • Executes administrative and technical supervisory actions to include tasking, advising, and directing.
  • Assigns and prioritizes subordinate workload; reviews subordinate work for quality and provides technical assistance, counsel, or instructions when necessary.
  • Provides support through planning, coordination, implementation, and maintenance of training content for current and emerging security certification programs. Provides program management support requiring frequent coordination with senior members of the security community.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
  • OVERTIME: Occasionally
  • TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
  • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible
  • The position requires some temporary duty (TDY) travel to locations within and outside of the continental United States.
  • Incumbent must possess the legal and personal qualifications to operate a passenger-type motor vehicle and travel via passenger aircraft.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Formal instructor or adult education training is preferred.
  • Position requires Security Fundamentals Professional Certification, Security Asset Protection Professional Certification, and Security Program Integration Professional Certification within 24 months of assuming the position.


Specialized experience required for this position is defined as expert knowledge of Personnel Vetting related programs, Security Executive Agent, and Suitability Executive Agent, policy and requirements; Planning, coordinating, and facilitating security programs, products, and services; managing projects and employing project management life-cycle principles; and supervision experience to include employee performance evaluation, mentoring, and hiring.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Leadership
2. Communication.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

Employees Serviced by DLA: Civilian Federal employees who receive human resources servicing through the Defense Logistics Agency DO NOT need to submit supporting documentation if applying through merit promotion. Your record in Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF) will be used to verify your eligibility. It is your responsibility to ensure the required documents are in your eOPF for verification purposes. If your documents are not in eOPF, you must submit them to the announcement you are applying for at the time of application. Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.

In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:

Other Notes:

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.

If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc.).

Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment (i.e., Month/Year to present).
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.


If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.

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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