Supervisory Physical Security Specialist

Washington, D.C
Sep 18, 2020
Sep 19, 2020
Full Time


As a Supervisory Physical Security Specialist, the incumbent is involved in planning, analyzing and evaluating the operational effectiveness of Civil Division's physical and classified security programs and provide organizational and administrative support to Division offices in the areas of security operations including physical security, industrial security, information security and operational security.
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As a Supervisory Physical Security Specialist, GS-0080-14, typical work assignments may include the following:
  • Serving as a first level supervisor over a staff of Security Specialists who perform security functions and activities conducted throughout the Civil Division.
  • Advising top-level DOJ security and subject matter managers on new developments and advances in security techniques in physical security.
  • Providing advice and guidance to the Chief of Security on all aspects of physical security.
  • Serving as a technical authority in assignments requiring the application of new theories and developments to physical security problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted security methods, technology, or procedures.
  • Developing recommendations on the modifications and corrections needed to bring proposed or existing agency security directives into compliance with legal or precedent guidelines.
  • Developing new Division security policies, procedures, and guidelines when the issues under consideration have no applicable precedent or are highly controversial and/or visible, political, or sensitive.
  • Serving as an expert advisor and technical authority for Classified National Security Information (CNSI).

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
  • May require completion of one year probationary period to supervisory position
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a top secret clearance


To qualify for the GS-14 position, you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes: leading a staff in planning, analyzing, and evaluating operational effectiveness of security programs; advising and implementing policies, procedures, standards, training, and methods for identifying and protecting property, worksites, personnel, and operations; and demonstrating sound technical knowledge and proven ability to lead, manage, and direct a workforce engaged in security work.
  • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.
  • You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

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Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to, and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information is found at: .
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA):
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at:

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment 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.
All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):
  • Leadership
  • Physical Security
  • Security Program Management
Please Note: The Selecting Official may select additional candidates if more positions become available within 90 days after the HR office issues the selection certificate.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience. Your resume must show relevant experience and list the month and year the experience was obtained. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. (cover letter optional).
  • Veteran documentation, (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (most recent career/career conditional, if applicable); or for reinstatement to Federal service purposes, the SF-50 that shows you have acquired competitive status.
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation, (if applicable)
  • Schedule (A) Documentation (if applicable)
  • Your Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.

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