SECURITY SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Posted
Oct 17, 2020
Closes
Oct 20, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

As a SECURITY SPECIALIST at the GS-0080-12/13 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Serves as a Security Specialist and the agency subject matter expert in one or more of the following security disciplines: Physical Security, Personnel Security, Information Security, Industrial Security, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Security, Operations Security, Anti-terrorism, Foreign Disclosure, and Special Access Program (SAP) Security.
  • Responsible for the management, implementation, interpretation, and development of assigned security program(s).
  • Analyzes, plans, advises, and evaluates the development and implementation of policies, procedures, standards, training, and methods for identifying and protecting the information, operations, facilities, and/or personnel of the Agency from unauthorized disclosure, misuse, theft, assault, vandalism, espionage, sabotage, or loss.
  • Reviews, interprets, and implements Executive Orders, DoD and Agency Policies, inter-Agency guidance, and local procedures related to assigned program areas.
  • Prepares written reports and assessments and makes recommendations for corrective action.
  • Ensures security standards are being administered by reviewing and making recommendations regarding existing policies, procedures, and techniques and develops new or modifies existing Agency policies, processes, and procedures in assigned areas.
  • Prepares briefings and reports for Agency senior leaders, higher-level managers, customers, and peers.
  • Develops disclosure policies, programs, and procedures to guide national, DoD and DTRA decisions to release or restrict release of classified military information (CMI) and controlled unclassified information (CUI) or equipment to foreign nations and international organizations.
  • Authorizes disclosures of CMI and CUI, within authority delegated to DTRA, in support of complex bilateral and multinational programs involving foreign military sales, direct commercial sales, foreign training, international cooperative research and development, combined operations, and exercises.
  • Knowledge of the National Disclosure Policy (NDP-1) procedures and requirements, DoD policies and instructions such as DoD 5230.11, 5230.20, and export regulations such as the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to ensure compliance with national and DoD requirements.
  • Follows the DoD 5230.20 Instruction regarding visits and assignments of foreign representatives, the Foreign Visit System (FVS) process, the difference between sponsored and non-sponsored visits, and how a foreign visit supports the Agency mission in executing international cooperative programs.
  • Performs work in the DoD Security Policy Automated Network (SPAN).
  • Makes analytical decisions regarding Security processes and procedures.
  • Reviews, develops, prepares, and staffs foreign disclosure packages for approval, including exceptions to NDP-1, Delegation of Disclosure Authority Letters (DDLs), ITAR exemption requests, and background papers and information papers for Security and Counterintelligence Office leadership and senior Agency officials.
  • Reviews and provides the DTRA position of ITAR export licenses submitted to the Agency via USXPORTS in SPAN.
  • Recommends changes to DTRA and interagency disclosure policies and processes in response to changes in export control laws or national security interests.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible


Qualifications

You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:
    • Reviewing, interpreting, and implementing Executive Orders, DoD and Agency Policies, inter-Agency guidance, and local procedures related to assigned program areas.
    • Developing and leading disclosure training sessions and seminars, and provides disclosure guidance to Agency personnel.
    • Conducting the application and approval process for all foreign representative visits to site locations, sponsored and unsponsored, ensuring international cooperation in support of the Agency mission.
    • Making analytical decisions regarding Security processes and procedures.

You may qualify at the GS-12, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service:
    • Reviewing, interpreting, and implementing Executive Orders, DoD and Agency Policies, inter-Agency guidance, and local procedures related to assigned program areas.
    • Developing and leading disclosure training sessions and seminars, and provides disclosure guidance to Agency personnel.
    • Conducting the application and approval process for all foreign representative visits to site locations, sponsored and unsponsored, ensuring international cooperation in support of the Agency mission.
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.

Education

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

Additional information

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: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs:
This program applies 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 ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

Other Notes:
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance w/SCI access.
  • Subject to pre-employment drug testing and periodic drug testing thereafter.
  • Overtime/compensatory time may be required to accommodate operational needs of the organization.
  • Occasional shift work and on-call duty is required to meet Agency operational support requirements to the warfighter during contingency and exercise operations that may include weekends and holidays as required.
  • Operational travel both CONUS and OCONUS may be required for the position.
  • May be subject to random DoD counterintelligence scope polygraph if assigned to programs or duty locations requiring such.
The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

Selective Service Requirement: Please visit
http://www.sss.gov for more information.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.

Competencies:
  • Communications
  • Export Control and Licensing Requirements
  • Foreign Disclosure
  • Foreign Visit Systems


Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

Best Qualified:
This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s) as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s) and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position. https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/competitive-hiring/#url=Category-Rating

Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

Veterans Preference:
If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job.
For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist , save the document and attach it to your application package.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

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

Trust determination process
National security

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 on 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 number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., "HRS per week and month/year to month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume
2. Veteran's Documents:

If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents
  • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK OR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation%205-4-2020.pdf?ver=2020-05-07-140551-783

If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)

For More Information: https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

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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