SECURITY SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 24, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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The primary purpose of this position is to provide a mid-level civilian position responsible for planning, directing, organizing, and integrating Special Access Program (SAP) functions of SAF/AAZX for the Air Force Special Access Program Central Office (AF SAPCO) under the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force (SAF/AA).

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Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of AF SAPCO, ensuring that the SAP Operations and Integration Division complies with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of AF SAPCO, ensuring that the SAP Operations and Integration Division complies with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs
  • Represents SAF/AAZ with a variety of agencies, departments, commands, and functional area organizations
  • Develops, implements, and oversees security policy for the Air Force SAP and IP programs


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must complete initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • PCS expenses ARE authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
  • Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Special Sensitive security clearance based on SSBI and eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP)
  • Drug Test requirement was modified to comply with AFI 90-508 Air Force Civilian Drug Demand Reduction Program, 28 August 2014
  • This position is designated as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Testing Program. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions present a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national...Cont
  • security, and public safety. It is required that you (a) refrain from the use of illegal drugs and (b) if requested, submit to urinalysis testing.
  • Employee may be required to take a counterintelligence scope polygraph examination, as required for Special Access Programs
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft at 25% or less of the time
  • The employee may be required to work overtime
  • Department of Defense Security Fundamentals Professional Certification, Security Program Integration Professional Certification, and Special Program Security Certification conferrals are required within 2 years of the established employee...Cont
  • EOD or initial assignment date to this position in accordance with DOD 3305.13-M, DoD Security Accreditation and Certification. The listed certification requirements may not be deleted or modified without the written approval of the...Cont
  • AF Security Functional Authority (SAF/AA) or their delegated security career field representative. This certification requirement only applies to employees assigned to an indexed CPD or SCPD position on or after 14 March 2016...Cont
  • Incumbent employees assigned on or before 13 March 2016 are not required to obtain the DoD certification(s) listed above.
  • This is a Centrally Managed Position in the GS-0080 Career Field ; DNRP is Authorized
  • Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Administrative and Management Positions, Security Administration Series 0080.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-13, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes: a major area of security specialization or demonstrated mastery of general security administration programs, uses comprehensive knowledge of security policy requirements to function a s technical authority in assignments requiring the application of new theories and developments to security problems not susceptible to 1) expert knowledge of developing and implementing Special Access Programs (SAP) security and Information Protection (IP) policy to ensure the highest level of protection of critical programs; 2) proficiency in advising senior leadership on policies, procedures and processes related to Special Access Program security; 3) managing special projects and initiatives related to Special Access Programs; AND 4) technical expert in analyzing and resolving complex problems with existing security systems and programs requiring innovative solutions. (NOTE: This experience MUST be well documented on your resume or application package.).

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in­-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-13 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-14 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of security, personnel management, EEO, and safety regulations, practices, and procedures.
2. Superior knowledge of Special Access Program, security concepts, principles, practices and protection efforts to review, analyze, and resolve issues supporting advanced air, space, and cyber technologies, capabilities and operations.
3. In-depth knowledge of formal declassification processes and actions for Special Access Program information.
4. Expert-level knowledge of Special Access Program core compliance inspection policies, methodologies, evaluation criteria and processes for both government and contractor operations.
5. Significant Special Access Program (SAP) experience in order to serve as a focal point for SAP policy, oversight, and governance.
6. Accomplished in the development and approval of Special Access Program-related Security Classification Guides and the identification and protection of critical program information.
7. Expertise in the creation of Special Access Program support agreements, Memorandums of Agreement, and Memorandums of Understanding supporting Air Force participation with other DoD agencies.
8. Practiced in the development of disestablishment plans when the determination has been made to terminate, cancel, or transition a SAP.
9. Exceptional proficiency to represent the Air Force as the Special Access Program (SAP) security subject matter expert at Joint Service and National Agency working groups and policy making forums.
10. Demonstrated expertise of Special Access Programs to contribute to studies and the annual creation and submission of the Air Force SAP President's Budget submission to Congress.
11. Polished understanding of the responsibilities and critical interdependencies of Special Access Program security leadership roles to include: Program Security Officer, Government SAP Security Officer, Contractor Program Security Officer, and SAP Personnel Security Official.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK 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.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

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.

120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

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.
Awards for Current Federal Civilian employees - List any awards received within the last 3 years on the resume.
Note: Applicant must not submit award SF50s-Notification of Personnel Actions (SF50s).

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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 . Subsequently, FTR Bulletin 20-04 issued by GSA, provides further information regarding NDAA FY2020, Public Law 116-92, and the expansion of eligibility beyond "transferred" for WTA/RITA allowances. For additional information, please click here .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.g., resume, supporting documents), the responses you provide on the application questionnaire, and the result of the online assessments required for this position. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):

Customer Service, Decision Making, Reasoning and Reading.

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.

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.

BASIS OF RATING: The assessments for this job will also measure
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) as listed under Qualifications
In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessment. The online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job.

The assessment includes a cut score based on the minimum level of required proficiency in these critical general competencies. You must meet or exceed the cut score to be considered. You will not be considered for the position if you score below the cut score or fail to complete the assessment.

Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration. Cheating on the online assessment may also result in your removal from consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. 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 (if part-time) 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. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn ), inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
  • Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying based on education/position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts and if required for the position, submit an active, current registration/license.
  • Veterans: If claiming VEOA, VRA or 30% Disabled Veteran - Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If claiming 30% Disabled Veteran, you must also submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces. NOTE: All veterans claiming 10-point preference must also submit a SF-15 .
  • Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (includes current Air Force employees): You must submit a legible copy of a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action . The SF-50, block 24 must contain "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a "1". Employees eligible under an OPM approved interchange agreement , block 34 may contain a "1" or "2".
  • Promotion Consideration: If you wish to be considered as a promotion candidate 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 requirements. You will need to provide additional SF-50s which clearly demonstrate you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
  • If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: You must include a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.
  • Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here .

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