Supervisory Personnel Security Specialist, GS-0080-14

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Chesapeake, Virginia
Posted
Jan 11, 2021
Closes
Jan 19, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS), Office of Security Policy & Management (DCMS-34), Security Center (DCMS-342), Chesapeake, VA.

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Responsibilities

This position is located in the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS), Office of Security Policy & Management (DCMS-34), Central Adjudication Facility (DCMS-342) "USCG Security Center (SECCEN)", in Chesapeake, VA. The USCG is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) component. The incumbent serves as the Policy and Compliance Branch Chief responsible for intake and scoping in support of adjudications, coordinating CAF line of business processes, and collaborating on the implementation of Personnel Security initiatives.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:
  • Supervising teams responsible for intake and scoping actions.
  • Ensuring intake and scoping activities are applied consistent with Personnel Security, Suitability/Fitness, and Credentialing (SSC) standards.
  • Ensuring CAF standard operating procedures and processes are updated and in compliance with USCG, Department of Homeland Security other pertinent SSC policies and standards.
  • Serving as acting Adjudicative Services Branch (ASB) Chief during the absence or unavailability of the ASB Chief.
  • Collaborating with USCG Personnel Security Program Management team to develop efficiencies in actions related to SSC vetting.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - This position requires occasional travel.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • The applicant may be subject to pre-appointment and random drug testing.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • A final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.
  • A one-year Supervisory Probationary Period may be required.
  • This position requires a Top Secret/SCI clearance.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

To qualify for the GS-14: Applicants must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the federal sector. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular abilities, skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position.

Examples of specialized experience include:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Personnel Security Federal vetting requirements.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Personnel Security regulations, policies and practices including security, suitability and credentialing adjudication;
  • Oversight of Personnel Security teams or operations to support security, suitability, and credentialing adjudications.
  • Preparing correspondence, reports, briefs, and addressing metrics related to Personnel Security matters.
  • Implementing new initiatives and spearheading change management for efficiency and effectiveness in CAF operations;
  • Evaluating organization's Personnel Security program policies or processes and making recommendations to senior leadership;
  • Establish priority of operations for subordinate staff members and ensuring Personnel Security goals are achieved.
  • Preparing oral/written briefs and presentations on complex Personnel Security topics to apprise high-level officials;
  • Leading, training, and supervising employees.

National Service Experience (i.e., 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.

The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

This is a supervisory position, under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Individuals applying for any DHS position are required to have resided within the United States for three or more years out of the last five years. Individuals who work or worked for the U.S. Government in foreign countries in federal civilian, contractor, military, volunteer, consultant or intern capacities are exempt from this residency requirements.

Must obtain and maintain a Top Secret Tier 5 clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information eligibility for appointment and continued employment.

DHS has a bad debt threshold policy which defines "bad debt" (for applicants) as any delinquent debt (federal or consumer) that is 120 days past due.

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6291. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

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 résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line self assessment questions that are based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:
  • Adjudication skill and ability to make second level review decisions required for SSC adjudications.
  • Knowledge of Personnel Security, Suitability, Credentialing policy and program requirements.
  • Ability to supervise.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to support and implement leadership-directed change management initiatives.

  • Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.

    If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

    Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience; no points will be assigned.

    To preview questions please click here .

    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
    Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security

    Required Documents

    1. Your resume
    2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
    3. If you are qualifying based on education, submit a legible copy of your unofficial college transcript from an accredited college/university. The transcript copy must reflect the college/university name and/or logo. Applicants are highly encouraged to proactively order a copy of their official transcripts to be delivered to their home address so transcripts will be readily available if selected. If selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts prior to establishing your start date. Foreign education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited institutions in the U.S. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here.
    4. If you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must submit a copy of your agency notice, most recent performance rating and most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level and duty location. If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. To be considered eligible, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. Please see ICTAP eligibility.
    5. If you are claiming veterans' preference, please submit the following documents. Please see Feds Hire Vets for detail.
    a. Veterans claiming 5 point veterans' preference must submit legible Member 4 Copy DD214(s) indicating Character of Service. 5-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.
    b. 30% Disabled Veterans must submit their Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and VA Disability Letter with percentage of disability OR documentation of disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.
    c. Other 10 point Preference Eligibles must submit applicable Member Copy 4 DD-214(s), which includes Character of Service, and provide documentation of your other 10 point preference. If claiming 10 point preference, you must provide required documentation described on the back of the SF-15 which proves that you are entitled to such preference. 10-point preference will not be granted if appropriate documentation is not submitted with your application.
    d. If you are a current active duty military member who does not have a DD214 and is claiming preference under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces indicating that you will be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. Certifications must be on letterhead from the appropriate military branch and include the following information: military dates of service and expected discharge or release date, character of service, military rank, type of discharge and date when terminal leave will begin. Certifications must be signed by, or by direction of military members' military personnel offices, unit commanders or higher headquarters.
    6. OPM must authorize employment offers for former or current Political Appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information. Submit proof of your former or current status, such as your SF-50. Please see here.

    All documentation as outlined above must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you are unable to submit your documents electronically, you may fax or mail the documents. A fax cover sheet will be provided to you from the system, with fax number and instructions to transmit the requested documents. The required documents will also be accepted by mail and must be received by the closing date of the announcement. The mailing address is COMMANDANT (CG-123SE), ATTN OFFICE OF CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES (JOBS), US COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE, STOP 7912, WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7912.

    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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