Technical Equipment and Fleet Specialist

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 12, 2021
Closes
Jan 20, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Joining the Secret Service, Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information (SII), Counter Surveillance Division (CSD) will allow you to oversee the expertise in the field of budget, purchase, lease and disposal of vehicles. This Technical Equipment and Fleet Specialist position starts at a salary of $72,750 (GS-11, step 01) or $87,198 (GS-12, step 1), with promotion potential to $113,362 (GS-12, step 10). For more information on the Secret Service click here.

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Responsibilities

The selectee will serve as Technical Equipment and Fleet Specialist in the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information (SII), Counter Surveillance Division (CSD). Typical work assignments include:
  • Managing equipment requests and determining the type or complementing technical equipment required to support a particular mission; determining and providing logistics support to meet the unique needs of the requesting division or office and providing alternatives or substitutions to requested equipment.
  • Planning, controlling, coordinating, and directing the receipt, distribution, disposal and accountability of all equipment and materials; maintaining software computer programs developed to track vehicle history to include: maintenance, repairs, accidents, transfers, citations (e.g. parking tickets); tracking the location, status and usage of all vehicles; and arranging for the disposal of old or damaged vehicles.
  • Assisting with writing and reviewing all documentation for the purchase of equipment; ensuring the purchase, receipt, tracking, and issuance of protective equipment are ordered and maintained; preparing orders and funding for new vehicles; and initiating/coordinating actions with General Services Administration (GSA).
  • Analyzing vehicle maintenance program and recommending changes as appropriate to improve cost and operational effectiveness; scrutinizing vehicle repair estimates and resolving and/or negotiating resolution; analyzing equipment requirement trends, plans, and recommending action to facilitate maximum utilization of government property to substitute equipment on hand and ensuring availability of protective equipment at protective events.

Apply for this exciting opportunity to impact the quality and thoroughness of utilizing your advanced management skills to maintain the superior performance of the U.S. Secret Service Fleet of vehicles. For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - May be required to travel domestically

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required.


Conditions of Employment If selected for this position, you will be required to:
  • Obtain and maintain a top secret Tier 5 clearance. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page .
  • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
  • Undergo frequent travel.
  • Test drive vehicles and perform minor mechanical repairs.
  • May be required to work long and irregular hours in support of the property management or vehicle fleet program.
  • May be required to lift and carry boxes alone and with the aid of others.
  • Considerable outdoor work is required to manage the specialized vehicle fleet program.


Qualifications

GS-11: You qualify for the GS: 11 level (starting salary $72,750) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level performing duties such as coordinating the accountability of sensitive equipment; receiving, and distributing equipment; and preparing documentation for the purchase of equipment.

OR

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related.

OR

A combination of graduate level education and experience. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.

GS-12: You qualify for the GS: 12 level (starting salary $87,198) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level performing duties such as providing technical advice and assistance regarding the accountability of sensitive equipment; overseeing and directing the receipt, distribution and accountability of all equipment; preparing and reviewing all documentation for the purchase of equipment, verifying line item budgetary coding; and analyzing statistics on equipment inventory history, usage and data.

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.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service.

Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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 job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage. In the Secret Service, we:
  • Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities
  • Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events
  • Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

E-Verify Statement: 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.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , 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, fine, or imprisonment.

This position will require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been determined.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

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 , 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.

View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the position. A score will automatically be calculated based on your answers to the vacancy specific questions. All answers provided in the online process must be substantiated by your resume. Upon review, your resume and/or supporting documents need to support your answer choices and reflect the one year of specialized experience requirement, in order to be considered. If the one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower grade level cannot be identified in your resume, you will be considered not qualified. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:
  • Knowledge of procurement policies, rules, regulations and procedures of General Services Administration (GSA).
  • Knowledge of procurement, inventory management, distribution, and disposal of vehicles and/or technical equipment and materials.
  • Ability to communicate to provide recommendations; advise on the use of the division fleet program requirements; and to develop plans and requirements.
  • Ability to gather and analyze facts, draw conclusions, and devise practical solutions to difficult problems and issues.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85.0 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. Veteran's preference does not apply under Merit Promotion procedures. View VEOA information on Feds Hire Vets .

Interview Requirement: Interviews are required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.

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

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

In addition to addressing the vacancy specific questions, you must also submit the following documentation:
  • Resume - In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history should show work experience in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date, and include the number of hours worked per week.
  • If you are qualifying based on education, or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience (as explained in the Qualifications section), you must submit a copy of your college/university transcript (unofficial is acceptable) it must show school name, student's name, credit earned, degree, and date awarded. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of 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. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information. Those with Foreign education, click here .
  • Special Priority Selection rights under ICTAP: Submit a copy of your agency notice, copy of your most recent performance appraisal (with at least a satisfactory rating),and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
  • Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) and/or documentation of service connected disability. If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions. View VEOA information on Feds Hire Vets .
  • Are you a current Federal employee or reinstatement eligible with competitive status? Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing your tenure code as career or career-conditional (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). In addition, the SF50 must show the highest grade or promotion potential level attained competitively. An award SF-50 does not contain the required information. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade and that supports one year of experience. Also submit your performance appraisals and/or incentive awards.

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