SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL SECURITY SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Feb 19, 2021
Closes
Feb 27, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The primary purpose of position is to serve as a Supervisory Personnel Security Specialist, Team Chief responsible for supervising a large team of Personnel Security Specialist who are responsible for making security clearance eligibility determinations within Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), Consolidated Adjudications Facility (CAF), Division 4, Branch 13, Team 41C. This position is also leading a team that specializes in processing evaluations for contractor personnel.
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Responsibilities

As a SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL SECURITY SPECIALIST you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Plans, organize, and directs the activities of a DoD CAF Team, ensuring final agency determinations concerning personnel security clearances comply with legal and regulatory requirements and meet customer needs.
  • Develops goals and objectives integrating organization and Team objectives.
  • Research, interprets, analyzes, and applies various guidelines, policies, regulations, etc
  • Plans and schedules work in promoting a manner promoting smooth now and even distribution.
  • Coordinates plans and schedules with other organization managers and customers as appropriate.
  • Identifies need for changes in priorities and takes action to implement such changes.
  • Assesses and revises policies and procedures as needed to find ways to improve quality, timeliness, and efficiency of work.
  • Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities.
  • Advises and provides counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management.
  • Selects or recommends selection of candidates for vacancies, promotions, details, and reassignment in consideration or skills, qualifications, and mission requirements.
  • Hears and resolves employee complaints and refers serious unresolved complaints to higher level management.
  • Recognizes and takes action to correct situations posing a threat to the health or safety or subordinates.
  • Responsible for reviewing and recommending approval or disapproval of employee requests for training.
  • Ensures employees are notified of and nominated for the various training opportunities.
  • Ensures developmental employees are receiving scheduled on-line and classroom training and, are provided additional resources if necessary in preparation for the Adjudicator Professional Certification exam in which employees must pass as a condition of employment.
  • Provides guidance and on-the-job training/feedback to developmental and journeyman level Personnel Security.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. For more information http://www.sss.gov
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance.
  • May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays, and/or overtime.
  • DoD Personnel Security Adjudicator Professional Certification and DoD Personnel Security Adjudicator Professional Certification Due Process Credential are mandatory within 24 months.
  • DoD Personnel Security Adjudicator Professional Certification will be maintained by completing 100 Professional Developmental Units (PDUs) every two years following initial certification.


Qualifications

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0000/security-administration-series-0080/ for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 03/01/2021

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience required for this position is: Established supervisory/leadership experience; Experience leading and coordinating special projects, teams, tasks and initiatives; Extensive knowledge and experience processing Industry Psychology evaluations; Analyze evaluation reports for compliance and determine risk to national security; Ability to access/revise policies/procedures to improve quality, timeliness, efficiency of work.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Communications
  • Communicate (i.e., written and oral) rights, responsibilities, management directives, policies, and/or regulations to employees, supervisors, and/or other pertinent individuals.
2. Conflict Management
  • Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counterproductive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflict and disagreements in a constructive manner.
3. Developing Others
  • Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by inspiring and providing a learning environment of ongoing feedback and opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods, enabling employees to address skill gaps and realize their highest potential. Actively encourages and supports enhancement of a joint perspective.
4. Personnel Security
  • Applies personnel security principles and methods to process initial clearances, periodic re-investigations, and clearance upgrades/downgrades, and to complete the adjudication and appeals processes. Evaluates internal and external security clearance requests and ensures applicant's actions are consistent with regulatory requirements. Analyzes and reports on clearance and appeals findings to senior security officials and makes appropriate notifications.
5. Problem Solving
  • Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; seeks/generates and evaluates alternative perspectives/solutions; makes timely/ effective recommendations, based on potential implications of findings or conclusions. Critically evaluates to identify the causes of problems, and chooses courses of action that balance the interests of the mission and stakeholders.
6. Resilience
  • Deals effectively with pressure, ambiguous and emerging conditions, and multiple tasks; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity or uncertainty. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Anticipates changes and learns from mistakes.
7. Strategic Thinking
  • Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment that takes into consideration the environment, resources, capabilities, constraints, and organizational goals and values. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks and contingencies, recognizing the implications for the organization and stakeholders.


Education

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

Additional information

DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL
In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:
http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

Other Notes:

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

Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.

If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational 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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

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:
  • If area of consideration is limited to the local commuting area, you must reside within 50 miles of the position's location(s) unless otherwise specified. Please ensure your resume reflects your current/commuting address as this will be used in determining whether or not you meet this eligibility requirement.
  • Narrative responses in the assessment questionnaire do not replace content in your resume or vise a versa. Experience must be described in both places for qualification determinations.

Your resume may be submitted in 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 dates of employment (i.e., Month/Year to present).
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Veteran's Documents
  • If applying for Veteran's preference, please provide a copy of your DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.

3. SF-50
  • If applicable, all current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc. Failure to provide latest SF50 will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d

If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.




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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