Fort Meade, Maryland
May 08, 2021
May 14, 2021
Full Time


This position will be part of a program that has broad interaction with security professionals throughout the Department of Defense, Federal Government, and Cleared Industry. He/she must be able to confidently engage a wide range of audiences, build relationships with stakeholders, demonstrate superior analytic capability, promote technical innovation, provide tactical analytical support to emergent requirements, and assist this new program in developing a strategic analytic approach.

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As a PERSONNEL SECURITY SPECIALIST (Functional Program Analyst) you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Performs as a member of a team that supports the onboarding of the 120+ Federal Agencies and 10,000+ Cleared Industry Companies into the National Background Investigation Services (NBIS) system.
  • Provides training, guidance, and support to Federal Agency and Cleared Industry teams that train-the-trainers in each organization to successfully configure their organization and provision users in the NBIS system in support of the whole-of-government implementation of Trusted Workforce 2.0.
  • Provides program analyst/ program management support within the NBIS PEO PDO programs to include: managing program cost, schedule, technical performance, risk, budgets, acquisitions, and contracts.
  • Responsible for orchestrating, leading, and overseeing program functions to include: gathering requirements; governing the program's development lifecycle; ensuring detailed needs assessments are conducted; building and leading teams; developing and communicating messaging; analyzing metrics; creating reports; managing and enhancing the customer experience; liaising and aligning across organizational boundaries; and conducting in-depth system capability and stakeholder needs assessments.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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
  • 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): May be authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Valid state issued driver license.
  • Must successfully attain and maintain the DoD Security Professional Education Development Program (SPeD), Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC), within 24 months of being hired.


The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: i.e. for professional positions or positions with a basic education requirement: and 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 05/11/2021

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:
  • Use of personnel security, suitability, and Department of Defense (DoD) and National policy, and processes to include pertinent DoD and Federal statutes, regulations, guidelines, and instructions governing the Personnel Security Programs.
  • Develop and recommend new applications, policies, or procedures or implementing provisions for use in personnel security and the background vetting mission.
  • Provide functional expertise in support of National Background Investigative Services deployment and onboarding initiatives related to Personnel Security.
  • Advises on policy, and training impacts and requirements as it relates to onboarding Federal Agencies and Cleared Industry into National Background Investigative Services.
  • Working knowledge of Personnel Security Program and/or Insider Threat Program to support the development of business enterprise architecture (process flow maps, system views, data models and etc.).

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
  • Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different audiences/ situations/cultures. Actively solicits feedback. Exemplifies professionalism, tact, and empathy. Builds trust and commitment.
  • Influencing/Negotiating - Establish and maintains relationships with key individuals/groups; understands what motivates them, persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information, find solutions, and accomplish goals.
  • Strategic Thinking - Formulates objectives and priorities and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization that takes into consideration the environment, resources, capabilities, constraints, and organizational goals and values.
  • Customer Service - Anticipates and meet the needs of both internal and external customers; delivering high-quality products and services while being committed to continuous improvement.


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.

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.

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:

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

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 OR be currently employed within 50 miles of the advertised position's location(s). Please ensure your resume reflects your current home address and/or employer's address as this will be used to determine the area of consideration eligibility requirement when an SF50 is not applicable
  • 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.


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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