Personnel Security Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 14, 2021
Closes
May 21, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located at Treasury Office of the Inspector General, Office of Management. As a Personnel Security Specialist, you will be performing the security-related functions in support of OIG's Personnel Suitability and HSPD-12 Program and ensuring that all appointees and contractors have the appropriate level of security/suitability clearance commensurate with their assignment.

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Responsibilities

As a Personnel Security Specialist, you will:
  • Conduct complex, comprehensive, and sensitive adjudications. Review, evaluate, and adjudicate reports of investigation, personnel security files, and other records to assess the reliability, loyalty, suitability, and trustworthiness of employees and contractors in sensitive and non-sensitive positions or access to classified information, resources, and material which could adversely affect the national security, public welfare, or the efficiency of the Federal service. The incumbent has access or continued access to sensitive or classified information, resources, material, products and/or processes. Ensure the required background investigation was completed for the position.
  • Apply policies, procedures, and programs involving personnel suitability and security clearance adjudication to determine eligibility of individuals for employment and retention in OIG positions. Coordinate with the National Background and Investigations Bureau (NBIB) to initiate background investigations for applicants and appointees. The incumbent is responsible for reviewing the investigation and adjudication in accordance with suitability criteria, including factors and additional considerations outlined in 5 CFR 731. The incumbent is responsible for adjudicating security clearances in accordance with the 13 adjudicative guidelines set forth under Executive Order (E.O.) 12968. Process requests for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and forward to the responsible Treasury office; also forward requests for suspension and termination. Utilize the Central Verification System (CVS) and Personnel Investigations Processing System (PIPS) to grant interim security clearances to new hires in cases where there is no reciprocity or the clearance level from previous employment is lower than for the position being filled. Using PIPS, administratively withdraw security clearance for employees leaving the OIG. Conduct new employee orientation on security and ensure that all employees review the security program provisions annually as required. Maintain files of signed acknowledgements that the annual review has been conducted.
  • Collaborate with the HR Division on initiating the issuance of PIV cards for new hires under Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12, and issuances developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) verifying the claimed identity of individuals seeking physical access to Federally controlled government facilities and electronic access to government information systems. Exercise responsibility for planning, coordinating with the IT Division, and implementing issuance of PIV cards for access to computers and other IT equipment. Assist employees with expiring PIV login certificates to update and retain login permissions.



Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National


  • Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized Experience: For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
    • experience making suitability determinations and adjudicating background investigations; AND
    • applying personnel security rules, regulations, policies, and practices in order to gather facts, draw conclusions, or recommend solutions to problems; AND
    • establishing and maintaining effective partnerships and communication regarding personnel security investigations.

    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-12, you must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks.

    Education

    Additional information

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.

    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. Our benefits package includes:
    • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    • A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
    • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits


    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.

    Rating : Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Analytical, Technical, and Communication.
    Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
    Referral : If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must score a 90 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).Please ensure all required documents, including any required work samples, narratives, or other materials as stated in this announcement, are attached to your application package.

    All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .
    CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:- Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
    - Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

    PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: Submit a copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last year, that includes the final rating. If you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.
    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.
    If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, VRA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see https://arc.fiscal.treasury.gov/vacancies/fsApplicantGuideMeritPromotion.pdf . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide
    Land Management Eligibles must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility here .

    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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