Supervisory Security Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 14, 2021
Closes
May 16, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

A successful candidate in this position will serve as the Deputy Director and as an NNSA senior security expert. As the Deputy to the Director, Office of Security Operations and Programmatic Planning, the incumbent shares fully in the responsibilities of the Director regarding the management of NA-71.

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Responsibilities

As a Supervisory Security Specialist, you will:
  • Oversee the Office of Defense Nuclear Security (DNS): HR processes including classification, recruitment, training, workforce management, and awards; PPBE processes; COOP policy and planning; Administrative support services contracts; Logistics (space/resources); Information Technology (IT); and executes the common business operations required to organize and operate a primary staff organization for all DNS offices in the NCR.
  • Be responsible for developing NNSA policies and guidance, and providing assistance to NNSA headquarters, NNSA field organizations, and
    NNSA contractor organizations in all security functional areas of the office. The incumbent uses mastery knowledge of the security programs and comprehensive knowledge of security policy requirements to function as NNSA's expert technical authority and management advisor on all functional areas of the Office, and perform security assignments requiring the application of new theories and developments to security problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted security methods, technology, or procedures.
  • Through a subordinate supervisor and in collaboration with the Office Director, oversee the DNS Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Evaluation processes.
  • Effectively resolve complex program and technical problems in assigned areas and provide management advice and recommendations regarding difficult policy issues and a suggested means for resolution.
  • Represent the positions and interests of the Director for the Office of Security Operations and Programmatic Planning, within DNS in a wide-range of meetings with both Internal and external Individuals and groups in which substantive matters of major importance to the mission and goals of DNS are deliberated. Develop written and oral presentations to communicate management plans and decisions and to report on results of management studies. Serve as a point-of-contact for all administrative and correspondence-related matters for the Office. Works closely with the DNS Chief of Staff and the Office administrative support staff on correspondence and action items.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
04 - This position is being filled at its highest performance level.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • Subject to Random Drug Testing
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Favorable suitability determination required.
  • Financial Disclosure is required.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q level Security Clearance.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) governing personal identity which will require that you provide two forms of identification.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


Qualifications

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or GS grade level in the Federal service (i.e. NQ-03, EN-III, or GS-13). Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience performing the following functions regarding Safeguards and Security: Directing agency-wide programs; providing leadership and guidance in planning, evaluating, and coordinating program plans and goals; developing and implementing established policy for the Agency; and revising program direction to accommodate new directions for the organization.

Examples include:

1. Experience using security programs and comprehensive knowledge of security policy requirements to function as expert technical authority and management advisor on all functional areas of the Office.

2. Experience recommending key decision-making and policy-development decisions that affect planning for significantly new and far reaching security program enhancements of existing security systems and programs requiring innovative solutions.

3. Experience resolving critical problems agency-wide systems and recommending new approaches and techniques for use by others.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
  • In-depth knowledge and skill in the application of management principles, practices, methods, and techniques to effectively manage human and material resources required to accomplish the missions and functions assigned to DNS, and develop new theories and approaches. Proven experience, and the skill and ability, to provide leadership and supervision to a diverse staff performing analytical, program management, performance evaluation, policy and guideline development, and administrative and security work in the safeguards and security function.
  • Ability to develop principles, theory, and application of DOE and government safeguards and security orders, regulations, and survey techniques sufficient to assist in
    the examination and evaluation of security of classified documents, materials, and information to ensure that NNSA security responsibilities/standards are being
    satisfactorily fulfilled.
  • Knowledge of the NNSA PPBE process.
  • Skill and analytical ability to analyze new concepts; identify and resolve problem areas; apply new concepts and techniques to security problems previously resistant to solution by more typical methods.
  • Knowledge of the structure and operations of DOE NNSA and contractor organizations.

  • "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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/Band: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

    CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

    You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

    There is no education requirement for this position.

    Additional information

    • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

    EEO Policy: Click HERE.
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Click HERE.
    Veterans Information: Click HERE.
    Telework: Click HERE.
    Selective Service Registration: Click HERE.

    Information about the NNSA Demonstration project can be found by clicking HERE.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

    We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

    Your performance appraisals and incentive awards will be given due consideration in the selection process based on their relation to the duties of the position and the consistency with which they may be considered in evaluating you against other applicants.

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Q Access Authorization

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Required Documents

    Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.
    If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
    • Your resume shall list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • For all types of work experience, you shall indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • For paid work experience, you shall indicate your starting salary for each position and the highest salary you earned (if different).
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • You may list all incentive awards on your resume.
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.

    Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

    Performance Appraisals: You must submit your two (2) most recent performance appraisals.

    Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action).

    To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!
  • Full position title;
  • appointment type;
  • occupational series;
  • pay plan, grade, and step;
  • tenure code; and
  • service computation date (SCD).

  • If your current position SF50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.

    If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: experience." href="https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build/education/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

    For Professional, Scientific and Engineering Positions: If qualifying on the basis of an alternate method, i.e., professional license, you must submit official documentation to support your claim with your application package.

    Veterans: authorities and the documentation you need to submit" href="http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. flexibilities for persons with disabilities" href="https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

    Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

    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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