Physical Security Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 10, 2021
Closes
Jun 15, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Protective Services Division, Security and Emergency Preparedness Directorate, Chief Operating Officer.

The position description number for this position is 412616.

The salary indicated reflects the locality pay for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

The incumbent of this position must be able to obtain a TOP SECRET security clearance.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent of this position provides services, advice, and assistance in physical security matters to Library of Congress organizations and coordinates with agencies and organizations outside the Library of Congress.

Serves as a technical authority in assignments requiring the application of new theories and developments to physical security problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted security methods, technology, or procedures. Also, serves as an expert in basic lock-smithing practices, including the design and implementation of keying schemes, installation of lock hardware, and application of keying programs. Resolves major conflicts in policy and program objectives. Performs key decision-making and policy-developing responsibilities for very difficult assignments.

Advises top-level agency security and subject matter managers on new developments and advances in security techniques in physical security, such as new techniques and systems to mitigate terrorist threat. Plans, organizes, and directs studies to develop long-range forecasts. Recommends methods for enhancing efficiencies of security systems through modification and application of evolving technology. Evaluates and makes recommendations concerning overall plans and proposals for major agency and inter-agency security projects. Implements national level guidance in agency standards, guidelines, or policies for major security programs.

Applies many different and unrelated processes, differing regulatory criteria and procedures, and significant departures from established practices, to reach decisions, or to develop and implement new methods and techniques that satisfy policy and operations requirements.

Interprets risk assessments and positive detection responses and notifies the appropriate authorities of a possible threat. Conducts preliminary site surveys to evaluate threat levels, working conditions, and time constraints. Utilizes such information to determine enforcement or search methods and the need for additional law enforcement support. Initiates corrective action appropriate to the threat involved, such as recommending establishment of new security systems or evacuation of federal and tenant agency personnel, individual facilities, and/or building complexes. Coordinates actions with other local and federal law enforcement agencies and property management personnel.

Coordinates security efforts for the most difficult programs or projects that have unusually demanding governmental and political conditions requiring the planning, development, and evaluation of matters of general precedent, extensive controversy, or wide coordination. Develops and executes methods for obtaining input from leaders of research, and government agencies to identify undeveloped approaches to address security problems. Works with federal, state and private sector groups to set research priorities, and program evaluation standards.

Manages a security/law enforcement program throughout a major agency organizational component such as a regional office, center, or major field installation. Serves as the agency's technical expert and delegates authority for the enforcement of federal statutes in the physical protection of all personnel and property, the protection of the civil rights of all persons, and the preservation of a safe, secure, and peaceful environment. Responsible for the operation and management of the agency's security and law enforcement program. Determines the need for, investigates, and analyzes state-of-the-art security systems.

Reviews and develops new or proposed security policies, procedures, and guidelines for agency-wide use. The policies and guidelines impact the agency's work environment due to the sensitivity and impact of the issues involved. Serves as the primary agency technical authority with respect to policy and regulatory impact upon the agency's security programs.
Develops agency-wide recommendations on the modifications and corrections needed to bring proposed or existing agency security directives into compliance with legal or precedent guidelines. Identifies key policy issues and priorities, designs analyses, evaluates alternative agency strategies, and makes recommendations to senior agency management officials.

Plans, organizes, and coordinates briefings and information exchange opportunities. Serves as organizational spokesperson at public meetings, formal and informal briefings, workshops, and press conferences on extremely technical and complex program activities.

Performs contract administration activities for significant, highly specialized procurements. Coordinates incremental funding, redirection of effort, time extensions, change orders, stop work orders, approval of progress payments, and final payment to the contractor.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of general security program administration policies, practices and procedures.**

Ability to provide protective services program oversight.**

Ability to serve as program liaison within and outside the agency.

Ability to exercise judgment and discretion.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

Additional information

The incumbent of this position must be able to obtain a TOP SECRET security clearance.

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

A "Not to Exceed" (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

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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