Protective Agent

Expiring today

Washington, D.C
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 21, 2021
Full Time


This assignment is 1 year non-reimbursable assignment.

TOP SECRET/SCI Security Clearance required.

The Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSO) provides executive security protection (ESP) for the Deputy Secretary of DHS in accordance with DHS Instruction 121-01-018.
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  • Serve as a Protect Agent providing executive security protection for the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security.
  • Leverage expert knowledge of protective operations, countermeasures, protective intelligence, and general law enforcement duties to protect senior leadership and personnel from acts that may jeopardize their safety and security.
  • The responsibilities described are for the full performance level.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must currently hold a GS-13, 14, 15 , or equivalent grade level
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications Required:
You must have experience performing the following duties in the 1801,1811,1895,0083, or 0080 occupational job series (as documented on your resume and Standard Form 50):
  • Completed the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP), FLETC Protective Service Operations Training Program (PSOTP), or equivalent.
  • Ability to conduct both static and mobile PSD and security operations.
  • Technical and tactical proficiency with the various small arms used in support of company operations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of individual and group force protection.
  • Ability to operate motor vehicles of various weights in a tactical manner both on and off-road.
  • Demonstrate creative problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team equally well.
  • Work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
  • Other Consideration Factors:
    The employee must be a permanent, non-probationary status in the competitive service, have no disciplinary actions pending and/or any adverse or disciplinary actions within the last 12 months (such as suspension and AWOL), and achieved a rating of Achieved Expectation or higher on his/her most recent performance plan appraisal.

    Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).

  • How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire based on the competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this Joint Duty Assignment.

    If you are among the best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. After reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination will be made. You must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

    Note: DHS continues to take necessary steps to keep our workforce safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If you receive a final Joint Duty Assignment offer to onboard, please complete the onboarding requirements and/or forms and submit them electronically in an expeditious manner. Your start date may be delayed if the action above is not completed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    National security

    Required Documents

    Resume: Do not include any personally identifiable information (PII) i.e., home address, social security number, or date of birth. Your resume must clearly demonstrate you have experience which meets the requirements of this position as outlined in the "Qualifications" section.

    SF-50: Submit a copy of your official SF-50 (no text version) or other official "Notification of Personnel Action" document which shows the following information:
  • Your appointment in the Federal service
  • Tenure
  • Grade and Step
  • Full performance level
  • If your SF-50(s) does not provide the information needed to make a final determination for qualification, you will be found ineligible for the position.

    DHS Form 250-02: Complete and submit the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Application DHS Form 250-02 .

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