Security Programs Support Specialist

Washington, D.C
Nov 27, 2021
Dec 01, 2021
Full Time

The position is a Security Program Support Specialist and provides program support in all phases of the Agency's Security Program. Works closely with the personnel security team and Drug-Free Workplace Program coordinator for Court Services Offender Supervision Agency and Pretrial Services Agency. The individual serves as a clearinghouse for all incoming requests for information. As the initial security point of contact, independently handles and responds to questions in all security program areas. When necessary, direct highly specialized questions to the appropriate manager or security specialist.

Serves as agency HSPD-12 Personal Identification Verification (PIV) card registrar and performs PIV card and proximity card issuances. Additionally, this position provides administrative support and/or backup to the security program managers. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, assigning access levels in various databases, research and developing tracking reports for lost identification cards, resolving issues related to systems reports alarms of improper card use, and initiating background investigation case files (includes performing credit check).

Responsible for the data input and management in the personnel security tracking system and independently handles issues related to systems data entry. The individual performs office supply inventory monitoring/ management and conducts small purchases of other security equipment as needed.

Prepares reports, instruction forms, memoranda, and general correspondence. Drafts, edits, and finalize complex communication/ memorandums as well as other challenging written products.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable
  • Background security investigation, drug test, and favorable adjudication
  • May be required to successfully complete a one year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 calendar day of the closing date of this announcement
  • CSOSA uses E-Verify, if you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System.
  • Bargaining Unit Status: Not Eligible
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments directly deposited into a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies for identical positions within the next year.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.
  • CSOSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • The position is Mission Essential. Mission Essential employees must report for, or remain at, work in emergencies; dismissal or closure announcements do not apply to them unless their supervisor instructs otherwise.


You may qualify at the GS-07 level if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to review regulations and policies and apply them to limited and routine administrative work assignments; or assist in analyzing and recommending solutions to work process problems or issues;


B. The applicant must have completed one (1) full academic year of graduate-level education OR be eligible for the superior academic achievement provision when it provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the position's work. Graduate-level education must demonstrate the competencies required to do the work of the position; examples of qualifying courses include program administration, program evaluation and design, resource management, and program implementation ( Transcripts must be attached to application or consideration will not be granted .);


C. A combination of education and experience as listed above.


Time-in-Grade: Current or former federal employees who have held a GS position in the preceding 52 weeks must meet the time-in-grade requirement. Applicant must have served 52 weeks as a GS-05 or higher grade in Federal Service.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). 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.


ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Additional information

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or your entry on duty date, if after November 22. CSOSA will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.

Reasonable Accommodation Requests : If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here:

If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level (scoring between 85 and 89) of the rating criteria for all factors or the established cutoff score. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. Additional information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is at: .

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