Personnel Security Specialist

Employer
Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
Location
Hanover, MD
Posted
Nov 30, 2021
Closes
Dec 02, 2021
Ref
231908646
Hours
Full Time
Summary Serves as Personnel Security Specialist within the Vetting Risk Operations Center(VROC), located at Hanover, MD. Learn more about this agency Help Overview Reviewing applications Open & closing dates 10/29/2021 to 11/15/2021 Salary $46,157 - $78,167 per year Pay scale & grade GG 7 - 9 Help Location 2 vacancies in the following location: Hanover, MD Telework eligible Yes-as determined by the agency policy. Travel Required 25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Relocation expenses reimbursed No Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-time Service Excepted Promotion potential 12 Job family (Series) 0080 Security Administration Supervisory status No Security clearance Sensitive Compartmented Information Drug test Yes Position sensitivity and risk Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk Trust determination process National security Announcement number DCSA-22-11281342-P Control number 619682300 Help This job is open to The public US Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the US Clarification from the agency This announcement is open to: All US Citizens Help Duties This position may be filled at either GG-07 or GG-09 grade level, please indicate the grade for which you want to be considered. Incumbent may be advanced non-competitively to the established target grade upon meeting developmental benchmarks, performance requirements, and other requirements, as applicable established for the career program or specifically for the incumbent. As a PERSONNEL SECURITY SPECIALIST you will be responsible for the following duties: - Performs routine, standardized assignments in support of Continuous Evaluation and Personnel Security Operations. The incumbent participates in the review, validation and coordination of alerts generated by the DoD Continuous Evaluation program - Utilizes supporting systems to receive alert information, conduct identity resolution, determine if alerts meet established business rule criteria and coordinates adjudicative-relevant and actionable alert information with the DoD Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF) and Component security officials - Reviews personnel security questionnaires that contain issues concerning national security to include: Allegiance issues; Foreign Influence and Preference issues; Sexual misconduct; Personal Conduct; Criminal Conduct; Alcoholism; Drug Involvement; Financial Irresponsibility; Mental Disorders; and/or Misuse of Information Technology Systems - Assists higher-level personnel who are performing Continuous Evaluation and Personnel Security projects in order to develop competence and expertise - Receives formal on-the-job training as well as developmental assignments - Periodically rotates the assignments to develop an understanding of the overall Continuous Evaluation and Personnel Security function Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a US citizen Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. For more information Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered This is a Drug Testing designated position Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under USC 1601 Work Schedule: Full Time Overtime: Occasionally Tour of Duty: Flexible PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt Financial Disclosure: Not Required Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see, additional information. Incumbent is required to attain the Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC) within two (2) years of entry on duty. Certification must be maintained in accordance with program rules. Qualifications The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0000/security-administration-series-0080/ for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 11/15/2021 Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, and will typically be demonstrated by working at, or immediately below the level of the job being advertised, for a year or more. The previous work experience must clearly demonstrate the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience required for this position is: Knowledge of related day to day and in-depth analysis and evaluation of Continuous Evaluation (CE) alerts. Assists with technical guidance, and interpreting policy in all aspects of CE/Continuous Vetting (CV). Serving as an additional source of information relating to the CE/CV program and provides upper echelon officials with guidance concerning applicable data sources and references relating to general and specific policies, procedures, court decision and peripheral programs impacting the personnel security and CE/CV mission. Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies: 1. Security 2. Compliance Inspection 3. Communications 4. Self-Management Please review the Required Supporting Documents Link at: Education If substituting education for experience, at the GG-07 level, you must possess a bachelor's or equivalent degree. For the GG-09 level, a Master's or equivalent degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such as degree or LL.B. or JD Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions. If substituting education for experience, transcripts MUST be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. Foreign Education: For further information, click on the following link: FOREIGN EDUCATION For further information, click on the following link: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional information DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government. VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria. COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/ DELETE if not used for your agency: Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 60 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy. Other Notes: Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: -V300.pdf Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period. If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions. If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS. Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status. All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (ie, Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, ie, Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc. Read more Help A career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Help A career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies. Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (ie, applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc.). Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further. The following documents are REQUIRED 1. Your resume: If area of consideration is limited to the local commuting area, you must reside OR be currently employed within a reasonable distance of the advertised position's location(s). Please ensure your resume reflects your current home address and/or employer's address as this will be used to determine the area of consideration eligibility requirement when an SF50 is not applicable Narrative responses in the assessment questionnaire do not replace content in your resume or vise a versa. Experience must be described in both places for qualification determinations. Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment (ie, Month/Year to present). For additional information see: What to include in your resume. 2. Transcripts College transcript(s), required if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned. 3. Veteran's Documents If applying for Veteran's preference, please provide a copy of your DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty. Future Military Retirees: You are required to submit a copy of your "official" Retirement (NOTE: Member 4 Copy is preferred, but we will accept copies that show character of service ie "honorable or general-under honorable conditions." The Member 1 copy will not be accepted), OR if your DD214 has yet to be approved, a Retirement Letter will be accepted up to 120 days prior to retirement signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters which must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (ie honorable). IF, you are taking leave prior to your retirement date, you must provide a copy of your "approved" terminal leave request form (must show "Terminal" or "Other- Transition") or the Approved Terminal/Other-Transition Leave Start Date must be indicated on your Retirement Letter. If you are not taking leave prior to your separation date you are not required to provide a terminal leave request form or indicate a Leave Start Date on your Statement of Service. Future Military Separatees (Not Retiring): You are required to submit a copy of your "official" DD214 (NOTE: Member 4 Copy is preferred, but we will accept copies that show character of service ie "honorable or general-under honorable conditions." The Member 1 copy will not be accepted), OR if your DD214 has yet to be approved, a copy of your most recent active duty orders for separation or a statement of service letter will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation which must reflect the Type of Discharge, and Character of Service (ie honorable). IF, you are taking leave prior to your separation date, you must provide a copy of your "approved" terminal leave request form (must show "Terminal" or "Other-Transition") or the Approved Terminal/Other-Transition Leave Start Date must be indicated on your Statement of Service. If you are not taking leave prior to your separation date you are not required to provide a terminal leave request form or indicate a Leave Start Date on your Statement of Service. NOTE: Active duty military members are not eligible for appointment unless currently on terminal leave. 4. SF-50: If applicable, all current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (ie, Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, ie, Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc. Failure to provide latest SF50 will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US 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 US 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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