Supervisory Security Specialist

Washington, D.C
Dec 03, 2021
Dec 11, 2021
Full Time

The Supervisory Security Specialist in the Judiciary Security Operations Branch will play a crucial role in the reorganization, hiring, and management responsibilities of a geographically dispersed team with representatives in the federal judiciary as the division and branch assumes responsibility for the critical new missions.

The incumbent will report to the Deputy Division Chief, JSD. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Directing the implementation of the new Judiciary Security Operations Branch;
  • Providing management oversight to the Judicial Security Officer's (JSO) program;
  • Managing the strategic focus and prioritization of the JSOs as they coordinate their duties and responsibilities within their assigned areas of responsibility;
  • Coordinating and syncing programmatic efforts with the other JSOs branches for relevant information, guidance, and national-level direction;
  • Coordinating with judges, court unit executives, circuit executives, and intra- and inter-agency partners to address security, emergency management and public safety program concerns;
  • Maintaining communication regarding physical security, emergency management and public safety threats, hazards, and mitigation measures with Chief Judges, Judges, court unit executives, and circuit executives within their area of responsibility;
  • Providing oversight of all threat and security events related to the courts and reporting information to JSD leadership;
  • Conducting cyclic reviews and ongoing assessments of the overall effectiveness of the JSO program;
  • Developing long and short-range goals and objectives for the Judicial Security Operations Branch;
  • Serving as the contracting officer's representative for all program-related contracts, developing contract requirements and cost estimates, making vendor selection recommendations, managing contractor performance, reviewing, and approving invoices, and addressing contract-related issues; and
  • Managing the Judiciary Security Operations Branch budget, monitoring applicable accounts, approving expenditures, travel coordination, and providing future year cost projections to AO leadership.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • AO employees are required to attest to their vaccination status. New employees are required to complete a Certification of Vaccination Form. The information provided on the form will be treated as confidential information and will be managed by the AO Human Resources Office.
  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens / . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit .
  • All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions. Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector or in another government agency.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience ALL of the following areas:
  • Participating in the formulation of policies, standards, procedures, and methods for security and emergency management services;
  • Planning, developing, and evaluating results of security and emergency management programs to multiple geographically dispersed units ensuring program operations meet established standards;
  • Providing leadership and direction in physical security and emergency management programs.

  • Education

    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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