SECURITY SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort McNair, D.C
Posted
Dec 03, 2021
Closes
Dec 07, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Provides technical oversight for one or more of the major security program functional areas and serves as a primary source of information and guidance in those specialty security areas.
  • Manages personnel security investigations and clearances; reviews and analyzes results of investigations; and coordinates security requirements for individuals that include military, civilian employee, consultant, or contractor personnel.
  • Implements plans and procedures for the internal safeguarding of classified material/national security information (NSI) and access and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).
  • Organizes and conducts security training sessions for NDU personnel, briefs newly assigned personnel on security requirements, and debriefs personnel upon departure from NDU.
  • Provides policy, guidance and oversight to COMSEC (Communications Security) programs.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship or National.
  • Suitable for Federal Employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service.
  • Pursuant to the Executive Order on Requiring COVID 19 Vaccination for Federal Employees, new DoD civilian employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 prior to entry on duty, subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • More details regarding vaccine requirements can be found at https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. Selected candidates will receive further information during the job offer process.
  • This position requires a Top Secret/Special Sensitive security clearance. The incumbent must undergo periodic special background investigations and drug testing for continued eligibility as required.
  • The incumbent of this position is required to obtain and maintain Tier 1, Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC).


Qualifications

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-11 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required. Specialized experience is defined as the ability to independently resolve difficult and complex information security issues and multi-discipline security programs goals and objectives. Examples of specialized experience include 1) Managing an information security program; 2) Interpreting security concepts to include governing regulations, policies, and directives; 3) Managing an operation security program; and 4) Arranging classified meetings and materials.

Volunteer Experience: 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

  • Our complete benefits package is one of the most comprehensive found in either government or private sector. These extraordinary benefits encompass health, pay, work/life balance, growth & learning.
  • Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
  • Required Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC): In accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) Manual 3305.13-M, "DoD Security Accreditation and Certification", this position has been identified as a Defense Security Position (DSP). Individuals occupying positions designated as DSPs are required to meet certification requirements of the Security Professional Education Development (SPeD) program. The incumbent of this position is required to obtain and maintain Tier 1, Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC) as a Condition of Employment.
  • Probationary Period: A two year probationary period may be required.
  • Telework: Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
  • Additional Vacancies: We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
  • Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service. See http://www.ssa.gov/
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Priority Consideration: If you are a displaced Federal Civil Service employee and attain a rating of at least 90, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under the ICTAP. For more information on ICTAP, click here ICTAP Guidance . NOTE: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are NOT ICTAP eligible.
  • Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
  • Pay for first time hires to the Federal Government will typically be set at step 1 salary range for their respective grade level.


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