Personal Security Advisor

Washington, D.C
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 15, 2022
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

  • Incumbent reviews, interprets and evaluates, intelligence data from multiple sources pertaining to USAID and our overseas missions.
  • Analyzes all significant intel and potential security threats to protect the Administrator.
  • The incumbent is responsible for conducting routine personal security vulnerability assessments that are informed by intelligence and threat assessments.
  • The incumbent is responsible for conducting routine personal security vulnerability assessments that are informed by intelligence and threat assessments.
  • The incumbent is responsible for monitoring and coordinating protective intelligence information, monitoring and tracking unsolicited communications and concerning or escalating directions of interest in the Administrator?s official capacity.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and information networks with other agencies to gain a better understanding of their interests and to facilitate their participation and understanding.
  • Advises and recommends innovative approaches for avoiding and/or resolving problems associated with all facets of a counterintelligence program.
  • Coordinates and assists protection operations for key agency principals vital to the continuity of government with the protection providing organizations.
  • Prepares and delivers threat briefings prior to travel to key principals and prepares post travel written threat assessments and after action reports.
  • Knowledge of basic emergency procedures
  • Serve as a personal security advisor responsible for assisting the Administrator on all matters of personal security as it relates to the Administrator's position.


Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • You will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before onboarding with the agency, if after November 22.


Basic Requirement:

Specialized Experience:
GS-14: In addition to the Education requirement and Selective Placement Factor, you MUST have one year of specialized experience is required that is equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position include: a) applying security requirements for official travel with local security and law enforcement for domestic and overseas travel; (b) planning, leading, and conducting advanced security surveys and investigations in support of international and domestic activities; (c) using an investigative/analysis field to apply experimental theories and new developments to problems; (d) using strategic direction, tactical management, emergency planning, and disaster recovery strategies.

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, relevant to the duties of the position to be filled, including volunteer experience.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum requirements of the position. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned to the Silver Category or higher Category; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. In the absence of selective and quality ranking factors, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations.


This position does not have a positive education requirement, therefore, transcripts are not required.

Additional information

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in the District of Columbia, we operate in more than 100 countries worldwide, playing an active and critical role in the promotion of U.S. foreign policy interests. When crisis strikes, when rights are repressed, when hunger, disease, and poverty rob people of opportunity, USAID acts on behalf of the American people to help expand the reach of prosperity and dignity to the world's most vulnerable people. USAID employees and contractors must commit to maintaining a workplace free of sexual misconduct, including harassment, exploitation, and abuse, and adhere to USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit For more information about USAID, visit

There are limited circumstances in which an exception to the federal workforce vaccination requirement may be obtained. If you are not able to get vaccinated due to a medical condition, you should contact to request an exception from this requirement. If you are not able to get vaccinated because you have a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance, you should contact OCRD's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Division at to request a religious exception.

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 30 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.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.

Moving and relocation expenses are not authorized.

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