Security Assistant

Fort Lee, Virginia
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

  • Serve as Security Assistant with responsibility for managing all aspects of the security program within the organization, which includes: information, personnel and property.
  • Responsible for providing advice and assistance to Army Logistics University (ALU) personnel concerning the Foreign Disclosure and Visits program.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of and understand the differences between Classified Military Information (CMI), Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), Proprietary Information, Technical Information, and other types of restricted information.
  • Understand export controlled information, disclosure authorizations such as records for action, the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) exemption process, and delegation of disclosure authority letters (DDLs) as applicable.
  • Review and process requests for personnel security clearances and sensitive job positions.
  • Review military and civilian requests for personnel security actions: determines type of investigation required and appropriate channels for requesting investigation.
  • Maintain a system of accountability for all classified materials generated from/or received by personnel, including registers reflecting receipt, dispatch, distribution, and ultimate disposition of each copy of classified documents.
  • Maintain oversight of the unit?s physical security program, to include Access Control System (ACS) computers and security container and door combinations.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entrance on duty, subject to exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
  • 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:
  • Must satisfactorily complete the Foreign Disclosure Officer Course required for certification.
  • Requires temporary duty (TDY) travel 10% of the time.


Who May Apply:
Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • 10-Point Other Veterans? Rating
  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • 5-Point Veterans' Preference
  • Current Army Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current DoD Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee (non-Army)
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange Agreement
  • Disabled Veteran w/ a Service-Connected Disability, More than 10%, Less than 30%
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Prior Federal Service Employee
  • United States Citizen Applying to a DCIPS Position

Army DCIPS positions apply Veteran's Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement.

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes experience performing three or more of the following: 1. Submitting personnel security clearance applications. 2. Assisting in the preparation and/or presentation of security briefings and/or trainings. 3. Maintaining personnel security clearance files using automated systems and/or databases. 4. Assisting with security inspections and/or surveys. 5. Assisting in the administration of facility access control systems and/or programs such as locks, identification cards, alarms, closed circuit television.
This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GG/GS-07) or outside the federal service (GG/GS-08).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Foreign Disclosure
  • Personnel Security
  • Physical Security
  • Technical Competence


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 35 - General Intelligence position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • An Incentive is not authorized.
  • Advance in Hire (AIH) is not authorized.
  • 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 a designated time frame identified by the organization. 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.

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