Supervisory Security Specialist

Washington, D.C
Jan 19, 2022
Jan 25, 2022
Full Time

The duties and responsibilities for a 0080 Supervisory Security Specialist generally include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • The incumbent is primarily responsible for formulating, developing, evaluating, and monitoring policy regarding the Department's personnel security program (background investigations, adjudications, reciprocity clearance, and other related tasks) and is also required to apply expertise knowledge to other areas of personnel security as necessary.
  • The incumbent's responsibilities require him/her to have a broad knowledgeable of national personnel security policies, executive orders, and standard Government-wide personnel security procedures, as well as operational and personnel security program requirements.
  • The incumbent will supervise a team consisting of Security Specialists performing personnel security policy-related work and background investigations adjudicative work.
  • The incumbent performs human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
  • The incumbent develops performance standards and evaluates overall performance of employees.
  • The incumbent provides policy expert advice and guidance to Security Programs Managers and higher-level officials on personnel security matters.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year probationary or two-year trial period.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
  • You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
  • Financial Disclosure: If selected, you may be required to disclose financial information in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.
  • Additional selections may be made from this announcement, for up to 90 days, if openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division.
  • You will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.) subject to such exceptions as required by law.


To qualify for the position of Supervisory Security Specialist at (GS-0080-14), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to this series and grade you're applying to.

If you are a current or former government employee on a permanent appointment in the competitive service, you will need to demonstrate you performed at least 1-year (52-weeks) at the next lower grade level (i.e., GS-13 or equivalent pay band) to meet the time-in-grade requirements for this occupational series and grade. Additionally, please ensure to submit an applicable SF50 (please refer to the "required documents" section for additional information).

To qualify for the GS-14, you must possess the following: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in Federal service, performing the following: 1) Performing personnel security (e.g., background investigations, waivers, adjudication, and denials/revocation) policy-related work. 2) Conducting background investigations adjudication work; 3) Performing administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised; and 4) Providing personnel security policy guidance to Employees, Security Programs Managers, and Higher-level or Senior officials.

You MUST meet all qualification requirements, including Time-in-Grade, by the closing date of this announcement, 01/24/2022Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire and the qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.


There is no education requirement or substitution of education for experience for this position.

Additional information

The bullets below outline the various groups of applicants that fall under the term "status candidates". This vacancy is open to applicants from any of the groups listed below: When you apply you'll have the chance to claim an eligibility pathway, be sure you fully read each statement and any links provided to make sure you know which eligibility you qualify for.

See a full list and learn more at USAJOBS, see: What does Status Candidate mean? or Which Jobs am I Eligible to Apply for?
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  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you were born male, on or after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: .
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:
    1. As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be FULLY vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or BEFORE appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22, 2021. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.
    2. 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 120 days.