Quantico, Virginia
Jan 27, 2022
Feb 01, 2022
Full Time

This announcement is open to All U.S. Citizens who reside or are currently employed in the MCB Quantico local commuting area, which includes the Virginia counties of Albemarle, Arlington, Caroline, Chesterfield, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Greene, Hanover, Henrico, King George, Loudoun, Louisa, Madison, Orange, Prince William, Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Richmond; Maryland counties of Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's and Saint Mary's; District of Columbia; and all cities existing in Virginia or Maryland within the geographic area bounded by the outer boundaries of the combined areas of the aforementioned counties
As a PHYSICAL SECURITY SPECIALIST you will be responsible for the following duties:
- Serves as Security Specialist and technical advisor to the DCSA- Quantico/Headquarters
Security Office on all matters pertaining to the physical security, Sensitive Comparted Information
Facilities (SCIF) security requirements and crime prevention programs concerned with the protection
of personnel, facilities and property within the Quantico, Virginia area of responsibility (AOR).
- Conducts independent studies, surveys, inspections, and periodic reviews to measure compliance
with existing policies and procedures and the adequacy of measures intended to reduce or minimize
susceptibilities and vulnerabilities.
- Advises and provides corrective recommendations to the Security Manager on deficiencies noted
or identified as having immediate impact or those which could affect the security posture of the
organization. Maintains awareness of new or developing directives, policies, guidelines or
regulatory requirements from Headquarters DCSA, the Department of Defense (DoD) and Director
National Intelligence (DNI) and assesses and provides recommendation on their potential impact to
the site.
- Assists with the development and execution of the DCSA HQs Security policies, guidelines and
- Develops implementing guidelines or procedures for the particular site and prepares official
correspondence in response to tasking and suspense actions.
- Oversees the integration of approved measures into plans, procedures, and processes.
- Advises on and reviews plans for proposed or new testing programs or separate projects to
assure the appropriate level of security controls are considered and implemented in accordance with
customer developed protection plans or guidance.
- Coordinates directly with the Special Security Office (SSO) regarding security aspects of
proposed construction and renovations for SCIF spaces.
- Develops and delivers annual security education training within areas of expertise for the
workforce onsite and issues periodic security awareness reminders throughout the year, in
coordination with DCSA HQ Security, Education, Training and Awareness lead. 60%
- Incumbent maintains familiarity with developments in other related security disciplines of
Information Security (INFOSEC), insider threat, foreign visitor actions, foreign intelligence and
threats, and foreign travel advisories so as to provide guidance to the organizations personnel.
- Assists in the monitoring and inspection of in-place internal security programs.
- Incumbent provides support for all aspects of Physical Security programs for the Quantico,
Virginia AOR, to include components in the Capital Region. Responsibilities include the conduct of
assessments, inventories, , risk analysis, and other tasks required to assist with fixed
criticality assessments. 40%
Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. For more information
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Other
  • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible, but is not a full time telework position. The incumbent will be required to report to the office on a routine basis.
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated upon entrance on duty. Please see, additional information.
  • If selected, the incumbent must obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance as indicated in job announcement.
  • Incumbent must possess and maintain the legal and personal qualifications to operate automotive- type passenger vehicles.
  • The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays and/or overtime.


The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: Administrative and Management Positions for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 01/31/2022

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position.

You must have specialized experience sufficient to demonstrate that you have acquired all the competencies necessary to perform at a level equivalent in difficulty, responsibility, and complexity to the next lower grade (GS/GG-11) in the Federal service and are prepared to take on greater responsibility.

Generally, this would include one year or more of such specialized experience. Specialized experience for this position includes utilizing regulatory and directive policies, principles, concepts, and practices which provide expertise in the functional areas of physical security, Sensitive Comparted Information Facilities (SCIF) security requirements, and crime prevention programs; conducting inspections and surveys for ensuring consistent application and adherence to security principles and concepts for the protection of personnel, facilities, and property; advising on security measures for new facilities or structures, and storage areas and conducts inspections during per-construction, construction, remodeling and post construction phases to ensure compliance with requirements and guidelines; utilizing procedures for establishing, implementing, and carrying out security policies and exceptions for consistent application and adherence to security principles and concepts for the protection of personnel, facilities, and property; and developing and tracking service orders and requests with maintenance contractors for all on-site security systems installed at a facility.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies: Program Protection & Administration-Strategic development and implementation of policies, procedures, standards and methods to protect information, operations, or material from unauthorized misuse. Security Compliance and Accreditation- Conducts accreditations and compliance inspections of Special Access Program (SAP) facilities in accordance with DoD security standards and policies; accredits SAP facilities and information systems Security Operations- Applies knowledge of concepts, principles and practices related to System Program Protection, Information Security, Organizational Security, Physical Security and Administrative Security Physical Security- Applies requirements for designing, accrediting, equipping, and securing government and contractor facilities to guard against unauthorized access. Develops and enforces electronic security regulations and procedures.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria.

COVID19 - 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 before appointment or on boarding with the agency. 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. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:

Other Notes:

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period.

If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.