Executive Director, Security Operations

US Department of Homeland Security - Washington, DC

Full-time | Part-time
The salary range for this position is $127,914 - $192,300 per annum.

The total compensation package includes other benefits and options. Total employer paid contributions are worth approximately $20,000 - $27,000 excluding paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and performance-based bonuses.

The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) serves as the Chief Security Office for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). OPR is responsible for an aggressive program to combat internal corruption and misconduct, which is fundamental to ensuring successful execution of CBP's law enforcement, trade, and national security missions.

As Executive Director, Security Operations, in OPR, you will be responsible for providing advisory services to the Assistant and Deputy Assistant Commissioner, OPR, and Senior Executives throughout CBP regarding the multi-disciplined security operations, programs, and services. You will be responsible for the management and technical direction of the Personnel Security Division, Credibility Assessment Division, and Security Management Division, at Headquarters and locations throughout the United States.

You will be responsible for the execution of, and compliance with, government-wide security authorities in the areas of personnel security, security clearances, pre-employment polygraph examinations, vetting for special access programs, physical security, information security, operations security, identity management, and security training awareness for the CBP workforce. You will be responsible and accountable for providing executive level direction related to the establishment, dissemination, and implementation of CBP-wide security policies and procedures and ensuring compliance with all Federal regulations, Government-wide directives, and Department of Homeland Security-wide security programs and initiatives.

You will provide executive level direction, coordination, and oversight of enterprise-wide physical security measures and security focused inspections of CBP facilities in the National Capital Region and at over 1,200 facilities located in both domestic and international field locations. You will also lead interagency cooperation and collaboration and ensure liaison activities with DHS and other Federal agencies regarding enterprise-wide security policies, procedures, and operations related to the enterprise-wide portfolio of security functions.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series


Conditions of Employment
Who May Apply: Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals within the civil service. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Selective Service: If you are a male and are hired, and if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: Seeks to preserve jobs for those who are legally entitled to them: American citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in our country. This law requires employees to provide a document or documents that establish identity and employment eligibility.

Position Designation: This position is designated as Career Reserved.
Qualification Requirements: To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your résumé that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Technical Qualification(s), and any other applicable qualifications as listed below.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/

We recommend that your résumé emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

Please do not submit separate statements addressing the ECQs and Technical Qualification.

Executive Core Qualifications - Mandatory

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Technical Qualification - Mandatory

Expert knowledge of and skill in overseeing integrity and security programs and operations for a large agency or organization, to include such areas as personnel security, security clearances, pre-employment polygraph examinations, physical security, operations security, information security, and/or identity management.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information
Relocation Bonus: CBP may authorize a relocation bonus (not to exceed 25% of basic pay) for an eligible selectee. A service agreement is required.

Travel: Overnight travel may be required on a regular and recurring basis.

Background Investigation: This position is a sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation as a condition of placement/ retention in the position. A Top Secret-Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance will be required upon appointment.

Drug Testing: This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position under the CBP Drug-Free Workplace Program. Satisfactory completion of the drug test is a condition of placement and/or employment in the position and the incumbent(s) of this position is thereafter subject to Random Drug Testing.

Probationary Period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.

Financial Disclosure: If you are hired, you will have to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days after appointment.

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your résumé will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
Political Appointee Employee Verification: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.