Full Job Description
This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
As a SECURITY SPECIALIST (ANTI-TER) at the GS-0080-12 some of your typical work assignments may include:
Serves as a Security Specialist functioning as the Reston Field Site Antiterrorism Security Program Manager (AT PM) with primary work involved with the DoD antiterrorism security program management, planning, integration, and implementation; synchronizing DoD and Interagency Security Committee Force Protection guidelines and requirements.
Develops a comprehensive DoD AT Program with plans and procedures, conducts site vulnerability, threat, criticality assessments in accordance with the Joint Mission Assurance Assessment (JMAA) standards and practices, to include writing the reports to support the assessments as established by the JMAA standards.
Consults with operating personnel and other security specialists to devise protection systems to provide maximum security with the least interference in the organization's mission.
Resolves problems or conflicts between the various security disciplines and integration to ensure DoD AT program requirements are coordinated, integrated and implemented in accordance with DoD standards.
Recommends adjustments to security tactics, techniques, and procedures to resolve conflicting requirements.
Inspect, analyze, and evaluate security systems.
Analyzes threats and makes recommendations on needed security equipment, methods, procedures, and systems to mitigate any existing threats.
Reviews, interprets, and implements Executive Orders, DoD and Agency Policies, inter-Agency guidance, and local procedures related to assigned program areas.
Conducts inquiries, evaluations, or investigations into security concerns of assigned areas.
Coordinates within the Agency and local law enforcement to resolve security concerns and to improve security programs.
Ensures security standards are being administered by reviewing and making recommendations regarding existing policies, procedures, and techniques and develops new or modifies existing Agency policies, processes, and procedures in assigned areas.
Prepares briefings and reports for Agency senior leaders, higher-level managers, customers, and peers.
Develops, reviews, and modifies Agency security training as needed.
Conducts security training and education in security awareness events, Agency sponsored training, or other venues.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0080 Security Administration
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. citizen
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Work Schedule: Full Time
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Financial Disclosure: Not Required
Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
You may qualify at the GS-12, if you fulfill the following qualifications:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service:
Experience managing Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) Programs.
Experience conducting ATFP reviews of all materials being considered for public release.
Experience developing ATFP Plans IAW DOD AT and Interagency Security Committee Benchmarks.
Experience coordinating and conducting AT Assessments and Surveys.
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, including volunteer experience.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx
The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.
Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information.
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Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance.
Incumbent must obtain the SPeD Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC) or Physical Security Certification (PSC) within 12 months of hire and maintain annual certifications thereafter.
Must consent to and pass pre-employment drug testing and be subject to periodic random drug testing thereafter.
Overtime/compensatory time may be required to accommodate operational needs of the organization.
May be subject to random DoD counterintelligence scope polygraph if assigned to programs or duty locations that have such a requirement.
Travel in the performance of temporary assignments may be required.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Conducting AT Assessments and/or Surveys
Developing and Maintaining AT Plans
Identifying and Protecting Agency Assets and Personnel
Understanding and Implementing the Risk Management Process
Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist, save the document and attach it to your application package.
Background checks and security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk
Trust determination process
The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:
Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
2. Veteran's Documents
If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation-06-2019.pdf?ver=2019-07-22-131229-740
If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Individuals with disabilities
Clarification from the agency
Current or Former Permanent Civilian Federal Employees in the Competitive Service; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities: Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) and Individuals with Disabilities, Military Spouses.