This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:  Security Specialist
Agency:  Export-Import Bank of the United States
Job Announcement Number:  D002-13-RMG-792765

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$62,467.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year
Thursday, December 06, 2012 to Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States
United States Citizens


Be part of a dynamic, self-supporting Federal agency with a nearly 80-year record of supporting U.S. export-related jobs and over $40 billion in export sales in 2011. Work in the heart of Washington, DC two blocks from the White House across from the McPherson Square metro station.

The Ex-Im Bank is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to help to maintain and create U.S. jobs by supporting the financing of exports of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies, large and small, to turn export opportunities into real sales.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background and Security/Suitability Investigation
  • Random Drug Testing


This position is located under the Resources Management Group. The selectee will work under the supervision of the Senior Vice President, Resource Management Group. The selectee will provide a wide range of security guidance such as personnel and information security, physical and operations security. The responsibilities of the position are bank-wide and the selectee will be the primary point of contact for security issues. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Keeping abreast of new regulations affecting security procedures and provides appropriate feedback to supervisors and significant changes;
  • Ensuring the appropriate investigative methods and procedures are applied, proper records are kept, and reports are prepared and submitted;
  • Managing the security clearance adjudication program for the agency, including applicants, political appointees, senior officials, foreign service officers, general schedule employees, contractors, expert consultants, and others;
  • Providing instructions and reviewing security forms of applicant employees, and;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.



GS-11: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal Government. Specialized experience may include: executing personnel security policies and procedures within an organization; conducting inquiry investigations for a loss prevention dept; and preparing reports, statistics and data on personnel security programs.


You may also qualify if you possess a Ph.D. or successfully completed at least three full years of progressively higher graduate education in an accredited college or university leading to a Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree.


You may qualify with a combination of specialized experience, as described above, and related graduate level education beyond the first two years of graduate level study. This will be calculated using you resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of course/course hours submitted with you application.


All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


Using the Category Rating system, applicants will be evaluated on their resume as it relates to the position along with the Specialized Experience required. The competencies required should be reflected and demonstrated by the extent and quality of your experience, education and training in your resume. Based on the evaluation of your resume you will be placed into one of the following three categories:

Best Qualified applicants demonstrate an outstanding proficiency in the needed competency on review of the application package by a Subject Matter Expert(s) and/or evaluator(s).
Well Qualified applicants demonstrate an excellent proficiency in the needed competencies based on review of the application by a Subject Matter Expert(s) and/or evaluator(s). (This category must be met to be considered under ICTAP procedures)
Qualified applicants demonstrate and meet the basic qualifications based on review of the application by a Subject Matter Expert(s) and/or evaluator(s).

To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions.


We offer an attractive benefits package to include health, life insurance, retirement, 401(k) like plan, and metro subsidy. Additional information for Federal employee benefits can be found here.

Relocation benefits are not authorized.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 85 or above will be considered "well qualified". For more information, go to:

Application of Veteran's Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veteran's preference points or apply the rule of three, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% must be listed in the highest quality category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible is in that category unless the objection or passover requirements of 5 USC 3317 (b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born 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. See


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé.
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire.
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below).

Applications will only be accepted online or by fax. If you are unable to apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 792765. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you need assistance applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at


The following documents are required:

1. Your Resume (applicants are required to submit a resume with job title, series/grade (if federal employee), duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, starting and ending dates of employment, number of hours worked per week, and annual salary)
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:

  • Veterans Preference Documentation (a DD-214, a letter from the VA (for disabled veterans), and an SF-15), if applicable.
  • College transcript(s).


Stefan M. Semeniuk
Phone: (202)565-3323
Agency Information:
Export Import Bank of US
811 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC


After all application packages have been received, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information in the Occupational Questionnaire and may interview best-qualified applicants.

Control Number: 332651400
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