This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Security Specialist-ACSO, GS 12/13 (EX)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Federal Bureau of Investigation

Job Announcement Number:BS-2013-0007

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$75,222.00 to $116,282.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, December 05, 2012 to Monday, December 17, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0080-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Excepted Service. - Permanent, Full-Time.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Boston, MA, US

WHO MAY APPLY:

This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.

This position is being advertised concurrently with Announcement Number BS-2013-0008. FBI candidates who wish to be considered on External and FBI only certificates must apply to both announcements.

JOB SUMMARY:

Our Mission
To protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.

Public Service is a public trust. For the FBI, this means that the public has committed to our care the safety of our Nation and the defense of our Constitution. To sustain that trust and to meet our resulting obligations, we must adhere strictly to our core values of: Rigorous obedience to the Constitution, Respect, Compassion, Fairness, Integrity, Accountability, and Leadership.

Division:  Boston Field Office

Location:  Boston, MA

Working Hours:  8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

                      Monday through Friday*

 

*may require work outside of normal working hours


Salary: 
GS 12:  $75,222.00 - $97,787.00
GS 13:  $89,449.00 - $116,282.00 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must possess U.S. Citizenship.
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance

DUTIES:

GS 12:

  • Reviews, analyzes and resolves difficult and complex security issues or concerns.
  • Requests, receives and scrutinizes numerous records and information sources. Reviews files.
  • Provides briefings, training, advice and guidance related to personnel security reporting requirements; i.e., outside employment.
  • Interviews personnel regarding FBI employee 5-year reinvestigations.
  • Prepares communications which set forth security policies and related requirements.

GS 13:


In addition to the above duties;


  • Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, carries out and monitors the effectiveness of the operation of security programs. Interprets, designs, develops, evaluates and sometimes installs protection systems and devices.
  • Develops new approaches and techniques for use by others.
  • Testifies at formal hearings. Represents the Bureau in inter-agency or intra-agency meetings concerning security matters.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.

 

Qualifications for the GS 12: Applicant must possess one (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS 11 level.  Specialized Experience is:

 

Demonstrated proficiency in Personnel and Physical Security which includes responsibilities such as:

  • Processed background/security related investigations.
  • Provided oral security briefings.
  • Reviewed records and information on investigations.
  • Advised on methods to handle, store, and destroy classified information.
  • Ensured the safety and integrity of all facilities, equipment, and personnel.

Qualifications for the GS 13:  Applicant must possess one (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS 12 grade level.

 

In addition to the qualifications listed above for the GS 12, Specialized Experience is:

  • Experienced with specialized security assignments related to Information and Industrial Security.  (Please be sure to include years of experience and where you gained said experience in your resume).
  • Provided guidance on established security policies and procedures.
  • Analyzed security procedures to provide clarification to office personnel.

Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Education may not be substituted for Specialized Experience at these grade levels.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI's Candidate Rating Procedures.  Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement.  If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment 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.  Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  Names of candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:

  • Security
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Oral communication
  • Written Communication
  • Leadership
High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score.

Additional details on the application process can be found at the "How To Apply" section of this announcement.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:Benefits


OTHER INFORMATION:

ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO FILL POSITIONS WITHIN THE SAME DIVISION WHEN THE POSITION INCLUDES SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS.

Policy has been implemented wherein support employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to a lower grade for a minimum of 12 months.  This policy does not apply to probationary employees.  Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until their 12-month probationary period has concluded.

Candidates are ineligible to apply if currently on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP); or have failed a PIP and are currently awaiting the final action by your Human Resources Office.

A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is a 90-day written developmental plan for an employee whose performance on one or more critical elements is rated "Unacceptable".

All selectees, with the exception of current FBI employees, will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Relocation expenses will be borne by the selectee, except FBI employees returning from Legat assignment.  Generally, following a COST TRANSFER you will be eligible for transfer after completing three years in the assignment.  Additionally, NO COST TRANSFER require a one-year assignment commitment to be eligible for further FBI transfers.

Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume.  Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command, if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and other required documentation identified on the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

For further information on how to claim veteran's preference please go to Veteran's Preference

If you are hired, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary period unless you are a current FBI employee or a DOJ employee who has successfully completed a probationary period as an Intelligence Analyst.  Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for other FBI job opportunities until their 12-month probationary period has concluded.  

Applicants should keep their contact information updated on the USAJOBS registration page.

Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.

Management has the prerogative to select at any grade for which this position has been announced.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph.  You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation. Only those candidates determined to be best qualified will be contacted to proceed in the selection process.

The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government.  It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is
the principal investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.

The FBI welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the person on the extension provided above. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The FBI is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit.

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy.  Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.

HOW TO APPLY:

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online poses a hardship please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

Step 1 - Establish an Account
On the USAJOBS Web site, select "MY USAJOBS" and click "Create Your Account Now." You will be prompted to provide contact information, establish user access information, and indicate your citizenship and veteran preference information. After entering this data, your personal page will be created. Here, you can choose to create a new resume or set up email notification agents to alert you to new positions posted to USAJOBS.

Step 2 - Create and Store a Resume
To add a resume on USAJOBS, use the resume builder provided. There are four steps: Getting Started; Experience; Related Information; and Finishing Up. Resumes created on USAJOBS are saved and can be used to apply for any vacancy within the federal government. You can store up to five resumes on USAJOBS.  You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to the online questionnaire.
 
Step 3 - Apply Online
Click the "Apply Online" button on this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the FBIJOBs. gov website to complete the application process.

Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Application
If this is your first time on FBIJOBs.gov website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finish" button.

Step 5 - Submit Required Documents
Click on one of the available options: Upload, USAJOBS, Fax, or Reuse existing documents, to submit required documentation.  Follow the instructions provided.

Step 6 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also generate a PDF version to print or save for your records. When you click "Finish" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

If you run into any technical difficulty during the on-line application process, please contact the USAJOBS helpdesk by clicking on "Contact Us" on any USAJOBS page.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:

1. Your resume (required)
2. A complete assessment questionnaire (required)
3. Other supporting documents:

  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (does not apply to current FBI employees).
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal- Please Note: This does not apply to current FBI employees (does not apply to current FBI employees).
  • For Veterans: DD 214
  • For Disabled Veterans: DD214, SF-15
  • VA letter dated 1991 or later

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Mary Jane Soles
Phone: 304-625-4793
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 304-625-2165
Email: mary.soles@ic.fbi.gov
Agency Information:
DOJ/FBI
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Module C-2
Attn: HRG (WV)
Clarksburg, WV
26306
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome.

Status of Your Application:
You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov and clicking on "Track Your Online Application."

Control Number: 332891200
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