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    Duties

    Summary

    The mission of the Security and Emergency Planning Staff (SEPS) is to develop, implement and maintain DOJ programs regarding personnel security, information security, physical security, litigation security, and emergency preparedness planning.
    If you wish to be considered under delegated examining procedures, please apply to announcement SEPS-18-72949DE.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent serves as a Physical Security Specialist for the Justice Protective Service, Technical Services which is responsible for developing implementing, and maintaining department wide policy and security programs. The incumbent will perform the following duties:

    • Interpret risk assessment and positive detection responses and notify the appropriate authorities of a possible threat.
    • Prepare and review reports of physical security surveys and inspections and advise management officials of deficiencies
    • Prepare surveys, cost estimates, and scope of work.
    • Manage all aspects of technical projects as determined by mission needs.
    • Develop and/or implement policies or procedures to promote and implement revised security program principles, practice and criteria.
    • Develop and/or implement guides for security specialists, end users, and customers at various levels throughout the organization.
    • Conduct preliminary site surveys to evaluate threat levels, working conditions and time constraints.
    • Conduct field inspections of technical work and/or conduct technical work in the field for mission requirements and quality control.
    • Support all Department security devices, systems, and sub-systems through troubleshooting, repair, and proper maintenance and preventive maintenance.
    • Support of mission critical electronic and integrated systems to include field work as required.
    • Analyze the effects of proposed or actual changes to security polices and guidelines that impact a significant organization.
    • Develop or assist with developing alternative strategies to assess tradeoff between conflicting requirements or issues that arise from new or revised security practices.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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    0080 Security Administration

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
    • Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing
    • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
    • May require completion of one year probationary period
    • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP Secret Clearance.

    Qualifications

    In order to qualify for the Physical Security Specialist, you must meet the requirements as defined for the specific grade level.
    For the GS-11, you must possess at least one of the following:
    A. Have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to at least the GS-9 level or pay band in the Federal service) that includes managing and determining physical security protective methods; conducting field inspections for mission requirements; maintaining and operating control systems; and updating access reports.
    B. Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in an intelligence related field of study.
    C. Have some specialized experience as described in (A.) but less than one year, and I have more than one year but less than three years of education as described in (B.) (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the first year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify).
    D. My experience and/or education is not reflected in any of the above statements.
    For the GS-12, you must possess at least one of the following:
    A. Have one year of experience (equivalent to at least the GS-11 level or pay band in the Federal service) that includes recommending and developing physical security guidelines, policies and procedures; reviewing and interpreting and analyzing various security issues; and preparing and reviewing physical security reports and surveys.
    B. My experience and/or education is not reflected in any of the above statements.
    Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
    You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

    All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov
    OR
    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
    All documentation must be in English or include an English translation. https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Additional information

    Career Transition Assistance Programs:
    http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.
    DOJ EEO Statement/Policy:
    http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf
    Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
    Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and 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 within the Department. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to resume@benderconsult.com, and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information is found at: www.benderconsult.com.
    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA):
    http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/
    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. Additional information is found at: www.sss.gov

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on 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. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
    All applicants' qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):

    • Decision Making
    • Physical Security Work
    • Communication
    Please Note: The Selecting Official may select additional candidates if more positions become available within 90 days after the HR office issues the selection certificate.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

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    Required Documents

    • Resume showing relevant experience. Your resume showing relevant experience and dates the experience was obtained. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. (cover letter optional).
    • Veteran documentation, (if applicable)
    • SF-50 (most recent career/career conditional, if applicable); or for reinstatement to Federal service purposes, the SF-50 that shows you have acquired competitive status.
    • CTAP/ICTAP documentation, (if applicable)
    • Schedule (A) Documentation (if applicable)
    • An unofficial college transcript (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.)
    • Your Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.

    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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    Benefits

    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.

    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_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.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/24/2018 to receive consideration.https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10176403~

    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
    • Follow the prompts to select your resumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application which is available from the Human Resources Office. Please contact Willie Smith at Willie.smith3@usdoj.gov or (202) 616-3742 ~ to obtain an alternative application.

    Agency contact information

    Willie Smith

    Address

    Security and Emergency Planning Staff
    145 N Street NE
    Room 9W.300
    Washington, DC 20530
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    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499174600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.