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This position is located in Office of Administration and Resources Management, Office of Administration, Security Management Division, Physical Security and Preparedness Branch in Washington, DC. For more information on this office, visit their website: OARM Webpage
If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.
Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.
-Exercise supervisory personnel management responsibilities over the Physical Security and Preparedness Branch. Serve as first-line supervisor for a staff of security specialists, technical and administrative staff. Oversee the daily operations of the Branch; plan Branch operations; schedule, track and evaluate the performance of staff.
-Be responsible for the development of national policy and management of all stages of the EPA Personnel Access and Security System (EPASS) badge life-cycle in accordance with federal requirements.
-Be responsible for the overall planning, evaluating and supervising the work of staff.
You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.
Occasional travel - 1-5 days per month.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…U.S. Citizens
NOTE: This announcement will remain open through 11:59 PM Eastern time on the day the 75th application is received (all applications received on that day will be considered), or 11:59 PM Eastern time on the closing date, whichever comes first.
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Conditions Of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.
- You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month.
- You must submit a resume and required documents (see How to Apply section).
- Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.
If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter.
If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.
If you are selected, you must complete (or have already completed) a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period.
Upon acceptance of an initial appointment to a supervisory or managerial position with the EPA, you agree to complete all elements of the EPA Successful Leaders Program. This development program is designed to enhance leadership skills and abilities and meet the Agency's goal of providing new leaders with the skills and tools you need to be successful.
You will be required to obtain and maintain a top-secret security clearance.
QualificationsYou do not need a degree to qualify for this position.
We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:
To qualify for the GS-15 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience equivalent to the GS-14 level defined as planning, assigning, and overseeing the work of staff; overseeing software technology for successful integration, management and development of policies and procedures for an Enterprise Physical Assess Control System (ePACS); working with others to build consensus agreements on controversial matters and persuading others to accept findings, recommendations and alternative viewpoints.
Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
- Skill in maximizing the effectiveness of strategy by aligning and integrating efforts, core processes, activities and resources.
- Ability to provide recommendations and approve personnel actions for the Branch staff, including awards; hear and resolve serious complaints/grievances; identify training needs in an equitable manner.
- Skill in providing physical security and preparedness technical advice and decisions.
- Skill in using collaborative work initiatives to increase the coherence, strength and effectiveness within the branch.
- Knowledge of federal regulations related to EPASS and the collection of fingerprints, enrollment, badge printing/issuance, certificate and badge replacement processes.
- Knowledge of federal regulations related to EPASS and PIN reset and badge destruction to ensure agency implementation of a mandatory government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification for federal and non-federal employees.
- Ability to review and coordinate security architectural and engineering design plans that incorporates physical security systems and measures in a new EPA construction and renovations projects.
- Skill in communicating change in a way that helps people realign their work and energy behind the new reality, using compelling vision, clear and detailed steps, and persuasive skills.
- Ability to oversee and implement an Enterprise Physical Access Control System (e-PACS) program including project planning, software applications, design, acquisition, and installation.
Are you a Displaced Federal Employee? If so, please read the Required Documents section and visit the EPA website for additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures
EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.
If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.
If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.
Position has portable work and selectee may be authorized to telework after meeting eligibility requirements if approved by the supervisor/manager.
This position is not in the bargaining unit.
How You Will Be Evaluated
We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the online assessment. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the ‘Best Qualified’, ‘Well Qualified’, or ‘Qualified’ category.
We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the 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. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. If you are referred for consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments.
NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
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Background checks and security clearance
Documents to be submitted online:
--Resume clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties section and Qualifications section. In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific. We may not make assumptions regarding your experience.
--Responses to the online assessment questionnaire.
--Veterans' Preference Documents - DD-214 Member 4 copy (or other copy indicating character of service), VA letter stating overall/combined disability rating (percentage), and SF-15, if applicable; active duty service members: submit certification from the armed forces documenting active duty dates, expected discharge/release date, campaign medals/badges, and character of service (a certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged/released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after you submit the certification).
--Displaced Federal employees under ICTAP/CTAP: copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station.
Additional information can be found on our website: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.
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.
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.
Join EPA in protecting human health and the environment and enjoy many work life quality options! Working for the EPA offers you a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA.
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.
How to Apply
You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.
To begin the application process, click the Apply button to the right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the day the announcement closes.
All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USAJOBS document portfolio feature.
If you cannot apply online, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed below for assistance no later than three business days prior to the closing date of this announcement. You must provide complete application materials by the day the announcement closes.
For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.
Agency contact information
AddressEnvironmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency
Human Resources Office
26 West Martin Luther King Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45268
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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.
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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.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499364600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.