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    The position is located in the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General (DoD OIG), Office of Security.

    The incumbent of this position is primarily responsible for conducting risk assessments directly related to the management of personnel security, implementation and management of the DoD OIG Information Security Program, and security administration of Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) within Lead IG, Overseas Contingency Operations (LIG OCO).

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    Serves as LIG advisor on security issues, security policies, and evaluation of the overall LIG personnel security and information posture. The incumbent is physically located in the LIG OCO offices directly supporting the Chief of Staff LIG OCO and reports to the Director of Security.

    The incumbent functions as personnel security technical authority in performing security clearance-related assignments requiring the application of new theories and developments to security problems not readily susceptible to treatment by accepted procedures. The incumbent also functions as the LIG OCO Security Manager for the Information Security Program, responsible for management of National Security and Controlled Unclassified Information. The incumbent is also the Special Security Representative for the security administration of SCI within LIG OCO. The incumbent serves as a senior security specialist primarily responsible for the overall formulation, development, application, and management of personnel security and information security policy, procedures, systems, and programs involving the loyalty and reliability of LIG employees and protection of sensitive and classified information.

    The incumbent routinely makes determinations regarding the suitability and security eligibility of individuals for entry and retention in positions requiring collateral security clearances up to and including Top Secret and below. In addition, the incumbent makes security clearance determinations for employees or other persons for access to sensitive information, resources, material, or work sites, etc. The incumbent ensures classified information and CUI is properly marked and handled, and conducts Operation Security (OPSEC) reviews all products. Collaborates routinely with the DoD OIG Personnel Security Program Manager and DoD OIG Information Security Program Manager, and receives direction from the Special Security Officer regarding SCI.

    Develops and implements policies and procedures for the personnel security program within the LIG, reviewing requests for security clearances and special accesses, interviewing nominees or applicants, applying DoD and/or OIG regulations regarding the type of personal security check required (i.e., national agency check, specials background investigation, etc.) and requesting and investigation from the appropriate organization.

    Tasks performed include independently evaluating the sensitivity determination for each position as described by management based on a "need-to-know" basis. Determines information access requirements; and negotiates with organization managers to keep at a minimum the number of position for which access to National Security information is required. Develops and implements procedures and criteria for determining the sensitivity of positions; and determining whether special investigative requirements apply.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0080 Security Administration

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship or National
    • Suitable for Federal Employment
    • Registered for Selective Service (if applicable)
    • This national security position, which requires access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
    • Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG.


    Knowledge in security technical authority in performing security clearance related assignments requiring the application of new theories and developments to security problems.

    Knowledge in security technical authority in implementing the DoD Information Security and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Programs.

    Knowledge in implementing the security administration of Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).

    Knowledge of overall formulation, development, application, and management of personnel security policy, procedures, systems, and programs involving the loyalty and reliability of employees.

    Knowledge of Operations Security reviews of information for public releases.

    Ability to make determinations regarding the suitability and security eligibility of individuals for entry and retention in positions requiring collateral security clearances up to and including Top Secret and below.

    Experience in making security clearance determinations for employees or other persons for access to sensitive information, resources, material, or work sites, etc.

    Volunteer Experience: 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


    No education requirement for this position.

    Additional information

    • Competitive wages, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive benefits packages found in either government or private sector. These extraordinary benefits encompass health, pay, work/life balance, growth & learning.
    • Moving expenses will not be paid.
    • Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
    • Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
    • We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov)
    • Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf.)
    • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated


    You will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume.

    All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the following competencies:

    • Security Programs
    • Security Concepts, Principles and Practices
    • Communication
    • Security

    Background checks and security clearance

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

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    Required Documents

    You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Resume: You are encouraged to choose only ONE method of submitting your resume. (HR will review the resume that the system date stamps as the latest one received and this may not be the resume, which best reflects your qualifications for the job and may result in an ineligible rating.) You may submit your resume by: attaching in your USAJOBS account. For assistance in preparing your resume, take a look at the DFAS Resume Tools. PLEASE NOTE: Only the first 5 pages of your resume will be reviewed. Be sure your relevant experience is included in those first five pages.

    WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/16/2021, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

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    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.


    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 provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.
    Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

    1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
    2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
    3. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Agency contact information

    Janice Fisher


    4800 Mark Center Drive
    Alexandria, VA 22350
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    The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) has been ranked as one of the best places to work in the federal government! Come join us for a meaningful career with an agency that truly values our employees. You will find a diverse workforce from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We detect and deter fraud, waste, and abuse in all DoD programs and operations, promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of the DoD; and help ensure ethical conduct throughout the DoD. For more information about who we are and what we're about, please visit www.dodig.mil.

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    Next steps

    The resume that you submit will be used to assess your qualifications for the job, and to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

    All information included in the resume is subject to review and verification. HR will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have misrepresented your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position and, if you're already an employee, you may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including removal from Federal service.

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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.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613663200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.