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Job Title:SECURITY SPECIALIST

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:LAG-SMU-746801-BTR-041

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, September 27, 2012 to Thursday, October 11, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0080-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

This is a key position within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE is the primary investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). With more than 19,000 employees in 400 offices around the world, ICE is a key component of the DHS layered defense approach to protecting our nation. For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to http://www.ice.gov/

ICE utilizes the government's second largest cadre of law enforcement officers to ensure our nation's economic, transportation and infrastructure security. ICE enforces immigration and customs laws. Our talented and courageous workforce identifies criminal activities and eliminates vulnerabilities that pose a threat to our nation's borders.

Who May Apply:

  • Current Federal employees in the competitive service who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, within the local commuting area.
  • Current and former Federal employees who meet the established criteria in an Office of Personnel Management Interchange Agreement and work within the local commuting area.  (Note: unemployed Interchange Agreement eligibles must reside in the local commuting area.)
  • Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service will receive consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).

For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here

Organizational Location: This position is located in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), Security Division, Security Management Unit, Administrative Security Section; Duty Location:Washington, DC.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.

THIS IS A NON-BARGAINING UNIT POSITION.

Note: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to pass background investigation and drug screen for fed employment
  • Relevant Experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations Tab)
  • Complete Application Package (see How to Apply Tab)

DUTIES:

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The primary purpose of this position is to administer the agency-wide National Security Information (NSI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) programs designed to protect both classified and sensitive but unclassified information within the organization.  The incumbent will serve as an agency technical authority regarding information security, policy and regulations performing duties such as: 

  • Develop agency-wide recommendations on the modifications and corrections required to bring proposed or existing agency information security directives into compliance with legal or precedent guidelines.
  • Develop new agency policies, procedures, guidelines, and training products when issues have no applicable precedent or are highly controversial and/or visible.
  • Serve as a technical expert and security program liaison while maintaining relationships with other DHS component experts as well as other government agency's state, local, tribal, and industry partners to further the agency's involvement in information sharing with regard to the proper safeguarding of both classified and sensitive information.
  • Review proposed or develop new security classification guides and serve as the primary agency technical authority regarding classification management policy and regulation.
  • Perform oversight reviews to monitor both program's implementation and practices and analyzes information security situations where variations are common.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-13: You qualify for the GS-13 level if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level applying knowledge of regulations, principles, concepts, and methodologies in Information Security field. Examples include:

  • Applying a wide range of knowledge in Information Security functions to independently analyze and resolve broad and complex security problems;
  • Providing technical expertise in initiating and leading projects involving the evaluation of Information Security programs and operations, and providing expert advice and guidance to management officials or senior leadership; and
  • Developing and implementing policy and standards for Information Security programs, and/or writing comprehensive/detailed security regulations, supplements, policies, procedures, reports, assessments, and evaluations.

Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.  Qualification claims will be subject to verification.


Requirements:

Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement. 

Time in Grade:  Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service.  Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Security Clearance: You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret clearance.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire.  The questions are related to the following fundamental competencies (or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) needed to perform the duties of this job: communication skills (both oral and written), organizational awareness, technical competence, teaching others, and information management.

Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100.  Applicants will be referred for selection in accordance with the terms of the agency merit promotion plan. 

ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles:  If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP/CTAP eligible.  Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is on the OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.  To be considered well qualified under ICTAP/CTAP you must earn a score of 85 or above on the rating criteria developed for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans: Certain veterans are eligible to apply as a status candidate under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).For more information, please click http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

 

 

 


BENEFITS:

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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package:  health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.  Other benefits may include:  flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.  DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.  For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits".



OTHER INFORMATION:



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you need only submit a complete initial Application which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Required documents to support your minimum qualifications and eligibility (see Required Documents section below)

The complete initial Application must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, October 11, 2012.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
 
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 746801.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, 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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume which shows relevant experience, education, training. Work experience should include job title, duties, employer's name, daytime telephone number and address, starting and ending dates, hours worked per week, and indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
  • SF-50 if you are a current or former Federal employee, or equivalent document which reflects your competitive status. (Current ICE employees are not required to provide SF-50).
  • Veterans Documentation (DD-214 or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter, as appropriate).
  • Proof of eligibility if applying for consideration under a priority selection program (e.g. ICTAP/CTAP) or special appointing authority.
  • Any other documentation required for qualifications/eligibility (Interchange Agreement eligibility docs, etc.)

Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or email. If you need further assistance, contact the Human Resources Office representative listed on this announcement at least one day prior to Thursday, October 11, 2012 for further instructions.

You must submit all required information by Thursday, October 11, 2012. If materials are not received, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. Also, if you do not provide a valid email address, you may not be notified of the outcome of your application.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Assistant
Phone: (949)360-3058
Email: HRASSTDRO@DHS.GOV
Agency Information:
ICE Laguna Service Center
24000 Avila Road 5th Floor
Laguna Niguel, CA
92677
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews.  We will notify you by email the outcome after each of these steps has been completed.  Your status will also be updated on your USAJobs and Application Manager accounts throughout the process. We expect to make a final job offer within 90 days after the deadline for applications.  If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.


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Job Announcement Number:

LAG-SMU-746801-BTR-041

Control Number:

326417900