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Job Title:Supervisory Security Specialist-GS-0080-13

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Federal Emergency Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:MG-2012-00808-EAH-755153DE

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:

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 to Wednesday, October 24, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0080-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Round Hill, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce.

Who May Apply

  • All U.S. Citizens
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here
  • This position opportunity is also being advertised under Merit Promotion Procedures. Please see vacancy announcement numbers MG-2012-00808-EAH-755103MP for additional information.

This position is ideal for a law enforcement professional looking for an opportunity to ensure the physical integrity of a facility and maintain law and order within the federal jurisdiction. This position starts at a salary of $89,033 (GS-13). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Police Branch in the DHS/FEMA, Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center, Emergency Services Division.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT:  For all nonbargaining unit positions, the following applies:  Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites.  All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must be able to obtain a TS-SCI security clearance.
  • You may be required to undergo periodic drug testing.
  • This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.
  • Direct Deposit is mandatory.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 - Selective Service Registration required.

DUTIES:

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In this position, you will become a key member of a team of law enforcement professionals in a pivotal role from day one. You will serve as the Chief of Police of the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center police department and be responsible for planning, directing, and reviewing the activities of employees engaged in the day-to-day protection of life, property, and information. Typical work assignments include:

  • Exercising law enforcement technical and administrative supervision over a large working shift or group of shift supervisory police officers.
  • Acting as a liaison and support to federal, state, and local law enforcement.
  • Providing expert guidance and consultation in may security disciplines, including personnel, force protection, information, and physical security programs.
  • Advising senior leadership on law enforcement and security issues, internal or external, that impact or have the potential to impact the mission.
  • Manages the law enforcement training program, developing and maintaining mandated training requirements. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You qualify for this position at the GS-13 level if you possess one of the following:

One full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is described as experience planning, directing, and reviewing the activities of a group of employees engaged in the protection of life and property.  Such experience must include developing countermeasures for real or perceived terrorist or criminal threats, providing guidance in personnel, force protection, information, and physical security programs, and assisting in the establishiment of a comprehensive security awareness program for the protection of national security information.

This position is covered by the Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.  This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm.  Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition.  Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are not qualified for this position.  Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense.

The qualification requirements listed above must be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.


Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for TS-SCI as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

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 a job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:

1.  Ability to perform work at the expert level in law enforcement.

2.  Knowledge of the supervisory skills and techniques required to oversee and direct an effective and productive workforce.

3.  Experience in aspects of emergency management, incident management, and emergency response.

4.  Knowledge in dealing with bargaining unit organizations, equal opportunity issues, labor relation issues, and human resources.

5.  Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Under Delegated Examining (All U.S. Citizens), we will use your job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education, and training. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.

2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.

3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link:  View Assessment Questions 

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. For information on veterans’ preference, please click here.


BENEFITS:

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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: 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:

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

Employees are required to wear an electronic pager and maintain a working telephone in their residence at all times and be on call.

Medical Examination:  All applicants are required to pass a pre-employment medical examination provided at the government expense.

Motor Vehicle Operator Qualification:  Candidates must have, or obtain within 30 days after appointment, an automobile driver's license currently valid in the state in which they are domiciled, and have a satisfactory safe driving record.

It is mandatory (if not already completed) that the individual selected satisfactorily complete the Uniform Police Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Georgia, within the first year of employment or as soon thereafter as the government makes the training available.  This training and any travel involved will be at the expense of the government.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. 

To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your résumé, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FX, document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and use the official FAX coversheet found here.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  1. Your résumé
  2. Your responses to the job questionnaire View Assessment Questions
  3. Are you a veteran?  Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty). Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. Click here for more veterans’ information.
  4. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)?  You must submit:
      • a copy of your agency notice, and
      • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
      • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Beth Hough
Phone: (800)879-6076
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: BETH.HOUGH@FEMA.DHS.GOV
Agency Information:
DHS FEMA HCD Talent Acquisition and Processing
PO Box 9900
Winchester , VA
22603

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 after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on “Application Status,” and then click “More Information.” We expect to make a final job offer within 30 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:

MG-2012-00808-EAH-755153DE

Control Number:

327453800