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Job Title:Personnel Security Specialist

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Food and Drug Administration

Job Announcement Number:HHS-FDA-MP-12-755099

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, October 02, 2012 to Monday, October 08, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0080-11/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Silver Spring, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

Who May Apply: Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; individuals eligible for VRA appointments; and individuals with disabilities. YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50 AND/OR DD FORM 214.

This position is located in the Department OF Health AND Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of the Commissioner (OC), Office of the Administration, Office of Management, Office of Security Operations in Silver Spring, MD.

 

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • SF-50 is required, if applicable
  • DD-214 is required, if applicable
  • Time in grade must be met by close of this vacancy

DUTIES:

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The Personnel Security Specialist performs actitives related to the planning, development, administration and execution of the Agency's personnel and classified document security program in addition to the Agency's contractor security program.

 

If selected, you will perform the following duties:

-Advises on security questions and problems, some of which are difficult and complex.

-Conducts investigations and/or interviews when adverse information has been received about an employees as a result of a full background investigation.

-Responsible for implementing and directing the contractor ADP personnel security program.

-Participates in discussions, meeting and conferences with Agency officials, subject matter specialist, senior technical personnel, Department and industry representatives in regards to security matters and problems; recommendation and alternatives; and security regulations and procedures.

-Provides authoritative advice and guidance to program officials, agency personnel and others.

- Develops, maintains, and applies a through and comprehensive knowledge of the Agency's rules, regulations and guidnace relative personnel and document security.

-Makes on-site to field organizations to monitor, coordinate, and perform personnel security liaison activites.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, you must meet the following:

You must have one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-9 grade level that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

 

Specialized experience is defined as: experience in the development, planning, oversight, administration, implementation and enforcement of intelligence related disciplines in Personnel Security; reviewing, analyzing, and resolving personnel security issues. Specialized experience is progressively responsible intelligence-related security work directly related to the position being filled.

To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, you must meet the following:

You must have one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

 

Specialized experience is defined as: knowledge of a wide range of security concepts, principles, and practices to review independently, analyze and resolve difficult and complex security problems. Knowledge and/or experience imitating and conducting personnel security background investigations, leading to an approval or denial of security clearance. Knowledge of directives and policies for the receipt, storage, and transmission of classified documents and correspondence. Knowledge and experience managing the destruction and/or retirement process for classified documents.

 


 

For the GS-11 grade level:

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

 

For the GS-12 grade level:

 

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

 

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/.

Conditions of Employment:

1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

4. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

5. Financial disclosure statement may be required.

6. One-year probationary period may be required.

7. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.

8. Bargaining Unit Position: No

9. Drug Screening Required: No

10. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No

11. Time in grade (TIG) must be met by closing date of the announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. 

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

-Knowledge of the Office Personnel Management's investigative reports. 

-Knowledge of personnel security policies, regulations, procedures, and techniques.

-Ability to communicate in writing.

-Ability to communicate orally.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ei/benefits.asp#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans’ preference see http://www.usajobs.gov/veterans.asp.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov).

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit http://opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.





HOW TO APPLY:

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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 assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/.

 

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 755099.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment 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.
  4. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Rockville Center HelpDesk Telephone (888)-478-4340; TTY/TDD:  Rockville/Bethesda Use (800) 877-8339; Baltimore Use (410) 786-0727, email quickquestions@psc.gov; please contact the Customer HelpDesk Telephone (770) 488-1725; TTY/TDD: Atlanta Use (866) 539-4484; email HRCS@TARGET.CDC.GOV. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Resume'
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
    - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
    - College transcript, if applicable

For Resume' and Application Tips visit: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/resumeandapplicationtips.asp#icc



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

 

1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire

3. Other supporting documents:

         - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
              - College Transcripts, if applicable

         - Submit SF-50, (including the highest grade held), if applicable

Note: You may submit an unofficial transcript or a list of college courses completed indicating course titles, credit hours, and grades received. An official transcript from an accredited educational institution is required if you are selected for the position.
 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, October 08, 2012.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

FDA Helpdesk
Phone: (888)478-4340
Fax: (478)757-3144
TDD: (800)877-8339
Email: QUICKQUESTIONS@PSC.GOV
Agency Information:
OHR Bethesda Operations Center
7700 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD
20814 Fax: (478)757-3144

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.

You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).


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Job Announcement Number:

HHS-FDA-MP-12-755099

Control Number:

327941400