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Job Title:Security Specialist

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Joint Activities

Job Announcement Number:WTST12229241780527

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$86,575.00 to $112,546.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, November 15, 2012 to Thursday, November 29, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GG-0080-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Key West, FL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Status Candidates

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission.  They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations.  The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

This position is in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Employees occupying DCIPS positions are in the Excepted Service and must adhere to U.S. Code, Title 10, as well as Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25.  This position is located at the Joint Interagency Task Force South, Intelligence & Security Directorate, U.S. Southern Command, Key West, FL. As a Foreign Disclosure Officer at Joint Interagency Task Force South, you will work in the Directorate for Intelligence and Security (J2) in Key West, FL and provide foreign disclosure support to the command's headquarters in Key West. You will be supervised by the Command Security Manager and work in a unique joint environment with all military services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard) and a multitude of interagencies (e.g., CBP, HSI, DEA, FBI). This is an opportunity to work with professionals who are truly committed to an important national mission.  The incumbent is responsible for the proper release/disclosure of classified tactical counterdrug (CD)/counter- narcoterrorist (CNT) information in support of JIATF South, as well as implementing and overseeing the sub-elements of the Records Management discipline.

Who May Apply:  

All US Citizens and Status Candidates

 

This is a Career Program Position (CP)  35 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.
  • Two year trial period.
  • Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is 25% or less of the time.
  • Initial and periodic drug testing.
  • Top Secret security clearance with SCI/SSBI.

DUTIES:

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Serve as a Foreign Disclosure and Information Management Specialist and the Installation Records Management Officer (IRMO), using specialized knowledge of the various programs such as the Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, Reports Control Management, Correspondence, and Modern Army Recordkeeping System (MARKS) to ensure requests for information are provided in accordance with governing policies. Initiate actions, attends conferences, solicits inputs from various Directorates and elements, and reviews materials to determine if all disclosure criteria have been met. As IMRO, oversee the review and approval or disapproval of file plans submitted by offices and subordinate commands and provide technical guidance to command staffs. Oversee the operation of the JIATF South Records Holding Area, ensuring transfer of records to the Records Holding Area, retirement of records to Federal Records Center, and local destruction of records.  Serve as a Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Officer for the command. Analyze Freedom of Information and Privacy Act requests for records. Adjudicate the disclosure of information to foreign governments and international organizations in response to requests received. Prepare written guidance for letters of instruction, and other correspondence on the interpretation and application of Foreign Disclosure policy. Assist JIATF South staff officers with interpretations of National Disclosure Policy (NDP) as it applies to the foreign liaison officers within JIATF South. Provide advice to JIATF South foreign disclosure representative (FDR) on the classification levels and types of information to which foreign exchange and liaison personnel can have access. Present briefings on the following: procedures for disclosure of classified counterdrug information to foreign governments and international organizations; disclosure authorities including the derivation and scope of US authority; DIA, DOD, and national governing bodies responsible for establishing and implementing disclosure policy; and protective markings including their definitions, parameters, and proper utilization for effective security control of classified information. Serve as a Reports Control Management Officer (RCMO). Review and interpret program guidance (AF 335-15, Management Information Control System), policies, and procedures directed for DOD and DA. Develop, establish, monitor, and enforce the command-wide implementation of the Reports Management Control Program, to formulate the principles, procedures, criteria, techniques, and general rules to be employed.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Specialized Experience: To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GG/GS-12) that demonstrate difficult and complex work dealing with Intelligence-related security work directly related to the position being filled.  Experience with foreign disclosure regulatory requirements, policies, and procedures; security administration principles, concepts, policies, practices, and methods; records management to analyze, interpret, and apply regulations and directives; Freedom of Information Act to interpret directives and adjudicate the disclosure of information and provide guidance and advice to staff; and recordkeeping systems regulations and directives. 

 

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:  

·          FOREIGN DISCLOSURE

·          PROGRAM PLANS AND POLICY PROCEDURES

·          Ancillary Duties

·          ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

NOTE: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency so long as it was at a level at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the series. 


Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level. 

 

Other Requirements:
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

May be required to complete a two year trial period.

DCIPS Excepted service position.   

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

1.     Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).

2.     In accordance with Change 3 to AR 600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, employee must successfully pass a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.

3.     Completion of a two year Trial Period is required.  

4.     TDY Travel 25% or less of the work schedule.  

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.  Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

 

At a minimum your resume must reflect one year of demonstrated experience performing the duties listed above (specialized experience) which must be comparable to the next lower GG. You must document that you have a current successful performance evaluation. Education may be substituted for experience for some positions. If you feel your education is relevant to the position being filled, you must include college/university, dates attended, degree achieved, semester hours earned, GPA, major field of study, specific courses and course hours in your major on your resume.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
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  • OTHER INFORMATION:

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    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.


    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.
    Application packages must include:

    1. Your resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    2. Your responses to the questionnaire
    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, November 29, 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 questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 
    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 780527.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

    4. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. 

    It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.
     

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    • Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.
    • You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, a SF-50 or DD3434; for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter as applicable and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
    • If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave.   If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon separation from the military.   For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.   Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (410)306-0137
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    W453AA JOINT INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE SOUTH
    314 Johnson Ave
    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    21005
    USA

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire.  The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. 

      

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

     

    If no email address is provided, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in Application Manager.   Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

     

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact: mailto:USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL. 


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    Job Announcement Number:

    WTST12229241780527

    Control Number:

    331241400