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Job Title:Security Specialist

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Job Announcement Number:FERC-MP-2013-0043

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 24, 2013 to Thursday, February 07, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0080-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from current and former competitive service Federal employees, and people eligible under special hiring authorities.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects. As part of our goal, we are seeking highly skilled individuals to assist in carrying out the mission of this agency. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission assists consumers in obtaining reliable, efficient and sustainable energy services at a reasonable cost through appropriate regulatory and market means. To learn more about the Commission, please visit www.ferc.gov.

This position is located in the Security and Safety Division, Office of the Executive Director, at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The Division is responsible for providing the Commission's security and safety management programs in addition to providing project management and technical direction for the Commission's security guard contract.

This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.

Please note - only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement, and the office(s) for additional selections may vary.

**NOTE**This position is a readvertisement of FERC-MP-2013-0040. If you already applied to this announcement, you do not need to reapply unless you would also like to be considered for the GS-12 level. 

Position is included in the Bargaining Unit
Please note - Only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the
selecting official.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement, and the office(s)
for any additional selections may vary.This position is included in the Bargaining Unit.Please note - Only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.This position is included in the bargaining unit.This position is included in the bargaining unit.Please note - only your resume and cover letter will be forwarded to the selecting official.More than one selection may be made from this announcement, and the office(s)for any additional selections may vary.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must meet specialized experience
  • Must provide most recent SF-50
  • Must be eligible to obtain a Top Secret clearance
  • A background investigation may be required

DUTIES:

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As a full performance Security Specialist in the Security and Safety Division, your duties will include:

  • Serving as the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for the Commission's guard force
  • Developing and applying physical security policies, procedures, techniques and systems and guidance in connection with programmatic scurity requirements
  • Coordinating security arrangements with local and Federal criminal justice and enforcement organizations
  • Investigating instances of physical security violations, unlawful or criminal activity or alleged criminal activity
  • Aiding the Personnel Security Team in reviewing security clearance applications and making recommendations
  • Carrying out mandates and personnel security related requirements of the Department of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12)
  • Managing a safety and health program that achieves compliance with regulatory policies, safety practices and procedures


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to eligible for the GS-12 level for this position, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. For the GS-12, specialized experience is defined as: 

Experience applying physical security principles and conducting risk analysis and assessments in order to identify vulnerabilities and determine an acceptable level of security protection measures, taking cost and compatability into consideration.

In order to eligible for the GS-13 level for this position, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. For the GS-13, specialized experience is defined as: 

Experience serving as a technical expert and/or in a team lead capacity  in the application of physical secutity principles, as well as while conducting risk analysis and assessments in order to identify vulnerabilities and determining an acceptable level of security protection measures, taking cost and compatibility into consideration.

**Your resume must show possession of the required specialized experience in order to meet the minimum requirements for this position.**

This position also requires a Top Secret clearance. To be eligible, you must either possess a Top Secret clearance or be eligible to receive one upon appointment.


Education cannot be substituted for experience for this vacancy.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment. - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume, responses to the questionnaire and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be referred to the selecting official for hiring consideration. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies:

  1. Knowledge of highly technical national security emergency programs and organizational analysis, principles, methods, practices and techniques based on agency Occupational Emergency and Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP).
  2. Ability to  lead a highly trained technical group or team of professionals and volunteers.
  3. Ability to plan, organize and implement various security and protection programs through the employment of risk management assessments.
  4. Knowledge of policies, regulations and procedures as they relate to personnel security and background investigations.
  5. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with all levels of management both inside and outside of the agency.

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BENEFITS:

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We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes: Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards; Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year; Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire; A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums; Flexible spending accounts for health care and for dependent care, employee assistance programs, flexible work schedules, and health and fitness programs. Learn more about Federal benefits programs by clicking here.

OTHER INFORMATION:

You must submit all required information by the closing date. The materials you send with your resume will not be returned. Before entering on duty, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually. Relocation expenses will not be paid.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Please click on the following link for detailed instructions on how to apply: How To Apply

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

CURRENT
AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
Submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most
recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-
50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".) If you are
currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit an SF-50 showing that.
Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade
is different from your current grade, you must submit an additional SF-50 showing this
grade in order to receive credit. (FERC EMPLOYEES ARE ALSO REQUIRED to submit an SF-
50). CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for
consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career
Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a
detailed list of documents, click here. SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTATION If you
are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of your
eligibility. VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) DOCUMENTATION If you are
applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), you must submit a copy
of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy),
or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of
Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference
eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along
with required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found
at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:Submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or mostrecent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".) If you arecurrently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit an SF-50 showing that.Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this gradeis different from your current grade, you must submit an additional SF-50 showing thisgrade in order to receive credit. (FERC EMPLOYEES ARE ALSO REQUIRED to submit an SF-50). CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible forconsideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency CareerTransition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For adetailed list of documents, click here. SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTATION: If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of youreligibility. VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) DOCUMENTATION: If you are applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy),or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preferenceeligibles must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15, alongwith required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be foundat http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.

Please note that if you do not provide all required information as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or will not receive the special consideration, e.g. Veterans Preference, for which you may be eligible). 

CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Documentation relating to your Federal employment - Submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2"). If you are currently on a Veteran's Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit an SF-50 showing that. Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit an additional SF-50 showing this grade in order to receive credit. (FERC EMPLOYEES ARE ALSO REQUIRED to submit an SF-50).

CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. 

SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES DOCUMENTATION: If you are applying under a special hiring authority, submit a copy of proof of your eligibility.

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA) DOCUMENTATION: If you are applying under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an application for 10-point Veterans preference.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Angela Stokes
Phone: 202-502-6423
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: angela.stokes@ferc.gov
Agency Information:
FERC
888 First Street, NE
Washington , DC
20426
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your application up to four times throughout the application process. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBS by logging into "Notification Settings." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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Job Announcement Number:

FERC-MP-2013-0043

Control Number:

336377300