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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Physical Security Specialist

Department:Department Of State

Agency:Department of State - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:OBO/PSC-2013-0030

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, January 30, 2013 to Wednesday, February 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0080-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time Non-Permanent - Temporary Non-Status Position: 1 year renewable for 4 years.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies - Rosslyn, VA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to all U.S. citizens


"You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined."

JOB SUMMARY:

THIS IS A NON-STATUS, NON- PERMANENT POSITION.  YOU DO NOT ACQUIRE A COMPETITIVE OR EXCEPTED SERVICE STATUS FROM THIS POSITION.

The men and women of the US Department of State with their skills, character and commitment to public service, are the backbone of America's diplomacy. Civil Service employees support the foreign policy mission from offices in Washington, DC and worldwide.

Join us in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world as we formulate, represent and implement US foreign policy. Choose from hundreds of career possibilities - there's something for everyone!

The position is located in the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), Construction, Facility, and Service Management Directorate (CFSM), Office of Security Management (SM), Security Operations Division (SOD), Program Security Operations Branch (PSO).  Security Management (SM) manages, directs and monitors adherence to security policies and standards for new office buildings, major renovations, and other upgrade projects for Department of State (DoS) facilities abroad. PSO provides oversight for non-capital physical and technical security upgrades at existing Embassies and Consulates around the world and manages the Repair and Replacement (R&R) program for all Forced Entry/Ballistic Resistant (FE/BR) products, including everything from annual budget forecast preparations to the management, execution, and quality control of FE/BR repair and replacements worldwide.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Relocation expenses will NOT be paid
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance
  • Overseas travel for up to 35% of the work year.
  • Overseas travel may be of considerable duration.

DUTIES:

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As a Physical Security Specialist and Desk Officers assigned to the FE/BR Program in OBO/CFSM/SM/SOD/PSO, the contractor will be responsible providing technical support to their assigned posts and FE/BR R&R projects. The contractor performs tasks and assignments that typically include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Manages and oversees the installation, repair and replacement of FE/BR special windows and doors that have been tested and certified for different levels of FE and BR protection.
  • Provides support to the FE/BR regional Security Technician (RST) Program, made up of post-hired Locally Employed Staff (LES) funded by the SM FE/BR Program.
  • Conducts training on the proper installation of FE/BR products as directed by the FE/BR Program Section Chief.
  • Exercises technical and administrative oversight over a number of Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contractor teams that have been awarded task orders for FE/BR R&R projects to include conducting site and bid surveys; developing detailed Statements of Work (SOWs); for Requests for Proposals (RFPs); developing Independent Government Estimates (IGEs); providing technical responses to contractor Requests for Information (RFIs); conducting reviews of FE/BR product shop drawing submittals with contractor personnel; conducting periodic Quality Assurance (QA) inspections during construction; developing detailed punch lists of work the contractor must complete; and conducting project warranty inspections. 
  • Ensures that all FE/BR windows and doors installed meet or exceed DS established standards; develops recommendations and proposals for DS to consider when studying, updating or modifying standards for FE/BR doors and windows based on experience in overseeing their installation, replacement and repair.
  • Assists posts in the procurement of replacement FE/BR glazing panels from approved vendors.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.  Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications. 

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.  Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations  recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

***Experience in managing construction projects that include the installation or replacement of FE/BR products; construction of reinforced concrete and steel hardline walls; and installation of technical security equipment.

***Experience and mastery of theories and practical applications of professional physical and procedural security methods and practices for the protection of personnel.

***Experience and comprehensive knowledge of security policies, procedures and practices of the Department of State. 

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.



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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics and must be supported by information in your resume:

  1. Skilled in managing construction projects that may have included the installation of replacement of FE/BR products.
  2. Skilled in developing and integrating new security systems and technology that is customized to meet the needs of each Post.
  3. Ability to envision and design novel, often unique physical security systems as needed to deal with unusual lease requirements.
  4. Ability to understand and interpret design drawings and construction plans to ensure that recommended changes applicable to security can be incorporated into a project.
  5. Ability to apply principles, practices, and methodologies of project management.
  6. Ability to communicate in writing with clear, concise grammar.
  7. Ability to communicate orally.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity.  In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.  This information should be clearly identified in your resume.  Failure to provide information sufficient to determine your qualifications for the position will result in loss of consideration.  For tips on writing your resume, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center.


If, after reviewing your resume and self-assessment questionnaire responses and a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience. This may result elimination from consideration for this position.

Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this job opportunity.  Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.

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BENEFITS:

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The Overseas Building Operations (OBO) has a program that allows for Personal Service Contract (PSC) employees to be reimbursed for their health premium costs that they incur during the period of performance. The program pays up-to-5% of the employee's base salary or up-to-50% of the insurance premium cost (not to exceed 5% of the GS-15/Step 10 salary equivalent) towards either an individual policy or a family policy. To be eligible for the PSC Health Insurance Reimbursement Program, the employee must provide proof of insurance coverage and the cost of the premium for which s/he is responsible. Employees who are covered under another federal health insurance coverage are not eligible for reimbursement. Former Military Service and Federal employees Annual Leave Accrual Rates: PSC employees entering on duty with prior military service and/or federal civilian service can credit their years of service for higher annual leave accrual rates. Please submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 and/or SF-50 for consideration for higher annual leave accrual rates. Annual leave is provided for vacations and other personal use. The number of hours earned will depend on your work schedule and the length of time you work for the government. For additional information, see the fact sheet, http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/html/ANNUAL.HTM Full time permanent employees earn up to 13 days of sick leave annually. Part time employees earn leave on a pro rata basis. Time may be used for medical appointments, personal illness or injury and caring for sick family members. For additional information, see http://www.opm.gov/ica/leave/html/sicklv.htm



OTHER INFORMATION:

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name.  As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you.  Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials will result in your application not being processed.

SELECTIVE SERVICE - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - This agency 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 Office of Employee Relations, Disability/Reasonable Accommodations Division, at (202) 261-8180.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Please carefully read all the instructions before you begin the application process.

To apply for this position, you must submit a resume and an on-line application through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) application system, USAJOBS.  The information you provide in your Federal resume will become part of your application and will automatically be transferred to the Department of State's Gateway to State application system when you apply on-line.

You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement to complete the following four-step application process:

To begin the online process:

STEP 1: Select the "Apply On-line" button at the bottom of this page and follow the instructions provided.

STEP 2: Submit a detailed resume or any other written format you choose documenting your job-related qualifications, experience and education (if applicable) that addresses the KSAs/competencies listed above under the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section.  Cover letter is optional.  If you submit a cover letter, you must also submit a resume.  You may either use USAJOBS Resume Builder to create a resume or upload your own; whichever option you choose, your resume must contain the information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job pamphlet (OF-510) http://www.careers.state.gov/forms/of0510.pdf.
 
STEP 3: Submit all required documentation, that is applicable to you, listed in the required documents section of this announcement to our automated system "Gateway to State" prior to the closing date of this announcement. For instructions on how to view the status of your supporting documentation, please click here.

Technical assistance with your on-line application can be obtained by contacting the Help Desk at mgshelp@monster.com OR by calling (866) 656-6830 or (703) 269-4944 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. 

NOTE:  If applying online poses an extreme hardship, you may request alternate application procedures to submit your application package by fax.  Please contact the Human Resources office listed on the announcement between the business hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, at least two working days prior to the closing date of this announcement.

The application package for alternate application procedures must be submitted and received in the Human Resources office no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.

NOTE: Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All required documents listed below must be submitted to our automated system "Gateway to State" by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. See Step 3 under "How to Apply."

1. Resume - your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying.  Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating.  Your resume must contain the information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job pamphlet (OF-510) http://www.careers.state.gov/forms/of0510.pdf and highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education as it relates to this job opportunity to include the starting and ending dates (month/year) when this experience and education (if applicable) was obtained.  For tips on writing your resume, please visit http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/resumeandapplicationtips.asp#icc.

2. Online job specific self-assessment questionnaire through the Department's automated system "Gateway to State".

3. Transcripts - if you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application. If selected, an official college transcript will be required to verify education prior to employment.

SUBMIT ONLY the requested/required documents that are applicable to you.  Failure to submit any of the required documents or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, will disqualify you from being considered for this position.  The documents must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Andre Pittman
Phone: 703-812-2452
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: pittmana@state.gov
Agency Information:
U.S. Department of State
SA-6 Room L200
Arlington, VA
22209
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  After we review and evaluate all applications, the top candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews.  After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and or security background investigation.
 
You will be notified up to four times during the hiring process:

1. Upon receipt of your application.
2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.
3. After the certificate is issued.
4. After final selection is made.

For instructions on how to view the status of your application, please click here.

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Job Announcement Number:

OBO/PSC-2013-0030

Control Number:

336781200