To qualify for the GS-14 position, you must possess the following:
To qualify at the grade GS-14, applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) analyzing and interpreting security policies and directives to define new or enhanced organizational physical security program needs; 2) analyzing and evaluating statistical data and crime trends to make key policy decisions that result in planning new program requirements; and 3) directing the work of subordinate staff (i.e. assigning work, developing performance standards, making authoritative decisions regarding personnel actions, etc.).
There is no education substitution for this GS-14 position, please do not submit transcripts.
Time-in-Grade Requirements: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
Conditions of Employment
Drug Test: Must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result before you can be appointed into this position. After appointment, you may be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
Medical Examination: Prior to appointment, the person selected for this position must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties; and also successfully pass a medical examination (which includes, but is not limited to vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician. You must be medically eligible and otherwise capable of safely wearing and using a negative air-purifying respirator (gas mask) or other respiratory protective equipment. This position may be subject to periodic incumbent examinations in the future.
Mandatory Training: Selectee must successfully complete the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) basic training program consisting of the Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP), the Advanced Individual Training Program (AITP) and the Physical Security Training Program (PSTP). Additionally, the selectee may be required to successfully complete the Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP) conducted at the selectee's assigned duty location or a different geographic area. This technical training must be successfully completed according to the standards of the agency. Failure to do so will be grounds for mandatory removal from the position. Such failure will result in either reassignment to a different position, demotion, or separation by appropriate procedures.
Fitness Program: This position is covered by the agency Mandatory Fitness Program for law enforcement positions. You will be required to undergo regular physical examinations. You may, in the future, be required to maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with the standards and policies of the agency; failure to maintain such a level of fitness may lead to removal from the position or other actions as may be specified in the Program.
Firearms Requirement: You will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory. You must satisfactorily complete (or have previously completed) the firearms component of the Uniform Police Training Program (UPTP) at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) (or substantially equivalent training as determined by the agency) and the FPS firearms qualification component during Post-UPTP training. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment.
Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid automobile driver's license at the time of appointment and maintain a valid automobile driver's license for the duration of employment in this position.
Essential Personnel: This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, acts of terrorism, or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).
Law Enforcement: This position possesses law enforcement authority under Title 40 of the United States Code, Section 1315, exercising such authority to provide investigative and law enforcement services to customer, agencies, Federal employees and members of the general public located and/or conducting businesses in government-owned or leased properties.
Lautenberg Amendment: This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Persons convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence are not eligible for the position.
Mobility Agreement: The Federal Protective Service often needs to reassign or otherwise change employees duty assignments to meet mission needs, to create opportunities for continued career progression, or respond to changing DHS mission requirements. Although the agency may reassign employees at any time within the same or different geographic areas, where it determines that such mobility is necessary for specific positions, individuals tentatively selected are required to sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment.
This position is supervisory. Applicants should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency in the following ten competencies: 1) accountability; 2) customer service; 3) decisiveness; 4) flexibility; 5) integrity/honesty; 6) interpersonal skills; 7) oral communication; 8) problem solving; 9) resilience; and 10) written communication.
Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period of one year.
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. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The categories are defined as follows:
Best Qualified Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.
Well Qualified Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but does not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.
Qualified Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Knowledge of law enforcement and physical security concepts, principles, and practices
- Ability to conduct analyses, evaluations and internal inspections of security programs
- Ability to negotiate and communicate effectively orally
- Ability to supervise
Application of Veterans' Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.