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Job Title:  SECURITY SPECIALIST (D1277000)
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  Army National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  PR 13-66 Vacancy ID: 885095

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year
Thursday, May 02, 2013 to Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Full Time - Indefinite
1 vacancy in the following location:
Puerta De Tierra, PR United StatesView Map
All groups of qualified individuals


COLA: 4.20%

Duty Location: JFHQ-PR, J2-Intelligence, San Juan, PR



Area 1 = Permanent technicians Enlisted, Officers and Warrant Officers currently employed in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard.
Area 2 = Enlisted members, Officers and Warrant Officers of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard and personnel that meet all requirements to become a Soldier in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard.  (This position requires Army National Guard membership).

First round consideration will be given to Area 1 Candidates. (Area 2 Candidates will be screened only in the event that there are no qualified or recommended Area 1 Candidates).
To prevent a grade inversion, military rank allowed for this position will be determined at the final evaluation of the vacancy announcement considering the military rank of the supervisor.


Relocation costs will not be authorized for Permanent Change of Station.   Recruitment, Relocation or Retention allowance will not be paid.


This position is advertised against a valid authorization funded until 30 September 2013. If funds authorization becomes permanently available, personnel action may become permanent without further competition, upon recommendation of immediate supervisor, or may be terminated at any time by management decision.

An applicant selected for an indefinite appointment will occupy a full-time position without a specific time limitation.   A technician in this type of appointment does not work towards permanent tenure and can be terminated at any time with a 30-day notice.   The permanent status of a current permanent employee will not change in the event of a selection for a position that is being announced as indefinite.   If a current permanent employee is selected, the position will be filled as a Temporary Promotion or a Change to Lower Grade. Employee serving under a temporary promotion may not retain a grade or rate of basic pay held during the temporary promotion. If a new hire is selected, the position will be filled as an Indefinite Appointment. For more information concerning benefits for Indefinite employees see Benefits and other Information.

Acceptance of any military technician position may cause the termination of entitlements and eligibility for all military bonuses and student loan repayments.   For further information you must contact the appropriate military Education Office.


  • United States citizenship is required.
  • Must be elegible for membership in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard.


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The purpose of this position is to as Chief, Special Security Office for the state. Administers the Special Security Office (SSO) and all SCI-associated security programs and measures. Provides detailed research and analysis on physical, computer, and personnel security.  Acts as resident expert on all SCI security matters. Functions as the technical authority in all other areas of classified security and classification guidance. Duties require incumbent to maintain currency on a variety of different security program interrelationships, requirements, regulations and guidance in order to apply this knowledge to protect SCI facilities and materials from espionage, sabotage, and destruction.


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You may lose consideration for the position if your application does not include all the information/documents requested on the vacancy announcement. The USAJOBS Resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description of how you met the required GENERAL and SPECIALIZED experience. National Guard military (part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the National Guard provided such service is related to the position to be filled.




Analytical, decision making, or administrative experience, training, or education which demonstrates the candidates ability to accomplish the work of an organization.  This experience must demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively and successfully with others.



Applicant must possess more than THIRTY SIX (36) months of specialized experience performing or supervising duties such as working experience of intelligence support operations, procedures, and practices; initiating and implementing policies and procedures required to manage sensitive compartment information (SCI) programs; maintaining currency on a variety of different security program interrelationships, requirements, regulations and guidance; establishing policies and procedures for accomplishment of SCI protection and security; developing goals and objectives that integrated organizational missions and security requirements; researching, interpreting, analyzing and applying Presidential Executive Orders, Director Central Intelligence Directives (DCIDs), Defense Intelligence Agency Manuals, DoD Manuals, Army/Air Force Manuals, Army Regulations/Air Force Instructions, and local Operating Instructions; establishing, managing, and controlling all collateral and SCI classified information and material; recommending or making changes in unit security policy and directives; administering the SCI security clearance program, ensuring all required clearances are up-to-date and completed.



Successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of specialized experience. Courses must be directly related to the work of the position. Copy of student transcripts must be included in order to receive credit for education. Unofficial transcripts from internet or with alterations will not be considered. To receive credit for education the information must be included in the education section of the Resume.


Failure to meet or comply with the following requirements will be basis for non-employment or removal from employment, as appropriate.

- Males born after 31 Dec 59 must provide evidence of registration with the Selective Service System.

- Evidence of identity must be provided to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (PL 99-603).  

- Acceptance of the position constitutes concurrence to wear the appropriate military uniform.

- Possess a TOP SECRET security clearance.

- Possess or be able to acquire a Puerto Rico driver's license.

- Continued employment in this position is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the mandatory training specifically identified for the position.

- Individual selected must enroll in the Department of Defense Direct Deposit / Electronic Fund Transfer Pay Program.

- Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.

- Excepted Civil Service Technicians are required to maintain a MOS/AFSC and military grade that is determined by the NGB to be compatible with the assigned technician position.


In order to achieve compatibility prior to effective date of personnel action, individual selected must be eligible for military assignment to a paragraph and line number in one of the following: OBR 35, OAC 34A, WMOS 350F/G, 351L/M/Y, 352N/P/R/S, EMOS 35F/G/H/M/N/P/S/T/X/Y/Z or 94M.

Individual selected for this position that is not qualified in one of the mentioned CMF/MOS, MUST submit to HRO, before date of appointment, the correct military paperwork/application to attend the technical training school required to be MOS Qualified. If selectee fails to process the school application and does not successfully graduate from the school, he/she will be terminated from the technician program for failure to meet the compatibility standards and receive a 30 days notice of separation.


Once the vacancy announcement 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, an evaluation of your USAJOBS Resume will be made regarding the possession of the General and Specialized experience, and any other requirements stated in the announcement.


If, after reviewing your Resume a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your evaluation can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Resume must contain the month and year in the From and To section. Also, must contain hours per week or specify if the work has been done in Drill status. The amount of work cannot be quantified and will not be credited if one or both items are not filled as instructed. Errors in dates or omissions of information may affect your evaluation.


False or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be ground for not hiring or firing after begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.   Any information provided by the applicant may be investigated.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.


Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit:


Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:


Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:


Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:


Effective 1 October 2010, ABC-C became the new benefits service center for National Guard Technicians. Go to to access your Employee Benefits Information System or call the IVRS Automated Telephone System at 1-877-276-9287.


This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMEMENT: The Puerto Rico National Guard is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regards to religion, race, color, gender, national origin, age and/or disabling condition.


HATCH ACT REFORM:   The provisions in the Hatch Act Reform amendment of 1993 prohibits individuals from making or transmitting to any officer or employee of an agency any recommendation or statement, oral or written, with respect to any employee or applicant who requests or is under consideration for any personnel action.


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The Puerto Rico National Guard Human Resources Office (HRO) DOES NOT accept hardcopy or email applications for a job announcement published on USAJOBS.  You must upload these documents after completing the Online Qualifications Questionnaire or fax them using the Option B explained in the announcement. Applications received by email or regular mail to HRO will not be considered.


Follow the instructions of Options A and B on how to upload or fax documents through USAJOBS.


To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:


  1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and
  2. Your supporting or required documents: USAJOBS Resume


Option A: Applying Online


Use this option for convenience and quickest processing.


Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:


  • Complete and save your supporting documents before starting the Online Qualifications Questionnaire and upload these documents online. 
  • You can upload the following types of documents files: .doc, .wpd, .txt, .rtf, .pdf, HTM/HTML, JPG. * There is a 1MB limit on file size .
  • You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed until you click the Submit button.
  • You must complete the entire process by 11PM Central time on the closing date --   Wednesday, May 22, 2013
  • You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.
  • Select the job you would like to update to complete the questionnaire or upload documentation.   It is important for you to complete this process in its entirety.

To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, click Online Questionnaire


Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number


1. Title of Job

2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade


11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Security Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

RQ0765000 Puerta De Tierra, PR

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. For the following group, choose the statement that best describe your current military affiliation. This position requires a military membership in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard. To know about the military requirements please contact the PRNG Recruiting and Retention Office at (787) 289-1530 before applying this position.

A. I am a permanent technician (Tenure 1 or 2) employee of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard. (Refer to block 24 of SF 50)
B. I am an Indefinite technician (Tenure 3) employee of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard. (Refer to block 24 of SF 50)
C. I am a Temporary technician (Tenure 0) employee of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard. (Refer to block 24 of SF 50)
D. I am currently working in the PRARNG as AGR or ADOS (Active Duty Operational Support) Orders.
E. I am an M-Day Soldier of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard.
F. I am a Guard member of the PR Air National Guard or Guard member from another state, Reservist/IRR; and/or Active Duty Soldier; willing to join the PRARNG immediately.
G. I am a civilian that meet all requirements to become a member of the Puerto Rico Army National Guard immediately in case that I'm selected for the position.
H. None of the above. (If you select this statement, please do not continue with the application. This position requires military membership.)

Provide current Military Grade/Rank or equivalent (Ex. E4/SPC; CPT/O3). If you are a civilian that comply with all requirements to join the PRARNG immediately, write CIV.

2. Do you currently possess a TOP SECRET security clearance?  Evidence MUST be submitted with the application.

A. Yes
B. No

3. Do you possess more than the 36 months of General and Specialized experience required in the vacancy announcement?

A. Yes
B. No
C. Not sure

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Knowledge of a wide range of security concepts, principles, and practices to review, independently analyze, and resolve difficult and complex security problems.

5. Ability to develop guidance for applying security policy, procedures, techniques, equipment, and methods to a variety of work situations and various levels or degrees of security controls.

6. Knowledge of a broad range of security program relationships, and expertise in information, personnel, and physical security to effectively implement, integrate and administer applicable security programs and/or coordinate with other specialized security programs.

7. Knowledge of security classification methods, concepts, and eligibility for access to classified or sensitive information to review plans for proposed or new projects, organizations, and/or missions to assure the presence of adequate planning for information security and other controls.

8. Ability to plan, direct, coordinate, supervise and control base and law enforcement activities.

9. Knowledge of security requirements established in legislation, regulations, and various policies and directives governing security police programs and systems.

10. Ability to conduct inspections of personnel, facilities, records and operational capability.

11. You certify that all of the information and attached documents to this application is true, correct, and complete and is made in good faith? (This will constitute your official signature).

A. Yes
B. No


Option B : Applying Via Fax


If you have problems applying online then you can use this option. 


Follow these steps: You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.


a.   Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL

b.   Complete the OPM Form 1203-FX using the information listed under Questions to complete Paper Qualifications Questionnaire below. 

c.   You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume, and any supporting documents by fax to 1-478-757-3144.


·     By Fax: If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here   and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.


To apply for this position you must provide the following documents:


a. USAJOBS Resume Format (mandatory)

b. Online Questionnaire (mandatory)

c. Student transcript (if applicable)


Note: USAJOBS Resume must contain the number (PR 13-XX), Vacancy ID and title of the position.


Forms are available at our web site:   local intranet address https://pr-arng-web/HRO or outside Internet address


Wilma Alicea
Phone: (787)289-1400x1218
Agency Information:
Puerto Rico National Guard
Human Resources Office
SFC Wilma Alicea
PO Box 9023786
San Juan, PR


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

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