Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular abilities, skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position.
GS-09: Qualifying experience for the GS-09 level includes one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the federal sector.
Examples of specialized experience at this grade level is experience which demonstrates knowledge of general security administration programs and policy requirements in order to identify and report conflicts in procedural issues; and resolve well-defined issues in existing personnel security programs; experience assisting in making security clearance, adjudication, and suitability determinations and recommendations; determining eligibility for access to classified or sensitive information and granting personnel security clearances/accesses in the presence of minor derogatory information (e.g., traffic violations, misdemeanors at least 5 years in the past, and similar situations); experience responding to questions involving Personnel Security and Suitability for service-related matters;
In lieu of experience, you may qualify for this position based on your education if you have at least the following: - Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related; OR - A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. This can be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for this grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-9.
This position does not have a positive education requirement.
If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using the on-line assessment to place you in one of three categories. The necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to perform this job are:
* Knowledge of general security administration programs and policy requirements in order to identify and report conflicts in procedural issues; and resolve well-defined issues in existing personnel security programs.
* Knowledge of security clearances as they pertain to military or civil service personnel, interim security clearances, personnel security policies, suitability, quality assurance, customer service, sensitive compartmented information (SCI), HSPD-12, derogatory information and clearance appeals, accessions, reciprocity, e-QIP management, Yankee White, State Local Industry (SLI) program, and Special Access Programs (SAP) in order to make straightforward adjudication and suitability decisions.
* Knowledge of investigation service structure; and other security related requirements that impact the adjudication of Personnel Security clearances and investigations involving conflicting testimony or sources.
* Knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act in order to respond to straightforward problems or questions involving implementation of Personnel Security and Suitability for Service procedural guidelines at headquarters, district and lower levels.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
2. Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for the position. Therefore, you must support your responses to the self-assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience in your resume.
Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, click here. To preview questions please click here.