In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.
Specialized Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent pay band systems. Specialized experience is defined as: 1). Experience with applying a wide range of security concepts, principles and practices to review, analyze and resolve difficult security problems pertaining to personal security (PERSEC), operations security, (OPSEC) threat awareness, and/or antiterrorism/force proctection; 2). Experience with evaluating/maintaining policies, procedures and methods used for safeguarding information, property, personnel, operations and /or materials; and 3). Experience with analyzing and evaluating the character, background and history of individuals, candidates for employment or other persons having or proposed to be granted access to classified or other sensitive information, materials or work sites.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
1. Written and Oral Communication
2. Personnel Security
3. Operations Security/Foreign Disclosure
4. Information Security
5. General Security
6. Security Regulations
NOTE: IF QUALIFYING BASED ON RELATED EDUCATION OR A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION WITH SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE, A COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE UPLOADED/SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.
To qualify based on education: Successful completion of a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree; OR- Successful completion of 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree with a majority of study in security administration or a closely related field; -OR- LL.M., if related.
Foreign Education: Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.
Only degrees from accredited college or university recognized by the department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department websites at http://www/opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
Transcripts are required for substituting education for experience. Please submit your transcripts at the time of your application.
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- If you are male AND if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must complete a Pre-Employment..Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- You may be required to serve one year in a trial/probationary status.
- Direct deposit of pay is required.
Conditions of Employment:
This position is subject to the Lautenberg Admendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.
This position requires a pre-employment drug test and random drug testing during employment.
This position requires the employee to possess and maintain a valid state driver's license for the duration of employment.
This position is subject to the requirements of Individual Reliability Program (IRP).
This position requires TDY up to 10%.
This position requires to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance at the time of hire.
This position requires to obtain a Top Secret Clearance within the first year of hire.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.