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Job Title:Physical Security Specialist

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:U.S. Marshals Service

Job Announcement Number:CK-13-961168-TW

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, October 04, 2013 to Friday, October 18, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0080-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Arlington, VA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

 

 This position is located in the Office of Security Systems, Judicial Services, Judicial Security Division, United States Marshals Service (USMS).

The United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. The missions of the Service include protection of the judiciary, court security, witness security, asset seizure and forfeiture, apprehension of fugitives, prisoner transportation and custody.

Vacancy ID: 961168

Job Title: Physical Security Specialist, GS-0080-12/13

Promotion Potential: 13

Duty Location: Arlington, VA United States 2 vacancies

Open Period: Friday, October 04, 2013 - Friday, October 18, 2013

Salary Range - $74,872.00 - $115,742.00 Annually

Who May Apply: You may apply if you are a US Citizen or National.

The incumbent serves as a Physical Security Specialist responsible for advising and consulting with the Federal judges, U.S. Attorneys, Clerks of Court, U.S. Marshals, etc., on judicial security matters. The incumbent also serves as an Equipment and Installation Standards Specialist. The incumbent is responsible for tracking security projects; developing performance standards and guidelines for the USMS national security equipment installation contractor; developing and issuing reports on contractor performance; long range planning; assisting with the physical security equipment selection process; training USMS personnel and contract guards on the proper operation of security equipment, etc.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized
  • Must pass a pre-employment security investigation and drug screening.
  • A one year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Travel is required.

DUTIES:

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The incumbent:

  • Conducts initial and continual follow-up on-site court facility inspections to determine security systems required and the condition of existing systems.
  • Coordinates, schedules, and directs the technical activities related to the installation of the interior and exterior physical security equipment in U.S. Federal judicial facilities.
  • Utilizes both commercial and government sources to ensure the installation, upgrading, and maintenance of all security in Federal judicial facilities.
  • Evaluates, plans, and creates specifications for a variety of physical security equipment systems.
  • Analyzes, tests, and recommends equipment for experimental projects having court security applications.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Minimum Qualifications:

GS-12: Must have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service which demonstrates skill in applying the basic principles, concepts, and methods of physical security. Examples of qualifying experience include conducting physical security facility inspections; designing, managing, and implementing electronic and physical state of the art security equipment, devices, and systems; researching and analyzing security data; interpreting and applying physical security regulations and policies to resolve security related problems.

GS-13: Must have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service applying the basic principles, concepts, and methods of physical security. Examples of qualifying experience include conducting physical security facilities inspections; designing, managing, and implementing electronic and physical state of the art security equipment, devices, and systems; researching and analyzing physical security data; interpreting and applying physical security regulations and policies to resolve security problems; coordinating technical activities; evaluating contractor proposals and design plans; serving as an advisor and consultant for physical and electronic security systems.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). 


All qualifications requirements for this position must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.

  • Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
  • Highly Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job;
  • Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.

Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration (unless a sufficient number of qualified veterans are found - in which only those names will be initially certified). Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Knowledge of state of the art physical security equipment and devices.
  • Ability to negotiate security requirements with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to communicate technical security issues in writing.

 

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:  http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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.   To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.   You must provide proof of eligibility with your application.   Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.   Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap

 

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.   If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.   To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria.   You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.   Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:

http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ctap 

Veteran Preference:  If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your résumé.   You MUST submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214; official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. If you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your claim.

 

Although veteran preference points are not assigned under category rating procedures, veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.   In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified).



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, October 18, 2013 to receive consideration.

 

Note: Failure to submit a resume or supporting documentation may result in elimination for further consideration.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Resume
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
- Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education, if applicable 
- Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement.

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID CK-13-961168-TW. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Midwest Services Branch
Phone: (816)426-5706
Email: KANSASCITY@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
USMS JSD
HRD
Washington, DC
20530-1000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.   We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

 

EEO Statement: click here

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: click here

Selective Service: click here

 

Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

CK-13-961168-TW

Control Number:

352224400