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    Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. Learn more about NPPD.

    This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Federal Protective Service (FPS). The mission of NPPD with the Department of Homeland Security is to enhance the protection of our nation, people, assets, and key resources by countering threats, whether they are physical, virtual, or human.

    Who May Be Considered: All U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates including the following:

    • Current federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service
    • Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service
    • Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities (click here for a list of authorities)
    • Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (click here to view a list of covered agreements)
    • Veterans' preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (click here for information on veterans)
    • Veterans applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
    • Individuals with disabilities (See more information under "Other Information" below)
    For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.

    Competitive, merit promotion, and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency.

    More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

    Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.

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    As a Division Director (Protective Security Officer) your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Provide operational support, strategic planning, and expert advice to support the law enforcement and protective security mission of Federal Protective Service (FPS).
    • Ensure compliance with Interagency Security Committee standards and ensures implementation of corrective actions.
    • Manage Protective Security (PSO) officer; development requirements for PSO hiring, duties, training and performance.
    • Develop a comprehensive and ongoing security awareness program focusing on specialized training needs for Protective Security Officers (PSOs).
    • Develop tools and methodologies to globally monitor, track, assess and report on the progress/status of key training, certification and performance requirements under PSOs service contracts.
    • Establish enterprise-wide requirements for the PSOs capabilities, including developing national operational requirements, i.e., National Statement of Work, Post Orders, and Contract Management Tool.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel of up to 5 nights per month may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/462610900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.