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    The ideal candidate for this position will have knowledge of government personnel security requirements as well as have effective oral and written communication skills. This position starts at a salary of $72,030 (GS-11), with promotion potential to $112,240 (GS-12 grade level). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of the Chief Security Officer team within FEMA.

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    When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

    In this position, you will serve as a Personnel Security Specialist. Typical assignments include:

    • Interpreting and applying personnel security policies and guidelines governing personnel security, suitability and fitness operations.
    • Reviewing and evaluating background investigative information and rendering suitability, fitness and national security eligibility determinations of FEMA employees, applicants, contractors and other designated personnel.
    • Independently managing caseload and special projects.
    • Drafting written communications in order to resolve discrepant information and to clearly and concisely summarize investigative information.
    • Performing second-level reviews and administrating due process on complex and unfavorable determinations as well as assisting team with resolving complex issue cases.

    Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. 

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Non-emergency travel 5-10%

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0080 Security Administration

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/563646200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.