Overview

Duties

Summary

This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
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Responsibilities

As a SUPERVISORY SECURITY SPECIALIST at the GS-0080-13/14 some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Serves as the Chief, Security Operations, managing the DTRA Physical, Operations, Information, Industrial, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection, Emergency Management, and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures security programs and performing a wide range of technical, administrative, and analytical duties connected with the formulation, justification, and execution of the these programs.
  • Develops DTRA policies, plans, and procedures to counter terrorist and criminal threats and reduce vulnerabilities to DTRA personnel, resources, facilities, and missions.
  • Develops DTRA's Physical, Operations, Information, Industrial, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection, Emergency Management, and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures security plans that impact all DTRA employees and identifies individual, office, department, and Directorate-level actionable measures and procedures to address the various criminal and terrorist threats.
  • Ensures that annual Physical, Operations, Information, Industrial, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection, Emergency Management, and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures reviews are conducted to determine DTRA's state-of-readiness against criminal and terrorist activity and provides analytical recommendations to strengthen the agency's overall security posture based on budget constraints, prioritization of resources, and risk management.
  • Independently plans, schedules, carries out, and monitors the effectiveness of the Physical, Operations, Information, Industrial, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection, Emergency Management, and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures security programs.
  • Makes extensive un-reviewed technical judgments concerning the interpretation and implementation of existing policies and makes analytical and technical decisions which lead to or form the basis of major security program policy and operational decisions by top management.
  • Advises senior management on all matters related to Physical, Operations, Information, Industrial, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection, Emergency Management, and Technical Surveillance Countermeasures security programs and is instrumental in ensuring activities comply with appropriate DTRA and DoD directives and policies.
  • Sets objectives for security programs and advises senior leaders on expenditure of resources.
  • Determines which projects to initiate, develops deadlines, and identifies staff and other resources required to carry out assignments.
  • Directs and assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, difficulty of assignments, and capabilities of employees.
  • Provides technical oversight, develops all performance plans, and rates twelve civilian employees.
  • Interviews candidates for subordinate positions; recommends hiring, promotion, or reassignments.
  • Takes employee relations actions including disciplinary measures, warnings, and reprimands.
  • Identifies developmental and training needs of employees; provides and/or arranges for needed development and training.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible

Qualifications

You may qualify at the GS-14, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service:

  • Experience developing, implementing, and managing of an integrated Security Operations program with personnel and facilities located worldwide.
  • Experience developing, implementing and enforcing comprehensive and integrated security policies and procedures for the effective execution of physical, industrial and information security disciplines along with Technical Surveillance and Countermeasures program to create and maintain safe and secure workspaces.
  • Experience with Executive Orders and Department of Defense Directives and Instructions that govern Information, Industrial, Operations and Physical Security Programs along with the Antiterrorism/Force Protection and Technical Surveillance and Countermeasures Programs.
  • Experience managing a program with international impact.
  • Experience working with Executive Branch Offices.
  • Experience leading a multicultural workforce.

You may qualify at the GS-13, if you fulfill the following qualifications:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service:

  • Experience with Executive Orders and Department of Defense Directives and Instructions that govern Information, Industrial, Operations and Physical Security Programs along with the Antiterrorism/Force Protection and Technical Surveillance and Countermeasures Programs.
  • Experience managing a program with international impact.
  • Experience working with Executive Branch Offices.
  • Experience leading a multicultural workforce.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities – Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https: www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http: www.sss.gov for more information.

For more information, please visit
https: www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo.pdf

Other Notes:
Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance.

Must obtain and maintain the Security Asset Protection Professional Certification within two years of appointment to this position

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and be subject to periodic drug testing thereafter.

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational 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. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Competencies:

  • Communications
  • Information Security
  • Physical Security and Anti-terrorism/Force Protection
  • Supervisory

Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist , save the document and attach it to your application package.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc…). Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

The following documents are REQUIRED
1. Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.

2. Veteran's Documents

  • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
  • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.

PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
https: www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation%2011-16-2020.pdf?ver=Lgkkn1HW9a8is7V2lyCS2Q%3d%3d

If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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