Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.<br /><br /><strong>See Other Information for Locations</strong><br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>WHAT IS THE FACILITIES MANAGEMENT & SECURITY SERVICES (FMSS) DIVISION? FMSS customers are IRS employees – FMSS identifies and delivers value-added, cost efficient, shared service solutions, that facilitate the success of the IRS mission including, but not limited to, real estate and portfolio solutions, building infrastructure and facilities management, security services, employee credentialing, environmental health and safety and incident management.</strong><br /><br /><strong>The anticipated start date is TO BE DETERMINED.</strong><br /><br /><strong>WHAT DOES A PHYSICAL SECURITY SPECIALIST DO? </strong>As a Physical Security Specialist you will be required to frequently access sensitive but unclassified information. You will be responsible for accessing various studies, projects, and work assignments relating to the implementation, administration, and evaluation of the IRS emergency management and physical security programs ensuring the protection of employees, assets, operations, and information. You will make use of policy and technical knowledge in completing work assignments and projects. In this role, you will pro-actively identify program needs and independently initiate and perform a wide range of emergency management and physical security activities and projects.<br /><br />As an Physical Security Specialist, you will:<br /> <ul> <li>Analyze, implement and maintain emergency management and the physical security safeguards for IRS employees, operations and information</li> <li>Develop physical security policies, standards and procedures and provide technical guidance designed to protect Service personnel, facilities, property and other assets</li> <li>Advise on complex security matters in order to resolve questions pertaining to appropriate cost-effective security measures, threats, conflicting requirements, budget/resources, and strategies for integrating appropriate security</li> <li>Conduct safeguard reviews of state and local agencies and lock box reviews of banks ensuring they are complying with security policies safeguarding IRS data and federal taxpayer data and documents</li> <li>Interpret national security directives for their relation to the security and emergency preparedness programs and formulate broad policy directions regarding the implementation of these directives</li> <li>Plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate complex emergency management and physical security projects including risk assessments, compliance reviews, identification media, maintenance service contracts, emergency management plans, and responses to incidents</li> <li>Perform first responder functions, Incident Management, and other critical operational and emergency planning duties requiring access to sensitive security information and participation in classified conferences and meetings <br /><br /><strong><br /></strong>If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.<br /><br /><strong>WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS?</strong> If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov/ <br /><br /></li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – 1 TO 5 NIGHTS PER MONTH<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 11 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Refer to Other Information.</li> <li>Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.</li> <li>Must be a U.S. Citizen or National</li> </ul> <br /><br />-<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement<strong><br /><br /></strong><strong>GS-07 LEVEL: </strong>At least one (1) year of experience equivalent to the GS-5 level that demonstrated experience applying security program concepts, policies, and practices. This experience must include assignments that must have shown completion of the following, or the equivalent: Assisting in conducting security reviews in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the security program; Assisting in performing basic risk assessments with a team to verify and ensure minimum security standards are implemented and identified; Administering less complex physical security programs (e.g., lock, key, combinations, separating employees' clearance); Assisting in performing basic administration of security equipment contracts and associated budgets. <strong>OR</strong><br /><br />You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: One (1) year of graduate level education at an accredited college or university in a field of study such as national security studies, information technology, criminal justice. <strong>OR</strong><br /><br />Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last two years of study, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last two years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.<br /><br /><strong>GS-09 LEVEL</strong>: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Experience applying physical security concepts, policies, standards and practices; Assisting in conducting security reviews in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the security program; Assisting in performing basic risk assessments (facilities equivalent to Inter-agency security Committee (ISC) standards level 1 or level 2) with a team to verify and ensure minimum security standards are implemented and identified; Administering less complex physical security programs (e.g., lock, key, combinations, separating employees' clearance); Performing basic administration of security equipment contracts and associated budgets. <strong>OR</strong><br /><br />You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: A master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field of study such as national security studies, criminal justice or management. <strong>OR</strong><br /><br />Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a field of study such as national security studies, criminal justice or management. One year of graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.<br /><br /><strong>GS-11 LEVEL:</strong> You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: experience applying physical security concepts, policies, standards and practices. The assignments must have shown completion of the following, or the equivalent: Conducting security reviews in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the security program; Performing less complex risk assessments (facilities equivalent to Inter-agency security Committee (ISC) standards level 1 or level 2) and assist with large site assessments to verify and ensure minimum security standards are implemented and identified; Providing technical assistance to managers and employees to ensure security measures are met and to resolving security issues; Drafting written reports of findings from risk assessments, compliance security reviews and site surveys; Providing limited advice and guidance on budgetary requirements for security equipment and systems. <strong>OR</strong><br /><br />You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field of study such as national security studies, criminal justice, information technology or management. <strong>OR</strong><br /><br />3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a field of study such as national security studies, criminal justice, information technology or management. One year of graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.<br /><br /><strong><br /></strong><strong>For Grades 7 </strong><strong>THRU 11:</strong> You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.<br /><br />- The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.<br />- To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />-<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>1 Position is located in the Facilities Management & Security Services (FMSS) Division, Operations Mid-Atlantic, Washington DC, Section C. The position is located in Washington, DC.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Conditions of Employment:</strong><br /><br /><strong>- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. <br />- Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.<br />- This is a non-bargaining unit position.<br />- We offer opportunities for telework.<br />- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.<br />- A 1-year probationary period is required.<br />- Must successfully complete a background investigation including an FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).<br />- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency<br />- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.<br />- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.<br />- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.<br />- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.<br />- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.<br />- Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.<br />- Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.<br />- Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements. </strong> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.<br /><strong><br />Rating</strong><strong>:</strong> Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: <strong>Information Management, Oral Communication, Problem Solving, Writing, Reasoning, Planning and Evaluating</strong>. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, (i.e., A = Superior, B = Highly Qualified, C= Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.<br /><br />Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.<br /><br /><strong>Referral</strong><strong>: </strong>If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We <strong>will not </strong>reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.<br /><br />If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) , you must receive a rating of category B or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.<br /><strong><br /></strong><br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents</strong>. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).<br /><br /><strong>All applicants</strong> are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. ( Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips . <br /><br /><strong><strong>VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION </strong></strong>If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets .<br /><strong><br />Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION </strong>If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs both within and outside the commuting area.<br /><strong><br />EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION:</strong> For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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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