<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The foundation for success of the Defense Commissary Agency mission is our people. It is DeCA's goal to have a workforce that is comprised of our nation's diverse cultures and backgrounds. DeCA operates a worldwide commissary system that provides quality grocery products to active duty military personnel and retirees, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and their families, as well as current DeCA employees. The agency employs over 15,000 people and its annual sales exceed $4 billion.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Serve as a Security Specialist in the Security Branch providing direct support to field activities of the Defense Commissary Agency Area (DeCA).</li> <li>Act as a technical advisor to Area Directors, Zone Managers, Store Directors, Heads of other DeCA facilities and additional duty security managers on matters pertaining to the development, installation, adaptation, and management of security programs within their assigned area.</li> <li>Evaluate and/or analyze field-level vulnerability assessments, security related inspection and audit reports, congressional inquiries, applicable investigative reports; staff visits reports, and other assignments of command interest, which typically involve problems of outstanding difficulty, novelty, controversy, or sensitivity.</li> <li>Serve as a field level Security Programs Manager under the supervision of the Agency's Security Officer.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Frequent temporary travel is required. Travel by military and commercial aircraft or land transportation is required in the performance of officially assigned duties.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a US Citizen</li> <li>Must apply by 11:59 EST on the closing date of vacancy</li> <li>Work Schedule: Full Time</li> <li>Tour of Duty: Flex schedule</li> <li>Permanent change of Station (PCS) Cost: Are Authorized; If you PCS'd at government expense within the past 12 months, additional government funded PCS may not be authorized; however, you may choose to pay your own moving costs.</li> <li>Position sensitivity: Critical Sensitive</li> <li>Security Requirements: Incumbent must be eligible for and retain eligibility for a Top Secret Security Clearance</li> <li>Overtime: Occasionally</li> <li>Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Frequent temporary travel is required.</li> <li>Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt</li> <li>Bargaining Unit Position: No</li> <li>Physical Requirement: Requires extended periods of walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, crawling and similar activities.</li> <li>Obligated Position: No</li> <li>Selective Service Requirement: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system or exempt from Selective Service. Please visit https: www.sss.gov/ for more information.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Per https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards , to qualify for this position, by the closing date of this announcement, you must possess the following:<br /><br />One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-11 grade level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. To be creditable, specialized experience must be at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector.<br /><br />Creditable specialized experience includes:<br /> <ul> <li>Implementing security policies, programs, and procedures which safeguard classified contingency plans, documents, merchandise, facilities and other assets against compromise, theft, sabotage, espionage, loss, damage, terrorism, fraud, waste, or abuse.</li> <li>Reviewing procedures on throwaway salvage; on price reductions of damaged merchandise for falsification; operational instructions pertinent to all aspects of security to evaluate the effectiveness of the anti terrorism (AT); chemical, biological, radiological, Nuclear, and high yield explosive (CBRNE); critical infrastructure protection (CIP); operations security (OPSEC); personnel security (PERSEC), physical security (PHYSEC) and retail security programs.</li> <li>Researching and recommending the use of a wide variety of complex, state-of-the-art, protective systems and devices consisting of barriers, blast protection, funds protection, intrusion detection system (IDS), closed circuit TV (CCTV), key and lock control, fencing, lighting and locking mechanisms, to provide maximum protection for facilities against theft, sabotage, forced entry, terrorism and to safeguard agency assets from internal and external pilferage, willful damage, or abuse.</li> </ul> <br /><br />Volunteer Experience: Your experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through a National Service program (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.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Education cannot be substituted for this series at this grade level. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement upon its closing.</li> <li>If selected, you may be required to serve a two-year probationary period.</li> <li>Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in you being removed from consideration.</li> <li>Individuals with Financial Difficulty: https: chcoc.gov/sites/default/files/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies_0.pdf .</li> <li>Regarding Interviews: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.</li> <li>Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. Annuitant applicants are advised, in accordance with DoD Policy, further consideration for the vacancy is not permitted, irrespective of eligibility or qualifications. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: http: www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf . Reemployed Annuitant: A former federal employee who has retired under either the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) is an Annuitant.</li> </ul> <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 />Specifically you will be evaluated on the following Competencies:<br /> <ul> <li>Problem Solving</li> <li>Security Education, Training and Awareness</li> <li>Security Tools and Methods</li> </ul> <br /><br />REVIEW OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS: To determine if you meet the qualifications, requirements and quality of experience required for this position, we review your resume, supporting documents and responses to the questionnaire. The score you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required.<br /><br />Please follow all instructions carefully as errors or omissions may affect your rating. The score you receive is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required.<br /><br />Based on the results of the evaluation process, we place those who apply under delegated examining procedures in one of the following quality categories:<br /> <ul> <li>Best-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the position's minimum qualifications, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factors.</li> <li>Highly-Qualified: Candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceeds the position's minimum qualifications.</li> <li>Qualified: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are proficient in some but not all of the position's requirements.</li> </ul> <br /><br />We send candidates in the Best-Qualified category to the hiring manager for employment consideration first. We send candidates in other categories to the hiring manager based on category rating procedures. https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/competitive-hiring/#url=Category-Rating .<br /><br />Veterans in the Best-Qualified category who (1) provide all applicable and required documents (See the Required Documents section for more information) and (2) meet all the positions' requirements are referred before non-veteran candidates. If there are no veterans in the Best-Qualified category meeting these criteria, we refer non-veteran candidates for employment consideration.<br /><br />Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see http: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .<br /><br />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. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Top Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />Application packages should include the following documents: <ul> <li>Questionnaire: Required</li> <li>Transcripts: Not applicable</li> <li>Resume: Required **To ensure full consideration of your experience and education we encourage you to use the USAJOBS resume builder to prepare your resume or to guide you in preparing your resume.</li> </ul> <br /> For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the following: <ul> <li>Applicant's full legal name and contact information.</li> <li>Description of your duties</li> <li>Number of hours worked per week</li> <li>Beginning and ending dates (month/year) for each position </li> </ul> <br /> Applicants who fail to provide the required information on their resume will not receive consideration for this position. See http: www.usajobs.gov/Content/pdfs/Tutorials-Resume for more information.<br /><br />If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable documentation to verify: the type of preference claimed (i.e. 5 point, 10-point, etc.) and the character of the service (i.e. Honorable Discharge). A copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," Showing your Character of Service is required when claiming veterans preference. The member 4 copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable. If unable to verify Character of Service, you will not receive veterans preference.<br /><br />If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form 15 "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference", http: www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf , and a Veteran Disability (VA) Letter. If you need assistance in obtaining a VA Letter please visit; https: www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage . If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.<br /><br />If you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within the next 120 days: You must submit written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date the written documentation is signed. If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.<br /><br />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 with a score of 85 or above; 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/ .<br /><br /><strong>If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference,</strong> 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. <strong>Documentation required:</strong> 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). <strong>Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: </strong> 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).<br /><br /><strong>Additional required supporting documentation:</strong> Required documents vary based on the authority under which you are applying (i.e. current permanent Federal employee, military spouse, Schedule A, etc.). See http: www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DeCASupDoc2.pdf for more information. <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.