<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />The Department of Labor (DOL) seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The BLS is the principal Federal statistical agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support the public and private decision-making that forms the basis of our democratic, free-enterprise system. Like all Federal statistical agencies, the BLS executes its statistical mission with independence, serving its users by providing products and services that are accurate, objective, relevant, timely, and accessible.<br /><br />These positions are located in the DOL, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Office of Administration, Division of Administration Services, Branch of Building Operations. <br /><br />- These positions have promotion potential to GS-12. Promotion Potential: There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval.<br /><br />- These positions are outside the bargaining unit.<br /><br />- These positions are not telework eligible.<br /><br />- A writing sample may be required at time of interview.<br /><br />- This announcement may be used to fill additional like positions.<br /><br />- Applications for this announcement will be accepted online only by clicking the "Apply Online" button.<br /><br />At the GS-07 and GS-09 level duties may include, but are not limited to:<br /> <ul> <li>Supports the internal security program by ensuring security control panels, sound alarms, or visual observation of unsecured ingress/egress areas, and in employing all security measures necessary to safeguard BLS personnel and prevent unauthorized entry.</li> <li>Participates in the Personal Identification Verification (PIV) program, including Identification (ID) Card enrollment and issuance processes. As part of the PIV program, supports processes related to background investigations.</li> <li>As instructed, uses established procedures and guidelines to monitor employee and visitor access and egress control, the ID Card and Card Key security system, and the use and operation of new and upgraded equipment and systems.</li> <li>Supports the lock program. Maintains records of all locks installed, their location, and the type of lock. As assigned responds to lock out of safes, doors and rooms where keys are lost or combinations are not working properly.</li> <li>Supports the agency parking program. Ensures compliance with agency permit policies, access control and other related security and facilities matters.</li> <li>Participates in and provides security direction in response to emergencies, evacuations and Shelter in Place events.</li> </ul> <br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 12 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be at least 16 years of age.</li> <li>Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.</li> </ul> <br /> Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements. <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>To qualify at the GS-07 level applicants MUST meet one of the following:</strong><br /><br />A. <strong>Education:</strong> A Bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement (i.e., 2.95 GPA or higher); OR 1 full year of graduate level education.<br /><br />OR<br /><br />B. <strong>Specialized Experience:</strong> One year of specialized experience equivalent in scope and responsibility to the next lower grade level (GS-05) in the federal service. This experience could have been obtained in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as contributing to the safety and physical protection of property and personnel from unwarranted intrusion or other infractions of the peace of a property, including participating in the formulation of written plans or reports; contributing to the resolution of general safety hazards and security vulnerability issues; and assisting in the implementation of measures to eliminate or control such hazards and vulnerabilities. YOUR RESUME MUST INCLUDE A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF YOUR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE<br /><br />OR<br /><br />C. <strong>Combination of Education and Experience:</strong> More than one year but less than the required education as described in A above, AND specialized experience as described in B above, but less than one year. When combined, the percentage of the education and specialized experience requirements completed must be at least 100%.<br /><br /><strong>To qualify at the GS-09 level, applicants MUST meet one of the following:</strong><br /><br />A. <strong>Education:</strong> A Master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's degree.<br /><br />OR<br /><br />B. <strong>Specialized Experience:</strong> One year of specialized experience equivalent in scope and responsibility to the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the federal service. This experience could have been obtained in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as contributing to the safety and physical protection of property from unwarranted intrusion or other infractions of the peace of a property, including formulating written plans or reports; recommending solutions for general to moderately complex safety hazard and security vulnerability issues; and implementing measures to eliminate, mitigate, or control such hazards and vulnerabilities. YOUR RESUME MUST INCLUDE A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF YOUR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE.<br /><br />OR<br /><br />C. <strong>Combination of Education and Experience:</strong> More than one year but less than the required education as described in A above, AND specialized experience as described in B above, but less than one year. When combined, the percentage of the education and specialized experience requirements completed must be at least 100%.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />If specific course work is required to fulfill the minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. See the "Qualifications and Evaluations" section of this announcement for more details. <br /><br /><strong>If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.</strong> <br /><br />Please review College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education information . <strong>Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.</strong><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.<br /><br />The Department of Labor does not make unfavorable hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant's previous or current unemployment, or the fact that an applicant has experienced financial difficulty through no fault of his/her own and has undertaken good faith efforts to meet his/her financial obligations. Consideration is given to financial status in relation to appointments only where required by law, regulation, or Executive Order.<br /><br />Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION , PROBATIONARY PERIOD , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES <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 />If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.<br /><br /><strong>Categories</strong><br /><br />Category A – Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.<br /><br />Category B – Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.<br /><br />Category C – Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.<br /><br /><strong>Evaluation Factors (Competencies)</strong> – All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:<br /><br /><strong>Decision Making / Problem Solving</strong><br /><br /><strong>Interpersonal Skills</strong><br /><br /><strong>Oral Communication</strong><br /><br /><strong>Writing</strong><br /><br /><strong>Technology Application</strong><br /><br /><strong>Self – Management </strong><br /><br /><strong>Customer Service</strong><br /><br /><strong>Security Technical </strong><br /><br />The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). <strong>The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.</strong> Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)<br /><br />INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".<br /><br />Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document . <strong>You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you.</strong> <strong> Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.</strong> Also, do not upload password protected documents.<br /><br /><strong>The following documents are required from ALL applicants:</strong><br /><br /><strong>- Resume (Proof of Minimum Qualifications) :</strong> Your resume MUST contain detailed descriptions demonstrating that you meet the requirements listed in this announcement. FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete. See the Requirements section, i.e. under Qualifications, for more details.<br /><br />If your resume does not demonstrate proof of the minimum qualifications, you will be deemed not qualified. <strong>Federal Employees Please Note:</strong> Your resume must include the GS level (or equivalent level) for which the work experience was performed. Failure to include such information may be considered insufficient and your application may be deemed incomplete.<br /><br /><strong>The following documents are required if applicable:</strong><br /><br />- <strong> Veterans Documents </strong>(if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting honorable or general discharge or release within 120 days, click Active Duty ). Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference. For more information, go to: http: www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx <br /><br />- <strong> Displaced Employee Placement Documents </strong> – Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.<br /><br />- <strong> Cover Letters are not mandatory </strong> and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted.<br /><br />- <strong>Unofficial Transcript(s) (in English)</strong> – submit if using education as a basis for qualifying for this position. If so, you must submit all applicable academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements (ex. BA/BS, MA, JD, PHD, etc). If specific course work is required to qualify, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit.<br /><br />You may upload your transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit). If over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature.<br /><br />OFFICIAL Transcripts MUST BE RECEIVED prior to selection and report date. Reference the "Education Section" for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.<br /><br />Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.<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.