<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Domestic and International Security (DIS) Division within the Department of Administration and Finance (A&F), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).<br /><br />Although the position is advertised equivalent to GS-15, MCC uses a pay banded system to compensate employees. This position is pay band 3a which is generally equal to GS-15.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Serves as a recognized technical authority and advisor to management officials in matters pertaining to the Corporation's international security, insider threats, and overseas emergency preparedness and response programs. </li> <li>Advises senior management of methods and remedies to reduce security vulnerabilities and risks in support MCC overseas personnel and programs.</li> <li>Establishes and manages security programs to ensure the safety, security, and resilience of personnel, assigned or traveling overseas. Develops and recommends contingency plans necessary for rapid response to emergencies or security issues. </li> <li>Initiates, facilitates, and promotes activities to foster awareness of international security, insider threats, and overseas emergency preparedness and response programs.</li> <li>Represents the organization on interagency committees, task forces, and periodic meetings in support of the Agency's international security programs.</li> <li>determines resource requirements for the organization's international security, and insider threat programs. Estimates short-and long-range personnel, budgetary, space and equipment needs in support of the programs.</li> <li>Ensures written policies and procedures are drafted, current, and in compliance with relevant Executive Orders, Federal Regulations, and where applicable, State Department regulations.</li> <li>Directs and coordinates activities required to safeguard Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Provides guidance and interpretation on issues pertaining to the CUI program.</li> <li>Performs administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Ensures a continuing affirmative application of MCC policies concerning equal opportunity.</li> <li>Performs other duties as assigned.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance</li> <li>Relocation expenses will not be paid</li> <li>More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days</li> <li>Some domestic and international travel maybe required</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />To qualify for pay band 3a you must meet the following:<br /><br />Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 3b (GS-14) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as: experience providing technical advice to management officials on international security, insider threats, and overseas emergency preparedness and response programs; experience representing the organization on interagency committees, task forces, and periodic meetings in support of the Agency's international security programs; experience developing and recommending contingency plans necessary for rapid response to emergencies or security issues; and experience developing, implementing and updating security policies and procedures. <b>Note:</b> This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application.<br /><br />PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit may be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. To receive credit you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours worked per week. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower level, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.</li> <li>Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualification claims will be subject to verification.</li> <li>Pay: Your pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on your qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.</li> <li>Promotion Potential: If the position is advertised with promotion potential, the selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition. Selection at a lower pay band level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level, nor is the promise of promotion implied.</li> <li>DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination.</li> <li>Selectee may be required to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (OGE 450).</li> <li>Government Travel Card – You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government contractor issued travel card to be used for official business.</li> <li>Selectee may be required to complete a probationary/trial period.</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 />A review of your application and supporting documents will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for the position and to ensure that you have been placed in the appropriate quality category. The HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities related to the position such as:<br /> <ul><li>Oral Communication</li><li>Technical Competence</li><li>Writing</li></ul><br /><br />You will be evaluated based on Category Rating procedures. Based on the information you provided in your application package, you will be placed in one of three quality categories – Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and may be called for an interview.<br /><br />If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience your category can and will be adjusted to more reflect your abilities, and you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.<br /><br />Application of veteran's Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. http: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#GS-PROF-OCCUPATIONS <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 />The following documents must be received by the closing date of this announcement: <ul> <li>Resume – Applicants MUST utilize resumes created using the USAJOBS-formatted Resume Builder ( http: www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build/ </li> <li>Unofficial college transcripts – if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify "Unofficial" transcripts are acceptable. If selected for the position, prior to your appointment, an official transcript will be required.</li> <li>If you are displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under ICTAP or CTAP, you must be placed in the "well-qualified" category for this position, as described above.</li> <li>Veterans Preference documentation (DD-214 – member 4 copy or other copies that indicate character of discharge or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter as appropriate) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .</li> <li>If you are eligible for Special Appointment eligibility (e.g., 30% compensable veteran, individuals with disabilities, former Peace Corps or other noncompetitive eligibility candidates.) requires submission of supporting documentation. For more information visit: http: www.opm.gov/employ/students/fedhire.asp#authorities, http: www.usajobs.gov/ei/individualswithdisabilities.asp,http: www.opm.gov/disability </li> </ul> <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.