SECURITY SPECIALIST


Vacancy ID: 746801   Announcement Number: LAG-SMU-746801-BTR-041   USAJOBS Control Number: 326417900

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

746801


1. Title of Job

SECURITY SPECIALIST (CONTROLLED UNCLASSIFIED INFORMATION)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 SECURITY SPECIALIST

21. Geographic Availability

110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special selection priority under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 

Note:  To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation.  Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

This announcement is open to applicants who meet the area of consideration as described in the vacancy announcement, under the heading "Who May Apply." Your response to the following question will determine whether or not you meet the defined eligibility criteria.

1. Select the statement that best describes your Federal employment status:

A. I am a current Federal employee serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service. I work within the local commuting area of the announced duty location and am assigned there on a permanent basis.
B. I am a reinstatement eligible who resides in the local commuting area of the announced duty location.
C. I am a current or former Federal employee eligible for a status appointment under an Interchange Agreement. I work in the local commuting area of the announced duty location and am assigned there on a permanent basis.
D. I am a former Federal employee eligible for a status appointment under an Interchange Agreement who resides in the local commuting area of the announced duty location.
E. I am not a current Federal employee serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligible or Interchange Agreement eligible but I am eligible for a VEOA appointment.
F. None of the above.

If you answered “A” you must provide your agency, dates of service (MM/DD/YY) to MM/DD/YY) and the location (city and state) where you work.

If you answered “B” you must provide your agency, dates of service (MM/DD/YY) to MM/DD/YY) and the location (city and state) where you live.

If you answered “C”, you must provide your agency, dates of service (MM/DD/YY) to MM/DD/YY) and the location (city and state) where you work.

If you answered “D” you must provide your agency, dates of service (MM/DD/YY) to MM/DD/YY) and the location (city and state) where you live.

The following questions will be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

2. Which of the following statements best describes your experience?

A. I have at least one year at the GS-12 level applying a wide range of knowledge in Information Security functions to independently analyze and resolve broad and complex security problems; providing technical expertise in initiating and leading projects involving the evaluation of Information Security programs and operations, and providing expert advice and guidance to management officials or senior leadership; and developing and implementing policy and standards for Information Security programs, and/or writing comprehensive/detailed security regulations, supplements, policies, procedures, reports, assessments, and evaluations.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

3. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-12 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-12 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-12 grade level.
C. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-13 grade level.
D. Not Applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.

If you selected response A to this question, provide the position title, series, and grade that supports your claim for time-in-grade. Also, give the beginning and ending dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) during which you occupied the position listed.

For each task statement listed below, please select the response that best describes your skill level. These statements were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies needed to successfully perform the work of the position. Your resume must clearly show the experience and skill levels relevant to your responses below, in order to receive credit for your response.

4. Plan, develop, implement, and manage one or more security programs.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

5. Serve as technical expert and security program liaison regarding one or more security disciplines/programs (i.e. Physical, Industrial, Communications, Information, Operations, Personnel, etc.)

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

6. Provide advice, guidance, and training to various personnel on all aspects of a security program.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

7. Research appropriate authorities identify, interpret, and apply security related guidelines, policies and procedures.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

8. Interpret and apply regulations and policies related to a variety of security disciplines.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

9. Develop, implement, and monitor policies, instructions, procedures, and control systems for security related activities.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

10. Review the adequacy of reports or other written security actions.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

11. Participate in meetings and ad hoc committees to develop local security implementation plans and instructions.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

12. Advise security personnel on matters requiring clear-cut explanation of regulations and procedures.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

13. Participate in planning and implementing surveys as part of a security plan.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

14. Investigate and analyze security violations, derogatory information, and deficiencies/compromises.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

15. Review, monitor, and evaluate established security programs.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

16. Review investigative reports for adequacy and derogatory information.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

17. Compile information relating to designated security requirements.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

18. Gather and analyze information relating to designated security requirements.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

19. Review classified contracts.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

20. Prepare reports of investigation, clearance and access survey directives and/or other written reports related to security functions/programs.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

21. Prepare proposals, policy, procedures, and/or other written documents incorporating technical research and interpretation and analysis of the facts.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

22. Review, analyze, and evaluate security studies and recommendations, and develop course of action for improvement.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

23. Evaluate security programs or functions, recommends appropriate policy changes or makes recommendations for improvement.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

24. Coordinate implementation of results of analyses with other organizations and security systems.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

25. Ensure compatibility with existing security systems and demands on available resources.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

26. Interpret policy in terms of established objectives.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

27. Establish and monitor security plans and programs.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

28. Provide advice on security policies and the impact of requirements on organizational mission.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

29. Meet with stakeholders throughout the organization to determine technical and functional requirements for security related programs.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

30. Establish criteria for identifying and analyzing trends in security problems.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

31. Establish criteria for measuring organizational effectiveness in achieving security objectives and goals.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

32. Participate in implementing training programs regarding the handling of sensitive information.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

33. Participate in working groups internal and external to the organization to determine technical and functional requirements of a security related program or issues, for purposes of implementing best practices or resolving problems.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

34. Implement new and improved security methods and procedures.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

35. Represent the organization in briefings/meetings, to communicate sensitive security related measures or issues.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

36. Maintain liaison with business partners internal/external to the organization, for the purpose of communicating technical and non-technical information, and/or communicating policies and procedures.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

37. Develop, implement and/or administer security awareness programs.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

38. Integrate and coordinate the work of others.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

39. Manage collateral and Sensitive Compartment Information (SCI).

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

40. Evaluate/coordinate security access and clearance for the Agency/organization.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

41. Participate in implementing training programs regarding the handling of sensitive information.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

42. Develop/monitor information criteria for clearance and access to databases and other automated systems.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

43. Coordinate the review and inspection of organizational facilities regarding clearance and access control.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

44. Conduct/control/coordinate/monitor/review security procedures and operations within the agency and other organizations.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

45. Conduct indoctrination briefings and debriefings.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

46. Interpret and apply security policies, procedures, directives, and regulations both internal and external to the agency/organization.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

47. Respond to problems or questions involving the administration of security programs and the implementation of clearance and access guidelines.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

48. Develop plans and recommendations to enhance security programs.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) which demonstrates the experience related to your response.

49. Examine security legislation or revised security regulations to evaluate and make recommendations concerning the expected impact on programs, missions, and future strategic plans.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am considered by others to be an expert in this task. I have trained others to do this task, and I am consulted by others on how to perform this task.

Applicants who have held a permanent position with career ladder promotion potential equivalent to GS-13 or higher in the competitive service may be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures. Details and temporary promotions do not count. Your answer and narrative response to the following question will be used to determine whether or not you can be categorized as a non-competitive eligible. If you are referred non-competitively based on your responses and that information is later found to be incorrect, you may lose further consideration under this announcement. Therefore, if you are uncertain about the promotion potential of position(s) you have held, respond "No".

50. Have you ever held (or do you currently hold) a competitive service position on a permanent basis in the federal government with promotion potential equivalent to GS-13 or higher?

A. Yes
B. No

If you selected response A to this question, provide your position title, pay plan, series, grade level or pay band, plus the full performance level of the grade or pay band listed, and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you occupied the position which supports your claim.
Example: Management and Program Analyst, GS-0343-9 with promotion potential to GS-13 held from 10/12/04 to 6/05/05.

51. If you are a current federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "pass," "satisfactory," or better?

A. Yes
B. No
C. I am a current federal employee but have not received a performance rating.
D. Not applicable. I am not a Federal employee.

If you are not a current federal employee, please provide the names and telephone numbers of three professional references who know your qualifications relative to this position and who we can contact to verify your credentials. Do not list personal friends or relatives.