Personnel Security Specialist


Vacancy ID: 755099   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-12-755099   USAJOBS Control Number: 327941400

Social Security Number

Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name.  As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks and others who may know you. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.


Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 755099
1. Title of Job

Personnel Security Specialist
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

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?


Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment under a Special Appointing Authority (e.g. Veteran's Recruitment Appointment, present or former Peace Corps personnel, current Postal Service personnel, etc?


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

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 11.


11
12

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

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

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Competitive
002 Non-Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


241450031 Silver Spring, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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:

1. Are you a Federal employee with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; a former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; a displaced Federal employee requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); a veteran who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouse; PHS Commissioned Corps Officer; an individual eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.

A. Yes
B. No

2. From the description below, select the one which best describes you experience and/or education which meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for a Personnel Security Specialist, GS-0080-11.



Specialized experience is defined as: experience in the development, planning, oversight, administration, implementation and enforcement of intelligence related disciplines in Personnel Security; reviewing, analyzing, and resolving personnel security issues. Specialized experience is progressively responsible intelligence-related security work directly related to the position being filled.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

3. From the description below, select the one that best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for a Personnel Security Specialist GS-0080-12.



Specialized experience is defined as: knowledge of a wide range of security concepts, principles, and practices to review independently, analyze and resolve difficult and complex security problems. Knowledge and/or experience imitating and conducting personnel security background investigations, leading to an approval or denial of security clearance. Knowledge of directives and policies for the receipt, storage, and transmission of classified documents and correspondence. Knowledge and experience managing the destruction and/or retirement process for classified documents.



A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Maintain a listing of critical-sensitive positions and furnishes counterpart with annual report.

5. Determine the sensitivity of critically-sensitive positions and determines the eligibility status of individuals selected to occupy of those positions which involves determines and initiating necessary investigations.

6. Determine necessity for access clearance and acting or recommending action to agency management on cases involving unusual sensitive problems because of incompleteness or inconclusiveness of available facts/materials.

7. Determine necessity for access clearance and acting or recommending action to agency management on cases involving unusual sensitive problems because of incompleteness or inconclusiveness of available facts/materials.

8. Maintain the badging system and ensures that all required background investigations are completed before a building pass issued.

9. Provide advice and guidance to organization personnel and others in such areas as: specific security problems, issues and/or actions, new procedural guidance, relevant regulatory and procedural information.

10. Review docuements and other materials to ensure sufficiency and compliance with requirements and other related matters.

11. Make on-site trips with Senior Personnel Security Specialist to field organizations to monitor, coordinate and perform personnel security liaison activities.

12. Conduct investigations and/or interviews, under supervision, when adverse information has been received about an employee as a result of a full field background investigation and/or National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI).

13. Review and summarize the Office of Personnel Management and Department of Health and Human Services investigative reports and referring all pertinent information to responsible officials.

14. Review and evaluates personnel suitability and investigative files and summarizing pertinent information for organization use and purposes.

15. Ensure organizational-wide communications on security activities are provided.

16. Write reports of investigation and/or memorandum of interviews.

17. Make verbal presentations to organziational personnel and others.

18. Provide instructions and training in the proper handling and maintenance of classified information and materials.

19. Conduct investigations and/or interviews, with a senior team member, when adverse information has been received bout and employee as a result of a full field background investigation and/or National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI).