Personnel Security Specialist


Vacancy ID: 755898   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-12-755898   USAJOBS Control Number: 327599200

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 755898
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

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 07.


07
09

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

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13. Test Location

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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 Competitve - Personnel Security Specialist
002 Non-competitive - Personnel Security Specialist

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. From the descriptions below, select the response which best describes your experience which meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for the position of a Personnel Security Specialist, GS-0080-7.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in Federal Service. Specialized experience includes: resolving personnel and information security program issues; reviewing and gathering derogatory information from a report investigation; reviewing and evaluating personnel suitability and/or investigative files.
B. 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.
C. I do not possess the experience and education described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the response which best describes your experience which meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for the position of a Personnel Security Specialist, GS-0080-9.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in Federal Service. Specialized experience includes: applying rules, regulations, and guidance to resolve personnel and information security program issues; providing advice and assistance to officials and personnel on security procedures developing reports and adjudicating investigative information.
B. Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.
C. I do not possess the experience and education described above.

In this section, you are asked to evaluate yourself on task items using the scale provided. When marking your ratings, please do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. Do not give yourself credit for having performed tasks you have not performed. Additional steps in the selection process are designed to verify your stated level of experience and capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from employment with the 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 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 is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

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

4. Determine the sensitivity of critical-sensitive positions and the status of eligibility of individuals selected.

5. Determine necessity for access clearance and acting or recommending actions to agency management on cases involving unusual sensitive problems.

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

7. Provide authoritative 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.

8. Review documents and other materials to ensure sufficiency and compliance with security requirements.

9. Make on-site trips with senior personnel security specialist to field organizations to monitor, coordinate and perform personnel security liaison activities.

10. Conduct investigations and/or interviews when adverse information has been received about an employee as a result of a full field background investigation.

11. Review and summarize the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Agency investigative reports.

12. Receive and respond to inquiries/communications from the field organizations, industry representatives and other governmental agencies.

13. Prepare correspondence and presentations to personnel and others.

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

15. Prepare reports of employee adverse information pertaining to investigation and/or memorandum of interviews.

16. Participate in meetings and conferences with team members and agency officials to advise/assist, secure and provide information concerning security matters and problems as it relates to contractor employees.

17. Make verbal presentations to organizational personnel and others.

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