Protective Security Advisor


Vacancy ID: 775872   Announcement Number: FS-775872-AC13   USAJOBS Control Number: 330738800

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

775872
1. Title of Job

Protective Security Advisor
2. Biographic Data

All biographic information is required, except for country (unless you reside in an overseas area) and telephone number.
3. E-Mail Address

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade you are willing to accept.
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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

Enter your veterans' preference claim. (Note: If you are claiming veterans' preference YOU MUST submit supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement to receive eligibility consideration.)
15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

These dates are required if you have claimed veterans' preference, unless you have claimed derived preference (i.e., widow, spouse, etc.). Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)
16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

1 Transfer-I am a current Federal employee serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service. Attached is a copy of my SF-50 verifying my eligibility.
2 Reinstatement-I am a former Federal Employee with reinstatement eligibility. Attached is a copy of my latest SF-50 verifying my eligibility.
3 VRA-I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment to positions at GS-11 and below based on eligibility under the Veterans Recruitment Authority. Attached is a copy of my DD-214 verifying my eligibility.
4 30% Vet-I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on being a 30% compensable veteran. Attached is a copy of my VA letter verifying my eligibility.
5 Peace Corp/Vista-I am eligible for a noncompetitive appointment to the Federal government under an authority for recently returned Peace Corps employees or Vista volunteers.
6 Repromotion-I am currently employed as a Federal civilian on a permanent competitive appointment at the full performance level (or higher) of this position; or a former Federal civilian employee who has held the full performance level (or higher) of this position on a permanent competitive appointment.
7 Other-I am currently on a permanent position which is equivalent to at least the grade of this position (or higher) in the Federal service; however, I am an employee for a Federal agency which has an interchange agreement with the US Office of Personnel Management, or with a Federal agency covered under other special appointing authorities or agreements. (e.g. TSA, US Postal Service, FAA, etc.)
8 VEOA-I have never been a permanent Federal civilian employee in the competitive service; however, I am a veteran who served substantially 3 or more years of continuous active duty in the military -OR- I am a preference eligible; AND my or the veteran's most recent discharge or release from active duty was under honorable conditions.
9 Military Spouse-I am seeking eligibility for a noncompetitive appointment as the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who is performing active duty pursuant to orders authorizing a PCS move, OR spouse of a totally (100%) disabled retired or separated member of the Armed Forces, OR unmarried widow/widower of a member of the Armed Forces killed while performing active duty.
10 Persons with Disabilities-I have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
11 None of the above applies to me.

20. Occupational Specialties

Select at least one occupational specialty code. The specialty code(s) for this position are 001, 002 and 003. Please note that you must select at least one specialty code but may select multiple codes if desired. Each code is defined below:

001 - Open to All U.S. Citizens.

002 - Competitive Merit Promotion. This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service.  You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. – SF-50 or veterans documentation).

003 - Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities. This includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this 775872.  For more information about special hiring authorities, visit: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp.  You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive or special hiring authority.


001 All U. S. Citizens
002 Competitive Merit Promotion
003 Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities

21. Geographic Availability

(Required) The location code for this position is:
236400005 Portland, ME

22. Transition Assistance Plan

Complete this section ONLY IF you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). To be considered, you must be a surplus or displaced Federal employee as defined in the regulations, be applying for a vacancy at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been or are being separated (and with no greater promotion potential than your position), and be occupying or have been displaced from a position in the same local commuting area as the vacancy.

Note: To receive consideration for the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select one statement that best describes your experience to qualify for the Protective Security Advisor position at the GS-13 level.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-13 level because I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) Advising infrastructure or facilities officials on methods for improving protection plans, physical security process and procedures; 2) Providing support in the development of protective measures for protection and security of facilities; and 3) Conducting reviews of facilities' physical and technical security operations and plans to determine alignment with applicable policies and program requirements. NOTE: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, your eligibility may be affected.
B. My experience is not reflected above and I do not qualify for the position.

2. From the descriptions below, select one statement that best describes your experience to qualify for the Protective Security Advisor position at the GS-14 level.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-14 level because I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) Serving as a technical authority to advise infrastructure/asset officials on methods and recommendations for improving protection plans, physical security processes and procedures, and to reduce risk factors; 2) Developing protective measures and procedures for the protection and security of facilities; and 3) Reviewing and evaluating facilities' physical and technical security operations and plans to determine alignment with applicable policies and program requirements. NOTE: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, your eligibility may be affected.
B. My experience is not reflected above and I do not qualify for the position.

Ability to analyze complex physical security processes and procedures.

From the statements below, choose the one statement that best identifies your experience and/or training.

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.

3. Review physical security processes and procedures for critical infrastructure security issues and areas needing improvement.

4. Analyze physical security processes and procedures and recommend modifications or enhancements to ensure protection of critical infrastructure.

5. Plan, organize, and conduct reviews and technical surveys of critical assets and facilities.

6. Work with Federal, State, and local government agencies, and private sector entities on reviewing existing physical processes and procedures in order to ensure protection of the Nation's critical infrastructure and assets.

7. Utilize analytical and investigative techniques for homeland security and infrastructure analysis.

8. Develop measures designed to enhance overall infrastructure security.

Knowledge of security policy requirements to improve security plans and to reduce risk factors.

9. Review and interpret new directives, program changes, legal initiatives, and guidelines concerned with safeguards and security activities affecting critical infrastructure.

10. Coordinate and schedule assistance visits for review and analysis of the physical and technical security of facilities in assigned jurisdiction.

11. Determine levels of efficiency, formality of operations, and compliance with applicable policies and program requirements.

12. Serve as a technical authority to advise infrastructure/asset officials on methods to improve security plans and to reduce risk factors.

13. Develop and implement local policies, procedures, and directives relative to the protection of the infrastructure.

14. Develop training related to security planning and protection for audiences which include officials of security organizations, and infrastructure owners and operators.

15. Monitor information on threats developed by local law enforcement or site security personnel.

Skill in oral communication.

16. Conduct information sharing forums or conferences for infrastructure owners and operators, and Federal, State or Local public safety personnel on improving security plans and procedures.

17. Conduct workshops and training for infrastructure owners and operators, and Federal, State or Local public safety personnel on security plans and procedures.

18. Work with interested parties in negotiating mutually acceptable solutions to security issues.

19. Establish and maintain effective relationships with representatives of other agencies, officials and organizations.

20. Coordinate security training for other security focused organizations, infrastructure owners and operators.

21. Work cooperatively with task forces, working groups, and committees on terrorism efforts.

22. Assist state and local public safety officials in carrying out appropriate security planning activities dealing with critical assets and infrastructure.

23. Coordinate activities with Federal, State, Local and Tribal government agencies, and private sector organizations to ensure cooperation and overall infrastructure security.

Skill in written communication.

24. Draft recommendations for facility owners and operators on improvements to security plans and procedures.

25. Prepare reports or other materials advising agency security and subject-matter managers on new developments and advances in security techniques and procedures.

26. Review results of analyses and findings to ensure presence of adequate and accurate supporting documentation.

27. Prepare reports or briefings for top level officials of findings from facility site visits.

28. Develop written policy, directives or procedures relative to the protection of critical infrastructure/key resources.