Security Specialist


Vacancy ID: 792765   Announcement Number: D002-13-RMG-792765   USAJOBS Control Number: 332651400

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 792765


1. Title of Job

Security Specialist


2. Biographic Data

All biographic information is required, except for your telephone number and the contact time.


3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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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

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

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


001 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:


99MTRO012 Washington DC Metro Area, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate 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).

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:

1. Are you willing to work in Washington, DC and accept this position without relocation incentive?

A. Yes
B. No

2. Do you meet the specialized experience requirements for the GS-11 level? (A description of specialized experience can be found in the "Qualifications" section of the vacancy announcement.)

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level.
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. (Transcripts must be provided if qualifying based on education.)
C. I have a combination of graduate level education beyond the first 2 years of progressive graduate study and specialized experience that together meet 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
D. None of the above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark your selection to that statement in Section 25 of OPM Form 1203-FX. Please select only one letter for each item.

3. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your experience with respect to public safety and security.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have worked as part of a team to execute policies to ensure continuity of operations (COOP) within an organization.
C. I have an understanding of the policies and procedures that would support the continuity of operations (COOP).
D. I have executed personnel security policies and procedures, including contingency plans, for the continuity of operations (COOP).
E. I have worked with my supervisor to updated security policies, procedures, and contingency plans to support the continuity of operations (COOP).

4. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your experience with respect to background investigations.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have collected the employee information necessary to complete a National Agency Check Inquiry (NACI), Access National Agency Check Inquiry (ANACI), or Limited Background Investigation (LBI).
C. I have independently completed an employee’s National Agency Check Inquiry (NACI), Access National Agency Check Inquiry (ANACI), or Limited Background Investigation (LBI) security investigation.
D. I have assisted my supervisor with the completion of a security investigation, which required a National Agency Check Inquiry (NACI), Access National Agency Check Inquiry (ANACI), or Limited Background Investigation (LBI).
E. I have a general knowledge of security investigations, including National Agency Check Inquiry (NACI), Access National Agency Check Inquiry (ANACI), and Limited Background Investigation (LBI).

5. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your experience with respect to decision making.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have assessed available security information to form decisions, weigh alternatives, and take action for activities within my own area of responsibility.
C. I have collected and analyzed security information from a variety of sources both within and outside my organization to make decisions and take action.
D. I have gathered and reviewed security information from sources within my organization to make informed decisions and take action for my work group with the guidance of my supervisor.
E. I have examined available security information, weighed the impacts and implications of possible decisions, and committed to a course of action.

6. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your experience with respect to external awareness.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have researched the latest security advancements to assist my supervisor with updating my organization’s policies or procedures.
C. I have knowledge of basic security processes which help me to better understand an organization’s security procedures.
D. I have reviewed the latest security technology or procedures to update my organization’s policies or procedures.
E. I have kept up-to-date on the latest security technology and enhanced procedures to remain informed of recent developments.

7. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your experience with respect to critical thinking.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have analyzed security investigation data to identify potential suitability or security problem areas requiring further analysis or review.
C. I have assisted my supervisor in determining the type of security investigation (e.g. NACI, ANACI, LBI) required for a new employee.
D. I have determined the type of security investigation (e.g. NACI, ANACI, LBI) required based on an employee’s level of employment or job type.
E. I have reviewed information supplied by employees to ensure that the necessary information was provided.

8. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your experience with respect to customer service.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have provided guidance and support to help others navigate my organization’s systems or services.
C. I have answered questions to help customers understand my organization’s systems or services.
D. I have provided information concerning my organization’s systems or services to customers to support their needs.
E. I have identified the necessary resources to support a customer’s needs.

9. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your experience with respect to oral communication.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have conducted briefings for senior leaders in my organization to alert them to updated security procedures or security information.
C. I have answered questions from employees concerning my organization’s security policies or procedures.
D. I have provided training or briefings to new employees in my organization to give them an overview of my organization’s security policies or procedures.
E. I have interacted with people from external organizations, agencies (e.g. OPM), or law enforcement (e.g. FBI) to complete security investigations.

10. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your experience with respect to writing.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have drafted security briefings, developed policies, or updated policies with the support of my supervisor.
C. I have independently drafted security briefings or updated policies to provide information to employees within my organization.
D. I have provided written notes that others use to create security briefings or policies.
E. I have updated security policies or procedures to ensure that the most up-to-date information is represented in the document.

11. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your experience with respect to information management.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have managed the procedures for processing requests for security clearances within my organization.
C. I have worked with others to process and file security information files within my organization.
D. I have processed and maintained security information files in line with my organization’s policies and procedures.
E. I have performed analysis and evaluation of personnel security reports and security information files.

12. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your experience with respect to handling sensitive information.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have gathered security information from employees for others to enter in my organization’s security database.
C. I have entered employee information into my organization’s database to maintain a record for security purposes.
D. I have organized and maintained completed security files including signed forms, clearance sheets, and sensitive employee information.
E. I have managed my organization’s security database, including signed forms, clearance sheets, and other security files.