SECURITY SPECIALIST


Vacancy ID: 792222   Announcement Number: CIS-PJN-792222-SEC   USAJOBS Control Number: 331882600

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Your responses to the on-line questionnaire must be supported by your resume.  Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.

FAILURE TO SELECT A RESPONSE TO THIS QUESTION WILL DEFAULT IN A NEGATIVE RESPONSE, WHICH WILL DISQUALIFY YOU FOR THIS POSITION.

1. There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This residency requirement states that candidates must have, for three of the last five years immediately prior to applying for this position(s); (1) resided in the United States; OR (2) worked for the United States Government as an employee overseas in a Federal or Military capacity; OR (3) been a dependent of a U.S. Federal or Military employee serving overseas. Do you meet these requirements?

A. Yes
B. No
C. The residency requirement does not apply to me because I am currently a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employee.
D. No, however I do fall under the EXCEPTION of state-side coverage.  I understand that I must submit complete state-side coverage information required to make a suitability/security determination at a later time if deemed necessary.


The following questions will only 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 of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level independently performing recurring security assignments of average difficulty requiring judgment to interpret, apply and/or adapt guidelines to those assignments. Perform duties directly related to assessing compliance with department, agency or corporate level security requirements and regulations in the safeguarding of sensitive or classified information, facilities, and other protected assets. Making security recommendations concerning expected impacts on programs, missions, and future strategic plans. Provide security training and support to personnel in one or more security disciplines including physical, administrative, information, communication, operations, and personnel.
B. I have successfully completed three or more years of full-time graduate education or a doctoral or higher degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university.
C. I have a combination of successfully completed graduate education in an appropriate discipline and experience as described in A above, the total of which equals at least one (1) year.
D. My education and/or experience do not meet the education or experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

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

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level analyzing and resolving complex security problems, providing technical advice in initiating projects involving the evaluation of security operations, and developing and applying policy, standards, and procedures for security programs.
B. My experience does not meet the experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

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 experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or supervisors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

4. Please select the answer that best represents your experience in identifying and analyzing security issues to determine appropriate requirements and corrective actions.

5. Please select the answer that best represents your experience with security concepts, principles, and practices to review independently, analyze, and resolve difficult and complex security problems.

6. Please select the answer that best represents your experience in coordinating and conducting security reviews to ensure compliance with agency policy, regulations and instructions.

7. Please select the answer that best represents your experience in evaluating and making recommendations concerning expected impacts on programs, missions, and future strategic plans.

8. Please select the answer that best represents your experience in applying analytical techniques to the collection, summary and analysis of information.

9. Please select the answer that best represents your experience in effectively communicating technical and non-technical information to others within and outside an agency at various levels.

10. Please select the answer that best represents your experience in planning and implementing a security program to include communicating security awareness, knowledge of security policies and procedures, and delivering customer support.

11. Please select the answer that best represents your experience in providing oversight and guidance regarding the protection of classified and sensitive information and materials.

12. Please select the answer that best represents your experience in managing communication security and the security requirements of classified information systems/networks.

13. Please select the answer that best represents your experience in writing reports supporting investigations into reports of security violations, infractions, and anomalies.

14. Please select the answer that best represents your experience in managing physical security projects, to include access control.

15. Please select the answer that best represents your experience in coordinating and conducting security reviews to ensure compliance with agency policy, regulations and instructions.

16. Please select the answer that best represents your experience in evaluating programs and administrative procedures for adequacy, efficiency, and areas requiring improvement.

17. Please select the answer that best represents your experience in applying your knowledge of federal Laws, executive orders, regulations and directives as they pertain to security.

18. Please select the answer that best represents your experience in conducting and implementing security training programs to include the development of curriculum, coordination of course details, and time management.

19. As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency.

Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning, 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

Failure to agree to this statement will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that I may be removed from consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.