Supervisory Chemical Security Inspector

Vacancy ID: 819542   Announcement Number: FS-819542-AY13   USAJOBS Control Number: 335351400

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1. Title of Job

Supervisory Chemical Security Inspector
2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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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

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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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 819542.  For more information about special hiring authorities, visit:  You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive or special hiring authority.

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

21. Geographic Availability

(Required) The location code for this position is:
040370013 Phoenix, AZ
060450059 Brea, CA
063290075 San Francisco, CA
122940073 Tallahassee, FL
220150033 Baton Rouge, LA
294120095 Kansas City, MO
297080510 Saint Louis, MO
364170061 New York, NY
411650051 Portland, OR
429010029 West Chester, PA
471300093 Knoxville, TN
482800113 Grand Prairie, TX
483280201 Houston, TX
512060760 Richmond, VA
531960033 Seattle, WA

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. Please select the answer that indicates your ability to obtain a state driver's license.

A. I have, or am able to obtain, a state driver's license.
B. I do not have, and will not be able to obtain, a state driver's license.


2. Select one statement from the choices below to show how you meet the qualification requirements for this position.

A. 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) evaluating subordinate chemical inspector preparation, performance, and reporting on chemical facility inspections; 2) reporting on chemical facilities by utilizing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS); and 3) supervising the work performance of other chemical facility inspectors.
B. My experience is not described in the above statement and I do not qualify for this position.


For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following each task that best describes your experience and/or training. Your resume must support your answers or your overall score may be lowered or considered ineligible.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
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 superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

3. Evaluate work performance of subordinate employees.

4. Ensure equitable performance standards among subordinate work units.

5. Develop performance standards for subordinate positions.

6. Conduct formal performance reviews for subordinate positions.

7. Advise, counsel, and instruct employees on both work and administrative matters.

8. Hear and resolve complaints and grievances from employees.

9. Identify developmental and training needs of employees.

10. Supervise subordinate employees who are geographically dispersed.


11. Plan and conduct on-site physical inspections/audits, and analysis of chemical facilities for incident investigations.

12. Lead in the production of field reports and briefings following inspections, compliance visits, and incident investigations for chemical facilities.

13. Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risks for chemical facilities.

14. Participate in enforcement action planning and post-execution operation phases for chemical facility operations.

15. Promote the awareness of risk based performance standards for chemical facilities.

16. Transcribe chemical facility inspection data into reports and briefings to aid preventative, corrective and administrative action.

17. Oversee technical review of Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standards (CFATS) to ensure that covered facilities can attain security compliance with its provisions.

18. Conduct on-site physical inspections, documentary reviews, personnel interviews and site vulnerability analysis of chemical facilities.

19. Review and evaluate the physical, personnel, information and cyber security plans and countermeasures of chemical facilities against the Risk Based Performance Standards.


20. Collaborate with other infrastructure security personnel to direct security issues to appropriate existing channels for review and resolution.

21. Provide oral presentations that provide information on risk management programs and activities.

22. Discuss performance issues with a subordinate employee.

23. Serve as a point of contact to chemical industry officials, emergency response teams and law enforcement officials.


24. Develop and write policies that impact organization-wide programs with national impact.

25. Produce written information that includes technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.

26. Write corrective action plans for the resolution of chemical facility security issues.