Security Specialist


Vacancy ID: 841624   Announcement Number: FS-841624-AY13   USAJOBS Control Number: 337827800

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

841624
1. Title of Job

Security Specialist
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 841624.  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:
510100013 Arlington, VA

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:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. From the descriptions below, select the one statement below that best describes your experience to meet the basic requirements for this position at the GS-12 level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. This experience must include activities such as 1) Plan and implement protective methods and security procedures (e.g., detection systems, security response, personnel identification); 2) develop physical security technical reports and documentation for physical security guidance; and 3) Perform vulnerability identification, risk analysis and assessment of evolving threats related to physical security.
B. My experience does not reflect in the above statement and therefore I do not qualify for this position at this level.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one statement below that best describes your experience to meet the basic requirements for this position at the GS-13 level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. This experience must include activities such as 1) Plan and implement protective methods and security procedures (e.g., detection systems, security response, personnel identification); 2) develop physical security technical reports and documentation for physical security guidance; 3) Perform vulnerability identification, risk analysis and assessment of evolving threats related to physical security; and 4) Provide guidance to determine technical decisions concerning physical security standards.
B. My experience does not reflect in the above statement and therefore I do not qualify for this position at this level.

This section is used to determine if you possess the education and/or experience needed to qualify for this position. For each task in the following group, choose the response below that best describes your training and/or experience. Please select only one letter for each item.

KNOWLEDGE OF PHYSICAL SECURITY SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES

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

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. Provide guidance to determine technical judgments concerning the interpretation and implementation of Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards security guidance for categorizing Site Security Plans.

4. Provide physical security input related to Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards on policies, process and procedures.

5. Plan and implement protective methods and security procedures (e.g., detection systems, security response, and personnel identification).

6. Plan and recommend the installation of multilayered security systems which involve personnel access controls, physical protection devices, and monitoring and remote control equipment.

7. Assist in the oversight of systems, policies, procedures and methods used for safeguarding information, property, personnel and operations.

8. Analyze issues concerning physical security policy implementation for infrastructure security compliance.

9. Develop physical security training for infrastructure security compliance.

KNOWLEDGE OF VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS AND EVALUATION TECHNIQUES

 

10. Perform vulnerability identification, risk analysis and assessment of evolving threats related to physical security.

11. Conduct technical analyses of critical systems and subsystems to assess possible vulnerabilities.

12. Evaluate state-of-the-art systems and concepts to assess areas where change or modification is necessary to enhance security, integrity and reliability.

ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY

13. Deliver briefings to managers to encourage understanding and acceptance of findings and recommendations.

14. Maintain contact and/or relationship with homeland security components, government agencies, business managers, and contractors to exchange ideas.

15. Participate as a technical expert in interagency study groups for resolving problems in existing systems and programs requiring innovative solutions.

16. Advise stakeholders on resolution of complex sensitive security problems.

17. Present informational briefings using a variety of media to effectively convey security information and requirements.

ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN WRITING

18. Compose and draft national policies and standard operating procedures for security programs.

19. Write briefing materials for presentations for a diverse audience including representatives from Federal, State, local, and private industry organizations.

20. Write comprehensive plans, standards, and guidelines for security countermeasures or protective security programs.

21. Develop physical security technical reports, communications, and other documentation to serve as the standard for written analytical products for Security Vulnerability Assessments, Alternative Security Programs, and Site Security Plan evaluations.