Security Specialist


Vacancy ID: 840464   Announcement Number: FS-840464-CS-13   USAJOBS Control Number: 338284700

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

840464
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 840464.  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:

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

A. I have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) which involved performing activities such as: 1) assisting in the development of projects related to the design, development, implementation and monitoring of bomb and explosive device security plans and programs; 2) reviewing and interpreting legislation, directives, regulations or guidelines related to bomb and explosive device awareness and detection, and providing guidance or recommendations on impact to existing security policy; 3) assisting in the development of plans and preventative measures for the prevention and protection of critical infrastructures from foreign and domestic threats and attack; and 4) operational experience in explosive device response operation.
B. My experience is not reflected in the statement above and I do not qualify for this position.

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

A. I have one 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) which involved performing activities such as: 1) developing and drafting policies and/or standard operation procedures for a bomb and explosive device security program; 2) analyzing new or proposed legislation, directives, regulations or guidelines related to explosive device operations to determine effect on existing security policy and programs; 3) developing plans and preventative measures for the prevention and protection of critical infrastructures and key resources from foreign and domestic threats and attack; and 4) working with Federal, State and local safety and law enforcement agencies on explosive device security matters ; and 5) management experience in explosive device response operation.
B. My experience is not reflected in the statement above and I do not qualify for this position.

Knowledge of bomb and explosive device detection and prevention programs

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability.

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. Develop and draft plans, operating procedures or programs intended to detect, deter, and defend against bombing/ bombs and explosive devices and attacks from a domestic counter-terrorism perspective.

4. Consult with Federal, state and local government, safety and law enforcement agencies and public and private interest groups on development, implementation and operation of bomb and explosive device detection and prevention programs.

5. Develop training or public awareness programs on bombing or explosive device prevention, protection and response activities.

6. Collect and analyze data and information regarding bombing prevention requirements, capabilities and gaps of state and local law enforcement, emergency response, and public safety authorities.

7. Develop or design programs or plans for the detection, deterrence, and defense against threats and attacks from bombs and explosive devices.

Knowledge of security principles, procedures, and practices

8. Perform vulnerability assessments, risk analysis and reviews of critical infrastructure facilities and make recommendations for protective measures and plans.

9. Work with program managers, security specialists within and outside the organizations, and Federal, State and local safety and law enforcement agencies to gain cooperation, coordinate activities and facilitate communication on security matters.

10. Develop or implement techniques and procedures for bomb or hazardous device identification and search techniques.

11. Coordinate activities and programs with safety and law enforcement organizations for the prevention of attacks against critical infrastructure and key resources, and other targets.

12. Develop or make recommendations on establishing or modifying policy and operational procedures affecting Federal, state, and local governments, private sector and international partners.

Interpersonal skills

13. Develop and present briefings or presentations to senior management, decision-makers, and representatives from Federal, State, local and private industry organizations.

14. Advise and brief management and decision makers on program and operations status.

15. Represent the organization in meetings, conferences, and other public forums with governmental agencies, international groups, media representatives, Congressional representatives, and special or public interest groups.

16. Work as part of a team with representatives from other organizations whose focus is on resolving problems in existing systems and programs requiring innovative solutions.