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
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 855178. 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.
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.
1. This position requires the employee to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment. Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence?A. Yes, I have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence.
2. Do you possess or are you able to obtain a valid automobile driver's license and maintain a valid automobile driver's license?A. Yes.
3. Are you willing to comply with the requirement to undergo and successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening test and to submit to random drug testing after selection?A. Yes.
4. 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-14 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) developing and implementing program goals and direction for a protective security program; 2) advising senior management on new developments and advances in security techniques; 3) recommending innovative methods for enhancement security systems and procedures; and 4) leading or directing a security team for infrastructure security.
SKILL IN APPLYING LAWS AND REGULATIONS TO INSPECTION, ENFORCEMENT, OR COMPLIANCE WORK
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 not had education, training or experience in this task.
5. Perform key decision making and policy development responsibilities for nation-wide security programs.
6. Plan, organize, and administer protective and security activities for a large organization.
7. Make recommendations that alter the interpretation of laws.
8. Influence the development and modification of security policies or programs.
9. Plan, organize, and direct policies and program strategies relating to compliance monitoring, risk assessment, risk mitigation operations and countermeasure management.
10. Monitor and evaluate emerging threat information and intelligence at the national level as it relates to the security of physical structures.
ABILITY TO INTEGRATE LAW ENFORCEMENT, COMPLIANCE, AND PROTECTIVE COUNTERMEASURES PROGRAMS
11. Identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities of ongoing security operations.
12. Integrate nationwide inspection, enforcement, or security work to develop new approaches to improve operation effectiveness.
13. Provide expert technical advice and recommendations to senior management on critical security practices and operations involving law enforcement, compliance, and protective countermeasures programs.
14. Conduct facility risk assessments and crime prevention by effectively integrating law enforcement, compliance monitoring, and threat mitigation.
KNOWLEDGE OF RELATED SECURITY PROGRAMS, ACQUISITION PRACTICES AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS
15. Advise senior security management regarding new developments and advancements in security techniques and security countermeasure implementation.
16. Evaluate and make recommendations concerning overall plans and proposals for security projects that have national impact.
17. Apply new theories and developments to security problems not susceptible to standard approaches.
18. Solve security problems demanding technologically advanced methods and innovative approaches.
19. Present and defend agency positions publicly to various external groups to provide information on risk management programs and activities.
20. Establish new liaisons and maintain ongoing relationships with external stakeholders to ensure risk management service are effectively communicated.
21. Advise stakeholders on resolution of a complex sensitive security problem.
22. Formulate and write policies related to compliance and security countermeasures that have nationwide impact.
23. Write comprehensive plans, standards, and guidelines for risk assessment, security countermeasures or protective security officer programs.
24. Write or edit organizational response to congressional committees or formal judicial inquiry.
ABILITY TO LEAD
25. Direct risk assessments, protective risk management countermeasures or other protective programs involving policy development of national significance.
26. Direct subordinate supervisors to ensure processes and program activities reduce or eliminate the threat of violence or terrorism.
27. Communicate the program goals to subordinate staff.
28. Translate broad organizational goals into concrete, actionable objectives.
29. Challenge and motivate others to achieve their potential.
ABILITY TO SUPERVISE
30. Establish guidelines and performance expectations for subordinate staff members.
31. Conduct work performance critiques.
32. Provide informal feedback on employee performance.
33. Resolve informal complaints and grievances.
34. Develop work improvement plans for subordinate employees.
35. Assure that subordinates are properly trained and fully comply with safety regulations.