SECURITY ASSISTANT


Vacancy ID: 884721   Announcement Number: CIS-PJN-884721-SEC   USAJOBS Control Number: 342743400

Social Security Number


Vacancy Identification Number

884721
1. Title of Job

SECURITY ASSISTANT
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade


05
06
07

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties


001 PJN SECURITY ASSISTANT (US CITIZENS)

21. Geographic Availability


500620007 South Burlington, VT

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. 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 and/or education?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level assembling and disbursing forms to employees and applicants for completion, and logging records of completed forms into a tracking database.
B. I have successfully completed all of the requirements for a Bachelors (or higher) degree from an accredited college or university.
C. I have a combination of education and experience as described above, the total of which equals at least one year.
D. I do not possess the experience or education 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-5 level reviewing forms for completeness and to detect obvious errors or omissions; obtaining additional application paperwork and information; logging information on the progress of applications into a tracking database.
B. I do not possess 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.

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

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level tracking application progress and preparing statistical reports through a tracking database; assisting in the development, maintenance and troubleshooting of databases; researching application information such as credit history, personal and employment references, and criminal background information in order to assist in adjudicating cases.
B. I do not possess 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 do not have education, experience or demonstrated capability in performing this activity, but I am willing to learn.
B- I have limited education, or experience in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C- I have a fair amount of education or experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D- I have considerable education, or experience demonstrating my capabilities in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively.
E- I have extensive education or experience demonstrating my capabilities in performing this activity. I am considered and expert; I am able to train or assist other; and my work is typically not reviewed by a supervisor. I have received verbal and/or written recognition from others in carrying out this activity.

5. Review security paperwork and background investigations for completeness and discrepancies.

6. Research and gather information pertaining to the background investigation.

7. Research credit information, personal and employment references, or arrest history.

8. Recommend on whether to approve delay/deny advanced entry on duty for applicants, employees, and contract personnel.

9. Coordinate with internal and external agencies, offices, and organizations to obtain information to assist in adjudicating cases.

10. Conduct telephonic follow up with applicants, agencies, offices, or organizations to obtain missing information.

11. Conduct written follow up (email) with applicants, agencies, offices, or organizations to obtain missing information.

12. Prepare formal correspondence (letters, memo's, reports and various security forms). Prepare formal correspondence (letters, memo's, reports and various security forms).

13. Provide technical and administrative support for wide-ranging and varied program requirements.

14. Update personnel security databases.

15. Execute successive steps in established work assignments.

16. Handles problems and deviations from standard work processes in accordance with training and guidance.

17. Organize work with competing priorities, determine a course of action, and create strategies to achieve short and long term goals.

18. Manage a constantly changing work flow that requires analyzing cases for missing or incomplete information, and making detailed determinations in a high paced environment.

19. Work on various projects simultaneously, maintaining a high level of detail, and integrity for each while understanding how this may affect other time lines.

20. 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.