Supervisory Physical Security Specialist - ORS - MP

Vacancy ID: 1996211   Announcement Number: NIH-ORS-MP-17-1996211   USAJOBS Control Number: 476768300

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Supervisory Physical Security Specialist (GS-0080-14) position at our agency. We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic qualification requirements for a Supervisory Physical Security Specialist, GS-0080-14 position as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-14 level because I have 1 year of experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service, obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: supervising or leading a staff performing physical security specialist functions; leading or participation in physical security surveys or assessments to identify and correct deficiencies; evaluate the adequacy of physical security measures for buildings and facilities and suggest additions/modifications; provide briefings to management officials on needed program improvements and pojects.

B. My experience does not match the choice above.

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment. Please respond yes or no to the following questions. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THESE QUESTIONS WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBILE RATING. NOTE: You must submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated. Failure to provide the required documents WILL render you not eligible for consideration.

1. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Employee – I am a current and permanent Title 5 National Institutes of Health employee.


NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent competitive career or career conditional Standard Form-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from the eOPF Page.

A. Yes
B. No

2. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) - I am a current or former federal employee displaced from a position within the Department of Health and Human Services in the same local commuting area of the vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under CTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and are considered well qualified.


NOTE: If you select "yes" in response to this question, you MUST submit copies of the appropriate documentation, such as a reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You must also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record. For more information on CTAP, please visit OPM's The Employee's Guide to Career Transition Page .

A. Yes
B. No


Political, Schedule C, Noncareer SES Appointee:  In the last five years, based on the closing date of this announcement, have you been or are you currently an employee in the Executive Branch serving on a political, Schedule C, or Noncareer SES appointment?  If yes, and you are selected through this vacancy announcement, you may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment.


A political appointee is an appointment made by the President without confirmation by the Senate (5 CFR 213.3102(c)) OR an Assistant position to a top-level Federal official if filled by a person designated by the President as a White House Fellow (5 CFR 213.3102(z)).  A Noncareer SES appointee is approved by the White House and serves at the pleasure of the appointing official without time limitations. A Schedule C appointee occupies a position excepted from the competitive service by the President, or by the Director, OPM, because of the confidential or policy-determining nature of the position duties.


A. Yes
B. No

1. Have you served as a first line or supervisor or manager?

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Develop and implement performance evaluation plans for subordinate employees.

3. Recommend or approve rewards and/or disciplinary actions.

4. Plan work assignments for team members.

5. Resolve conflicts, differences, or problems among team members.

6. Review completed work for technical adequacy.

7. Establish goals, milestones, and expectations for a group.

8. Provide advice and expertise in building, infrastructure, and environmental security concepts, principles, and practices used in planning and managing physical security programs.

9. Review, design, and administer security elements for facilities construction and improvement projects.

10. Evaluate the adequacy of physical security measures for buildings and facilities.

11. Assess compliance of physical security designs, systems, and procedures for compliance with applicable standards, codes, and guidelines.

12. Perform consultations and inspections to ensure installation comply with specifications and design criteria.

13. Develop methods to improve physical security systems, techniques, and procedures to address new threats and technologies.

14. Assess and evaluate the impact of new or modified laws and regulations pertaining to physical security programs and systems.

15. Develop and implement security policies and standards for facilities repair, renovation, and construction projects.

16. Provide technical expertise for development and implementation of physical security measures and mechanisms.

17. Review security upgrades or modifications for adequacy and effectiveness.

18. Manage and coordinate physical security aspects of design and construction contracts.

19. Evaluates the effectiveness of physical security programs, systems, and procedures.

20. Correct deficiencies to improve physical security programs or systems.

21. Prepare organizational contingency plans to ensure the continuity of operations in emergency situations.

22. Coordinate programs and activities with other organizations.

23. Work with officials and customers to identify needs and requirements.

24. Collaborate with other staff on assessments and surveys to collect, organize, and analyze information.

25. Work with customer organizations to plan and implement programs and services.

26. Provide information to customers to identify problems, trends, and recommendations.

27. Provide briefings, recommendations, and proposals to management officials on methods to manage and improve programs and projects.

As previously explained, your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

28. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.

For the following question, please indicate YES or NO to best describe the information you provided.