Physical Security Specialist

    Department Of Homeland Security
    Glynco, GA
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    • Duties
      Help Duties Summary

      "The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), through strategic partnerships, prepares the federal law enforcement community to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values." We are a unique inter-agency organization preparing the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet our Nation's most pressing security challenges. Click here to learn more.

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      Responsibilities

      Serving as a Physical Security Specialist at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) makes you a valuable member of our agency's team. This position is located within the Enterprise Security Operations Branch (ESO), of the Office of Security and Professional Responsibility (OSPR) within the Deputy Director's Office (DD).You will be responsible for coordinating, conducting, and ensuring the completion of assigned OSPR/ESO taskings and functions within the ESO program elements.

      Typical assignments include:
      • Coordinating, developing, and implementing the FLETC standardized enterprise-wide Physical Security Program; providing subject matter guidance, advice, and support to all FLETC stakeholders.
      • Coordinating, developing and implementing OSPR/ESO policies and procedures based on new or revised DHS guidance.
      • Maintaining the OSPR property by coordinating, tracking and managing accountable property.
      • Assisting with tracking of work orders, contracts and purchase orders in support of the physical security programs enterprise-wide.
      • Assisting with maintenance of the FLETC credential program's database including inventory.
      • Coordinating with Field Training Delivery Points (TDPs) for implementation of DHS/FLETC Physical Security policies and procedures
      • Maintaining Physical Security information for records, files and briefings.
      • Assisting with training activities enterprise wide to support the OSPR related programs.
      • Assisting FLETC staff and Partner OrganizationS with the different types of security equipment.
      Travel Required

      25% or less - Travel of 25% or less may be required.

      Supervisory status

      No

      Promotion Potential

      11 - If position is filled at the GS-09 level, you may be non-competitively promoted without further competition when the supervisor determines that the duties of the higher grade level are being performed and all regulatory requirements have been met.
    • Job family (Series)

      0080 Security Administration
    • Requirements
      Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
      • You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
      • This position is funded solely by Congress; therefore, you will neither report to work nor will you be paid during a government shutdown.
      • Overtime work may be required.
      • Must possess and maintain a valid state issued driver's license to conduct official government business.
      • This position is not eligible for telework.
      • This position requires you to have access, safeguard, and store classified national security information on a regular basis. You must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
      • You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
      • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
      • Current and former federal employees within the General Schedule (GS) must meet the time-in-grade requirements outlined in the 'Qualifications' section of this announcement.
      Qualifications

      The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

      GS-09

      You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the federal service assisting with the coordination, development, and implementation of standardized enterprise wide security programs.

      -OR-

      You must have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or LL.B or J.D. Education must be directly related to the work of the position to be filled. You must provide a copy of your transcripts

      -OR-

      You must have an equivalent combination of graduate level education and specialized experience as describe in the previous responses. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours will be combined with the specialized experience. You must provide a copy of your transcripts.

      Time-in-Grade: Current and former GS federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07 grade level in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

      GS-11

      You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the federal service coordinating and conducting activities that support the development and implementation of Enterprise Security Operations and Administrative Security programs such as access control systems, intrusion detection systems, badging systems, and camera/closed circuit television systems.

      -OR-

      You must have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education, leading to such a degree or LL.M. if related to the work of this position. You must provide a copy of your transcripts

      -OR-

      You must have an equivalent combination of graduate level education and specialized experience. (Only graduate education in excess of the first 36 semester hours will be combined with the specialized experience). You must provide a copy of your transcripts

      Time-in-Grade: Current and former GS federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09 grade level in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

      Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps and AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

      The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

      Re-employed annuitants' annual salaries will be reduced by the amount of their retirement annuity and by further cost of living increases. FERS retirees receiving a FERS annuity supplement must also be aware that, like social security benefits, their FERS annuity supplement is subject to an earnings test and may be reduced if the salary earned is more than the social security exempt amount of earnings. Additional information is available on OPM's website or by contacting OPM.

      Additional selections may be made from this announcement within the same geographical area.

      Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

      Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

      Education

      Additional information

      DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

      If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

      Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Secret as a condition of placement into this position. This will include a credit check after a tentative job offer is given, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations.

      The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

      Physical Demands: The work is primarily sedentary. Some work may require walking and standing in conjunction with travel and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the work site. However, during situations requiring the conduct of authorized armed response activities and requirements to a wide range of security and emergency management events/incidents, more rigorous and strenuous physical activity may be required. Driving a vehicle is required. Trips to other elements within the organization are routine and trips to other government agencies or contractor sites may be required

      Work Environment: Work is normally performed in an office setting where no unusual safety precautions are required;however, during emergencies and natural disasters, working conditions may be austere. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, cooled, and ventilated. May be required to spend time in government, private, or on public transportation.

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      How You Will Be Evaluated

      You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

      We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education, and training demonstrate the following competencies needed to perform this job:
      • Knowledge of principles, concepts, and methods, pertinent to the planning, programming, budgeting, acquisition, and implementation of ESO programs and security programs functions.
      • Knowledge of skills required in interpersonal relations as well as the ability to communicate orally and in writing.
      • Knowledge of skills in record maintenance and database management.
      Your responses to the job questionnaire will place you into one of the following categories:

      1. Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis.

      2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.

      3. Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis. If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

      Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. (This position is not considered scientific/professional.)

      Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on veterans' preference.

      Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. View information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

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      Background checks and security clearance

      Security clearance

      Secret

      Drug test required

      No

      Position sensitivity and risk

      Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

      Trust determination process

      National security
    • Required Documents
      Help Required Documents

      1. Your resume

      2. Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) with hours completed. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information.

      3. Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference may fill out the SF-15 and provide the documents that demonstrate your preference eligibility e.g., the AB4, Civil Service Preference Letter. If you are applying based on your eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit a certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date you apply. Your certification must include your dates of service, your rank, and your character of service. Click here to view more veterans' information.

      4. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP)? You must submit copies of your: agency notice; most recent performance rating; and your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.

      5. Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee), agency, beginning and ending dates of your appointment.

      If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

      Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
    • Benefits
      Help Benefits

      A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

      DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the

      DHS Careers

      website and select Benefits.

      Disabled veteran leave

      will be available to any federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

      Review our benefits

      Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
    Posting ID: 558253206Posted: 2020-05-21