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    Security Instructor

    US Department - Bureau of Diplomatic Security
    Dunn Loring, VA 22027
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    Job Description


    This is a non-status, non-permanent Personal Service Contract (PSC) position. You do not acquire a competitive or excepted service status from this position

    "You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined."

    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0080-13


    -U.S. Citizenship is required.

    -Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.

    -Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

    TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 75% or less

    This position may required occasional domestic and overseas travel. 

    DURATION APPOINTMENT: Temporary Non-Status Position: 1 year renewable for up to 4 years


    This is a non-status, non-permanent Personal Services Contract (PSC) position. You do not acquire a competitive or excepted service status from this position.

    This is a Security Instructor position in the Office of Mobile Security Deployments (MSD), Training Directorate (T), Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), US Department of State. The incumbent serves as a course instructor and as a subject matter expert in tactical skills.

    This position is not eligible for telework. 


    • Provides expertise in the design, development, coordination and implementation of basic and advanced training for operational MSD personnel; instructs in both classroom and at field locations. The incumbent develops, monitors and evaluates instructor guides, lesson plans, training aids; trainee reference materials, procedures, manuals, and related training.
    • Coordinates with MSD training cadre the training ranges from fundamentals of marksman ship, support weapons, defensive tactics, communications equipment, land navigation, live fire CQB, compound/embassy defense, PRS, rotary wing air operations and planning, physical fitness/wellness, emergency medical care and foreign weapons.
    • Devises and maintains filing systems, maintains training, operational and administrative records as required; develops budget estimates for assigned courses and monitors the expenditure of funds to ensure optimum efficiency in the use of assigned resources.
    • Coordinates and aligns tactics techniques and procedures while participating in curriculum review conferences. Provides direct support to other related anti-terrorism programs sponsored by the Department of State.

    EVALUATIONS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:

    • Knowledge of the tactics and procedures that are used in Live Fire Exercises
    • Knowledge of non-lethal law enforcement defensive law and apprehension tactics.
    • Ability to recognize and appropriately respond to criminal and terrorist threats.
    • Ability to manage and implement complex practical field training exercises.


    Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

    If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

    Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

    Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:.

    • Experience instructing on the following subjects: fundamentals of marksman ship, support weapons, defensive tactics, communications equipment, land navigation, live fire CQB, compound/ defense, etc.
    • Experience developing budget estimates and monitoring expenditures of funds for classes.
    • Experience developing instructor guides, lesson plans, training aids and training manuals on security classes.  


    There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.

    Submit a detailed resume. Applications must be received electronically by 11:59 pm on August 17, 2020.  Your resume or application must clearly reflect the requirements of this position, if not your application may not be considered.  Applications, which are incomplete, not received by the deadline stated above will not be considered.  All materials submitted will become property of the Department of State.

    For any questions, please contact DS HRM at (571)345-3779.

    Posting ID: 567381245Posted: 2020-08-09