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Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army SECURITY SPECIALIST in Pentagon, United States

Summary About the Position: This position is with the HQDA Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3 Administrative Office located in Arlington, VA. Responsibilities Manage all duties related to communications security such as setting up and providing COMSEC support and conducting all equipment inventories. Implement guidance in command standards, guidelines, or policies for physical security programs. Accomplish changing combinations, generating access requests, and conducting in-house preliminary inquiries providing assistance and advice as needed. Provide security related assistance and advises personnel on security policies and other security clearance related issues. Recommend and specify policies and methods for enhancing efficiency of security systems through modifications and applications of new techniques. Lead or participate as a technical expert in groups for resolving problems in existing and planned security systems and programs requiring innovative decisions. Maintain a record of all security related transactions and a security file of each person assigned to the organization and authorize physical access to controlled spaces. Independently establish and provide policy, assistance, and oversight. Ability to anticipate the effects of new emerging technology and develop policies to control it to prevent security violations. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Physical SecuritySecurity Tools and MethodsTechnical Security Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes Assist in completing appropriate security in-processing documentation; Conduct security clearance verifications for various requests for access to facilities, meetings, or information systems; Ensure appropriate records for Sensitive and Classified information is properly packaged or handled; and Provide recommendations for enhancing the efficiency of security programs through various plans or proposals. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11). Education Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 19 - Physical Security and Law Enforcement position. You may claim military spouse preference. If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. This position is a term position and may be extended up to a maximum of eight years. This position may be converted to permanent career or career-conditional appointment without further competition as long as all requirements are met. To be eligible for conversion, employee must complete at least 2 years of current continuous service under a term appointment in the competitive service AND employee must have a current performance rating under such term appointment of at least fully successful or equivalent.