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Security Specialist

Company: Citizenship and Immigration Services
Location: Suitland
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Summary

This position is located in the Management Directorate, Office of Security and Integrity, Command Center Mission Integrity Division.

As an Security Specialist (Junior Watch Officer) you will coordinate operations and procedures in areas such as incident management, executive communications, management of security programs, and analyzing, compiling, producing, and disseminating Command Center data, information, and reports.

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Overview

  • Accepting applications
    • Open & closing dates

      11/08/2021 to 11/17/2021
    • Salary

      $60,129 - $94,581 per year
    • Pay scale & grade

      GS 09 - 11
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      Location

      1 vacancy in the following location:
      • Camp Springs, MD 1 vacancy
      • Telework eligible

        Yes-as determined by the agency policy.
      • Travel Required

        Not required
      • Relocation expenses reimbursed

        No
      • Appointment type

        Permanent
      • Work schedule

        Full-time
      • Service

        Competitive
      • Promotion potential

        11
      • Job family (Series)

        0080 Security Administration
      • Supervisory status

        No
      • Security clearance

        Top Secret
      • Drug test

        Yes
      • Announcement number

        MID-2
      • Control number

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        This job is open to
        • Individuals with disabilities
        • Federal employees - Competitive service

          Current or former competitive service federal employees.
        • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

          Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
        • Military spouses
        • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
        • Veterans Clarification from the agency

          Current Federal Employees with competitive status, Reinstatement, OPM Interchange Agreement, Surplus/Displaced eligibles, VEOA eligibles, VRA (up to GS-11), Schedule A.

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          Duties
          • Provide situational awareness of all events, issues, and threats being monitored by the Watch and promptly inform leadership of significant or unusual incidents.
          • Gathers, reviews, and collates message traffic and other communications to appropriate personnel and organizations to new developments and significant changes for their area of responsibility.
          • Serve as an operations/watch center officer, working with a team of security specialists in the preparation, analysis, development, review, and implementation of operations/watch center policies, procedures, and standards, within an SCI environment.
          • Assists the Command Center Special Security Officer to ensure the implementation of standardized security programs are effectively managed and executed at the USCIS Command Center.
          • Follow fully-established procedures, methods, and processes for the receipt, review, handling, and forwarding of incident/security reports and requests for information (RFI) at both the classified and unclassified levels.
          • Ensure the Command Center Watch maintains a capability to provide timely and accurate operational support and fully trained personnel during regular and emergency operations.
          • Ensure that records are kept consistent with all internal standards, policies, and procedures. Help
            Requirements

            Conditions of Employment
            • You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to apply for this position
            • Successfully pass a Background Investigation including financial disclosure
            • You must pass a drug screening
            • You must submit resume and supporting documentation
            • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service
            • Political appointees may require OPM approval before on-boarding
            • Full COVID vaccination as required by Executive Order 14043 The qualifications for this position must be met by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement.

              Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. The Time-in-Grade requirement must be met by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement.

              This position is not in the bargaining unit.

              This position is considered "essential" for purposes of reporting to work when the facility might otherwise be closed.

              Residency Requirement: 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; (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.

              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. This may include 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. The background investigation process is initiated after a selection is made. For more information visit the OPM Mythbuster Page.

              If a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance is needed or the position is designated a Sensitive National Security position, all selected candidates must meet the requirements for these clearances or Sensitive National Security position prior to placement AND maintain that level of clearance or national security eligibility while encumbering the position.

              Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.

              Qualifications

              GS-09: You qualify at the GS-09 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the federal government, that equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:
              • Gathering, reviewing, and collating message traffic and other communications to appropriate personnel to developing situations in their area of responsibility.
              • Analyzing, compiling, producing, and disseminating clear cut operations/watch center data, information, and reports.
              • Providing physical security to sensitive information, personnel, and facilities. OR
              • You may substitute a Master's degree or two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in a qualifying field or a J.D. or L.L.B. degree for the experience required at the GS-9 grade level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position. Check with your school or university to determine how many credit hours comprise two years of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 36 semester or 54 quarter hours. GS-11: In addition to the requirements at the lower grade level(s), to qualify at the GS-11 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience, which is equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the federal government, that equipped you with the skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have experience performing the following duties:
                • Operating or managing the watch floor of a twenty-four hour Operations Center located in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility.
                • Responding to Requests for Information (RFIs) and information sharing with other departmental Components, Federal, State, and Local agencies, and other members of the homeland security enterprise.
                • Preparing, analyzing, developing, reviewing, and implementing operations/watch center policies, procedures, and standards within a SCI environment. OR
                • You may substitute a doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in a qualifying field for experience at the GS-11 grade level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise three years of graduate study. If that information is not available, use 54 semester or 81 quarters hours. The assessments for this job will measure the following competencies:
                  • Attention to Detail
                  • Customer Service
                  • Interpersonal Skills
                  • Knowledge Management
                  • Oral Communication
                  • Problem Solving
                  • Security
                  • Self-Management
                  • Teamwork
                  • Technology Application
                  • Writing Please read the following important information to ensure you submit everything we need to consider your application: It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit your responses and appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume will be used to determine your qualifications for the position advertised in this announcement. Therefore, your resume must highlight your most relevant..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: Citizenship and Immigration Services, Washington DC , Security Specialist, Other , Suitland, DC

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