Security Specialist

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
This position is in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Employees occupying DCIPS positions are in the Excepted Service and must adhere to U.S. Code, Title 10, as well as Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25. This position is located at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
Serve as a Security Specialist in a garrison Security Office within the Installation Management Command (IMCOM). Responsible for the development, planning, oversight, administration, management, implementation, and enforcement within the installation of one or more of the DCIPS intelligence-related security disciplines assigned to IMCOM.
Who May Apply:
Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
Current Army Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee
Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army
This is a Career Program Position (CP) _35_
Occasional Travel
Travel may be required for approximately 15% of the time.
Top Secret Clearance
Must successfully pass Drug testing
Travel may be required for approximately 15% of the time
This position may be designated as Key Essential
This position is an Emergency Essential position
Must be exempt form military mobilization or recall obligations
DUTIES: Back to top Serve as a Security Specialist for one or more security programs (e.g. Information Security, Industrial Security, Personnel Security or their associated training requirements) defined by regulations. Establish and maintain an effective and efficient security program within the installation. Interpret higher level guidance and promulgate implementing directives and guidance to the Army organizations on the installation. Provide definitive technical advice and assistance to senior authorities and the installation workforce regarding establishment of a comprehensive security program that does not unduly hamper command/activity operations.
Provide program oversight of the implementation processes at the installation. Administer policies, practices and metrics which reflect the security posture of the garrison and tenant activities on the installation. Conduct analyses to identify program issues and develops/implements remedial actions. Advise the supervisor of recommended policy/procedural changes.
Evaluate security program resources within the installation and initiates programming, budgeting and manpower actions to address requirements.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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.
Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience applying security principles and concepts for a Personnel Security Program and one or more additional security programs (e.g. Information Security, Industrial Security, and Operations Security). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GG/GS-09).
Specialized experience is progressively responsible intelligence-related security work directly related to the position being filled. Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector or in another government agency as long as it was at a level at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the series.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge of Personnel Security Programs
Knowledge of Personnel Security
Knowledge of Security Education and Training
Knowledge of Information Security
NOTE: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency so long as it was at a level at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the series.
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
LL.M., if related
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
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 period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Travel may be required for approximate 15% of the time.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance based on an SBI with eligibility for sensitive compartmented information (SCI).
In accordance with Change 3 to AR 600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, individual must successfully pass a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
This position may be designated as KEY, meaning the position cannot be vacated during war or national emergency without seriously impairing the mission. Incumbent of this position has unique or scarce managerial or technical skills required by the wartime mission and cannot be held by someone in reserve status.
This is an emergency essential position that ensures the success of combat operations or supports essential combat systems after a mobilization, evacuation order, or other military crisis. Incumbent may be required to deploy, on very short notice, to potentially high-threat, hostile OCONUS environments and to undergo specific training and immunization requirements as appropriate for OCONUS deployments. Employee must pass a medical examination and receive required immunizations for the overseas/deployed location. Incumbent may be required to perform duties under austere and potentially hazardous conditions during exercise and real-world crisis deployments. Position also requires travel (15% of the time), CONUS and OCONUS, as well as frequently extended duty with long hours under high pressure and generally high-risk job responsibilities.
Key and E-E employees must be exempted from military mobilization or recall obligations by being placed in the Standby Reserve or other appropriate action.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
BENEFITS: Back to top The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.
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.
Salary indicated includes applicable locality pay.

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