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Physical Security Specialist

Company: Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Location: Seattle
Posted on: November 11, 2018

Job Description:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516288700Locations1 vacancy in the following location:Seattle, WA1 vacancyRelocation expenses reimbursedNoTelework eligibleYes as determined by agency policyThis job is open to
The publicU.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S. Clarification from the agencyOpen to all U.S. Citizens. Salary range listed includes Locality Pay of 25.11%. This position is located in Seattle, WA.Announcement numberFAM-OSSA-18-497663-PControl number516288700DutiesSummarySecuring Travel, Protecting People - At the Transportation Security Administration, you will serve in a high-stakes environment to safeguard the American way of life. In cities across the country, you would secure airports, seaports, railroads, highways, and/or public transit systems, thus protecting America's transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. For additional information about our agency please: Click HereResponsibilitiesThis Physical Security Specialist position is located in the Physical Security Section of the Security Branch, Security Services and Assessments Division, Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (LE/FAMS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Duties include but are not limited to:Serves as team member applying experience and detailed knowledge of physical security measures and programs designed to safeguard personnel and property to the performance of routine, multiple and varying assignments under the general direction of supervisors, team leaders, or senior specialists; setting and coordinating priorities to ensure deadlines are met.Monitors and performs on-site inspections, makes adjustments where previous techniques and methods require changes, and recommends appropriate corrective actions on the operation and integrity of the physical security systems, i.e., closed circuit television, identification passes, security key/lock electronic security alarm systems, boundary fencing, etc.Prepares and/or reviews reports recommending improvements to systems and processes to improve operational efficiency.Assists in the nationwide deployment of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) as it relates to Physical Access Control Systems (PACS).This position is also being announced through Public (US Citizen) procedures under Announcement #FAM-OSSA-18-497663-G. Candidates who wish to be considered under both Public (US Citizens) and Government-Wide procedures must apply to both announcements.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - Position requires frequent travel to TSA facilities nationwide.Supervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialHJob family (Series)0080 Security Administration
RequirementsConditions Of Employment
Selective Service registration is required.You must possess U.S. Citizenship or be a U.S. National.You must complete a favorable Background Investigation (BI).See additional "Conditions of Employment" and "Other Information" sectionApplying 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.QualificationsTo qualify for the SV-H Pay Band (equivalent to GS-12), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-G or GS-11 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as:
Performing on-site inspections, making adjustments where previous techniques and methods require changes, and recommending appropriate corrective actions on the operation and integrity of the physical security systems, i.e., closed circuit television, identification passes, security key/lock electronic security alarm systems, and boundary fencing.Assists in the nationwide deployment of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12).Serving as team member on physical security measures and programs designed to safeguard personnel and property to the performance of routine, multiple and varying assignments under the general direction of supervisors, team leaders, or senior specialists.Preparing reports recommending improvements to systems and processes to improve operational efficiency.Note: Credit for experience is given based on a 40-hour workweek. Part-time experience is credited on a part-time ratio, i.e., working 20 hours per week for two months equals one month of experience. No additional credit is given for overtime. 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). 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.To qualify for the SV-G Pay Band (equivalent to GS-11), you must have one year of specialized experience at the SV-F or GS-9 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as:
Performing on-site inspections, making adjustments where previous techniques and methods require changes, and recommending appropriate corrective actions on the operation and integrity of the physical security systems, i.e., closed circuit television, identification passes, security key/lock electronic security alarm systems, and boundary fencing.Assists in the nationwide deployment of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12).ORAchievement of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field of study which is in or directly related to this position.ORThree full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.OR LL.M., if related.ORCombining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed graduate level education, beyond the second year, and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for this position, and may be computed by first determining your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the band level; then determining your education as a percentage of the education required for the band level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent.GRADUATE EDUCATION: Education at the graduate level in an accredited college or university in the amounts indicated above meets the requirements for this position. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the one year of full-time study requirement.Note: For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses from an accredited college or university, which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. The information must be provided with the application by the closing date of the announcement. If selected, the applicant must supply a transcript or certification of degree. National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). 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.You must meet the qualification requirements for this position no later than the closing date of the vacancy announcement.EducationAdditional informationConditions of Employment:
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security clearance.Must be able to obtain and maintain a Level II COR certification.Position requires frequent travel to TSA facilities nationwide.Eligibility to apply for other Federal positions: TSA is an Excepted Service agency exempt from most of Title 5 United States Code, including regulations which apply to displaced Federal employees (CTAP/ICTAP) of other agencies, and employment with TSA does not confer "Competitive Status" that generally results from selection and service in Competitive Service agencies. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has established an Interchange Agreement, which allows most permanent TSA employees to apply and be considered for vacancies in Competitive Service agencies. Information from OPM on this or other Interchange Agreements is available at: http://www.opm.gov.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 as a condition of placement into this position. 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-Verifyincluding your rights and responsibilities.TSA employees who are absent for the purpose of performing military duty may apply for any vacancies announced in their absence. It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. For more information, click here.Payment of relocation expenses (Permanent Change of Station) is not authorized. More than one position may be filled from this announcement.If you are entering TSA employment on an appointment without time limitations, you must serve a basic trial period unless you have already met the requirement.TSA policy requires verification of Selective Service registration for male applicants born after 12/31/59. For more information click here.View common definitionsof terms found in this announcement.Veteransand persons with disabilitiespossess 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 documentation that is required, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience and/or related education as reflected in your resume and supporting documentation. You are encouraged to ensure work experiences clearly show possession of the competencies required for this position. We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Grouping procedures. Under Category Grouping, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories: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) as determined by the job analysis. 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 as determined by the job analysis. 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 as determined by the job analysis. 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 or 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.Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:Knowledge to implement Physical Security Countermeasures into a Risk Based Model and environment.Knowledge of security disciplines (e.g. Access Control, Physical Security, Locks, CCTV), physical security program principles, concepts, regulations, practices, methods and techniques.Knowledge of vulnerability and risk assessments.Knowledge of security programs, Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12), and activities in other components of DHS and other government agencies that impact, are impacted by, or otherwise relate to TSA security programs and operations.To preview questions please click here.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearanceSecretDrug test requiredNoRequired DocumentsIn addition to a resume and the assessment questions, you must submit copies of any of the following documents if you are applying based on Veterans' Preference or eligible Veterans' Service (a veteran who was honorably discharged from the armed forces after completing at least three (3) years of continuous active duty service), or education or a combination of education and experience:DD-214 - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference or eligible Veterans' Service, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other appropriate documentation to prove your entitlement and to provide verification of an Honorable Discharge. SF-15 and VA Letter - If you are claiming Veterans' Preference based upon a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement; an SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later. Transcripts - If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript(s) with your application. If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.If you do not submit required documentation described in this job opportunity announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.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.BenefitsA 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.
Benefits for federal employeesHealthcare insurancePay and leaveDHS 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 Careerswebsite and select "Benefits." Disabled veteran leavewill 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.Employees who transfer to TSA from an agency that allows employees to maintain an annual leave balance higher than the maximum accumulation for the appointed position will have their leave ceiling set to the maximum accumulation for the appointed position (e.g., United States duty location - 240 hours, foreign duty location - 360 hours, or TSES position - 720 hours). TSA will not make a monetary payment for any leave forfeited under these circumstances.http://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/benefitsEligibility 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.How to ApplyPlease Note: All of the following must be received in our office by 11:59 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If we do not receive all required information by the closing date, your application may not be considered.Your application must include:1. Resume 2. Self Assessment Questionnaire for this position3. Applicable supporting documents (see Required Documents Section)Click the "Apply Online" button below and follow the prompts to apply.We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the TSA HRAccess Help Desk before the closing of this announcement for alternative options on how to apply. The Help Desk is available by phone at 1-877-872-7990 between the hours of: 7:00AM - 10:00PM ET Monday - Friday, 11:00AM - 3:00PM ET Saturday, or 12:00PM - 4:00PM ET Sunday. If outside these hours, please email your question or concern to Helpdesk@mailserver-hraccess.tsa.dhs.gov or fax 1-877-872-7993. When contacting the Help Desk please provide your contact information, the Job Announcement Number of the position you are interested in, and your questions or concerns.Agency contact information HR Help DeskPhone877-872-7990Fax571-528-4052EmailHelpdesk@mailserver-hraccess.tsa.dhs.govAddressDHS/Transportation Security AdministrationShared Service Center2650 Park Tower Drive Merrifield, Virginia 22180United StatesLearn more about this agencyVisit our careers pageLearn more about what it's like to work at Transportation Security Administration, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.https://jobs-recruit.tsa.dhs.gov/tsa/vacancy/preview.hms?orgId=1&jnum=118525#overview/

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