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Security Specialist

Company: Arlington National Cemetery
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:


About the Position: The position is for a Security Specialist with Arlington National Cemetery, located in Arlington, VA. Since May of 1864, Arlington National Cemetery has served as the nation's premier military cemetery and shrine honoring those men and women who served in the Armed Forces.
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  • Accepting applications
    • Open & closing dates

      10/29/2021 to 11/05/2021
    • Salary

      $103,690 - $134,798 per year
    • Pay scale & grade

      GS 13
    • Help

      1 vacancy in the following location:
      • Arlington, VA
      • Telework eligible

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

        Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
      • Relocation expenses reimbursed

      • Appointment type

      • Work schedule

      • Service

      • Promotion potential

      • Job family (Series)

        0080 Security Administration
      • Supervisory status

      • Security clearance

        Top Secret
      • Drug test

      • Position sensitivity and risk

        Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
      • Trust determination process

        National security
      • Announcement number

      • Control number

        This job is open to
        • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

          Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
        • Federal employees - Competitive service

          Current or former competitive service federal employees.
        • Individuals with disabilities
        • Land & base management

          Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
        • Military spouses
        • Veterans Clarification from the agency

          See "Who May Apply" in the "Qualifications" section for more information on who is eligible to apply for this position.

          • Serve as the Protection Program Division Chief with responsibility for planning, developing, and executing the functional elements of the Army Protection Program for current and future cemetery operations.
          • Manages ANC's anti-terrorism, physical security, information security, force protection, operations security, emergency management, and personnel security programs.
          • Act as the Chairman of the Protection Working Group responsible for providing leadership with updates from the Protection Program Division staff about how they are enhancing the cemetery?s overall security.
          • Conducts studies, analyses, and projects to develop methods, techniques, and procedures for development and implementation for the Protection Program at ANC.
          • Maintain liaison with Office of Personnel Management (OPM), DoD Central Adjudication Facility, and Major Commands (MACOMs) to resolve personnel security matters.
          • Conduct physical security surveys/inspections and recommends upgrading or additional security systems (i.e. locks, security containers, and ID systems) to safeguard facilities and documents.
          • Conduct oversight of the cemetery emergency action plan development, coordination, and implementation to respond to a variety of serious incidents that can occur on the cemetery grounds. Help

            Conditions of Employment
            • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
            • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or before entrance on duty if after November 22, subject to exceptions as required by law.
            • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
            • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: Qualifications

              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.
              • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
              • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
              • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
              • Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange Agreement
              • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
              • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
              • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
              • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
              • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
              • People with Disabilities, Schedule A
              • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
              • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998In 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.

                Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes collaborating with external personnel to facilitate security clearances for civilian employees; implementing physical security measures for a command such as closed circuit TVs, electronic access control systems, and cipher locks; developing emergency action plans for an installation; conducting anti-terrorism assessments of facilities. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12).

                You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
                • Information Security
                • Personnel Security
                • Physical Security
                • Planning and Evaluating
                • Vulnerabilities Assessment and ManagementTime in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12).

                  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.
                  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
                  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
                  • 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.
                  • This position has been identified for the Security Professional Education Development (SPeD) Certification Program. This is the Department of Defense (DoD) Security Certification Program directed by DoD Instruction 3305.13. It is approved by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs for use in the Army via the following memorandum: Memorandum, Assistant Secretary of Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, dated 8 September 2015, subject: Security Professional Education Development (SPeD) Certification Program. The SPeD certification is DoD's initiative to professionalize the security workforce by establishing a common set of competencies for security practitioners that promotes interoperability, facilitates professional development and training, and develops a workforce of certified security professionals. This position requires the incumbent obtain the following core SPeD Certification: Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC) within their first two years of employment.
                  • This is as a Mission Essential (ME) position and is occupied by an agency designated Emergency employee. You will be expected to report to or remain at your worksite during dismissal or closure situations...... click apply for full job details

Keywords: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington , Security Specialist, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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