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Supervisory Personnel Security Specialist

U.S. Secret Service Washington, DC
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Supervisory Personnel Security Specialist

##### Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Secret Service


- ##### Open & closing dates

09/04/2019 to 09/10/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 14

- ##### Salary

$117,191 to $152,352 per year

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Washington, DC 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties

### Summary

Joining the Secret Service, Office of Human Resources, Security
Management Division will allow you to play an integral role
performing the full range of personnel security administration for
Uniformed Division Officer, Special Agent, and Administrative,
Professional and Technical applicants, employees and contractors at
the U.S. Secret Service. This Supervisory Personnel Security
Specialist position starts at a salary of $117,191 (GS-14, step 1),
with potential to $152,352 (GS-14, step 10).

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

The selectee will serve as a Supervisory Personnel Security
Specialist in the Office of Human Resources, Security Management
Division. Typical work assignments include:

- Reviewing current laws, regulations, procedures, statistical and
analytical data.
- Performing full range of supervisory functions: planning and
directing the work to be accomplished based on priorities.
- Performing special projects to research complaints or
deficiencies surfaced by customers, including managers,
supervisors and employees.
- Directing the OPM mandated personnel security interview program;
providing and making recommendations on controversial, precedent
setting and problematic issues of great importance to assigned
program areas and the mission of the Service.

### Travel Required

Occasional travel - \*\*\*\*\*

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

0080 Security Administration

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- U.S. citizenship is required.

**Conditions of Employment** If selected for this position, you will
be required to:

- Obtain and maintain a top secret Tier 5 clearance. For more
information visit OPM Mythbuster Page.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug
testing while you occupy the position.

NOTE: The person selected for this position may be subject to a
one-year probationary period for supervisors/managers.

### Qualifications

You qualify for the GS-14 level (starting salary $117,191) if you
possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13
level performing duties such as: supervising or leading a staff in
order to plan, direct and coordinate the work of others; and
overseeing personnel security policies, programs and standards.

**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.

**Time-in-Grade:** Current Federal employees must have served 52
weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the
Federal service.

**Qualifications Must Be Met:** The qualification requirements
listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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.

### Education

### Additional information

**Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges
of the Future** The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement
organization with two critical national security missions: protect
our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our
team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether
investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting
foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with
duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage. In the Secret
Service, we:

- Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders;
investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences
and other facilities
- Plan and implement security designs for National Special
Security Events
- Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and
computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications

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.

**E-Verify Statement:** 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-Verify, including your rights
and responsibilities.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position,
you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration
for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all
information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False
statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal
of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or

This position will require a credit check after initial job
qualifications have been determined.

**Relocation expenses will not be authorized.**

More than one selection may be made from this announcement if
additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and
unit occur.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for
DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with
disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe
physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR ?
213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable
service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5
CFR ? 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons
with disabilities possess 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 required
documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing
Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

For more information on the Secret Service click here. For
definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your
experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the
position. A score will automatically be calculated based on your
answers to the vacancy specific questions. All answers provided in
the online process must be substantiated by your resume. Upon
review, your resume and/or supporting documents need to support your
answer choices and reflect the one year of specialized experience
requirement, in order to be considered. If the one year of
specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower grade level
cannot be identified in your resume, you will be considered not
qualified. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities
needed to perform this job are:

- Knowledge of personnel security laws, regulations, Executive
Orders, Departmental and U.S. Secret Service policies,
procedures, and relevant legal precedents in order to assist the
Managing Chief in planning, directing, and coordinating
personnel security programs.
- Ability to supervise employees.
- Ability to conduct and prepare research on major projects.
- Skill in communicating with management in order to defend and
advocate analysis conducted and conclusions, findings, and
recommendations reached and otherwise communicate viewpoints.

**Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)
Eligibles:** If you have never worked for the Federal government,
you are not ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP
eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be
considered well qualified under ICTAP, you must be rated at a
minimum score of **85.0** for this position. In addition, you must
submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents
section of this announcement.

**Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):** To be eligible for
a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible;
or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous
active service performed under honorable conditions. In addition,
you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required
documents section of this announcement. Veteran's preference does
not apply under Merit Promotion procedures. View VEOA information on
Feds Hire Vets.

**Military Spouse Appointing Authority:** Executive Order 13473,
dated September 28, 2008, authorized the noncompetitive appointment
of certain military spouses to competitive service positions. The
U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) codified implementing
regulations at 5 CFR 315.612, effective September 11, 2009. For more
information click here.

**Interview Requirement:** Interviews are required for this
position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal
from further consideration.

Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive
awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience, no points
will be assigned.

**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Top Secret

##### Drug test required


- Required Documents

In addition to addressing the vacancy specific questions, you must
also submit the following documentation:

- **Resume** - In order to receive credit for experience contained
in an uploaded resume, your employment history should show work
experience in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting
date and ending date, and include the number of hours worked per
- **Special Priority Selection rights under ICTAP:** Submit a copy
of your agency notice, copy of your most recent performance
appraisal (with at least a satisfactory rating), and your most
current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
- **Are you a veteran?** Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or
other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty)
and/or documentation of service connected disability. If
applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to
Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed
Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty
within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must
indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you
will be separated under honorable conditions. View VEOA
information on Feds Hire Vets.
- **Are you a Military Spouse?** If you are applying under
Executive Order 13473, click here for required documents.
- **Are you a current or former Federal Employee?** Submit a copy
of your SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing
your tenure code, position occupied and highest grade and step.
An award SF-50 does not contain the required information. If you
are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 which
shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest
grade and that supports your claim for time-in-grade. Also
submit your performance appraisals and/or incentive awards.
- **Are you claiming special appointing authority, such as
Schedule A or VISTA/Peace Corps service?** Submit proof of this
eligibility. For additional information on special appointing
authorities, click here.

#### 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.

- Benefits

A 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. Learn more about federal

DHS 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
Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will 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.

Eligibility 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 Apply

**This position is being advertised via SecretServiceHire which is
an automated staffing system**. To begin your online application,
click the **Apply Online** button and follow the prompts to register
or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the
required documents. See **Required Documents** section for more
detail. You must complete the application process and submit any
required documents no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
(EST) on the closing date of this announcement. Instructions
outlining the application process can be found at If you cannot apply
online, you may contact the Talent & Employee Acquisition Management
Division, Administrative, Professional and Technical Staffing Branch
at OR by calling (202) 406-6420 between
the hours of 9:00 am and 5:30 pm EST (excluding Federal holidays)
prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive
assistance. The Secret Service provides reasonable accommodation to
applicants with disabilities, on a case-by-case basis. Please
contact us if you require this for any part of the application and
hiring process.

### Agency contact information

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##### Phone


##### TDD


##### Fax


##### Email

##### Address

United States Secret Service (DHS-USSS)
Please read entire announcement
Please apply online
Washington, District of Columbia 20223
United States

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### Next steps

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an
evaluation of your qualifications and determine your eligibility.
Best-qualified applicants will be referred for further consideration
and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days
of the closing date of this announcement. If you are selected, we
will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. You
may check the status of your application for this position by going
to Click on the "My USAJOBS" tab, enter your user
id and password, and click on "My Applications". You will also
receive an email notification regarding your application status. For
more information on applying for Federal employment, please click

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.

U.S. Secret Service


Washington, DC