Security Specialist (Adjudicator)
Executive Office Of The President - Washington, DC

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If you are a status candidate, please apply under Announcement # OA-13-09-DR-MP.

Begin a challenging and exciting career with the Executive Office of the President (EOP) providing support to the President of the United States. The EOP has responsibility for tasks ranging from communicating the President's message to the American people to promoting our trade interests abroad. The EOP is comprised of The White House, Executive residence, Office of the Vice President, Office of the United States Trade Representatives, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Office of Management and Budget, National Security Staff, Council on Environmental Quality, Council of Economic Advisers, and the Office of Administration. The Office of Administration (OA) provides a full array of customer-based services to the EOP. To learn more about OA, please visit .

The Security Specialist position is in the Personnel Security Division, Office of the Administrative Officer (OCAO), Office of Administration (OA), Executive Office of the President (EOP). the incumbent serves primarily as an adjudicator for backgrounds conducted for the Executive Office of the President, Personnel Security Division.

**Notice: More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.

Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.


Must be a U.S. citizen or national

Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959

Be at least 18 years old and obtain a favorable security determination

Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests

Direct Deposit is required


Use adjudicative guidelines to make initial security determination.

Adjudicate completed background investigations.

Review and evaluate personnel security files; make determinations to suspend or restrict access and clearances in accordance with agency policies.

Assess incoming personnel for suitability issues through interviews and various security checks.

Conduct in-depth interviews to obtain information needed to complete security and/or suitability assessments.

Provide guidance and direction on security concepts, principles and practices.

Properly safeguard national security information.

Implement procedures to ensure personnel handling classified material are appropriately instructed, cleared, and have a need to access.

Conduct briefings and debriefings for newly assigned and departing personnel.

Use and be responsible for the prompt updating of the EOP security database.

Use the e-Qip system and various other external security databases on a daily basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector. Examples of specialized experience are:

For the GS-12: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector performing the following: determining suitability and security eligibility of individuals for entry and retention in sensitive and non-sensitive positions; reviewing, evaluating, and/or adjudicating reports or investigations, personnel files, and other records to determine whether to grant, deny, revoke, suspend, or restrict security clearances consistent with national security and/or suitability issues; general knowledge of personnel security concepts, principles and practices; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a broad range of individuals.

Please see "Qualifications Required" for requirements of the position.

How You Will Be Evaluated: Your resume will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required for the position. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be placed into one of the following categories based on the extent to which your application shows that you possess the specialized experience associated with this position:

Best Qualified (BQ) - Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrates exceptional experience in most of the requirements of the position.

Well Qualified (WQ) - Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and demonstrates strong experience in most of the requirements of the position.

Qualified (Q) - Meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meets the requirements of the position either through experience or education.

QUALITY RANKING FACTORS: Address the following Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs)/Critical Elements within the body of your resume.

Knowledge of a wide range of security concepts, principles and practices to independently analyze and resolve the full spectrum of security problems for an organization's personnel security.

Knowledge of security program interrelationships and security program requirements. Demonstrated analytical skill and judgment needed to analyze and evaluate reports of investigations or reports which contain conflicting information or evidence.

Knowledge of agency, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Department of Energy (DOE), US Secret Service Directives, regulations and policies concerning security issues.

Demonstrated experience and skills preparing oral or written reports, decisions, conclusions or recommendations delivered to senior management. Ability to communicate orally, to advise management of security issues and to conduct security awareness and education training programs within serviced activity.

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Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see )