Security Specialist
Offices, Boards and Divisions - Washington, DC

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Are you interested in a rewarding and challenging career? Join the U.S. Department of Justice!!

The Security and Emergency Planning Staff (SEPS) directs the Department of Justice, according to Department of Justice Order 2600.2D, in government-wide policies and initiatives pertaining to physical security, emergency preparedness, personnel security, litigation security, and information assurance. Incumbent will work in the Justice Protective Service Operations Staff.
TRAVEL REQUIRED
Not Required RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
No KEY REQUIREMENTS
You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
You must complete a pre-employment background investigation.
Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable.
You must have graduated from a military or civilian law enforcement academy
You must have one year experience as a law enforcement officer
You must be proficient in the use of lethal and less lethal weapons DUTIES: Back to top

As a Security Specialist, you will perform the following:
Develop, implement, and maintain department-wide policy and security programs;
Coordinate and administer the physical security operations program;
Consider and apply approved alternatives to the security requirements for highly specific situations, including security areas as availability of materials, relationships with other protective programs, cost/benefit considerations, etc.
Exercise good judgment under stressful conditions;
Coordinate and participate in protective details for high-ranking dignitaries who are visiting the Department;
Monitor performance and verify compliance with the terms of the Department's guard service contract;
Perform law enforcement duties as assigned; and
Must be available for assignment on any shift as operations are 24 hours a day/7 days a week including Federal holidays

This position requires frequent and prolonged walking, standing and sitting. Must have the

ability to apprehend and detain person(s) that may pose a threat. Work is primarily in an

in-door environment; however, some duties are performed outside in extreme temperature

or inclement weather conditions.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top

In order to qualify for the Security Specialist, you must possess the following:
For the GS-09, you must possess at least one of the following:
A. Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties: gather information about room and building configurations; review the adequacy of security intrusion detection systems and

devices; and prepare straight-forward reports regarding inspections and/or incidents; OR B. Have a master’s or equivalent graduate degree; or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related; OR
C. Have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and have more than one year but less than two years of education as described in B. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your

semester hours of graduate education beyond the first year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify).
For the GS-11, you must possess at least one of the following:
A. Have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties: compile, analyze, and summarize information relating to the physical security requirements needed to safeguard facilities,

property, and personnel; develop plans for approaches that may be taken; define the level of risk involved for each phase; and present recommendations orally and/or in writing for a course of action to meet assigned objectives. ; OR B. Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if related; OR
C. Have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and have more than two years but less than three years of education as described in B. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your

semester hours of graduate education beyond thesecond year by 36. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify).
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other

documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial

transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades,

semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date

of the announcement.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to

meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been

evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education

programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited

U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited

college or university. For further information, visit:
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade

level).
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret national security clearance.
This position requires frequent and prolonged walking, standing and sitting. Must have the

ability to apprehend and detain person(s) that may pose a threat. Work is primarily in an

in-door environment; however, some duties are performed outside in extreme temperature

or inclement weather conditions.

Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.

You must meet all qualification requirement by the closing date of this announcement.

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov .

You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret national security clearance.

You must serve or have completed a 1-year probationary period.

This position has been granted special deputation by the U.S. Marshal Service and is therefore required to meet the following:

  • Successful completion of a basic law enforcement training program (must submit certificate);
  • Previous law enforcement experience;
  • No conviction for domestic violence as defined in Title 18, U.S. C. Section 922(g)(9), Lautenberg Amendment;
  • Successful qualification with an authorized firearm on the sponsoring agency's approved course of fire;
  • Completion for Form USM-3R, Application for Special Deputation; and
  • Certification that you agree to comply with the policy on deadly force from the Department of Justice. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications for this position. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under “How You Will Be Evaluated,” veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified)

BENEFITS: Back to top
Benefits: DOJ offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:

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OTHER INFORMATION:
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan : The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To be well qualified, you must rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. Specific documentation requirements and information are found at:

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2013-title5-vol1/pdf/CFR-2013-title5-vol1-sec330-708.pdf

Veteran Preference: If you are entitled to or claim veteran preference (VP), you should indicate the type of veteran preference (5 or 10 points) you are claiming on your résumé. In order to determine your eligibility, you can find additional information at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/

NOTE: To verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214(Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. (1) If you are claiming 10-point preference, you must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 in addition to the supporting documentation required and identified on the reserves side of the SF-15, Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference. (2) If you are claiming 10-point DERIVED PREFERENCE as a relative you must submit Member Copy of the veteran's DD-214, and an SF-15, Application for 10-point veteran preference" in addition to the supporting documentation required and identified on the reverse side of this form. If you fail to do so, you will receive consideration as a non- veteran.

DOJ EEO Statement/Policy : Is found at: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf

Reasonable Accommodation Statement : Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to resume@benderconsult.com , and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information is found at: www.benderconsult.com .

Selective Service : If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information at: www.sss.gov .

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