The United States Air Force is wholly dedicated to leading the discovery, development, and integration of warfighting technologies to fly, fight and win ...in air, space and cyberspace.
These positions are located at Edwards Air Force Base, home to the 412th Test Wing, the United States Air Force Test Pilot School, and NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. It is operated and maintained by the 95th Air Base Wing as a part of the Air Force Material Command. Almost every United States military aircraft since the 1950's has been at least partially tested at Edwards, and it has been the site of many aviation breakthroughs.
Edwards Air Force Base is next to located on the border of Kern County, Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County, California in the Antelope Valley. Day-to-day operations support over 10,000 military, federal civilian and contract personnel assigned to a 470-square mile installation.
These positions are Demonstration Project positions. Under the streamlined personnel operations for demonstration projects, the familiar 15 General Schedule grade structure is replaced with broad pay bands that encompass a range of grades. The NH-02 pay band encompasses the traditional GS-05 through GS-11 grades.
Full Performance Level is NH-02
U. S. Citizenship is required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
Pre-employment and random drug testing is required.
Overnight travel away from home may be required up to 10 days per year.
The major duties of these Security Specialist positions include:
Providing generalized security support to all activities including
coordinating, scheduling, and assisting security disciplines in complex technical
operations, which requires multi-faceted knowledge of a broad base of security
programs such as Information and Industrial Security, Operational Security,
Physical Security, Personnel Security, Communications Security, Defense
Acquisition Program Security, and Special Access Program Security.
Providing program management support of the Personnel Security program
for all government personnel assigned, which requires completing and reviewing
security investigation documents and file, ensuring timely investigation
completion and maintaining personnel security records and files.
Developing and conducting personnel security briefings and presentations
to all levels of leadership including coordinating and planning
security-related education and training.
Interpreting and formulating policy guidance to address security
matters for major test projects and programs affecting national security, and
assisting in applying national security policy in the protection of classified
material and information; one-of-a-kind research; sensitive, classified and
highly classified manned and unmanned air and space vehicles and platforms; new
weapons systems in all stages of test; and other sensitive national defense and
intelligence resources under test management or operational control.
Monitoring effectiveness and providing general troubleshooting of
physical security equipment and systems within the activity including safes,
manual and electronic security hardware, access control system equipment and
devices, alarm system equipment and devices, fending, and facility and area
boundary protection equipment.
To qualify for this position at the NH-02 pay band, you must meet at least one of the following requirements (Please note: you must submit your transcripts if you are using education to qualify):
EXPERIENCE: Possession of at least 3 years of general experience that demonstrates an ability to: 1) analyze problems to identify significant factors; 2) gather pertinent data and recognize solutions; 3) plan and organize work; and 4) communicate effectively orally and in writing; with at least one year of experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the top level of the NH-01 pay band (GS-04 equivalent) in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors); OR
EDUCATION: Completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree; OR
A COMBINATION of experience and education described above. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours (or equivalent) earned towards your bachelor's degree and divide by 120 semester hours (or equivalent). Then take the number of months of full time experience divided by 36 months. Add the two percentages. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: These positions require the protection of highly sensitive national security information from loss or compromise. Experience interpreting and applying security policy guidance in the protection of resources is required.
NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html .
Special Instructions For 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://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
New employees to the Federal Government must serve a one year
Drug Test: You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug
test result before you can be appointed into this position. After
appointment, you may be subject to random urinalysis testing for illegal drug
use as a condition of employment.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category, defined as follows:
Best Qualified - Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.
Highly Qualified - Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but does not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.
Qualified - Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.
Application of Veterans' Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category.
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (must show character of service/discharge) or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the additional proof required by that form. For CP/CPS claims - VA decision letter or other document which shows final/combined percentage of the service connected disability. For more information on veterans' preference see www.FedsHireVets.gov .
Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov ).
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