Supervisory Security Specialist-CSO, GS 14 (EX)
Department Of Justice - Springfield, IL

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Our Mission:
To protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.

Public Service is a public trust. For the FBI, this means that the public has committed to our care the safety of our Nation and the defense of our Constitution. To sustain that trust and to meet our resulting obligations, we must adhere strictly to our core values of: Rigorous obedience to the Constitution, Respect, Compassion, Fairness, Integrity, Accountability, and Leadership.

Office: Springfield
Location: Springfield, Illinois

Working Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(Monday-Friday)
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance.

DUTIES:
  • Serves as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) in the field office with full responsibility and delegated authority to implement and carry out all facets of a highly effective and competent security program.
  • Plans, directs, coordinates and controls the work of the security program, and supervises all related security positions/staff.
  • Formulates, interprets and implements security policy, procedures, systems and programs for the office.
  • Determines security clearances for employees or other persons to have access to sensitive information, resources, material or work sites.
  • Reviews designs and inspects facilities where sensitive material will be located.
  • Ensures the proper classification of secure and sensitive information.
  • Prepares and presents oral and written briefings/presentations to management regarding the program.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Qualifications for the GS 14 grade level: Applicants must have one (1) year of the following SE equivalent to the GS 13 grade level.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in personnel, physical, industrial, AND information security , including interpreting and implementing policies related to the referenced disciplines.
  • Assisted with the development and/or implementation of methods for identifying and protecting information, property or facilities from unauthorized disclosure, misuse, theft, espionage, sabotage or loss.
  • Prepared and presented oral and written presentations related to security matters.
  • Acted as a team leader, mentor or supervisor to a group of employees.
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.

Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Education may not be substituted for specialized experience (SE) at this grade level.

Some travel may be required.

Required Leadership Training: This position aligns to the front line manager career level. All new FBI supervisors are required to attend and complete the Leadership Development Program’s front line school before the expiration of their probationary period. This five-day, instructor-led classroom course, located in the Washington, D.C. area, will teach FBI core competencies and will prepare new front line supervisors for the leadership challenges specific to their roles. Upon selection, candidates will be automatically enrolled in the course. Additional information regarding this training will be provided at the time of selection by a Leadership Development Program representative.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI's Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. 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 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.

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
  • Security/Administrative/Organizational Policies and Procedures
  • Ability to Lead
  • Oral/Written Communication
  • Government and Professional Compliance
  • Critical Thinking and Informational Evaluation/Judgement and Decision Making
High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score.

Additional details on the application process can be found at the "How To Apply" section of this announcement.
To preview questions please click here .

BENEFITS: The FBI 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: Benefits

OTHER INFORMATION: ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO FILL POSITIONS WITHIN THE SAME DIVISION WHEN THE POSITION INCLUDES SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS.

Policy has been implemented wherein support employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to a lower grade for a minimum of 12 months. This policy does not apply to probationary employees. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until their 12-month probationary period has concluded.

Candidates are ineligible to apply if currently on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP); or have failed a PIP and are currently awaiting the final action by your Human Resources Office.

A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is a 90-day written developmental plan for an employee whose performance on one or more critical elements is rated "Unacceptable".

The selectee will be required to serve a one-year probationary period for initial assignment to a supervisory position.

All selectees, with the exception of current FBI employees, will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

The probationary periods will be served concurrently.

Relocation expenses will be borne by the FBI.

Generally, following a COST TRANSFER you will be eligible for transfer after completing three years in the assignment. Additionally, NO COST TRANSFER require a one-year assignment commitment to be eligible for further FBI transfers.

Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide 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 campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and other required documentation identified on the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

For further information on how to claim veteran's preference please go to Veteran's Preference

Applicants should keep their contact information updated on the USAJOBS registration page.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation. Only those candidates determined to be best qualified will be contacted to proceed in the selection process.

The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principal investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.

The FBI welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the person on the extension provided above. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The FBI 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.

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.

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