National Protection and Programs Directorate Physical Security Specialist-Electronic in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

Joining the Federal Protective Service (FPS) means protecting and delivering integrated law enforcement and protection services to our national critical infrastructure of federal facilities.

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

Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Who May Be Considered:

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Status Candidates
  • View common definitions of terms found in this announcement. 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.

Merit promotion and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.

Duties

In this position you will:

  • Serve as a Physical Security Specialist with a specialty in electronic security systems whose primary responsibility is to implement a security program as it applies to the client agencies within the buildings assigned.
  • Advises on specific integrated electronic security systems for federally owned or leased buildings with physical security requirements such as multi-story buildings with a substantial amount of public contact or agencies that are responsible for safekeeping of highly-sensitive government records.
  • Develops and promotes positive working relationships and maintain continuous liaison with customer agencies and their management officials as well as similar relationships within NPPD.
  • Implements comprehensive detailed plans, proposals, and specifications for the enhancement or upgrade of security systems for the use in agency consultations and training, security system installations, etc.
Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

12

Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates (this includes Merit Promotion, Status Candidates, Former Overseas Employees, CTAP, ICTAP, VRA, VEOA, 30% or More Disabled, EVHO, Schedule A, Military Spouses, Americorps, Peace Corps, Vista, Interchange Agreement Eligibles, Land Management, and National Guard).

Questions? This job is open to 9 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required
  • Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements
  • You must be able to obtain and hold a Secret clearance
Qualifications

Have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) This experience must include activities such as 1) performing system operational checks and adjustments to ensure compliance with established standards and oversight of requested repairs by others; 2)evaluating cyber threats to electronic technical countermeasures and determine mitigation approach; 3) reviewing drawings to prepare specifications of electronic security systems; and 4)performing quality control checks before and after consultation with contractors and others relative to electronic security systems.

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.

Current or Former Political Appointees: 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.

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

Time-in-Grade Current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade band in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by closing date of this announcement.

Submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc.

Education is not a requirement for this position

New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

This position is a Critical sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successful complete a single scope background investigation for a Secret/ SSBI clearance as a condition of placement/retention in this position.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.

This position has promotion potential to GS-12.

This position has been designated as included in the bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112 (b) (6)."

Essential Personnel: This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operations events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C.7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable)

Drug Test: 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 testing for illegal drug use.

Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid automobile driver's license at the time of appointment and maintain a valid automobile driver's license for the duration of employment in this position.

Security Clearance

Secret

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best-qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." We expect to make a job offer within 30-60 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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Thank you for your interest in the Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate!

BENEFITS

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Other Information

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.

This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).

All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.

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 imprisonment.

E-Verify 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.

Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, persons with disabilities, and those covered under the Interchange Agreement 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 documentation that is required, click on the links in Who May Be Considered section or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application status as well as verify the documentation submitted with your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474438200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-14 to 2017-07-27

Salary: $77,744 to $101,067 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Series: 0080 Security Administration

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: DEST-10015083-17-CO

Control number: 474438200