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Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
To qualify for a Security Specialist your resume and supporting documentation must support :
A. Specialized Experience : One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.
To qualify at the GS-11 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector.
Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off / closing date of this announcement.
Creditable specialized experience includes :
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.
B. Education Substitution : Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
Education must be from a college or university accredited by an organization approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
See . If using education to meet basic qualifications, YOU MUST SUBMIT A TRANSCRIPT as supplemental documentation. To qualify based on education in lieu of specialized experience, you must possess : Ph.
D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.
then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages.
The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at the GS-11 grade.
Are you using your education to qualify? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims.
Unless otherwise stated : Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application.
GRADUATE EDUCATION : One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study.
Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
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 an explanation of the overseas entitlements, please review the information in the following link :
U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement.
and, is subject to host country employment and tax laws.
Pay Retention will be extended to an eligible employee who applies through a formal recruitment program and is selected for a position at an overseas location.
For Important General Applicant Information and Definitions go to :
Reemployed Annuitants : This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at :
INFORMATION FOR VETERANS is available at : . As of 23 December 2016, Military retirees seeking to enter federal service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they would be appointed within 180 days following their official date of retirement.
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE : The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564.
The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances : marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine / morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin), phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine / methamphetamine), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone.
ADVISORY : By using cannabidiol (CBD) products you are risking a positive drug test result for marijuana.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The assessments for this job will measure the following Competencies :
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation may be completed and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.
The rating you receive is based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this position.
If your resume and / or supporting documentation is reviewed and 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 rating. Read more
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position you must provide a complete Application Package. Each Application Package MUST include :
IMPORTANT NOTE : Ensure that your resume does not contain any specialized characters, fonts, typefaces or formatting (e.
g. tables, macros, etc.). It is also recommended that you convert / save your resume as a PDF prior to attaching to your application.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements :
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.
Therefore, provide only the attendance and / or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.
S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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