Lead Security Specialist (Inspector)

U.S. Department Of State Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to manage and direct the on-going activities of an inspection team of subordinate staff conducting the security portion of post management inspections and to serve as an advisor to the division director and deputy division director on project planning, operating methods, and resource matters.

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Responsibilities

  • Leads and directs security inspections: Directs and reviews the work of other inspectors. Gives advice, instructions, or counsel to employees.

  • Defines the scope and objectives for the assigned portion of the project; identifies the security functions, activities, and operations that should be included in the inspection.

  • Conducts pre-inspection preparation and background review relevant to the functional areas assigned.

  • Outlines the scope of the on-site inspections activity. Assigns and directs subordinate team members in conducting their portion of the work.

Travel Required
25% or less - The incumbent typically conducts or participates in inspections in many diverse organizations and geographical locations up to 25% of the year.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
14

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    0080 Security Administration

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Conditions of Employment

  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.

  • This position has no promotion potential.

  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

  • Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment.

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

NOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Experience as a go to expert in security operations, statutes, standards and policies.

Experience in planning, organizing, and managing the inspections process.

Ability to assign, review, and supervise the work of others.

Experience in using a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods to improve program effectiveness.

Experience in drafting, editing reports and briefing senior official in multiple organizations.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-14 position.

In addition, applicant's experience must also demonstrate that the candidate possesses the following qualities:

  • Objectivity and fairness in judging people on their ability, and situations on the facts

and circumstances;

  • Ability to adjust to change, work pressures, or difficult situations without undue

stress;

  • Willingness to consider new ideas or divergent points of view; and

  • Capacity to "see the job through."

Education

See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.


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Lead Security Specialist (Inspector)

U.S. Department Of State