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    Job Title: Security Specialist

    Department: Department Of Defense

    Agency: Defense Intelligence Agency

    Job Announcement Number: S11-030950-01-TDB


    SALARY RANGE:

    $89,033.00 – $136,771.00 /year

    OPEN PERIOD:

    Monday, July 11, 2011 to Monday, August 01, 2011

    SERIES & GRADE:

    IA-0080-B04/B04

    POSITION INFORMATION:

    Full Time Permanent

    DUTY LOCATIONS:

    1 vacancy – NORTHERN VIRGINIA

    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

    United States Citizens

    JOB SUMMARY:

    As a member of the United States Intelligence Community, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is a Department of Defense combat support agency. With over 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide, DIA is a major producer and manager of foreign military intelligence. We provide military intelligence to warfighters, defense planners, and defense and national security policymakers in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community in support of U.S. military planning and operations and weapon systems acquisition. We invite you to learn how you can become a valued member of the DIA team.

    DCIPS TRANSITION INFORMATION:
    The Defense Intelligence Agency will transition from a banded pay structure to a GS-like grade and step pay structure on or about September 25, 2011. Employee pay will no longer align to a broad pay band salary range, but will instead align to a specific grade and step. Applicants hired piror to this conversion will be assigned to a pay band, but salary offers will be set to a GS equivalent grade and step. Applicants hired after September 25, 2011 will be assigned to a specific grade and step.

    DCIPS Pay Band and GG Equivalent

    This is an Occupational Band 4 job in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Band 4 duties are at the senior level, and are equivalent to those at the GS/GG 13 and 14. The selectee’s salary will be set within the band equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee’s qualifications in relation to the job.

    We are committed to:

    • Service to our country, our community, and our fellow citizens.
    • Dedication, strength, and urgency of purpose to provide for our nation’s defense.
    • Customer-Focus in the products and services we provide.
    • Integrity and accountability in all of our actions and activities.
    • Commitment to inquiry, truth, and continuous learning.
    • Creativity and innovation in solving problems, discovering facts, and creating knowledge.
    • Teamwork through internal and external partnerships.
    • Leadership at all levels within Defense Intelligence and the Intelligence Community.

    KEY REQUIREMENTS:

    • – U.S. Citizenship – Drug Test – Security Investigation

    Duties

    Additional Duty Location Info:

    1 vacancy – NORTHERN VIRGINIA

    The incumbent serves as a senior Security Specialist responsible for providing guidance and consultation for one or more security disciplines, including personnel, information, physical, and industrial security. Establishes and oversees effective and efficient security programs ensuring consistency throughout DIA and/or DoD. Interprets higher-level guidance and promulgates implementing directives and guidance throughout the Agency. Provides technical advice and assistance regarding establishment of comprehensive security programs. Responsible for reviewing, analyzing, evaluating and maintaining the integrity and protection of highly sensitive information and programs under the security cognizance of the Agency.

    – Plans, develops, and directs a variety of activities pertaining to any one of the security programs including SAP, Polygraph, SCI, SCIF support and/or Anti-Terrorism for DIA and/or DoD. Ensures that security operations and programs are streamlined, efficient, and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
    – Leads team(s) on special projects or studies of considerable scope and depth critical to the resolution of security issues and problems; interprets complex legislative, regulatory, and policy guidance to prepare recommendations for management.
    – Reviews practices and activities to ensure compliance with directives and integration with other security related programs.
    – Provides authoritative interpretations and guidance to high level management officials, other security specialist and security assistants; and for resolving issues involving conflicting security requirements. Oversees the development of policy and guidance for planning and implementing program requirements and ensures proper alignment with the Agency strategic plan.
    – Partners with senior staff to identify and develop strategies for improvement in security areas. Maintains liaison with security professionals in the Intelligence Community, Military Departments to discuss mutual problems, new approaches, requirements and solutions.
    – Represents Security as a technical authority on DoD and Agency Security working groups and review committees to evaluate and formulate policy, and security training curriculum development and security awareness training and professional development. Maintains currency in both foreign and domestic advances and developments, which relate to or have a potential impact on assigned subject-matter area.
    – Performs other duties as assigned.

    Assignments require knowledge of, and skill in applying advanced security concepts, principles, practices, laws, regulations, methods and techniques. The incumbent makes decisions or recommendations significantly changing, interpreting, or developing important security policies and programs.

    Other Requirements

    Applications must be received by MIDNIGHT (Eastern Time) of the closing date of the announcement, unless otherwise waived prior to the vacancy announcement’s closing date.

    Applications must be received by MIDNIGHT (Eastern Time) of the closing date of the announcement, unless otherwise waived prior to the vacancy announcement’s closing date. For questions, or to receive reasonable accommodations regarding the submission of your application, please contact our customer service representative at 256-313-7653 no later than 3 p.m. Central Time of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

    May be required to perform duty at other operating locations.

    Relocation (permanent change of station) costs may not be authorized.

    Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) not authorized.

    Current Federal employees (non-DIA) must also submit a copy of the SF50, notification of personnel action, that documents their appointment to or promotion to the highest grade held.

    All DIA employees are subject to world-wide deployment to crisis situations and may be required to serve anywhere in the world.

    All DIA employees are subject to initial and aperiodic counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests.

    Availability for shift work, extended hours, and travel is required for this position.

    All employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. An agreement is also required to authorize agency pre-publication review of certain material prior to disclosure during and after employment with DIA.

    DIA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, personal favoritism, protected genetic information, or other non-merit factors. DIA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, as appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the servicing Human Resources Specialist/Manager.

    If you are claiming 5-points Veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other documentation that supports your claim. Applicants claiming 10 points veterans’ preference must submit a DD-214 and Standard Form 15, Application for 10-Point Preference, as well as required documentation indicated on the form. Lack of supporting documentation will result in the Agency’s inability to recognize veteran status for this announcement.

    Employees must participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay (DD/EFT) Program, with net pay deposited directly into the employee’s account of choice at his/her designated financial institution.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    All applicants must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry.

    Mandatory Assessment Factors
    1. Responds professionally and credibly to challenging questions and controversial viewpoints
    2. Crafts effective recommendations for highly complex or sensitive situations that incorporate strategic direction and identifies the impact of the recommendation
    3. Provides high quality products and services ideally suited to customer needs and expectations
    4. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with implementing information security policies and procedures.
    5. Thorough knowledge of DoD and/or DNI security policies and procedures.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Basic Requirements:
    You must possess 1 year of specialized experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the next lower qualifying band or equivalent GS/GG level, which is directly related to the position being filled. Your experience must demonstrate possession of the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position.

    Please note that some occupational series have specific mandatory education and/or experience qualification requirements, therefore we recommend that you refer to the appropriate Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard for additional detail regarding how your education and experience will be evaluated (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp).
    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

    HOW WILL I BE EVALUATED:
    DIA will evaluate your online application to ensure it demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, work experience, and mandatory education (if applicable) required to successfully perform the duties of the advertised position. We will also evaluate your responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors to ensure they are substantiated in your application (work experience). If our evaluation demonstrates that you meet the position’s requirements, your application will be forwarded for further consideration.

    Other Information: This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies during the next 90 days.

    Applicants must ensure work experiences clearly demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.

    Your application cannot be processed without your responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors. In addition, your application will be used for the qualifications review/verification process.

    If you submit responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors but not a complete application, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from competition.

    You are not required to submit responses to the highly desired assessment factors, but it is encouraged. DIA uses the highly desired assessment factors to identify the best qualified applicant in cases where several applicants appear to be comparatively qualified based upon their application and responses to the mandatory position-related assessment factors.

    ONLINE APPLICATION:
    Your online application must clearly indicate that you possess the education and mandatory qualification requirements for this position, as specified in this vacancy announcement. Please note that some vacancy announcements may not specify education and/or mandatory qualification requirements, therefore we recommend that you refer to the appropriate Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard for additional detail regarding how your education and experience will be evaluated (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp).

    TIME-IN-BAND/GRADE REQUIREMENT:
    In addition to the qualifications identified in this vacancy, there is also a time-in-band/grade requirement. Current civilian federal employees must have 52 weeks time-in-band/grade by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Time-in-band/grade is the 52-week requirement federal civilian employees must serve at the next lower band/grade before they are eligible for promotion or within-band salary advancement to the next higher GGE. The time-in-band/grade requirement applies only to applicants who have held a federal civilian position within the last 52 weeks.

    ASSESSMENT FACTOR RESPONSES:
    For each of the following mandatory (required) assessment factors use the drop-down menu to select a response from the choices below (A-E) that best describes your highest level of training and/or experience in performing the task.

    A – Lacks education, training or experience in performing this task
    B – Has education/training in performing task, not yet performed on job
    C – Performed this task on the job while monitored by supervisor or manager
    D – Independently performed this task with minimal supervision or oversight
    E – Supervised performance/trained others/consulted as expert for this task

    For each of the following highly desired assessment factors (optional) select “Yes” or “No” from the drop-down menu as your response. Ensure your affirmative responses are supported in the appropriate section of your application.

    Benefits and Other Info

    BENEFITS:

    Please visit our web site, http://www.dia.mil. Under the “Careers” heading on our web site, you will find a listing of benefits available to DIA employees.

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    NOTE: DIA positions are in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601 appointment authority. All candidates must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry and any required medical examinations. All applicants conditionally selected for this position and all DIA employees are subject to initial and periodic counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests. All applicants conditionally selected for this position will be required to submit, prior to appointment, to urinalysis, to screen for illegal drugs. Employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. All civilian employees are required to participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay Program. All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. Veterans who are preference-eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions are encouraged to apply.

    How To Apply

    HOW TO APPLY:

    HOW DO I APPLY?

    Complete and submit an application package following these instructions.

    Unless specified within the vacancy announcement, you must complete and submit your job application electronically using DIA’s online job tool hosted on unclassified networks (the internet).

    Here’s how:

    Important: Do not use the browser Back or Forward keys. Use the navigation buttons provided within the job application.

    • Navigate to http://www.dia.mil.

    • We encourage you to browse that page to learn more about the agency before considering employment. To investigate employment opportunities, click “Careers” and then “Vacancies” on the menu at the top of the page. Follow the on-line instructions to search for career possibilities and submit applications for jobs that interest you.

    • Your first visit? Register to setup your own account (Create an Account).

    • Select the link to view the current available job offerings (Take a look at our job postings and hiring events, then apply for jobs!)

    • Search the Vacancy Announcements for opportunities that interest you.

    • Select Vacancy Announcements for which you are qualified and place them in your Job Basket by checking the box to the right of the returned search results. You may select as many as you wish.

    • Open your Job Basket to start the application process (View Contents of Job Basket/Apply for Jobs).

    • While working on the application, please frequently save your work. You may save the application in draft mode prior to final submission and return to it at a later date. You will find it by clicking the link to your draft applications.

    • When you have entered required information, submit the application.
      • You must submit the application prior to the published Vacancy Announcement’s closing date.
      • Final applications are not available for revision. If you need to change the information in an application, you will need to prepare a new application for that job. Our system will forward only the most recently submitted application for any one job to the selecting officials.

    Important: Do not use the browser “Back” or “Forward keys”. Use the navigation buttons provided on the pages of the job application.

    Submitting Classified Applications:

    • All applications – and any attachments – prepared and submitted using the internet must be must be unclassified.
    • Frequently Asked Questions


      How will I know the status of my application?

      We will send an e-mail to you:

      • When your application is received by the agency

      • If you are found to be among those best qualified and are referred for further consideration

      • If you are not selected for a position

      • If an announcement is canceled

      Selectees are notified by telephone.

      You may check the status of your application on the DIA web site (http://diajobs.dia.mil), by returning to your Applicant Home Page and clicking the “View Your Submitted Applications” link.

      How long will I be able to see my application on-line?

      • Your completed application package will remain available to you on http://www.dia.mil for 12 months following the date you submitted your application.

      Who do I call if I am having trouble using the online application tool?

      • Our DIA Jobs Help Desk is open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET; Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET, to assist people using DIA’s online application tool. Help desk personnel cannot answer specific questions about advertised positions.
      • Call 703-699-7400 (DSN: 499-7400)

      How do I email you with my questions?

      • Contact us by email using the following address:
      Public Internet
      [email protected]

      I’m looking at a vacancy announcement that has no closing date. It says “open continuous” and “open until filled.” What does that mean?

      • These announcements remain open until all available positions are filled. Applications will be reviewed and forwarded to management on an unannounced periodic basis. To ensure that your application is considered, please apply as soon as possible.

      Will I need to fill out a new complete application each time I apply for a job on http://www.dia.mil?

      • You will complete a new application for each job. However, once you officially submit an application for consideration, your basic application information (contact information, work experience, education, etc.) will remain active on this site for you to use in future applications. If there is no activity in your account after 12 months, the information is removed.

      How will DIA contact me if my e-mail address or phone number have changed?

      • Sign-in to our recruiting site (http://diajobs.dia.mil), click Update Contact Information and make the changes in your contact information stored there.

      Can I attach my hard-copy resume instead of using the on-line application process?

      • No. DIA does not accept hard-copy resumes. All applications must be completed on-line. E-mailed resumes are not reviewed.

      DIA positions are in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601 appointment authority. All candidates must be U.S. citizens and are subject to a thorough background inquiry and any required medical examinations. All applicants conditionally selected for this position and all DIA employees are subject to initial and periodic counterintelligence-scope polygraph tests. All applicants conditionally selected for this position will be required to submit, prior to appointment, to urinalysis, to screen for illegal drugs. Employees are required to sign an agreement not to disclose, in any fashion, classified information to unauthorized persons. All civilian employees are required to participate in the DoD Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer of Pay Program. All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. Veterans who are preference-eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions are encouraged to apply.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Please see instructions within the on-line application for this vacancy announcement on the DIA web-site, http://www.dia.mil.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Civilian Operations Division
    Phone: 800-526-4629
    Agency Information:
    Defense Intelligence Agency
    Bolling AFB
    Washington, DC 20340

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Your application for employment must be prepared and submitted on-line at http://www.dia.mil. We will notify you, via e-mail, when your application has been received. Later, you will be notified, via e-mail, if DIA is or is not interested in you as a potential employee of our agency.

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