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Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Supervisory Security Specialist in Seattle, Washington

Summary Who May Be Considered: Status Candidates Veterans Land Management Eligibles under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. View common definitions of terms found in this announcement. Responsibilities In this position, you will serve as a Security Specialist. Typical work assignments include: Serves as an expert advisor and liaison between DHS and Federal, State, Local, Tribal, Territorial (FSLTT), and private sector officials on matters relating to the security and resilience, both physical and cyber, of the Nation's critical infrastructure assets and systems. Reviews and interprets new directives, program changes, legal initiatives, and/or DHS guidelines concerned with security and resilience activities affecting critical infrastructure. Develops, directs and conducts analyses and evaluative studies through inspections/assessments, and reviews interprets application of new homeland security directives and program changes on infrastructure security and resilience. Conducts complex physical and cyber critical infrastructure security and resilience inspection/assessment activities, including the generation of Protective/Resilience Measure Indices based on industry standards, identifying vulnerabilities, and presenting recommendations to corporate executives to mitigate risk. Coordinates and collaborates with high-level FSLTT executives in response to, and recovery from, natural or man-made incidents, both physical and cyber, in accordance with the National Response Framework. Develops and promotes protective measures that typically involve commitment of resources on the part of other FSLTT partners to mitigate risk. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position. You must successfully pass a background investigation. Selective Service registration required. You must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearance. Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements. New employees must serve a one year probationary period. Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required. You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position. After appointment, you may be subject to periodic random drug testing. Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid. Other incentives may be authorized. This position has been designated excluded 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. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions. This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation 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. ยง 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable). Qualifications Specialized Experience: You may qualify for the GS-14 grade level, if you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as: Providing expert analysis of inspection/assessment results of critical infrastructure using investigative techniques, comparison with industry standards, and the generation of recommendations related to security and resilience improvements, identification of dependencies, interdependencies, and vulnerabilities for facilities and systems. NOTE: Your resume must support your responses to the online questionnaire, the qualification and time-in-grade requirements. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating. Time-in-Grade Requirements: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). NOTE: Current and former employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment ("position occupied" block 34 on the SF-50 should show a "1"), tenure group (block 24 should show a 1 or 2), grade, and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF50s include appointment, reassignment, with-in grade/range increases and promotion actions). Please note: Pay adjustments and awards do not include the length of time in your current position, therefore, they are NOT acceptable. If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. You MUST meet all qualification requirements, including Time-in-Grade, by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification AND time-in-grade claims will be subject to verification. NOTE: 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. Education This position does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional Information The displayed salary range represents the Rest Of U.S. pay rate. Salary varies by geographic location. A complete list of salary rates by location is here This position is at the full performance level. This is a non-supervisory position. Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: 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 required documentation, click on the links below. Veterans Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, persons with disabilities