Supervisory Physical Security Specialist

negotiable / YEAR Expired 1 week ago
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You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.

This position is in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, in the Office of Securityat the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).


  • Supervises employees, provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.
  • Oversees the development of policies and procedures for the Domestic Security program for the Agency and ensures staff compliance with the security policy directives, physical security programs, guard force, and required procedures.
  • Operates and controls the physical security programs for USAID facilities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • Oversees the ID Card program and the Electronic Security Systems and serves as the Program Manager for Protective Security Officers.
  • Conducts surveys and analyses to identify how critical and vulnerable facilities or sites are and threats against them.
  • Serves as a senior security liaison, and works closely with investigative, intelligence, counterintelligence, and security personnel in other areas of security at the agency.


Conditions of Employment

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Time in grade must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • You may be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period.


ALL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. Your resume must include detailed information as it relates to the responsibilities and specialized experience for this position. Evidence of copying and pasting directly from the vacancy announcement without clearly documenting supplemental information to describe your experience will result in an ineligible rating. This will prevent you from receiving further consideration.

Specialized Experience:
 You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. One year of specialized experience refers to full-time work; we consider a part-time job on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position includes: a) Managing the physical protection of government or contractor personnel, installations, facilities, and information; b) Assisting in the acquisition of innovative security equipment to guard against unauthorized access; c) Ensuring continuity of operations; and d) Issuing ID cards and monitoring Electronic Security Systems.

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 relevant to the position’s duties to be filled, including volunteer experience.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible employee who possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities that clearly exceed the position’s minimum requirements. A well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned a score of 85 or higher; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training.

A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. Selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations in the absence of selective and quality ranking factors.


This position does not have a positive education requirement. Therefore, no transcripts are required.

Washington DC, United States
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