Supervisory Security Specialist

03/19/2017 5:15 PM | Anonymous

Salary:$124,406.00 - $187,000.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade:ES-0080-00/00
Location(s):Washington DC, District of Columbia
Open Period:3/14/2017 to 3/28/2017
Announcement Number:CHCO-17-004-DHS-1925770
Department:Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:DHS Headquarters
Position Info:Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)
Who May Apply:Qualified Current Civil Service Employees


In today’s interconnected world our country’s security challenges are constantly evolving.  To meet these challenges, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation.  With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified national effort to secure America.

The mission of DHS is carried out every day by dedicated men and women who answer the noble call to public service with superior courage.  Come be a part of the best in preventing and deterring terrorist attacks, protecting against and responding to potential threats, ensuring safe and secure borders, welcoming immigrants and visitors, and promoting the free-flow of commerce.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Chief Security Officer (CSO) in the management of programs and operations of the Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSO). As the Executive Director -Headquarters Support you will be primarily responsible for implementing DHS-wide security authorities in the areas of personnel security, physical security, administrative security, special security, internal security investigations, identity management and security training and awareness. 


As the Executive Director - Headquarters Support, you will:       

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with counterparts in the security, law enforcement, and intelligence communities.

Direct the development and enforcement of security policies in compliance with Federal regulations and standards.

Coordinate security measures at DHS HQ facilities necessary for visiting dignitaries, foreign heads of state, and other personnel requiring heightened security measures.

Develop security compliance and verification programs consisting of vulnerability assessments and penetration testing.

Develop and maintain a DHS Headquarters incident response plan, incident response team, and educate DHS personnel to detect, report and respond appropriately to emergency incidents.

Interact and coordinate with law enforcement and investigations elements within and outside the agency in response criminal incidents involving DHS personnel and resources.

Travel Required

    Occasional Travel Travel up to 25%

Relocation Authorized


Job Requirements
Key Requirements

    U.S. Citizenship Required Obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance A one-year SES probationary period may be required Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure OGE-278 Form is required You are subject to random drug testing while occupying this position



As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.

To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Technical Qualifications (TQs) listed below:

We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY although you should not address the ECQs or TQs separately, evidence of each must be clearly reflected in your resume.

Any resume in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.

A sample 5-page resume that incorporates ECQs and TQs can be viewed on this link (indexed at page 29 - 37)

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalition internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Technical Qualification(s) - Mandatory

TQ-1:  Demonstrated experience in policy and procedures development, and delivery of essential security services, including physical, personnel, sensitive compartmented information protection, security education and training, and emergency management programs to a large, physically-dispersed, multi-agency population.

TQ-2: Demonstrated experience evaluating and recommending new proposals for security projects and initiatives, which enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of the above security services through the modification and adaptation of evolving security industry technology and public/private sector best practices.

Ability to obtain a Top Secret/SCI clearance is required for this position.

Security Clearance

Top Secret/SCI

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