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AMENDED - Physical Security Specialist 12-Month Register

Internal Revenue Service
$37,696.00 - $111,157.00 / yr
United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee
February 25, 2024
Duties

WHAT IS THE FACILITIES MANAGEMENT & SECURITY SERVICES (FMSS) DIVISION?

A description of the business units can be found at:

Vacancies will be filled in the following specialty areas:


  • Facilities Management and Security Services Operations East
  • Facilities Management and Security Services Operations Mid-Atlantic
  • Facilities Management and Security Services Operations West


The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE/SERVICE IMPROVEMENT: Implements and monitors management control

    procedures in accordance with regulations and other appropriate guidance and direction, to ensure that

    adequate control systems are functional, so Government personnel and resources are safely and effectively

    managed.
  • INCIDENT AND ASSESSMENT DOCUMENTATION: The employee reviews, analyzes, and processes all

    incidents or threats reported to the Situational Awareness Management Center (SAMC) in order to detect

    incidents that may indicate predictive or actual insider threat activity based on Potential Risk Indicators

    (PRIs).
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT/IMPLEMENTATION: Plans, schedules, and implements security projects in

    assigned areas. Projects at this level typically involve a small facility or a limited scope project in a large

    facility or a facility with a higher facility security level (FSL).
  • DOCUMENTATION: Uses technical expertise to complete written reports and briefing documents

    developed from site reviews and risk assessments. Reviews and provides feedback on the reports and

    findings of lower-graded employees.
  • EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Coordinates emergency incidents to provide support to first responders.

    Provides responses to complex or significant emergencies incidents, including reporting and recording them

    to appropriate management levels and authorities.

Requirements
Conditions of Employment


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).


Qualifications
Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

GENERAL EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION GS-05: To be minimally qualified for this position you must have at least three (3) years of experience, one (1) year of which was equivalent to the GS-04. To be qualifying your experience must demonstrate the following: Knowledge relative to security administration sufficient to assist senior employees in the conduct of inspections and drafting of periodic and incident reports. Knowledge of general security policies and procedures to provide administrative assistance to higher level employees in conducting inspections and drafting reports and performing routine functions related to the service ticket systems, ID card badging processes and procedures and/or granting of appropriate access to employees relative to their location and position within an organization. Ability to make observations and notes to assist in the conduct risk assessments, security reviews, and audits of structures for facilities. Experience and knowledge in working both independently and in a group setting contingent on the work assigned. Ability to effectively address in-person and electronic customer concerns. This includes being able to respond through the ticketing system, electronic mail, telephone calls, and to walk-in issues in an efficient and effective manner. Experience and a strong understanding of problem-solving skills, ability to identify potential issues and determining the best course of action to mitigate such issues from resulting in negative impacts. Administrative skills and experience in organizing and maintaining important documents, reports, and records as needed. Ability to present orally and in writing policies and procedures in ways that are understandable to customers, employees, and external stakeholders.

OR

EDUCATION
: A bachelor's degree or four (4) years of education above high school in any field of study from an accredited college or university.

OR

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
: A combination of education and experience equivalent to that described One (1) year or twelve (12) months of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION GS-07: To be minimally qualified for this position you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level that demonstrates experience applying security program concepts, policies, and practices. This experience must include assignments that must have shown completion of the following, or the equivalent: Assisting in conducting security reviews in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the security program; assisting a team in performing basic risk assessments to verify and ensure minimum security standards are implemented and identified. Experience assisting with the administration of less complex physical security programs (i.e., lock, key, combinations, separating employees' clearance) and assisting with basic clerical/office work associated with security equipment contracts and associated budgets.

OR

EDUCATION: You may qualify based on education as follows: one (1) full year of graduate level education (18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours) at an accredited college or university in a related field of study such as: national security studies, information technology, criminal justice, or management.

OR

Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 2.95 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.45 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.

OR

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: You may qualify with a combination of qualifying graduate education and experience equivalent to that described above.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION GS-09: To qualify for this position at this grade level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience includes experience that demonstrates knowledge of security program concepts, policies, and practices. Experience assisting in conducting compliance security reviews in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the security program, assisting a team in performing basic risk assessments, and administering less complex physical security programs (i.e., lock, key, combinations, separating employees' clearance). Experience performing basic office/clerical administration regarding security equipment contracts and associated budgets.

OR

EDUCATION: You may qualify based on education as follows: A master's or equivalent graduate degree in a related field of study such as national security studies, information technology, criminal justice, or management.

OR

Two (2) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a related field of study such as national security studies, information technology, criminal justice, or management.

OR

LL.B. or J.D., in a related field of study such as national security studies, information technology, criminal justice, or management.

OR

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: You may qualify with an equivalent combination of qualifying graduate education and experience.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION GS-11: To qualify for this position at this grade level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience includes experience that demonstrates knowledge of security program concepts, policies, and practices. The assignments must have shown completion of the following, or the equivalent: Experience conducting compliance security reviews in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the security program; performing less complex risk assessments and assisting with large site assessments; providing technical assistance to managers and employees to ensure security measures are met and to resolve security issues. Experience drafting written reports of findings from risk assessments, compliance security reviews, and site surveys and providing limited advice and guidance on budgetary requirements for security equipment and systems.

OR

EDUCATION: You may qualify based on education as follows: A Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a related field of study such as: national security studies, information technology, criminal justice, or management fields.

OR

Three (3) full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in a related field of study such as: national security studies, information technology, criminal justice, or management.

OR

LL.M., if related.

OR

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: You may qualify with an equivalent combination of education and experience.

For more information on qualifications please refer to .
Education

For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to .

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.

Additional information

  • Subject to a 1-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
  • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday, Day shift
  • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
  • Relocation expenses - No
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • Telework Eligible Positions: Telework eligible positions do not guarantee telework. Employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements (e.g., reporting at least twice a pay period to your assigned Post of Duty (POD)) and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. Employees must also be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management.


Though many locations may be listed, please consider each location carefully when applying. If you are selected for a position at one of your location selections, that location will become your official post of duty.

This announcement has been amended to reflect additional vacancies in (IN0133) Indianapolis, IN, (MN1675) Bloomington, MN, (IL0236) Chicago, IL, (TN0005) Memphis, TN, (MD0278) Lanham-Seabrook, MD, (OR0043) Portland, OR (WA0101) Seattle, WA, (AZ7748) Phoenix, AZ, (MS0083) Jackson, MS & (IL0236) Chicago, IL.

If the position(s) are no longer needed prior to the closing date, this announcement may be closed early.

This is an open continuous announcement which will be used to fill vacancies in the locations listed as they become available for the next 12 months contingent upon funding and space requirements. Applicants must apply and/or update their applications by 11:59 pm ET at the close of the following cutoff dates to be considered: Amended Cutoff date(s): 7/31/2023, 10/30/2023, 1/29/2024, 4/29/2024. This announcement may be amended to include additional cut-off dates within the 12-month period if needed, not later than 5 days prior to the additional cut-off date(s). Eligible applicants in the highest category who apply by the initial cut-off date will be considered first. If additional vacancies exist, applicants who applied after the initial cutoff date who place in the highest category will be considered next. Selections from this announcement may be made no later than (NLT) 10/19/2024.


  • A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.



Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.



  1. Online Application - Questionnaire
  2. Education - See Education Section above
  3. Registration/License (if applicable) - active, current registration/license
  4. High School Diploma (or equivalent) - If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you MUST submit documentation of graduation from high school (or equivalent); OR completion of a formal vocational training program; OR statement from school authorities agreeing with your decision to pursue employment rather than continuing your education.


Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, your application will be determined incomplete, and you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
How to Apply

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 06/22/2024 and/or cut-off dates in this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on 06/22/2024.

To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:


  • To begin the application process, click the "Apply Online" button.
  • You will be re-directed to USA STAFFING to complete your application process; answer the online questions and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, import documents from USAJOBS to the appropriate document types. If the document you need was not imported from USAJOBS, you may upload it directly into this application. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN).
  • To complete, you must click the "Submit Application" button prior to 11:59 PM (ET) on 06/22/2024.


To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account (). There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.

To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: . All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: .
Agency contact information

(ERC) Employee Resource Center

Email
Address

FMSS

1111 Constitution Ave NW

Washington, DC 20224

US

Next steps

Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at . We provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

Once your application package and online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. You are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on "more information." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. If your email mailbox is full or blocked (SPAM) you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.



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