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Announcement Number:
19R-WL-305070A-MPA-OPS
Hiring Agency:
SMITHSONIAN
Position Title:
Security Officer
Open Period:
08/29/2019 - 09/19/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 0080 12/13
Salary:
USD $83,398 - USD $128,920
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-Time, Permanent
Promotion Potential:
GS-13
Duty Location(s):
FEW
in
Washington DC, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
Will Lewis
202-633-6312
LewisWD@si.edu

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Competitive service
• Internal to an agency (searchable on USAJOBS)
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Current Smithsonian Institution Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only may apply including current Smithsonian Institution employees with Federal career/career-conditional status or eligibility.
Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Federal
Marketing Statement:
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."
Summary:

This position is located in the Office of Protection Services (OPS), Washington, D.C.  The employee of this position manages the physical security program in the areas of security program planning, policy and program development; organizational performance measurement and program evaluation; quality management; and reports, briefings.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties


  • Develops, organizes, and/or directs all activities concerned with security and disaster management planning programs.

  • Provides advice and assistance to all levels of management on technical, planning, and project personnel engaged in a range of activities pertaining to security and disaster management aspects of SI buildings to include leased facilities.

  • Develops plans for the protection of all exhibits and storage of the museum’s collection and specimens against all hazards and threats.

  • Serves as the museum/complex focal point and in-house consultant with responsibility for round-the-clock protection from all hazard threats to include vandalism, terrorism, as well as other crimes and provides technical assistance in establishing and maintaining efficient security operations responsive.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
Investigation of Fitness: A character investigation may be conducted on applicants selected for employment. The purpose of such an investigation is to secure evidence of the candidate's honesty, integrity, general character, and loyalty to the U.S. Government. Such investigations will be conducted under the security requirements of the hiring agency.

Medical Requirements: The duties of these positions require moderate to arduous physical exertion and/or duties of a hazardous nature. The following medical requirements apply to all applicants: good near and distant vision, ability to distinguish basic colors, and ability to hear the conversational voice. Agencies may establish additional, job-related physical or medical requirements provided that the specific position(s) involves the arduous or hazardous duties to which the requirements relate. Applicants and employees must have the capacity to perform the essential functions of the position without risk to themselves or others. In most instances, a specific medical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant or employee. A medical condition or impairment is disqualifying only if the condition, for good medical reason, precludes assignment to or warrants restriction from the duties of the specific position. For some positions, the loss or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. Reasonable accommodation shall also be considered in determining an applicant's ability to perform the duties of a position. Reasonable accommodation may include, but is not limited to the use of assistive devices, job modification or restructuring, provision of readers and interpreters, or adjusted work schedules.

Qualification requirements, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Key Requirements:
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:

    Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:



    1. Ability to plan and execute disaster preparedness plans and security drills with designated staff members.

    2. Ability to consult/confer with museum directors and staff concerning security and disaster management planning, renovations and other projects.

    3. Ability to work in conjunction with subordinate supervisors to develop short-term and long-term program security and disaster management plans throughout assigned areas.

    4. Ability to conduct analytical studies related to identifying needs for improved security and disaster management controls and processes.


    Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

    Qualifications:

    Grade 12: You must possess at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.  For this position Specialized experience is defined as managing the physical security and law enforcement program for Smithsonian facilities/museums, planning security/law enforcement programs and policy, implementing and overseeing organizational performance measurements and program evaluation, and providing quality management through reports and briefings.

    Grade 13:  You must possess at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.  For this position Specialized experience is defined as managing the physical security and law enforcement program for Smithsonian facilities/museums, planning security/law enforcement programs and policy, implementing and overseeing organizational performance measurements and program evaluation, providing quality management through reports and briefings, and managing security programs relating to acquisition, installation, inspection and repair of security devices.

    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.

    Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

    DRUG TESTING: The position(s) which may be filled from this vacancy announcement have been identified as Testing Designated Positions under the Drug-Free Workplace Program. All applicants tentatively selected for this position shall be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Satisfactory completion of the drug test is a condition of placement and/or employment in the position and incumbents of this position are thereafter, subject to the Smithsonian Drug Testing Policy.

    NOTE: Must be able to maintain weapons qualification requirements.

    Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):  If you are applying for a VEOA appointment, you must be a veteran and must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. ("Active Service" under this law means active duty in a uniformed service and includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, full-time National Guard duty, and attendance, while in the active service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary concerned.) A veteran who is released under honorable conditions shortly before completing a 3-year tour is also eligible.

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities:  The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:


    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, health/life insurance, accident insurance, and excellent retirement program options.
    Please see Benefits at www.sihr.si.edu for a complete description.
    Other Information:

    Flexible Spending Accounts - http://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
    Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
    Leave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
    Life Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
    Long Term Care Insurance - http://www.ltcfeds.com
    Retirement Program - http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page.

    Please Note:



    • You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).

    • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process;
      OR
      You may manually fax required documents.  Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine.  Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date.  Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.  

    • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

    • If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.

    Required Documents:

    Required Documents: Your application package should include the following documents:




    • Resume - Your resume can be uploaded and attached to your application or created using the USA Jobs on-line resume builder. If you want to receive full credit for relevant experience your resume MUST contain the job title (including the occupational series and grade if it is Federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary.


      Note: USAJOBS has guidance on how to ensure that you submit a complete resume: If you have not written a Federal resume before, you may watch this Resume Writing Tutorial video on the USAJOBS YouTube channel, or read through a helpful Resume Writing FAQ article on the USAJOBS Help Site to learn what details you should, and should not, include in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.


      If applicable, a copy of your most recent SF-50 which shows your position title, series, grade, step, salary, position occupied, and tenure to verify Time-in-Grade/competitive status. If you have previously held a higher grade and are applying based on that grade you must provide a copy of the SF-50 showing you held the higher grade and/or have promotion potential to the grade being advertised. Do NOT submit award SF-50s.


    • A recent performance evaluation



    • Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.

    • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.

    • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.

    Next Steps:
    At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt.
    The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing vacancy.info@si.edu; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed.
    Additional Information:
    • Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm.
    • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
    • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (www.si.edu/oeema).