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Vacancy Details

Grade: 06

1 I have one year of experience reviewing the various police services and activities and determining appropriate standards in law enforcement, security and communication for a major organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have one year of specialized experience (Federal or other) equivalent to the next lower grade level that is close or similar to the work of this job?  Specialized experience is defined as monitoring assigned areas to check locks, alarms, door exhibit cases and other barriers; conducting routine inspections to ensure compliance with security/safety requirements; detecting faulty doors and equipment; and monitoring security management systems such as access control, and CCTV. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Which of the following best describes your level of security operations to include use of security technology? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in managing security operations.
  • I have experience in managing security operations.
  • I have experience in managing security operations and experience in the operation of security technical equipment.
  • I have experience in managing security operations, developing methods to safeguard institutional assets, and maintaining efficient security operations response with minimum experience in security technology.
  • I am considered an expert in managing security operations, developing methods to safeguard institutional assets, and establishing and maintaining efficient security operations to include designing technical security programs for protection of government buildings on a 24-hour basis.
4 Which of the following statements best indicates your knowledge of state-of-the-art security equipment and devices utilized in electronic security, intrusion detection, access control, CCTV, communication, security monitoring and control, and large integrated security systems? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience, education, or training with these systems and measures.
  • I have completed formal education or training on implementing these systems and measures.
  • I have experience implementing or recommending these measures or systems under supervision.
  • I have independently implemented or recommended these systems or measures.
  • I am considered my agency’s technical authority on state-of-the-art security equipment and devices utilized in electronic security, intrusion detection, access control, CCTV, communication, security monitoring and control, and large integrated security systems.
5 Which of the following best describes your experience with monitoring a security management system in a highly complex museum or open campus environment? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in monitoring a security management system in a highly complex museum or open campus environment.
  • I have had education or training monitoring a security management system in a highly complex museum or open campus environment, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have monitored a security management system on the job. My work in this capacity was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures
  • I have actively monitored a complex security management system as a regular part of my job function. I have performed it independently and normally without direct oversight by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in monitoring a security management system in a highly complex museum or open campus environment.
6 Which of the following best describes you experience in conveying messages to proper personnel and maintaining an activity log? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Which of the following most accurately describes your experience and/or ability to communicate orally? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had work experience in applying basic communication skills in the classroom.
  • I have had work experience in applying basic communication skills in the workplace.
  • I have had work experience in applying communication skills to both routine and non-routine matters. I have demonstrated the ability to make informative and persuasive communications in a business setting, including oral presentations on specialized, but non-complex issues.
  • None of the above.
8 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience in receiving and dispatching radio and telephone transmissions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 Which of the following types of systems you have experience troubleshooting? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience troubleshooting Access Control.
  • I have experience troubleshooting Intrusion Detection.
  • I have experience troubleshooting Closed Circuit Television (CCTV).
  • I have experience troubleshooting Intercom.
  • I have experience troubleshooting Vehicle Barriers.
  • I have experience troubleshooting Magnetometers.
  • I have experience troubleshooting X-Ray machines.
  • I have no experience with any of the above.
10 Which of the following have you reviewed, evaluated, and performance tested? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Security search systems.
  • Access control systems.
  • Automated access cont systems.
  • Entry/exit inspection systems.
  • None of the above.
11 Which of the following best describes your level of experience in evacuation efforts? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in evacuation plans.
  • I have experience in evacuation plans.
  • I have experience in the development of evacuation plans and/or the implementation of action plans for government agencies.
  • I have experience in the designing and development of evacuation plans and implementing action plans for government agencies. This includes serving as a coordinator and site supervisor for all emergency evacuation drills.
  • I am considered an expert in developing, organizing, and directing emergency planning. This includes serving as a manager in law enforcement, emergency response and preparedness, and evacuation planning for local, state, and federal government agencies.
12 Which of the following most accurately describes your ability to assess a given situation and take appropriate action (e.g., make decisions in an unclear situation, ensure proper notifications are made, apply appropriate rules/guidelines, etc.)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified problems and applied standard procedures to solve routine problems, while referring complex issues to my superior.
  • I have applied standard problem solving procedures or determined a course of action. I have on occasion resolved unusual problems or unprecedented situations, while consulting with others when appropriate.
  • I have applied standard problem solving procedures or determined a course of action. I regularly resolved unusual problems or dealt with unprecedented situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have routinely and independently analyzed problems or situations, considering the impact, rules, regulations and known management preferences before providing solutions to problems. I am typically confident that the solution or course of action I select is the best possible choice.
  • None of the above.

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1 Select the response that best reflects how you learned about this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Individual referral (friend, relative, Smithsonian employee, school counselor, or other)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Job fair or informational session
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Other online source (USAJobs, Smithsonian website, Internet employment search)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Community or professional organization
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Mass media (magazine, newspaper, radio, television, poster, telephone job hot line)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
2 Are you a current Smithsonian employee?
  • Yes
  • No