Army National Guard Units PERSONNEL SECURITY SPECIALIST in Carson City, Nevada
Summary This position is for a PERSONNEL SECURITY SPECIALIST, PD# T5540000, part of the Nevada National Guard. Incumbent assists in the personnel security clearance process supporting an Adjudicator with suitability determinations for the fitness and suitability on individuals in sensitive and non-sensitive positions. Incumbent reviews personnel security background investigations and other source documents that determine suitability, fitness, for federal employment, and other credentialing decisions. Responsibilities Receives, reviews, and submits requests for personnel clearances for serviced civilian, contractor, and military personnel. Checks the request for completeness and accuracy and contacts the Security Manager, Supervisor, points of contact at the serviced units, and/or the individual subject of the background/clearance investigation for any questions or corrections that are required. Returns those forms requiring further documentation or correction. Screens personnel, as well as local police records and finance documents for disclosed and undisclosed derogatory information, which may have an impact on the career of the subject under investigation. Questions the subject for clarification on responses that are considered derogatory. Forwards completed form to the appropriate agency for investigation and clearance determination. Uses computer software such as analysis tools to research and facilitate work. Maintains a file for status of pending investigations, status of all members, as well as periodic reinvestigations for secret and top secret clearances held. Checks with the agency performing the investigation for an update on the status of the security clearance in question as required. Notifies the units of individuals requiring reinvestigation and resubmission of documentation. Provides reports, as required, for status on pending or current investigations or periodic reinvestigations. Composes documentation, for supervisors' signature, verifying security clearances for those individuals going on Temporary Duty (TDY) to other locations and requests the same of locations with individuals coming TDY to their location. Documents all personnel suitability adjudicative determinations or recommendations in the relevant automated information systems. Ensures all systems of record accurately reflect the suitability adjudicative determination. Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and professional developments to remain current in the field and for being applicable to work assignments. Performs duties related to assisting suitability adjudications/determinations for the fitness and suitability of civilian employees, contractors and/or applicants for initial and continuing employment retention. Ensures all investigative files are available prior to reviewing and rendering a suitability adjudicative/determination in accordance with suitability guidance and guidelines. Orders any missing investigative files and upon receipt, reviews and analyzes all investigative files for derogatory information. Provides written and oral communication to appointed adjudicator regarding minor derogatory information found in the investigative file. Executes established policies and procedures required for the personnel security program. Implements and executes policies and procedures in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Title 5, Part 731, Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1400.25, 1402.05, AR 380-67, Army Directive (AD) 2014-23 regulations and ARNG policies. Ensures that sensitive/classified information is not disclosed and is safeguarded in accordance with regulatory guidance. Properly protects information governed by the Privacy Act of 1974. Performs other duties as assigned. Requirements Conditions of Employment Conditions of Employment - Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service. - Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. - Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position within one year of appointment. - May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. - This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position. - May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required. - For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license. COVID VACCINATION REQUIRED: As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, appointment will be conditional. In order to be considered medically suitable for employment, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be in the process of or have obtained an approved exception. Documentation of vaccination status or exemption will be required to be eligible for continued employment. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement. Qualifications In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Education requirement is based upon the qualification standards for the specific position and is stated under the heading "EDUCATION". Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific in describing your experience. EACH APPLICANT MUST FULLY SUBSTANTIATE (IN THEIR OWN WORDS) THAT THEY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE LISTED BELOW; OTHERWISE, THE APPLICANT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION. DO NOT COPY FROM THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION OR YOU MAY BE DISQUALIFIED. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Applicant must possess the following six basic qualification criteria to successfully meet the basic qualification factors within an applicable career level in one of the seven specified security program disciplines: Skilled in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately; Ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit; effective two-way radio or telephone communication; Ability to write English in reports and presentation formats; Ability to communicate -orally and in writing- clearly and effectively; Ability to assess body language and perceive immediate risk levels; and, Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting technical material. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Ability to administer the Special Security Program to include protection from espionage, terrorism, and threats of unauthorized disclosure and/or compromise of information or material considered vital to wing and command mission interests, national defense or national security. Ability to administer the special security and all sensitive associated security programs and measures. Ability to perform operational duties within the Special Security Office. Ability to provide detailed research and analysis on physical, information, computer, and personnel security. Education There is no specific education requirement for this position. The applicant's record of experience and/or training must show possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to fully perform the duties of the position. You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Training/Educational claims. To receive credit for Training/Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Training/Education requirements for this position. Additional Information - If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx). - No PCS funds are available. - This is a Bargaining Unit position. - Applicants who feel they have restoration rights to this position should contact the HRO. - Participation in Direct Deposit is mandatory. VETERANS' PREFERENCE: In order to adjudicate your Veterans' Preference claims, YOU MUST INCLUDE SUBSTANTIATING DOCUMENTATION OR YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE VETERAN'S PREFERENCE CREDIT! please upload all supporting documentation. Such as: DD214s and/or SF-15, etc. A. ARE YOU A VETERAN CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE? You are strongly encouraged to provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214 (member 4 copy), "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support office. The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). If you have more than one DD-214, you are strongly encouraged to upload all your DD-214s. B. ARE YOU A DISABLED VETERAN or CLAIMING 10-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE? Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the mother of a veteran, who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference, YOU MUST PROVIDE LEGIBLE COPIES OF THE FOLLOWING: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. C. ARE YOU UNSURE AS TO WHETHER YOU QUALIFY FOR VETERANS' PREFERENCE? Please review the OPM Vet Guide to determine if you qualify for Veterans' Preference. Please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide-for-hr-professionals/ or https://fedshirevets.gov/Index.aspx. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: In accordance with the State Merit Placement Plan, candidates will be considered in order of their area of consideration category as appropriate. TERM POSITIONS: "Temporary-Not to Exceed" (TEMP) and "Temporary-Indefinite" (INDEFINITE) are considered to be TERM positions and are limited in duration to 4 years maximum. Employees reaching maximum TERM appointment limit of 4 years may be terminated. CONVERSION OF TERM (TEMPORARY/INDEFINITE) POSITIONS: Positions advertised as TEMP or INDEFINITE may be non-competitively converted to INDEFINITE or PERMANENT without further competition at a future date contingent upon available funding. For TEMP PROMOTIONS, position may be non-competitively converted upon expiration of the incumbent's USERRA rights. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): PCS funding is NOT authorized. If you do not reside in the location of the position, you will be required to relocate at your own expense. RELOCATION INCENTIVE: Relocation incentive has not been approved and is NOT authorized.