To qualify for this position at the GS-13 level, you must meet the following requirement:
At least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to

the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) identifying and assessing vulnerabilities and threats to facilities in order to recommend efficient, cost effective solutions; 2) interpreting and implementing physical security regulations and policies related to technical security countermeasures; 3) providing technical advice and guidance on innovative technology regarding electronic security practices and protocol, devices, and trends; and 4) directing the technical evaluation, repair, installation, and maintenance of security equipment by subordinate staff (e.g., planning, overseeing, and approving technical work, evaluating work performance, resolving employee complaints, etc.). NOTE: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.

Conditions of Employment:
Law Enforcement:
As required by individual regional circumstances the incumbent may possess law enforcement authority under Title 40 of the United States Code, Section 1315, exercising such authority to provide investigative and law enforcement services to customer agencies, federal employees and members of the general public located and/or conducting business in government-owned or leased properties.

Drug Test: Must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result before you can be appointed into this position. After appointment, you may be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

Medical Examination: For selectees possessing LE authority, prior to appointment into this position, you must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties; and also successfully pass a medical examination (which includes, but is not limited to vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician. You must be medically eligible and otherwise capable of safely wearing and using a negative air-purifying respirator (gas mask) or other respiratory protective equipment. This position may be subject to periodic incumbent examinations in the future.

Mandatory Training: For selectees possessing LE authority, you must successfully complete the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) basic training program consisting of the Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP), the Advanced Individual Training Program (AITP) and the Physical Security Training Program (PSTP). Additionally, the selectee must successfully complete the Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP) conducted at the selectee's assigned duty location or a different geographic area. This technical training must be successfully completed according to the standards of the agency. Failure to do so will be grounds for mandatory removal from the position. Such failure will result in either reassignment to a different position, demotion, or separation by appropriate procedures.

Non-LE authority selectees must complete the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Physical Security Training Program (PSTP).

Fitness Program:
This position is covered by the agency Mandatory Fitness Program for law enforcement positions. You will be required to undergo regular physical examinations. You may, in the future, be required to maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with the standards and policies of the agency; failure to maintain such a level of fitness may lead to removal from the position or other actions as may be specified in the Program.

Firearms Requirement: LE positions will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory. You must satisfactorily complete (or have previously completed) the firearms component of the Uniform Police Training Program (UPTP) at Glynco, GA (or substantially equivalent training as determined by the agency) and the FPS firearms qualification component during Post-UPTP training. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment.

Motor Vehicle Operation:
You must possess a valid automobile driver's license at the time of appointment and maintain a valid automobile driver's license for the duration of employment in this position.

Essential Personnel:
This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, acts of terrorism, or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

This Position is Supervisory:
Applicants should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency in the following ten competencies: 1) accountability, 2) customer service, 3) decisiveness, 4) flexibility, 5) integrity/honesty, 6) interpersonal skills, 7) oral communication, 8) problem solving, 9) resilience, and 10) written communication.

Lautenberg Amendment: This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. A person convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence is not eligible for the position.

There is no education substitution for this GS-13 position; please do not submit your transcripts.


All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

New employees must serve a one year probationary period.


NOTE:  As this is a supervisory position, applicants must have demonstrated in their work experience that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision.  An interview may be included in the evaluation process to assess these abilities.

Applicants should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency in the following ten competencies: 1) accountability; 2) customer service; 3) decisiveness; 4) flexibility; 5) integrity/honesty; 6) interpersonal skills; 7) oral communication; 8) problem solving; 9) resilience; and 10) written communication.

Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period of one year. 


Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  

Candidates who apply under All U.S. Citizens procedures will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category.   The categories are defined as follows:

Best Qualified – Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.

Well Qualified – Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but does not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.

Qualified – Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.

Application of Veterans' Preference:    Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category.  Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and  who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.

Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are best qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidate who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):


Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience, no points will be assigned.

Consideration of incentive awards should only be given to the extent that the information is relevant to the requirements of the position being filled.