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Security Specialist – Boston, Massachusetts
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Job ID: 152179Start Date: 09/25/2019End Date: 10/08/2019
You qualify for the GS-14 grade level (starting salary $116,240.00) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level performing the following duties: Reviewing and interpreting new directives, program changes, legal initiatives, and/or guidelines concerned with security and resilience activities affecting critical infrastructure. Guidelines available provide a general outline of the concepts, methods, and goals of the security program, and were broad in nature. Developed strategies, based on emerging threats, needs and gaps, and recommended development and improvement of local policies, procedures, and directives related to critical infrastructure protection programs to Federal, State, Local, Tribal, Territorial (FSLTT) officials. Called on to develop new security evaluation methods based on new policies, and implemented improvements and changes to national level strategic plans based on general policy and interaction with high level FSLTT and private sector officials. National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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. Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Qualifications Must Be Met
The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Time-in-Grade
Current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade band in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by closing date of this announcement. Submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc. Please note: While a General Adjustment and/or Award SF-50 may be your most recent SF-50 it typically DOES NOT show proof of Time in Grade. Thus, you may have to submit more than one SF-50 as proof of Time in Grade.
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