May 5, 2016

Operations Command (Army)Security Specialist , South Korea

Employer: US Army
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GG-0080-11/11
Closes Monday 5/9/2016 

Job Overview
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position: This position is in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Employees occupying DCIPS positions are in the Excepted Service and must adhere to U.S. Code, Title 10, as well as Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25. This position is located at the Special Operations Command-Korea, Yongsan, Republic of Korea

WARNING: DO NOT INCLUDE CLASSIFIED INFORMATION IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKET! Application packages that contain Classified informationWILL NOT receive consideration for this position. Should you submit a resume or any other document as part of your application package and it is confirmed that any of the information is Classified, in addition to being found ineligible for consideration for this position, your Security Office will be notified to determine if any further action is warranted.

Who May Apply:Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected.
Current Army Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee
Current Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee (excluding Army)
Current Civilian Employee with the Department of the Army
Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) - Civilian Employee (non-Army)
Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee (non-DOD)
Former Permanent Federal Employee eligible to bereappointed
Veteran with a service-connected disability of 30% or more
Disabled Veteran with a service-connected disability of more than 10%/less than 30%
Applicant eligible for10-Point Other veteran'srating orDerived Veterans' Preference
Veteran eligible for5-Point Preference
U.S. Citizen

Army DCIPS positions apply Veteran's Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement.

This is a Career Program (CP) Position 35

As a Security Specialist you will:

Protects intelligence sources or methods, intelligence systems, and means of intelligence collection.

Establishes accreditation, administers, controls, and manages the physical security of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) as the Command's Special Security Officer (SSO).

Provide advice and guidance to the commander and directors on problematic and sensitive security problems as it relates to inspections.

Thoroughly and knowledgeably prepares for staff visits and command security inspections of SCIF and Temporary-SCIF areas.

Assists commander in the security inspection procedures and necessary corrective actions.

Ensures all personnel are aware of security violation reporting procedures and security counter-measures.

Provide training to command personnel on a wide range of security matters as necessitated by the absence of departmental programs for such training.

Forms basic, developmental, moderate, and advanced tasks to assist the commander in managing and administering all security programs as listed: automation, disclosure, information, operations, personnel, and physical security.
25% or Greater
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses authorized
Job Requirements
Must be able to satisfy the requirements of the 26JUL12 DODI 1400.25 V1230
Must be able to obtain and maintain TOP SECRET security clearance
Position designated as Emergency Essential
Drug testing designated position

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts isin this document.

Experience required: 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as:

Intelligence-related security work with experience applying security principles and concepts for a Personnel Security Program with a focus on Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF) management and Special Security Officer (SSO) duties. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GG/GS-09).

0080: Specialized experience is progressively responsible intelligence-related security work directly related to the position being filled.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge of SCI Administration
Knowledge of Intelligence Related Personnel Security Program
Knowledge of Information Security
Knowledge of Physical Security
Knowledge of Industrial Security

NOTE: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency so long as it was at a level at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the series.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.

For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:

Education Substitution for Specialized Experience:

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or LL.M. (NOTE: Must provide copy of transcripts)


Combination of Experience and Education

First determine total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determine your education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify you for that grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify positions at grade of GS-11.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at and

Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalence in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

Other Requirements: Clickhere for expanded definitions.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Two year trial period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain aTOP SECRET security clearance.
Position designated as Emergency Essential
May be required to perform temporary duty travel up to 25% of the time.

In accordance with Change 3 to AR 600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, individual must successfully pass a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.

Must be willing to undergo and successfully complete a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination with No Deception Indicated (NDI) on a pre-appointment and periodic basis.

Information Assurance (IA) positions:Incumbent (or Selectee) is required to satisfactorily complete the appropriate training and obtain the required certification/recertification for this position as outlined in DoD Publication 8570.01-M Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, dated 19 December 2005 (incorporating Change 1, 15 May 2008).

Top Secret/SCI
Additional Information

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described inthe USAJOBS Resource Center.

Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in theDoD Instruction 1315.19.

U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement.

Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area.

On this overseas accompanied tour, medical and DoDDS special education services may not be available in the immediate location of this position.

In the overseas areas, access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Medical care may be provided by host nation providers. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. Movement overseas may require you to initiate a change in your health benefits plan to ensure coverage.

Pay retention may be offered to successful applicants for positions at overseas locations. For this provision to apply to employees already overseas, the selected individual would have to require a permanent change of station move and would have to be selected as a result of a recruitment effort that had been extended outside of the overseas command involved.

US Applicants contemplating employment in overseas locations are advised that any temporary absences from the US to an overseas location (for vacations, TDY, or short visits, etc.) after applying for a position while in the US will automatically alter an applicant's LQA eligibility. Physical presence in the US from the time of application until and including the date of acceptance of the job offer is required. If additional clarification is required please contact CPAC personnel.

For positions in a foreign country, that country's laws or international agreements may have a direct impact on the ability of an employee's same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you shouldfamiliarize yourself with relevant information before applying for or accepting this position.

Selectees initially recruited from the United States may receive certain foreign area benefits, such as Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, home leave, etc. Selectees recruited from outside the United States will have their eligibility for foreign area benefits determined at the time of hire.

Eligibility for LQA depends in part on your physical location during the hiring process. The hiring process is defined as from the time you apply for a position up to and including the acceptance of a formal job offer. If you permanently reside in the United States at the time you apply for a position, you must remain in the United States during the hiring process or you will not be considered a "US Hire" as defined by DODI 1400.25M v 1250. Reasons for absence such as TDY and vacation are NOT excluded from this requirement.

Overseas allowances, including Living Quarters Allowance (LQA), may be authorized in accordance with Department of State Standardized Regulation (DSSR), DoDI 1400.25 dated 26 July 2012.

Candidates that falsify their resume may be fined, imprisoned, barred from applying for Federal employment, and/or removed from Federal employment.

Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: US Citizens and Status Candidates
Control Number: 437210200
Job Announcement Number: FEFD163612881675520