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Area Security Officer

Company: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Job Description:

Job Summary

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Area Security Officers apply general security knowledge and experience in multiple security disciplines to develop, implement, and interpret security policies and procedures for the protection of National Security. They identify security program requirements; conduct surveys; perform inspections; and monitor internal security programs. They also provide indoctrinations and debriefings and security education and training; they pass and receive security clearances; and they submit personnel for special accesses.

Additional Job Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Area Security Officers (ASOs) apply broad knowledge and experience in multiple security disciplines (e.g. Personnel, Information, Physical, Industrial, Information Systems, Classification Management) to develop, enforce, analyze and interpret security policies and procedures. ASOs also implement security policy for the protection of Special Compartmented Information (SCI), and deliver multi-disciplined integrated security support to NGA Business Units. ASOs are required to identify program requirements, conduct surveys, perform inspections, and complete trend analysis, and offer security advice and guidance to customers and management. An ASO also delivers briefings, debriefings, security education and training, pass and receive security clearances, and coordinate Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) /collateral accreditation/programs. In addition, ASOs provide security support assistance to protect GEOINT information shard with private, community and foreign mission partners, while providing security support to NGA International Programs.

HAWAII 2020 SALARY INFORMATION: Newly assigned employees to Hawaii receive a 19.56% Local Market Supplement (LMS) and a 10.28% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). Applicants should note that Hawaii has some of the highest costs of living in the nation. Affiliate employees have a different pay compensation system for Hawaii.

HAWAII RELOCATION INCENTIVE: This position is eligible for a relocation incentive. The incentive is calculated on the employee's total pay: not to exceed 10 percent for Band 3 and 6 percent for Bands 4 and 5. Candidates selected for this position will receive a lump sum payment annually for up to the first four years of their assignment. The incentive expires after the first four years and is not paid during any approved extensions. To receive the relocation incentive, the selected candidates will be required to sign a service agreement for each year the incentive is approved for. If employee leaves before the end of any service agreement there could be a monetary amount due back to the government. Additional information regarding Relocation Incentives for Current Federal Employees can be found in DoDI 1400.25, Volume 575.

HAWAII - NON-FOREIGN OCONUS ASSIGNMENT: Hawaii is classified as an OCONUS, non-foreign assignment. A physical is not required for Non-Foreign OCONUS Employee or Family Members.

Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit on this website as part of your application to NGA. These assessments may include but are not limited to:

* Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to describe your job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, or other characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory and desirable qualifications of this job posting. The information you provide in the application you submit must support the response you provide to this questionnaire.

You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments required. Please monitor your emails and complete any required assessments as soon as possible.

Mandatory Qualifications

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:

* Demonstrated experience establishing partnerships and working closely with NGA customers, mission partners, and other security personnel to achieve successful outcomes.

* Experience managing challenges while providing government oversight to contractor personnel with security access, and visitor control policies and procedures.

* Experience implementing security requirements of Department of Defense and Intelligence Community Directives.

* Experience performing security system assessments through site surveys/investigations by identifying vulnerabilities while using risk analysis for mitigation.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option A, plus experience applying security concepts, principles and practices to develop, analyze, and evaluate security programs, or in a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 4 years of experience applying security concepts, principles and practices to develop, analyze, and evaluate security, or in a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. -AND- LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Must obtain DoD Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC) within 24 months.

Highly Desired Qualifications

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

1. Experience applying leadership skills, process improvement, supervision, records management, program planning and/or scheduling. 2. Experience utilizing critical thinking techniques and change management principles, while managing a security help desk/support center. 3. Thorough knowledge of Department of Defense Manual (DoDM) 5200.01 Volumes 1-4, "DoD Information Security Program." 4. Knowledge of Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) M-1 (Special Compartmented Information Administration Guide), DCIDs/ICDs, National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM DoD 5220.22-M), and Tech Spec - ICD/ICS 705 (Technical Specifications for Construction and Management of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities). 5. Knowledge of Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), Scattered Castles, application of Multimedia Message Manager (M3), and application of eTravel requirements.

Additional Job Requirements

You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants at all band levels to be considered. Qualifications for NGA positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements. NGA will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure.

Band 04 $94,071 - $144,509

PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.

Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family.

For more information on the array of benefits programs, please visit https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nga/ngabenefits.html

Cover Letter

Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. The cover letter is recommended but is not required for employment consideration with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Applicants should place their narrative information in the Cover Letter / Other Professional Details field.

Who may apply

External Applicants Only

How to apply

Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process.


How will I be evaluated?

APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages:

* All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria,

* Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates,

* Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process.

Military retiree applicants, if selected, may be impacted by the 180-day appointment restrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will provide additional information if applicable.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted.

In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at recruitment@nga.mil. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Conditions of Employment

As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.

* U.S. Citizenship Required

* Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)

* Polygraph Test Required

* Position Subject to Drug Testing

* Two Year Probationary Period

* Direct Deposit Required

DCIPS Disclaimer

NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.

This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in your application.

Keywords: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Honolulu , Area Security Officer, Other , Honolulu, Hawaii

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