SECURITY Programs Support Specialist

US Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for DC    Washington, DC
Job Description

The Office of Security is responsible for ensuring that all personnel have a favorably adjudicated background check and background investigation; that effective physical security has been implemented to prevent unauthorized removal, damage or destruction of government property, and for the protection of all CSOSA employees; that appropriate safeguards are applied to safeguard sensitive, unclassified information; and that other security programs are developed and implemented.


(The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position)

The position is a Security Program Support Specialist and provides program support in all phases of the Agency s Security Program. Works closely with the personnel security team and Drug Free Workplace Program coordinator for Court Services Offender Supervision Agency and Pretrial Services Agency. The individual serves as a clearinghouse for all incoming requests for information. As the initial security point of contact, independently handles straightforward questions in all areas, and when necessary, directs highly specialized questions to the appropriate manager or security specialist. Serves as the primary program point of contact over proximity identification card issuance, recovery and issues Agency identification documents/cards, keys as necessary, and provides support and or backup to the program managers in other security activities. Additional duties include but are not limited to: assigning access levels in a variety of databases, research and developing tracking reports for lost identification cards, and reviews and or resolves issues related to systems reports alarms of improper card use. Responsible for the management of administrative support systems for the office and independently handles issues related to information systems data entry and budget monitoring and small purchases. Prepares reports, instruction forms, memorandum, and general correspondence. Drafts, edits, and completes in final form complex memorandums, difficult reports and papers, and other very challenging original written products.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

  • Requirements

    RequirementsConditions of Employment

    A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant s successful completion of a background security investigation, drug testing, and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Appointment may be subject to random drug testing after selection.

    U.S. Citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals. Failure to certify US Citizenship may result in your application not being considered.

    QualificationsQualifying experience for the GS-7 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to GS-5 which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples are reviewing regulations and policies and applying them to routine security program work assignments. Click here to see the full Qualifications Statement.Education

    SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirement may be met by successful completion of one full academic year of graduate level education or law school OR successfully meeting the requirements of the Superior Academic Achievement provisions. If you are using education to substitute experience, a transcript must be attached. If a transcript is not attached please note that your application will be considered incomplete.

    COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.

    Additional information

    Basis of Rating: Category Rating Procedures - Under this method your application will be evaluated and rated under the CSOSA Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Highly Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Each category is broadly defined as: Highly Qualified Category: highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume. Well Qualified Category: competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume. Qualified Category: an overall basic level of knowledge, skills and abilities of the job based on a complete review of your experience, education and training as described by answers to the questions and resume.

    Applicant must be United States Citizen or National. Failure to certify US Citizenship may result in your application not being considered.

    Appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill future vacancies for identical positions within the next year.

    Relocation expenses are not authorized.

    Bargaining Unit Status: Not Covered.

    Selective Placement Factor: This position includes a skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to -and essential for- satisfactory performance of the job. Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. Evidence of the Selective Placement Factor must be reflected in your resume.

    CSOSA uses E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS E-Verify System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.

    Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance


    Drug test required


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Generally, preference is granted to veterans who entered military service prior to October 14, 1976; or served on active duty during the period from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, and who are otherwise eligible; or who served on active duty during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; or who have served in a military action for which they received a Campaign Badge or Expeditionary Medal. This includes the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) awarded to those who participated in Operation Joint Endeavor or Operation Joint Guard. Also, you may be entitled to veterans preference if you are a disabled veteran; you have received a Purple Heart; you are the spouse or mother of a disabled veteran; or you are the widow, widower, or mother of a deceased veteran. You will need to submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 and proof of your claim. If you are claiming 5-point veterans preference you must attach a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other proof of eligibility. If you are applying for consideration under the 30% or more Disabled Veteran Authority, you must attach a SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference plus the proof required by that form.

    If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant, you may apply for special selection over other applicants for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the CTAP or ICTAP must be well qualified for the position. To be well qualified, applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and meet the mid-level (scoring between 85 and 89) of the crediting plan for all factors or the established cutoff score. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a Notice of Personnel Action (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

    SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

    DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments directly deposited into a financial institution of their choosing.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

    BENEFITS: A variety of health insurance plans; retirement system with investment options; paid holiday; paid sick and annual (vacation) leave; life insurance; subsidized transportation, flexible work schedule, training and development opportunities, family/worklife program, etc.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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