Program Support Specialist

Department of Defense Fort Meade, MD
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

Mission Statement

The Defense Security Service (DSS) strengthens national security at home and abroad through our security oversight and education operations. DSS oversees the protection of U.S. and foreign classified information and technologies in the hands of cleared industry under the National Industrial Security Program by providing professional risk management services.

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As a PROGRAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST you will be responsible for the following duties:

* Providing advice and recommendations to the Director on all matters relative to the coordination, integration and synchronization, of staff actions, events and activities personally affecting and involving the Personnel Security and Suitability Directorate (PSSD).

* Developing, coordinating, managing, leading, and delivering multiple, critical daily and weekly strategic activities and communications on behalf of the Director.

* Identifying areas needing emphasis, and exercising executive guidance to ensure programs and initiatives accurately meet exceptions.

* Reviewing and evaluating work products from PSSD organizational elements that respond to suspense dates, ensuring they contain cogent and complete information that is responsive to the incoming tasking.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a US citizen

* Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

* Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered

* This is a Drug Testing designated position

* Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601


* OVERTIME: Occasionally

* TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible

* PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Authorized



* TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible

* SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: For more information please visit:

* The is position is desinate special-sensitive, SCI; therefore, the incumbent must obtain and maintain a top secret security clearance.

* The position requiries the legal and personal qualification to operate a motor vechicle.


The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 06/25/2018

Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience is typically in or directly related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience must be reflected in your resume.

Specialized experience required for this position is: Expert knowledge of Director's management philosophies, policies, and procedures governing administrative and technical aspects of Personnel Security and Suitability Directorate (PSSD) operations and understanding of how these policies and procedures impact office operations, objectives and timing of key events in orchestrating integrating and synchronizing staff actions, events and activities. Making deviations from precedents in order to accommodate rapidly evolving situations and/or cases.

Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:

1. Problem Solving

2. Team Work

3. Creative Thinking

4. Strategic Thinking

5. Conflict Management

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: DOD GEN APP INFO


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.