Chief Security Officer

Department Of Homeland Security Washington, DC
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

When disaster strikes, America looks to FEMA. Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

The Chief Security Officer (CSO) will oversee and coordinate security efforts across the agency, investigate security concerns, enforce security requirements, lead both internal and fraud investigations and will identify security initiatives and standards including those at disaster and contingency locations.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

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Responsibilities

The Chief Security Officer exercises the FEMA-wide security program authorities in the areas of personnel security, physical security, administrative security, special security, counterintelligence operations, insider threat, internal and fraud investigations, and security training and awareness.

Major duties include:

* Oversees a security network charged with safeguarding the agency's material and information assets as well as the physical safety of employees and visitors.

* Manages and directs the development and execution of a FEMA-wide security program comprising the full range of security activities including the security of classified information and programs and the protection of FEMA facilities including regional, field and outlying installations/offices, investigations of security concerns, enforcement of security requirements, identification of security initiatives and establishment of/compliance with security standards for the Agency.

* Manages the development and implementation of agency security policy, standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security. Physical protection responsibilities will include asset protection, workplace violence prevention, active shooter preparedness, access control systems, video surveillance and more. Information protection responsibilities will include physical security information system architecture, network access and monitoring policies, employee education and awareness.

* Leads, manages, and oversees operation of organizational, operational and program planning (current and outyear); critical skill needs assessment(s) and gap analysis, and succession planning; information coordination, management and outreach; and assurance of effective OCSO operations and customer support services on a daily basis.

* Manages and directs the integration and coordination of the various programs for personnel security, internal security, visitor control, physical security, industrial security, security education and awareness, document and information control, operational security, internal and fraud investigations, insider threat, counterintelligence and coordination of activities associated with violations of Federal statutes affecting the security of restricted data, national security information, and strategic resources.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

00

Who May Apply This job is open to…

* All Qualified U.S. citizens.

* View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.

You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

* Job family (Series)

0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.

* Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278) required within 30 days.

* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/59

* You must successfully pass a background investigation.

Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and all Technical and Executive Core Qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.

Qualifications

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. An earned doctorate and senior leadership experience in an accredited institution of higher education or equivalent as both a highly skilled executive and as an accomplished educator are preferred but not required. The successful candidate will be a motivated leader who has a record of sound fiscal management, experience in a senior administrative position, and proficiency in community engagement.

Each applicant is required to submit a comprehensive narrative statement, which addresses BOTH the mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) outlined below. Applicants who do not submit a supplemental narrative statement that addresses these factors will be ineligible for further consideration. The narrative portion for the Technical Qualifications MUST NOT EXCEED 6 PAGES TOTAL. The supplemental narrative statement for the Executive Core Qualifications should address the necessary level of management skills, characteristics, qualities, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate successful performance in the SES. This evidence must include clear and concise examples that emphasize the applicant's level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and level of contacts. The narrative portion for the Executive Core Qualifications MUST NOT EXCEED 10 PAGES. For guidance in preparing a narrative statement addressing the ECQs, applicants can access OPM's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/

The following categories of applicants may omit the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), but MUST address the Technical Qualification factors:

* Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50--Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES).

* Applicants who are eligible for reinstatement to the SES (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50--Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES).

* Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs (must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification).

All required application materials will be reviewed to determine if applicants meet the mandatory qualification requirements. Qualification and experience determinations will be based only on the information supplied by the applicant. The best-qualified candidates for this position will be distinguished from other applicants by an evaluation committee to determine the degree to which qualification requirements are met. Applicants should provide specific evidence of possession of the mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications, as outlined under Qualifications Criteria, to assist the evaluation committee in determining the best-qualified candidates that will be considered for final selection. The Executive Core Qualifications of the selectee are subject to approval by the Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board (QRB). Unless you have already been certified by an OPM QRB in the past, your ECQs must be certified by an OPM QRB before appointment can occur.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS – MANDATORY

1. Extensive background and experience in managing and directing the integration and coordination of the various programs for personnel security, internal security, visitor control, physical security, industrial security, ADP security, telecommunications security, security education and awareness, document and information control, operational security and coordination of activities associated with violations of Federal statutes affecting the security of restricted data, national security information, and strategic resources.

2. Expertise and experience in managing, overseeing and conducting all administrative inquiries and investigations involving misconduct and fraud investigations.

3. Extensive background in identifying and implementing key security policy issues and priorities, expert analysis and the evaluation of alternative security strategies at disaster and specialized deployment locations.

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