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Supervisory Security Specialist

Company: Department Of The Interior
Location: Sterling
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




The Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) works to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement. For information about our bureau go to:

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This position is located in the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), Associate Director for Administration, Management Support Division, Security Branch. The incumbent serves as the Security Branch program manager. The Branch is responsible for physical security program for BOEM and BSEE and for developing and administering the personnel security program for BSEE, BOEM, and the Office of the Secretary, as well as other customer organizations.

At the full performance level (GS-15) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. The incumbent directly supervises and directs a staff of professional and technical personnel engaged in management support functions, including Personnel Security and Physical Security Officers.

  2. Incumbent provides oversight on all aspects of the physical security function of both BSEE and BOEM. Supervises physical security staff and ensures the Bureau Physical Security Officer is trained in all aspects of their duties in protecting all Bureau employees.

  3. Incumbent is responsible for providing department/agency executives and high-level managers of BSEE, BOEM, OS, and all other client agencies/offices with guidance regarding staff advice, direction, and guidance regarding all aspects of security programs within the branch.

  4. The incumbent is responsible for developing management plans and scheduling implementation timeframes.

  5. The incumbent functions as the Deputy to the Management Support Division Chief and acts on her behalf when she is absent from the office, performing all duties associated with the Chiefs position.

BSEE determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework in accordance with Departmental and Bureau policies with supervisor approval.

Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
  • Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See
  • You will be required to optain and maintain a Top Secret secruity clearance.
  • You will be subject to Random Drug Testing


Minimum Qualification Requirements:

To qualify for this position, you must possess the Specialized Experience.


A. Specialized Experience: At least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience (must meet all to qualify):

  1. Independently managing and evaluating Department and/or Bureau-wide planning, preparedness, and response activities for key security issues.

  2. Overseeing a physical and/or personnel security program responsible for response planning, design and conduct, to include collaborating with stakeholders, policy interpretation and development, coordinating readiness activities and training, and presenting briefings to senior management.

  3. Managing staff, budget and program resources and operations.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website:

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Keywords: Department Of The Interior, Sterling , Supervisory Security Specialist, Other , Sterling, Virginia

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