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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 Where did you learn about this Department of the Treasury job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • FedExperience website
  • USAJOBS website
  • Career Connector Notification
  • Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
  • Friend/Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
  • Magazine
  • Newspaper
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/TV
  • School, College, Counselor
  • Community Organization
  • Vacancy Announcement Posting
  • Professional Organization
  • Diversity Organization
  • LinkedIn
  • Other
2 My most recent performance evaluation was satisfactory or better (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Please list all awards that you have received relevant to the duties of this position. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
If your application is incomplete, for example not providing the information or examples as requested or stating please see resume, N/A, etc. OR if a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your description of experience and/or education, your application will be marked ineligible and receive no further consideration for this announcement.
4 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
REQUIRED--Applicants are required to submit a copy of a current (or last) performance rating of record. If you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.
5 Did you submit a copy of a current (or last) performance rating of record? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    5.1 Please explain why you did not submit a copy of a current (or last) performance rating of record. If you have not received a performance appraisal. Maximum length of 250 characters.

Specialized experience for the GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience for the GS-13 is defined as experience:

  • Evaluating background investigations and other information relative to the loyalty and suitability of applicants being considered for employment or a security clearance; AND
  • Determining a candidate's eligibility for employment and security clearance.

6

Do you have at least one year of experience at the GS-13 level, or equivalent, evaluating background investigations and other information relative to the loyalty and suitability of applicants being considered for employment or a security clearance? 

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    6.1

    Please list the job title and dates of employment listed in your resume where this experience can be found.
     

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
7

Do you have at least one year of experience at the GS-13 level, or equivalent, determining a candidate's eligibility for employment and security clearance?
 

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    7.1

    Please list the job title and dates of employment listed in your resume where this experience can be found.
     

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
8 Which of the following best describes your experience developing policies, procedures, and guidelines for the conduct of suitability and national security adjudication programs, security awareness and education, and personnel security? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and implemented standard operating procedures in a state or federal government agency.
  • I have recommended appropriate processes and procedures for administering a personnel security and/or suitability program.
  • I have established and implemented appropriate processes and procedures for administering a personnel security and/or suitability program.
  • I have authorized the final approval of proposed processes and procedures for administering a security and/or suitability program.
  • None of the above.
9

Which of the following do you have experience developing policies and procedures? (Check all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • Personnel Security
  • Physical Security
  • Industrial Security
  • Information Security
  • HSPD 12
  • None of the above.
10

Which one of the following best describes your experience recommending and implementing changes in personnel security and/or suitability programs in response to legislation, executive orders, or other external policy direction?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have work experience conducting research and analysis of laws and regulations.
  • I have work experience that involved analyzing and writing about security and suitability regulations and program requirements.
  • I have work experience recommending and implementing changes in personnel security and/or suitability programs in response to legislation or other external policy direction.
  • None of the above.
11

From the list below, please select the regulations, executive orders and other security guidance with which you have documented experience concerning their security requirements. (Check all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • Executive Order 10865
  • Executive Order 12829
  • Executive Order 12968
  • Executive Order 13526
  • Executive Order 13467
  • Security Executive Agent Directives
  • Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12
  • Other
  • None of the above.
12

If you selected 'Other' above, please explain. If you did not select 'Other', please write NA.

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
13

Which one of the following best describes your experience with determining position sensitivity levels?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience determining position sensitivity levels, maintaining documentation and coordinating with Human Resources to assure that the correct designations are entered into the position data systems.
  • I have some experience determining position sensitivity levels, maintaining documentation and coordinating with Human Resources to assure that the correct designations are entered into the position data systems.
  • I am considered a Subject Matter Expert for determining position sensitivity levels, maintaining documentation and coordinating with Human Resources to assure that the correct designations are entered into the position data systems.
14

Which of the following best describes your experience with security principles and practices relating to personnel security and the granting of security clearances?
 

Answer to this question is required
  • I have work experience tracking background investigations from request to receipt.
  • I have reviewed background investigation reports and made recommendations on suitability determinations or whether to grant security clearances up to Secret.
  • I have reviewed background investigation reports and made recommendations on suitability determinations and whether to grant security clearances up to Top Secret.
  • I have approved suitability determinations and granted clearances up to Top Secret.
  • None of the above.
15

Which of the following best describes your experience obtaining background investigations on prospective employees and contractors, as well as periodic reinvestigations?
 

Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have experience of this task. I have performed this task under supervision and on occasion but not as a regular part of my duties.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task, or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
16 What is your level of experience serving as a mentor and trainer to less experienced security staff on personnel security operations, policy interpretation, and procedural requirements? (Select one answer that best describes your experience) Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have experience of this task. I have performed this task under supervision and on occasion but not as a regular part of my duties.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task, or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
17

What is your level of experience coordinating with government Program Managers and/or Contracting Officials for security or contracting related issues? (Select one answer that best describes your experience)

Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have experience with this task. I have performed this task under supervision and on occasion but not as a regular part of my duties.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task, or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
18

Which of the following best describes your experience leading Personnel Security teams, identifying and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established work flow and skill level?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted with workload distribution and made recommendations on how to assign work based on an employee's knowledge and experience.
  • I have led small teams of Personnel Security Specialists and assigned work in accordance with an employees established skill level.
  • I have performed these tasks as a part of my daily responsibilities and am considered a Subject Matter Expert on leading teams.
  • None of the above.
19

What is your level of experience providing advice and assistance to management, human resources, and security staff on suitability and personnel security matters? (Select one answer that best describes your experience)

Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have experience of this task. I have performed this task under supervision and on occasion but not as a regular part of my duties.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task, or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.