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1 Where did you learn about this United States Mint job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • USAJOBS website
  • Community Organization (e.g. Church, Civic Association, Recreation Center)
    1.1 What was the name Community Organization that made you aware of this job opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Employment Office (Federal/State or Local)
    1.1 What was the name Employment Office that made you aware of this job opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Friend/Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
    1.1 What was the name of the Job Fair, Conference, or Convention made you aware of this job opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Magazine
    1.1 What was the name magazine that made you aware of this job opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Newspaper
    1.1 What was the name newspaper that made you aware of this job opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Professional Organization or Association
    1.1 What was the name Professional Organization or Association that made you aware of this job opportunity? Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Online jobsite (e.g. Careerbuilder, monster, yahoojobs)
  • Other
2 Are you currently serving or have served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 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
3 Which of the following defines your eligibility for this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • I am a current US Mint employee on a career or career-conditional (permanent) appointment in the competitive status.
  • I am a current or former Federal employee.
  • I am eligible under a special hiring authority (e.g. individual with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, or eligible under a Veteran's hiring authority).
  • I am eligible through CTAP/ICTAP.
  • I am a Land Management employee eligible under Public Law 114-47
  • None of the above.
Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is 1 year of experience at the GS-13 level or equivalent in other public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position as listed in this announcement and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Specialized experience is defined as:
- Make recommendations, plan, evaluate, develop and manage physical security programs, AND
- Coordinate, control, and install protective systems and devices to ensure that sensitive information, protection of resources and high-value assets, equipment, and other material is not compromised, sabotaged, stolen, misused, or subjected to malicious mischief or other acts of willful interference, AND
- Implement policies and procedures and ensuring that the policies and procedures are communicated to all personnel within the unit.
4

Do you have one full year or more experience at the GS-13 level or equivalent making recommendations, planning, evaluating, developing and managing physical security programs?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5

Please specify where you have shown this ability in your resume. (by indicating place of employment, job title and length of time performing the duties).

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
6

Do you have one full year or more experience at the GS-13 level or equivalent coordinating, controlling, and installing protective systems and devices to ensure that sensitive information, protection of resources and high-value assets, equipment, and other material is not compromised, sabotaged, stolen, misused, or subjected to malicious mischief or other acts of willful interference?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7

Please specify where you have shown this ability in your resume (by indicating place of employment, job title and length of time performing the duties).

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
8

Do you have one full year or more experience at the GS-13 level or equivalent implementing policies and procedures and ensuring that the policies and procedures are communicated to all personnel within the unit?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9

Please specify where you have shown this ability in your resume. (by indicating place of employment, job title and length of time performing the duties).

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10

Do you have you experience in implementing risk assessment methods and threat assessment principles?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11

Please indicate where your experience can be found in your resume by indicating date(s) and name(s) of employers.

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
12

Choose the statement(s) that describe your demonstrated experience with supervising security programs and initiatives.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience supervising physical security personnel in conducting risk and threat assessments for a building or facility
  • I have supervised physical security personnel in managing physical security programs and projects in a building or facility
  • I have supervised a personnel security program that involves investigations of new hires and employees
  • None of the above
13

Choose the statement(s) that describe your demonstrated experience in implementing new and improved security methods.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified critical issues in need of improvement
  • I have developed methods and approaches for gathering data
  • I have evaluated program criteria
  • I have applied analytical techniques to review data and processes
  • None of the above
14

Please indicate all of the following which you have demonstrated knowledge of and experience using:

Answer to this question is required
  • State-of-the-art intrusion detection systems and devices
  • Safes and other storage containers
  • Locks and locking systems
  • Personnel entry control systems
  • Security measures applicable to transporting and shipping requirements
  • None of the above
15

Please indicate where your experience can be found in your resume by indicating date(s) and name(s) of employer(s).

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
16

Please indicate the level to which you have conducted surveys and analyses to identify the criticality and vulnerability of facilities or work sites and the threats against them:

Answer to this question is required
  • I have consulted with operating personnel and/or other security specialists to devise protection systems.
  • I have developed and supervised security surveys and vulnerability assessments.
  • I have conducted and supervised security surveys or vulnerability assessments.
  • I have resolved problems or conflicts between physical security requirements and agency missions.
  • I have adjusted security systems with multiple conflicting requirements.
  • I have analyzed inventory and control procedures to assure that protected material is accounted for.
  • I have reviewed law enforcement and security procedures and functions to assure that required personnel are available and material controls are being properly enforced.
  • None of the above
17

Select the statement(s) that describe your demonstrated experience with security programs and systems.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have monitored and controlled facilities to ensure physical and personnel security requirements are met.
  • I have developed an information security program to implement and monitor policies, instructions, and procedures for safeguarding and use of classified information.
  • I have established and monitored operating procedures for inventory control and accountability of classified information.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
18

Please indicate which of the following you have performed in the area of physical security:

Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewing designs of protection systems or protection devices
  • Inspecting facilities where sensitive material is or will be located
  • Ascertaining the use to be made of material in an organization, who is to use it and how it should be protected
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of existing security practices
  • Recommending the type of control requirements, procedures and facilities needed
  • Assuring that organization personnel are adhering to established policies and practices
  • Recommending appropriate action to correct deficiencies in physical security systems and practices
  • Determining or recommending the number and kind of safes, alarms, locks, fences and/or markings needed
  • Laying out restricted or controlled areas
  • Setting up personnel circulation, control and entry systems
  • Developing procedures for the movement and handling of sensitive materia
  • None of the above
19

Do you have work experience reading, understanding, and evaluating site/facility engineering drawings for potential security deficiencies and/or to design and implement installation security systems?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20

Please indicate where your experience can be found in your resume by indicating date(s) and name(s) of employers.

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
21

Choose the statement(s) that describe your demonstrated responsibilities in security and related fields:

Answer to this question is required
  • I have investigated bidders before recommending award of contracts to determine their ability to comply with contract conditions.
  • I have provided, secured, and negotiated for resources and services required to effectively safeguard property and personnel.
  • I have developed emergency preparedness and disaster recovery plans.
  • I have developed budget estimates and justifications for security functions.
  • I have monitored storage space leasing operations to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • I have analyzed current security and safety systems.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
22

Please indicate all of the following that you have performed pertaining to physical security concepts, principles and practices:

Answer to this question is required
  • Advised management on new advances in physical security techniques.
  • Recommended and specified policies and methods for enhancing efficiency of physical security systems through modifications and applications of new techniques and evolving technology.
  • Planned and made recommendations for programs to develop long-term studies and requirements for physical security equipment.
  • Designed physical security systems for application to protect agency resources.
  • Evaluated and made recommendations for major agency and interagency projects.
  • Implemented guidance in agency standards or policies for major security programs.
  • None of the above.
23

Choose all of the statements that describe the functions you performed on a continuing basis in the physical security field.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted surveys and plans for installation of intrusion detection systems.
  • I have conducted technical security countermeasures.
  • I have conducted research for the best available physical security and intrusion detection systems.
  • I have performed physical security surveys and evaluations of various type assets and presented results both in person and in written reports.
  • I have conducted vulnerability assessments.
  • None of the above
24

Choose the statement(s) that describe your demonstrated experience in writing procedures, policies, correspondence and other materials related to security issues or programs.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed operating instructions and internal directives for an investigative organization.
  • I have prepared analytical summaries or justifications, investigative reports, and/or articles for periodicals, briefs, and/or proposals.
  • I have provided reviews and comments on changes in regulations, procedures, newsletter articles or policy statements.
  • I have written technical material targeted for emergency preparedness, personnel, and/or physical security.
  • I have written detailed narrative reports.
  • I have answered correspondence on security information.
  • I have written correspondence to State, local, and other Federal agencies on emergency preparedness, physical, and/or personnel security issues.
  • None of the above
25

Choose the statement(s) that describe your written communication skills in dealing with security issues.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written materials on security matters for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • I have written clear and concise documents on security issues relating to protection.
  • I have drafted policy and procedural material on security issues for dissemination to organizational level components.
  • I have drafted reports, memoranda and correspondence on security issues for signature by higher-level officials.
  • None of the above
26

Choose statement(s) that describe your experience writing procedures, policies, correspondence and other materials related to security issues or programs.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed operating instructions and internal directives for an investigative organization.
  • I have prepared analytical summaries or justifications, investigative reports, and/or articles for periodicals, briefs, and/or proposals.
  • I have provided reviews and comments on changes in regulations, procedures, newsletter articles or policy statements.
  • I have written technical material targeted for emergency preparedness, physical, and/or personnel security.
  • I have written detailed narrative reports.
  • I have answered correspondence on security information.
  • I have written correspondence to State, local, and other Federal agencies on emergency preparedness, physical, and/or personnel security issues.
  • None of the above
27

This position requires establishing and maintaining effective relationships with agency officials and personnel in the public and private sector. Choose the statement(s) that describe the services you provided as a regular part of your job.

Answer to this question is required
  • Made recommendations to senior level personnel on the best course of action based upon the review and analysis of documents, including the provision of summaries for such documents
  • Maintained and conducted effective contacts and acted as liaison with stakeholders regarding analyses you performed on substantive issues
  • Participated in meetings with senior agency officials at the Director/Deputy Director level preparing policy analyses, background information, fact sheets and other material concerning substantive technical issues
  • Responded verbally to inquiries or requests for information regarding topics for which you provided analyses
  • Explained verbally technical information regarding topics for which you have provided analyses to a variety of audiences
  • None of the above
28

Indicate your experience in maintaining and promoting effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers, union officials or contractors.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have established effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers, union officials or contractors.
  • I have led efforts to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, union officials, co-workers or contractors.
  • I have worked on teams to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, union officials, co-workers or contractors.
  • I have developed programs to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, union officials, co-workers or contractors.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.