Security Specialist

U.S. Department of the Army
  • Location
    Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Apr 09

Position description

About the Position: This position is in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Employees occupying DCIPS positions are in the Excepted Service and must adhere to U.S. Code, Title 10, as well as Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25. This position is located at the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Mission Support Command/ACofS, G2, Headquarters Security Office, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060. This is a developmental position to be filled at GG-07 level only, full performance level is GG-11.

NOTE: Current Department of Army employees at the full performance level of this series who apply to the 07 level will be excluded for consideration for this position.


  • Performs full range of security duties and assignments in the information, personnel, and physical security program functional areas.
  • Provides support to Antiterrorism/Force Protection; security education and training, and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) management.
  • Controls access within the Metro Park Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF).
  • Responsible for the development and adaptation of standing operating procedures as they pertain to the access control division relative to the Metro Park Special Security Representative Office.
  • Evaluates physical security systems and equipment for the SCIF.
  • Develops and recommends changes to security procedures, regulations, and policies.
  • Manages the personnel security program for visitors and newly assigned Military, civilian, and contractor personnel ensuring proper security clearance levels are verified and IC badges are issued.
  • Performs information security tasks ensuring compliance with security regulations regarding courier cards, proper marking and wrapping of classified information.
  • Serves as Staff Action Officer, representing the ACofS, G2, at meetings and provides feedback to command personnel on collaborative efforts.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Temporary Duty (TDY) travel may be required 10% or more of the time.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with eligibility for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
  • In accordance with Change 3 to AR 600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, individual must successfully pass a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
  • All INSCOM employees may be subject to extended TDY or worldwide deployments during crisis situations to perform mission essential functions as determined by management.
  • This is a Mission Essential designated position.
  • This position requires 24-hour rotating shift work including weekends and holidays; employee may be required to remain on duty after official shift ends and is subject to recall in times of emergency.
  • Incumbent must maintain a functioning telephone at their residence to aid in contact during recall/emergency situations.
  • Must be willing to undergo and successfully complete a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination with No Deception Indicated (NDI) on a pre-appointment and periodic basis.


Who May Apply:
Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibilityfor an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • 10-Point Other Veterans? Rating
  • 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans
  • 5-Point Veterans' Preference
  • Current Army Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current DoD Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee (non-Army)
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Disabled Veteran w/ a Service-Connected Disability, More than 10%, Less than 30%
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Prior Federal Service Employee
  • United States Citizen Applying to a DCIPS Position

Army DCIPS positions apply Veteran's Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement.

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as experience controlling access to a secure facility; experience reviewing and processing requests for security clearances; experience ensuring classified documents are properly marked, secured, controlled, and safeguarded. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GG/GS-05).

Specialized experience is progressively responsible intelligence-related security work directly related to the position being filled. 


A Bachelor's Degree that is closely related to the position. Closely Related constitutes a degree which has educated the student in pertinent, specific position-related subject matter allowing the student to develop knowledge and abilities directly applicable to the position being filled such as National Security Studies, Political Science, International Relations/Foreign Affairs, Criminal Justice, Security Administration. (NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with application).


A Bachelor's Degree that is supplemented by at least 15 semester hours or 22 quarters hours that are closely related to the position. (NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with application).


A Bachelor's with Superior Academic Achievement as defined by OPM. (NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with application).

NOTE: Current Department of Army employees at the full performance level of this series who apply to the 07 level will be excluded for consideration for this position.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Information Security
  • Personnel Security
  • Physical Security


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

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