Security Specialist

U.S. Army Forces Command
  • Location
    Fort Carson, Colorado
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Mar 03

Position description


  • Serves as a Security Specialist in support of the surge of deployment/redeployment of 4th Infantry Division (4th ID) Soldiers.
  • Manages Security of the Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) program and operational Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF), both fixed, tactical (T-SCIF), Part-time Temporary SCIFs (PT-SCIF) and Temporary Secure Work Areas (TWSA)
  • Provides oversight and direction to Special Security Officers (SSO) and Special Security Representatives (SSR) operating SCIFs
  • Serves as Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) control officer.
  • Provides SSO policy and procedures guidance, and direct support of Federal Government Agencies and contractor activities within the area of responsibility.
  • Manages SCI program funding and conducts training classes, staff assistance visits to review and evaluate compliance with the security program requirements.
  • Investigates SCI security incidents; prepares appropriate reports; implements recommendations.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (TS) security clearance based on a T5 investigation/Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) with eligibility for 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.
  • TDY travel may be required less than 25% of the time.
  • May be required to work additional duty hours during crisis or due to tasking.
  • This position requires the incumbent obtain the following core SPeD Certification: Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC) within first two years of employment.
  • This position has been identified as being an Emergency-Essential Position under the provisions of AR 690-11. Prior to occupying the position, you must be exempted from military mobilization or recall obligations.
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.


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 Eligibility for 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 Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Current DoD Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee (non-Army)
  • Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange Agreement
  • 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 experience and/or education 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: assisting in planning and performing the Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security and assisting in operational of Sensitive Compartmented Information facilities (SCIFs) in compliance with policy and procedures. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GG/GS-0080-09). 

Specialized experience is progressively responsible intelligence-related security work directly related to the position being filled. Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector or in another government agency as long as it was at a level at least equivalent to the next lower band in the series. 

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: 

  • Communications
  • Security Program Management
  • Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Security
  • Technical Credibility


To substitute education for the required experience for the GG-11 grade level, applicant must have a closely related (CR) Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. (NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with application).

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