U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide SECURITY SPECIALIST in Kelly AFB, Texas

U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Kelly AFB, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (4 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/21/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.


Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.


This is a GG-13 position in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). The GG-13 duties for the "Supervisor/Management" work category are at the "Full Performance" work level and are equivalent to those at the GS-13 level. The selectee's salary will be set within the grade equivalent to a GS/GG grade based on the selectee's qualifications in relation to the job.

*Salary Ranges shown do not include local market supplement *

The organizational location of this position is: AF LIFE CYCLE MGT CE, JBSA LACKLAND AFB, TX

This is a centrally managed position.


  • The primary purpose of this position is to administer the Information Security Program protecting the enterprise from espionage, terrorism, and threats of unauthorized disclosure and/or compromise of information or material considered vital to mission interest, national defense or national security.

  • Directs the personnel security program to ensure secure accomplishments of the enterprise's missions, goals, and objectives through proactive application of security principles, policies, and practices.

  • Provides enterprise and subordinate organizations worldwide with authoritative guidance on aspects concerning physical security programs for the protection of classified national security information, both Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and collateral information.

  • Manages the Industrial Security Program.

  • Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

*ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: *This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel Systems (DCIPS) position implemented under Section 504, Title V of Public Law 99-569, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, as codified in Sec 1601, Chap 83 of Title 10 United States Code which sets forth Air Force policies and procedures for DCIPS. This position is in the Excepted Service. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • TDY travel may be required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • PCS will be paid in accordance with JTR Vol 2 and applicable Air Force Regulations
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Travel and relocation expenses will be paid
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal Regulatory Guidance
  • This posn may be subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Prog
  • Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance
  • Incumbent is subject to initial and periodic drug testing


Your resume must reflect quality level experience which demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for successful job performance required for this position. Quality experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of creditable experience include: knowledge of Informational, Industrial, Physical and Personnel security program functions and implementing security training programs. Experience with acquisition security support and knowledge of security classification guidance. Note: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency.

To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of a wide range of advanced concepts, principles, criteria, requirements, technology, and practices involved in security.

  2. Knowledge of security program interrelationships to coordinate the objectives and plans of two or more specialized programs to support and promote information sharing and strategies.

  3. Skill to interpret a variety security program laws, directives, regulations, and guidance to assist subordinate organizations in establishing and operating internal security programs.

  4. Skill in the use of analytical principles, practices, and techniques to review, evaluate, and apply several alternatives according to the security requirements for highly specific situations, availability of materials, relationships with other protective programs, and cost/benefit considerations.

  5. Ability to communicate orally and in writing, clearly, concisely, and accurately to a large range of audiences.

  6. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the functions and staff of a small organization and establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE*:*Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


  1. Position is designated critical-sensitive, incumbent must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret (TS) security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). A non-disclosure agreement must be signed.

  2. This position has been designated a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. Illegal drug use by employees in sensitive positions presents a clear threat to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety.

  3. The employee may be required to travel in military/commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.

  4. Department of Defense Security Fundamentals Professional Certification, Security Asset Protection Professional Certification and Physical Security Certification conferrals are required within 2 years of the established employee EOD or initial assignment date to this position in accordance with DOD 3305.13-M, DoD Security Accreditation and Certification. The listed certification requirements may not be deleted or modified without the written approval of the AF Security Functional Authority (SAF/AA) or their delegated security career field representative. This certification requirement only applies to employees hired onto this position on or after 14 March 2016. Incumbent employees assigned on or before 13 March 2016 are not required to obtain the DoD certification(s) listed above.

  5. Information Assurance Certification is a condition of employment. This position includes information assurance (IA) work as a paramount duty requirement. Per DOD8570.01-M, the incumbent of this position must achieve the appropriate IA certification within six months of assignment of these duties. A waiver of this six month requirement may be granted per DOD8570.01-M, C3.2.4.3. Failure to receive the proper IA certificate may result in removal from this position. The employee must be able to secure IAM/IAT-1 within six months of appointment IAW DOD8570.01-M

Security Clearance

Top Secret/SCI

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Other Information

Important Overseas Information: Applicants interested in applying for overseas locations please click here to review important information regarding exceptional family member program.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Salary Range: $73,846.00 to $96,004.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GG-0080-13/13

Promotion Potential: 13

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453471500

Job Announcement Number: 8X-DCIPS-1826152-695800-TLW