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Job Title: Physical Security Specialist - Term Appointment
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Portland, OR
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Physical Security Specialist - Term Appointment

The specific areas of coverage for the PSS are in Portland, Oregon; Vancouver, Washington; and these Oregon locations: Salem, Bend, Fairview, Hillsboro, the Dalles, Lincoln City, North Coast, West Linn, Newport, Warrenton, and the Willamette National Cemetery.

Duties of the PSS include, but are not limited to:

  • The incumbent conducts physical security inspections, assessment, surveys and studies designed to improve the protection of patients, employees, visitors, and assets while on VA controlled property.
  • The incumbent will request proposals from security related contractors for projects under the Police Service. Projects to the physical security program will include but are not limited to Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) system, Physical Access Control, Security Alarms, and other security related equipment.
  • Analyzes floor plans schematics and other drawings as a basis for planning necessary protective measures to be incorporated into new, renovated or existing construction.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for completing the scope of work for service contracts to include market research, statement of work, sole source justification, and proper documentation for contractor bids pertaining to physical security; the incumbent will review all contracts and make recommendations to the Chief of Police and Contracting Officers.
  • Evaluates data to determine if the security or other protective practices are sufficient and determining changes needed to improve facility protection.
  • Manages and maintains all files within Police Service and ensures filing system is arranged per guidance from central office. The incumbent is also the Record Liaison for the service.
  • Prepares purchase requests for equipment approved by the Chief of Police or designee.
  • Purchases office supplies are utilizing the VA Portland Health Care System local purchase procedures. Equipment and supplies are ordered from several types of vendors, and the incumbent makes a necessary adjustment based on procedural needs for ordering. The typical purchases are for law enforcement related equipment which is specialized and can be considered controlled items such as firearms and ammunition. These items require a specialized knowledge of purchasing processes.
Work Schedule: Mon - Fri, 7:00am until 3:00pm
Position Description/PD#: Physical Security Specialist/21337-0 and 21332-0
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Bargaining: NoNOTE: This is a TERM Appointment (not-to-exceed 2 years from Entrance on Duty date). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration (more than 1 year but not more than 4). Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition (up to the 4 year maximum). The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/19/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement:
Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 grade level or have 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.

For a GS-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07 grade level or possess a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

For the GS-07 and GS09 grades, the grades may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below where the ability to acquire the particular knowledge, skills and abilities were obtained to perform the duties of the position which includes:
  1. Interpret national, department and agency policy to assist management in developing and executing local policy pertaining to Physical Security. Participate in continuous security analysis and evaluations of existing security procedures.
  2. Manage the installation and maintenance of security systems, including but not limited to, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), Intrusion Detection, Security alarms, and other security related
  3. equipment.
  4. Implement recommended improvements to upgrade security programs as required.
  5. Federal contracting practices - develop statements of objectives, statements of work (SOW), and time/resource estimates.
  6. Investigate security problems and develop alternative solutions to present to management for consideration.
  7. Manage all police records systems, maintain police service databases.
  8. Manages Purchase card orders, police supply records, vendor lists and manages product shipments and arrivals.
Note: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Accountability
  • Acquisition Strategy
  • Computer Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Technology Application

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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements:
The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking, driving, bending, stooping, reaching, crawling, and other similar activities. The incumbent engages in such exertions when climbing stairs in office buildings or walking physical security inspections in and around large buildings. May regularly require lifting and carrying heavy objects of 50 pounds or less.

Work Environment:
Work is performed at a Complexity Level 1A Medical Center and associated facilities in metropolitan and rural, high-crime areas and in settings in which is regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomfort and unpleasantness, such as high levels of noise in industrial settings, high temperatures in confined spaces, and adverse weather conditions during extended periods of traffic and patrol duties. The employee may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as ballistic vests, protective masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields. The work involves moderate risk requiring the exercise of safety precautions when working with hazardous materials such as toxic gases, explosives, infectious biological materials, and others that pose a moderate risk of exposure. The work also involves moderate risk and discomfort when working outdoors without shelter or operating vehicles for extended periods of time over rough terrain.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Resume (Required)
2. Responses to the questionnaire (Required)
3. SF-50 - IF you are a CURRENT federal employee, this document is required if using this to support eligibility for the position. Please submit Most Recent Non-Award SF-50 (Displays grade, tenure and title. Federal employees may be able to access their SF-50 through the eOPF https://eopf.nbc.gov/va/)
4. Transcripts (Required - if using education to qualify)

If you are a Preference Eligible Veteran, you need to include the following documents in addition to the above required documents:
5. SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, available at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx, if applicable
6. Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating, If applicable.
7. DD Form 214 (Member 4 copy) Showing Type of Discharge

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD-214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • VBA Disability Award Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript
Qualifications & Requirements
NOTE: This is a TERM Appointment (not-to-exceed 2 years from Entrance on Duty date). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration (more than 1 year but not more than 4). Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition (up to the 4 year maximum). The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/19/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement:
Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 grade level or have 1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement.

For a GS-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07 grade level or possess a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

For the GS-07 and GS09 grades, the grades may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below where the ability to acquire the particular knowledge, skills and abilities were obtained to perform the duties of the position which includes:
  1. Interpret national, department and agency policy to assist management in developing and executing local policy pertaining to Physical Security. Participate in continuous security analysis and evaluations of existing security procedures.
  2. Manage the installation and maintenance of security systems, including but not limited to, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), Intrusion Detection, Security alarms, and other security related
  3. equipment.
  4. Implement recommended improvements to upgrade security programs as required.
  5. Federal contracting practices - develop statements of objectives, statements of work (SOW), and time/resource estimates.
  6. Investigate security problems and develop alternative solutions to present to management for consideration.
  7. Manage all police records systems, maintain police service databases.
  8. Manages Purchase card orders, police supply records, vendor lists and manages product shipments and arrivals.
Note: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Accountability
  • Acquisition Strategy
  • Computer Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Technology Application

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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements:
The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking, driving, bending, stooping, reaching, crawling, and other similar activities. The incumbent engages in such exertions when climbing stairs in office buildings or walking physical security inspections in and around large buildings. May regularly require lifting and carrying heavy objects of 50 pounds or less.

Work Environment:
Work is performed at a Complexity Level 1A Medical Center and associated facilities in metropolitan and rural, high-crime areas and in settings in which is regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomfort and unpleasantness, such as high levels of noise in industrial settings, high temperatures in confined spaces, and adverse weather conditions during extended periods of traffic and patrol duties. The employee may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as ballistic vests, protective masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields. The work involves moderate risk requiring the exercise of safety precautions when working with hazardous materials such as toxic gases, explosives, infectious biological materials, and others that pose a moderate risk of exposure. The work also involves moderate risk and discomfort when working outdoors without shelter or operating vehicles for extended periods of time over rough terrain.
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