Supervisory Protective Security Advisor
National Protection and Programs Directorate

Arlington, Virginia
No longer open

Permanent - Full-Time

  • Posting Dates
    Open: April 21, 2016 ()
    Close: April 28, 2016 ()
  • Position Properties
    General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
    Internal Job Number: DEST-10000739-16-ESD
  • Organization Details
    National Protection and Programs Directorate
    Department Of Homeland Security
  • Salary Information
    $128,082.00 - $160,300.00 Per Year
    82% above average

    Pay Band: GS-1801-15/15
  • Who Can Apply?
    U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates
Position Summary

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS. The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. Learn more about NPPD . Joining the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) means leading the coordinated national effort to reduce risk to our critical infrastructure posed by acts of terrorism, natural disaster, or other emergency Who May Be Considered: All U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates including the following: Current federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities (click here for a list of authorities) Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (click here to view a list of covered agreements) Veterans' preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (click here for information on veterans) Veterans applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Individuals with disabilities (See more information under "Other Information" below) For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here . Competitive, merit promotion, and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency. More than one selection may be made from this announcement. Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.


To qualify at the grade GS-15, applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) direct oversight of work performed by subordinate staff including managing programmatic personnel/functions (i.e. planning/assigning work to staff, identifying employee training needs, and evaluating performance of employees); 2) analysis of large scale security issues to include applying legislation and policy to plan and direct security program actions; 3) application of homeland security strategies to assessment, outreach, incident response, special event security support, and training, and 4) conduct comprehensive security survey and vulnerability assessments for critical infrastructure.

Must be reflected in resume. There is no educational substitution at this grade level. Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period for one year.

This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, acts of terrorism, or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. ? 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).

Incumbent may be subject to random drug testing.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel 6 to 10 nights per month.
Relocation Authorized
  • No

In this position, you will be responsible for planning and directing all field activities in support of the Office of Infrastructure Protection mission. Typical work assignments include:

  • Direct planning activities to support National and Homeland Security strategic objectives, special events, and time-sensitive steady-state and contingency response operations.
  • Act as program manager for assigned unit, including developing the annual budget, working with procurement and contracting officers, and administering program support activities.
  • Develop Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) and Inter-Agency Agreements (IAA) in coordination with the United States Secret Service, the National Guard Bureau and Federally Funded Research and Development Corporations.
  • Direct planning efforts for field operations and review and approve all Operations Plans (OPLANs), Concepts of Operations (CONOPs), Warning Orders (WARNORDs), Field Operations Instructions (FOIs), and After-Action Reports (AARs).
  • Exercise technical and administrative supervision over subordinate staff, including assigning work, monitoring work progress, and performance management.

Review our benefits

Relocation expenses is/not authorized.

Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.

This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).

All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.

Note about the information provided in your resume and supporting documentation: Your experience (paid and unpaid), education, awards, training and self-development will be evaluated as it relates to the position based upon the information provided in your resume/application and any other supporting documents.

National Service Experience
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). 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.

Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the documentation that is required, click on the links in Who May Be Considered section or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.


If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at

If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.

If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15 , and if applicable, a completed SF15. If you don't have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at or call 1-800-827-1000.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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