Deputy Assistant Director Federal Investigative Records Enterprise Job in BOYERS, PA

Vacancy No. DCSA-20-10694992-DISES Department Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
Salary $156,973.00 to $181,500.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/23/2020 Close Date 2/24/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates
Locations:
BOYERS, PA


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 01/23/2020 to 02/24/2020

  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    IE 00

  • Salary

    $156,973 to $181,500 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Locations

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Boyers, PA
Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

This job is open to
  • Federal employees - Excepted service

    Current excepted service federal employees.

  • Senior executives

    Those who meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

This announcement is open to all qualified candidates.

Announcement number

DCSA-20-10694992-DISES

Control number

557450400

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    This position is in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601, Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System. Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

    This is a Tier 1 DISES position.

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    Responsibilities

    The FIRE Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) is a Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (DISES) position servicing the Director DCSA. The position reports to the Deputy Director, DCSA Personnel Vetting.

    The FIRE Deputy Assistant Director will lead the integration of automated records into the investigative process. The incumbent serves in an advisory role to the Director DSCA, on matters relating to the ingest/collection, analysis, and reporting of automated records, efforts to enhance automation and improve the process for collecting records, social media information, and Continuous Evaluation sources.

    The over all duties include:

    • Oversee the standardization of background investigation record information to include; source, collection, format, reliability, access, and retention to improve quality and decision making.?
    • Oversee the operational implementation of centralized record collection to ensure that ingestion and processing of record data is processed utilizing necessary methods to meet the national investigative standards and improves cost, schedule and performance.
    • Oversee the business processes performed by the Support Contracts to ensure a quality and timely product is produced.?
    • Deliver reliable and effective enterprise wide critical record information. Achieves program wide standards, authenticity and reliability of records?
    • Control and plan for technological change available for automation enhancements. Lead the integration of automated records into the investigative process.?
    • Evaluate staff reports, utilizing knowledge of principles of records and information management, administrative processes and systems, cost control, governmental recordkeeping requirements, and organizational objectives.?
    • Foster effective collaboration of staff teams across geographic and unit-specific boundaries to maximize accountability for satisfying stakeholder and customer needs and requirements.?
    • Consult and collaborate with DCSA staff, managers, to build programs to identify, access, and acquire, electronic records needed to complete background investigations.
    Managerial Responsibilities:
    1. Establishing program emphases and goals, and producing results through strategic planning, developing operational plans and policies, and issuing pertinent regulations, guidelines, and instructions to successfully achieve desired goals;
    2. Coordinating program efforts and policy initiatives with other DCSA offices, Federal agencies, state and local governments, and other interested parties, as appropriate;
    3. Identifying and allocating the organization's financial and physical resources in accordance with DCSA fiscal and property control guidelines;
    4. Implementing DCSA's goals for the strategic management of human capital resources, including an affirmative Equal Employment Opportunity program as an integral part of the human resources program; and
    5. Holding subordinate managers and supervisors accountable for the performance of their delegated authorities and responsibilities by periodically reviewing and evaluating program direction and accomplishments and making appropriate adjustments, to include organizational changes, as needed.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • Must be a US citizen
    • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date of the announcement will be considered
    • This is a Drug Testing designated position
    • Position is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C. 1601
    • WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
    • OVERTIME: DISES positions are not eligible for overtime
    • TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible within Agency policy
    • PCS (Permanent Change of Station): Authorized
    • FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
    • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: OGE-278, Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure, is required
    • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible as applicable under Agency policy
    • This position is designated Critical-Sensitive, the incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance
    • The incumbent may be required to accept a change of official duty station in support of the accomplishment of the DCSA mission.
    • This position is designated as "Mission Essential" for purposes of continuity of operations in an emergency
    • You may be subject to a two-year trial period in the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service unless required trial period has been served
    • Incumbent may be required to operate automotive passenger vehicles in performance of official duties. A valid driver's license is required
    • This position may require frequent Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) and/or local travel
    • Veterans' Preference is not applicable to executive level, including DISES positions
    Qualifications
    To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualifications and other qualifications, if applicable, listed below.

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):
    Applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately. You are required to respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible.' Additional information on the ECQs is available at www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. Please limit your responses to 2 pages per ECQ.

    ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    Failure to meet any one of the technical qualifications requirements automatically disqualifies an applicant.

    MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. Please limit your written statements to not to exceed a total of two pages per statement per technical qualification. Do not exceed a total of 8 pages for ECQ narratives.

    1. Demonstrated ability in applying transformation principles, techniques, methods, processes, and technology to improve operations and manage programs.

    2. Working knowledge of security programs, including organizations, existing regulatory guidance, operational procedures, and private sector security methodology.

    3. Demonstrated ability to lead complex policy and compliance activities and provide advice/consultation for enterprise level objectives to top-level officials in the DoD, Military Departments, Defense Agencies, non-DoD Agencies, and/or the Defense Industrial Base.
    Education

    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.



    Additional information

    DCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

    Current Senior Executive Service (SES) members do not have to submit ECQ's, but must submit MTQ's in accordance with the requirements listed under "Qualifications".

    Failure to submit all of the documents on time will result in automatic disqualification.

    All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive).

    The incumbent selected for this position will be required to serve a two-year DCIPS trial period unless required trial period has been served.

    Joint Duty Credit: All DCSA executive level positions require Joint Duty Credit. Only those candidates who meet the Joint Duty Credit requirement will be eligible to compete/be considered for a senior executive position. Employees will receive joint duty credit for almost any rotational assignment to another IC component and may also be eligible to receive credit for service outside the IC (military, other government, or private sector) that was at least at the GS/GG-13 or DCIPS Pay Band 3 level, and it occurred on or after September 11, 2001. An external candidate, if selected, will be required to immediately apply for Joint Duty credit. Note: Employees without Joint Duty Credit may apply for the position and can be considered. If selected, a waiver would be required prior to final appointment. DCSA seniors without Joint Duty at the same tier level may lateral into the position if selected without requesting a waiver.

    If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

    If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

    Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

    All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, e.g., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    We will review your resume and supporting documents, for the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education as it relates to the fundamental competencies, identified below. required for this position. . Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check.

    Executive Competencies:
    1 - LEADING CHANGE
    2 - LEADING PEOPLE
    3 - RESULTS DRIVEN
    4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN
    5 - BUILDING COALITIONS

    Mandatory Technical Qualifications listed in the qualification section of the announcement.

    Volunteer Experience: Your Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (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.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the ECQs and MTQs, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    The following documents are REQUIRED
    1. Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
    2. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):
    • Current SES do not need to submit ECQ's, only MTQ's.
    • You must submit a separate narrative statement that addresses each of the MANDATORY TQs related specifically to this position as well as the ECQs related to all positions. Your narrative statements should include specific examples of experience, education, and accomplishments, applicable to the position. DO NOT EXCEED 10 pages for your narrative statements addressing all ECQs. For further information and assistance in preparing your narrative statements, please see the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) publication, "A Guide to SES Qualifications," available on the OPM web site at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

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    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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    Reasonable Accommodation Policy
    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a Case-by-Case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

    - When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete For a job;
    - When an employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job or To gain access to the workplace; And
    - When an employee with a disability needs an accommodation to enjoy equal access to benefits and privileges of employment (e.g., details, trainings, office-sponsored events).

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    Selective Service

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    Agency contact information Don Carey Don Carey
    Address

    Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency
    27130 Telegraph Road
    Quantico, VA 22134
    US
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    Mission Statement:
    The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is a separate Agency of the Department of Defense (DoD) under the direction, authority, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD (I). The mission of the DCSA is:

    • Deliver efficient and effective background investigations, adjudications and continuous vetting to safeguard the integrity and trustworthiness of an agile federal and contractor workforce, and preserve military readiness and warfighting capabilities;
    • Identify and neutralize foreign intelligence threats to the USG's trusted workforce and critical technologies;
    • Develop and articulate holistic threat picture of risk posed by foreign intelligence entities and hostile insiders, enabling the USG to strengthen our security posture, continuously protect against the evolving threat, and enable action agencies to more effectively counter adversaries;
    • Contribute meaningful analysis to the Intelligence Community (IC);
    • Manage the National Industrial Security Program (NISP) on behalf of the Secretary of Defense by clearing industrial facilities, personnel, and associated IT systems;
    • Identify and defeat threats presented to critical technologies and through the supply chain;
    • Provide education, training, research, and security awareness to DoD, other federal government organizations, and to industry; and
    • Execute enterprise management responsibilities for DoD Security and Insider Threat Programs.

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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.dss.mil/

    Next steps

    Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your ECQs and MTQs and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

    *NOTE: If you submit a resume, but no ECQ's or MTQs you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit the ECQs and MTQs, but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.

    REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.

    Note: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

    The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the point of contact for this job announcement. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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