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Job opening: Personnel Security Specialist, GS-0080-11

Salary: $69 961 - 90 946 per year
Published at: Sep 21 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS), Office of Security Policy and Management (DCMS-34), Security Services Division (DCMS-342), Chesapeake, VA.


You will serve as a member of an Adjudicative Team, responsible for performing security clearance actions for military, civilian (summer hires, interns/externs, volunteers, NAF employees), contractors, auxiliary and reserve personnel; providing customer service; and carrying out varied functions in support of communications and records maintenance, quality control, and policy coordination elements of the Security Center, interim security clearances, SCI program, and HSPD-12 activities.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing.
  • This position requires a Top Secret clearance.
  • This position may require a one year probationary period.


GS-11: Qualifying experience for the GS-11 level includes one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the federal sector. Examples of specialized experience include: Making complex adjudication and suitability decisions within established timelines for civil service, military and/or contract members; adjudicating completed personnel security investigations of a difficult nature, and validates products submitted to ensure that they meet requisite legal requirements and are compatible with National Standards; collaborating with a team of non-supervisory personnel (civilian, military and contractor) and Team Lead; recommending improvements within the Team and solutions for technical work problems; and participating in discussions, meetings and conferences with Agency officials, subject matter specialists; and senior technical personnel and Departmental and industry representatives to secure and provide information concerning security matters and problems; discuss recommendations, conclusions, and alternatives; and develop solutions to immediate, anticipated or potential problems of a complex nature involving the applicability of security regulations and procedures. OR A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related OR A combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. This can be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for this grade level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at grades GS-11. SCREEN OUT: Candidates must have experience conducting security and/or suitability adjudicationNational Service Experience (i.e., volunteer 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.The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees.  If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.


This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here


  • Address United States Coast Guard 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE STOP 7912 Washington, District of Columbia 20593 United States
  • Name: USCG Applicant Support
  • Phone: 866-656-6830
  • Email: [email protected]


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