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Job opening: Security Specialist

Salary: $93 858 - 122 016 per year
Employment Type: Full-time
Serves as the Regional Security Officer located at our San Diego Field Office of the United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC). Manages the implementation & operation of facility special operations, security, and emergency management. Our mission is to protect lives & property from incidents, situations, and accidents, terrorist acts, criminal activities, vandalism or other willful damage/destruction, sabotage, trespass, theft, fire, and or workplace accidents.


Provides guidance, assistance, and administrative support to the overall agency security programs. Implements national-level guidance standards and policies. Identifies vulnerabilities and recommends appropriate action to correct deficiencies. Compiles and analyzes intelligence data and identifies threats to facilities, personnel, and property. Conducts long range planning for security enhancement measures and security requirements. Develops and manages a comprehensive Security Awareness, Training, and Education Program through informal/formal training sessions for the agency. Publicizes security articles and disseminates security related educational materials to organizational units.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or Naturalized U.S. Citizen.
  • Status Candidates: You must meet one or more criteria in the Area of Consideration section.
  • You must successfully obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.
  • You must obtain and maintain a favorable background investigation.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and pass periodic testing thereafter. A positive result will prevent employment OR subject you to disciplinary action or removal from the position.
  • You must be able to possess and carry a firearm.
  • You must successfully demonstrate firearm proficiency in accordance with agency directive.
  • You must obtain and maintain first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certification.
  • You must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 15 pounds unassisted such as office items and supplies; and sustain periods of bending, stooping, and reaching.
  • You must be able to sustain periods of substantial walking, bending, stooping, standing, crouching, stretching, and reaching which will be evaluated during the pre-employment medical examination.
  • You must complete and submit the required Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually thereafter.
  • You must possess and maintain a valid U.S. Motor Vehicle Driver License, without impeding restrictions, and issued by a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory.
  • You must possess, or obtain and maintain, either upon or within 90 days of appointment, a Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer’s Representative (FAC-COR) Level I.
  • You must possess, or obtain and maintain a Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer’s Representative (FAC-COR) Level II within 18 months of obtaining the FAC-COR Level I.
  • You will be required to travel to other facilities and field areas which include overnight stays up to 15% of the time.
  • You must maintain direct deposit of your Federal pay.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.


Qualifications must be met by 12/22/2023 Minimum Qualification Requirement - To qualify for this position, you must also have: Specialized Experience is defined as: - In-depth knowledge of security principles, methods, and procedures pertaining to the protection of federal facilities, such as National Critical Infrastructure, sufficient to analyze and resolve complex security issues; knowledge of security program interrelationships to coordinate the objectives and plans of two or more specialized programs, adopt survey recommendations for differing programs, and develop procedures to cover multiple security objectives; knowledge of federal emergency management policy and procedures, including continuity of operations planning (COOP) sufficient to manage a facility-level program; knowledge of the full scope of state-of-the-art security equipment and integrated systems sufficient to plan, assess, and implement facility-wide protective measures; skill in security program planning and development of facility-level guidance; advanced skill in reacting physically to emergency situations, such as pursuing suspects by foot or vehicle while handling weapons and equipment; climbing or descending stairs, ladders, walls, barricades, or rough terrain; and running through both open and confined areas; skill as a first responder in administering emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and an automated external defibrillator; advanced skill in interpersonal relations, including oral communication and negotiation, sufficient to direct the work of security force members, counter or defuse volatile situations involving persons suspected of criminal activities, and to communicate with other authorities during emergency situations; skill in written communication sufficient to take witness statements, develop case information, and compose highly detailed reports; operates, and/or administers the multifaceted Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) program; oversees and administers the issuance of Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards to agency personnel in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and directives; knowledge of federal occupational safety and health principles, policy, standards, and procedures sufficient to research, assess, implement, and report on the application of such guidelines; knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and inspection procedures; Time in Grade (TIG):Current and former Federal employees must have a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level to be eligible under Merit Promotion procedures. An SF-50 must be provided that verifies eligibility as stated in the Area of Consideration section. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications. Your resume must have complete information: Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. Part-Time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone - no substitution of education for experience is permitted.


  • Address United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission 4191 N. Mesa St Suite C100 El Paso, TX 79902 US
  • Name: USIBWC HRO
  • Email: [email protected]


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