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Job opening: Physical Security Specialist

Salary: $117 962 - 153 354 per year
Published at: Mar 11 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Are you looking to join an agency that celebrates, supports and thrives on building the bridge that ensures intellectual property (IP) rights are accessible to everyone? Our Physical Security Specialists are able to make meaningful change within the IP Community by ensuring the protection of the agency's national security programs.


The physical worksite for this position is located in Alexandria, Virginia.This position is telework eligible per agency and business unit discretion/policy.


  • Applications will only be accepted from United States Citizens and Nationals.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related competencies.
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
  • Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Suitable for Federal Employment


You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. OPM Qualifications Standards are available at Specialized Experienceis experience that has equipped applicants with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the federal service. GS-13 For this position, the next lower grade level is a GS-12. Specialized experience for this position Includes: Experience in a wide range of security techniques and approaches, as well as new and evolving trends in security program development and administration; Experience with regulations, procedures and policy to safeguard and store sensitive information and if necessary, the requirements for marking, access controls, need to know criteria and safeguarding of national security information; Experience planning to work with top-level management on the security program's role in supporting an agency's long-term strategic goals and objectives; Experience applying security policies and procedures in an environment where the workforce is in direct and daily contact with the public; and Experience and skill in maintaining a budget, as well as the processes, procedures and requirements concerning the formulation, justification and execution of program budgets. 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.


Education may not be substituted at the GS-14 grade level.


  • Address TMCO-Office of Administrative Services Office of Human Resources Mail Stop 171 P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 US
  • Name: Davon Brown
  • Phone: 571-272-1000
  • Email: [email protected]


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