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Security Assistant

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Summary The Security Assistant serves in the Human Resources Personnel Security Unit (PSU), Department of Veterans Affairs, (VAH)Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN10), Anchorage, AK. Responsibilities THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-7. At the GS-5 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-7. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher-level work, and availability of funds. Duties will include, but may not be limited to the following: Personnel Security, e-QIP, PIV, Use of Automated Integrated Systems: Processes of initiating, reviewing, and approving background cases for release to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in compliance with policies relating to completion of suitability investigations for Federal employees and others requiring background investigations for non-sensitive and public trust positions. Collects appropriate background information, tracking and reviewing data, completion of reports, maintaining databases and processing follow-up actions on various security related matters and assisting with suitability adjudications. Reviews position risk sensitivity levels as full assistant to the Personnel Security Specialist. Assembles position descriptions and functional statements for the Personnel Security Specialist for review. Tracks electronically the level assigned and the appropriate background investigation needed. Initiates, reviews and releases appointees background investigations in the Office of Personnel Managements Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) system or in conjunction with the VA- Adjudication Center (VA-AC). Monitors the status of specific pending items, compiles data to produce reports, follows up to determine status and records results. Local Consultation, Performs Audits, Maintains Privacy of Information, Reviews technical regulations, policy, guidance: Presents training/briefings for supervisors, managers, and employees related to various aspects of the Personnel Security Program. Assures that paperwork related to the suitability process is forwarded for inclusion in the appropriate system of records, i.e., official personnel folders, records related to fee basis employees, contract personnel, volunteers, or without compensation employees. Maintains required files related to the suitability process in accordance with OPM/agency guidelines. Requests information from various law enforcement agencies and courts. Assures that the approving official is kept informed of these actions. Reviews applicant's data ensuring that the submitted information matches the demographic data and that all required information has been provided. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 4:30pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-5: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience that equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) needed to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled? To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in Federal service. Specialized experience includes: having knowledge of the organizational structure, mission, goals and needs; understands regulations, policies, procedures, principles and concepts that govern the Personal Identity Verification Program; skilled especially in oral communication in order to provide technical advice and guidance to customers; has the ability to enter, extract, and evaluate employee information via access to various computer databases; skilled in dealing with highly charged emotional situation and have the ability to work calmly and effectively in sensitive, stress producing situations. OR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE GS-5 (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Successfully completed four (4) years of education above the high school level in any field. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. One (1) year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as thirty (30) semester hours, forty-five (45) quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university or at least twenty (20) hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately thirty-six (36) weeks in a business, secretarial or technical school. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) OR COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GS-5 (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and specialized experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-6: Applicants must have one (1) year of specialized experience which equipped you with the knowledge, skill, and abilities to perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position? To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level in the Federal Service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: having knowledge of the organizational structure, mission, goals and needs; understands regulations, policies, procedures, principles and concepts that govern the Personal Identity Verification Program; skilled especially in oral communication in order to provide technical advice and guidance to customers; has the ability to enter, extract, and evaluate employee information via access to various computer databases; skilled in dealing with highly charged emotional situation and have the ability to work calmly and effectively in sensitive, stress producing situations. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Applies Technology to TasksCustomer ServicePersonnel Security and SafetyTechnical Competence IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. 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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. There is no educational substitution at the GS-6 grade level. NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, small boxes, or books. Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (503) 307-0193. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a VA job announcement includes language requiring applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply to this Job Announcement. VA may request information regarding your vaccination status, if selected, for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. 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.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Anchorage , Security Assistant, Other , Anchorage, Alaska

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