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The Chief Security Officer (CSO) will oversee and coordinate security efforts across the agency, investigate security concerns, enforce security requirements, lead both internal and fraud investigations and will identify security initiatives and standards including those at disaster and contingency locations.
Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.
The Chief Security Officer exercises the FEMA-wide security program authorities in the areas of personnel security, physical security, administrative security, special security, counterintelligence operations, insider threat, internal and fraud investigations, and security training and awareness.
Major duties include:
Oversees a security network charged with safeguarding the agency's material and information assets as well as the physical safety of employees and visitors.
Manages and directs the development and execution of a FEMA-wide security program comprising the full range of security activities including the security of classified information and programs and the protection of FEMA facilities including regional, field and outlying installations/offices, investigations of security concerns, enforcement of security requirements, identification of security initiatives and establishment of/compliance with security standards for the Agency.
Manages the development and implementation of agency security policy, standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security. Physical protection responsibilities will include asset protection, workplace violence prevention, active shooter preparedness, access control systems, video surveillance and more. Information protection responsibilities will include physical security information system architecture, network access and monitoring policies, employee education and awareness.
Leads, manages, and oversees operation of organizational, operational and program planning (current and outyear); critical skill needs assessment(s) and gap analysis, and succession planning; information coordination, management and outreach; and assurance of effective OCSO operations and customer support services on a daily basis.
Manages and directs the integration and coordination of the various programs for personnel security, internal security, visitor control, physical security, industrial security, security education and awareness, document and information control, operational security, internal and fraud investigations, insider threat, counterintelligence and coordination of activities associated with violations of Federal statutes affecting the security of restricted data, national security information, and strategic resources.
Occasional travel - This position may require occasional non-emergency travel.
Who May Apply
This job is open to...
All Qualified U.S. citizens.
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You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
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Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278) required within 30 days.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/59
You must successfully pass a background investigation.
Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and all Technical and Executive Core Qualification factors automatically disqualifies an applicant.
As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. An earned doctorate and senior leadership experience in an accredited institution of higher education or equivalent as both a highly skilled executive and as an accomplished educator are preferred but not required. The successful candidate will be a motivated leader who has a record of sound fiscal management, experience in a senior administrative position, and proficiency in community engagement.
Each applicant is required to submit a comprehensive narrative statement, which addresses BOTH the mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) outlined below. Applicants who do not submit a supplemental narrative statement that addresses these factors will be ineligible for further consideration. The narrative portion for the Technical Qualifications MUST NOT EXCEED 6 PAGES TOTAL.
The supplemental narrative statement for the Executive Core Qualifications should address the necessary level of management skills, characteristics, qualities, specialized knowledge, and technical competence that would indicate successful performance in the SES. This evidence must include clear and concise examples that emphasize the applicant's level of responsibilities, scope, and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments, policy initiatives, and level of contacts. The narrative portion for the Executive Core Qualifications MUST NOT EXCEED 10 PAGES.
For guidance in preparing a narrative statement addressing the ECQs, applicants can access OPM's website at
The following categories of applicants may omit the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), but MUST address the Technical Qualification factors:
Applicants who are currently serving under a SES career appointment (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50--Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES).
Applicants who are eligible for reinstatement to the SES (must provide a copy of Standard Form 50--Notification of Personnel Action that documents career appointment to the SES).
Applicants who are graduates of OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Programs (must provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification).
All required application materials will be reviewed to determine if applicants meet the mandatory qualification requirements. Qualification and experience determinations will be based only on the information supplied by the applicant. The best-qualified candidates for this position will be distinguished from other applicants by an evaluation committee to determine the degree to which qualification requirements are met. Applicants should provide specific evidence of possession of the mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications, as outlined under Qualifications Criteria, to assist the evaluation committee in determining the best-qualified candidates that will be considered for final selection. The Executive Core Qualifications of the selectee are subject to approval by the Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board (QRB). Unless you have already been certified by an OPM QRB in the past, your ECQs must be certified by an OPM QRB before appointment can occur.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS - MANDATORY
1. Extensive background and experience in managing and directing the integration and coordination of the various programs for personnel security, internal security, visitor control, physical security, industrial security, ADP security, telecommunications security, security education and awareness, document and information control, operational security and coordination of activities associated with violations of Federal statutes affecting the security of restricted data, national security information, and strategic resources.
2. Expertise and experience in managing, overseeing and conducting all administrative inquiries and investigations involving misconduct and fraud investigations.
3. Extensive background in identifying and implementing key security policy issues and priorities, expert analysis and the evaluation of alternative security strategies at disaster and specialized deployment locations.
To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Top Secret/SCI
as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined (), review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit the OPM website at
DHS uses E-verify, an internet based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about , including your rights and responsibilities.
This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.
Relocation and recruitment incentives MAY
Persons newly appointed to a career SES position are required to serve a one-year probationary period.
All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to anywhere in the United States and its territories for an extended period of time.
If selected, you will be subject to 24-hour on-call in the event of an emergency. In this event, this service may include duties other than those specified in the official position description. Selectee must be able to relocate to emergency sites with little advance notice and function under intense physical and mental stress.
If selected for this position you MAY
be required to attend a one week Emergency Manager Orientation (EMO) in Emmitsburg, MD. Travel is at FEMA's expense and will occur from Sunday to Friday.
Mandatory Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT) for salary payment is a condition of employment at DHS/FEMA. Selectee will be required to participate in DD/EFT.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS - MANDATORY
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. (Strategic Thinking, Flexibility, Creativity and Innovation)
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. (Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others)
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. (Accountability, Entrepreneurship, Technical Credibility)
ECQ-4. BUSINESS ACUMEN
This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Technology Management; Human Capital Management)
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. (Partnering; Influencing/Negotiating)
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Background checks and security clearance
Your responses to
the Executive Core Qualifications (not to exceed 10 pages total).
NOTE: If you are graduate from an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program or are a current or former Career Senior Executive Service member, you do not need to respond to the ECQs.
Your responses to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (not to exceed 6 pages total).
Are you a current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) member?
Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that verifies SES Career status.
Are you a
graduate from an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved
Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program
Submit a copy of your certificate.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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. .
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.
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