Permanent - This is a Permanent SES Career Resrved position.
Full-Time - Full-Time. This is a Full-Time position in the Senior Executive Service (SES).
As Deputy Director for the Department of Commerce’s Office of Security, you will be responsible for a multitude of security disciplines ensuring the protection of Departmental personnel, facilities, and information. You will assist the Director for Security in developing policies and procedures for internal security within the provisions of applicable Federal statutes, Executive Orders (E.O.), rules and regulations, and established Department procedures.
As the Deputy Director, you will be responsible for the following (not limited to):
Assisting in directing the Department’s physical security program, applying risk management principles to cost effectively employ various physical security mitigations (contract guards, federal police, electronic security systems, access controls, etc.) to mitigate the risk of an undesirable event.
Assisting the Director in exercising Department-wide staff management responsibilities for: developing operational policies and procedures for personnel security, information security and the safeguarding classified national security information; special security; SCIF oversight and management; industrial security; and communications security, providing guidance to Departmental offices and operating units on security matters and ensuring compliance with security policies and procedures.
Assisting in directing the conduct of personnel security investigations by office staff of all requests for security clearance concerning prospective employees assigned to positions that require access to classified national security information, material or restricted areas; the review and determination of security status of personnel cases which involve the adjudication of derogatory information in connection with the issuance of certificates of personnel security clearance; the imposition of security restrictions on individual employees; and other decisions affecting personnel security considerations.
Establishing appropriate security policies, standards, and procedures for the safeguarding and control of classified national security information in accordance with Executive Order 13526. Assures compliance with the established security requirements of the Department with respect to all classified material; developing and supervising programs for the training and indoctrination of personnel information security.
Supporting the Office of the Secretary's Executive Security Protection Division with protective intelligence and assists with matters including obtaining proper delegations of authority for protection and carrying firearms, training requirements, and credentialing; providing necessary guidance regarding policies and procedures as they relate to Department-wide threat analysis and counterintelligence initiatives to ensure proper protections against mission critical threats. Managing a cadre of Criminal Investigators who maintain coordinated investigative services for identifying and managing mission-critical threats against the Department and U.S. Government.
Establishing and maintaining the Department’s continuity and emergency preparedness program, which includes continuity of government (COG), continuity of operations (COOP), and occupant emergency plans (OEP). Assists with establishing and continuing a Department-wide emergency preparedness program
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Supervisory status: Yes
Promotion Potential: 00
Conditions of Employment
This position requires a Special Sensitive Top-Secret clearance.
This position is subject to pre-employment & random drug testing.
Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278 filing within 30 days is required).
Incumbent may be subject to geographic mobility.
To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess all of the Executive Core Qualifications and Professional/Technical Qualifications listed. These qualifications would typically be acquired through education, senior level experience, and training which reflect progressive development and achievement in leading and managing a comprehensive program in a complex organization. An individual's total experience must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.
Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
The following are the five ECQs and their fundamental competencies which are the primary selection criteria for SES positions. The ECQs were developed to assess executive experience and potential, not to evaluate technical experience. ECQs measure whether an individual has the broad experience needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):
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. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)
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. (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)
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. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology 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. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)
PTQ 1 – Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated progressive management of multiple security disciplines to include: physical security, personnel security, information security, law enforcement/policing, emergency operations and preparedness, special programs and SCIF management, investigations, and counterespionage, as well as continuity of government (COG) and continuity of operations planning (COOP) in order to effectively reduce security risks for large complex organizations.
PTQ 2 – Demonstrated experience overseeing all activities pertaining to establishing and implementing appropriate security policies, standards, and procedures consistent with Presidential Directives, Executive Orders, Intelligence Community Directives, the Interagency Security Committee. Also, demonstrated executive level experience ensuring compliance with security matters through supervision, management, and oversight of subordinate staff through well-defined performance standards and metrics.
PTQ 3 - Expert knowledge of risk management and mitigation, strategic security planning, security concepts, principles, practices, and state-of-the-art developments in the security field, as well as skill in collaborating with high-level audiences and managing diverse personnel in order to acquire security services, forecast organizational budgets, oversee the development of security programs and align them to the mission, and ensure organizational goals and outcomes are met.
This position does not have an educational requirement.
Background Investigation: This position is designated as Special-Sensitive Top Secret and requires that a background investigation be conducted and favorably adjudicated in order to establish security eligibility.
Financial Disclosure: This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter.
Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the Senior Executive Service must have their executive core qualifications approved by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Mobility: Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines.
Drug Testing: Applicants tentatively selected for employment in any position are subject to designated and/or random pre-employment and employment urinalysis. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment and/or removed from employment with the Department of Commerce.
The materials you send with your application will not be returned.
Veterans' preference is not applicable to positions in the Senior Executive Service.
Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.
False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired, you may be fired after you begin work, or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
About U.S. Dept. of Commerce
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