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Security Officer

Company name
Department Of Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

$87,252.00 to $113,428.00

Charleston, SC

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$87,252 to $113,428 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 13

Work schedule

Full-Time - Full-time (40 hours/week).

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1 vacancy in the following location:

Charleston County, SC

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)



Individuals with a disability

Military Spouses

Family of Overseas Employee

Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas.

Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista


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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

“We Train Those Who Protect Our Homeland.” The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) is a unique inter-agency organization that prepares the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet the Nation's most pressing security challenges. To learn more about the FLETC’s vital Homeland Security Mission, please click here

You will serve as the Field Site Security Officer (FSSO) in the Office of Security and Professional Responsibility (OSPR), Security Management (SM), Office of the Deputy Director (DD), at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), Charleston, SC. In this capacity, you will serve as the component's expert in assigned programs and conducts a full range of activities in matters relating to the OSPR/SM Program.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement within the same geographical area.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

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Serving as a Security Officer at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) makes you a valuable member of the FLETC team and mission. Typical assignments include:

Coordinating, conducting and supporting security management activities towards the implementation of an Enterprise-Wide Security System (ESS).

Conducting reviews of proposed and/or planned new, renovation, retrofit and demolition projects to ensure all appropriate and applicable physical security requirements and measures are present or planned.

Serving as the Security Management System Administrator for the incident reporting process, Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12) program and surveillance information technology (IT) systems; resolving problems or conflicts between OSPR/SM IT systems and/or software to meet OSPR/SM missions by making or recommending adjustments to systems for multiple, and often conflicting, requirements; supporting the FLETC Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Program and maintaining all required records and documents in accordance with the PIV Program and DHS policies, procedures and requirements.

Serving as a First Responder to security incidents and providing initial law enforcement response and related matters as required in a timely manner; compiling Security Incident Reports and/or initial Reports of Investigation.

Participating in measuring and analyzing the performance of the enterprise-wide level of the FLETC OSPR/SM Program; assisting in the development or modification of policy or program changes.

Ensuring the effective operations of assigned administrative aspects of the OSPR/SM Program and ensuring coordination occurs during day-to-day activities and requirements with appropriate stakeholders and/or OSPR/SM service providers.

Facilitating acquisition and ensuring the optimal use of program resources and the development of performance measures to systematically report utilization levels along with the operational results of the program.

Maintaining files, records and other documentation (hard copy/electronic) and producing reports of sufficient detail, accuracy and overall quality to properly represent pertinent facts during formal boards and legal hearings; preparing and distributing routine and special occasion security bulletins, notices and reports.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel to other elements within the organization are routine and travel to other government agencies or contractor sites may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Federal employees serving on career or career-conditional appointments

Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility

Individuals with disabilities, peace corps, former overseas employees, military spouses, 30% disabled veterans, and those eligible under other special hiring authorities

Persons eligible under Interchange Agreements

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)

Questions? This job is open to 6 groups.

Job family (Series)

0080 Security Administration



Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.

You must successfully pass a background investigation.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.

You will be required to undergo initial and random drug testing.

Current and former federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.

You must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime or domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition in accordance with Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g) (9).

This position requires the selectee to meet and maintain all applicable requirements to carry a firearm under 40 U.S.C § 1315.

The selectee has the authority to make arrests, carry firearms, serve warrants, conduct investigations, and performs other activities for the promotion of homeland security.

The selectee must be physically able to safely and efficiently perform the full range of duties of the position. Any medical or physical condition which affects this ability is disqualifying.

The selectee of this position is designated by the Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers as an officer who will protect the buildings and grounds and property owned by the Federal Government and the people who are on that property.


The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this Security Officer position is defined as leading and conducting all activities supporting the development, implementation and management of enterprise-wide security programs that include physical security, personnel security, adjudication, industrial, internal security, training and awareness, operational security and continuity.

You must have successfully completed the FLETC Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP), Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP) or a substantially similar and recognized law enforcement training program.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps and AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, and 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.

Time-in-Grade: Current and former federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12 grade level in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.


Additional information

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 E-Verify

, including your rights and responsibilities.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment

, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

Background Investigation: 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 Top Secret clearance as a condition of placement into this position. This will include a credit check after a tentative job offer is given, a 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. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations.


, Peace Corps

/ VISTA volunteers

, and persons with disabilities

possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. To determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

Physical Demands: Some work may require walking and standing in conjunction with travel and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the work site. However, during situations requiring response to a wide range of security and emergency management events/incidents, more rigorous and strenuous physical activity may be required. Driving a vehicle is required. Trips to other elements within the organization are routine and trips to other government agencies or contractor sites may be required.

Work Environment: Work is normally performed in an office setting where no unusual safety precautions are required; however, during emergencies and natural disasters, working conditions may be austere. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, cooled, and ventilated. The selectee may be required to spend time in government, private, or on public transportation.

All employees are required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.

This is a drug testing position which requires a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Employment is contingent upon favorable results. You will also be subject to random drug testing.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to determine the degree to which your experience, education, and training demonstrate the following competencies needed to perform this job:

Knowledge of security and emergency management specializations such as: physical security; personnel security; information security; IT security; operations security; internal security; security education training and awareness; industrial security; critical infrastructure; contingency plans; and emergency management.

Knowledge of the range of administrative laws, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to the administration of security and emergency management programs and activities.

Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness.

Ability to conduct comprehensive studies where the boundaries are extremely broad and difficult to determine in advance.

Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of the quality of prior experience. If you are determined to be best-qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. (Note: Veteran’s preference does not apply under Merit Promotion procedures. View information on VEOA information on Feds Hire Vets

Career Transition Assistance Program or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government as a civilian, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility

may be found on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well-qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Top Secret

Required Documents

Required Documents

Your resume

Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference may fill out the SF-15

and provide the documents that demonstrate your preference eligibility e.g., the AB4, Civil Service Preference Letter

. If you are applying based on your eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit a certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date you apply. Your certification must include your dates of service, your rank, and your character of service. Click here

to view more veterans’ information.

Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP)? You must submit copies of your: agency notice; most recent performance rating; and your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.

Are you a current or former federal employee? You must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 that indicates your tenure group, grade, and salary (including basic).

Have you occupied a GS position in the federal civilian service within the last 52 weeks? You must submit a copy of the SF-50 that proves you meet the time-in-grade requirements listed in the Qualifications section of this announcement.

Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee), agency, and beginning and ending dates of your appointment.

You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.

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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

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. Learn more about federal benefits

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers

website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave

will be available to any federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

Review our benefits

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.

How to Apply

How to Apply

If this is your first time applying for a federal job, then you will need to create a USAJOBS® account

. Otherwise, follow the steps below.

If you possess multiple documents of the same type (e.g., multiple transcripts, DD 214s, SF 50s, or certifications), then you will need to combine them into one file

not exceeding 3 MB in size

and upload the newly created file into your USAJOBS® account.

Click the Apply button. If you are not already logged into USAJOBS®, you will be prompted to do so.

Select the resume and documents from your USJOBS® account that you wish to transmit. You will need to manually associate any documents that are not automatically linked within our application system (see Step 6 below).

If this is your first time applying for a job with the FLETC, then you will be automatically forwarded to the account creation process before being taken to the job application. Follow the on-screen prompts to finalize the creation of your FLETC account. If this is not your first time applying for a job with the FLETC, then you will skip this step.

Answer all of the assessment questions, ensuring that your responses are supported by your resume and documents.

In some cases, documents brought over from USAJOBS® will not be automatically linked within our system. In these cases, the system will display any unlinked documents on the left side of the page with an action control to manually attached the document. Click on the action button and follow the on-screen prompts to ensure your unlinked documents are attached.

After reviewing your submission in the final step, click “Submit Application” located at the bottom of the page. If you leave the application before clicking “Submit Application,” your application will not be transmitted to our servers. Upon clicking “Submit Application”, you will be greeted with, “Thank You! You have successfully submitted your application.”

Your application, including any supporting documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date of this announcement.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you experience any difficulties with the online application process or are experiencing a significant hardship that hinders your ability to apply online, then you may contact either the HR Helpdesk at (912) 267-2289 or e-mail Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST (excluding federal holidays). When e-mailing, please include the vacancy announcement number in the subject line. If you encounter an error with a corresponding code during the application process, contact the Monster® Government Solutions Helpdesk at (866) 656-6831 or via e-mail at

Agency contact information

Malcolm Campbell








1131 Chapel Crossing Road

Glynco, Georgia

United States

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Next steps

Once this announcement closes, we will examine your documentation to ensure you meet the criteria in the “Who May Apply” section of this announcement. We will then review the experience and training outlined in your resume to determine if you are among the best-qualified. Those applications determined to be best-qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We expect to make a job offer within 60 business days after this announcement closes. The status of your USAJOBS® account will be updated following each step in this process. In order to receive e-mail notices each time the status of your application is updated, you must enable “notifications” from within your USAJOBS® account.

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Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

Company info

Department Of Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
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Company Profile
The FLETC serves as an interagency law enforcement training organization for 91 Federal agencies. The FLETC also provides services to state, local, tribal and international law enforcement agencies. The FLETC is headquartered at Glynco, Ga., near the port city of Brunswick, halfway between Savannah, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla. In addition to Glynco, the FLETC operates two other residential training sites in Artesia, N.M., and Charleston, S.C. The FLETC also operates a non-residential in-service re-qualification and advanced training facility in Cheltenham, Md., for use by agencies with large concentrations of personnel in the Washington, D.C., area. The FLETC has oversight and program management responsibilities at the International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEA) in Gaborone, Botswana, and Bangkok, Thailand. The FLETC also supports training at other ILEAs in Hungary and El Salvador. Export training and technology-based distributed learning are increasingly important methods of training delivery. These methods are used when the programs being taught do not require specialized facilities and/or when a geographical concentration of personnel can be identified. Additionally, the FLETC seeks and develops alternative training technologies, especially simulation and modeling to augment existing training delivery systems and methodologies. Many of the FLETC’s Partner Organizations have transferred portions or all of their law enforcement training operations to one of the FLETC’s permanent sites to coordinate the activities of their personnel and to conduct advanced and agency-specific programs. Consolidation of law enforcement training permits the Federal Government to emphasize training excellence and cost-effectiveness. Professional instruction and practical application provide students with the skills and knowledge to meet the demanding challenges of a Federal law enforcement career. They learn not only the responsibilities of a law enforcement officer, but through interaction with students from many other agencies, they also become acquainted with the missions and duties of their colleagues. This interaction provides the foundation for a more cooperative Federal law enforcement effort. The Center’s parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), supervises its administrative and financial activities. The FLETC Director serves under the authority of Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute. The Director is assisted with operational oversight and execution in the management of the Center by an executive team with unmatched breadth and depth of experience in training and administration.

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