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Personnel Security Specialist (Security Specialist Plans and Programs)

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  • Air Force Test Center

Come be a part of something big! Smart Minds, Cool Jobs and Awesome Rewards! Fueled by innovation, talent and ambition, the Air Force Civilian Service is seeking civilian professionals prepared to deploy war-winning capabilities on behalf of the United States Air Force.

The Air Force Test Center (AFTC) is where tomorrows Air Force is tested! Long considered the “Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe”, AFTC is truly where Air Force superiority begins. Home to many Aerospace establishments and records, AFTC remains the state-of-the-art leader in Aerospace testing, and provides the warfighter with cutting-edge technology. AFTC does not only celebrate its past, but we continue to lead from the front. Join our team today and make Aerospace history!

The Air Force Test Center is looking for a Full-Time Personnel Security Specialist (Security Specialist Plans and Programs) (NH-0080-02) to work at the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) in the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), at the 412th Security Forces Squadron, (412 SFS/S30G) S5 Section in Security Forces Plans and Programs at Edwards AFB in Edwards, CA.

NO 6-MONTH WAIT! Recently retired and/or retiring from MILITARY service ARE eligible for immediate appointment for AFTC positions. The 180-day waiting period has been waived for AFTC to hire recently retired and/or retiring service members.

Full-time Air Force Civilian Service employees enjoy the below benefits, and more!
• Paid Time-Off:
o 11 Federal Holidays off per year
o Vacation time (Annual Leave) accumulates based on length of employment. Starts at 13 days (104 hours) per year and up to 26 days (208 hours) per year
o 13 sick days per year (104 hours)
• Various Medical, Dental & Vision packages to choose from for entire family
• Retirement:
o Pension: Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
o 401K: Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) available with up to 5% agency matching
• Flexible work schedules and shift work may be available (depends on position)
• Employee assistance Programs
• Health and Wellness resources
• Tuition Assistance & Professional Development opportunities
• Many career enhancement and promotion opportunities

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Telework Information:
• Eligible for situational telework only, including Emergency and OPM prescribed “Unscheduled Telework”

Travel Requirements:
• No Travel

This position has a typical 2024 salary range of $46,020 - $109,673 (includes locality).

Announcement Closes: 24 July 2024 at 11:59 pm (EST)

Position specific skills and experience desired in a potential candidate:
- AS degree or higher desired.
- 3 years security experience or law enforcement
- 2 years of experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and ability to conduct formal or informal presentations.
- 2 years of experience with writing, formatting, and coordinating Department of Defense and Air Force plans or equivalent.
- Excellent time management skills

In this position you will manage and administer the USAF Personnel Security
Program for the 412 Security Forces Squadron and assist Edwards AFB and Wing
Information Security and Industrial Security Specialists.

Major Duties:
- Implements and administers the Personnel Security Program for the unit. Establishes local procedures for processing requests for security clearances for military and civilian personnel
- Evaluates and analyzes individual Personnel Security investigations which contain derogatory information or data not consistent with the best interests of national security
- Submits reports to the appropriate commander for review and recommendations for withdrawal or retention of security clearances
- Performs as Personnel Security Specialist in managing the functional aspects of the DoD Personnel Security Program. Formulates, edits, and finalizes regulatory guidance for Personnel Security requirements
- Provides staff assistance and Local Information Protection Management Evaluations (LIPME) support to Wing Information and Industrial Security Specialists for annual and as required or directed Information
- Directs the implementation of an effective Personnel Security training and awareness program. Develops and conducts Personnel Security presentations and provides current training and awareness.

- U.S. Citizenship
- Obtain & maintain security clearance.
- This is a designated Drug Testing Position
- Department of Defense Physical Security Certification conferral is required within 2 years of the established employee EOD or initial assignment date to this position in accordance with DOD 3305.13-M, DOD Security Accreditation and Certification.
- Comprehensive knowledge of a broad range of security forces security systems, concepts, principles, and practices including force protection, anti-terrorism, resource protection, physical security, integrated base defense, OPSEC, crime prevention, and law enforcement program directives, policies, instructions, specialties, concepts, principles, requirements, technology, and practices to independently make decisions and recommendations.
- Knowledge of the AF overall and AF Security Forces missions, functions, and structure at the unit level to ensure effective implementation and oversight of program plans and processes.
- Able to conduct surveys, assessments, and projects and effectively evaluate results for the management and completion of programs.
- Ability to read, comprehend, coordinate, and draft all security and security forces guidance and directives.

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Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship required. Must be of legal working age.

Air Force Test Center is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We recognize diversity encompasses many parts of one’s identity including but not limited to race, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability status, and veteran status. AFTC encourages ALL candidates to apply as our employees’ points of view are key to our success.

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