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Supervisory Security Specialist

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  • Air Force Test Center

About the Air Force Test Center:
The Air Force Test Center (AFTC) is where tomorrow’s 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!

About the Role:
The Air Force Test Center is looking for a Full-Time Supervisory Security Specialist (NH-0080-03) to work at the 412 TW Information Protection (412 TW/IP) at Nellis Air Force Base, NV.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Government Special Access Program Security Officer and Supervisory Security Specialist for the 412 Test Wing Information Protection Office. Supports a single or multiple 412 Test Wing/Air Force Test Center RDT&E organizations in the management and integration of Special Access Program, Information Security, Industrial Security, Personnel Security, Information Systems Security, Physical Security, Operations Security and Acquisition Security programs. Supervises organizational personnel who perform security management, cybersecurity and security administration functions in accomplishing organizational, multi-program and test authority/agency security requirements.

Application Deadline: 11 July 2024 at 11:59 pm (EST)
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Typical 2024 salary range: $88,756 - $137,209 (includes locality).
Telework Information: Eligible for situational telework only, including Emergency and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prescribed "Unscheduled Telework"
Travel Requirements: Up to 25% Travel possible
Direct Hire Authority: 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.

Desired Skills:
- 3 years of supervisory/leadership skills
- 3 years of security experience working in SAP or SCI environments
- 3 years of experience working Collateral Security programs
- 3 years of experience in working in a Test Environment

Major Duties:
- Ability to identify conflict in the workplace, provide counseling, training and/or corrective action to correct unwanted behavior.
- Ability to identify employee strengths and weaknesses and assign tasks accordingly.
- Ability to identify problems, research and develop COAs with probable outcomes and present to leadership to accommodate informed decisions.
- U.S. Citizenship
- This is a national security position. Must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI security eligibly.
- Must be able to obtain/maintain Special Access Program and Sensitive Compartmented Information access eligibility.
- Some temporary duty (TDY) travel may be required
- The incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
- The incumbent will be required to obtain/maintain DOD certification as a condition of employment. Department of Defense Security Fundamentals Professional Certification and Security Asset Protection Professional 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. The listed certification requirements may not be deleted or modified without the written approval of the AF Security Functional Authority (SAF/AA) or their delegated security career field representative.
- Knowledge of a wide range of security and information protection concepts, principles, and practices to review independently, analyze, and resolve difficult and complex security problems. Comprehensive knowledge of security policy requirements to function as technical authority in multiple security specialties in order to resolve major conflicts in policy, procedure and program objectives.
- Ability to work independently planning, scheduling, coordinating, carrying out, and monitoring the effectiveness of the operations of multiple security programs in attaining organizational operational and test mission activities.
- Ability to interpret, establish and monitor operating security programs to meet specific test and operational program situations involving multi-security classification and highly classified information, facilities, devices and operations.
- Ability and skill in establishing criteria for identifying and analyzing trends in security violations and infractions and other lapses security and measuring organizational effectiveness in achieving security objectives and goals.

Air Force Civilian Service Employment Benefits:

Paid Time Off:
-    11 Federal Holidays off per year
-    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
-    13 sick days per year (104 hours)
-    Various Medical, Dental & Vision packages to choose from for entire family

-    Pension: Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
-    401K: Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) available with up to 5% agency matching

Health & Wellness:
-    Various Medical, Dental & Vision packages to choose from for entire family
-    Flexible Spending Account
-    Federal Long Term Care Insurance, and Life & Disability Insurance

Work/Life Balance:
-    Family and Medical Leave Act
-    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
-    Flexible Work Arrangements (dependent on position)

Career Development:
-    Tuition Assistance & Professional Development opportunities
-    Career enhancement and promotion opportunities

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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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