DOI is tasked with protecting our nation’s cultural, natural, and historical resources, and no one takes that duty more seriously than our dedicated security administration professionals. DOI security administration professionals conduct security evaluations for other DOI personnel, formulate security policy for DOI structures and procedures, and analyze the effectiveness of security practices. They also maintain, test, and evaluate Physical Security components such as Access Control, CCTV, and Intrusion Detection systems.
This position is represented at the following bureaus
The ideal candidate combines a keen attention to detail with a tenacious drive to see projects or tasks through to their conclusion.
Personnel Security; Physical Security; Information Security; Industrial Security
The work is performed primarily in an office setting or on site at DOI facilities.
Minimum Education Requirements
Please see the Administrative and Management Group Qualification Standard on the OPM website.
Career Level Requirements
Responsibilities by Level
- Collecting, compiling, and organizing information
- Acquiring and maintaining a working knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures
- Completing forms, documents, or routine reports
- Conducting research and collecting and tracking information
- Interpreting and applying laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures to specific issues
- Monitoring, maintaining, or updating data, records, or other information
- Analyzing or interpreting data or other information
- Evaluating, monitoring, or ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures
- Making improvements, solving problems, or taking corrective action when problems arise
- Managing, leading, or administering programs, projects, operations, or activities
- Overseeing investigations for clearance or suitability determinations
- Promoting or developing and maintaining good working relationships with key individuals or groups
Strengths by Level
AccountabilityHolds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
Attention to DetailIs thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
Creative ThinkingUses imagination to develop new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to problems; designs new methods where established methods and procedures are inapplicable or are unavailable.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
Customer ServiceWorks with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
Decision MakingMakes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
FlexibilityIs open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
Influencing/NegotiatingPersuades others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their behavior; works with others towards an agreement; negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
Information ManagementIdentifies a need for and knows where or how to gather information; organizes and maintains information or information management systems.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
Integrity/HonestyContributes to maintaining the integrity of the organization; displays high standards of ethical conduct and understands the impact of violating these standards on an organization, self, and others; is trustworthy.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
Interpersonal SkillsTreats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
Oral CommunicationExpresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
PartneringDevelops networks and builds alliances; collaborates across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
Planning and EvaluatingOrganizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
Problem SolvingIdentifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
ReasoningIdentifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
ResilienceDeals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
Self-ManagementSets well-defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
Teaching OthersHelps others learn through formal or informal methods; identifies training needs; provides constructive feedback; coaches others on how to perform tasks; acts as a mentor.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
TeamworkEncourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
Technical CompetenceUses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
WritingRecognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.Show Tool TipEntry 5-7Mid 9-11Journey 12-13Senior 14-15
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