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U.S. Army Element SHAPE Personnel Security Specialist in Brussels, Belgium

Summary About the Position: This position is a unique opportunity with the US Mission to NATO, located at NATO HQ in Brussels, Belgium. NATO is a political and military Alliance uniting 31 countries from North America and Europe. Every day civilian and military representatives of all NATO member countries meet to analyze threats, draw plans, discuss policies, and share information and ideas. USNATO is in central Belgium with the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, and Germany within a day's drive. Responsibilities Serves as a Personnel Security Specialist providing direct assistance to the Director and Deputy Director of Operations, Programs, and Security, in the execution of multiple programs. Provides personnel security, logistical support and customer service to the Ambassador, Secretary of Defense Representative Europe/Office of the Defense Advisor (ODA), Department of State (DoS) and Dept of Defense (DoD) Military and Civilian Staff. Provides personnel security support to Americans assigned to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) International Staff who are assigned under the Chief of Mission (CoM) to the United States Mission to NATO (USNATO). Provide security clearance verification memorandums to facilitate access to the building site in support of the Site Security Manager. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans Current Army Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee Current Department of Army Civilian Employees Applying to OCONUS Positions Current Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army) Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange Agreement Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce Excepted Service Overseas Family Member Appointment Family Member Preference (FMP) for Overseas Employment Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Military Spouse Preference (MSP) for Overseas Employment Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technician Eligible Priority Placement Program, DoD MR and NG Preference Eligible Tech Receiving Disability Retirement Priority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference Eligible Reinstatement Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized experience: One year specialized experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent is required. Specialized experience is defined as: Serve as a Personnel Security Specialist, initiate security clearance investigations, report security violations, making recommendations to the Management Advisor in relation to continued access to classified information. Administer oversight and guidance on all Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) requests. Support the Director and Deputy Director in the Management of evacuation exercises and plans. Coordinate visitor access with relevant security officers. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: - Personnel Security - Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Management - Visitor Support Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11). Education No substitution of education is available for this position at this grade level. Additional Information Direct deposit of pay is required. U.S. citizens overseas under ordinarily resident status are not eligible for appointment under the Status of Forces Agreement. Locality pay does not apply in the overseas area. If an employee brings a child to an overseas location and that child is entitled to attend a DoD school on a space-required basis in accordance with DoDEA Regulation 1342.13, the DoDEA and the Military Department responsible for providing related services will ensure that the child, if eligible for special education, receives a free appropriate public education, including related services pursuant to DoDI 1342.12 and DoDM 1342.12. If an employee brings an infant or toddler (up to 3 years of age) to an overseas location, and that infant or toddler, but for the child's age, is entitled to attend the DoDEA on a space-required basis in accordance with DoDEA Regulation 1342.13, then the Military Department responsible for EIS will provide the infant or toddler with the required EIS in accordance with the eligibility criteria consistent with DoDI 1342.12 and DoDM 1342.12. Employees (and family members) who require medical or dental care in the overseas location will be responsible for obtaining and paying for such care. Access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Pay retention may be offered to selected applicants for positions at overseas locations. Pay retention will not be offered as an incentive for employees moving between overseas positions. This position is part of the Embassy housing pool. Selectee will be assigned housing in accordance with local housing policies, unless deemed eligible. Selectees may receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Government Quarters, home leave, etc. Selectees will have their eligibility for foreign area benefits determined at the time of hire in accordance with Department of State Standardized Regulation (DSSR) and DoDI 1400.25 volume 1250. For positions in a foreign country, that country's laws or international agreements may have a direct impact on the ability of an employee's same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information and direct questions concerning a specific country (Foreign Duty Location) to the appropriate Army Human Resources point of contact prior to the acceptance of employment and your entrance on duty. This is a(n) CP19 - Security and Law enforcement - Career Field position. The initial length of this overseas tour is 36 months. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations. Recruitment, Relocation and Retention Allowance may be offered