Lead Security Assistant - #19529251

Department of Veterans Affairs

Date: Feb 23, 2021
City: Huntington, WV
Contract type: Full time
Department of Veterans Affairs

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The Lead Security Assistant is located in Police Services. The primary purpose of the position is to lead a team of Security Assistants responsible for monitoring physical security equipment and systems.

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Duties of the Lead Security Assistant include and are not limited to:

Ensures the organization's strategic plan, mission vision, and values are communicated to the team and integrated into the teams strategies, goals, objectives, work plans, and work products and services. Responsible for leading team of a minimum of three security assistants.

Trains or arranges for training when necessary. Monitors and reports on the status and progress of work, checking on work in progress and reviewing completed work to see that the supervisor's instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines, and quality have been met.

Performs alarms and access monitoring, tracing access patterns, programming, assigning or removing user permissions, updating databases, remotely opening and securing doors during routine and emergency operations and generating a variety of reports as needed.

Monitors and receives routine and emergency calls from a variety of sources that need police, fire, medical, or other emergency services.

Uses VA Police Software to research information, complete reports and logs, vehicle registrations, etc.

All other duties as assigned and outlined within position description.

Work Schedule: To be determined

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Lead Security Assistant/PD99857A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for training.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0086 Security Clerical and Assistance

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to background/security investigation

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/12/2021.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-5 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: monitoring physical security equipment and systems; training and arranging for training when necessary; leading individuals while distributing and balancing workload; etc.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Accountability

  • Attention to Detail

  • Planning and Evaluating

  • Stress Tolerance

  • Visual Identification

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; religions; spiritual; community; student; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: This work is typically sedentary in nature. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts; etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. Working on off-tours, rotating shifts or regular overtime may be required.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/xqttzadavcxcbszsqyautyfrbst.


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

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