Last week the Infrastructure Security Compliance Division of DHS/NPPD posted a job opening on USAJobs.gov for a Supervisory Chemical Security Inspector. The application period for this GS-15 job position will be open until November 13th, 2012. The person selected for this position in Arlington, VA will serve as the Branch Chief of the Inspections & Enforcement (I&E) Branch for the CFATS program (and probably the Ammonium Nitrate Security Program if/when that is actually started).
According to USAJobs.gov the duties of this position include:
• Collaborate and maintain working relationships with other Infrastructure Security Compliance Division branches to inform, educate, and direct security issues to appropriate existing channels for review and resolution.
• Monitor the performance of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program and relate activities on a continuing basis, taking appropriate steps to improve its effectiveness.
• Provide policy analysis, oversight, and technical expertise on legislation and regulations to the national CFATS program by assessing, interpreting, and implementing regulatory requirements.
• Develop networks and build alliances, engage in cross-functional activities; collaborate across boundaries and find common ground with a wide range of stakeholders. Utilize contacts to build and strengthen internal support bases.
• Responsible for the direct management and supervision of subordinates and oversight of all staff members in the Inspection and Enforcement Branch to include several remote locations.
• Responsible for hiring, performance evaluation, disciplinary action, and leave approval.
The USAJobs.gov site divides qualifications into two categories; Key Requirements and Qualifications Required.
The Key Requirements are:
• U. S. Citizenship is required.
• Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
• Relocation Expenses MAY be authorized.
• Overnight travel of 6-10 nights per month may be required.
• Selectee will be required to submit a financial disclosure form (OGE-450).
• Must be able to obtain a state driver's license.
For the Qualifications Required at the grade GS-15, applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as
• Evaluating subordinate chemical inspector preparation, performance, and reporting on chemical facility inspections;
• Reporting on chemical facilities by utilizing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS); and
• Supervising the work performance of other chemical facility inspectors.