On Friday the folks at DHS/NPPD posted a job opening on JobsUSA.gov for a Supervisory Chemical Security Inspector; the posting is open through January 17th. This appears to be a duplicate of the job posting that I discussed back in November. It is not clear if this is actually the same position or a second job opening.
As I noted in the earlier blog post this appears to be limited to people currently working in the CFATS program. Here are some examples of areas that must be addressed on the questionnaire that each applicant must fill out:
KNOWLEDGE OF REGULATORY CHEMICAL PROGRAMS AND HIGH-RISK CHEMICAL FACILITIES
11. Identify potential areas of security vulnerability at chemical facilities.
12. Develop and implement corrective action plans for the resolution of problematic security issues at chemical facilities.
13. Provide guidance to chemical facility managers on how to avoid future security vulnerabilities.
14. Monitor and evaluate the performance of a CFATS program.
15. Assist chemical facilities in complying with recommended security improvements.
16. Interpret and implement regulatory requirements based on the analysis of an existing CFATS program.
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY
17. Collaborate with other infrastructure security personnel to direct security issues to appropriate existing channels for review and resolution.
18. Provide oral presentations that provide information on risk management programs and activities.
19. Discuss performance issues with a subordinate employee.
20. Discuss CFATS legislation and regulation changes with senior management.
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN WRITING
21. Develop and write policies that impact organization-wide programs with national impact.
22. Produce written information that includes technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience.
23. Write policies that comply with CFATS regulations.
24. Write corrective action plans for the resolution of chemical facility security issues.
As is usual for the Federal government, the hiring process is time consuming. According to the job posting you should expect it to take 4 to 6 weeks before you could be contacted about an interview for this position. There is no telling how long it would take from there to actually report for work.