Security Guard

Fort Eustis, Virginia
Jun 06, 2023
Jun 13, 2023
Full Time

  • Serves as an armed Department of the Army Security Guard (DASG) for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at TRADOC HQS with the primary duty to provide protective services.
  • TRADOC DASGs will protect personnel and prevent the damage or loss of property within TRADOC HQ facilities.
  • Responsible for conducting both internal and external patrols of TRADOC HQ facilities, parking lots, and grounds.
  • Monitors personnel access into designated restricted areas and intrusion detection system alarms using both manual and electronic methods (i.e., -Electronic Access Control Systems (EACS)/Intrusion Detection System (IDS)).
  • Performs duties at static and roving positions to direct visitors, vendors, and contractors to the appropriate office as needed.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Incumbent must undergo and pass annual medical exams of physical, emotional, and mental stability. Standards for medical exams are prescribed in AR 190-56, ?The Army Civilian Police and Security Guard Program.?
  • Incumbent must wear the prescribed DASG uniform IAW AR 190-56; must maintain a high state of appearance and hygiene.
  • This is a drug testing designated position. Incumbent agrees to submit to a mandatory command directed urinalysis on a recurring basis IAW AR 600-85. A DA Form 5019R, Condition of Employment, must be assigned for mandatory drug testing.
  • Shift work is required, or a change in work shift may be necessary. Hours of work encompass fluctuating tours of duty to include evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Overtime, both scheduled and unscheduled, may be required as directed and is subject to recall for periods of emergency overtime.
  • Incumbent must successfully complete security guard training.
  • Incumbent must successfully complete and maintain current required certifications in CPR techniques and First Aid. May act as a first responder in a medical emergency.
  • Incumbent may be required to be certified in the use of aerosol irritants, TASER and baton.
  • Incumbent must be fully qualified to operate a government vehicle. Must possess and maintain a valid state driver?s license.
  • See 'Additional Information' section for more information.


Competition for Security Guard positions is restricted by law to persons entitled to Veterans preference so long as such applicants are available for appointment. If there are no Veterans preference eligible applicants available, non-preference applicants may be considered.

This position is a TERM NTE 13 MONTHS position. It is time-limited and MEY be extended up to a maximum of eight years. This position may be converted to permanent career or career-conditional appointment without further competition as long as all requirements are met.
To be eligible for conversion, employee must complete at least 2 years of current continuous service under a term appointment in the competitive service AND employee must have a current performance rating under such term appointment of at least fully successful or equivalent.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the 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 of specialized experience which includes work with a Federal, State, municipal, local, or private protective organization that involved the protection of property against such hazards as fire, theft, damage, accident, or trespass; or maintaining order and protecting life. Such experience must have provided a knowledge of protective systems and techniques. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone -- no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Access Control Operations
  • Incident Response
  • Physical Security
  • Search Techniques

Additional information

In accordance with AR 190-56, requirements of Individual Reliability Program apply. Employee and prospective employee of this position are expected to maintain a high standard of conduct; when being considered for employment and periodically thereafter, they must be assessed under the Individual Reliability Program for social adjustment, emotional stability, sound judgment, dependability, flexibility in
adjusting to changes, ability to work effectively under pressure or emergency conditions, and a positive attitude toward his/her duties.

Incumbent will be required to maintain physical conditioning and pass an annual Physical Agility Test (PAT) as outlined in AR 190-56. Department of the Army Security Guards (DASG) must qualify and maintain appropriate level security clearance, satisfactorily complete initial training, field training program (FTP), and annual required training IAW AR 190-56.

Incumbent must be proficient in the use of assigned firearms/weapons, pass an initial qualification, and must qualify as required thereafter in the use of assigned firearms/weapons. All weapons training and qualifications will be conducted IAW AR 190-56.

LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT: Employee must meet the requirements under the Lautenberg Amendment/Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Must be able to pass a Criminal History Background Check. Candidates with convictions of misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are ineligible for this position. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment IAW Title 18 USC 922(g) (91).

This position is designated "Mission Essential." In the event of severe weather conditions or other such emergency type situations (natural or man-made disaster) the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled to support mission operations.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Field (CF) 19 - Physical Security and Law Enforcement position
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
  • To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to
    Executive Order 14043