Department of the Army, Army ...
Washington D.C.
Mar 17, 2017
Mar 28, 2017
Full Time

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions.  This position is subject to the hiring freeze.  Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.

Note:  Competition for Security Guard positions is restricted by law to persons entitled to veterans' preference as long as such applicants are available for appointment.

About the Position:

Perform installation access, usage of physical access control equipment and visitor access on military installations.  Safeguard Government personnel, information, operations, and critical assets in accordance with a wide variety of Federal rules and agency/local regulations/policies.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

  • Occasional Travel
  • Business travel may be required.

  • No

  • Shift work is required (evenings, weekends and holidays).
  • Drug testing is required.
  • Firearm proficiency is required.
  • Annual medical examination required and physical agility test required.
  • Uniform and safety equipment required.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Moving Expenses are not authorized.
  • Please see additional conditions under "Other Requirements".
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  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.

    Experience required: 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.

    Specialized Experience: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as experience managing a security guard force through subordinate supervisors and experience conducting access controls.  This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

    • Knowledge of Security Guard Operations.
    • Knowledge of Personnel Management
    • Ability to Supervise
    • Ability to Communicate

    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.



    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • 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.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

    Conditions of Employment:

    • IAW AR 190-56, requirements of Individual Reliability Program apply.
    • Mandatory Drug testing designated position. Individual agrees to submit to a urinalysis on a recurring basis, in accordance with AR 600-85.
    • 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 may be required as directed and is subject to recall for periods of emergency overtime.
    • Incumbent is subject to possible civil actions due to improper exercises of authority or injudicious use of force in the detention of individuals.
    • Incumbent must undergo and pass periodic medical exams of physical, emotional and mental stability.
    • Incumbent must successfully complete security guard training.
    • Incumbent must successfully complete CPR certification and First Aid training.
    • Incumbent will be required to pass entry level and annual re-certification of standard Army physical fitness/agility test.
    • Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
    • Incumbent must participate in regularly scheduled training in the techniques of use of deadly force, counter-terrorism, first aid, firearms, actuating anti-vehicle barriers, search and seizure, security operations and enforcement of installation rules, regulations, and policies.
    • Good eye/hand coordination is required to operate radios and security weapons and equipment. Must be in sufficient physical condition to conduct assist in searching vehicles and persons and restraining persons. Infrequently lifts persons involved in accidents/incidents; uses unarmed combat techniques for self-defense to subdue persons.
    • Works both inside and outside with possible exposure to inclement weather.
    • This position requires the incumbent to take and pass a pre-employment physical.


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