Security Clerk

Staunton, Virginia
Sep 19, 2020
Sep 24, 2020
Full Time


This position provides traffic control at all entries and exits for the Salem Veterans Affairs Health Care System (VAMC). The incumbent screens staff, students, contractors, veterans and visitors when entering the main entrances to the Staunton Community Based Out-Patient Clinic. Also provides information as requested or gives directions. This is an unarmed position with no law enforcement or arrest authority.

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Major duties:
  • Provides traffic control and screening.
  • Provides traffic control at designated entrance of the Salem VAMC or specified CBOC's.
  • Maintains physical presence while monitoring and controlling ingress/egress to VA property, ensuring people accessing the facility have a genuine need to do so.
  • Provides for the safety and security of the medical center while at entry control point by controlling traffic movement and being observant for suspicious or illegal behavior.
  • Reports any issues to the VA Police Communications Center via radio for informational purposes only or to request assistance.
  • Conducts pre-screening questions regarding COVID-19, conducts a no touch thermometer check, and follow directions provided per standard operating procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Tour to be determined by Supervisor.
Position Description Title/PD#: Security Clerk/ #2261
Physical Requirements: Work requires physical exertion such a long periods of standing, walking, bending and similar activities and occasional lifting and carrying of objects of 25 pounds or less such as temporary traffic signs and cones. Callback and emergency posts are frequently required. Additionally, callback and emergency posts may be required during periods of increased National Threw Level or other local incidents. Duties are primarily performed in active traffic lanes at entry/exit points exposing incumbent to exhaust fumes. Incumbent must work in a variety of extreme weather conditions, including cold, heat, high humidity, and rain. Incumbent is required to wear a high visibility traffic control vest while performing traffic control duties or other duties in low visibility conditions. Due to the potential of the incumbent encountering individuals with potential bloodborne pathogens and hazardous materials, i.e. COVID-19, the incumbent is required to wear a facemask covering their nose and mouth at all times.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
  • 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.

GS-03 grade level: 6 months of general experience; experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization; OR one year of education above the high school level. NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without.

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: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: .If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Additional information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at .

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Applicants will be accessed in the order in which the applications were received and select any qualified applicant in that order.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Documents Accepted:
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
  • Transcript

Documents Required:
  • Resume

Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.