Lead Security Guard

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 15, 2020
Closes
Oct 23, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located at the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH), Security Division in Washington D.C. The primary purpose of this position is to perform various security related functions at the AFRH-Washington campus. The incumbent in collaboration with the supervisor, plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, and supervises the work activities of the security guards.

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Responsibilities

As a GS-06 Lead Security Guard you will:
  • Perform Field Training Officer (FTO) duties for the security guards. The purpose of the Field Training is to train new security guards so that each is prepared to function as a solo security guard at the conclusion of their training cycle. Field Training Officers have the dual responsibility of providing security service to the Armed Forces Retirement Home, as well as conducting training and evaluations for new security guards.
  • Monitor a complex and sophisticated fire, duress and intrusion alarm system and act promptly to accurately read, interpret and react in order to take the proper action to safeguard lives and property. Occasionally, specific alarms require prompt notification of the local fire department, senior level AFRH personnel, local police authorities, AFRH medical personnel, and maintenance personnel. Monitor closed circuit television cameras located on the grounds of the facility.
  • In collaboration with the supervisor, plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and supervise the work activities of the security guards. Receive telephone requests for security services and all other requests throughout the Home. Dispatch all calls to appropriate personnel via radio or telephone.
  • Respond to emergency and routine calls within the facility. These calls include, but are not limited to: pull cords; pendants; telephone emergencies; assisting the Wellness Center Clinic with emergences in which the staff may be involved; death reports; assault reports; theft reports; accident reports; trespassing; property damage reports; fire alarms; intrusion alarms; escorts fireboard/law enforcement personnel to destination; and any and all other emergency or routine situations that occur on the grounds of the facility.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
06

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment
  • Public Trust background investigation will be required.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

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

Physical Requirements: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking, driving, bending, stooping, reaching, and similar activities. Employees engage in such exertions when responding to alarms, observing suspects, or participating in training activities, climbing stairs in dormitory and office buildings, or walking foot patrols in and around large buildings. In some positions, the work may regularly involve lifting and carrying of heavy objects of 50 pounds or less

AND

Specialized Experience: For the GS-06, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience for this position includes:

- Providing guidance and direction over an organization that involves the protection of property against such hazards as fire, theft, damage, accident, or trespass; OR

- Maintaining order and protecting life; OR

- Using investigative techniques and ability to write reports.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable: For the GS-06, you must have been at the GS-05 level for 52 weeks.

Time After Competitive Appointment: Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.

Education

Additional information

We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a bargaining unit position.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- Selectees will be subject to the AFRH Tuberculosis Surveillance Program.
- Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day, three-shift basis. Assignment to a specific shift cannot be guaranteed. The successful applicant must be available to work on all three shifts on a rotational basis.
- Because the AFRH's mission requires uninterrupted, direct human support and medical care for its Residents, this position is considered essential for continuing AFRH operations. Therefore, the incumbent is expected to arrive for duty on time, as scheduled, and to complete the assigned tour during emergency situations such as hazardous weather.

Majority of shift is performed outside when incumbent is directing traffic, investigating accidents or emergency situations, issuing citations, and performing patrol duties. The incumbent is exposed to potentially dangerous situations or environmental stress.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Communication, & Education and Training. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. A subject matter expert may be used in the evaluation. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must receive a score of 92 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

CURRENT EMPLOYEES-- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:

- Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should showa "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)

- If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.

- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: Submit a copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal includes the final rating. if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, VEOA, VRA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

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.

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