Security Specialist (Force Protection/Anti-Terrorism) (Title 32)

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Richmond, Virginia
Apr 30, 2021
May 08, 2021
Full Time



This National Guard position is for a Security Specialist (Force Protection/Anti-Terrorism) (Title 32), Position Description Number D1164000 and is part of the VA G3, National Guard.

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As a Security Specialist (Force Protection/Anti-Terrorism) (Title 32), GS-0080-12, you will perform the below duties:

(1) Serves as the JFHQ-ST authority and expert on all matters involving force protection (FP) and anti-terrorism (AT) requirements, policy, procedures, program status and serves as the conduit of information between the intelligence community and local state and federal law enforcement. Serves as the focal point to coordinate, de-conflict, and integrate various force protection staff initiatives, policies, and activities within the state. Serves as consultant to the Adjutant General, JFHQ (St), and unit commanders on force protection. Establishes working relationships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies operating within the state on behalf of the Adjutant General. Conducts intelligence integration and information operations to assess potential threat and creates JFHQ-ST FP/AT program. Prepares FP/AT plans, templates and planning tools for subordinate units, writes comprehensive anti-terrorism plans considering Weapons of Mass Destruction, directs the use of Random Anti-terrorism Measures to protect personnel, installations and Geographically Separated Units (GSU's), conducts anti-terrorism resource management to prioritize and generate protective measure requirements and Combating Terrorism Readiness Initiative Fund submissions. Reviews practices and activities to ensure compliance with directives and integration with other security and related programs. Provides recommendations, briefings, updates, and staff studies across a broad range of security specialties to influence installation-level decision-making and policy development. Manages and serves as the approval authority for the installation Core Vulnerability Assessment Management Program (CVAMP) database.
(2) Receives filter, focus, and fuse information from military intelligence sources, publicly available information sources, and local, state and federal law enforcement sources to develop a clear understanding of real or potential threat to all state forces. Responsible for the declassification of military intelligence that is deemed law enforcement sensitive and requires dissemination to local, state, or federal law enforcement agencies operating within the state.(3) Responsible for the overall implementation, oversight, and centralized control of the coordinated anti-terrorism and force protection program for the National Guard of the state. Involves all measures related to physical security and operational security for all facilities, arms/munitions storage activities, and personnel. Often Interprets broad, non-specific higher headquarters directives for JFHQ-ST applicability and implementation. When U.S., DoD, National Guard Bureau, Unified Commands, Army and Air Force directives are not specific, formulates local force protection procedures and policies based on unique command and operational needs. On a regular basis, accomplishes assignments requiring application of new concepts and theories to security problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted security measures or procedures.
(4) Plans, conducts, directs the conduct of, or coordinates on site security studies, projects, assessments, and surveys of the State in relationship to anti-terrorism and force protection activities. Works with engineers to assess and sign off on all construction projects within the state to ascertain that FP/AT construction standards are complied with. Activities assessed may encompass all security specialties. Analyzes data to identify physical and operations security compliance or non-compliance, vulnerabilities, trends, strengths, and benchmarks. Determines, formulates, coordinates, and implements specific JFHQ-ST guidance and actions to correct security deficiencies, overcome vague or competing requirements, promote the growth of sound security procedures, and justify major fiscal expenditures and procurement of needed security technology, security aids and equipment, manpower, and infrastructure.
(7) Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


- All qualified Male/Female Warrant officer (W1/WO1 - W5/CW5) or a Commissioned Officer (O1/2LT - O5/LTC) currently employed (permanent) in the Virginia Army National Guard Military Technician Program.
GROUP II - All qualified Virginia Army National Guard Male/Female Warrant officer (W1/WO1 - W5/CW5) or a Commissioned Officer (O1/2LT - O5/LTC), regardless of employment status (Traditional, Military Technician or AGR). To be considered as a Group II applicant, proof of appointment/enlistment in the Virginia National Guard must be attached if the appointment/enlistment occurred within 60 days prior to, or during, the advertisement period.

Military Grades: Warrant officer (W1/WO1 - W5/CW5) or a Commissioned Officer (O1/2LT - O5/LTC)

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : Must have the education and validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade for one of the seven organizational program disciplines and its applicable Security Series career level; do you have the experiences, education, or training that demonstrates the ability to follow directions, to read, understand, and retain a variety of instructions, regulations, and procedures.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : Must have at least 36 months of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-11 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems in the Federal government? This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS-11 grade indicated. This experience must include activities such as
  • Experience in formulating and implementing plans and processes, overcoming obstacles and conflicts, and managing the state's force protection and anti-terrorism programs.
  • Experiences in reviewing, analyzing, and assessing law enforcement sensitive information.
  • Experience in managing and directing assigned program areas, conducting studies and reviews; and, writing, publishing and implementing force protection policies and projects. Knowledgeable in security program specialties to include physical, personnel, and operational security.
  • Experienced in correctly identifying and resolving conflicting and complex policy and program objectives, and procedures within the security functional area.


Higher Education Degrees are Allowed as Substitutions for specialized experiences in the seven organizational disciplines of Series GS-0080, Security Administration, as applicable.

If you are using Education to qualify for this position,

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency ( ).

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, 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.

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents: Most recent SF 50 for current Federal Technicians.

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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