Security Guard

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Oct 27, 2021
Oct 29, 2021
Full Time


About the Position: Serves as a Supervisory Security Guard supervising the Security Guard force responsible for the protection of government personnel, property, and technologies against sabotage, espionage, theft, accidental or willful damage, and destruction at Fort Belvoir, VA.

This position is restricted to persons entitled to Veterans Preference. If there are no Veterans Preference eligible applicants available, non-preference applicants may be considered.
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  • Serves as a Shift Supervisor who exercises direct supervision overt the activities of the security guard force.
  • Responsible for performing a diverse range protective responsibilities over Federal property, employees, and visitors.
  • Plans and coordinates the activities of a security guard force shift, to ensure the maintenance of physical security standards and enforcement of federal state, and local laws.
  • Responsible for protection of government and personal property; control of access of personnel and vehicles to the installation.
  • Responsible for support of the implementation of emergency plans; and patrolling of restricted and limited access areas.
  • Perform daily post checks of all post/personnel included in the security guard force areas of responsibilities.
  • Responsible for assisting with suppression of riots; demonstrations and disorders; traffic and crowd control.
  • Supervises necessary training for security guard personnel in the use of weapons, protection against espionage, sabotage, and other organized subversive actions.
  • Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work.
  • Makes personnel adjustments to reflect workload revisions.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position requires a Secret security clearance.
  • Must submit to a pre-employment physical and maintain a level of physical fitness.
  • This position is subject to a pre-employment drug test and random testing thereafter.
  • This position has been designated as Mission Essential.
  • The position is subject to the provisions of the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban commonly referred to as the Lautenberg Amendment.
  • This position requires shift work.
  • This position requires rotating shifts.
  • This position requires overtime work.
  • The duties of this position require the incumbent to obtain and maintain a valid Driver's License.
  • This position has a requirement to carry a firearm and remain proficient in the use of assigned weapon.
  • This position requires certification in CPR.
  • This position requires the incumbent to use personal protective equipment provided by the employer.
  • This position requires completion of a supervisory probationary period.
  • This position is subject to the requirements of the individual Reliability Program (IRP), in accordance with AR 190-56/
  • This position requires successful completion of security guard training.
  • May be required to wear chemical protection masks, gloves, and other protective equipment, and may be required to be certified in the use of aerosol irritants and baton.
  • Must meet requirements under the Lautenberg Amendment/Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

Please Note: Based on IMCOM policy, retired civil servants are not eligible for consideration for employment for this position. Candidates cannot be considered under other employment eligibilities, since they would be required to be hired as a re-employed annuitant.

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 equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service which includes: Safeguarding government personnel, property, and technologies against such threats as: unlawful entry, sabotage, espionage, theft, accidental or willful damage, and destruction. Determine fitness and grant access to those individuals that have met screening requirements and demonstrate a need to access the installation. Provide significant support to the overall installation Antiterrorism/ Force Protection (AT/FP) capability by providing the emergency base closure, active shooter response, execution of random antiterrorism measure, physical security emergency response to an all hazards disaster and an active physical deterrent against criminal and terrorist activities targeted against US military installations. 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 in the following areas:
  • Access Control Operations
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Physical Security
  • Security Assessment
  • Security Documentation


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.

Additional information

  • 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.
  • 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 Program (CP-19) - Law Enforcement and Physical Security position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
  • 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 .
  • 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.

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, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation. Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
  • Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

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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