Reisterstown, Maryland
Nov 24, 2021
Nov 26, 2021
Full Time

Serves as the Antiterrorism/Force Protection (ATFP) Planning Support Specialist on all aspects of
ATFP. Plans the development, implementation and operation of the ATFP program in support of
policies, regulations and programs. Develops the overall ATFP plan for Army National Guard facilities
for the State. Provides direction, guidance, advice and assistance to all subordinate elements on the
ATFP program. Provides crisis management planning and execution assistance in the event of a
terrorist attack or other emergency situations. Assures the adequacy of policies, plans, directives,
budgets, procedures and other appropriate media required to plan and implement ATFP projects,
tasks, and operating programs for carrying out emergency response missions in an emergency ATFP
situation. Develops scenarios for ATFP exercises to test and coordinates participation in exercises to
test, evaluate and validate selected portions of the overall Command ATFP plan. Advises the
Command Group upon completion of exercises and simulations. Adjust or revises plans and
programs as required. Incumbent may be required to assist with a wide variety of plans, training
and operational tasks.
Serves as State security monitor. Assists in mandatory training and briefings for OCONUS travel to low, medium, and high threat
countries. Maintains appropriate records to document training for individuals attending ATFP
training or briefings. Plans, conducts, directs the conduct of, or coordinates on security site studies, projects,
assessments, and surveys of the facilities in relationship to and force protection and anti-terrorism
activities. Employee analyzes data to identify physical and operations security
or compliance or noncompliance, vulnerabilities, trends, strengths, and benchmarks. Determines,
formulates, coordinates, and implements specific command 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 aids and
equipment, manpower and infrastructure.
Maintains a thorough knowledge of the Command ATFP mission and functional assignments to
assure the effective integration of individual tasks, responsibilities and assignments into overall
plans and procedures. Participates in conferences, gives presentations, or conducts briefings to
disseminate ATFP planning guidance and assistance as required. Plans ATFP support requirements
with the other directorates at the JFHQ. Analyzes ATFP plans submitted by subordinate units to
advise the commander concerning significant trends impacting on ATFP operations of the
organization. Coordinates the participation of the command in exercises. Develops and publishes
exercise guidance, coordinates the development of all required exercise products, to include Master
Scenario Events Lists (MSEL) items, implementations, and staff control instructions. Analyzes
causes for program shortfalls, cost overruns, and failures to meet goals. Initiates action to assure
assigned program objectives are met. Recommends a change in the program when changes in
mission or requirements necessitate. Determines best methods for correcting program deficiencies.
Develops, coordinates, and recommends directives as they relate to the planning area of responsibility within the ATFP
program. Assists subordinate ATFP managers in development of ATFP plans, monitors and conducts
inspections of those unit ATFP plans for regulatory compliance and effectiveness. Maintains
communications with subordinate unit ATFP managers/Officers, providing current ATFP information
and collecting ATFP reports to provide to higher headquarters at regular intervals and as required.
Reviews intelligence and law enforcement information to develop risk assessments and to provide
briefings for leadership.
Represents the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations (DCSOPS)/ Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff
for Operations (DCSOPS) at meetings, conferences, workshops, panels, etc., at NGB and other
deferral agency levels as the ARNG technical authority. Serves as a member and acts as the
chairperson for various boards and working groups to include the Force Protection Board and Threat
Working Group. Determines the need for, organizes, and conducts meetings, conferences, and
workshops at the JFHQ, Brigade, or subordinate unit level to discuss and resolve specific force
protection issues or problems, or highlight new security policies, procedures, and requirements.
Also, interacts and meets with other agencies and local authorities such as personnel from the local
Homeland Defense Office, FBI, local army posts, naval stations, civil authorities, fire department,
hospitals, and airports to provide a forum for the cross-flow of information and work together on
community issues and threats.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

This is an Indefinite position for applicants not currently a Dual Status Technician with the MDARNG. Indefinite employment does not confer permanent tenure and is covered under tenure group 3. Indefinite technicians serve at the will of the appointing officer and may be separated any time, after a 30 day written memorandum is issued by the HRO.
Temporary Promotion: for current onboard technicians this may be a temporary promotion, you may be returned to the position form which promoted, or one with similar responsibilities at any time

Only open to member of the Maryland Army National Guard

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. Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation. Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.

- This is an Army National Guard dual status technician position which requires military membership.
- Attend the ARNG Security Manager Course within 12 months of hire.
- Obtain the Security Professional Certification(s) within 24 months of hire.
- This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the
Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of
domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
- May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
-This position is designated as Essential Personnel and may be subject to duty in preparation for, or
in response to, a State emergency or disaster declaration. This designation will not exceed 14
calendar days per year unless otherwise approved in advance by TAG
- The employee may be required


Military Grades: Enlisted E5 to E7

GENERAL EXPERIENCE : To qualify an applicant, apply and evaluate the applicant's competencies, experiences, completed education, learned skills, obtained knowledge, endorsed abilities, and training program accomplishments. The following six basic qualification criteria are required to successfully meet the basic qualification factors within an applicable career level in one of the seven specified security program disciplines:
- Skilled in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately;
- Ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit; effective two-way radio or telephone communication;
- Ability to write English in reports and presentation formats;
- Ability to communicate -orally and in writing- clearly and effectively;
- Ability to assess body language and perceive immediate risk levels; and,
- Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting technical material.
All Series GS-0080 personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level. Each applicant 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, as cited on page two. Applicants must 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 : Defined as progressively responsible work that demonstrates the candidate's full competency (Knowledge, Skill, Ability, and Behaviors) to perform tasks and responsibilities as described in the pertinent position description. It includes military administration, military security, and/or personnel management experience that prepares the applicant to perform the duties and responsibilities to achieve the required competency levels as defined by the applicable position description. Have the knowledge and skill to apply analytical and evaluative techniques to the identification, consideration, and resolution of program related issues and problems. Skilled in developing, analyzing, and evaluating security training programs to meet mission requirements and improve the security-training program for the installation. Skilled in defining problem areas and in application of conventional training program management principles and concepts. Experienced in the logistics plans and support functions. Ability to communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing. Knowledgeable and understands the National Guard and gaining command organizational structure, missions and responsibilities. Skilled and competent to instruct training courses in a classroom seminar setting. Knowledge of applicable law enforcement and military security, along with Federal and DoD rules, regulations, instructions, practices, principles and procedures including force protection, integrated base defense, anti-terrorism and physical security. Experienced in conducting training and educational assignments; handling problems and deviations, or resolving most problems in accordance with instructions, policies, regulatory/agency guidance, previous training and/or accepted unit administration practices. Experienced in developing training lesson plans and timetables under general guidance to meet technical soundness, appropriateness, and conformity to mission policy and requirements. Experienced in applying National Guard, gaining command, and local unit regulatory requirements and policies governing training and operations for contingency bed-down, sustainment, survivability, and recovery operations. Skilled in utilizing judgment to interpret guidelines, policies, regulations, precedents, and work directions for application to specific cases or problems. Competent in completing assignments that involve different and unrelated processes and methods. Able to complete assignments that typically involve support problems or program requirements that are stable, generally predictable, and without serious conflict.

Qualifications are not based solely on time. Qualification factors include experiences in any of the seven program disciplines; and, in other civilian and military security or intelligence programs. A candidate's competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities) are evaluated on the basis of duties performed rather than strictly on the rank of the individual; however, established compatibility criteria and unit assignment requirements are always followed. The applicant's total military service experiences, military and civilian performance records, resume, training certificates, and educational accomplishments must show possession of the competencies needed to fully perform security force protection, intelligence, information protection or anti-terrorism, or other security level analysis work. The applicant's record of experience, training, and education must show possession of the competencies needed to fully perform the duties of the applicable position description's duties and responsibilities.


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 .

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