Security Guard ((Security Command Center) Apprentice Operator)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 20, 2022
Closes
Jan 22, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The Apprentice Operator performs all SCC duties and tasks under the guidance and direction of the Supervisory SCC Operator and the Watch Commander in the 24-hours-a-day 365-days-a-year Command Center. The SCC Apprentice Operator ensures safety, security and appropriate environmental conditions for NGA visitors, staff and collections through consistent monitoring and response to systems, and maintaining situational awareness across all NGA facilities, grounds, and access points. Monitors, acknowledges, and immediately and accurately recognizes and interprets all alarms or unusual system readings, notifying supervisory staff and dispatching patrols to correct locations, providing patrols with clear and accurate information regarding an incident. During an emergency, takes appropriate action coordinating police and fire department responses.

Performs SCC operational duties consistently and in compliance with SCC operational policies, rules, procedures, protocols and AOP General Orders. Completes required training, tests and certifications to maintain up-to-date knowledge of systems operations and procedures, and adapt to changes in systems operation, incident response or other SCC procedures.

As assigned, performs the full range of Special Police Officer (SPO) duties that include performing a combination of guard and police duties related to protecting property, enforcing law and order, preserving the peace, preventing crime and detecting and investigating violations of the law within and on the perimeters of the National Gallery of Art. When performing these duties, incumbents are armed and commissioned as U.S. Special Police Officers, have arrest authority, and normally serve in uniform.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to work on any shift.
  • Copy of current valid state or DC driver's license


SCC Apprentice Operator position is a Testing-Designated Position (TDP). All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis or other approved screening process to test for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Appointment will be contingent upon the receipt of a negative drug test result. As this position is a drug testing-designated position, each appointee's continued employment at the Gallery will depend on his or her compliance with the Gallery's Drug-Free Workplace Program.

The work is generally sedentary, but some walking, stooping, kneeling, and bending may be required to physically inspect both interior and exterior areas where physical security systems are located. The incumbent must be physically able to operate a computer keyboard.

VACCINE REQUIREMENT:

Consistent with Executive Order 14043 and with guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the National Gallery, if after November 22. The National Gallery will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.

Qualifications

Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for GS-085-6 . This requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service which has involved (a) the protection of property against such hazards as fire, theft, damage, accident or trespass OR (b) maintaining order and protecting life. Such experience must have provided knowledge of protective systems and techniques.

Candidates must also meet the time-in-grade requirements of having been at the GS-5 level for at least one year within thirty (30) days of closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Candidates must meet these criteria as well:

At least a 3.50 overall performance rating on the most recent NGA performance appraisal (Candidates who do not have an official NGA performance rating of record will be rated after they have served in the same position for a least ninety (90) consecutive days).

Ability to perform all essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Successful completion of NGA Armed Officer Training Course.

A valid state or District of Columbia (DC) driver's license.

No domestic violence convictions (per Domestic Violence Amendment of Gun Control Act of 1968 "Lautenberg Amendment of 1996").

Additional information

CANDIDATES MUST HAVE A SATISFACTORY SUITABILITY DETERMINATION BASED ON A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART'S OFFICE OF PROTECTION SERVICES IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR SELECTION FOR THIS POSITION.

All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be evaluated on their knowledge of security operations, policies, rules, regulations and procedures; writing and keyboarding ability; ability to communicate orally; professional image; care and maintenance of uniform and equipment; and demonstrated performance in their current position.