Security Guard

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Jan 22, 2022
Jan 27, 2022
Full Time

  • This position functions as the first layer of defense in a security-in-depth concept to deter, detect, delay, assess, respond, and document unauthorized access to Army installations restricted to the general public.
  • Guards are responsible for preserving the life, health and safety of government personnel and safeguarding Army property, and technologies.
  • Protects against threats such as: unlawful entry, sabotage, espionage, theft, accidental or willful damage, and destruction on installations
  • Guards determine fitness and grant access to those individuals that have met screening requirements and demonstrated a need to access the installation.
  • Guards provide significant support of the overall installation Antiterrorism/ Force Protection (AT/FP) capability.
  • Providing AT/FP by emergency base closure, active shooter response, execution of random antiterrorism measure, emergency response to an all hazards disaster and an active physical deterrent against criminal and terrorist activities.


Conditions of Employment

  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entrance on duty, subject to exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Overtime may be required as directed.
  • You must be proficient in the use of assigned firearms/weapons, pass an initial qualification, and must qualify semi-annually thereafter in the use of assigned firearms/weapons.
  • Shift work, including rotating shifts, is required. Hours of work include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Incumbent must pass pre-employment and annual medical exams of physical, emotional and mental stability.
  • Incumbent must successfully complete security guard training.
  • Incumbent must successfully complete CPR certification and First Aid training.
  • Incumbent may be required to wear chemical protection masks, gloves, and other protective equipment.
  • You will be held to the requirements of the Individual Reliability Program in accordance with AR 190-56.
  • Incumbent must pass entry level and annual re-certification of standard Army physical fitness/agility test.
  • The incumbent must obtain and maintain a valid, state-issued motor vehicle driver's license.
  • Incumbent is required to wear a uniform.
  • A pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination are required.
  • Business travel up to 10%.
  • This position has a requirement to lift up to 45 lbs. in the regular performance of duties.
  • This position is subject to the provisions of the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban commonly referred to as the Lautenberg Amendment.
  • See Additional Information section for additional required Conditions of Employment.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

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 which includes: 1) working with a Federal, State, municipal, local, or private protective organization protecting property against such hazards as fire, theft, damage, accident, or trespass; and 2) performing vehicle searches confiscating unauthorized items; and 3) verifying identification and controlling access to premises. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

NOTE: As required by 5 U.S.C 3310 and 5 CFR 330.401, guard positions are restricted to preference eligibles. If you are entitled to veterans' preference you must provide appropriate document(s) to support your claim at the time of application. Non-veterans may be appointed to guard positions only if no qualified preference eligibles are available.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Access Control Operations
  • Incident Response
  • Physical Security
  • Security Equipment Operation

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 - Physical Security and Law Enforcement position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • 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.