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Job opening: Security Guard

Salary: $42 022 - 54 625 per year
City: Fort Knox
Published at: Sep 01 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
About the Position: Applicants MAY be eligible for having pay set at an advanced in-hire rate of step 3 of the pay scale. To be eligible, this must either be your first appointment in the federal government or have had at least a 90 day break in service.


Receive, authenticate, and vet visitors entering an installation. Respond to and/or contain crisis or urgent situations including accidents; man-made, biological, chemical, radiological, or natural disasters: or other incidents that could result in harm to people, property, or the environment. Control access to the installation/Federal property and restricted areas, identify security risks, and provide traffic management. Apply requirements for equipping and securing government and contractor facilities to guard against unauthorized access, identify suspicious activities and ensure continuity of operations. Operate security-related equipment {both manual and automated} or devices.


  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Position is designated as Key. Civilians in KEY positions must be exempted from recall to active duty because of Reserve or retired military obligations.
  • Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain eligibility at the Secret level using a Tier 3 background investigation.
  • Incumbent must be able to obtain and sustain state certification for operating the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) terminals.
  • Employee is expected to maintain a high standard of conduct and is assessed for social adjustment, emotional stability, sound judgement, dependability, flexibility in adjusting to changes, ability to work under pressure , and a positive attitude.
  • Position is a drug testing-designated position and will require incumbent to sign a DA 5019 Condition of Employment. Individual must agree to submit to a urinalysis on a recurring basis
  • Shift work is required, or a change in work shift may be necessary. Evenings, nights, holidays and week-ends included. Overtime may be required and is subject to recall for periods of emergency overtime.
  • Incumbent must be proficient in the use of assigned firearms/weapons, pass an initial qualification, and must qualify semi-annually thereafter in the use of firearms/weapons.
  • Incumbent must undergo and pass annual medical exams of physical, emotional and mental stability.
  • Incumbent must successfully complete security guard training.
  • Employee must be trained and maintain current required certifications in CPR techniques and must know first aid.
  • Incumbent 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.
  • Incumbent will be required to pass an initial* physical agility test (PAT) and annually thereafter. This consists of running 1.5 miles in 17.30 minutes and performing 19 push-ups in 2 minutes. *Must be taken within 30 days of start date.
  • Incumbent must be fully qualified to operate a government vehicle. Must possess and maintain a valid state drivers license. Loss of license may result in removal from the position.
  • Must wear the Department of Army Security Guard (DASG) uniform and maintain a high standard of appearance and hygiene.
  • Employee must obtain and maintain applicable certifications in operating various electronic equipment and sensors.
  • Must not have any medical condition that precludes the wearing of a chemical protective mask and over garments.
  • Employee must be able to perform as a member of the installations overall security response capability. May be required to carry and deploy a riot baton, carry a protective shield and employ non-lethal ammunitions.
  • Must meet the Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are not eligible for this position.
  • May be required to serve a one year probationary period.


Announcement will be used to fill positions at various locations; either at an installation entry/gate or at the Rogers Hollow Complex. Competition for Security Guard positions is restricted by law to persons entitled to Veterans preference so long as such applicants are available for appointment. If there are no Veterans preference eligibles available, non preference applicants may be considered. 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 work with federal, state, municipal, or private protective organizations performing facility access control measures, physical access control equipment, safeguard personnel, information and critical assets, record visitor information, and determine appropriate authorization for access exists. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Access Control OperationsIncident ResponseInstallation Security, Access Control, and Traffic ManagementPhysical SecuritySecurity Equipment Operation


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.


  • Name: Army Applicant Help Desk


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