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Job opening: Lead Security Guard

Salary: $47 369 - 61 579 per year
Published at: Sep 19 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
About the Position: Competition for Security Guard positions is restricted by law to those entitled to Veterans Preference so long as such applicants are available for appointment. Applications will be accepted from those without veterans preference BUT will only be considered if there are no applicants with veterans preference available. A current, permanent Army employee without veteran's preference may be selected under merit promotion procedures (promotion, reassignment, etc)


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. Apply requirements for equipping and securing government and contractor facilities to guard against unauthorized access, identify suspicious activities, and ensure continuity of operations. Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes. Operate security-related equipment (both manual and automated) or devices.


  • This position has been designated Mission Essential. In the event of severe weather conditions or other such emergency type situations the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled to support mission operations.
  • Must meet the requirements under the Lautenberg Amendment/Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Persons convicted of domestic violence are not eligible for this position.
  • Must not have any medical condition that precludes the wearing of a chemical protective mask and over garments.
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license.
  • Must maintain physical conditioning and pass an initial and annual physical ability test (PAT). This consists of a 1.5 mile run in 17:30 and performing 19 push-ups in 2 minutes.
  • Must wear chemical protection masks, gloves, and other protective equipment when needed and may be required to be certified in the use of aerosol irritants and baton.
  • Must be trained and maintain current required certifications such as CPR techniques, First Aid, NCIC terminals and various electronic equipment and sensors.
  • Must successfully complete security guard training and 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.
  • Must undergo and pass an initial and annual medical exams of physical, emotional and mental stability.
  • Shift work is required, or a change in work shift may be necessary. Hours of work encompass fluctuating tours of duty to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Overtime may be required. Subject to recall for periods of emergency overtime
  • Drug testing designated position. Individual agrees to submit to a urinalysis on a recurring basis, in accordance with (IAW) AR 600-85.
  • Must be able to meet the requirements of the Individual Reliability Program.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain eligibility at the Secret level using a Tier 3 background investigation.
  • Employee must be able to perform as a member of the installations overall security response capability. The duties require the employee to carry and deploy a riot baton, carry a protective shield and employ non-lethal ammunitions if necessary.
  • The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking, driving, bending, stooping, reaching, crawling, and similar activities.
  • The work environment regularly involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress which require a range of safety and other precautions This level includes work in a high risk area.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange AgreementDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement EligiblePeople with Disabilities, Schedule APriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) 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 experience with a federal, state, municipal, local, or private protective organization that involves the protection of property against such hazards as theft, damage, accident or trespass or maintaining order and protecting life including 1) interpreting and applying access control standard operating procedures, laws or regulations and determining if appropriate authorization to access controlled areas exists ; 2) safeguarding personnel, information, and/or critical assets AND 3) using physical access control equipment. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-6). 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. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Access Control OperationsIncident ResponsePhysical SecurityPlanning and EvaluatingSecurity Equipment Operation Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-06). Time-in-grade documentation: If you are applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/ Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old). All applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade and specialized experience requirements within thirty (30) days after the closing date of the announcements. Current employees applying under VEOA are subject to time-in-grade restrictions like any other GS employee.


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.


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