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Job opening: Security Assistant

Salary: $39 576 - 51 446 per year
Published at: Jan 02 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in Police Services. The primary purpose of the position is to monitor physical security equipment and systems.


The work includes various police operations duties involving different and unrelated processes and methods. The decision regarding what needs to be done depends upon the analysis of the subject, phase, or issues involved in each assignment, and the chosen course of action may have to be selected from many alternatives. The position is primarily responsible for addressing alarm and for monitoring multiple computers for video surveillance. Alerts Officers and others of any potentially adverse conditions that may impact them once on-site. Maintains reports and logs to provide an accurate record of event. The position also answers inbound emergency and non-emergency calls and dispatches calls as needed. Performs alarm and access monitoring, tracing access patterns, programming, assigning or removing user permissions, updating databases, remotely opening and securing doors during routine and emergency operations and generating a variety of reports as needed. Assesses on-scene behavior and determines when it is appropriate to dispatch law enforcement or other personnel to investigate. Responsible for responding to alarm systems monitoring fire, access, intrusion, duress and panic, medical emergencies, psychiatric emergencies, etc. Monitors emergency weather alerts and transmits warning system wide when appropriate. Maintains radio and alarm activity record logs. Operates an established vehicle registration and visitor management program and parking registration and/or photo identification equipment. Issues and retrieves government issued keys and identification cards. Maintains accountability of Police Officer badges issued and all associated logs. Monitors and receives routine and emergency calls. Monitors and directs responses to security and life safety communications, radio, dispatches, telephone calls, and other emergency communication circuits. Responsible for the orderly flow of communications between the police dispatch center, agency leadership and the workforce. Performs system checks on a variety of equipment used in the dispatch center. Compiles reports related to events occurring in the operation of the police control center. Coordinates warrant confirmation and transports with outside agencies. Coordinates health and welfare checks with outside law enforcement agencies. Work Schedule: Working on off-tours, rotating shifts or regular overtime may be required. Position Description Title/PD#: Security Assistant/ 99858-A Physical Requirements: The work is typically sedentary in nature. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. Working on off-tours, rotating shifts or regular overtime may be required.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. GS-05 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes: compiling, maintaining, and updating data, lists and reports of computer passwords, security violations, and employees and visitors authorized access to the building and/or its computer system. OR Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-05 level. Education: Four years of education above the high school level obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. OR Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-05 level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-05. For example, an applicant who has 9 semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100% of the required experience for the position A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. 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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.


  • Address Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center 3701 Loop Road East Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 US
  • Name: Edmund Crawford
  • Email: [email protected]