SECURITY GUARD
Department of the Army - Fort Meade, MD

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

This position is in the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Employees occupying DCIPS positions are in the Excepted Service and must adhere to U.S. Code, Title 10, as well as Department of Defense Instruction 1400.25. This position is located at the 902 MILITARY INTELLIGENCE GROUP, 310TH MI BATTALION, S-2 FORT MEADE, MD

Fort Meade, Maryland is located midway between the cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and close to the historical sites of Annapolis, Maryland. Fort Meade is virtually a city in itself. There is a modern exchange mall, bank, credit union, chapels and ample free parking is available. It lies approx 10 miles east of I-95 and one-half mile east of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, between MD state routes 175 and 198. Fort Meade is located near Odenton, Laurel, Columbia, and Jessup.

You will serve as a Security Guard protecting Federal property and National Defense Classified Information. Respond to alarms and/or duress signal of numerous Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs). Report fires, accidents, and hazards.

Who May Apply : US Citizens and Status Candidates within the commuting area.

Note:
Competition for Security Guard positions is restricted by law to persons entitled to veterans' preference as long as such applicants are available for appointment.

This is a Career Program Position (CP) 19
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security (SCI) clearance
  • Must be willing to execute a Classified Nondisclosure Agreement
  • Medical examination is required and must meet minimum requirements
  • Employee must also be trained in the use of firearms semi-annually
  • This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun
  • Must pass periodic medical examinations and required physical agility tests

DUTIES: You will Guards a broad range of highly sensitive national defense classified information, applying stringent security measures and procedures. Protect items from fire, theft, sabotage, loss, damage, and destruction. Verified security clearance of persons seeking entrance to ten restricted areas. Denied entrance to restricted areas to persons without authorization. Question persons who act suspiciously. Warn persons who violate minor security infractions. Detain persons who violate security regulations. Detain persons committing crimes. Monitor state-of-the-art security system consisting of Closed Circuit TV Cameras (CCTV), intrusion detection system and motion sensors.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Specialized Experience: To qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GG/GS-05.
Specialized experience includes experience such as working with a Federal, State, municipal, local, or private protective organization that involved the protection of property against such hazards as fire, theft, damage, accident, or trespass; or maintaining order and protecting life. Such experience must have provided knowledge of protective systems and techniques. Acceptable experience includes service in the Armed Services or Coast Guard that involved the performance of guard duties on a regular or intermittent basis. For Security Guard positions in a hospital setting, experience as a psychiatric nursing assistant or a similar position safeguarding patients is qualifying.

NOTE: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency so long as it was at a level at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the series.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

KNOWLEDGE OF GUARD DUTIES

KNOWLEDGE OF SECURITY SYSTEMS

KNOWLEDGE OF BUILDING SECURITY

ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE VERBALLY AND IN WRITING

EDUCATION: There is nosubstitution of education for experience for this position.

Other Requirements:
Click http://www.chra.army.mil/hr/tools/gps/files/Expanded%20Definitions%20for%20Other%20Requirements~649.pdf for more 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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

1. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance based upon a single scope background investigation (SSBI) with eligibility for sensitive compartmented information (SCI).

2. In accordance with Change 3 to AR 600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, employee must successfully pass a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.

3. Must be willing to execute a Classified Nondisclosure Agreement.

4. Must be willing to work irregular hours, shift, holiday, and weekend work.

5. Employee must qualify with firearm annually on the Military Police Firearms Qualification Course IAW AR 190-14. Personnel who fail to qualify with firearms in two consecutive attempts will not be retained.

6. Medical examination is required and must meet minimum requirements IAW OPM qualification standards for Guard Series, 0085. Personnel unable to meet minimum requirements will not be retained.

7. Employee must also be trained in the use of firearms semi-annually and follow guidelines established and set forth in AR 190-1.

8. Must be able to pass the Army Defensive Driver Training Course.

9. This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are not eligible for this position.

10. All INSCOM employees may be subject to extended TDY or worldwide deployments during crisis situations to perform mission essential functions as determined by management.

11. Must pass periodic medical examinations and required physical agility tests.

12. Must qualify with firearm annually on the Military Police Firearms Qualification Course IAW AR 190-56. Personnel found unable to qualify with firearms in two consecutive attempts will not be retained.

13. Must possess and maintain a valid stateside driver's license.

14. Must demonstrate the ability to speak, read, write, and understand English sufficiently to execute job requirements.

15. Must be able to successfully graduate from a U.S. Army Military Police School-accredited academy, unless waived.

16. Position requires employee to wear uniform and/or protective clothing.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

At a minimum your resume must reflect one year of demonstrated experience performing the duties listed above (specialized experience) which must be comparable to the next lower GG. You must document that you have a current successful performance evaluation. Education may be substituted for experience for some positions. If you feel your education is relevant to the position being filled, you must include college/university, dates attended, degree achieved, semester hours earned, GPA, major field of study, specific courses and course hours in your major on your resume.

BENEFITS: The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
  • Comprehensive health and life insurance
  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous retirement programs
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
  • Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules
  • Paid employment related training and education
  • Possible student loan repayment
  • Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
  • Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


  • OTHER INFORMATION: Click here for more information. • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.

    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

    Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

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