Police Officer
Department of the Air Force - Fort Wayne, IN

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The mission of the Indiana National Guard Full-Time Force is to maintain properly trained and equipped units available for prompt mobilization for war, national or state emergency. For information about membership call: 1.800.GO GUARD


DUTY LOCATION: Fort Wayne, IN (122nd FW)

JOB SUMMARY: This position is located in an Air National Guard Wing, Mission Support Group, Security Forces Squadron. The primary purpose of this position is to protect Federal property from hazards such as sabotage, espionage, trespass, theft, fire, and accident or willful damage and destruction. To maintain law and order, preserve the peace, and protect life and civil rights within the jurisdiction of the military installation.

This job announcement is for employment as an Indiana Air National Guard Technician; a Federal Civil Service position. This is a dual-status technician job whereby you are required to maintain active membership in an Air National Guard unit and are required to wear the military uniform at the workplace. As members of a unit of the Indiana Air National Guard, you will be required to train with your unit, normally one weekend a month and 15 days of annual training each year. Indiana Air National Guard units and members are subject to immediate call to federal or state active duty to meet national or state emergencies.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: This position is an Indefinite Excepted Service position with permenant potential.


MILITARY SPECIALITY REQUIREMENTS: Individuals must meet the qualifications for the technician position but will have 1 year from date of hire to be assigned to a compatible AFSC in a compatible unit for the technician position advertised.

Compatible Military Assignments: 3P0X1


Permanent (Tenure 1 or 2) Technicians employed by the Indiana Air National Guard

Temporary, TERM or Indefinite Federal (Tenure 0 or 3) Technicians employed by the Indiana Air National Guard
Traditional Guardsmen with the Indiana Air National Guard
Guard members from another state; Reservists/IRR; and/or Active Duty Airmen willing to join the Indiana Air National Guard
Civilians with prior military service willing to join the Indiana Air National Guard
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must be in the grades: E3-E7
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a secret security clearance
  • Must be a member of the Indiana Air National Guard or be willing to join
  • Must participate in direct deposit

DUTIES: Back to top As a Police Officer with the Indiana Air National Guard (ANG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:
  • Performs and enforces the full range of security forces duties within the military installation. Apprehends and detains violators of laws, rules, and regulations and turns them over to the Federal or civil police or other law enforcement officers for arrest and/or posting of collateral. Serves at fixed posts or patrols the installation on foot or in vehicles; responds to alarms, irregularities, and unusual or suspicious circumstances. Responds to calls for emergency assistance to include active shooter, suspicious persons, catastrophic events, scenes of crimes/natural disasters and enemy attacks, and makes apprehensions. Incumbent is required to perform specialized techniques, methods, and procedures to execute search and apprehension; counter terrorist operations; or counter violence posing a threat to public safety. As directed, acts as the on-scene commander for significant and catastrophic events. Performs traffic duty to include directing traffic and escorting dignitaries. Incumbent enforces pertinent administrative rules and regulations governing traffic control, parking, building, or other facility access, and breaches in physical security controls (locks, fences, gates, or other barriers). When enforcing rules and regulations established to accomplish the protective missions, security forces personnel control the movement of persons and protect lives and personal property in and around the identified Federal property. The incumbent carries out related duties such as, escorting persons and valuables; driving emergency vehicles; detecting and reporting potential fire and accident hazards; making preliminary checks of violations; and, preparing reports of incidents or security conditions.
  • Serves as a Security Forces Dispatcher for the installation. Dispatches personnel and equipment to meet emergency situations. Monitors the locations of all posts, alarm systems, closed circuit television systems and telephone/radio networks. As required, coordinates with civilian police, fire, rescue and emergency units for assistance. Uses computerized information systems to direct patrols, record daily blotter information, and retrieve information through the FBI’s National Crime Information Center System. Uses knowledge of the Security Forces Management Information Systems (SFMIS) to retrieve information and complete reports on the systems. Receives, records, and secures confiscated items and evidence. Assures witness statements are properly secured. Keeps reports and complaint records. Prepares shift activity reports. Interviews witnesses and suspects to obtain and verify information. Advises suspects of their rights. Receives and records radio, telephone, and personal messages and instructions involving emergencies, complaints, violations, accidents, and requests for information and assistance. Transmits messages and instructions to officers on patrol and dispatch officers to investigate complaints and assist in emergencies. Interprets directives and instructions and answers general inquiries. Maintains records and prepares reports covering activities and events occurring over the course of a shift.
  • Performs the full range of Base Entry Controller and commercial vehicle inspection duties. Ensures individuals requesting access to the installation have the proper identification credentials before entering. Conducts random vehicle searches at the privately owned vehicle (POV) gates and conducts thorough searches of all vehicles at commercial gate. Performs random antiterrorism measures in accordance with applicable instructions. Performs over-watch duties as required by force protection conditions. Responsible for Issuing base entry passes (individual and vehicle), and conducts background checks on contractors. Operates vehicle arresting barriers as necessary.
  • Performs the full range of duties for defending protection level resources (Patrol, Security Response Team (I-SRT & E-SRT). Defends installation personnel, equipment, and resources from hostile ground attack. Participates in tactical defense postures as a member of a quick reaction force to deny infiltration or attack. Verifies credentials to ensure only authorized personnel, vehicles, and equipment items are permitted in these areas and validates each person’s need to access the area. Ensures visitors are informed of applicable security requirements. Operates, monitors, and assesses sensor systems for the area. Responds to all area alarms and makes required notifications. Assesses the origin and cause of intrusion detection system (IDS) alarms in the area and makes required notifications. Implements compensatory measures if all, or part of, the IDS is inoperable and completes documentation required in accordance with IDS operational and maintenance procedures. Detects and eliminates threats to the restricted area; and, detains and apprehends violators. Informs supervisor and central security control/law enforcement desk ofany changes or reductions in security safeguards capabilities and physical security aids such as, lights, signs, fencing, barriers, sensors, alarms, and locks. Performs ground defense functions during base contingency operations and exercises. Operates specialized weapons and special purpose equipment such as, night observation devices and portable intrusion detection equipment. Participates in training, exercises, and evaluations to increase proficiency and update skills.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Incumbent may be required to prepare for and support the mission through the accomplishment of duties pertaining to military training, military readiness, force protection and other mission related assignments including, but not limited to, training of traditional Guard members, CWDE/NBC training, exercise participation (ORE/ORl/UCI/MEI/OCl/I G, etc.), mobility exercise, FSTA/ATSO exercise participation, SABC training, LOAC training, weapons qualification training, participation in military formations, and medical mobility processing within the guidelines of NGB/ARNG/ANG/State/TAG rules, regulations and laws. These tasks have no impact on the classification of this position and should NOT be addressed in any technician’s performance standards.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top In order to meet the Minimum Qualifications for this Police Officer position at the GS-06 grade level, you must have at least 9 months of:
    • Experience that includes experience in administrative, clerical, technical, or military work that involved protecting property, equipment, data, or materials; or that involved making judgments based on the application of directions, rules, regulations, or laws.
    • In law enforcement administration. Experience in basic law enforcement procedures and processes. Experience reviewing law enforcement reports and maintaining records, files, forms. Experience which has provided the applicant with skills in the use of firearms and other protective procedures and methods.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that will be evaluated for this position include:
  • Knowledge of the full range of security forces, and police and law enforcement services which requires considerable training, experience, and proficiency to perform the full range of operations in preventing or resolving offenses.
  • Knowledge of standardized federal laws, regulations, methods, procedures, operating techniques, Air Force instructions, state, and local laws to perform tasks including, but not limited to, pursuing and apprehending persons fleeing a crime scene; performing dispatcher duties involving passing of directions and information to officers on posting assignments; seeking, detecting, and protecting evidence and witnesses at the scene of an incident; and detaining witnesses and suspects.
  • Knowledge of investigative techniques to adequately handle complaints and incidents which may entail performing initial investigative actions prior to transferring situation authority to other investigators.
  • Knowledge of security and security forces requirements, procedures, and tactics to support installation physical security and contingency operations.
  • Knowledge of firearms and tactics utilized in emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of alarm and electronic monitoring system operations and how to interpret signals and other outputs.
  • Knowledge of emergency services, tactics, and procedures to include, weapons and chemical agents, negotiations, building layouts, terrorist threats and counter terrorism methods, search and rescue techniques, crowd and demonstration control, etc.
  • Ability to use firearms in emergency situations.
  • Ability to gather facts and use effective, analytical, and established methods to accurately assess a situation and determine the appropriate course of action.
  • Ability to use automated information systems to enter and extract data and to prepare reports.
Substitution of Education for Experience: A maximum of 6 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in Police Science or a comparable degree program related to the work of the position.

Must participate in Direct Deposit

A criminal history check will be completed on all selectees before hire date.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) funds are not available for this position.

ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES: Acceptance of technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be payable.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed in settings where regular and recurring exposures to moderate discomforts and unpleasantness occur. These environments include, yet, are not limited to, increased noise levels from industrial settings, aircraft engines and weapons fire; and, high temperatures in confined spaces or adverse weather conditions during extended periods of traffic and patrol duties. When appropriate and directed, the employee is required to use protective clothing or gear such as, masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields. The work also involves moderate risks and discomfort levels when working outdoors for extended periods of time without shelter or operating vehicles over rough terrain.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as, long periods of standing, walking, driving, bending, stooping, reaching, crawling, and similar activities. The employee will engage in such exertions when responding to alarms, pursuing suspects, or participating in weapons or other types of training activities, climbing stairs in office buildings, or walking foot patrols in and around large buildings. The employee is required to continually stoop, bend, crouch and lift objects in the commercial vehicle search pit. The work may require common physical characteristics, agility and dexterity abilities, and body strength to pursue, apprehend, and detain uncooperative suspects.

If you are not a member of the Indiana Air National Guard, but are interested in applying for this position, please call the Indiana Air National Guard Recruiting Office at 800-GO-GUARD. You can also view our website at http://www.in.ng.mil/Recruiting/tabid/1041/Default.aspx .

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

BENEFITS: Back to top Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc .

OTHER INFORMATION: Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply.

For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the Indiana National Guard, please visit our website at Indiana National Guard HR Website .

HOW TO APPLY: Back to top The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, March 06, 2013 .

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/ .
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 842117 . Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire , and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/opm1203fx.pdf and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or supporting documentation to the Indiana National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line or fax your application to the fax number listed on this announcement with the prescribed Cover Letter. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Résumé (Your resume MUST detail your length of basic and specialized experience that pertains to the job you are applying for)
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire (Your assessment questionnaire MUST contain an email address)

Phone: (317)247-3299
TDD: 317-247-3299
Agency Information:
Indiana National Guard
Joint Forces Headquarters-Indiana
Human Resource Office
2002 South Holt Road
Indianapolis, IN

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