Security Specialist (Antiterrorism/Force Protection)
Department of the Army - Cheyenne, WY

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Also advertised as AGR In-Service # 12-A129


AREA 1 : All presently employed Wyoming Army National Guard (ARNG) military technicians, indefinite military technicians who competed for their positions.

WYOMING ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED : This is an excepted position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Wyoming Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

The Wyoming National Guard is an equal employment opportunity employer; selection of this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, non-disqualifying disability, political affiliation, marital status, membership or non-membership in an employee organization or any other non-merit factor.


Must submit all documents listed in the “Required Documents” section.

Must obtain a favorable National Agency Check (ANACI).

Must possess a SECRET and able to receive a TS/SCI within one year.

(1) Serves as the Wyoming Army National Guard (WY ARNG) authority and expert on all matters involving antiterrorism and force protection (AT/FP) requirements, policy, procedures, program status and serves as the conduit of information between the intelligence community and local state and federal law enforcement. Serves as the focal point to coordinate, de-conflict, and integrate various force protection staff initiatives, policies, and activities within the state. Serves as consultant to the Adjutant General (TAG) JFHQ, and unit commanders on force protection. Establishes working relationships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies operating within the state on behalf of TAG. Conducts intelligence integration and information operations to assess potential threat and creates WY ARNG AT/FP program. Prepares AT/FP plans, templates and planning tools for subordinate units, writes comprehensive anti-terrorism plans considering Weapons of Mass Destruction, directs the use of Random Antiterrorism Measures (RAMs) to protect personnel, installations and Geographically Separated Units (GSU’s), conducts antiterrorism resource management to prioritize and generate protective measure requirements and Combating Terrorism Readiness Initiative Fund (CbTRIF) submissions. Reviews practices and activities to ensure compliance with directives and integration with other security and related programs. Provides recommendations, briefings, updates, and staff studies across a broad range of security specialties to influence installation-level decision-making and policy development. Manages and serves as the approval authority for the installation Core Vulnerability Assessment Management Program (CVAMP) database. Oversees the data entered by the CVAMP administrator for accuracy, content, and entry completeness. As TAG’s delegated CVAMP representative, ensures the setting of final priorities of CVAMP entries. Conducts vulnerability assessments or other force protection surveys to identify specific vulnerabilities of an installation. Reviews and tracks reports and other data produced by the CVAMP.

(2) Receives filter, focus, and fuse information from military intelligence sources, publicly available information sources, and local, state and federal law enforcement sources to develop a clear understanding of real or potential threat to all state forces.

Must review classified information and determine what information constitutes law enforcement sensitive information. Responsible for the declassification of military intelligence that is deemed law enforcement sensitive and requires dissemination to local, state, or federal law enforcement agencies operating within the state.

(3) Responsible for the overall implementation, oversight, and centralized control of the coordinated AT/FP program for the WY ARNG. Involves all measures related to physical security and operational security for all facilities, arms/munitions storage activities, and personnel. Often Interprets broad, non-specific higher headquarters directives for WY ARNG applicability and implementation. When U.S., DoD, National Guard Bureau, Unified Commands, and Army directives are not specific, formulates local force protection procedures and policies based on unique command and operational needs. On a regular basis, accomplishes assignments requiring application of new concepts and theories to security problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted security measures or procedures.

(4) Serves on intra-agency or inter-organizational committees to identify and resolve or to assign responsibilities for resolving safeguards and security issues or to perform similar work assignments.

(5) Plans, conducts, directs the conduct of, or coordinates on site security studies, projects, assessments, and surveys of the WY ARNG in relationship to AT/FP activities. Works with engineers to assess and sign off on all construction projects within the state to ascertain that AT/FP construction standards are complied with. Activities assessed may encompass all security specialties. Analyzes data to identify physical and operations security compliance or non-compliance, vulnerabilities, trends, strengths, and benchmarks. Determines, formulates, coordinates, and implements specific WY ARNG guidance and actions to correct security deficiencies, overcome vague or competing requirements, promote the growth of sound security procedures, and justify major fiscal expenditures and procurement of needed security technology, security aids and equipment, manpower, and infrastructure.

(6) Represents TAG at meetings, conferences, workshops, panels, etc., at National Guard Bureau, Major Army Command and other federal agency levels as the state force protection and anti-terrorism technical authority. Serves as the chairperson for various boards and working groups to include the Force Protection Board and Threat Working Group. Determines the need for, organizes, and conducts meetings, conferences, and workshops at the state level to discuss and resolve specific force protection issues or problems, or highlight new security policies, procedures, and requirements. Also interacts and meets with other agencies and local authorities such as personnel from the local Homeland Defense Office, FBI, local army posts, naval stations, civil authorities, fire departments, hospitals, and airports to provide a forum for the cross-flow of information and work together on community issues and threats.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must possess 36 months experience, education or training that has provided analytical, decision making, or administrative skills which demonstrates the candidate’s ability to accomplish the work of an organization. This experience must demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively and successfully with others

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 36 months experience, education, or training in planning, directing, coordinating, and controlling base and law enforcement activities. Experience developing, planning and conducting training for regular and auxiliary force in all facets of security and law enforcement. Experience establishing standards related to security/law enforcement and enforcing standards. Experience determining personnel requirements for resources protection and law enforcement function.

SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE: Must possess 36 months e xperience in managing the function of the work to be performed. Experience which includes leading, directing and assigning work of personnel.

MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.


Minimum: O1

Maximum: O4

Acceptance of this position does not in any way constitute a military grade promotion.

Officer: 31A, 35, 34A

Must possess or be eligible to retrain into MOS IAW TPR 303.

SUBSITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: A maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience. The education must have been in fields directly related to Security Administration.

  • Technicians are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).
  • The Selected applicant must complete a “Declaration of Federal Employment: prior to the appointment date.
  • Military Technicians are ineligible for military enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses. Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these military incentives.
  • Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive Program (SRIP).
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government unless noted in the Announcement.
  • Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.
  • Veteran’s preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709(f).
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 rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. 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. Making a false statement in any part of your application may result in disciplinary action.

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1. 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.

2. Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the 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.

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