Security Specialist

Department of Defense Montgomery, AL
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This National Guard position is for a SECURITY SPECIALIST, Position Description Number D1276000 and is part of the AL DCSOPS JFHQ, National Guard.



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AREA 1: All permanent Alabama Army National Guard civilian excepted technicians currently employed.

AREA 2: All drill status/M-day personnel in the Alabama Army National Guard.

AREA 3: All U.S. citizens or individuals eligible for membership in the Alabama Army National Guard.

(1) Implements policies and procedures required to manage sensitive compartmented information (SCI) programs and to protect SCI resources. Functions as a technical specialist on all SCI security matters as well as other areas of classified security and classification guidance. Duties require incumbent to maintain currency on a variety of different security program interrelationships, requirements, regulations and guidance in order to apply this knowledge to protect SCI facilities and materials from espionage, sabotage, and destruction.

(2) Implements policies and procedures for accomplishment of SCI protection and security. Researches, interprets, analyzes and applies Presidential Executive Orders, Director Central Intelligence Directives (DCIDs), Defense Intelligence Agency Manuals, DoD Manuals, military component manuals and instructions, and local Operating Instructions.

(3) Controls all collateral and SCI classified information and material within the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) affecting the Unit's mission. Ensures SCIFs comply with all applicable construction and physical requirements, standards, and regulations as delineated by higher headquarters.

(4) Implements the SCI security clearance program for all assigned personnel, ensuring all required clearances are up-to-date and completed. Tracks and administers SCI clearances for all in-processing personnel to ensure mission readiness. Terminates or transfers SCI clearances for out-processing personnel. Provides SSO services for other units located within the same geographic area. Incumbent meets with key customers to assess customer satisfaction and resolve problems that arise. Ensures that subordinates provide customer guidance and training.

(5) Provides oversight of unit and SSO security self-inspections and presents detailed and comprehensive reports with corrective action taken to the unit intelligence commander/SIO. Follows-up to ensure complete and quality resolution of discrepancies. Assesses and revises policies and procedures to improve their quality, timeliness, and efficiency.

(6) Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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* NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.

* This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.

* Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.

* Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.

* Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

* Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

* Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.

* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

* Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.


Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Army National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact an Alabama Army National Guard recruiter at 800-464-8273 prior to applying for this position.

Military Requirements: Military skill set is determined by MOS requirements. Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military MOS in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the MOS. Specific requirements are found in: references listed below, NGB Compatibility tables and your local Personnel section.

Military Grade: Only applicants within the military grade listed below will be considered.

Maximum Military Rank: SFC

Compatible Military Assignments: EMOS: 35F, 35G, 35H, 35L, 35M, 35N, 35P, 35S, 35T, 35X, 35Y, 35Z

* Other Requirements: For positions requiring the operation of motor vehicles, candidates must have a valid state driver's license.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Each applicant must fully substantiate (in his/her own words) that he/she meets the requirements of the Specialized Experience listed below: Otherwise, the applicant will be considered unqualified for this position. DO NOT COPY THE VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE POSITION DESCRIPTION.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have the education and validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade for one of the seven organizational program disciplines and its applicable Security Series career level, as cited on page two. Applicants must have the experiences, education, or training that demonstrates the ability to follow directions, to read, understand, and retain a variety of instructions, regulations, and procedures.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experienced in conducting security police programs at a military installation or facility to include perimeter security, ground defense, conventional weapon systems security, law enforcement, training, resource protection, information security, personnel security, industrial security, wartime information security, and security classification management. Experienced and skilled in planning, organizing, and directing security police activities to support activities such as; security, resource protection, law enforcement, and information security programs. Competent on how to coordinate and develop contingency plans for confrontation management, post or base defense, information and personnel security and resource protection plans. Skilled in coordinating the deployment of personnel and individual and unit equipment. Experienced in developing and implementing policies to ensure program effectiveness and efficient use of personnel and equipment. Skilled in coordinating detailed procedures and instructions for such functions as prevention of unauthorized entry of restricted areas and mission essential resources, use of personnel and equipment. Experienced in administering security police training programs and able to conduct electronic physical security equipment plans to ensure the most efficient and economical devices are implemented to achieve required levels of security consistent with existing threat levels. Experienced and knowledge capable to administer the squadron's programming and budgeting actions for initial acquisition, modification, and replacement of security police facilities, vehicles, equipment, and other resources. Experienced in working with security police personnel in emergency operations, including security, law enforcement, and air base defense; crash and disaster control activities; and civil or internal disorders. Capable of analyzing security police facilities, sensor and alarm systems, vehicles, weapons, and other equipment to ensure operational effectiveness. Experienced in performing basic technical security police functions. Experienced in reading and assessing security and law enforcement reports and statistics. Experienced in evaluating security police weapons to ensure maximum effectiveness. Experiences may involve analyzing newly developed equipment and weaponry. Have a working knowledge of programming and budgeting actions for acquisition, modification, and replacement of security police facilities, vehicles, and equipment. Competent in monitoring security police programs through inspections, reporting systems, and observation. Experienced in program evaluations such as record charting and analyzing the status of discipline, reports of crimes, security violations, and traffic incidents involving other military and civilian members. Experienced in managing and destroying classified material.

Knowledge Required by the Position:

* -Knowledge of commonly applied security principles, concepts, and methodologies in carrying out information, personnel, and physical security programs related to the protection of SCI.

* -Knowledge of the methods of performing such duties as conducting inspections and investigations, collecting and analyzing information, etc., and skill in weighing the impact of variables such as critical personnel qualifications, variations in building construction characteristics, access and entry restrictions, equipment availability, and other issues that influence the course of actions taken in resolving security questions and issues.

* -Knowledge of security classification methods, concepts, eligibility for access to classified or sensitive information and the process for granting personnel security clearances/accesses.

* -Ability to analyze and evaluate reports and conditions to recommend remedial actions.


Army National Guard Enlisted: Must have a high school diploma or general education development (GED) diploma.

You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

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