Security Guard

Department of Defense Warren, MI
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position:

Perform installation access, usage of physical access control equipment and visitor access on military installations. Safeguard Government personnel, information, operations, and critical assets in accordance with a wide variety of Federal rules and agency/local regulations/policies.

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* As a security guard you will control access of vehicles, visitors and pedestrians into military installations. Screen employees, visitors, and contractor personnel for visitor access on military installations.

* Operate the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) terminal in accordance with (IAW) federal and state laws.

* Control, prepare and issue identification badges, cards and passes that allow access to the installation.

* Deny access to unauthorized personnel or those who do not meet authorized entry criteria.

* Make instantaneous decisions regarding use of deadly force, operate Active Vehicle Barrier when required, and alert appropriate officials of apparent security violations.

* Conduct foot or vehicle patrol of perimeters, roadways, parking and other high traffic areas as well as interior of shops, storage administrative and other structures.

* Conduct traffic stops at the Installation Access Control Point (IACP) for safety and security checks.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0085 Security Guard

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

* Incumbent must be able to obtain and sustain state certification for operating the NCIC terminals.

* This position requires meeting requirements for the Individual Reliability Program (IRP) IAW AR 190-56, such as maintain high standards of conduct on and off duty.

* Drug testing designated position. Must be able to pass initial and random drug screening in accordance with AR 600-85.

* Incumbent must be proficient in the use of assigned firearms/weapons, pass an initial qualification, and must qualify semi-annually thereafter in the use of assigned firearms/weapons.

* Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret (ANACI) level background check.

* Shift work is required. Hours of work encompass fluctuating tours of duty to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Overtime may be required as directed and is subject to recall for periods of emergency overtime.

* Incumbent must successfully complete security guard training.

* Incumbent must successfully complete CPR certification and First Aid training.

* Incumbent may be required to wear chemical protection masks, gloves, and other protective equipment, and may be required to be certified in the use of aerosol irritants and baton.

* Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

* Current Civilian Employees of the Organization

* Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

* Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: 52 weeks (1 year) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal Service with knowledge and/or experience in the following area: controlling access of vehicles, visitors and pedestrians into public or private facilities; experience using automated systems to query and verify suitability for visitor entry; and experience dealing with difficult customers who may be found ineligible for access.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Access Control Operations

* Computer Literacy

* Oral Communication

* Physical Security

* Security Enforcement

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-04).


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

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