<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><b>About the Position: </b>This position is with the Directorate of Emergency Services located at Aberdeen Proving Ground MD. APG Sits on more than 72,500 acres in Harford County, MD and offers recreation, sports, golf, pools, child/day care facilities. The area offers housing, public, private & parochial school systems, and major colleges. Baltimore, Wilmington and Philadelphia offer additional cultural & recreational activities. APG is a great place to live, work and play at the top of the Bay.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a Security Guard you will perform duties in accordance with appropriate regulations to detect and prevent theft, damage, accident, trespass, sabotage and espionage and to enforce the security regulations of the installation. You will control access of vehicles and pedestrians on the installation, verifying identification through use of identification cards, badges, automated records, vehicle decals, verbal questioning, and other means, allowing entrance to persons and vehicles with authorization. As the installations initial point of contact, you will answers brief visitor questions, and determine whether appropriate authorization for access exists, and provides assistance. Record visitor information and purpose of visit, as necessary; and may issue daily passes or refer visitors to another location to obtain special passes. The incumbent admits persons, denies entry or arranges for escorts, as appropriate. As required by instructions or force protection level, you will conduct vehicle searches/inspections (to include cargo areas, engine compartments and undercarriages), in accordance with standing operating procedures. Inspects containers, personal property, and documents on private, commercial and governmental vehicles, and exercises tact, courtesy, and firmness in the performance of all force protection duties. You will be authorized to confiscate unauthorized or otherwise controlled items, and to detain those suspected of criminal or other illegal activity, as well as, question suspicious persons and warn or detain violators of laws, regulations, policies, rules or posted warnings. You will be required to make instantaneous decisions regarding use of deadly force, the Active Vehicle Barrier, and alerting appropriate officials of apparent security violations. <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – Position requires up to 5 percent business travel.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 5 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.</li> <li>This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968 which makes it a felony for anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence to ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms or ammunition. Civilian personnel of the Department of the Defense are not exempt from this provision. This include Protection From Abuse Orders.</li> <li>This position requires the incumbent to possess, obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.</li> <li>This position will require the incumbent to obtain and maintain a valid State driver's license in order to operate motor vehicles.</li> <li>This position requires that you wear the uniform provided by the installation.</li> <li>This position may require rotating shifts that include weekends and holidays.</li> <li>This position requires the incumbent to work indoors and outdoors with possible exposure to inclement weather.</li> <li>This position is covered by the Civilian Drug Abuse Testing Program. Incumbent will be subject to pre-employment and random urinalysis.</li> <li>This position requires that the incumbent comply with the agency's Individual Reliability Program.</li> <li>This position requires that the incumbent take and pass a pre-employment and annual physical.</li> <li>This position requires that you successfully complete CPR and First Aid training.</li> <li>This position requires that you complete and successfully pass a semi-annual weapons qualification test.</li> <li>This position is subject to periodic medical examinations to assess physical, emotional and mental stability.</li> <li>This position requires that you complete Security Guard training.</li> <li>This position may require that you work overtime.</li> <li>This position requires that the incumbent complete and pass a pre-employment and annual physical ability test.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>NOTE: Competition for Security Guard positions is restricted by law to persons entitled to Veteran's Preference as long as such applicants are available for appointment. Applications will be accepted from non-preference eligibles; however, these applications will not be considered if preference eligible applicants are available.<br /><br />Who May Apply: </strong>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.<br /><br /><ul><li>Current Department of Army Civilian Employees</li><li>Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)</li><li>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan</li><li>Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act</li><li>Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)</li><li>Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer</li><li>Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible</li><li>People with Disabilities, Schedule A</li><li>Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant</li><li>Reinstatement</li><li>Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998</li><li>Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)</li></ul><br /> In order to qualify, you must meet the education 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 .<br /><br />Experience required: 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: 1) Protection of property against such hazards as fire, theft, damage, accident, or trespass; 2) Maintaining order and protecting life; and 3) Knowledge of protective systems and techniques. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).<br /><br />You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:<br /> <ul><li>Access Control Operations</li><li>Incident Response</li><li>Oral Communication</li><li>Physical Security</li></ul><br /> 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).<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />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. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Recruitment and/or Retention incentives maybe offered based on availability of funds.</li> <li>Once onboard 10% Retention Bonus is available.</li> <li>Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.</li> <li>You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.</li> <li>Two year trial/probationary period may be required.</li> <li>Direct deposit of pay is required.</li> <li>Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.</li> <li>If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.</li> <li>This is a Career Program (CP) 19 – Security Guard position.</li> <li>Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.</li> <li>Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.</li> <li>When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https: www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf for more information.</li> <li>If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .</li> <li>Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.<br /><br />You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.<br /><br />Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website . <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> National security <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility .<br /><br />As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.<strong> If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.<br /><br />1. Your resume:</strong> <ul> <li>Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.</li> <li>If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.</li> <li>For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.</li> <li>For additional information see: What to include in your resume .</li> </ul> <strong>2. Other supporting documents:</strong> <ul> <li>Cover Letter, optional</li> <li>Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable</li> <li><strong>Proof of Eligibility to Apply: </strong>Your application must include the documents which <strong>prove you are eligible to apply</strong> for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the <strong>Who May Apply</strong> section above to receive further consideration.</li> <li><strong>Time-in-grade documentation: </strong>If you are applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).</li> </ul> NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.