Security Guard NK-0085-02


Eligibility Requirements

US Citizenship

Career Category

Security and Safety

Job Summary

****This is an Open Continuous Announcement to establish a standing register of qualified candidates to refer as vacancies occur. Cut-off dates for receipt/referral of applications will be the LAST day of every month, beginning with 31 MARCH 2024. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement. ****
These Security Guard positions are located at Training Center in White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

The Army values diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, cultures and skills, which connects employees to organizations that are committed to building an inclusive work environment where they can contribute to their fullest potential.

White Sands Missile Range is DoD's largest, fully instrumented, open-air range, provides America's Armed Forces, allies, partners, and defense technology innovators with the world's premiere research, development, test, evaluation (RDT&E), experimentation, and training facilities to ensure our nation's defense readiness.

White Sands Missile Range is a unique tri-service facility for test, evaluation, research, and assessment of military systems and commercial products. The range is located in the Tularosa Basin of south-central New Mexico 30 miles east of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas. Due to the unique location of White Sands Missile Range, on-post housing is available for civilians. For more information go to
FOR POSITIONS IN THE PRP. From AR 50-5 (Nuclear Surety) for PRP positions: "Para 2-7. Nuclear Personnel Reliability Program mandatory disqualifying or decertifying criteria Any of the following conditions will result in disqualification of individuals being considered for PRP positions or decertification once the individual is enrolled in the PRP. Certifying officials will document these disqualification and decertification criteria on the DA Form 7762-2 (Nuclear Personnel Screening and Evaluation Record) and report decertification on DA Form 7422 (Annual Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) Status Report) (RCS DDP-C3I (A) 1403), as shown below. a. Any individual who is diagnosed with a mild, moderate, or severe alcohol use disorder, and does not successfully complete the prescribed treatment program, or fails to participate in a prescribed treatment program, will be disqualified (if a PRP candidate) or decertified (if currently enrolled in PRP). Document/report decertification employing the alcohol use disorder and alcohol related incident category. b. An individual found to be involved in the unauthorized trafficking, cultivation, processing, manufacturing, or sale of any controlled or illegal drug, including cannabis-based products. Document/report decertification using the substance or drug misuse and drug incidents category. c. An individual found to have ever used a drug that could cause flashbacks. Document/report decertification using the substance or drug misuse and drug incidents category. d. Any PRP candidate, who has been previously diagnosed with severe substance use disorder (other than alcohol use disorder), must be disqualified. Document using the substance or drug misuse and drug incidents category. e. Loss of confidence by the certifying official in the reliability of the individual. Document/report decertification using the personal conduct category. f. Denial or revocation of the individual's security clearance. Document/report decertification using the revocation of security clearance category."

Job Responsibilities

Serves as a guard on rotating shifts and posts at White Sands Missile Range, Fast Burst Reactor Facility. Enforcing security measures required to protect personnel, materials, or property up to and including Top Secret materials. The installation includes highly sensitive/special access areas involving Government property, arms, ammunition and explosives nuclear surety materials, and/or other highly specialized defense weapons/systems. As necessary, incumbent is required to remain proficient and to successfully complete all aspects of the formal training program, practical exercises, and qualification requirements necessary for retention in the Nuclear Personnel Reliability Program (NPRP). Incumbent is required to carry assigned weapons and to fire annually to qualify in the safe and protective use of all weapons provided. Exercises and applies a body of established rules, regulations, and legal authorities to enforce specialized personnel access procedures and detect trespassing violations in order to protect and prevent unauthorized access to highly sensitive restricted areas requiring a diverse range of protective responsibilities over Federal property, employees, and visitors. Incumbent works within prescribed limitation on the use of detention authority and the use of force (including weapons) according to circumstances encountered during the performance of duties. The property safeguarded is highly classified national defense information and/or processes vital to the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation process of the Army's only Fast Burst Nuclear Reactor.

Job Qualification

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.

Specialized Experience

One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) Conduct maintenance, both routine and operation of all assigned weapons and related equipment such as handguns, shotguns, police baton, and handcuffs; 2) Implement law enforcement policies, procedures, and techniques, operating a variety of communication and electronics; AND 3) Utilize surveillance systems and equipment such as radios, transmitters, closed-circuit television and intrusion detection systems. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (NH-I or GS-04).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED. You will be evaluated based on your level of competency in the following areas:

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above and your knowledge, skill, and abilities of the criteria below.

1. Knowledge of the full security procedures, rules and operations to independently complete assigned security functions in a wide variety of post and patrol situations, including highly sensitive restricted/special access areas at White Sands Missile Range Fast Burst Reactor.

2. Knowledge of basic law enforcement policies, procedures and techniques is required.

3. Knowledge of specialized requirements, methods and procedures used to secure highly sensitive defense materials, systems and information. Knowledge of procedures for enforcing specialized personnel access controls to protect and prevent unauthorized entry to designated special access areas.

4. Knowledgeable in the use, operation and routine maintenance of all assigned weapons and related equipment (e.g., handguns, shotguns, automatic and semi-automatic weapons).

5. Knowledge to respond to and operate a variety of communications/electronics and surveillance systems and equipment, including radios, transmitters, CCTVs and intrusion detection systems.

6. Knowledge of the operations and preventative maintenance techniques for conventional and tactical vehicles.

7. Knowledge of emergency and deployment procedures associated with vehicular response.

8. Knowledge of procedures and formats for preparing a variety of recurring and special reports.

Conditions of Employment

1. Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain eligibility at the Secret level using a Tier 3 background investigation.

2. Incumbent must undergo and pass annual medical exams of physical, emotional, and mental stability. Standards for medical exams are prescribed in AR 190-56, “The Army Civilian Police and Security Guard Program.”

3. Must meet the personal qualifying factors/requirements and remain qualified for the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) IAW AR 50-5, "Nuclear Surety" Chapter 2, Section II, as this regulation applies to positions that have related responsibilities for nuclear and chemical weapons and materiel. Per AR 190–56 "The Army Civilian Police and Security Guard Program Army Regulation", Chapter 3: Security Guards performing duties associated with nuclear, biological select agents and toxins, and chemical surety material (including nuclear reactors) covered under the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) criteria and procedures in AR 50–1, AR 50–5, and AR 50–6 are exempt from the Individual Reliability Program (IRP) requirements found in Chapter 3.

4. Incumbent will be required to maintain physical conditioning and pass an annual Physical Agility Test (PAT) as outlined in AR 190-56. Department of the Army Security Guards (DASG) must qualify and maintain appropriate level security clearance, satisfactorily complete initial training, field training program (FTP), and annual required training IAW AR 190-56.

5. 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. All weapons training and qualifications will be conducted IAW AR 190-56.

6. Incumbent must wear the prescribed DASG uniform IAW AR 190-56; must maintain a high state of appearance and hygiene.

7. In accordance with AR 600-85, a DA Form 5019R, Condition of Employment, must be assigned for mandatory drug testing. This is a drug testing designated position. Incumbent agrees to submit to a mandatory command directed urinalysis on a recurring basis IAW AR 600-85.

8. Shift work is required, or a change in work shift may be necessary. Hours of work encompass fluctuating tours of duty to include evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Overtime, both scheduled and unscheduled, may be required as directed and is subject to recall for periods of emergency overtime.

9. Incumbent must successfully complete security guard training.

10. Incumbent must successfully complete and maintain current required certifications in CPR techniques and First Aid. May act as a first responder in a medical emergency.

11. 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. Must not have any medical condition that precludes the wearing of a chemical protective mask and over garments.

12. Incumbent must be fully qualified to operate a government vehicle. Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license.

13. This position is designated as Mission Essential.

14. LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT: Employee must meet the requirements under the Lautenberg Amendment/Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Must be able to pass a Criminal History Background Check. Candidates with convictions of misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are ineligible for this position. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment IAW Title 18 USC 922(g) (91).

15. Temporary Duty travel will be required up to 25%.

Travel Requirements

Greater than 20% Travel

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