Security Guard GS-0085-06


Eligibility Requirements

US Citizenship

Career Category

Security and Safety

Job Summary

This job is a civilian position and does not require military service (Including commission and enlistment)


ATEC is the Army’s independent test and evaluation organization. We are a team of Civilian and Military personnel working together to provide America’s Military with the best equipment to win and return home safely. At ATEC, we have a saying: If a Soldier rides, wears, shoots, or deploys it, we test it. ATEC is at the forefront of testing and evaluating technologies of the future from autonomous aerial/ground vehicles to hypersonic weapons. Each day, top scientists and engineers test and evaluate cutting-edge equipment. Our workforce is highly technical and skilled, comprised of more than 8,500 military, civilian, and contract personnel. Engineers, scientists, technicians, researchers, and evaluators work with innovative, advanced technologies in 24 testing and research locations across the U.S. States and around the world. If you are a civilian who wants their work to make a difference, we look forward to hearing from you. For more information on ATEC, salary, benefits, etc., see:


Dugway Proving Ground is seeking applicants for security guard positions for the Operations Division, Security Guard Branch the West Desert Test Center at Dugway Proving Ground, UT. Dugway Proving Ground is approximately 50 minutes from Tooele, Utah, and 90-minute drive from Salt Lake City, Utah. Dugway offers affordable on post housing as well as subsidized commuter van transport. Contact the Relocation Program Manager at 435-831-2260. For more information about Dugway's beautiful terrain and community go to our website at  

The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command has various incentives that may be available for highly qualified candidates. These include Recruitment Incentives, Relocation Incentives, Student Loan Repayment, and Credit for Leave Accrual. Incentives may be authorized IAW agency policy.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances will be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations. For more information on PCS, click . When you perform a Civilian PCS with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information.

The United States Army Test and Evaluation Command is posting this advertisement for the subject positions above under the Major Range and Test Facilities Base (MRTFB) Direct-Hire Authority. 

Salary on the announcement depicts the GS-6 step 1 through GS-6 step 10 annual salary.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

*** This Open Continuous announcement allows acceptance of applications through the closing date of the announcement with cut-off dates for receipt/referral of qualified applicants. Applications will be reviewed and referred for available vacancies throughout the recruitment process when a sufficient number of applications are received. ***




Job Responsibilities

  •     Conduct regular mobile and foot patrols to check building physical security, fence line perimeters and provide visible security presence.
  •     Control access points into the installation/Federal property and restricted areas to identify security risks.
  •     Perform installation access control for pedestrians and vehicles utilizing standard operating procedures, written orders and regulatory requirement guidelines.
  •     Prepare written reports to document all incidents as they occur on the installation.
  •     Respond to incidents to prevent theft, damage, accidents, trespassing, sabotage and espionage in accordance with the appropriate regulations.
  •     Provide emergency response during base closures, active shooter responses and physical security response in support of installation Antiterrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) measures.
  •     Operate two-way communication equipment to summon emergency vehicles and crews when assistance is needed.

Job Qualification

U.S. Citizens who meet the minimum qualification requirements for the following 0085 series:


Specialized Experience

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized 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. If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you many not receive consideration for this position.

Specialized Experience for the GS-6: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is defined as 1. Conducting maintenance, both routine and operation of all assigned weapons and related equipment (e.g., handguns, shotguns, police baton, and handcuffs), 2. Implementing law enforcement policies, procedures, and techniques, operating a variety of communication and electronics; AND 3. Utilizing surveillance systems and equipment such as radios, transmitters, CCTVs and intrusion detection systems. Acceptable experience includes service in the Armed Services or Coast Guard that involved the performance of guard duties on a regular or intermittent basis. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

Education: 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.


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

  • Access Control Operations

  • Incident Response

  • Installation Security

  • Physical Security

  • Security Equipment Operation

Conditions of Employment

Position requires applicant to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre- Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Direct deposit of pay is required.

Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

One-year probationary period may be required.

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

This position requires the incumbent to meet and maintain the Individual Reliability Program standards.

Within one year of appointment the incumbent must meet and maintain the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program standards outlined as outlined in AR 50-6 as determined appropriate by the installation commander or his designated representative(s).

This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.

This position requires Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) certification. This position also requires Security Guards to input their timecards into ATAAPS.

This position requires the incumbent to successfully pass the Physical Agility Test (PAT) and sign a statement acknowledging have been so advised.

This position requires shiftwork or changes in work shift may be necessary. Hours of work encompass fluctuating tours of duty to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

This position requires the incumbent to be proficient in the use of assigned firearms/weapons, pass an initial qualification and qualify semi-annually thereafter in the use of assigned firearms/weapons.

The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50U.S. states or possessions to operate vehicles.

This position must wear prescribed uniform. This position also requires wearing protective/chemical mask and other protective clothing and equipment.

This position requires being on call 24 hours/7days a week. This position also requires mandatory overtime. Additionally, this position requires work in all types of weather.

This position requires special training at least 8-12 hours/month as required to provide immediate response to situations such as terrorist threat, special threat situations to surety sites and other locations on post as directed.

This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 10% of the time.

This position requires drug-testing per the Army Drug Free Workplace Program. This position is subject to pre-employment screening and testing thereafter, to include reasonable suspicion and testing due to an on-duty accident.

This position is subject to the provisions of the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban commonly referred to as the Lautenberg Amendment.

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

Travel Requirements

Up to 10% Travel

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