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Security Officer

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Oregon Air National Guard

$73,375.00 to $95,388.00

Birmingham, AL

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$73,375 to $95,388 per year

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GS 12

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Permanent - FILL NON-MERIT


1 vacancy in the following location:

Birmingham, AL

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This National Guard position is for a SECURITY OFFICER, Position Description Number D2243and is part of the AL 117TH Air Refueling Wing, National Guard.

The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!

ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Alabama Air National Guard. 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 Alabama Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Alabama Air National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

This position is for non co-located/stand-alone or host Air National Guard (ANG) Wings or ANG Security Forces organizations co-located on non-Air Force installations. This position is located in the Mission Support Group, Security Forces Squadron (SFS). This is an ANG Dual Status Technician position requiring military membership, compatible military skill assignment, and classification. The primary purpose of this position is the principal advisor to the Wing Commander as the Anti-Terrorism Officer (ATO) and reports to the Mission Support Group Commander as the Defense Force Commander (DFC) with responsibility over the SFS; develops, implements, and manages the wing law enforcement, physical security, wing security, and Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection (AT/FP) programs.

EXCEPTED POSITION: Alabama Air National Guard membership required.




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

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

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

As a SECURITY OFFICER, GS-0080-12, you will perform the following duties:

1. Incumbent is the Wing Commander's principal advisor in all law enforcement and physical security matters. Enforces federal and assimilated state criminal and traffic laws, applicable regulations and administrative policies. Provides protection at the air base against possible theft, unauthorized entry, espionage, sabotage, and subversion from both internal and external threats. Performs analytical and evaluative duties related to the business of security. Responsible for accomplishment of the wing physical security and law enforcement programs. The DFC is on the Wing Commander?s staff and has access on security issues, policy and program development. Manage a program comprised of a military and/or federal/state workforce involved in work which includes Air Force (AF) operations, assigning and directing security forces personnel in normal and emergency operations. The incumbent supports established Department of Defense (DoD), AF, and ANG security programs. Performs protective service work in guarding military buildings, personnel, and resources. (25%)

2. Serves as the Wing AT/FP Officer. Required to direct installation measures needed to protect against internal and external threats of terrorism. Exercises delegated authority by the Wing Commander to implement plans and protective measures to counter the threat, and for law enforcement initiatives and functions. Plans and develops selective law enforcement operations to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Analyzes weaknesses identified during risk mitigation studies, and higher headquarters inspections of systematic security problems in order to modify and/or apply new theories and recommended solutions. Ensures compliance with requirements for the protection of the command?s Protection Level 1-4 (PL 1-4) resources. Compiles, summarizes, and analyzes information relating to crime prevention requirements; develops plans for approaches to satisfy the requirements and implements appropriate courses of action. (25%)

3. Plans, schedules, controls, and directs all unit functions. Provides leadership and guidance ensuring unit functions meets all wartime readiness requirement. Establishes unit goals that are the foundation for long and short range planning and execution of all internal programs. Develops, implements and reviews policies, procedures, and methods for identifying and protecting information, personnel, property, facilities, operations, or material from unauthorized disclosure, misuse, theft, assault, vandalism, espionage, sabotage or loss. Plans and advises on security and law enforcement issues. Interprets DoD, AF, ANG and State guidelines, and advises on methods and procedures for application. Evaluates overall effectiveness of the unit. Initiates changes to improve services or meet new requirements. Determines, formulates, and recommends budgetary, training, and organizational requirements, as well as all other support requirements. (25%)

4. Performs a variety of DFC and supervisory functions to include assigning work to subordinates (dual and non-dual status, Active Guard Reserve (AGR), and traditional drill status members) by selective criteria such as the difficulty of the assignment, capabilities of the employee, or present work load assigned to each employee. Sets priorities and deadlines, develops standards and evaluates performance of subordinate employees. Periodically reviews position descriptions to ensure accuracy, and the most effective utilization of personnel resources. Explains performance expectations and provides regular feedback on strengths and weaknesses. Gives advice and counsel, hears and resolves complaints, interviews, and selects candidates to fill vacancies within the unit. Initiates action to correct performance or conduct problems and/or approves serious disciplinary actions involving subordinates. Ensures documentation prepared to support actions is proper and complete. Recommends awards and changes in position classification to higher-level managers. Develops methods to improve production and quality of work directed. Reviews developmental needs of employees and makes decisions as to training required. Approves leave and ensures adequate coverage through peak workloads and traditional holiday vacation time. Applies equal opportunity principles and requirements to all personnel management actions and decisions and ensures all personnel are treated in a manner free of discrimination. (15%)

5. Performs other duties as assigned.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

0080 Security Administration



Conditions of Employment

National Guard Membership is required.

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 Air National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Alabama Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact an Alabama Air National Guard recruiter at 800-864-6264 prior to applying for this position.

Military Requirements: Military skill set is determined by AFSC requirements. Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military AFSC in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the AFSC. 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.

Minimum Military Rank: CAPT

Maximum Military Rank: LT COL

Individuals exceeding the maximum military grade are required to submit a letter along with resume agreeing to a military demotion if selected. This Statement of Understanding is required for basic qualification.

Compatible Military Assignments: AFSC: 31PX

*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: All Series GS-0080 personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level. Each applicant 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: To qualify, must have experience in formulating and implementing the Wing's information protection functions and activities. Experienced in managing the program's plans, processes, and policies. Experiences include establishing and adjusting short and long term priorities. Competent in establishing metric and analysis systems to assess the program's efficiencies and effectiveness. Experiences include work that involved anticipating and planning for unexpected changes in system designs, equipment developments, or comparable aspects of various equivalent projects. Experienced in evaluating requirements for additional resources and balancing organizational needs with mission requirements and resource interests. Capable of identifying the program's needs and priority changes and experienced in executing those changes as required with full control and monitoring skills. Experiences included establishing review systems and procedures that ensured governmental information protection requirements were validated, enforced, monitored, and maintained. Skilled in economically operating the Information Protection program to identify areas, activities, and tasks that need revisions and improvements. Experienced in administrating guides and developed procedures that ensured the Wing's Information Protection Staff employees and Security specialists executed converged, multi-disciplined, and risk-based approaches to address assessments and self-disciplined reviews for Air Force supported and supporting missions and operations. Competent and very capable in presenting briefs to senior leaders on Information Protection program's business accomplishments, forecasted events, goals,objectives, and areas of concern. Competent and very capable to read and write reports concerning the program's business accomplishments, forecasted events, goals, objectives, and areas of concern. Competent in presenting facts, written or orally, to defend and/or applaud the Wing, Major Command, and Air Force programs' progress, priorities, interests, and discoveries. Experienced in establishing a resource program that

provided comprehensive information to the Wing Commander, Major Commands, and Air Force to support and address program cycle input. Experiences include addressing questions concerning the allocation of resources and program work requirements that obtained necessary resources to affect Information Protection programs in the Wing. Competence levels ensured Information Protection program requirements were considered and included in new or revised operational, technical, or administrative Wing programs, facility structures, or equipment changes. Experiences included a wide-range of activities and responsibilities in monitoring and protecting Wing specific programs.


The incumbent serves as the principal advisor to the Wing Commander as the unit and DFC with expert knowledge and premier technical authority responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the law enforcement, physical security, installation security, and AT/FP programs, policies, procedures, and equipment. Paramount knowledge of AF security concepts, principles, and practices to review, independently analyze, and resolve complex security problems.

Uses comprehensive knowledge of all security and law enforcement programs AF-wide. Develops, implements, and executes guidance for applying security policy, procedures, techniques, equipment, and methods to a variety of work situations and various levels of security controls.

Uses analytical skills to conduct analysis on a broad range of security programs, and identify, implement, and plan for new solutions necessary to combat security issues, conventional methods and procedures.

Uses technical knowledge of security classification methods, concepts, and eligibility for access to classified or sensitive information to review plans for proposed or new projects, organizations, and/or missions to assure required planning for information security and other controls. Must possess ability to consider security alternatives in managing this program, including resource management, relationships to other protective programs, and overlapping requirements between other DoD, AF, MAJCOM, and contractor organizations.

Serves as the authority in regards to security at the wing. Provides senior-level technical expertise and advice for new developments and advances in security techniques. Possess organizational and communication skills to develop working relationships and manage program segments with diverse military, civilian, professional, and technical populations. Proficient in preparing, implementing, and executing presentations/briefings, formal training materials, policies and guidance, investigative reports, inspections and surveys. Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of the Program, Planning, and Budgeting Systems to plan, organize, and advocate for resources within the wing.

Factor level 1-8 is not met. At this level, the guide describes an expert analyst who applies a comprehensive knowledge of the range of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of one of more important public programs typically found at the agency (NGB) level.


Higher Education Degrees are Allowed as Substitutions for specialized experiences in the seven organizational disciplines of Series GS-0080, Security Administration, as applicable.

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.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (

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

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND/FAX/COURIER/EMAIL ANY APPLICATIONS OR RESUMES TO THE ALABAMA NATIONAL GUARD HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE. The Human Resources Office can only process materials received through USA Jobs. Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Operations Security

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format should include Month and Year) of employment and duties performed.

2. Other supporting documents: SF-50 and DD214s are recommended, but not required.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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

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.



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How to Apply

How to Apply

Your resume must have complete information: Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YY). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will not be considered for this position.

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (

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Agency contact information

Kissey Martin


(334) 271-7229



AL 117TH Air Refueling Wing

5401 East lake blvd

Birmingham, AL


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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

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