SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-7 or equivalent) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience that provided a knowledge of a body of laws and regulations maintaining and enforcing law and order, practices and techniques involved in protecting life and property. Law enforcement/military practices and techniques in performing high risk, armed, tactical/security operations.
Examples of Specialized Experience:
This experience can be obtained from armed security experience which could have been gained in the armed forces, Coast Guard, or other Federal, State, Local government or private organization which involved armed guard or armed-security duties on a regular basis.
Experience should have involved: protecting property against theft; sabotage; fire; damage; accident; trespass; maintaining law and order; or protecting lives, etc.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application.
- Skill in maintaining established standards of proficiency with side arms, including maintenance of firearms.
- Knowledge of required information in order to secure and protect documents of varying classification (i.e. Classified, Law Enforcement Sensitive, & Official Use Only), sensitive equipment and materials.
- Ability to operate motor vehicles sufficient to maintain a high degree of driving proficiency.
- Skill in operating mobile communications platforms and other special equipment sufficient to initiate and maintain required communications.
The applicants’ and employees’ health must meet demands for performance in the position and for human reliability program certification. Before entrance on duty and during employment, applicants/employees in these positions must undergo a medical examination and be physically/medically able to perform the duties of the position without hazard to themselves or others. Failure to meet any of the required physical/medical qualifications will be considered disqualifying for employment, except when substantial evidence is presented that the individual can perform the functions of the job without hazard to himself/herself/others, with or without reasonable accommodation. Vision: DISTANT VISUAL ACUITY- Uncorrected: Distant vision must be no worse than 20/70 in each eye separately and both eyes together. Corrected or natural vision: Distant vision must actually be, or be corrected to be, 20/22 or better in each eye separately and both eyes together; NEAR VISION ACUITY: Uncorrected: No specific requirement. Corrected or Natural Vision: Must actually be, or be corrected to, 20/30 or better in the better eye or when using both eyes. Must have the ability to distinguish colors (red, green, amber, blue, black, brown, and yellow) when as determined by an Ishihara Color Vision Test. Must have normal visual function in the full visual field; with normal depth perception and peripheral vision. Must be free from chronic or congenital disease of the eye, which would likely interfere with the visual acuity needed as an essential job requirement of the duties of a Courier. Must have intraocular pressure no greater than 21 mm Hg in each eye; Hearing: Must have no hearing loss greater than 30 decibels at 500, 1000, and 2000 Hz levels in each ear, and must demonstrate normal vestibular function by standard physical examination techniques; Respiratory: Must have no established medical history or medical diagnosis of respiratory dysfunction likely to interfere with the ability to perform Courier duties, including no recent history or likelihood of symptomatic recurrence of chronic lung disease; Metabolic: Must have no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of a metabolic condition likely to interfere with an individual's ability to perform Courier duties; Gastrointestinal: Must have no chronic symptomatic or asymptomatic disease or condition of the gastrointestinal system, which would likely interfere with an individual's ability to perform Courier duties; Cardiovascular: Must have no clinical diagnosis, clinical history or clinical pathology of the cardiovascular system likely to interfere with an individual's ability to perform Courier duties. Must have no clinical diagnosis of uncontrolled or untreated hypertension. Blood pressure readings of 140 systolic and 90 diastolic will be considered presumptive evidence of hypertension; Nervous System: Must have no mental, nervous, organic or functional neuropsychiatric disorder likely to interfere with an individual's ability to perform Courier duties. The determination will be based on medical case history (including past, social and occupational adjustment) and supporting findings by psychiatrists and/or licensed clinical psychologists, including such psychological tests as may be required as part of the medical evaluation. Must have no medical history or clinical diagnosis of a seizure disorder or disturbance of consciousness without satisfactory explanation of the cause. Must have no other neurological condition, which would likely interfere with an individual's ability to perform Courier duties; Structural/Functional: Must have no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of rheumatic, arthritic, orthopedic, muscular, neuromuscular, or vascular disease that would interfere with an individual's ability to perform Courier duties. Must have no deformity or disease which would interfere with range of motion or dexterity, or which is severe enough to affect adversely the full performance of Courier duties; Speech: Individuals must be free from conditions that interfere with distinct speech likely to interfere with an individual's ability to perform Courier duties; Immunologic: Must have no life threatening allergic responses to environmental toxins or agents which could be encountered in the course of duties as a Courier; Genitourinary: Individuals must have no chronic symptomatic disease or condition of the genitourinary tract likely to interfere with the ability to perform Courier duties; Hematologic: Must have no life threatening hematologic condition. Must have no established medical history or medical diagnosis of a hematologic disorder likely to interfere with the ability to perform Courier duties.
TRAINING REQUIREMENT AFTER BEING HIRED: Selected individuals will attend a Nuclear Materials Courier training academy at Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas. Travel and per diem expenses will be provided during the candidate training academy. Candidates will reside in a government dormitory while attending the academy. Training at the academy will consist of firearms, tractor-trailer operations, tactics, Federal law Enforcement Training Center, and other required field and classroom instruction. Candidates will be evaluated during each portion of the training as well as evaluated for overall performance. Failure to perform satisfactorily will result in termination from the program and from employment in the Federal Service. Candidates will be required to qualify on assigned weapons day and night, pass a Nuclear Materials Courier Physical Fitness Standards test on the first day of training, and complete the requirements for a Commercial Driver's License during the academy. Failure to meet any qualifications during the training will result in termination from the program and from Federal employment.