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Job Title:12-178-ARNG, Security Specialist (NATIONAL GUARD REQUIREMENT)

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:12-178-ARNG

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$50,628.00 to $65,812.00 / Per Year


Monday, November 19, 2012 to Friday, December 21, 2012




Full Time - Indefinite


1 vacancy in the following location:
Camp Murray, WA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Washington Army National Guard

Bargaining Unit Technician Vacancy Announcement

12-178-ARNG, Security Specialist (NATIONAL GUARD REQUIREMENT)

Location:  DCSOPS (PMO), Camp Murray, WA

Appointment Type:  Indefinite

PD Number:  D0620000

Series/Grade:  GS-0080-09

Salary Range:  $50,628.00-$65,812.00

Secret Clearance:  Secret

PCS Expenses:  *Not Authorized*



Membership in the National Guard is Required:  This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Washington National Guard as a condition of employment. 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. 

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


Application will be accepted until 11:59 EST pm on: Friday, December 21, 2012

Please refer to How to Apply section for required documents.

Bargaining Areas of Consideration: 

This position is in the Federal Service under the authority of 32 U.S.C. 709


Area 1In-Service Excepted - All permanent Washington Army National Guard Excepted bargaining unit civil service employees, and members with excepted technician re-employment rights to the Washington Army National Guard.

Area 3In-State Excepted - All participating members of the Washington Army National Guard, including in-service technicians that are not covered by the bargaining unit, and indefinite employees.


*This is an obligated position (current occupant is on a Military Tour).  If an individual employed in the excepted civil service accepts this position, he/she will receive an indefinite appointment.  If a Reduction-In-Force occurs and/or the military tour member reclaims this position, the indefinite appointee will have no reemployment rights to his/her former position or any other position.  If the military tour member, having reemployment rights to this position, does not exercise his/her rights within 5 years, and funding level and employee manning levels permit, incumbent may be converted to permanent technician status without further competition.


  • Military Rank Requirement: E-5 to E-7, WO1 to CW3, O-1 to O-3
  • CMF: 35 MOS: 31B WORB: 350F, 351L/Y ORB: 01A
  • Must maintain membership in the WA National Guard for continued employment.


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Major Duties:

This position is located in the ARNG State Area Command (STARC) Headquarters, Plans, Operations and Military Support Branch of the Plans, Operations and Training Office (POTO). The purpose of this position is to serve as a Security Specialist and as a point of contact on a variety of force protection and security programs to include Anti-Terrorism, Physical Security. Serves as a state Physical Security Inspector. Implements security regulations, policies, and SOP's through inspections, spot-checks and random samplings of security program documents and records . Develops security-related palns and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.



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General Experience:

Experience, education or training that has provided analytical, decision making or administrative skills which demonstrate the candidate’s ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled. This experience must demonstrate the ability to cooperatively and successfully with people of all military ranks.

Education Requirements:

High School diploma or GED

Specialized Experience: 

GS-09 level must have at least 24 months experience, education, or training in  planning, directing, coordinating, and controlling base and law enforcement activities.  Experience providing training in areas related to this position.  Experience analyzing reports of investigations and maintaining security records.


Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). NOTE:  You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the KSA's.


  • Knowledge of security requirements established in legislation, regulations, and various policies and directives governing security programs and systems.
  • Ability to communicate in writing and verbally complex security requirements and procedures to State and unit leadership and personnel of all ranks.

  • Knowledge of the requirements for safeguarding records and automated systems containing classified and unclassified but sensitive information to include Personally Identifiable Information.

  • Ability to conduct inspections of personnel, facilities, records, and operational capabilities.

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize workload, analyze data, research regulations and DoD guidance, and interpret information for implementation.

  • Ability to train other personnel on complex security concepts and procedures, and maintain a harmonious work environment with others within and outside the organization.


Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documents will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documents, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

(Proof of education must be submitted with application packet) 



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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.


Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit:


Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit:

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:


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Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:


This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.




1.    Technicians are paid through direct deposit/electronic funds transfer.

2.    Males born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service Systems to be employed by the Federal Government.

3.    Military Technicians are ineligible for enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses.  Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these incentives.

4.    Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a Technician.

5.    Veteran’s preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709 (f).

6.    All new technicians are subject to a one year trial/probationary period IAW 32 USC 709.


All Soldiers, civilian employees and contractor employees who drive Army-owned or leased vehicles must complete the Army Avoidance Course (AAC) training when they start working for the Army. Must have a valid WA state and military driver’s license. Must have or be able to obtain a Government Travel Card. Must be able to attend all training and conferences that are deemed necessary by the supervisor. Must have a Secret security clearance. Must be able to travel overnight both in and out of state. Must be able to work shifts and be on-call. Must be able to lift 30 lbs.


Applicants need not be assigned to the position or possess the MOS to apply or be considered for selection.  Selected applicant must be assigned to a compatible Military position and attain MOS within 1 year of appointment action.

*Baseline physical*


An employment physical may be required within 90 days of employment per OSHA regulation and NGB* *this physical will be used to determine fitness and eligibility for continued employment.


For access to Required Documents please refer to:


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Please upload all required documents into your USA Jobs online application.


(Here is a link for aiding you in building your Resume and some application tips):


Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.


If the applicant is not able to use a computer, the Form 1203-FX can be printed off and completed to include the biographical information plus answers to the assessment questionnaire.  Both documents, the OF 306 and Mil Form 174 can be directly faxed to USA Staffing at 1-478-757-3144.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes the following parts:


All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Other (MIL FORM 174)

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:


Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

·     You must click both Finish and Submit when you are done. Your Online Qualifications Questionnaire is not processed – and your résumé is not attached – until you click the Submit button, even if USAJOBS says it sent your résumé.

·     You can upload or fax supporting documents after you Submit the Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

·     You must complete the entire process by Friday, December 21, 2012

·     To make sure everything you submitted is successfully received, follow these steps:

1.   Go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.

2.   Click the radio button for this Vacancy Identification Number: 788320. Click Select a Vacancy.

3.   Verify that all of your documents appear on the table with a status of Processed.

·     You can save your work and come back later. Just click both Save and Logout.  (When you want to return, go to and log in using the box on the right hand side of the page.)

·     If you Submit more than one Qualifications Questionnaire for this position, the most recent one Submitted is the one that is used.  Therefore, it is important for you to complete it in its entirety.


To begin your Online Qualifications Questionnaire, choose one of these options:

·     If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page. Your résumé will be attached only to the Online Qualifications Questionnaire you complete and Submit from this session, not to any Questionnaires you may already have Saved or Submitted.

        ·     If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process:  Online Questionnaire.




Steven Whitehill
Phone: (253)512-8728
Agency Information:
Washington National Guard
Human Resources Office
Bldg 33 ATTN PSS
Tacoma, WA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based on your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.


You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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