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Job Title:Security Guard

Agency:National Gallery of Art

Job Announcement Number:NGA-12-102A

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$34,075.00 to $44,293.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, December 06, 2012 to Friday, December 14, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0085-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

05

DUTY LOCATIONS:

MANY vacancies - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. citizens and nationals entitled to veterans’ preference.    

JOB SUMMARY:

NOTE: Job opportunity announcement #NGA-12-102B is being issued at the same time for this position and is open to federal competitive status candidates entitled to veterans’ preference and those candidates with veterans' preference eligible under special appointing authorities (e.g., 30% or more compensable service-connected disabled veterans, VEOA, and individuals with disabilities).  Candidates who wish to apply under both job opportunity announcements MUST apply separately for each announcement.

 

These positions are open only to U.S. citizens entitled to veterans’ preference.  Veterans must submit a copy of their DD-214 or a certification in lieu of DD-214 and related documentation to be awarded veterans’ preference.  Failure to submit a copy of the DD-214 or certification of preference eligibility will result in the candidate not being considered for the position.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Candidate must be available no more than 120 days after selecion.

DUTIES:

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The position is located in the Office of Protection Services and the incumbent is responsible for protecting the valuable and irreplaceable works of art, the Gallery’s buildings, persons, and property from vandalism, fire, theft, damage, etc., while maintaining order and decorum.  Enforces rules and regulations established by proper authorities.  The incumbent does not carry a weapon/firearm.  The incumbent may be required to respond to medical emergencies and write incident reports related to specific circumstances.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for GS-085-5. This requires 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is experience serving as a security officer responsible for protecting property, enforcing law and order, preserving the peace, preventing crime, and detecting and investigating violations of the law within and on the perimeters of the organization.

 

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.   

     

 

1.         Ability to provide security and protection services in public buildings or facilities

 

2.         Knowledge of basic law enforcement and emergency procedures

                       

3.         Skill in oral communication with all manner of individuals (e.g., visitors and staff)

 

4.         Skill in written communication (i.e., to produce incident reports and daily activity logs)


REQUIREMENTS:  The work requires manual dexterity and physical fitness in order to restrain any person who may represent a threat to public safety and/or to the works of art.  Incumbent will be required to stand daily while on duty for a total of at least 5 ½ hours, with up to 2 ½ hours without a break.  Position may also require continuous walking, climbing ladders, bending, kneeling, ascending or descending stairways, carrying a fire extinguisher and working in low light areas.  Incumbent will be expected to work on weekends and on holidays the Gallery is open to the public.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

All qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three pre-determined quality categories.  This evaluation will be based on the personal, educational and work experience indicated in the candidate’s résumé and in their answers to the vacancy questionnaire. 

 

Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware that your responses are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have overstated your experience or your responses are not supported by your resume OR if your application is incomplete, you will be assigned to a quality category commensurate to your described experience.  Later steps in the selection process may be used to verify your stated level of experience and capability.  Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not hiring you.
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BENEFITS:

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The Gallery offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Retirement Systems and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).  Information on Federal benefits is provided at: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ei61.asp.  If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. 

 



OTHER INFORMATION:

CANDIDATES MUST HAVE A SATISFACTORY SUITABILITY DETERMINATION BASED ON A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART’S OFFICE OF PROTECTION SERVICES IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR SELECTION FOR THIS POSITION.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page.

Please Note:

1. You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).

2. You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process.

The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the National Gallery of Art Personnel Office on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

 

Applicants are required to only submit an USAJOBS résumé and are not allowed to submit a paper résumé to the Personnel Office. 

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1)                  DD214 – Member Copy 4 is required to confirm a candidate’s entitlement to veteran’s preference. 

2)                  SF-15 “Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference” & supporting documentation required only if claiming 10-point veteran’s preference.  An official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veteran Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veteran has a service-connected disability of 10% or more is required.

3)                  ICTAP entitlement documentation (only if claiming it).  Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the ICTAP must be well qualified to receive consideration.  ICTAP candidates MUST submit: a copy of the agency reduction-in-force notice, a copy of their most recent annual performance rating, and a copy of their most recent SF-50 “Notice of Personnel Action” noting current or last position held, grade level, and the duty location.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Staffing
Phone: 202-842-6814
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: staffing@nga.gov
Agency Information:
National Gallery of Art
4th and Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington , DC
20565
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

When the vacancy announcement closes we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 30 to 90 days of the closing date of this announcement.  To check your application status for this job, please go to My USAJOBS, input your User ID and password, and select "Track your online job Applications".


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Job Announcement Number:

NGA-12-102A

Control Number:

333036900