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.
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|Thursday, December 06, 2012 to
Friday, December 14, 2012|
SERIES & GRADE:
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Washington, DC, USView Map|
WHO MAY APPLY:
U.S. citizens and nationals entitled to veterans’ preference.
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.
- U.S. citizenship
- Candidate must be available no more than 120 days after selecion.
DUTIES:Back to top
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:Back to top
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. To preview questions please click here.