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Job Title:  Police Officer
Department:  Department of the Air Force
Agency:  Air National Guard Units (Title 32)
Job Announcement Number:  MN-ANG-13-144

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$36,986.00 to $48,079.00 / Per Year
Thursday, January 10, 2013 to Thursday, January 24, 2013
Full Time - Indefinite
1 vacancy in the following location:
Saint Paul, MN United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


MINNESOTA AIR NATIONAL GUARD   This position is located in the Mission Support Group, Security Forces Squadron.   The primary purpose of this position is to protect Federal property from hazards such as sabotage, espionage, trespass, theft, fire, and accident or willful damage and destruction.

UNIT:  133rd Airlift Wing, Security Forces Squadron, St. Paul, MN

SELECTING OFFICIAL:  MSgt Rex M. Harkness, 612-713-2010 DSN 783-2010



This is an Excepted Service position that requires active membership in a compatible AFSC in the Minnesota Air National Guard and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently enlisted in the Minnesota Air National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment. For enlistment/appointment information, contact 651-268-8967.


  • Membership in the Minnesota Air National Guard is REQUIRED
  • Enlisted (SrA/E-4 - TSgt/E-6)
  • Only Current members of the 133rd Airlift Wing may apply
  • Higher grades welcome to apply, however, may take a reduction in rank
  • These are INDEFINTE positions funded through 30 Sep 2013
  • We are hiring for three positions


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Performs and enforces the full range of security forces duties within the military installation.  Apprehends and detains violators of laws, rules, and regulations and turns them over to the Federal or civil police or other law enforcement officers for arrest and/or posting of collateral.  Serves at fixed posts or patrols the installation on foot or in vehicles; responds to alarms, irregularities, and unusual or suspicious circumstances.  Responds to calls for emergency assistance to include active shooter, suspicious persons, catastrophic events, scenes of crimes/natural disasters and enemy attacks, and makes apprehensions. Incumbent is required to perform specialized techniques, methods, and procedures to execute search and apprehension; counter terrorist operations; or counter violence posing a threat to public safety.  As directed, acts as the on-scene commander for significant and catastrophic events. Serves as a Security Forces Dispatcher for the installation.  Dispatches personnel and equipment to meet emergency situations.  Monitors the locations of all posts, alarm systems, closed circuit television systems and telephone/radio networks.  As required, coordinates with civilian police, fire, rescue and emergency units for assistance.  Uses computerized information systems to direct patrols, record daily blotter information, and retrieve information through the FBI’s National Crime Information Center System. Uses knowledge of the Security Forces Management Information Systems (SFMIS) to retrieve information and complete reports on the systems.  Receives, records, and secures confiscated items and evidence.  Performs the full range of Base Entry Controller and commercial vehicle inspection duties.   Ensures individuals requesting access to the installation have the proper identification credentials before entering.  Conducts random vehicle searches at the privately owned vehicle (POV) gates and conducts thorough searches of all vehicles at commercial gate.  Performs random antiterrorism measures in accordance with applicable instructions.  Performs the full range of duties for defending protection level resources (Patrol, Security Response Team (I-SRT & E-SRT). Defends installation personnel, equipment, and resources from hostile ground attack. Participates in tactical defense postures as a member of a quick reaction force to deny infiltration or attack.  Verifies credentials to ensure only authorized personnel, vehicles, and equipment items are permitted in these areas and validates each person’s need to access the area.  Ensures visitors are informed of applicable security requirements.  Operates, monitors, and assesses sensor systems for the area.  Responds to all area alarms and makes required notifications.   Assesses the origin and cause of intrusion detection system (IDS) alarms in the area and makes required notifications.  Implements compensatory measures if all, or part of, the IDS is inoperable and completes documentation required in accordance with IDS operational and maintenance procedures.  Performs other duties as assigned.


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GENERAL EXPERIENCE:  Work involves protecting Federal property from hazards such as sabotage, espionage, trespass, theft, fire, and accident or willful damage and destruction. To maintain law and order, preserve the peace, and protect life and civil rights within the jurisdiction of the military installation.  Conducts formal combat arms training and maintenance activities. Controls and operates firing ranges; inspect, repair, and maintain ground weapons.  Experience includes experience in administrative, clerical, technical, or military work that involved protecting property, equipment, data, or materials; or that involved making judgments based on the application of directions, rules, regulations, or laws.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  GS-06 requires 9 months experience, education, or training in law enforcement administration.  Experience in basic law enforcement procedures and processes.  Experience reviewing law enforcement reports and maintaining records, files, forms.  Experience which has provided the applicant with skills in the use of firearms and other protective procedures and methods.


MILITARY COMPATIBILITY:   Upon selection, individual must be assigned to a compatible military position and must also maintain satisfactory membership in the Minnesota National Guard.

Upon selection, individuals will undergo a background check to validate suitability for employment with the federal government as permitted by law, regulation, Presidential order or other authority. Suitability is dependent upon the particular requirements for security clearance, sensitivity level, and DOD IT network access.  Items checked include, but are not limited to all criminal history record information, employment history, education and fiscal accountability/responsibility.

EVALUATION FACTORS:   Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of appropriate education, experience, training, self-development activities, and special awards. Candidates are considered on the basis of available information on their current application and supporting information that has been provided to this office. To insure full consideration, applicants are urged to submit information about their training, self-development, outside experience, activities and awards. National Guard military (Part-time) service is considered as full-time experience when evaluated against the qualification requirements for a technician position. The applicant is credited with actual number of months the member has been in the National Guard if the experience is related.


AREAS OF PRIORITY: In accordance with MN National Guard Regulation 690-335 (Army) or 36-1 (Air), applications will be forwarded to the selecting official to conduct interviews by area of priority listed below:

Area 1: Career/Career-Conditional technicians and Indefinite technicians assigned to the 133rd Airlift Wing.

Area 2: Career/Career-Conditional technicians and Indefinite technicians Statewide (148th Fighter Wing and MN Army National Guard) who were initially hired based on a posted job vacancy

Area 3: Minnesota National Guard technicians who have not previously competed and traditional Minnesota National Guard members.

Area 4: National Guard technicians from other states and civilian persons eligible for membership in the Minnesota Air National Guard.


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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:

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit:

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, and Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:



REMARKS: No PCS available.  Position will not be filled until current incumbent vacates.  Higher Grades are welcome to apply, however MAY be required to take a reduction in rank.  Normal color vision as defined in AFI 48-123 is required.  This position is subject to rules and regulations of the USAF and the ANG, to include fitness standards, as well as any AFSC specific requirements.  This is a dual status position.  More than one vacancy may be filled utilizing this announcement.  Sensitivity Level 2.



Acceptance of a Technician position will result in the termination of your Selected Reserve bonus.

IAW NGR 600-25 AND AFI 36-101, grade inversion within the full-time workforce is not permitted.

To view ALL MN National Guard Vacancies, go to:


  • Should a position be announced at less than the authorized grade, the selected applicant may be non-competitively promoted when he/she meets all qualifications and is submitted for promotion by the supervisor.
  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of technician pre-employment physical for certain occupational series.
  • Males applicants born after 31 December 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System in compliance with the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, Section 1622.
The Minnesota Department of Military Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for the position without discrimination for any non-merit reason(s) such as age, race, religion, gender, ethnic origin or non-disqualifying disability. Pre-selection is not only counter-productive to effective recruitment and placement, but also violates Minnesota National Guard Merit Placement principles and will not be tolerated. If you have information or questions regarding this issue, please contact the Equal Employment Manager at 651-282-4472 or 651-282-4066.


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You  MUST submit a Resume or form OF 612 along with AGO 163 in an all-electronic format via facsimile or as an uploaded document.

The Minnesota National Guard Human Resources Office (HRO) DOES NOT accept hardcopy applications for a job announcement published on USA Jobs.  You must upload these documents after completing the Online Questionnaire or fax them to 1-478-757-3144 using the OPM supplied fax cover sheet using the Vacancy Identification Number .822683

To apply for this position, you must provide both of the following parts:

  1. Your responses to the Qualifications Questionnaire, and
  2. Your supporting documents: Resume or OF 612 along with the AGO 163.

OF 612 and AGO 163 can be downloaded from:

Use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire (Option A) for convenience and quickest processing.

Option A: Online Qualifications Questionnaire.

Tips for using the Online Qualifications Questionnaire:

  • Complete and save your supporting documents before starting the Online Qualifications Questionnaire and upload these documents online. 
  • You can upload or fax supporting documents during or after you complete the Online Qualifications Questionnaire process.
  • You must click Submit My Answers for your questionnaire to be processed.
  • You must complete the entire process by 11:00pm central time on the closing date --  Thursday, January 24, 2013.
  • 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 User Name and Password you created.
  • Select the job you would like to update to complete the questionnaire or upload documentation.   It is important for you to complete this process in its entirety.


Option B: Paper Qualifications Questionnaire.

If it is not practical for you to use the Online Qualifications Questionnaire, you can write your answers on paper.  Follow these steps:

    1. You can print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
    2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850 – after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions.
    3. Complete the OPM Form 1203-FX using the information listed under Questions to complete Paper Qualifications Questionnaire below. 
    4. You may submit the Form 1203-FX, resume or OF 612 along with the AGO 163, and any supporting documents by fax.  If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, you do not need a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing. If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

Questions to complete Paper Qualifications Questionnaire

Social Security Number

Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, but we cannot process your application without it.

Vacancy Identification Number

Required. Enter 822683

1. Title of Job

Enter Police Officer

2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

It is in your interest to select the lowest grade listed to ensure qualification.  Select the lowest grade you are willing to accept for this position; however, if you select a grade that is higher than your qualifications you will not be eligible for this position.  If you select the lowest grade available but are qualified at a higher level, you will receive the higher grade of qualification if selected for this vacancy.


11. Miscellaneous Information

What is your current grade/rank or highest grade/rank held if prior service.

(Type "Civilian" if no military service)

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

16. Availability Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

001 Police Officer

21. Geographic Availability

Select the location(s) you would like to be considered for.

276330123 Saint Paul, MN

22. Transition Assistance Plan

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Select the appropriate answer to indicate your current military status.

1. I am currently:

A. A permanent or indefinite technician in the Minnesota National Guard.

B. A traditional member of the Minnesota National Guard.

C. A traditional member of the National Guard in a different state.

D. Eligible for enlistment/appointment in the Minnesota National Guard. *NOTE: (For enlistment/appointment criteria, contact 1-800-464-8273 for Army criteria or 1-800-835-3764 for Air Force criteria)

E. Not interested in joining the Minnesota National Guard.

Respond to all the questions below. For each question, choose the response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provide in your resume or application and information your references provide.

2. Do you possess experience includes experience in administrative, clerical, technical, or military work that involved protecting property, equipment, data, or materials; or that involved making judgments based on the application of directions, rules, regulations, or laws.?

A. Yes.

B. No.

3. Do you possess 9 months experience, education, or training in law enforcement administration; experience in basic law enforcement procedures and processes; experience reviewing law enforcement reports and maintaining records, files, forms; experience which has provided the applicant with skills in the use of firearms and other protective procedures and methods?

A. Yes.

B. No.



Copies of OF 612 and AGO 163:

Your application must include the following information:

A detailed narrative of your work experience (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other information that relates to the specialized and general experience stated on the vacancy announcement. Include pertinent military experience and describe duties in detail. You may use continuation pages to include all related experience. Ensure that both military and civilian experiences are fully described, to include time frames.

Job Information:

  • Vacancy Identification Number, (822683) title (Police Officer) and grade(s) for which you are applying.

Personal Information:

  • Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).
  • Social Security Number. Giving your Social Security Number is voluntary. However, we cannot process your application without it.
  • Country of Citizenship.
  • If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.


  • High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.
  • Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.
  • Major field(s) of study.
  • Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.

Work Experience:

For each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

  • Job title.
  • Duties and accomplishments.
  • If assigned additional duties in a position, include percentage of time spent performing the additional duties.
  • Number of hours per week.
  • Employer's name and address.
  • Supervisor's name and phone number.
  • Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).
  • Salary.
  • Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.

Military Experience:

Include all military experience that is pertinent to the position for which you are applying:

  • Starting and ending dates of assignment.
  • Duty title of position.
  • Description of duties.
  • MOSs/AFSCs.
  • Complete a separate experience block for each period of military service related to the position.

Other Qualifications:

  • Job-related training courses (title and length of course must be included).
  • Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)
  • Job-related certificates and licenses.
  • Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.)

CONTACTING US: After you have read all the instructions in this vacancy announcement, if you still have questions about this position or the application process, you may contact us at (651) 282-4155.



Human Resources Office
Phone: (651)282-4155
Agency Information:
Minnesota Air National Guard
Human Resources Office
20 West 12th Street
Saint Paul, MN


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your application status.

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