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Job Title:  Security Specialist (Operations)
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command
Job Announcement Number:  SWBS13341170352456

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year
Monday, April 22, 2013 to Friday, May 03, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Pine Bluff Arsenal, AR United StatesView Map
Current competitive Pine Bluff Arsenal Civilian Employees only


Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
This is a Career Program 19 (Security Administration) position.

Incumbent serves as the Operations Officer within the Directorate of Law Enforcement and Security (D/LE&S), exercising full authority in conductin and manageing internal operations and training for the law enforcement, Response Force (RF), operational antiterrorism/force protection activities, and supporting various other protection programs including industrial security, physical security, and operations security at Pine Bluff Arsenal .  Serves as a principal advisor to the Director, D/LE&S. 

Who May Apply:

  • Current competitive Pine Bluff Arsenal employees ONLY 


Pine Bluff Arsenal is located in White Hall, AR with an estimated population of 6,000. The Arsenal is just north of Pine Bluff with a population of approximately 55,000, and home of University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Southeast Arkansas College. The area offers museums, water sports, a regional park, and a nature center. The Arsenal is within 40 minutes of the state capital, Little Rock. The Arsenal has on-site child care, golfing, fishing, hunting, a swimming pool, and recreation facility.


This position is a Key/Emergency-Essential position and requires the incumbent to continue to perform assigned duties to support mission requirements until relieved by proper authority.  Are you willing to continue to perform Key/Emergency assigned duties to support mission requirements until relived by proper authority for the duration of your employment?

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized.

Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.



  • Drug Test required.
  • Annual Physical and Mental examination (PE) required.
  • Obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Maintain a valid AR Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
  • Qualify annually with a variety of weapons.
  • Qualify under the Individual Reliability Program IAW AR 190-56.


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As a Security Specialist (Operations), your duties will include, but not be limited to: 

  • Serves as an Operations Officer.
  • Serves as the Arsenal Criminal Investigator.
  • Serves as the Primary Evidence Custodian.
  • Serves as principal advisor to the Directorate of D/LE&S.



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In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Specialized Experience required: To qualify applicants must possess one year (1) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-09).  Specialized experience is defined as:  Work that involves providing guidance and assistance to management related to physical, procedural and technical security standards and policies. 


You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: 

  • Knowledge of Security and Law Enforcement policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Administrative policies and procedures.
  • Skill in Automated systems.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate orally.


Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower or second lower grade (or equivalent).


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.  For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. 

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.  

Conditions of Employment: 

  • Incumbent is required to submit to a urinalysis test, on a recurring unannounced basis, during duty hours, in accordance with Chapter 3, Section VI, paragraph 3-20b(6) of AR 600-85 and appendix C, AR 600-85.
  • Incumbent is required to annually undergo, and pass, a complete physical and mental examination (financial, emotional, and mental stability), at Government expense.
  • Incumbent must be able to maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Incumbent is required to carry, maintain proficiency, and qualify annually with a variety of assigned weapons.
  • This position has been designated as KEY PERSONNEL and may be subject to substantial personal risk to countering potential weapons of mass destruction and chemical-biological threats.
  • Qualify under the Individual Reliability Program IAW AR 190-56.
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a valid Arkansas Motor Vehicle.



Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


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The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

·  Comprehensive health and life insurance

·  Competitive salaries

·  Generous retirement programs

·  Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time

·  Flexible work environment to include use of telework and alternate work schedules

·  Paid employment related training and education

·  Possible student loan repayment

·  Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable

·  Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.


  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • PCS is NOT authorized.
  • 5-10% business travel may be required for this position.



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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package.
Your complete application packages must include:

1. Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
3. Documents to support your eligibility category(ies) (see Required Documents section below)

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 03, 2013.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents. If you are unable to upload your documents, you may submit them by fax.  Download and complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 827435.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process.  You will need three documents to complete this process:  the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below. 

1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from

2. View Occupational Questionnaire.  Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX.  Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

3.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume (include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of “E” ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 

Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one.  When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. 


It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.



· Resume: If you submit a resume with inappropriate material e.g. photos, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information will be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.

· If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application.

· You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for current employment verification, a SF-50 or DD3434; If you are claiming Veterans Preference or Military Spouse preference (MSP), to verify your preference claim you MUST submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: for MSP claims, PCS orders and marriage certificate; for verification of Veteran Preference, DD214 (which indicates character of service) SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

· If you are currently serving on active duty: You MUST submit a certification from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you supply a certification at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link: Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.


PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.



Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Agency Information:
DA SWR Pine Bluff Arsenal
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
10020 Kabrich Circle
Pine Bluff , AR


If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.  If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, you application will receive no further consideration.


Your responses may be compared to the documents you submit.  The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.  

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.


If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact the Central Resume Processing Center at, or (410) 306-0137.

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