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Job Title:  Security Guard
Agency:  International Boundary and Water Commission: United States and Mexico
Job Announcement Number:  DS-965856-RB-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$31,315.00 to $40,706.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 to Thursday, October 10, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Del Rio, TX United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


The mission of the U.S. International Boundary & Water Commission is to provide binational solutions to issues that arise during the application of United States - Mexico treaties regarding boundary demarcation, national ownership of waters, sanitation, water quality, and flood control in the border region.

The employee serves as an armed Public Safety Officer and member of a security force located at a designated field office of the United States section, International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC). The primary mission of the security force is to protect lives and property from incidents or situations to include, but are not limited to, terrorist acts, criminal activities, vandalism or other willful damage/destruction, sabotage, trespass, theft, fire and or accidents. The position thus is engaged in mission support, contributing to the agency’s strategic goal of maximizing organizational effectiveness through innovative management accountability of human, physical, and fiscal resources.


  • U.S. Citizenship or Naturalized U.S. Citizen
  • Resume' and supporting documents (See How to Apply)
  • Permanent Change of Station/Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • Background Investigation Required
  • Physical Exam Required
  • Drug Testing and Medical Exam Required


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·         Resolving issues ranging from routine to critical in nature and pertaining to defending National Critical Infrastructure from potential terrorist or criminal acts.  

·         Enforcing applicable rules and regulations governing vehicle use, access to parking, buildings or other facilities.

·         Detaining violators and turning them over to federal, state or local law enforcement personnel for disposition.

·         Controlling access to restricted areas.

·         Serving as a stationary or roving (foot or vehicle) security officer at a prescribed area of facility.

·         Updating a log of events occurring, including complaints, reports from shift personnel, emergencies and other significant information.


NOTE: Competition for Security Guard positions is restricted by law to persons entitled to veterans' preference as long as such applicants are available for appointment.


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To qualify for this Security Guard position, you must possess the following specialized experience:


At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GG-4 level in the Federal service or equivalent pay bands (this experience could have been obtained in either the public or private sector) that equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform successfully the duties of this position. This experience must have been in such specialized activities as: work with a Federal, State, municipal, local, or private protective organization that involved the protection of property against such hazards as fire, theft, damage, accident, or trespass; or maintaining order and protecting life. Such experience must have provided knowledge of protective systems and techniques. Acceptable experience includes service in the Armed Services or Coast Guard that involved the performance of guard duties on a regular or intermittent basis.




  • Background Investigation: You may need to successfully complete a background investigation before appointed into the position.
  • Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.


    CATEGORY RATING: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified.   Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Competencies: 

    ·         Knowledge of security principles, methods and procedures of security programs

    ·         Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the use of standard weapons, equipment and tactics

    ·         Skill in reacting physically to emergency situations containing security violations and/or criminal activities

    ·         Interpersonal Skills


    Your rating will be based on both your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your category rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position.

    The Category Rating Process does not add veterans’ preference points or apply the “rule of three”, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 per cent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher).




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



    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (member-4 copy) or other proof of eligibility that shows the dates you were on active duty and your character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are claiming Disabled Veterans' preference you must also submit documentation of disability (i.e. VA Disability Verification Letter) and the SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference."  For more information on veterans’ preference see


    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see 


    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated Well Qualified or above on the rating criteria for this position.


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    To apply for this position, you must complete the Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.


    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, October 10, 2013 to receive consideration.


    ·         To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. 

    ·         Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. 

    ·         It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

    ·         To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,

           select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.         

    ·         To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.




    The following documents are required and must be received by  Thursday, October 10, 2013:

    1. Your Résumé (Must include beginning date and ending dates of employment to include month and year)

    2. A complete Occupational Assessment Questionnaire

    3. Other supporting documents:

               - Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable 

    All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

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



    Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:


    You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.  

    NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible. 

    If you completed the Occupational Questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):


    1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page

     and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 965856  

    2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


    If you cannot apply online:

    1.    Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire       View Occupational Questionnaire

    2.    Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire. The URL is:  and  

    3.    Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


    Rosann Barton
    Phone: (210)805-3737
    Agency Information:
    San Antonio Services Section
    Please do not mail documents
    San Antonio, TX


    Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon 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 status notifications through Application Manager or via email within 4-6 weeks.

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