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    About the Position: This is an open-continuous announcement for Security Guards in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Initial cut-off will be Dec 14, 2018, then every two weeks or as needed thereafter. Recruitment will continue through the closing date to fill positions as they become vacant. Applications are valid for 3 months in the system. Applicants must reapply after the 3 months time period expires to remain active.

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    NOTE: Competition for Security Guard positions is restricted by law to persons entitled to Veteran's Preference as long as such applicants are available for appointment. Applications will be accepted from non-preference eligibles; however, these applications will not be considered if preference eligible applicants are available.

    As a Security Guard you will perform duties in accordance with appropriate regulations to detect and prevent theft, damage, accident, trespass, sabotage and espionage and to enforce the security regulations of the installation. You will control access of vehicles and pedestrians on the installation, verifying identification through use of identification cards, badges, automated records, vehicle decals, verbal questioning, and other means, allowing entrance to persons and vehicles with authorization. As the installations initial point of contact, you will answers brief visitor questions, and determine whether appropriate authorization for access exists, and provides assistance. Record visitor information and purpose of visit, as necessary; and may issue daily passes or refer visitors to another location to obtain special passes. The incumbent admits persons, denies entry or arranges for escorts, as appropriate. As required by instructions or force protection level, you will conduct vehicle searches/inspections (to include cargo areas, engine compartments and undercarriages), in accordance with standing operating procedures. Inspects containers, personal property, and documents on private, commercial and governmental vehicles, and exercises tact, courtesy, and firmness in the performance of all force protection duties. You will be authorized to confiscate unauthorized or otherwise controlled items, and to detain those suspected of criminal or other illegal activity, as well as, question suspicious persons and warn or detain violators of laws, regulations, policies, rules or posted warnings. You will be required to make instantaneous decisions regarding use of deadly force, the Active Vehicle Barrier, and alerting appropriate officials of apparent security violations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0085 Security Guard

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518111000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.