NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
JFHQ, G3, (NGMN-OP), 15000 Highway 115
Little Falls, MN
MAJ Aaron D. Krenz, 320-616-3088
A Security Specialist (Force Protection/Anti-Terrorism), GS-0080-11-12, Serves as the JFHQ-ST authority and expert on all matters involving force protection (FP) and anti-terrorism (AT) requirements, policy, procedures, program status and serves as the conduit of information between the intelligence community and local state and federal law enforcement. Serves as the focal point to coordinate, de-conflict, and integrate various force protection staff initiatives, policies, and activities within the state. Serves as consultant to the Adjutant General, JFHQ (St), and unit commanders on force protection. Establishes working relationships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies operating within the state on behalf of the Adjutant General. Conducts intelligence integration and information operations to assess potential threat and creates JFHQ-ST FP/AT program. Prepares FP/AT plans, templates and planning tools for subordinate units, writes comprehensive anti-terrorism plans considering Weapons of Mass Destruction, directs the use of Random Anti-terrorism Measures to protect personnel, installations and Geographically Separated Units (GSU's), conducts anti-terrorism resource management to prioritize and generate protective measure requirements and Combating Terrorism Readiness Initiative Fund submissions. Reviews practices and activities to ensure compliance with directives and integration with other security and related programs. Provides recommendations, briefings, updates, and staff studies across a broad range of security specialties to influence installation-level decision-making and policy development. Manages and serves as the approval authority for the installation Core Vulnerability Assessment Management Program (CVAMP) database. Oversees the data entered by the CVAMP administrator for accuracy, content, and entry completeness. As the JFHQ-ST Commander's delegated CVAMP representative, ensures the setting of final priorities of CVAMP entries. Conducts the vulnerability assessment or other force protection surveys to identify specific vulnerabilities of an installation. Reviews and tracks reports and other data produced by the CVAMP. Receives filter, focus, and fuse information from military intelligence sources, publicly available information sources, and local, state and federal law enforcement sources to develop a clear understanding of real or potential threat to all state forces. Must review classified information and determine what information constitutes law enforcement sensitive information. Responsible for the declassification of military intelligence that is deemed law enforcement sensitive and requires dissemination to local, state, or federal law enforcement agencies operating within the state. Responsible for the overall implementation, oversight, and centralized control of the coordinated anti-terrorism and force protection program for the National Guard of the state. Involves all measures related to physical security and operational security for all facilities, arms/munitions storage activities, and personnel. Often Interprets broad, non-specific higher headquarters directives for JFHQ-ST applicability and implementation. When U.S., DoD, National Guard Bureau, Unified Commands, Army and Air Force directives are not specific, formulates local force protection procedures and policies based on unique command and operational needs. Serves on intra-agency or inter-organizational committees to identify and resolve or to assign responsibilities for resolving safeguards and security issues or to perform similar work assignments. Plans, conducts, directs the conduct of, or coordinates on site security studies, projects, assessments, and surveys of the State in relationship to anti-terrorism and force protection activities. Works with engineers to assess and sign off on all construction projects within the state to ascertain that FP/AT construction standards are complied with. Activities assessed may encompass all security specialties. Represents the Adjutant General at meetings, conferences, workshops, panels, etc., at NGB, MAJCOM, MACOM and other federal agency levels as the state force protection and anti-terrorism technical authority. Serves as the chairperson for various boards and working groups to include the Force Protection Board and Threat Working Group. Determines the need for, organizes, and conducts meetings, conferences, and workshops at the state level to discuss and resolve specific force protection issues or problems, or highlight new security policies, procedures, and requirements. Also interacts and meets with other agencies and local authorities such as personnel from the local Homeland Defense Office, FBI, local army posts, naval stations, civil authorities, fire departments, hospitals, and airports to provide a forum for the cross-flow of information and work together on community issues and threats. Performs other duties as assigned.
Job family (Series)
0080 Security Administration
Conditions of Employment
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Minnesota Army National Guard Membership is required.
Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation.
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Participation in direct deposit is mandatory.
Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance of the position.
Ability to establish effective professional working relationships with coworkers and customers, contributing to a cooperative working environment and successful accomplishment of the mission.
May occasionally be required to work other than normal duty hours; overtime may be required.
The duties and responsibilities of your job may significantly impact the environment. You are responsible to maintain awareness of your environmental responsibilities as dictated by legal and regulatory requirements, your organization, and its changing mission.
Successful Completion of Conventional Physical Security and Crime Prevention Course (7H-31D/830-ASIH3)
Successful Completion of Antiterrorism Officer Basic Course (ATOBC) Level II
OFFICER, WARANT OFFICER
COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENT:
OFF: BR 35, AOC 31A, 34A, 01A; WO: MOS 011A
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.
All Series GS-0080 personnel must be certified at the next higher level before being eligible for that level. Each applicant must have the education and validated understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the occupational series and grade for one of the seven organizational program disciplines and its applicable Security Series career level, as cited on page two. Applicants must have the experiences, education, or training that demonstrates the ability to follow directions, to read, understand, and retain a variety of instructions, regulations, and procedures.
To qualify an applicant, apply and evaluate the applicant's competencies, experiences, completed education, learned skills, obtained knowledge, endorsed abilities, and training program accomplishments. The following six basic qualification criteria are required to successfully meet the basic qualification factors within an applicable career level in one of the seven specified security program disciplines:
- Skilled in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately;
- Ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit; effective two-way radio or telephone communication;
- Ability to write English in reports and presentation formats;
- Ability to communicate -orally and in writing- clearly and effectively;
- Ability to assess body language and perceive immediate risk levels; and,
- Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting technical material.
To qualify for the GS-11 journeyman career level in the Security Forces Series GS-0080, the applicant must have least 24 months experience in the Security Forces career field to include technical training schools and drill-status working experience. Security Forces and Intelligence training/experience are not required for individuals performing Chief of information Protection duties and responsibilities; Security Officer duties and responsibilities; or, Special Security Representative duties and responsibilities. Apply the following specialized competencies (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) factors, as applicable to the seven organizational disciplines of Series GS-0080 and each discipline's requirements.
To qualify for the GS-12 expert career level in the Security Administration Series GS-0080, the applicant must have least 36 months experience in the Security career field or intelligence career field to include technical training schools and drill-status working experience. Security Forces and Intelligence training experiences are not required for individuals performing Chief of information Protection duties/responsibilities; Security Officer duties/responsibilities; or, Special Security Representative duties/responsibilities. Apply the following specialized competencies (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) factors, as applicable to the seven organizational disciplines of Series GS-0080 and each discipline's requirements.
Army National Guard Officer:
An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university is mandatory. The college degree work should include completed academic courses in sociology, criminology, police administration, criminal justice, or a related area. A graduate degree from an accredited civilian academic college or from an equivalent professional military education school is optimum.
Army National Guard Warrant Officer:
Must have a high school diploma or general education development (GED) diploma. An undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university, with completed academic courses in sociology, criminology, police administration, criminal justice, or a related area, is optimum.
No PCS available. The military grade of the supervisor must equal or exceed the grade of personnel supervised. Sensitivity Level 2.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:
OFFICER, WARRANT OFFICER
IAW NGR 600-25 AND AFI 36-101, grade inversion within the full-time workforce is not permitted.
Acceptance of a Technician position may result in the termination of your Selected Reserve bonus.
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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 (https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx).
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 651-282-4078.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
AREAS OF PRIORITY:
In Accordance with MN National Guard Regulation 690-335 (Army) or 36-1 (Air), Applications will be forwarded to the selection official to conduct reviews by area of priority as listed below
Current On-board Minnesota National Guard Title 32 Technicians who are in permanent or indefinite technician status as a result of being competitively hired within that National Guard component applying for a position within the component which they are currently employed.
Current Minnesota National Guard Title 32 Technicians who are in permanent or indefinite technician status as a result of being competitively hired at a sister component that is identified on the Position Vacancy Announcement (PVA), including onboard Title 5 employees that are also current members of MNNG; i.e. Army MNNG to Air MNNG, Air MNNG to Army MNNG.
All Minnesota National Guard members currently assigned to the MNANG or to the MNARNG applying for a position within the component in which they are currently assigned. i.e. temporary technician or Traditional Guardsman.
Currently assigned service members in other branches of the military outside of the Minnesota National Guard, to include those assigned to Active Duty, Reserve or other state's National Guard.
All individuals able to and willing to become members of the Minnesota National Guard including prior service not currently assigned to a military component and non-prior service US civilians.
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 ensure 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.
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you MUST submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume and/or OF 612 showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (format must include Month and Year, e.g, 02/2017, Feb 2017, ect.) of employment and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents:
It is highly recommended that you also submit the AGO 163 to accurately reflect your military experience.
Copies of the OF 612 and AGO 163:
Vacancy Identification Number (20-177), title (Security Specialist (FORCE PROTECTION/ANTI-TERRORISM)) and grade (GS-11-12) for which you are applying.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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