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Security Guard

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Starbuck
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




About the Position:

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.

This position is located at Little Goose Dam, Starbuck, WA. The Dam is operated by the USACE and is situated on the Snake River, 65-river miles downstream from Clarkston, WA and 70-river miles upstream from the Tri-Cities, WA. Work duties will be performed inside and outside the hydroelectric facility.

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  • Screens all vehicles, vehicle occupants, and pedestrians entering the Project to ensure compliance with established procedures and security directives.
  • Inspects vehicles and cargo for the purpose of identifying/locating contraband, explosives, concealed drugs, and other illegal items.
  • Protects government property, facilities, equipment and materials against trespassing, sabotage, theft, fire, and espionage.
  • Investigates all suspicious activities and takes corrective action as necessary.
  • Conducts area security patrols.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0085 Security Guard

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Personal Security Investigation required.
  • Pre-employment and random drug testing required IAW EP 600-1-3.
  • Position requires employee to wear uniform and/or protective clothing.
  • Pre-employment physical is required.
  • Valid state driver?s license required.
  • This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.
  • At this time, this is an un-armed Guard position.
  • Position also requires qualification to perform first aid and CPR.
  • Must be able to maintain qualification for the Individual Reliability Program.
  • Must pass a physical agility test every 12 months, IAW AR 190-56, which will include an evaluation of upper body strength, abdominal strength, and cardio-respiratory endurance.
  • May be required to successfully complete government provided training at the US Army Military Police School, which would necessitate residing in a barracks/training environment.
  • Any and all incumbents of this position must, in accordance with Chapter 3, Section VI, paragraph 3-20b(6) of AR 600-85, and Appendix C, AR 600-85, agree to submit to urinalysis on a recurring basis.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes the protection of property against such hazards as fire, theft, damage, accident, or trespass; or maintaining order and protecting life. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Access Control Operations
  • Physical Security
  • Security Documentation
  • Security Equipment Operation


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Keywords: Department of Defense, Spokane , Security Guard, Other , Starbuck, Washington

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