U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Security Guard in Hanover, New Hampshire

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Hanover, NH
Work Schedule is Full Time - Term NTE 5 years

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (8 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 10/25/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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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.

This position is a Modified Term and can be extended up to 6 years with approval. Employee may be eligible for conversion to Career-Conditional Appointment under Merit Promotion procedures and in accordance with Federal Register Vol 6, #57 dated 3-25-98 and employee must have a current performance score of 2.5 or better.

About the Position: These positions are with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Security Office, Hanover, New Hampshire. The incumbent will serve as a Security Guard engaged in protecting property, materials, and equipment as well as personnel against injury, damage, fire, theft and possible acts of sabotage and espionage.

This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g)(91). Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are not qualified for this position. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001).

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.

About the Organization: The US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is one of the most diverse engineering and scientific research organizations in the world. Provides high quality, responsive engineering and environmental research and development support to the Army and Nation. As part of the US Army Corps of Engineers team, ERDC develops innovative science and technology solutions to support warfighting, infrastructure, environmental, water resources, and disaster operations. It consists of seven laboratories at four geographical sites in Vicksburg, MS; Champaign, IL; Hanover, NH; and Alexandria, VA. ERDC employs more than 2000 engineers, scientists, and support personnel. For more information on our organization, please visit our website at www.erdc.usace.army.mil.

Hanover - The crown jewel of the Upper Connecticut River Valley, Hanover has been called by Money Magazine the number one town in the East among "smaller places that offered the best combination of economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a real sense of community." For additional information about the Hanover area, please visit the Hanover Chamber of Commerce website at http://hanoverchamber.org/

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


As an armed Security Guard, you will be engaged in protecting personnel, property, materials, and equipment against injury, damage, fire, theft, and possible acts of sabotage, espionage and terrorism. You will perform Security Guard duties during duty and non-duty hours. You will respond to incidents of theft, burglary, or other criminal activity; controls access to the facility after hours and on weekends; search and escort various types of supply and delivery vehicles; static guard duties; perform roving security patrol and traffic control duties; operates radios to pass and receive clear-cut information and protect sensitive and restricted areas. These duties also include the following:

• Performs static guard duties at a stationary post. • Welcomes all Engineering Research & Development Center (ERDC) team members, visitors, high ranking officials upon arrival at the ERDC gates with courtesy and respect. At a minimum all entering are greeted with Good Morning, Good Afternoon, or Good Evening. Security Guards are helpful and assist in directing any visitor to the appropriate location or Public Affairs Office. • Performs roving security duties in a Security Guard vehicle or on foot. • Conducts security checks of ERDC assets. • Performs traffic control duties on a routine basis and for special events. • Issues citations for traffic violations. • Performs preliminary traffic accident investigations and generates reports. • Responds to fire alarms and intrusion detection systems. • Performs access control functions at classified meetings. • Performs duties related to the destruction of classified material via burning/shredding. • Responds to incidents of theft, burglary, or other criminal activity. • Control access to the facility after hours and on weekends, monitors Closed Circuit TV’s. • Qualify with, wear and be able to use assigned weapon. • Ability to generate clear and concise statements on reports and guard log. • Performs duties as specified by the ERDC Antiterrorism Plan and Physical Security Plan. • Perform Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services on Security Vehicles. • Inspect and service fire extinguishers. • No guard will leave their post until properly relieved. • Comply with Security Guard Force Manual requirements.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel away from duty station may be required up to 10% of the time.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • See Other Requirements for a full list of requirements for this position
  • Moving expenses (PCS) are not authorized
  • Personnel Security Investigation is required

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. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required:

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.

This position is covered by the Science and Technology Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Project and this pay band includes the General Schedule grades equivalent to GS-04/05.

To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe 6 months of general experience at the DK-01 level (GS-03) such as administrative, technical, clerical, military, or other work that involved following written procedures, rules, or regulations in contacts with coworkers, supervisors, or members of the public to provide a service; responding to inquiries, or obtaining information; AND 6 months of specialized experience working 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; and maintaining order and protecting life. Acceptable experience includes service in the Armed Services or Coast Guard that involved the performance of guard duties on a regular or intermittent basis.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas: • Knowledge of Security Guard Duties • Knowledge of Traffic Control • Ability to Identify Authorized Permits • Knowledge and use of Automated Information Systems

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement. This is a DOD Demonstration Project position. This announcement MAY be used to fill like vacancies for 6 months after the closing date.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify.

Education: Successfully completed study at an accredited college or university in any subject is fully qualifying in the amount and level specified in the Qualification Standards for Security Guards.

OR Training: Successful completion of training in an accredited technical school that covered subjects such as physical security procedures, local laws, or investigative techniques is considered qualifying for specialized experience at the GS-4 level on a month-for-month basis.


Combination of education and experience.

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:

  • This position requires an initial and an annual Physical Fitness test .

  • This position has a uniform requirement.

  • This position is subject to work conditions in varying climates (May include extreme weather).

  • This position has shift and rotating work schedules.

  • This position requires CPR and First Aid Certification.

  • This position requires a pre-employment and an annual physical.

  • This position requires a pre-employment drug test and is subject to random drug testing.

  • This position carries a firearm, subject to the provisions of the Lautenberg Amendment.

  • This position requires a SECRET security clearance.

  • This position requires a valid state motor vehicle driver's license.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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, your application will receive no further consideration.

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 "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

Other Information
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • Nepotism: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Proceduresinformation sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

Salary Range: $28,886.00 to $42,012.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: DK-0085-02/02

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453339500

Job Announcement Number: SWGR166845551817789D