Army National Guard Units (Title 32/Title 5) SECURITY SPECIALIST (FORCE PROTECTION/ANTITERRORISM) in Honolulu, Hawaii

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This National Guard position is for a SECURITY SPECIALIST (FORCE PROTECTION/ANTITERRORISM), Position Description Number D1164000 and is part of the HI JFHQ G3, National Guard.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

LOCATION: Joint Force Headquarters, G3, Hawaii Army National Guard, Kapolei, Hawaii

RECRUITMENT AREA 1:Present commissioned officer (O2 to O4) who possess MOS 01A, 31A, 34A or 35 of the Hawaii Army National Guard

RECRUITMENT AREA 2:Present commissioned officer (O2 to O4) of the Hawaii Army National Guard

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the Joint Force Headquarters (State) (JFHQ-ST) force protection security specialist for anti-terrorism and related physical and operations security policy and issues, handling of law enforcement sensitive information, managing assigned program areas, directing studies and reviewing, revising and implementing force protection policy and projects.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Details of the duties and responsibilities are contained in the applicable position description (D1164000) located online, on the FASCLASS website.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment
  • NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. If you are not sure you are eligible for military membership, please contact a National Guard recruiter prior to applying for this position.
  • This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state's National Guard, required prior to the effective date of placement.
  • Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.
  • Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.
  • Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
  • 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.
  • Submit all documents/application NLT midnight Eastern Standard Time.
  • Military Membership in the Hawaii National Guard is mandatory.
  • Must be in the grade of O2 to O4.
  • MILITARY TECHNICIAN COMPATIBILITY POSITION: Prior to placement in this position, the selected applicant must be assigned to a valid position in any unit in MOS 01A, 31A, or 59A
  • Required to obtain and maintain Top Secret/SCI security clearance as a condition of employment.

If your resume does not include a narrative description of how you meet the GENERAL, SPECIALIZED experiences, and OTHER requirements, you may lose consideration for this position. Ensure that the Questionnaire is completed on Application Manager.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 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.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: 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. The organizational location of this position is in the Joint Force Headquarters, Office of the Adjutant General, personal staff. This position serves as the State's force protection security specialist for anti-terrorism and related physical and operational security programs' policies. Must successfully complete the military approved Level II Anti-terrorism Training Course within first 90 days of appointment to the applicable position description. To qualify, must have experience in formulating and implementing plans and processes, overcoming obstacles and conflicts, and managing the state's force protection and anti-terrorism programs. Must have expert experiences in reviewing, analyzing, and assessing law enforcement sensitive information. Experienced in managing and directing assigned program areas, conducting studies and reviews; and, writing, publishing and implementing force protection policies and projects. Knowledgeable in security program specialties to include physical, personnel, and operational security. Experienced in correctly identifying and resolving conflicting and complex policy and program objectives, and procedures within the security functional area. Experienced in the specialized field of force protection and anti-terrorism, and physical and operations security. Has comprehensive, authoritative knowledge of Executive Orders, legislation, and Department of Defense, National Guard Bureau, United States Army, US Air Force, Major Commands and Major Components' policy requirements. Experienced in formulating comprehensive and integrated state force protection programs; and experienced in applying regulatory requirements and reducing command specific vulnerabilities. Competent to apply innovative and new security theories and concepts to provide overall enhanced security of installation resources and personnel. Knowledgeable of law enforcement and security policy requirements and procedures. Possess communication skills to develop organizational working relationships and able to manage program segments with diverse military, civilian, professional, and technical populations. Capable and skilled to provide recommendations for making key decisions and policy development on short and long term security planning. NOTES TO CANDIDATES:

a. Situations of inversion of military rank are not permitted, i.e., a military technician may not be militarily senior to his or her full-time supervisor. b. Authorization for payment of PCS expenses will be granted only after determination is made that payment is in the best interest of the Hawaii National Guard. c. In addition to your application, documents of last performance appraisal, past civilian performance, letter of recommendations, and or military performance may be submitted. d. Candidates may be screened and evaluated on military attributes directly related to the compatible military position required to be assigned into, such as, but not limited to, military bearing, leadership, or ability to work with others (teamwork) in a military environment. e. Include any volunteer work experience in your resume. 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). f. Final selection will be based upon qualifications, suitability, and available manpower resources. g. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. h. Financial Suitability - It is the policy of the government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination. i. Qualified candidates in the second recruitment area will be referred if there are no qualified applicants in the first recruitment area. j. Eligibles on this list will be given automatic consideration for position vacancies occurring during the six months period following the close of this announcement. k. Cost of living allowances (COLA) vary from island to island. COLA is subject to change without notice. l. For HIARNG: Selectee may be scheduled for formal training at the Professional Education Center (PEC) within the first six months of employment. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, failure to complete National Guard Bureau prescribed courses at PEC within the first year of employment, may be cause for reassignment to other full-time positions or termination of employment.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: must have the capacity to perform essential functions and operations without risk to themselves or others. Must have normal color vision; and, must meet the military physical demand ratings for lifting and standing work. Must physically qualify in compliance with Department of Defense, along with the Department of the Army medical standards, as required/specified by the applicable Army military skill medical requirements.


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS -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.

OTHER QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Dependent on the authorized full-time position's organizational location and its required compatible manpower directed military skill assignment, applicant must have a current Single Scope Background Investigation according to Army Personnel Security Program Management Directives; or, must possess or be able to obtain a National Agency Check, Local Agency Checks and Credit (NACLC) according to applicable DoD Instructions, Army regulations, upon appointment.Are required to obtain and maintain Top Secret/SCI security clearance as a condition of employment. Must possess a valid state driver's license to operate government motor vehicles, for the state in which they live or are principally employed, in accordance with Army and Air Force Vehicle Operations Directives. Must be approved to operate government motor vehicles and vehicular equipment according to Army Vehicle Operations Directives. Must not have any disciplinary action (Article 15 or Court-Martial) for engaging in an unprofessional or inappropriate relationship as defined in applicable DoD Instructions concerning Army and Air Force Professional and Unprofessional Relationships. No record of claustrophobia or claustrophobic tendencies. Prior to appointment, an applicant's military medical record must indicate a completed and current medical physical, medical profile, and drug test.

Additional information

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency (

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

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.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (including Month and Year, e.g., 02/2017, Feb 2017, etc.) of employment and duties performed.

  2. Other supporting documents: You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your Educational claims. To receive credit for Education, you must provide documentation of proof that you meet the Education requirements for this position.

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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How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link:

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

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Agency contact information
Charlene Pasion

(808) 672-1224


(808) 672-1225



HI JFHQ G3 91-1227 Enterprise Avenue Kapolei, HI US

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Next steps

Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the status of your application.

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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 05/16/2018 to 06/15/2018

Salary: $75,321 to $97,918 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent