This position is located in Police Services. The primary purpose
of the position is to monitor physical security equipment and
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Duties include but are not limited to:
- Performs alarm and access monitoring, tracing access patterns,
programming, assigning or removing user permissions, updating
databases, remotely opening and securing doors during routine and
emergency operations and generating a variety of reports as needed.
Assesses on-scene behavior and determines when it is appropriate to
dispatch law enforcement or other personnel to investigate.
- Responsible for responding to alarm systems monitoring fire,
access, intrusion, duress/panic, medical emergencies, psychiatric
emergencies, medical assist teams, etc.; and emergency digital
paging system. Monitors emergency weather alerts and transmits
warnings system wide when appropriate. Maintains radio/alarm
activity records/logs to include dates, times, and results of
communications and activities and prepares completed reports.
Performs and documents emergency callbacks when necessary. Tracks
critical information and reports findings to the supervisor.
- Implements policies, procedures, and methods for identifying
and protecting information, personnel, property, facilities,
operations, or material.
- Operates an established vehicle registration and visitor
management program and parking registration and/or photo
- Issues and retrieves government issued keys and/or
identification cards. Reviews requests for and issues passes and
identification documents. Maintains accurate key inventory and
- Performs system checks on a variety of equipment used in the
dispatch center. Troubleshoots systems when problems arise and
resolves issues whenever possible. Conducts equipment inventories
and completes records and other logs. Performs monthly alarm
checks, submits reports documenting the operational status of each
circuit tested. Initiates work orders for malfunctioning circuits
Work Schedule: Variable Shifts (Including some weekends and
Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Security Assistant/PD99858A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
25% or less - travel to LETC for training.
0086 Security Clerical and Assistance
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to background/security investigation
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all
requirements by the closing date of this announcement,
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal
employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks
must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of
this announcement. For a GS-05 position you must have served 52
weeks at the GS-04. The grade may have been in any occupation, but
must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows
your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your
- Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal
employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees
applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA)
You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized
experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-04 in the
normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are
not limited to: Experience transmitting or receiving messages via
the telephone, radio, fax and various computer systems; Recording
incidents into a computerized journal; Conducting radio station
identification code checks; Receiving and compiling information
from various sources related to police and emergency incidents,
taking appropriate action regarding fire, intrusion, duress and
holdup alarms, and directs response and/or notifies responsible
personnel depending on the type of incident or request; Operates a
variety of communications and security equipment, such as
computers, alarm processors, radio consoles, card lock access, and
related peripherals. Operation of security systems, i.e., CCTV,
Alarm monitoring systems; Planning, directing, and coordinating
police assignments by dispatching police personnel, vehicles, and
medical teams to meet the job requirements; Directing police
response to areas of alarm activations and criminal/disorderly
activity; Answering telephone on both emergency and non-emergency
lines; Experience with administrative tasks pertaining to
Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required
experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you
must have 4 years above high school..
Combination: Applicants may also combine education and
experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination
of specialized experience and education.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this
- Computer Skills
- Manages and Organizes Information
- Technology Application
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of
work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis
of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants
wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly
the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position
and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and
skills and can provide valuable training and experience that
translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Physical Requirements: The work is typically sedentary in
nature. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending;
carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts; etc. No
special physical demands are required to perform the work. Working
on off-tours, rotating shifts or regular overtime may be
For more information on these qualification standards, please
visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are
basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification
requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency
with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
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