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Air National Guard Units SECURITY SPECIALIST (FORCE PROTECTION / ANTI-TERRORISM) in Otis ANG Base, Massachusetts


THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 5 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION. This National Guard position is for a SECURITY SPECIALIST (FORCE PROTECTION / ANTI-TERRORISM), Position Description Number T5850000 and is part of the MA ANG 102nd IW, National Guard. This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position. The unit point of contact and contact phone for this position is: CMSgt Marc Vercellone at 508-968-4900.


Serves as the Wing/Base/Installation ASUS Commander authority and expert on all matters involving anti-terrorism and force protection requirements, policy, procedures, and program statues. Acts as the focal point to coordinate, de-conflict and integrate various force protection procedures, and activities within the Wing/Base/Installation ASUS Commander. Serves as consultant to the ASUS Commander and Wing Commander, Vice Commander, wing staff, subordinate units. Geographically Separated Units (GSU's) and commanders on the force protection. Reviews subordinate unit 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 ASUS-level decision making and policy development. Manages and acts as the approval authority for the installation ASUS Enterprise Protection Risk Management (EPRM) database. Oversees the data entered by the EPRM administrator for accuracy, content and entry completeness. As the ASUS Commander's delegated EPRM representative, ensures the setting of final priorities of EPRM entries. Conducts the vulnerabilities assessment or other force protection surveys to identify specific vulnerabilities of an installation. Reviews and tracks reports and other data produced by the EPRM. Ensures the ASUS's force protection program activities are effectively coordinated and integrated within the installation and with other involved activities. Ensures issues and initiatives, which conflict with security requirements, are identified and resolved in a prompt and efficient manner. Stays current to effectively apply pertinent security and force protection policies, directives, and practices. Responsible for the overall implementation, oversight, and centralized control of the coordinated force protection and anti-terrorism program for the Wing/Base/Installation. ASUS. Involves all measures related to physical security and operational security for all wing facilities, arms/ammunition storage activities, and personnel. Employee interprets often broad, non-specific higher headquarters' directives for ASUS applicability and implementation. When U.S., DOD, Unified Commands, MAJCOM, and USAF directives are not specific, formulates ASUS wing force protection procedures, and policies based on unique command and operational needs. On a regular basis, accomplishes assignments requiring application of concepts to security problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted security measures or procedures. Plans, conducts, directs the conduct of, or coordinates on security site studies, projects, assessments, and surveys of the installation ASUS in relationship to and force protection and anti-terrorism activates. Works with Civil Engineering (CE) to assess and sign off on all construction projects on the base to ascertain that Force Protection/Anti-terrorism (FP/AT) construction standards met. Activities assessed may encompass all security specialties. Employee analyzes data to identify physical and operations security or compliance or noncompliance, vulnerabilities, trends, strengths, and benchmarks. Determines, formulates, coordinates, and implements specific ASUS wing guidance and actions to correct security deficiencies, overcome vague or competing requirements, promote the growth of sound security procedures, and justify major fiscal expenditures and procurement of needed security aids and equipment, manpower and infrastructure. Represents the ASUS Wing Commander at meetings, conferences, workshops, panels, etc., at MAJCOM and other deferral agency levels as the ASUS wing technical authority. Serves as a member and acts 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 ASUS installation, wing, or subordinate unit 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 department, 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.


Conditions of Employment


GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Must have experience, education or training in collecting and analyzing data effectively, efficiently, and accurately. Ability to clearly enunciate English without impediment of speech that would interfere or prohibit effective communication. Ability to write English in reports and presentation formats. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Skilled in presenting formal training presentations and briefings. Skilled in applying procedures and directives by reading and interpreting program material. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 36 months experience, education or training in security specialist for force protection and antiterrorism; along with documented performance in related physical and operations security and issues; managing assigned program areas; and implementing force protection policy, projects and studies. Experienced in advising the commander on matters of antiterrorism oversees implementation of Air Force and Major Command policies. Experienced in managing antiterrorism activities, and had liaison experiences with the surrounding communities, and state officials. Knowledgeable and competent on a wide range of security specialties to include physical, personal, and operational security to identify and resolve conflicting and complex policy and program objectives, and procedures within the security functional area. Has working knowledge in the specialized field of force protection and antiterrorism, and physical and operations security. Competent knowledge of Executive orders, legislation, and DoD, USAF, and MAJCOM policy requirements, which are used to formulate a compressive, integrated wing force protection program which meets regulatory requirements and reduces command specific vulnerabilities, and allows for the application of innovative and new security theories and concepts to provide overall enhanced security of resources and personnel. Comprehensive knowledge of information and security policy requirements and procedures to provide recommendation for making key decisions and policy development on short and long term security planning. Working knowledge of information operation security to review classified material. Experienced in force protection and anti-terrorism construction standards to assess and sign-off on installation construction projects. Skilled and competent to clearly and effectively articulate and provide advice with recommendations to supervisors and other security experts or groups at higher and lower echelons. Experienced in working the Core Vulnerability Assessment Management Computer Program used to record and assess vulnerabilities associated with a specific installation. Competent ability to utilize a computer to write reports, access the internet to research intelligence reports and current, world events, and to maintain the required core programs. Experienced ability to undertake long-range studies, projects, or forecasts independently as a member of a group, or as the organizer and director with the purpose of enhancing security systems efficiency or influencing future security planning, policies and programs. Working knowledge of a wide range of security specialist, concepts, principals, criteria, requirements, technology, and practices and ANG's mission, functions and structure to the unit level. Competent knowledge of DoD and AF mission, functions, and structure to the unit level to ensure effective implementation oversight of programs plans and processes. Possess a thorough knowledge of Security Forces programs and governing policies, directives, instructions, and procedures. Comprehensive knowledge of analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to conduct surveys/studies, accomplish projects, and effectively results for the effective management and completion of programs. Experienced and skilled in oral and written communication methods and techniques at various levels and venues. Experienced in effectively managing and organizing various program activities and tasks, singularly and together, and familiarity with administrative requirements of the major commands. Experiences provided the competence to work independently in formulating and implementing a plan and process, overcoming obstacles and conflicts, and managing the wing program. Experienced in interpreting security guidelines, which includes MAJCOM guidance, national security policy statements, Executive Orders, DoD and AF policies and concepts, and special security policy directives from other sources. Competent to interpret and coordinate, in conjunction with the direction of these guidelines for subordinate units, develop supplements and provide guidance. Experiences supported the required judgment needed to interpret and define the intent of these sources, and to formulate and develop command force protection policy, guidelines, and programs while ensuring they are in compliance with higher echelon requirements, and do not conflict with established criteria or other programs and practices.


If you are using Education to qualify for this position, 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.

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.

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 ( 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.