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Police Officer

Air Force Civilian Service Terre Haute, IN

Job Description


As a Police Officer with the Indiana Air National Guard (ANG), your duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Performs and enforces the full range of security forces duties within the military installation. Apprehends and detains violators of laws, rules, and regulations and turns them over to the Federal or civil police or other law enforcement officers for arrest and/or posting of collateral. Serves at fixed posts or patrols the installation on foot or in vehicles; responds to alarms, irregularities, and unusual or suspicious circumstances. Responds to calls for emergency assistance to include active shooter, suspicious persons, catastrophic events, scenes of crimes/natural disasters and enemy attacks, and makes apprehensions. Incumbent is required to perform specialized techniques, methods, and procedures to execute search and apprehension; counter terrorist operations; or counter violence posing a threat to public safety. As directed, acts as the on-scene commander for significant and catastrophic events. Performs traffic duty to include directing traffic and escorting dignitaries. Incumbent enforces pertinent administrative rules and regulations governing traffic control, parking, building, or other facility access, and breaches in physical security controls (locks, fences, gates, or other barriers). When enforcing rules and regulations established to accomplish the protective missions, security forces personnel control the movement of persons and protect lives and personal property in and around the identified Federal property. The incumbent carries out related duties such as, escorting persons and valuables; driving emergency vehicles; detecting and reporting potential fire and accident hazards; making preliminary checks of violations; and, preparing reports of incidents or security conditions.
  • Serves as a Security Forces Dispatcher for the installation. Dispatches personnel and equipment to meet emergency situations. Monitors the locations of all posts, alarm systems, closed circuit television systems and telephone/radio networks. As required, coordinates with civilian police, fire, rescue and emergency units for assistance. Uses computerized information systems to direct patrols, record daily blotter information, and retrieve information through the FBI's National Crime Information Center System. Uses knowledge of the Security Forces Management Information Systems (SFMIS) to retrieve information and complete reports on the systems. Receives, records, and secures confiscated items and evidence. Assures witness statements are properly secured. Keeps reports and complaint records. Prepares shift activity reports. Interviews witnesses and suspects to obtain and verify information. Advises suspects of their rights. Receives and records radio, telephone, and personal messages and instructions involving emergencies, complaints, violations, accidents, and requests for information and assistance. Transmits messages and instructions to officers on patrol and dispatch officers to investigate complaints and assist in emergencies. Interprets directives and instructions and answers general inquiries. Maintains records and prepares reports covering activities and events occurring over the course of a shift.
  • Performs the full range of Base Entry Controller and commercial vehicle inspection duties. Ensures individuals requesting access to the installation have the proper identification credentials before entering. Conducts random vehicle searches at the privately owned vehicle (POV) gates and conducts thorough searches of all vehicles at commercial gate. Performs random antiterrorism measures in accordance with applicable instructions. Performs over-watch duties as required by force protection conditions. Responsible for Issuing base entry passes (individual and vehicle), and conducts background checks on contractors. Operates vehicle arresting barriers as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


In order to meet the Minimum Qualifications for this Police Officer position at the GS-06 grade level, you must have at least 12 months of:

    • experience understanding of the basic principles and concepts of military security forces functions, laws, policies, regulations, rules, procedures, and methods AND have general experience performing functions such as weapon systems and resource security, air base defense, law enforcement; AND, if applicable for the position, experience in combat arms functions.


    • experience that prepares the applicant to perform the duties of the position AND knowledge of: Weaponry, laws, directives, programs, policies, and procedures governing SF activities; installation security; weapon system and resource security; anti-terrorism; law enforcement and investigations; air base defense; training; pass and registration; civilian work force; and combat arms.


    • experience in performing practical security force (SF) activities in direct support of the military weapon systems and physical security; law and order; or area security operations AND experiences in law enforcement, maintaining law and order, preserving the peace, and protecting life and civil rights within the jurisdiction of military installations AND experience in protecting federal property from hazards such as sabotage, espionage, trespass, theft, fire, and accident or willful damage and destruction AND experience in responding to disaster and relief operations and participates in contingencies.
     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities that will be evaluated for this position include:
  • Knowledge of the full range of security forces, and police and law enforcement services which requires considerable training, experience, and proficiency to perform the full range of operations in preventing or resolving offenses.
  • Knowledge of standardized federal laws, regulations, methods, procedures, operating techniques, Air Force instructions, state, and local laws to perform tasks including, but not limited to, pursuing and apprehending persons fleeing a crime scene; performing dispatcher duties involving passing of directions and information to officers on posting assignments; seeking, detecting, and
    protecting evidence and witnesses at the scene of an incident; and detaining witnesses and suspects.
  • Knowledge of investigative techniques to adequately handle complaints and incidents which may entail performing initial investigative actions prior to transferring situation authority to other investigators.
  • Knowledge of security and security forces requirements, procedures, and tactics to support installation physical security and contingency operations.
  • Knowledge of firearms and tactics utilized in emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of alarm and electronic monitoring system operations and how to interpret signals and other outputs.
  • Knowledge of emergency services, tactics, and procedures to include, weapons and chemical agents, negotiations, building layouts, terrorist threats and counter terrorism methods, search and rescue techniques, crowd and demonstration control, etc.
  • Ability to use firearms in emergency situations.
  • Ability to gather facts and use effective, analytical, and established methods to accurately assess a situation and determine the appropriate course of action.
  • Ability to use automated information systems to enter and extract data and to prepare reports.

Must participate in Direct Deposit

A criminal history check will be completed on all selectees before hire date.  

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) funds are not available for this position. 

ENLISTMENT CASH BONUSES:   Acceptance of technician position may affect any bonus and/or educational assistance that may be payable. 


WORKING CONDITIONS:  The work is performed in settings where regular and recurring exposures to moderate discomforts and unpleasantness occur. These environments include, yet, are not limited to, increased noise levels from industrial settings, aircraft engines and weapons fire; and, high temperatures in confined spaces or adverse weather conditions during extended periods of traffic and patrol duties. When appropriate and directed, the employee is required to use protective clothing or gear such as, masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields. The work also involves moderate risks and discomfort levels when working outdoors for extended periods of time without shelter or operating vehicles over rough terrain.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as, long periods of standing, walking, driving, bending, stooping, reaching, crawling, and similar activities while wearing required body armor. The employee will engage in such exertions when responding to alarms, pursuing suspects, or participating in weapons or other types of training activities, climbing stairs in office buildings, or walking foot patrols in and around large buildings. The employee is required to continually stoop, bend, crouch and lift objects in the commercial vehicle search pit. The work may require common physical characteristics, agility and dexterity abilities, and body strength to pursue, apprehend, and detain uncooperative suspects.

If you are not a member of the Indiana Air National Guard, but are interested in applying for this position, please call the Indiana Air National Guard Recruiting Office at 800-GO-GUARD.  You can also view our website at

If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 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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Other Information

Under 32 USC 709, Veterans Preference does NOT apply. 

For a complete list of Job Vacancy Announcements available at the Indiana National Guard, please visit our website at Indiana National Guard HR Website.

Job Details

Date Posted June 16, 2018
Date Closes July 16, 2018
Requisition 467364000
Located In Terre haute, IN
SOC Category 00-0000.00