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Airfield Security Sergeant

Date Posted:  Sep 14, 2021
Requisition ID:  218741

Edinburgh, IN, US, 46131


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About The Adjutant General's Office

The Adjutant General’s Office (AGO) provides a dynamic workplace while serving the Indiana National Guard at its various facilities throughout the state.  AGO’s programs and projects offer exciting opportunities for professionals in many fields - from maintenance repair to cadre to civil engineers - looking to begin or advance their careers.  AGO offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as an outstanding work/life balance.  AGO offers agency specific benefits, such as a physical fitness program, an opportunity to work an alternative work schedule, and a spot bonus program to reward hardworking employees.


Salary Information:

The salary for this position typically starts at $28,834.00 annually.


About the Job:

The primary purpose of the Airfield Security Sergeant is to provide first-level supervision of Airfield Security Officers and to provide administrative support duties as directed or required by designated higher authority. This role must be able to maintain law and order, preserve the peace, and protect the lives of individuals, soldiers and airmen, as well as individuals visiting Indiana National Guard facilities; and protect federal and state property from sabotage, espionage, domestic or international terrorist attack, theft, fire, and accidental or willful damage and destruction.


A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Control entry to and egress from specified locations via designated access for entry or exit control points (ACP).
  • Conduct vehicle inspections in support of the installation security program.
  • Patrol and protect location perimeters, Mission Essential or Vulnerable Areas (MEVA), and or equipment storage areas to detect or deter unauthorized entry.
  • Monitor Electronic Security Systems (ESS) and devices including Automated Access Control Systems (AACS), Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Security Control Center (SCC) when applicable and initiate appropriate response forces.
  • Provide administrative support to unit Security Force Operations.
  • Provide other service necessary to secure resources, and personnel as approved by NGB-ARO-FP or the Installation Defense Council (IDC).
  • Operate both as a member of a team and independently at incidents of uncertain duration.
  • Tolerate environmental extremes while performing duties (dependent on local climate). Must perform physically demanding work in hot and humid (up to 100 percent humidity) atmosphere while wearing duty equipment and or personal protective equipment, which may significantly impair body-cooling mechanisms.
  • Experience frequent transition from hot to cold and from humid to dry atmospheres.
  • Work, including walking, standing, pulling, and pushing in wet, icy, or muddy areas.
  • Work in areas where sustaining traumatic or thermal injuries are possible.
  • Ability to properly and effectively wear or use personal protective equipment, including that used to prevent exposure to chemical, biological, or radiological agents.
  • Face exposure to infectious agents, such as Hepatitis B or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
  • Perform physically demanding work while wearing a protective mask, which increases the resistance of inhalation and reduces the efficiency of air exchange.
  • Perform complex tasks during life-threatening emergencies.
  • Work for long periods of time, requiring sustained physical activity and intense concentration.
  • Make life or death decisions during emergency conditions.
  • Be exposed to grotesque sights and smells associated with major trauma and burn victims.
  • Make rapid transitions from rest to near maximum exertion without warm-up periods.
  • Freedom from frequent episodes of pain or inability to perform work or sudden incapacitation.
  • Ability to maintain balance under adverse conditions, weight loads and at above ground heights, and maintain body flexibility.
  • Operate in environments of high noise, poor visibility, limited mobility, above-ground heights and in closed or confined spaces.
  • Use manual and power tools in the performance of duties.
  • Determine the nature of the emergency; maintain personal safety; and make critical decisions in a confused, chaotic and potentially life- threatening environment throughout the duration of the operation.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Must have a High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE) and must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Must have 4 years of military or civilian law enforcement/security experience in a supervisory role; substitution: accredited college training may substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis.
  • Must never have been convicted by civilian or military court except for minor traffic violations or similar infractions; or no drug or alcohol abuse within two (2) years preceding proposed employment; other convictions are addressed on an individual basis.
  • Working knowledge in administrative duties and responsibilities and the ability to operate a computer and experience with standard windows operating system and software.
  • Must obtain and retain a favorable National Agency Check (NAC) as a condition of employment.
  • Take and pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT) in accordance with AR 190-56 to demonstrate physical ability to perform the essential functions.
  • Undergo initial and periodic medical evaluation assessing the ability to take the PAT and to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Indiana Driver’s License and may be required to obtain and maintain a military driver’s license to operate assigned security vehicles.
  • Ability to work shifts, overtime, and weekends as required.
  • Required to wear the prescribed uniform and maintain a high state of appearance and hygiene while performing security duties to ensure ready identification and as an emblem of authority.
  • Able to wear chemical protection equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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