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Airfield Security Sergeant

Date Posted:  Jun 15, 2022
Requisition ID:  368561

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46241


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. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


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.



This position traditionally starts at $28, 834 per year and may be commensurate with education and work experience. 

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

As the Airfield Security Sergeant, you will be responsible for providing first-level supervision of Airfield Security Officers and provide administrative support duties. In this position, you will be responsible to maintain law and order, preserve the peace, and protect the lives of individuals, soldiers and airmen and individuals visiting Indiana National Guard facilities. In this position, you will provide protection for 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 exit from the location via designated access of entry or exit control points. 
  • Conduct vehicle inspections in support of the installation security program. 
  • Patrol and protect location perimeters, mission essential or vulnerable areas, and/or equipment storage areas to detect or deter unauthorized entry. 
  • Monitor Electronic Security Systems and devices when applicable and initiate appropriate response forces. 
  • Provide administrative support to the Security Force Operations and other services necessary to secure resources and personnel. 
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development. 
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.   

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:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Must have a High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE). 
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. 
  • Must have four (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. 
  • Working knowledge in administrative duties and responsibilities. 
  • 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) to demonstrate physical ability to perform the essential functions. 
  • Undergo initial and yearly 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. 
  • Ability to work shifts, overtime, and weekends as required. 
  • The ability to wear duty equipment and/or personal protective equipment under adverse environmental conditions. 
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow. 
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets. 

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) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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