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Security Clerk

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Prescott
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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These positions are located within the Police Service at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System, in Prescott, Arizona. They provide traffic control at all entries and exits for Northern Arizona VA Health Care System, Prescott Campus.

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NOTE: This is a TEMPORARY appointment (not-to-exceed 1 year). This appointment may be renewed for additional service in accordance with Agency needs for 1 additional year. Temporary positions offer health insurance (if the employee is expected to work at least 130 hours per month for at least 90 days) but do not offer life insurance or retirement benefits and may be terminated at any time before the expiration date. The appointment to a Temporary position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non- competitively converted to permanent employment.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Maintain a physical presence while monitoring and controlling ingress/egress to VA property.
  • Report any issues to VA Police via radio for informational purposes only or to request assistance.
  • During emergency situations such as vehicle accidents, fires, etc., contacts emergency service personnel and provides assistance as necessary.
  • Direct and control traffic flow, during peak periods of congestion to avoid traffic backups and to maintain safety of vehicles and pedestrians.
  • When conducting screening duties, asks agency-approved pre-screening questions regarding COVID-19, conduct a non-contact temperature reading, and follow directions provided per standard operating procedures for directing screening personnel.
  • Communicates and interacts with patients in a manner which is appropriate to cognitive, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the adult and/or geriatric patient.
  • Use and respond to radio communications as necessary.
  • Access VA computer systems for the purpose of checking e-mails, conduct on-line training, and other taskings associated to their job.
  • Responsible for the safeguarding and security of that information following current VA rules and regulations.
  • Operates a wide variety of communications systems and related security equipment, such as computers and the VA Police Security System.

Work Schedule: Rotating 8-12 hr Shifts

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Security Clerk/PD13156A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0086 Security Clerical and Assistance

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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 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/17/2021.

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. 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 application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

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) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

  • GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Possess six months of general experience at the next lower grade level to fully qualify for this position. General experience is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of this position. OR,
  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have .Successfully completed one year of education above high school.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Customer Service
  • Organizational Stewardship
  • Technical Competence
  • Technology Application

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.

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.

Physical Requirements: Work requires physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking, bending and similar activities and occasional lifting and carrying of objects of 25 pounds or less such as temporary traffic signs and traffic cones. Callback and emergency posts are frequently required. Additionally, callback and emergency posts may be required during periods of increased National Threat Levels or other local incidents.

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: 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. For further information, visit:

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Prescott , Security Clerk, Other , Prescott, Arizona

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