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Title:  Security Guard - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  03/10/2021
Req ID:  12467
Department:  Military

Colchester, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $18.99


The Military Department at the State of Vermont is seeking a Security Guard for a position within an assigned area. This position is responsible for safeguarding specialized buildings, equipment, weapons and utilities systems against damage or loss. Additionally, the Security Guard may control entry and exit of military and civilian personnel, vehicles, and other equipment. This position may work rotating shifts, for 8 to 10 hours per day. Candidates should have experience in security or law enforcement and be able to remain alert and work alone during night hours.

Limited Service position expires 9/30/24, with anticipated continued funding.

Who May Apply

This position, Security Guard - Limited Service (#12467), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized through 09/30/2024 with anticipated continued funding. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs.


If you would like more information about this position, please contact Michael Aher at michael.s.aher.nfg@mail.mil or (802) 338-3379.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Special Requirements: Incumbents of this job are issued a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC), which is issued only upon passing a federal background check (Tier 1) including a fingerprint-supported criminal record check. Candidates must obtain the CAC for successful completion of original probation. Possession of the CAC is a condition of employment. Additionally, Incumbents of this job may be required to view and access classified information, therefore a favorably adjudicated (Tier 3) Secret Clearance may be required.

Environmental Factors

Incumbents will be expected to work night and weekend shifts and be frequently alone in adverse weather conditions. Integrity, honesty, and tact are important in dealing with staff and the public. Some exposure to dangerous situations is occasionally encountered. Incumbents are expected to carry firearms. Must wear a uniform.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND EITHER two (2) years or more of experience in the security or law enforcement field OR successful completion of a military law enforcement/security technical school or police academy program OR completion of two (2) years full-time college coursework in a law enforcement/Criminal Justice field.


Special Note: A current valid State driver's license is required.

A military driver's license and SECRET security clearance must be obtained during the probationary period. Post certifications maintained through written, oral and practical testing.

An incumbent must also be able to lawfully possess and qualify with the appropriate firearms within the probationary period in accordance with National Guard standards.

Special Requirements

Eligibility for, or membership in the Vermont National Guard is not required.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Burlington Vermont