Title:  Force Protection Officer - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  07/22/2024
Req ID:  50446
Department:  Military

So. Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $21.32


The Military Department at the State of Vermont is seeking an armed civilian Force Protection Officer (FPO) supporting the Air National Guard Security Forces Squadron at the Burlington Air National Guard Base. This position is responsible for securing and safeguarding military aircraft, hangers and other specialized buildings, controlled areas, explosives, and ammunition against attack, sabotage, espionage, damage, or loss.  The FPO will control the entry of military and civilian personnel, contractors, VIPs, and visitors to the Base, flight line, and other restricted areas.  Additionally, the FPO will provide limited military law enforcement services and may work in a military 911 dispatch center.  


This position may work rotating shifts for 8 1/2 hours per day. Candidates should have experience in the military, law enforcement, or security work and be able to work long periods alone including night hours and inclement weather.

Who May Apply

This position, Force Protection Officer - Limited Service (Job Requisition #50446), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact James.Sides@vermont.gov.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Environmental Factors

Incumbents will be expected to work night and weekend shifts, safely operate around moving aircraft, work in restricted areas, be exposed to sensitive classified information, and be frequently alone in adverse weather conditions, all while wearing heavy equipment. Integrity, honesty, and tact are critical in dealing with VIPs, installation military and civilian employees, guests, and the general public. Some exposure to dangerous situations is occasionally encountered. Incumbents are expected to carry firearms. Must wear a uniform and body armor.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND two (2) or more years’ experience in the security or law enforcement field OR successful completion of a military law enforcement/security technical school or police academy program OR successful 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/or airfield flight line permit and SECRET security clearance must be obtained during the probationary period.  Individual duty post certifications must be maintained through written, oral and practical testing and exercises.


An incumbent must also be able to lawfully possess and qualify with the appropriate firearms within the probationary period in accordance with either US Air Force or State of Vermont Military Department standards.

Special Requirements

This is a State of Vermont civilian employee position.  Enlistment in or eligibility for the Vermont National Guard is NOT required.

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.

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 and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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