Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
74736 05 ST R2 N 785-02 06/13/2019
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JOB CODE: 74736

SERIES NATURE OF WORK: The Installation Security Officer job series describes work in maintaining security at the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ (DMVA) Fort Indiantown Gap (FIG) installation.

DEFINITION: This is supervisory and specialized security work in protecting people and property at the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ FIG installation.

An employee in this job supervises and participates in providing specialized security services and protection to facilities, grounds, property, employees, and the public. Work involves supervising an assigned shift of Installation Security Officers, providing limited support and backup to Installation Police Officers, reviewing security incident reports, assessing collected evidence, and ensuring compliant use of national and state law enforcement databases. Work is performed independently and involves situations that may be unpredictable and hazardous in nature. Work is reviewed by the Installation Security Officer Manager, DMVA or the Installation Police Chief, DMVA through personal inspection and review of reports.


     • Work is differentiated from the lower-level job by the responsibility for supervising Installation Security Officer, DMVA positions.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Note: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.)

• Determines shift assignments; prepares and maintains associated time and attendance records and duty rosters.

• Supervises and coordinates security responses to critical incidents, including acts of terrorism; chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological threats; criminal acts; fires; riots; accidents; natural disasters; or other emergencies that could result in harm to people, property, or the environment.

• Supervises the preparation of information and evidence gathered by Installation Security Officers, performs follow-up reviews as needed, and determines appropriate disposition.

• Supervises and conducts patrols by foot or vehicle, directs traffic, regulates the activities of employees and the public through the issuance of warnings, and enforces standoff and parking regulations.

• Supervises and controls access to the installation, including facilities and restricted areas, by screening all employees, visitors, consultants, and contracted personnel to determine the status of individuals, the reason for and location of visit, and whether access should be granted; denies access to unauthorized personnel or those who do not meet authorized entry criteria.

• Supervises activities in the FIG security control center; monitors and operates alarms, access control systems, closed circuit television, and communications equipment.

• Supervises the use of and utilizes the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network (CLEAN), and Pennsylvania Justice Network (JNET) databases to access, research, and maintain records regarding criminal history, warrants, driver licenses and history, vehicle registrations, probation and parole status, and other information in accordance with federal and state laws.

• Utilizes a Common Access Card (CAC) to relay messages through the mass notification system to facilities and throughout the grounds of the FIG installation.

• Wears protective body armor and utilizes non-lethal weaponry, such as tasers and pepper spray, to subdue aggressive and violent offenders who do not respond to nonviolent measures or negotiations.

• Administers first aid treatment to individuals requiring immediate medical attention in situations where other emergency personnel are not present.

• Reviews incident and daily activity reports and provides information to staff at the beginning of their shift regarding significant activities of prior shift and all active incidents.

• Testifies in court and other legal proceedings.

• Conducts on-the-job training programs to develop and enhance security knowledges and skills for subordinate personnel and assists in developing and conducting formal training programs for new employees.

• Operates motorized vehicles.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• Employees in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational and organizational requirements.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the principles and practices of public safety and security.

• Knowledge of incident reporting methods.

• Knowledge of individual and group behavior.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of crowd control.

• Knowledge of common traffic safety rules.

• Knowledge of fire and security safety hazards.

• Knowledge of emergency response procedures.

• Knowledge of the use of communications equipment.

• Knowledge of the use and functionality of Microsoft Office Suite software.

• Ability to read and interpret written materials, such as laws and regulations.

• Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

• Ability to use sound judgment in situations involving decision-making, danger, and stress.

• Ability to observe, assess, and evaluate surroundings and accurately recall facts.

• Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities)

• One year as an Installation Security Officer, DMVA;


• Three years of security, law enforcement, or military experience;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training.


• All positions require possession of an active motor vehicle license.

• All employees must obtain active National Crime Information Center (NCIC) certification issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation within the probationary period and maintain certification for the duration of employment in this job.

• All employees must obtain active Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network (CLEAN) and Pennsylvania Justice Network (JNET) certifications issued by the Pennsylvania State Police within the probationary period and maintain certification for the duration of employment in this job.

• All employees must obtain a Common Access Card (CAC) as issued by the federal Department of Defense within the probationary period and maintain access for the duration of employment in this job.