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Security Police Specialist

Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/07
Posting End Date: 2024/08/01
Category: Public Safety
Sub Category: Security
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 20.25
Maximum Salary: 26.32
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Human Resource Office (HRO)
State Personnel Branch
4794 General Manning Avenue, Building 442
Boise, Idaho 83705-8112
Telephone: (208) 801-4273


Registers established from this announcement may remain valid up to one year to fill vacancies within the same classification.

                      ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:                                                    24-40-MN

                      AREA OF CONSIDERATION:                                                      Restricted to current enlisted members (E-7 or below) of the Idaho Air National Guard, 124th Security Forces Squadron, assigned to a compatible military position; or those willing to enlist. (Military membership is a condition of employment)

                      POSITION TITLE:                                                                          Security Police Specialist

                      PAY GRADE:                                                                                     NGA-6

                      POSITION CONTROL NUMBER:                                             5207

                     CLASS CODE:                                                                                  29003

                     SALARY RANGE:                                                                            $20.25 to $26.32 hourly ($42,118 to $54,751 annually) - Starting Pay typically is at Step 1, $20.25/hour

                     FLSA CODE:                                                                                     Covered

                     DUTY LOCATION:                                                                          Idaho Military Division, Idaho Air National Guard (IDARNG), 124th Security Forces Squadron, Boise, Idaho, Gowen Field - not remote

                     TYPE OF POSITION:                                                                    Military Nonclassified; Air; Enlisted

                     COMPATIBLE MILITARY FIELD:                                               AFSC 3P031 or higher

The HRO State Personnel Branch will not forward non-qualifying or incomplete application packets for consideration – ensure to attach all required information as specified below. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE APPLYING.

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

State of Idaho Employees: When searching for a new career within the state, browse and apply through Luma Opportunities. Applying through the State External Career website will cause duplicate profiles and will slow the processing of your application for a new job. Internal candidates should always use Luma Opportunities.


  • Military Division Mandatory Questions – Attachment of your individual responses to mandatory questions for all applicants
  • Qualifications - Attachment of your individual responses to each of the Mandatory Requirements and each Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) specified in this announcement under QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. Attach document/pdf to your application with all your responses. This is required to assess you meet all requirements for consideration. If not provided, your application will be considered INCOMPLETE.
  • Documentation identified as a Mandatory Requirement – When required, attach copies of educational diplomas, transcripts, or training certificates; or professional licenses, certifications or registrations.
  • Optional: Attach a resume and/or other supplemental documentation to support your qualifications.


  • (1) Except for minor traffic offenses, have you ever entered a plea of guilty, no contest, or had a withheld judgment to a felony offense?
    If YES please explain on a separate paper and attach it to your application.

  • (2) Do you certify that I am a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or a Foreign National with authorization to work in the United States

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must attach to their application individual responses addressing each requirement separately.

Mandatory Requirements (conditions of employment) Provide the requested information, address your willingness and ability to meet the applicable condition and/or how you meet the requirement.

Provide your individual responses in an attachment to your application addressing each requirement (1-9) separately.

(1) Must be an enlisted member of the Idaho Air National Guard, 124th Security Forces Squadron, assigned to a compatible military position. Provide your military grade, job title, AFSC and unit of assignment. If willing to enlist/join, please indicate your willingness and ability to enlist. If you are enlisted in another state National Guard, indicate your willingness to complete ITS. 

(2) Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted state issued driver’s license (from any state) and meet qualifications for a military/government vehicle operator’s license. Provide your driver’s license number, issuing state, license expiration date, and the full name specified on the license. (Do not provide a copy of your driver’s license.) 

(3) Must have, or be eligible to obtain, and maintain a favorable T3 (SECRET) Federal Background Investigation. If a selected candidate does not have a current favorable T3, as a condition of employment he/she must submit to the investigation process immediately upon hire/appointment. (At a minimum, a favorable suitability determination by the State Security Manager is required prior to appointment into this position.) 

(4) Must have graduated from the USAF Security Forces Academy or a Department of Defense/armed forces basic military police academic course. The Idaho POST Academy or other civilian-related police experience and training may be considered as equivalent as determined by the Commander, 124 SFS. 

(5) Selectees will be required to take and pass a pre-employment screening examination prior to hiring. Such examinations may include a polygraph examination and or a physical fitness pre-screen test. Incumbents may also be required, as a condition of continued employment, to take and pass polygraph examinations. Passing a polygraph examination means obtaining a positive report of truthfulness on all relevant issues. 

(6) Must become qualified and retain proficiency in the use of required weapons and equipment. 

(7) Must have no prior convictions by civilian/military court except for minor traffic violations and/or similar infractions. 

(8) Must have and maintain a personal telephone number. 

(9) Applicant must provide a resume outlining education, experience, and skills. Attach your resume to your application for employment. The resume is needed to verify your qualifications. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Applicants must have 6-months of specialized experience performing related to the duties as specified below.
In your detailed, individualized responses describe your civilian and military education, training, and work experience as it relates to each KSA that demonstrated your related experience. KSA responses assist in verifying your qualifications and determining the best-qualified applicants.

Provide your individual responses in an attachment to your application addressing each requirement (1-5) separately.

(1) Knowledge of Law Enforcement procedures, training requirements and operating methods required to perform the full range of police officer activities independently. 

(2) Knowledge of special operating requirements, methods, and procedures for enforcing specialized personnel access controls to prevent unauthorized access to areas where stringent security requirements are enforced. 

(3) Knowledge of appropriate use of force and self-defense techniques to protect oneself and others in threatening situations including the ability to subdue and control individuals as required. 

(4) Ability to operate motor vehicles that have a gross weight of 7,000 lbs. or less, loading capacities of 1 ton or less and 2- or 4-wheel drive to transport personnel and/or materials. 

(5) Ability to work and communicate effectively orally and in writing. 

(6) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community management, employees and other law enforcement agencies. 

Refer to the position description below.

a. Each person hired will be required to provide verification of eligibility to work in the United States and may be subject to a criminal background check.
b. Refer to the position description for the Mandatory Requirements for this position.
c. Military Nonclassified employees are required to comply with military standards and wear the appropriate uniform.
d. Must be an enlisted member of the Idaho National Guard. Loss of military membership or compatible military grade/status will result in loss of employment.
e. The State of Idaho, Military Division is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, and disability or age (which does not interfere with job accomplishment or job eligibility based upon the position description Mandatory Requirements). Appropriate consideration shall be given to veterans in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

PERSONNEL MANAGER CERTIFICATION: The title, series, grade, duties and responsibilities are complete and accurate as written and a current or projected vacancy exists as advertised.

                                                                                 Gloria A. Duncan
                                                                                 Supervisory Human Resource Specialist
                                                                                 Military Division – State Personnel Branch

Applications accepted online only (State employees should apply after logging in to Luma). If you are unable to apply online, please contact the HRO office by phone 208-801-4273/4276 or email [email protected] or [email protected] to discuss alternative options.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Idaho Military Division.

By submitting your application, you are certifying all answers and statements are true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that should an investigation disclose untruthful or misleading answers, your application may be rejected, name removed from consideration, or employment with the State terminated.


INTRODUCTION: These positions are assigned to the 124th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), Idaho Air National Guard (IDANG), Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, functioning within the State of Idaho – Military Division. The primary purpose of these positions is to carry out assigned duties concerning the security of the flight line and the protection of the resources located within the confines of the Gowen Field Installation. Incumbents are required to work varied shifts and during inclement weather.


1. Patrols and checks buildings, storage areas, aircraft parking areas, etc., to prevent unauthorized personnel from entering. 

2. Protects buildings, equipment and aircraft from theft, sabotage, espionage or any other damage. Performs emergency security measures required to secure the combat potential of the Idaho National Guard (IDNG) against attack by small hostile forces or mobs. Manages and controls incidents, disturbances and accidents. 

3. Complies with and enforces standards of conduct and adherence to all applicable laws and regulations, and complies with use of force policies. 

4. Prepares clear and concise oral and written reports on incidents, accidents and violations. 

5. Conducts proper vehicle traffic stops with the purpose and intent of the enforcing pertinent laws and regulations, maintains traffic management awareness and safety, and controls access to Gowen Field. 

6. Works effectively with coworkers and other military and civilian personnel. 

7. Uses proper radio and telephone communication procedures. 

8. Assists in the development and instruction of training programs when assigned by the supervisor(s). 

9. Promotes a respectful workplace that complies with policies of the Adjutant General. Observes and ensures compliance with all Whistleblower Protection Program, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), security, environmental, and workplace safety practices, policies, and regulations at all times. Maintains a safe and drug/alcohol free workplace. 

10. Performs other security-related duties and projects as necessary or as assigned by the Shift Supervisor, Security Police Superintendent or, in the Superintendent's absence, the Law Enforcement Supervisor. 

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: Incumbents work under the direct supervision of the Security Police Shift Supervisor and are guided by the policies of the Adjutant General/Commanding General, the Group Commander, and applicable state and federal regulations, directives and policies.

PERSONAL WORK CONTACTS: Incumbents come in daily contact with supervisors and employees of the Idaho National Guard and military personnel of other branches, and have frequent contact with members of the Installation Defense Council and local law enforcement officials. When acting as Entry Controller at the Main Gate, the incumbent will be the initial contact for individuals desiring entry to Gowen Field. Incumbents must demonstrate appropriate customs and courtesies at all times.

WORK CONDITIONS/ PHYSICAL EFFORT: Performs patrol duties outdoors and in all types of weather conditions. Performs dispatcher and alarm monitor duties in an office environment that is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. Work will require lifting items, such as equipment or supplies, weighing up to 75 pounds. Prolonged standing may be expected. Incumbents must maintain sufficient physical condition to pass the Air Force physical fitness test and other physical acts which may be necessary during training, emergency responses, crisis intervention or detention of suspects. Approximately 70% of work is performed outdoors. Incumbents may be exposed to dangers associated with live firing of ammunition on ranges and an arid desert environment. The incumbent must be willing to work weekends, varying shifts (days, swings, nights), and be willing to respond to emergencies when needed.

FLSA Overtime Code: L (Law Enforcement Covered; time and one-half)
EEOC: I05 (Protective Services) 
WCC: 7720 

  • State Benefits:

    The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


    The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

    The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

    Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

    *Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.