Sergeant Lead/Armed Security Guard
Bering Straits Native Corporation

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Bering Global Services, LLC (BGS), a subsidiary of Bering Straits Native Corporation is currently seeking a qualified Sergeant Lead/Armed Security Guard for CDC at Pittsburgh PA. The Sergeant Lead/Armed Security Guard enforces regulations designed to prevent breaches of security; exercises judgment and uses discretion in dealing with whether first response should be to intervene directly (asking for assistance when deemed necessary and time allows), to keep situation under surveillance, or to report situation so that it can be handled by appropriate authority. Duties require specialized training in methods and techniques of protecting security areas. Commonly, the guard is required to demonstrate continuing physical fitness and proficiency with firearms or other special weapons. This role is a supervisory position and will require, administering of disciplinary actions, counseling, and hold subordinates accountable



The Essential Duties and Responsibilities are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed for this position and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Establish inspection tours for ASOs. The ASOs conducting tours are required to register their locations on all rounds by \"swiping\" their government-issued cardkey/ID badge at designated cardkey readers or by \"swiping\" at Patrol Scan/guard tour stations. The length or interval of each guard tour and the number of locations will vary according to the shift being worked, the zone or zones being covered, and the facility location as identified in the Guard Post Orders. Guards shall make routine checks of offices, laboratories, corridors, parking lots, storage sites, and other such locations, as appropriate for each round and tour.
  • Authorize deviations from the established schedules whenever unusual conditions or circumstances occur. In such cases the reasoning for the deviation shall be noted on the guard's tour report.
  • Perform all designated guard functions including testing, monitoring and responding to building fire alarm and electronic security systems, closed circuit television, and participation in fire evacuation and other emergency evacuation plans.
  • Perform all necessary services to ensure the safety and protection of the building personnel and property against injury, molestation, loss, or damage from preventable causes, including, but not limited to, fire, trespass, civil disturbance, theft, espionage, acts of terrorism and sabotage.
  • Perform all necessary services to protect Government property, materials, equipment, supplies, records, and data against loss, damage, unauthorized access, or unauthorized removal.
  • Report hazardous conditions and items in need of repair or attention, such as leaky faucets, pipes, toilet stoppage, burned-out lights, broken floor tiles, elevator malfunctions, inoperative doors or locks, freezer alarms, cardkey malfunctions, fence washouts, etc.
  • Maintain daily reports and log entries for visitors (either written or on electronic media furnished by the Government) of activities that occur at the facilities during each 24-hour period. Facility assessment reports contain but are not limited to information concerning safety issues, general, unusual or adverse security situations, and workload/manpower/post statistics for each one-month period. A single report shall be provided with separate data for each facility having guard coverage.
  • Prepare additional reports using Government provided or approved forms or electronic media as required and identified in the Guard Post Orders for all incidents such as thefts, auto accidents, parking citation issuance statistics (names dates, locations, violations) etc.
  • Provide and maintain a high state of security in and around the buildings, and as necessary, provide a response capability and assist in emergency management situations, acts of terrorism, bomb threats, internal disorder, civilian employee demonstrations, or other criminal acts which adversely affect the security and/or safety of the Government, employee property, and the general public lawfully in the building or on the grounds.
  • Notify the Security Control Room and when directed, the police and fire departments in the event of an emergency or an unusual occurrence adversely affecting the interest of the Government.
  • Turn off unnecessary lights; close windows; open, close, and secure doors; and check safes vaults, cabinets and security doors, if possible. Annotate and make notifications of discrepancies found.
  • Observe and enforce building regulations and \"General Services Administration Rules and Regulations Governing Public Buildings and Grounds\" as appropriate. Also, review and be familiar with the Code of Federal Regulations 41 CFR 101-20 titled Management and Buildings and Grounds.
  • Check machinery/equipment malfunctioning when alarms, unusual noises, and odors occur (if applicable). Also, report any evidence of potential fire hazards to the Security Control Room or an authorized representative.
  • Comply with established procedures, as outlined in Post Orders, pertaining to lost and found articles. Record the recovery of found property and attempt to identify and return property to their proper owner. After 24 hours, unclaimed found property shall be turned in to the Security Control Room.
  • Supervisors and guards shall be familiar with all areas of the buildings and surrounding grounds to insure a quick response to routine and emergency calls. (Due to the potential of response situations on CDC property, government-provided HAZWOPER awareness training is required).
  • Conduct quarterly exercises at each owned location (Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Morgantown). The exercise shall test the responsiveness of the guard force and knowledge of their responsibilities in a variety of emergency situations. Exercises shall be documented and an after- action review conducted. A report containing lessons learned and corrective actions taken shall be maintained and a copy submitted to the COR for review and input. All shifts shall be subject to undergo an exercise.
  • Be familiar with operation of elevators for transport of building occupants as required in cases of emergency and with the operation of emergency evacuation chairs.
  • Issue permanent and/or temporary identification (ID) cards/badges and perform all functions necessary to furnish the completed photo identification to authorized CDC-NIOSH employees, contractors, service personnel, and visitors. Order and maintain a reasonable inventory of I.D. supplies, schedule I.D. appointments, take and process photographs, and maintain records of all I.D. cards/badges issued and any changes of status on manual files and/or on computer files. The Government shall pay for all supplies ordered in accordance with this requirement. Final authority for authorizing, issuing, granting, denying, withholding, or voiding the use of any temporary or permanent I.D. card/badge shall be fully retained by the Government. All supplies and equipment relating to badging operations are government furnished.
  • Accept in-coming and out-going express mail packages and/or deliver special delivery packages and/or Federal mail to pre-designated locations such as freezer rooms or storage areas as required and coordinated through the Security Control Room. In addition, provide specific ancillary services needed by programs at leased properties such as those mentioned above that have been coordinated with the COR and the Program Manager. Receive, receipt for, and safely transport serum samples and specimens (DASH) to designated storage containers when delivered to CDC after normal working hours and as directed by site security plan or post orders.
  • Conduct visitor center operations that include issuing badges; maintaining visitor records; and operating x-ray machines and metal detectors.
  • Assist with traffic operations on the properties to control traffic flow. This is conducted by the use of hands and arm signals and batons; and the placement of traffic and/or regulatory signs, stanchions, cones and barriers. Traffic signs, stanchions, cones and barriers are government provided.
  • Conduct rover foot patrols, both interior and exterior, as well as motorized patrol (in Government provided patrol vehicles); responding to fire, intrusion, and other alarms; answering service calls and documenting all reports of crimes, security violations, or incidents; providing emergency first aid and escorts; assisting with emergency evacuations; manning vehicle check points and conducting inspections.
  • Perform enhanced access control procedures for CDC laboratories and special exclusion areas.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required (Minimum) Qualifications
  • Be at least 21 years old or older.
  • Have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Have not had a previous private investigator or security guard license revoked or denied in any state.
  • Have not been declared incompetent by a court because of a mental defect or illness.
  • In the past or presently suffer from narcotics addiction or dependence or habitual drunkenness.
  • Have not been convicted of a misdemeanor under the "Lautenberg Amendment" (18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9))
  • Have not been convicted of a felony in any state or territory.
  • Has not filed for bankruptcy or another form of documented financial distress in the past 48 months.
  • Have not been convicted of any of these crimes:
    • Illegally using, carrying or possessing a pistol or other dangerous weapon
    • Making or possessing burglar's instruments
    • Buying or receiving stolen property
    • Entering a building unlawfully
    • Aiding an inmate's escape from prison
    • Distributing illicit drugs; or
    • Any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or for which dishonesty of character is a necessary element.
  • Have never:
    • Engaged in the private investigation or security guard business without a license
    • Transferred security guard or firearms license to an unlicensed person or subcontracted with an unlicensed person or firm to conduct investigations or security guard business
    • Employed anyone to conduct investigations or security guard business who was in violation of any of the prohibitions or requirements of law
    • Falsely represented that they are or any other person is a law enforcement official or a person licensed as an investigator or guard;
    • Made any false report with respect to any matter relating to employment
    • Divulged any information obtained from or for a client without express permission
    • Knowingly accepted employment to obtain information intended for illegal purposes; or
    • Authorized or encouraged another person to engage in any of the above activities.
  • All potential employees must hold a Position of Trust.
  • Must have Security Guard License for applying state.
  • Pre-assignment evaluations of each security officer will assess the suitability of the officer to CDC's security program. Prospective employees must submit to a CDC administered Background Check. Such evaluations will include a minimum of the following:
    • Previous employment verification (up to 10 years)
    • Education certificate(s) verification
    • Past residences (up to 10 years)
    • Record of previous military service (if applicable)
    • Record of all criminal convictions (No felony or moral turpitude convictions)
    • Citizenship: Must be U.S. Citizens
    • Drug testing/screening by a certified drug screening service. A random drug testing program must also be submitted to and approved by CDC.
    • Credit Report to indicate financial responsibility and low-risk for financial pressure
    • A valid state driver's license and a motor vehicle driving history report that indicates a low-risk record.
  • Prospective employees must be literate in English to the extent of speaking, reading and understanding printed regulations, detailed written orders, training instructions and materials, and be able to compose and write reports which convey complete and accurate information which is understandable and readable.
  • The members of the security force must have basic knowledge of computerized access control, and video monitoring systems.
  • Prospective employees must pass drug test prior to hire and be subject to a random program that tests 25% of the workforce on a quarterly basis.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Applicant must be proficient with computer applications, to include but not limited to Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.


Prospective employees must be able to meet and maintain a medical surveillance program requirement. This program consists of a mandatory annual medical physical to ensure that each employee is fit for duty.

Each member of the Security Guard Force who is required (and authorized per applicable state laws) to carry a firearm must pass the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB). New security guards must pass the PEB prior to assuming security duties at the CDC's NIOSH facilities and maintain their fitness throughout the contract (PEB is represented at the end of this section).
  • After initial PEB qualifications, must re-qualify on an annual basis.
  • LASOs failing to meet the minimum standards during annual requalification be allowed thirty (30) calendar days to successfully meet minimum standards. Security Guards failing to meet requirements after 30 calendar days will be placed on Weapons Restriction.
Physical Efficiency Battery: The PEB is a fitness test consisting of three differing components to measure the fitness level of the officer. The PEB is categorized by age and gender and with a graduated (percentile) scale that ranks officer's performance from the highest (99th percentile) to the lowest (1st percentile). As an example, a male between 35 to 39 years old is in the 99th percentile if they have 25.00 inches of flexibility, can push 172.14% of their body weight and can run 1.5 miles in 9:15. The same person would be in the 1st percentile with scores of 10 inches of flexibility, 51.50% of body weight pushed and a 1.5 mile run in 22:00.

Candidates must meet or exceed the 25th percentile as reflected in the following Table.
  • Sit and Reach - This tests the officer's flexibility in the lower back, legs and shoulders. The officer shall sit on the floor in front of the measuring device. They shall bend at the waist pushing a block down the device. The stretch must be a static stretch and the officer's calves must remain in contact with the floor. The test is measured to the quarter inch.
  • Bench Press - This test measures the officer's upper body strength for one repetition. The test is conducted on a single fulcrum bench for safety purposes. The officer is to press the weight straight up until they have locked out their arms. The test is measured in 5-pound increments. Officers are weighed at the time of the test (in PT gear) and the appropriate percentage of the officer's weight is used to determine the percentage to be bench pressed.
  • 1.5 Mile Run - This test measures the cardio-respiratory fitness of the officer. It is conducted on a flat surface track / pre-measured (flat) course/treadmill. The test is measured in minutes and seconds.


    Gender / Age


    Flexibility in Inches

    Bench Press as a

    % of Body Weight

    1.5 Mile Run in Min:Sec

    Male < 25





    Male 25-29





    Male 30-34





    Male 35-39





    Male 40-44





    Male 45-49





    Male 50-54





    Male 55-59





    Male 60+





    Female < 25

    • This position is not subject to federal requirements regarding Department of Transportation "safety-sensitive" functions.

    Work Environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be borne by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    Job is performed in an office setting with exposure to computer screens and requires extensive use of a computer, keyboard, mouse and multi-line telephone system. The work described herein is primarily a modern office setting. Occasional travel may be required.

    Job is also performed in outdoor settings which can cause exposure to weather.


    Supervise subordinates during assigned shift. SGT's supervisory responsibilities should not supersede his/her essential duties as outlined above.

    Uphold CDC and BGS polies and procedures.

    Some of the other administrative duties include but are not limited to, completing Daily Activity Reports, writing and reviewing incident reports, weapon logs, etc.


    As a condition of employment, may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening, as well as have acceptable reference and background check results to obtain access to facility. Must have reliable transportation to/from work.

    Shareholder Preference. BSNC gives hiring, promotion, training, and retention preference to BSNC shareholders, shareholder descendants and shareholder spouses who meet the minimum qualifications for the job.

    Bering Straits Native Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/ AA/ Male/ Female/ Disability/ Vets employer.

    We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. We are a drug free workplace.

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