U.S FOREST SERVICE SEEKS BOTH LAW ENFORCEMENT/INVESTIGATIONS and PROGRAM SUPPORT PERSONNEL

The U.S. Forest Service is pleased to announce that they are seeking  both Law Enforcement/ Investigations and Program Support Assistants (GS-0303-07) at various locations to include in the following locations:

* Goleta, CA (R5)      * Redding, CA (R5)      * Susanville, CA (R5)      * Vallejo, CA (R5)     * Boise, ID (R4)      * Sparks, NV (R4)      * Kalispell, MT (R1)      * Sandy, OR (R6)      * South Jordan, UT (R6)      * Vancouver, WA (R6)      * Laramie, WY (R2)

The vacancy announcement opens on Friday, February 24, 2017 and is scheduled to close on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Many close after 7 days!

Major Duties Include but are not limited to: Responsible for the day-to-day administrative work for the Forest Service LE&I unit. The employee assists with technical and administrative work related to record keeping, filing, unit planning, monitoring, resource studies, purchasing, minor budget tasks, travel, human resources, property management, facility liaison, and other related tasks.

The position disseminates administrative information to unit employees and serves as a liaison for administrative support that is provided by other units (e.g., national or regional offices). Maintains awareness of and communicates applicable laws, regulations, directives, and policies to unit personnel for administrative work relating to acquisitions, payroll, human resources, agreements, travel, facilities, safety, security, and other related issues.

Develops, recommends, and implements administrative policies, plans, and procedures to provide effective solutions. Reviews and keeps informed about Federal and Agency-wide directives and procedures, their changes, and new requirements affecting the work of the organization.

Work includes preparing and distributing correspondence, reports, and forms; hard-copy and electronic record keeping; mail distribution and collection; travel arrangement and updating; and safety and security related tasks.

Provides a broad scope of program support for the LE&I region assigned; including participating in planning support work. Serves as the primary administrative business process point of contact for the unit. Responsible for the administrative oversight of various business processes, which may include maintaining tracking logs, action items, managing administrative suspense items and transaction records.

Identifies and recommends ways of combining, simplifying or improving program support processes. Screens calls and visitors, answering most questions on established policy or routine matters. Maintains control records and follow-up measures on incoming correspondence and action documents to ensure prompt handling. Independently prepares responses to inquiries on routine matters.

Performs duties of limited scope and complexity in all aspects of budget activities. Assembles and evaluates data and information from a variety of sources to update the unit's budget. Examples of work are analyzing and developing details of portions of the unit's budget, or auditing special use permits.

For more information on all Forest Service openings, requirements and/or to apply for the vacancies, please use the following link to USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/464764700

CONTINUING YOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER WITH YAVAPAI COUNTY (AZ) SHERIFF’S OFFICE

AFSFA members with a 5 skill level and above may apply directly for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Your skill levels in your AFSC will allow you to bypass the 1-year assignment as a Detention Officer.

Your starting pay during the first year of training (Academy & Field Training) will start at $43,235 p/a. After completion of the training program your salary increases to $47,559 with a take home patrol car.

Primary benefits include; medical, dental, eye and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, ten paid holidays along with uniform allowance. You also earn 24 college credits attending the Academy.

Your direct contact is: Officer Michael Bell (former Air Force)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Telephone Direct (928) 777-7226
  • General recruitment telephone (928) 554-8611
  • Reference: www.ycsoaz.us Facebook/Yavapai county sheriffYavapai

County Sheriff’s OfficePrescott, AZ 86301
(928) 771-3260
255 East Gurley Street

Who May Apply: This announcement is open to all qualified U.S. Citizens

Position:  Special Agent

Series & Grade:  GS-1811-10

Promotional Potential:  GS-13                                                           

Duty Location:  Nationwide

Duration: Full Time / Permanent

Starting salary: GS- $62,556.00 - $80,721.00 / Per Year

The starting salary listed above applies to New Agent Trainees while attending the training academy. Upon graduation, your salary will be adjusted according to field office assignment locality pay and Law Enforcement Officers’ availability pay.

A CAREER LIKE NO OTHER

The FBI seeks responsible, motivated, self-starters to work in a high pressure and demanding team environment. Special Agent applicants must be able to work independently, adapt to changing and sometimes dangerous situations and make logical, well-reasoned decisions based on all available facts. Applicants should have superior interpersonal abilities and be able to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, in an organized and articulate manner.

Join an elite team that serves a critical mission by keeping our communities and our nation safe. Special Agents are responsible for enforcing over 300 federal statutes and conducting sensitive national security investigations. The FBI hires for a diverse range of skills and experiences. As a Special Agent, you may be asked to use your CPA skills to uncover hidden assets, your language skills to interview a witness who speaks only a foreign language, or your IT skills to locate evidence concealed deep within a computer network. Whether it is identifying and recruiting human sources whose information may ultimately avert a terrorist act or gathering intelligence on a foreign enemy determined to do us harm, the FBI provides the opportunity for leaders in every community to give back. For further information, or to submit an application, please visit: www.FBIjobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents.

Air Force May Soon Offer Service-Wide Mobile Alert System

Military.com, Feb 07, 2017, by Oriana Pawlyk

A team of 96th Security Forces Squadron Airmen prepare to enter a building during a shoot, move and communicate drill in June at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

The U.S. Air Force may soon roll out a service-wide mobile alert system to notify airmen and employees of active shooters or other emergencies on base, a general said.

The service is pushing to set up the technology this year, possibly even within the next few months, according to Lt. Gen. John Cooper, Air Force deputy chief of staff for logistics, engineering and force protection at the Pentagon.

"We challenged ourselves: can we get an amber alert-type [system] on cell phones?" Cooper said during a recent Air Force Association breakfast near Washington D.C. "Before the end of this year -- I think in the next three months, but I'll say before the end of the year -- the whole Air Force will be set up regionally."

The Air Force, as well as the other branches,

have stepped up the use of social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter to get the word out to base personnel and families on emergencies and quickly developing situations.

But the direct messaging systems will be created to alert airmen -- and any local command posts in the same region, Cooper said. For example, in the National Capital Region, or NCR -- the area in and around Washington, D.C. -- military bases have already established a unified system, he said.

"In the NCR, the Navy had a program, the Army had a program, Air Force had a program and the Marines had a program. [But] if something happened on Bolling Air Force Base, [in Maryland] I could be driving to the B-X from my house and all the sailors would be jumping in a ditch, and I'd be jumping right into the fire," Cooper said. "We got that all fixed, so any command post in the National Capital Region…pushes a button and every military gets notified immediately."

The general also said the system shouldn't be monopolized by a major command, citing Hill Air Force Base, Utah, a base with two different active-duty commands -- Air Force Material Command and Air Combat Command -- as well as an Air Force Reserve Command unit.

"They're [all] the same Air Force," he said. "One person should push a button and everyone should get notified."

The Air Force immediately began increasing its protection services at various bases, implementing lower-end, but critical enhancements such as preventative fences and bullet resistant film for glass in the wake of the deadly 2015 shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which killed four Marines and a sailor at a recruiting station and reserve center, Cooper told Air Force Times in July.

In 2016, the service implemented three more programs -- Unit Marshal, Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act, and Security Forces Staff Arming -- that allowed more airmen to carry firearms in the workplace.

"We basically set up a concept so an airman can arm themselves with their personal weapon until they get to the office, the worksite -- and from there at the worksite, at the base, the government will make it more secure," Cooper said Friday.

The security forces program enables more security forces members -- who have the appropriate Air Force specialty code and who work in staff billets at the squadron, group, wing or major command -- to carry a government-issued weapon while on duty with the approval of the installation commander, according to a release.

Unit Marshal, the newest program, gives commanders permission, with the installation commander's approval, to work with security forces to train more airmen and allow them to open carry an M9 pistol in their duty location, the release said. UMP is meant to act as "a blocking force," Cooper said. "Somebody comes into an office that's going to do something stupid a blue could shoot back and basically block until the [remaining law enforcements] get there," Cooper said.

Lastly, with the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act or LEOSA, "Congress gave us legislation ... which allowed credentialed defenders to carry concealed weapons on base, and the Air Force used it; we actually paid for our airmen to get the credential but we didn't enforce it, [but] we kicked that in after Chattanooga," Cooper said.

The legislation applies to present security forces members as well as separated or retired members as long as they meet appropriate criteria cleared by the service. The 2004 federal act was extended to apply to military personnel in 2013.

The Air Force's programs already go hand-in-hand with policies stated in a Nov. 18 Defense Department directive approved by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work that allow Defense Department personnel to carry firearms and employ deadly force while performing official duties.

"When you say high-consequence, I think our airmen," Cooper said. "Chattanooga. We just say Chattanooga and everybody on my staff understands that."

-- Oriana Pawlyk can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow her on Twitter at @Oriana0214.

701 MUNSS/Custody Unit ... is standing out!!

701 MUNSS/Custody Unit conducted a Police Week ruck march in 2016 and a reenlistment at the Bastogne War Memorial. The 701 MUNSS/Custody Forces was awarded the 2016 USAFE SF (GSU) Geographically Separated Unit of the Year award!

We love your AFSFA Security Forces Magazine over here. Keep it up!

PHILLIP B. FERRIS, Maj, USAF
Chief, Security Forces
701st Munitions Support Squadron
Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium

Well done Defenders ... keep up the good fight.
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