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  • 510367
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Sep 26 2022 at 23:55 MST


The Department of Emergency & Military Affairs (DEMA) is the headquarters for the Arizona National Guard. The Army National Guard is "Always Ready - Always There" providing military forces to accomplish community, State and Federal missions. The Air National Guard maintains excellence with flexible, sustainable, expeditionary, and joint interoperable capabilities in all facets of current Federal and State missions. The Division of Emergency Management’s mission is to coordinate emergency services and efforts to governmental agencies to reduce the impact of disaster on person and property. The Division of Administrative Services maintains the business operations of human resources, finance, purchasing/contracting, and legislative activities. Many positions posted do not require military membership.



Job Location:

Address:   Papago: Park Military Reservation, Phoenix, AZ (PPMR) 

Posting Details:

Salary: $21.1449- $29.6109 per hour (DOE)

Grade: 21

Closing Date: September 26, 2022

Job Summary:

This position provides management and oversight of the security programs for all Arizona Army National Army (ARNG) locations. Position is responsible for implementing and enforcing all Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA), Federal and State policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and programs that pertain to the Arizona National Guard installations and Security Forces. The Security Chief will establish department goals, objectives and priorities as well as develop implementation strategies and timelines. The Chief of Security reports directly to Arizona Training Center (AZTC) and coordinates with the G3, Chief of Protection Branch.

Job Duties:

Responsibilities include:

• Provides leadership of subordinate personnel to effectively coordinate and implement site security, operations and activities to maximize protection of personnel and assets, while ensuring efficient use of personnel and equipment. Supervise and conduct security inspections and periodic spot checks. Assists with physical security inspections for assigned installation in support of the State Physical Security Officer.
• Develops, reviews, and updates security plans, procedures and processes ensuring inclusion of tenant unit security requirements. Effectively communicates with internal and external departments/units to ensure supported requirements are met. Coordinates with other organizations including local government and law enforcement agencies regarding critical incident responses, special event requirements, and changes in force protection conditions.
• Participates in internal and external meetings and reports to regulatory agencies. Participates in Anti-terrorism and Threat Working Groups and advises on Security Personnel’s capabilities to protect personal and property with ongoing threats. Establishes and maintains effective communication with military and civilian senior leadership. Advises and represents the commander on matters related to security.
• Directs and advises Installation Security Chiefs on training needs and is the lead proponent to ensure all security personnel have proper training in support of their duty assignments. Oversees the “Welcome to AZARNG Installation Security Training” Program. Oversees security personnel’s significant activities on the installation and report trends to the AZTC S3.
• Recruitment, retention, and development of subordinate SECFOR Officers.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• General Access Control Point operating procedures, patrol operations, and emergency response.
• Security protection techniques including, but not limited to: Anti-terrorism and Physical Security.
• Administrative procedures, principles and techniques relating to budgets, inventory, management and recruitment/retention for a department including Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) as well as Google Suite.
• Thorough understanding of the English language and ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
• Department of Defense (DoD), Army, State of Arizona and industrial physical security standards.
• Laws, regulations, security methods, procedures, and operating techniques to perform tasks including, but not limited to; pursuing and apprehending persons fleeing a crime scene, performing dispatcher duties involving passing of directions and information to officers on posting assignments, seeking, detecting, and protecting evidence and witnesses at the scene of an incident and detaining witnesses and suspects.
• Search & seizure, arrest, use of force procedures.
• Firearms and tactics utilized in emergency situations.
• Emergency procedures to include the National Incident Management System/Incident Command System (NIMS/ICS).
• Thorough understanding of a wide variety of fire, security, and environmental alarm systems and the action appropriate in the event of their activation.
• Principles and practices of leadership and supervision.

Skilled in:
• Performance of all job duties and responsibilities in a safe and effective manner- mitigating risk to oneself and others.
• Maintaining confidence and composure in high stress situations.
• Preparing lessons, presentations, training and reports with minimal guidance.
• Maintaining proficiency and qualification with agency assigned weapons, both lethal and less-lethal, and applying various levels of force, including deadly force, in compliance with department policy and agency directives.
• Understanding and applying crisis management techniques.
• Supervisory skills in mentoring and coaching employees.
• Planning, organizing, analyzing, decision making, and problem solving.
• Reading, comprehending and developing complex written documents, policies, and interpreting how those policies should be implemented locally while providing guidance to subordinate personnel.
• The use of office equipment; including a computer and calculator.
• Maintaining interpersonal relationships through clear, concise and effective communication to a wide range of individuals both internally and externally in writing, verbally and telephonic.
• Advanced skills in the application of security duties to include but not limited to: report writing, detainment, use of force, sound judgment, and decisiveness.

Ability to:
• Physically perform assigned duties, as well as duties and responsibilities of direct and indirect subordinate personnel.
• Supervise, motivate, mentor and develop subordinate staff members.
• Effectively and professionally interact with others; internally, externally, in person, in writing and through verbal means.
• Properly wear and maintain appearance standards, in accordance with agency directives while in uniform.
• Write and edit local policies, procedures, and plans based on general guidance; apply, verbally and in writing; laws, regulations, security methodology, directives, and operating techniques in the development and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
• Travel throughout the state as required to supervise and train personnel, as well as inspect facilities.
• Comfortable making presentations to executive level leadership and fielding their questions.
• Render first aid and provide advanced knowledge of response to subordinate personnel.
• Safely operate vehicles and state issued equipment.
• Carry and operate a firearm and/or additional weapons (lethal and less-lethal) and demonstrate a high level of proficiency, competence, and safety.
• Apply various levels of force in compliance with policy, regulations, or procedure.
• Work variable shifts, as needed, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Selective Preference(s):

Desired qualifications include any combination of education, training, and experience to meet job duties and responsibilities. The preferred candidate for this position possesses an Arizona (DPS) Guard Card, has experience working within the Military Police or former law enforcement, and has certification in Physical Security Courses and Anti-terrorism Courses. Management/supervisory level experience in law enforcement.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Special Job Requirements:

• This position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)
• In State travel required.
• Candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background investigation as well as possess the ability to achieve a favorable Tier 3 investigation for the purpose of obtaining/maintaining a Secret clearance eligibility and Common Access Card (CAC) within one year of hire.
• Must be able to qualify on all assigned and issued weapons to include lethal and less than lethal.
• Ability to obtain/maintain an AZ Armed and Unarmed Security Guard training certification within 6 months of hire.


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Eligible DEMA employees participate in excellent retirement programs provided by the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and for fire personnel the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact hr@azdema.gov.
DEMA is a smoke-free work environment.
ADA/EEO Employer
The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.