U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
$50,194.00 to $60,949.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$50,194 to $60,949 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Individuals with disabilities
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The University of Nevada, Reno is one of the nation's top public research universities. Our VA is a teaching affiliate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Truckee Meadows Community College offers accessible high school and post high school programs, a transfer agreement with UNR, and one of the most competitive nursing programs in the state. For more info click Education
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The incumbent is responsible for performing the duties of a Police Officer for the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System. This position is also responsible for performing detective work at a level higher than routine detective work performed by all police officers. This work includes detective work spanning more than a single shift and includes more detailed follow-up on more complex or long term investigations.
The incumbent enforces Federal and appropriate State and City criminal codes, VA Directive and Regulations originating in Federal Statute in the physical protection and patients, visitors and employees; the protection of property of the United States (U.S.) Government and personal property on VA controlled property; the protection of the civil rights of all individuals while on VA controlled property; and in the preservation of peaceful environment requisite to the operation of medical treatment programs.
Work schedule: 0800-1630 Monday -Friday, No Weekends nor Rotating Shifts
On Call - No
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: NOT AVAILABLE
Telework: NOT AVAILABLE
Virtual: This IS NOT a virtual position.
Position Description Title/PD#: POLICE OFFICER (DETECTIVE) PD-04005-A GS- 0083 -07
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: NOT AUTHORIZED
Financial Disclosure Report: NOT REQUIRED
Job family (Series)
Court Security Officers
Officers, Court Security
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to background/security investigation
Time in grade restrictions may apply
Applicants must possess a valid, unrestricted state driver's license
Must attend training at the Law Enforcement Training Center (LETC).
Subject to physical examinations and psychological assessments
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/30/2018.
Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS -06. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS 06 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-06 in Federal Service.
Conducts Criminal Investigations: Independently conducts the full range of investigations, reporting to the Police Chief. Plans and proceeds with the steps of the investigation according to specific case conditions, dealing with witnesses and suspects, consideration for confidentiality and exposure of witnesses, coordinating with other law enforcement agencies. Establishes the need for and nature of stakeouts
Patrol and Police Officer Work: Patrols facility buildings grounds for security and safety purposes. Patrols a prescribed area on the medical center to check locks, alarms, fences, gates or other barriers to assure they are closed and locked or open and unlocked, depending on the time of the day, and the conditions that are supposed to apply. Responds to violation and duress alarms. Observes all activity and is constantly alert to acts of a suspicious nature which may result in theft, burglary, pilferage, assault or other serious crimes.
Maintains Law and Order: Performs work to prevent or resolve offenses. Responsible for booking, taking the accused before the appropriate District Court or Magistrate, conferring with the prosecutor, appearing before the Grand Jury on request, appearing at the preliminary hearing, and/or testifying at the trial, if needed. Enforces basic law and order provisions such as settling disputes, finding missing individuals, helping intoxicated individuals, etc. Prepares incident reports according to the requirements of the local courts.Investigates
Crime: Incumbent conducts investigations when solutions cannot be achieved during the course of a normal patrol shift, and assists other officers with reports of incidents occurring on overlapping shifts. Makes crime scene assessments, investigates complaints, leads and tips, develops leads, obtains physical evidence, seeks out and questions witnesses and suspects, takes testimony and arrests offenders, prepares reports, makes recommendations and prepares cases for prosecution. Incumbent employs a methodology consistent with established criminal investigation techniques
Apprehends Criminals: Apprehends, arrests or directs the arrest of individuals who have violated Federal or State criminal codes. Transports or transfers arrestees to the appropriate authorities. Performs restraints or arrests using the minimum amount of physical force or weapon employment. Pursues and apprehends persons fleeing a crime scene or attempting to resist arrest. Responsible for booking and taking the accused before the appropriate District Court or Magistrate. The Detective will be assigned a rotating shift and squad to perform the duties of a VA Police Officer. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Operations Lieutenant.
Medical Requirements: The duties of this position require moderate to difficult physical exertion and or duties of a hazardous nature. Officers must maintain current (annual) physical examinations and psychological assessments as a condition of continued employment.
Drug Testing: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA. In addition, any offer of employment will be rescinded with a verified positive drug test result. VA employees in drug testing designated position are also subject to post appointment random drug testing.
QUALIFICATION STANDARD: OPM Qualification Standards for General Schedule Police Series, GS-0083. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications
Time-In-Grade Requirement:Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS 07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS 06. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time -in- grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Legal, Government and Jurisprudence
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Physical Requirements: Work requires on a regular and recurring basis, considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing of multiple flights of stairs, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restrictive areas during search or pursuit activities (foot pursuit of suspects), responding to alarms or defending oneself or others against physical attack. Be able to train in a physically and tactically demanding Ground Defense Recovery and Active Threat Response training. Body armor may be worn and duty equipment (pistol with extra ammunition, chemical weapon, MEB baton, handcuffs, radio, gloves, keys, etc.) must be regularly worn or carried. The wearing of this equipment significantly amplifies the physical strain experienced by the employee during physical exertion or during periods of extreme hot and cold weather. Employees are regularly required to work long hours.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets
site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
For more information on the Who may apply eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist
to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Other Veterans Document
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/30/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10159945
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login
, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Agency contact information
ANGEL GORDON ANGEL GORDON
VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System
975 Kirman Avenue
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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.