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Police Officer

Company name
United States Department of Veterans Affairs


Baltimore, MD, United States

Employment Type

Bluecollar, Law Enforcement

Posted on
May 20, 2020

Valid Through
Sep 02, 2020

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This position is located in the Police Service at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.
The Baltimore VA Medical Center offers Veterans state-of-the-art technology and clinical services and is the acute medical and surgical care facility for the VA Maryland Health Care System. Offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and primary care services.,educationRequirements:There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: 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. For further information, visit:,employmentType:FULL_TIME,hiringOrganization:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration,jobLocation:[{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Baltimore,addressRegion:MD }}],responsibilities:Performs the administrative and personnel management functions relative to staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through formal employee performance management system. Observes worker's performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Reviews and approves and disapprove leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.
Supervises a staff of employees to accomplish the work of the organizational unit. Exercises supervisory authorities and responsibility involving work assignment and review, as well as administrative and personnel management functions relative to staff supervised.
Performs law enforcement work involved in the preservation of the peace; the arrest or apprehension of violators and provide assistance to citizens in emergency situations.
All other related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: 12 hour fixed tours based on seniority, to include weekends and holidays. However, subject to change based on needs of the department.
Telework: Not available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Police Officer/PD03533A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required,qualifications:To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/29/2020.

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. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

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 and/or education as described below:

\tSpecialized 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: knowledge of general law enforcement methods and techniques; ability to determine if a crime is about to be committed, is in the process of being committed, or has already been committed and recognizing and protecting the crime scene; ability to perform duties effectively in stressful situations in the field of law enforcement; ability to interpret federal and state statutes and laws, federal organization regulations, and federal, state and local game laws and regulations; ability to performing law enforcement work involved in the preservation of the peace, the arrest or apprehension of violators and provide assistance to citizens in emergency situations, including the protection of civil rights; and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
ArrestCommunicationsCriminal LawCritical ThinkingStress Tolerance

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: The work requires, on a regular and recurring basis, considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as frequent climbing of multiple flights of stairs, walking while on patrol, running while pursuing observed violator or suspects and eloping committed patients, crouching or crawling in restrictive areas during searches, standing for prolonged periods of time, and frequent exposure to inclement weather conditions (rain and extreme cold in winter and extreme heat in the summer while on outside patrol). Extreme physical exertion to restrain felons or psychotic patients in a safe manner, and lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at

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