Help Duties Summary
This position will serve as a Federal police officer working for the John D Dingell VAMC, Detroit, MI. The mission of the VA police officer is to serve and protect Veterans, patients, employees, contractors, volunteers, affiliates, visitors, and others who frequent VA Facilities.
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Performs a full range of police duties by following and executing rules, regulations, or procedures covering law and rules enforcement, physical, and personal security operations, patrol duties, control desk duty, coordination with local courts, and/or crime prevention activities for the local jurisdiction
Patrol VA facilities, identify situations where criminal activity has occurred or is about to occur, assess danger and threats, and take proper recourse, including taking statements, making arrests and conducting short and long-term investigations
Use various special weapons and tactics at least 25% of the time to resolve security and law enforcement-related issues
Works within a mix of jurisdictional arrangements
Ensures compliance with and enforces a full range of Federal, state, territorial, and/or commonwealth, county and municipal laws, ordnances, rules, and regulations
Initiate investigative stops on suspicious and potentially dangerous persons, determining whether their presence and/or actions are authorized or require some level of corrective/enforcement action
Conduct recurring security assessments of Department property to identify security vulnerabilities that may result in crime-conducive conditions
Proactively conducts random anti-crime measures sets (RACMS) such as: identification verification, bag and package checks or operation of a magnetometer screening device as directed by police leadership.
Targeted patrolling or limited duration fixed posts to mitigate escalation of criminal activity in a particular area
Must be able to achieve and maintain mandatory firearm qualification/certification
New VA Police Officers are required to attend and successfully pass a 10-week course at the VA Law Enforcement Training Center in Little Rock, Arkansas
Work Schedule: Full time, days vary with rotating shifts, including days off, this includes holidays and weekends. Shifts includes 12 and 8 hour shifts
Position Description/PD#: / 1903-A
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
* Job family (Series)
* Officers, Police
* Police Officers
Help Requirements 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
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/17/2018.
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-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. 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-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: active arrest authority and firearm proficiency with a license to carry; experience as a security guard or corrections officer alone is generally not qualifying. Experience that provided knowledge of a body of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property. Creditable specialized experience may have been gained in work on a police force; through service as a military police officer; in work providing visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forests, or other natural resource or recreational environments; in performing criminal investigative duties; or in other work that provided the required knowledge and skills. (Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month & year starting and ending dates AND hours worked per week).
If using military experience to qualify, you must submit a copy of your DD214 (or other comparable military documentation) that shows military police officer experience. When Military service is used to meet the GS-083 minimum qualification Requirements the applicant must have one of these Qualifying Specialties listed on their DD214
Army: 95B / 95C / 31A / 31B / 31D
Marine Corps: 5803 / 5805 / 5811 / 5812 / 5813 / 5814 / 5821
Air Force: 08111-114 / 81110 / 81170 / 81172 / 81130 / 81150 / 81112 / 81132 / 81152 / 81199 / 3P1-4 / 3P011 / 3P031 / 3P051 / 3P071 / 3P091 / 75011 / 75031 / 75051 / 75071 / 75091
Navy: 9545 / 0000MA
Coast Guard: No code
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
* Criminal Investigation
* Criminal Law
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: Works in an environment identified as potential soft targets for Active Threat and other terrorist-like events. The work environment regularly involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress which require a range of safety and other precautions (e.g., subject to possible physical attack or crowd conditions or similar situations where conditions cannot be controlled.) This level includes work in areas such as hospitals, cemeteries, and other VA centers where the public has easy access and officers must patrol in locations where persons may be armed while attempting auto theft, vandalism, narcotics transactions, and other offenses which can lead to assault with or without a weapon in order to avoid arrest. The incumbent is armed with a Department issued firearm, intermediate weapons, and protective vest. The incumbent must wear their issued protective vest during all tours of duty because the incumbent may need to search and disarm patients, visitors and others that could be carrying concealed weapons of any type. The work involves high risk with exposure to dangerous situations subject to possible physical attack by armed and unarmed persons. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic's Occupational Outlook Handbook, police and detective work can be physically demanding, stressful, and dangerous. Police officers have one of the highest rates of injuries and illnesses of all occupations. Dangers faced by VA police officers include death, Increased risk of infectious diseases, and serious and minor trauma, both physical and emotional.
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: ****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.