Lead Police Officer

Department Of Veterans Affairs Wichita , KS 67251

Posted 5 months ago

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The Lead Police Officer will assist police supervisors with ensuring that work assignments performed by the Officers are carried out and through the Lead Police Officer's superior knowledge, leadership abilities and experience, provides the proper guidance for the completion of work assignments. In the absence of a shift supervisor, will be the on duty Officer In Charge.

Provides on-the-job training to new employees. Assigns and reviews preliminary investigative reports.

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The Lead Police Officer serves as a work leader working with a number of police officers and police dispatchers engaged in law enforcement duties at the Medical Center. The Lead is not a supervisor. The Lead provides correct information to police officers and police dispatchers in specific tasks and job techniques; stays current with both Federal and State of Kansas laws and policing standards; answers questions on procedures, policies, directives, etc. and obtains needed information or decisions from the supervisor on problems.

Has a thorough knowledge and is highly proficient with the concept of situational law enforcement, and Standards of Conduct on the Medical Center property; concurrent jurisdictions; federal criminal laws; state criminal and state traffic laws.

Resolves simple citizen complaints and refers complaints to a police supervisor when appropriate. Tracks and reports to the police supervisor employee performance, progress, training needs, and recommends performance rating and disciplinary action.

Certain conditions must be met and maintained to continue employment as a VA Police Officer:
1.Successfully pass the basic police course at the Law Enforcement Training Center.
2.Pass an annual physical and psychiatric examination in accordance with established medical standards.
3.Qualify and maintain semi-annual firearms qualification with assigned firearm.

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: VA-wide and All Status Eligible, however, first area of consideration will be given to permanent local VAMC employees.

Second area of consideration will be given to permanent VISN15 & VA employees. Third area of consideration will be given to status eligible candidates.

Current Title 38 Hybrid employees: To qualify for a Title 5 position based on the Interchange Agreement, you must meet the following:
1.Be currently serving under a permanent appointment.
2.Served continuously for at least 1 year in the other merit system prior to appointment under the interchange agreement.

Current permanent Veterans Canteen Service employees may apply for consideration under this vacancy announcement.

Work Schedule: Works varying shifts and tours of duty

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Lead Police Officer/ 08250-A

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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HelpRequirements 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

  • Current Drivers License


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/12/2018.

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: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.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Criminal Law

  • Critical Thinking

  • Incident Management

  • Oral Communication

  • Personnel Security and Safety

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 incumbent must annually undergo and pass the Annual Physical and psychological assessment per VA Handbook (0730). The incumbent is required to exert considerable physical effort on a regular basis while performing the functions of his/her position.

There is much standing, walking, crouching, bending, lifting, reaching, pushing, stooping, climbing of stairs and ladders indoors as well as outdoors. He/she is confronted daily with physical demands, such as responding to emergency situations (i.e., fires, disturbances, alarm activations). The incumbent, on a reoccurring basis, is required to use his/her physical ability to restrain violent person(s) using unarmed defensive tactics. The incumbent is subject to all types of environmental factors (i.e., excessive heat, cold, rain, and snow). He/she is routinely exposed to toxic fumes, smoke and gas.

The incumbent may also come in contact with biological/contaminated material. Due to the geographical location, in a high crime area, the incumbent may encounter individuals armed and unarmed that have or had intentions to commit a criminal act (i.e., auto theft, felony assaults, narcotic transactions, etc.). The encounter could easily result in violence. Work is performed outside and inside.

The incumbent is exposed to stressful situations when responding to a hostile environment. The incumbent could be required to work shifts lasting from 12 - 16 hours without relief in order to meet minimum staffing requirements, especially during an emergency situation or natural disaster.


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.

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Lead Police Officer

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