Department Of Veterans Affairs Harlingen , TX 78551
You will serve as the Lead Police Officer with the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VATVCBHCS). You will assist the Supervisory Police Officer and management representatives in the general operations, coordination, and direction of the assigned duty personnel. Your primary duties are to perform law enforcement work for the preservation of the peace and the prevention, detection, and investigation of crimes occurring on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) controlled property.
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As the Lead Police Officer, you are appointed as a law enforcement officer under Title 38 United States Code, Section 901-902 and VA regulations 2.6(a)(8) and authorized to carry firearms and make arrests. Other duties include, but not limited to:
Provide protection of personnel, government and private property, and Civil Rights of individuals;
Conduct follow-up investigations into various types of incidents involving felonies, misdemeanors, and incidents pertaining to violence in the work place;
Distribute and balance the workload among employees in accordance with established work flow or job specialization;
Make day-to-day adjustments in accordance with established priorities, obtaining assistance from the supervisor on problems that may arise;
Resolve simple, informal complaints of employees and refers others to supervisor;
Provide information to supervisor as requested concerning performance, progress and training needs of employees, and personnel needs.
Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts
Position Description/PD#: 740- 0116-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/19/2018.
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-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-6. 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.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POLICE OFFICER POSITIONS:
1.Applicants must possess a valid, unrestricted State driver's license, have a safe driving record, and demonstrate that he or she is medically qualified to operate the appropriate motor vehicle safely.
2.Achieve and maintain qualification in the use of the agency approved firearm as a condition of continued employment as a VA Police Officer and successfully complete training as a condition of retaining statutory law and arrest authority.
3.Successfully pass an initial and annual physical and psychological assessment.
4.Pass the VA Law Enforcement Training Center approved physical fitness test and successfully complete the Basic Police Officer Training Course in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
5.You will need to successfully complete a background security investigation before you can be appointed into this position.
6.A character investigation will be conducted on applicants selected for employment. The purpose of such an investigation is to secure evidence of the candidate's honesty, integrity, general character, and loyalty to the U.S. Government.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
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.
The work requires on a regular 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, or defending oneself or others against physical attack.