VA Police Officers are a vital part of ensuring a safe and secure environment. They not only carry out their policing duties but are the face of the VA and are often the first to interact with anyone who frequents VA facilities on a daily basis. Officers must have a special skill set that allows them to empathize, engage, and communicate with all individuals they encounter to ensure a positive outcome and the safety of the facility and all its occupants.
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Executes and enforces rules, regulations, or procedure covering laws and enforcement
Performs patrol duties and desk operations as a police dispatcher
Monitors surveillance cameras and alarms
Performs various crime prevention activities
Conducts short and long-term investigations
Communicates and interacts with the public to provide positive and safe visits to the facility
Identifies and assesses threats and danger, takes proper recourse including making arrests and/or taking statements, and processing evidence
Work Schedule: Shift Work; 6:00 am
6:00 pm or 6:00 pm
6:00 am, shift work including weekend and holidays
Telework: Not available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description Title/PD#: Police Officer/PD16248A
Relocation Incentive: Not authorized
Recruitment Incentive: May be authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Current permanent Title 5 and Veterans Canteen Service (employees on a permanent appointment totaling 90 days or more) employees of the Charlie Norwood VAMC will receive first consideration when filling vacancies.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
Subject to a background/suitability investigation
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
May serve a probationary period
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Character investigation may be conducted
Pre-employment medical examination may be required
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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. 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 as described below:
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.
Physical Requirements:The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, long hours of standing, walking, driving and similar activities. Must respond to alarms, pursue suspects, participate in training activities, climb stairs and walk during assigned foot patrols in and around large building, campus, and other physical settings. Agility, dexterity and strength are needed to pursue, apprehend and detain uncooperative suspects. On a regular and recurring basis the work requires strenuous exertion physically restraining disorderly individuals to prevent harm to others or the individual. Must be physically able to lift or carry injured or hurt persons, evacuate persons to safety during storms, disasters, fires or other emergencies. Expected to maintain a high standard of physical fitness and hand and eye coordination in order maintain his/her semi-annual qualification with his/her assigned firearm and annual qualification with his/her assigned departmental issued intermediate weapons. Strenuous physical exertion is also required during many required and recurring training activities such as those related to weapons training, Active Threat Response training and Ground Defense and Recovery training.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
There is no educational substitution at this level.
Department Of Veterans Affairs