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Supervisory Physical Security Specialist

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Hot Springs , SD 57747

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The incumbent is a uniformed Police Officer serving as the Supervisory Physical Security Specialist and PIV subject matter expert within the Police Service. This Police Service position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs Black Hills Health Care System which includes Hot Springs, Fort Meade and its community based outreach clinics.

The Supervisory Physical Security Specialist serves as the subject matter and leading technical expert in coordination with the Chief of Police or designee for oversight, development and administration of Physical Security for the BHHCS. The position is comprised of use of force and Police specific training and includes medical center-wide program training duties, Police Officer/Law Enforcement duties, supervisory, and Physical Security duties. The incumbent serves as the Supervisory Physical Security Specialist PIV point of contact representing the Police Service and the BHHCS facility at meetings, conferences, and events to coordinate efforts with the internal/external activities of other agencies. The incumbent is responsible for the supervision/guidance of PIV Staff assigned to the health care system and requires travel between sites.

Location: Police Service Line, Hot Springs or Fort Meade, South Dakota, VA Black Hills Health Care System

Work Schedule: Full time, 80 hours per bi-weekly pay period. Normally Monday

  • Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM shift but occasional irregular duty hours as needed

Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory Physical Security Specialist/PD# 20287-0

NOTE: This position does not require a financial disclosure and is not a virtual position.

Relocation/Recruitment Expenses: Relocation/Recruitment expenses are not authorized for this position.

Travel Required
50% or less

  • You will be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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  • 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

  • Must submit all required documents.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/01/2018.

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 9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS 7. 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 and/or education as described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade, GS 7, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: planning and making recommendations for the installation of multilayered physical security systems that include remote alarm equipment, state-of-the-art physical security systems, and visual and electronic badging systems; investigating complaints, develops and follows leads, seeks out witnesses, interviews complainants, victims, and suspects, and obtains written statements; and overseeing daily operation of the unit, ensures that agency policies and priorities are being followed; develops performance standards; and evaluates work performance of subordinates.


  • Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience.

    To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. OR,
  • Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. Only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at the GS 9 level.

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

  • Incident Management

  • Leadership

  • Physical Security

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 possess a valid vehicle license.

The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, long hours of standing, walking, driving and similar activities. The incumbent must respond to alarms, pursue suspects, participate in training activities, climb stairs and walk during assigned foot patrols in and around large buildings, 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. Incumbents must be physically able to lift or carry injured or hurt persons, evacuate persons to safety during storms, disasters, fires or other emergencies.

The work may regularly involve lifting and carrying moderately heavy objects of 50 pounds or less. The incumbent is expected to maintain a high standard of physical fitness and hand and eye coordination in order to maintain his or her semi-annual qualification with his or her assigned firearm and annual qualification with his or 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.


A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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.

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.VA Police Officers must be able to achieve and maintain mandatory firearm qualification/certification, in addition to achieving the certifications from the VA Law Enforcement Center
3.New VA Police Officers are required to attend an 10-week course at the VA Law Enforcement Training Center in Little Rock, Arkansas within 90 days of entry on duty.
4.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.
5.A medical examination is required. The duties of these positions require moderate to arduous physical exertion and/or duties of a hazardous nature. The following medical requirements apply to all applicants: good near and distant vision, ability to distinguish basic colors, and ability to hear the conversational voice.
6.Applicants and employees must have the capacity to perform the essential functions of the position without risk to themselves or others. Applicants and employees must possess emotional and mental stability. A psychological examination is required. In most instances, a specific medical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant or employee. A medical condition or impairment is disqualifying only if the condition, for good medical reason, precludes assignment to or warrants restriction from the duties of the specific position. For some positions, the loss or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. Reasonable accommodation shall also be considered in determining an applicant's ability to perform the duties of a position.
7.Service Agreement: There is a 24 month obligation period you are required to serve with VA Police at Black Hills HCS for new officers who have not attended the Basic Police Officer Center or no longer certified as a VA Police Officer from the Law Enforcement Training Center. Certified VA Police Officer new hires are required to serve a 24 month obligation period with VA Police at VA Black Hills HCS.

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Supervisory Physical Security Specialist

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Department Of Veterans Affairs