As a Federal Supervisory Police Officer (Lieutenant) you will perform Federal Law Enforcement duties. A Lieutenant carries out assignments without direct supervision. The primary purpose of the work is to preserve the peace, arrest or apprehend violators and provide assistance to citizens in emergency situations, including the protection of civil rights, supervise department personnel in both training and in normal day-to-day law enforcement and administrative activities.
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A Lieutenant's duties include, but are not limited to:
Directing law enforcement patrol activities
Investigating traffic accidents
Directing police service activities
Responding to offenses against persons and property
Trains on a variety of topics including mandatory and non-mandatory subjects.
Prepares, manage and monitors all training programs.
Work Schedule: Schedule will vary based on the demand of the facility and covering other shifts
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: PD#73057A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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, 09/19/2018.
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-08 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. 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.
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MUST SUBMIT AN SF-50 AT THE GS-07 TO BE QUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION
You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
A character investigation may 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. Such investigations will be conducted under the security requirements of the hiring agency.
Specialized Experience: To qualify for the GS-8 Supervisory Policy Officer, candidates must demonstrate experience at the next lower grade level (GS-7 or equivalent) 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.
Psychological Assessment: Applicants will be required to take an initial and annual psychological assessment of their emotional and mental stability by a psychiatrist or psychologist. Any emotional or mental condition which could cause the applicant/officer to be a hazard to others or self during stress situations and physical altercations will disqualify. The psychological assessment will consist of a structured interview and a standardized objective written psychological testing by a police psychologist or psychiatrist.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-08 level for the Supervisory Police Officer position.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Veteran and Customer Focus
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 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. Agencies may establish additional, job-related physical or medical requirements provided the specific position(s) involves the arduous or hazardous duties to which the physical requirements relate. 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. 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 applicants' ability to perform the duties of a position. Reasonable accommodation may include, but is not limited to the use of assistive devices, job modification or restructuring, provision of readers and interpreters, or adjusted work schedules.
Conditions of Employment: Firearms: Must be qualified to carry firearms and maintain firearm proficiency. Incumbent will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties and maintain firearm proficiency.
As a condition of continued employment as a VA Police Officer, the officer must (1) achieve and maintain qualification in the use of the agency approved firearm; (2) must successfully complete an initial and annual psychological assessment and physical; and (3) must successfully complete the Basic Police Officer Training Course (at the Law Enforcement Training Center) and its Physical Fitness Test.
This position requires a Background Investigation. Incumbent will be required to sign a statement indicating that they understand that the investigation results must be favorable in order to remain in this position.
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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