The incumbent serves as a supervisory Police Officer (Lieutenant) ensuring a safe and secure environment across all VA Administrations within various settings, including a variety of jurisdictional environments, such as VHA Medical Centers and facilities, Inpatient Clinics, Outpatient Clinics, domiciliaries and administrative sites throughout the United States.
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The incumbent provides security and assistance to Veterans, patients, employees, contractors, volunteers, affiliates, visitors, and others who frequent VA facilities daily. The incumbent is also responsible for the protection of high valued assets from theft, intentional damage and unauthorized removal. The incumbent is expected 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. Duties include but are not limited to:.
Coordinates or oversees off-station VA law enforcement activities, investigations or protection support in accordance with applicable laws and VA policy.
Provides leadership in protecting Veterans, volunteers, and others on Departmental property, U.S. officials, other individuals, and him or herself during any given situation against threats to personal safety when force becomes necessary to enforce laws and regulations.
Manages, supervises and coordinates the VHA, PS law enforcement activities for designated assigned areas. Performs a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over other law enforcement policing staff.
Supervises a team of police sergeants, police officers, detectives and other law enforcement staff, who carry out day-to-day, routine crime suppression and investigative functions.
Establishes priorities to coordinate, plan, organize and complete work in accordance with sound time-management methodology.
Oversees human resources activities; and leads, prioritizes, assigns, reviews, approves, and disapproves employees' assignments and related assignments.
Monitors and reviews the status and progress of the work and makes workload adjustments to ensure the workload is balanced.
Prepares, conducts, and reviews performance evaluations; takes disciplinary actions; and identifies and conducts specific designated training.
Evaluates officers and other staff in performance reviews, and coordinates evaluations with the Captain.
Patrols and responds to a variety of criminal activities requiring law enforcement, intervention such as homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, property crimes, domestic violence, vice and narcotics-related activities, crimes by and against juveniles, and other crimes. Coordinates response and investigative efforts as necessary.
Evaluates situations and determines the most appropriate course of action. Pursues or apprehends suspects and criminals; makes arrests which may involve physically restraining or subduing individual(s) and possible use of deadly force; interviews and interrogates victims, witnesses, suspects, and other contact persons; and protects the crime scene for processing; and processes suspects.
Establishes and implements community relations service programs and attends public events. Researches, assesses needs and establishes specific programs to address neighborhood law enforcement, administrative, or operational issues.
Performs law enforcement administrative duties, including preparing and monitoring the designated PS budget. Oversees equipment needs.
Conducts classes; coordinates specialized training in a variety of forums and ensures appropriate and timely training of staff. Ensures sufficient stock of tactical supplies and equipment; and maintains liaison with the appropriate VHA entities to obtain that which is needed.
Other duties as assigned
Work Schedule: This position works a rotating 12 hour shift to include weekends and holidays. Some overtime may be required. More information will be provided in the interview process.
Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory Police Officer/PD99828S
Physical Requirements:The work requires, on a regular and recurring basis, considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as running, frequent climbing of multiple flights of stairs, and carrying items weighing over 50 pounds. It requires stamina, physical agility, dexterity, and the strength to pursue, apprehend or detain persons who are often uncooperative, assaultive, and/or armed.
Work Environment: The work involves both moderate and high risks and possible endangerment of life or serious injury that requires the exercise of safety precautions and use of personal protective equipment. The work is performed in settings in which there is regular and recurring exposure to moderate to severe discomforts and unpleasantness, such as high temperatures in confined spaces, high temperatures due to mandatory protective personal equipment, or adverse weather conditions during extended periods of traffic and patrol duties. The work involves moderate risk requiring exercise of safety precautions when working around hazardous materials such as toxic gases, explosives, infectious biological materials, and others that pose a moderate risk of exposure.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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
Designated may be required to pass a physical and psychological examination.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
GS-09 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-08 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. 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 includes:
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
There is no educational substitution for the GS-09 level.
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.
Special Requirements:The incumbent and all Federal Employees must:
There is no educational substitution for the GS-09 level.
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