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: be eligible for Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credential and must maintain PIV credential eligibility during their services with the agency. have a successfully required adjudicated background investigation and obtain and maintain a required security clearance. carry firearms for safety and security as required by the VHA Police Service (PS). be proficient in the English language. pass an initial pre-employment medical examination and an annual medical examination to include psychological assessment. Must immediately report to the supervisor any significant medical threshold shifts in health status and/or medication requirements. possess a valid driver's license as a condition of continued employment as a VA Police Officer. successfully pass Police Officer Standardized Training (POST) at the Law Enforcement Training Center (LETC). successfully pass the POST/R (refresher) training course on a recurring basis as defined by VA. complete other mandatory training to remain knowledgeable and skilled in specialized tactics, techniques, and procedures necessary to prepare and respond to catastrophic events, terror attacks and related threats to the facility. work uncommon tours of duty as needed, to include nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, rotating shifts, and emergency call-backs. achieve and maintain qualification in the use of agency approved firearms as a condition of continued employment as a VA Police Officer. This includes meeting the provisions of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968, as amended by Public Law 104-108 and found at 18 USC, Section 992.
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