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Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
Vision: To provide Veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned and to do so by adhering to the highest standard of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability and stewardship
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The Supervisory Security Specialist is assigned under the leadership of the Associate Director. Duties include but are not limited to:
The Supervisory Security Specialist is responsible for the total operation, planning, direction and control of the Police Service and Emergency Management operations at this facility and its associated facilities, including Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Alpena, Gaylord, Grayling, Clare, Oscoda, Traverse City, Cadillac, Cheboygan, Bad Axe , two Vet Centers, Michigan Clinic facility, and Healthcare Annex in Saginaw, Michigan.
Incumbent delegates authority for the enforcement of Federal, State and local statues in the physical protection of all personnel and property, the protection of the civil rights of all person, and the preservation of a safe, secure, and peaceful environment requisite to medical treatment initiatives on all property owned and/or under the control of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The incumbent is responsible for the total overall management of the VA Police firearms program at this medical center.
Preparation of medical center regulations and policies pertaining to facility security and law enforcement. Incumbent chairs the Facility Security Committee.
The incumbent continuously applies his/her comprehensive knowledge of security and law enforcement requirements to review, evaluate and implement policy on police equipment and weapons, illegal drug activity and adverse media coverage.
Work schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday)
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory Security Specailist / #3514-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates who possess unique skills and abilities.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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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 one year probationary period.
Subject to background/security investigation.
You must possess a valid state driver's license.
The incumbent is required to exert considerable and strenuous physical effort on a regular basis while performing the functions the position.
These functions are normally performed while the incumbent conducts security surveys and inspections, which require crawling in usually confined building areas. The incumbent is also involved on a regular basis in assisting medical emergency teams with heavy equipment and carrying unconscious or collapsed patients. Incumbent may be called upon to defend themselves and/or members of staff, patients, or the public against physical attack.
He/she is confronted daily with physical demands, such as responding to emergency situations (i.e., fires, disturbances, alarm activation's). This includes moderate to arduous physical exertion; the ability to run, climb multiple stairs, lifting disabled or injured individuals, crawling, crouching and standing for long periods of time. The incumbent, on a reoccurring basis, is required to use his/her physical ability to restrain violent person(s) using unarmed defensive tactics.
There is the potential for dangerous situations to occur at Veterans Affairs facilities where the incumbent is employed to perform assigned duties. The health care system has locations on small to large metropolitan areas and members of the public have easy access to the stations. In the course of supervising protective and investigative activities, the incumbent is at risk from assault by persons with or
without weapons while attempting to prevent crimes or make arrests.
The incumbent may also work in confined spaces and be required to use protective clothing or gear such as bulletproof vest, mask, gowns, coats, gloves, goggles, boots, or other protective gear. Due to the geographical location, in a high crime area, the incumbent may encounter individuals armed and unarmed that have or have intentions to commit a criminal act (i.e., auto theft, felony assaults, narcotic transactions, etc.). The encounter could easily result to violence. Work is performed outside and inside.
Selected applicants may 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: 10/12/2018.
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-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. 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.
Specialized Experience: At least one (1) year equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-11), with responsibilities that provides the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the Supervisory Police Officer. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to: developing duty schedules; ensuring patrol coverage; assigning duties to police officers; and monitoring or leading police operations or a functional area of police work in accordance with Veterans Affairs policies and regulations, experience resolving issues involving the Police Service and other departments, experience as a liaison with appropriate federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
Reference: Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualifications Standard, Supervisory Security Specailist, Series 0080
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
1 - Comprehensive knowledge of complex security policy requirements and concepts and a highly functional understanding of Federal, state and local laws, VA policies, directives, and procedures to resolve matters of conflict among law enforcement initiative, physical security requirements, and the medical center's overall mission.
2 - Ability to supervise others.
3 - Ability to manage a law enforcement organization.
4 - Ability to communicate law enforcement information with a variety of persons in a wide range of situations.
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.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-12 level.
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