Supervisory Police Officer
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/08/2020. 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-8. 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. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. 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 as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-8 in the normal line of progression 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. This 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. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: enforcement of federal, state and local laws, criminal codes and VA regulations; ability to manage and supervise to assist in operations of the service; effective communication skills; must possess comprehensive knowledge of security concepts and practices, equipment and devices; arrest procedures, search and seizure, crime scene assessment/prevention, analyze crime statistics for trends, crime classifications, testifying in court, drug identification, obtaining arrest and search warrants; ability to resolve difficult problems related to the facility; develop, coordinate and present instructional crime prevention programs to personnel, patient and visitors; You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Criminal Law Technical Competence Communication Leadership Personnel Security and Safety 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. ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS REGARDING THE SUPERVISORY POLICE OFFICER POSITION: Satisfy all firearms and intermittent weapons requalification requirements, as well as completing the ground defense recovery training and maintain a valid state driver's license. NOTE: A police officer's authority to carry a firearm is subject to management discretion and may be suspended for any lawful reason, including but not limited to change in the officer's assignment, reevaluation of need, pending allegations of officer misconduct or modification of administrative policies. Meet the standards as outlined in the Lautenberg Amendment (PL-104-208) to the Gun Control Act of 1968 (18 USC 922), which makes it a felony for anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence to ship, transport, possess or receive firearms or ammunition. Civilian personnel from the Department of Defense are not exempt from this provision. This includes protection from abuse orders. Therefore, as a condition of employment, incumbent will be required to sign a form acknowledging understanding of this provision. Maintain physical fitness in accordance with the VA Law Enforcement Training Center standards and be able to pass the annual physiological and physical evaluation Physical Requirements: The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving regular and recurring walking, crouching and prolonged standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. There may be a need to climb, lift or crawl. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying. Work Environment: The constant opportunity for danger increases due to confrontations with criminals, psychiatric patients and irate veterans or family members. The incumbent must maintain vigilance due to the possibility of attack from single or multiple individuals who may be unarmed or armed. The incumbent may also come in contact with biological/contaminated materials. The daily environment involves everyday risks or discomforts. The work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. The incumbent is required to work irregular hours and is subject to call back 24 hours a day. The incumbent is subject to assignments, without advance notices, and must be able to work at all hours of the day or night to meet the operational needs of the service. The incumbent may be subject to shift changes to meet staffing needs. During adverse events, the incumbent may be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) for long periods of time. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.