To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/31/2020. Since the position announcement is open continuous, with application packages expiring six (6) months after the submission, the applicant must update the application through USA Jobs, if still interested prior to the expiration of the six (6) months. If applicant fails to re-submit, this will indicate applicant is no longer interested and will receive notification to that effect. 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-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 level. 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-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to: high visibility, proactive patrolling activities, independently initiating investigative stops, drawing upon threat reports and local trends, preparing detailed reports, knowledge of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques, and responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property. You will be rated on the following Competencies: Accident Investigation Arrest Criminal Investigation Criminal Law Firearms Oral Communication Personnel Security and Safety Surveillance Writing 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. Physical Requirements: A medical examination is required by all selected candidates. In most instances, a specific medical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify a selected candidate 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 applicant's ability to perform the duties of a position. The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, long hours of standing, walking, driving and similar activities. The incumbent must respond to alarms, pursue suspects, participate in training activities, climb stairs, and walk during assigned foot patrols in and around large buildings, the campus, and other settings. Agility, dexterity and strength are needed to pursue, apprehend, and detain uncooperative suspects. On a regular and recurring basis, the work requires exertion to physically restrain disorderly individuals to prevent harm to others or the individual. The incumbent must be physically able to lift and/or carry injured persons as well as to evacuate persons to safety during storms, disasters, fires and/or other emergencies. Additionally, the incumbent is expected to maintain a high standard of physical fitness and eye-hand coordination, required to complete strenuous training exercises such as Active Threat Response Training and Ground Defense and Recovery Training as well as the semi-annual firearms and annual intermediate weapons qualifications. Psychological Requirements: Selected candidates and employees must possess emotional and mental stability. A psychological examination is required. The initial psychological assessment will consist of a structured interview and standardized, object written psychological testing by a psychologist or psychiatrist. The annual psychological assessment will consist of a structured interview, which may lead to further testing as determined by the examining psychologist or psychiatrist. Work Environment: The environment is identified as a potential soft target for active threat and other terrorist-like hazards. The workplace regularly involves high risk with exposure to potentially dangerous and/or unusual situations and environmental stress. The incumbent will be armed with a Department issued firearm, intermediate weapon, and a protective vest that must be worn during all tours of duty. 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/.