Little Creek Amphibious Base, Virginia
Jun 29, 2022
Jul 07, 2022
Full Time

  • You will use anti-terrorism measures to defend against potential security breaches.
  • You will protect a crime scene to turn over information gathered at the scene of an incident to detectives or investigators.
  • You will conduct investigative stops on violators of traffic laws.
  • You will control access to secure areas by determining which vehicles or personnel have credentials for entry.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per the preliminary nationwide injunction on E.O. 14043, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be implemented or enforced. For more information on vaccine status and workplace safety protocol requirements see Additional Information below.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • The DON does not employ individuals for Law Enforcement Officer positions who have been convicted of a crime of domestic violence on or after 27 November 2002. You must submit DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms before appointment.
  • This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. You will be required to sign a DD-Form-2760, Qualification to possess firearms or ammunition.
  • Employee is required to wear an assigned uniform and display official designated items or accessories to include additional required equipment. The employee must follow and adhere to applicable grooming standards.
  • Must meet OPM hearing and vision requirements to include distinguishing basic shades of color. Must meet applicable federal and/or state minimum age requirements for the assigned installation.
  • You must meet the qualifications and be certified to carry a firearm. You will need to maintain firearm proficiency. Must maintain the applicable weapons qualification standards at the assigned installation.
  • Incumbent must be able to read, write and speak English.
  • Shall be required to be CPR certified and utilize a portable heart defibrillator where available.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license
  • This is a Mission Essential position. You will be required to ensure organization or facility continuity of operations and/or completion of tasks that are considered essential to the mission designated by a local or command decision.


GS-05: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-04) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector: 1) Apprehending personnel by the use of force or police equipment (i.e., firearms, taser, Oleoresin Capsicum spray); 2) Preparing police reports concerning incidents and actions taken; and 3) Responding to emergency calls for service while adhering to state and federal laws.

GS-06: I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-05) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing the following duties: 1) Issuing citations in violation of law enforcement regulations ; 2) Conducting investigations related to critical incidents (i.e., traffic accidents, domestic violence, assaults, child abuse/neglect) in accordance to policies and procedures; 3) Interviewing witnesses to gather information about incidents; and 4) Conducting inspections of vehicles to detect the unauthorized removal of classified material, government property, contraband, weapons, explosives or any items detrimental to security.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, 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.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0000/police-series-0083/

Completion of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Uniformed Police Training Program is a condition of continued employment. Employee will be required to sign a continuing service agreement prior to travel to the academy. Agreement to Continue in Service - CSA, Agency requires 36 month of continued employment after the completion of required training from the FLETC in accordance with Title 5 USC 4108 and 5 CFR410.309. Failure to voluntary complete length of employment requirement can subject employee to reimburse to the agency for fees, such as tuition and related fees, travel, and other special expenses (excluding salary) paid in connection with the training.

Officers assigned to HSB Crewman operations must be qualified IAW CNICINST 3502.2. As a HSB Crewman, personnel must be qualified IAW NAVEDTRA 43467-1 HSB Operations, the NAVEDTRA 43606, Shore Installation Management Basic Boat Coxswain (SIMBBC) and Crewmember PQS, and NAVEDTRA 43468-A, Shore Training Team Member/Leader. They must also be qualified IAW NAVEDTRA 43466, Security Force Weapons, and OPNAVINST 3591 (series), Small Arms Training and Qualification on all assigned craft's weapons systems, and qualified as a second class swimmer.

Must be able to successfully complete the mandated 40-hour Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) to be qualified to Operate motor vehicles (i.e. sedans, cargo trucks, pickup trucks) having gross vehicle weights of 7,000 pounds or less, loading capacities of 1 ton or less, manual transmissions, and 2 or 4-wheel drive in support of operations and to transport personnel and materials throughout the installation and on public roads. With additional training, the incumbent may be required to qualify on police bicycles and other rough terrain vehicles such as ATVs and snow mobiles.

Must successfully complete a DoD approved Police Training Academy or equivalent course, e.g. Navy Police Officer Academy; a federal or military police academy; or equivalent law enforcement training. Must also successfully complete any annual sustainment training, Level 1 Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) contamination training (if applicable), and OC refresher training.

Due to significant training requirements levied by DoD, SECNAV and OPNAV, incumbent must be trained and qualified to conduct Guardmount and pre/post watch training of other LE personnel before, during and after the assigned shift.

Physical Demands: The work requires regular and recurring periods of physical exertion derived from such activities as running, walking, standing, climbing, bending, driving, and lifting/carrying heavy items weighing more than 50 pounds (e.g. climbing stairs during emergency response, carrying personnel during evacuations, personal protective equipment, and weapons systems). In installations with navigable waters, physical exertion may also include swimming. Requires physical stamina, agility and strength to defend themselves, defend others, pursue and apprehend or detain suspects. Officers undergo sustainment training in defensive tactics to include less than lethal equipment and firearms qualifications which require physical strength, skill and stamina. The incumbent must be physically fit and agile in order to pursue persons on foot over/around rough and/or slippery terrain or obstacles and up and down stairs, and to participate as a member of a special reaction or tactics squad in advent of terrorist or hostage situation. Must successfully complete annual agility testing in order to retain position.

Work Environment: Performs investigations, checks and patrols in a wide variety and adverse or extreme weather conditions to include natural disasters, high wind and heavy rain as well as cold and snow/ice and under moderately heavy traffic conditions, required to wear protective clothing/use protective equipment during incidents and exercises, and operates vehicles over rough terrain and/or unpaved/unplowed/untreated surfaces. May be exposed to physical attack/bodily injury at a moment notice when apprehending, detaining, or pursuing suspects.

NOTE: This position does not meet the definition of law enforcement officer (LEO) and is excluded from coverage as LEO for purposes of the Federal Employment Retirement System-Base Annuity in accordance with 5 CFR, Part 842, Subpart H.


In lieu of specialized experience, the following education may be substituted to meet the minimum qualifications requirement for the GS-05:

Have successfully completed a four year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in Police Science or a comparable degree program related to the work of the position.


Have a combination of experience and education as described above which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement.

Additional information

COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: To comply with the recent preliminary nationwide injunction on Executive Order 14043, Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, the Department of the Navy is not taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. New hires will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

This announcement uses the Police Officer Positions direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.

This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.

You will be required to complete training, obtain, and maintain a government credit card for travel and travel-related purchases.

This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.

Position is subject to shift work, recall and/or unplanned overtime work.

Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

Employee must successfully pass an initial, annual, or any required OPM, DoD, or DON mental and emotional stability screening, physical ability test, and physical fitness for duty test.

Employees are subjected to a pre-employment background check and ongoing background checks to affirm employability as a Police Officer.

Applicant must sign a three year service agreement.

May be required to respond to other military installations within the region or off installation events when directed by higher authority to a disaster scene or during a national emergency.

Maintains proficiency for response to: installation perimeter breeches, hostage situations, vehicle borne improvised explosive device (IED), waterborne (IED) and pedestrian borne improvised explosive attacks, active shooter incidents, bomb threats, suspicious packages and other terrorist threats, natural disasters, civil disturbances, and a myriad of law enforcement responses.

A forty hour work week is typical in this position.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Several vacancies may be filled.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.

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