Naval Shipyard, Virginia
Oct 03, 2022
Oct 11, 2022
Full Time

  • You will conduct physical security checks of buildings or facilities during an assigned shift.
  • You will conduct physical security checks of buildings or facilities during an assigned shift.
  • You will compile evidence in accordance with mandated procedures.
  • You will control vehicle or pedestrian traffic in compliance with instructions (e.g., standard operating procedures [SOPs], pre-planned responses [PPR], random anti-terrorism measure [RAM], force protection conditions).
  • You will stand fixed post watch to monitor personnel movements to and from controlled access areas.


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.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • You will be required to possess and maintain a current valid United States driver's license
  • 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 A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test.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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You must meet the qualifications and be certified to carry a firearm. You will need to maintain firearm proficiency.
  • Employee is required to wear assigned uniform and adhere to grooming standards for installation.
  • Must successfully complete a required police Training Academy or equivalent course, e.g. Navy police Officer Academy, a federal or military police academy; or equivalent law enforcement academy.
  • Incumbent must successfully pass an initial, annual or any required OPM, DOD, or Department of Navy mental and emotional stability screening, physical agility test, and physical fitness for duty test.
  • Must qualify for and maintain an emergency vehicle operator endorsement.
  • Employees are subjected to a pre-employment background check and ongoing checks to affirm employability as a Police Officer.


Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of SPECIALIZED experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing the following duties: 1) Apprehending personnel by the use of force or police equipment (i.e., firearms, taser, Oleoresin Capsicum (OS) 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.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

Agreement to Continue in Service (CSA) Agency requires 3 years of continued employment after the completion of required training for FLETC in accordance with Title 5 USC 4108 and 5 CFR 410.309. Failure to voluntarily complete length of employment can subject employee to reimburse the agency for fees, such as tuition and related fees, travel, and other special expenses (excluding salary) paid in connection with training.

Physical Demands:
The work requires extended periods of physical exertion derived from such activities as running, walking, standing, climbing, bending, driving, and lifting/carrying heavy items.
Work Environment:
The work is performed in an outdoor environment, which involves exposure to regular and recurring discomforts, such as variations in weather while performing patrols. The incumbent may be exposed to high levels of noise in certain industrial settings, destructive weather or higher FPCON.

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.


In lieu of specialized experience, the following education may be substituted to meet the minimum qualifications requirement: Successful completion of a full 4-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 equates to one year of experience.

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 Position 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 covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Several vacancies may be filled.

Incumbent must be able to read, write and speak English.

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

You may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

Relocation or Recruitment Incentives may be authorized. You will be required to sign a two year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the two year service agreement may result in repayment of incentive.
A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee.

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.

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 I Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) contamination training (if applicable), and OC refresher training.

Must meet applicable federal and/or state minimum age requirements for the assigned installation.

Must meet OPM hearing and vision requirements to include distinguishing basic shades of color.

You will be required to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.

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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