Pentagon, Virginia
Nov 30, 2022
Dec 01, 2022
Full Time

Incumbent typical work assignments may include the following:
  • Protecting life and property, preventing, detecting and investigating criminal acts, and enforcing traffic regulations throughout a large complex of the Pentagon Reservation, DoD leased buildings, parks, and national memorials in the NCR
  • Assisting fellow officers and other agencies
  • Responding to the needs of the general public by performing investigations
  • Using canines to sweep vehicles, buildings, packages, and materials for explosive devices
  • Implementing administrative responsibilities of the first line supervisor; conducting daily inspections of subordinates to ensure compliance with directives, directing personnel, etc.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance. A Special Background Investigation (SBI) is required with favorable adjudication by a determining authority
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license from the jurisdiction where you reside.
  • Must meet requirements of "Lautenberg Agreement" which outline rules regarding carrying of firearms.
  • Must qualify bi-annually with assigned weapon(s)
  • This position is subject to recall 24/7 and the employee is required to work shifts; days off vary
  • The incumbent of this position must be in constant state of physical readiness and must be capable of demonstrating maximum physical exertion without warning
  • This position requires you to wear personal protective equipment, i.e., ballistic vest, etc; and to pass all designated PFPA certification programs. This includes being trained and then qualifying in how to deal with an "active shooter".
  • You mush have the capacity to perform the essential functions of the position without risk to yourself or others
  • Retention in this position requires passing the agency's Basic Explosive Dog Handlers Course
  • As a police officer representing PFPA, it is essential that the employee present a professional and competent image, with a clean, neatly pressed uniform or attire
  • This position is MISSION ESSENTIAL. Mission essential employees may be required to report for, or remain at, work in dismissal or closure situations due to adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, or other emergency situations.


  • This position requires you to take and pass annual medical and physical fitness examinations; to carry and qualify with PFPA designated weapons twice a year on a test; to wear personal protective equipment, i.e., ballistic vest, etc; and to pass all designated PFPA certification programs. This includes being trained and then qualifying in how to deal with an "active shooter". You must have the capacity to perform the essential functions of the position without risk to yourself or others.
  • This position requires successful completion of the Physical Ability Test (PAT).
  • The following medical requirements apply to all employees: good near and distant vision, ability to distinguish basic colors, emotional and mental stability, and the ability to hear the conversational voice. In addition, the position requires common physical characteristics and abilities in agility, dexterity, and strength to endure regular and recurring physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking, driving, bending, stooping, carrying, or dragging unconscious victims up or down multiple flights of stairs, moving heavy or unwieldy objects over 50 pounds, running, climbing, crouching, crawling and kneeling during pursuit possibly in restricted, dark and hot or cold spaces, or defending oneself or others against physical attacks, possible exposure to explosives, chemicals, or other weapons of mass destruction
  • It is required that the canine reside with the officer and the home must have a fence not lower than four (4) feet with a lockable gate. Any required approval from the Homeowners' Association must be obtained before taking responsibility for the canine, including permission for a sign "Warning Police Canine". Residing in an apartment is not acceptable
  • This position is identified as a covered position under the PFPA Civilian Mobility Program, Regulation 1400.24. Candidates selected for this position on or after September 28, 2015, must sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment. PFPA may relocate covered positions and covered employees in permanent changes of duty station between PFPA duty locations in the National Capital Region; Raven Rock Mountain Complex (Adams County, Pennsylvania); Glynco, Georgia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania or Baltimore, Maryland and potentially other locations to improve mission effectiveness or enhance individual career progress
Police Officers assigned to "Special Units" may be eligible for an additional 6% supplement (Special Unit Pay) upon successful completion of required training.

Retention in this position is contingent upon meeting PFPA medical standards and performing duties required by the Special Unit. Upon movement out of a Special Unit position to a Non-Special Unit position, employee is no longer authorized the additional 6% supplement (Special Unit Pay)

For qualifications determinations, it is recommended that applicants include their months and hours worked per week for each employment listed on their resume. If a determination is not able to be made about the length of your creditable experience for qualification requirements, you will be removed from consideration.

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You may qualify at the AD-09 grade level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (AD-08) in Federal Service (experience may have been gained in the private sector) requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience in EITHER:
1) Ability to direct the work of law enforcement personnel engaged in explosive detection and response;
2) Plan for current and long range operations to support security and law enforcement requirements;
3) Instruct employees in specific tasks and work assignments; and,
4) Provide input and recommendations on work and administrative matters;

1) Utilizing a canine to locate explosive devices during inspections of buildings, vehicles, packages and materials;
2) Providing care, maintenance, and training to Explosives Detection Dog (EDD) in accordance with instructions and guidelines;
3) Using countermeasures to deter terrorist and criminal activity; and,
4) Utilizing a canine to respond to reports of suspicious packages and bomb threats.

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; 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

Current or Former Political Appointees: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office. Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
  • Position title;
  • Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee);
  • Agency; and,
  • Beginning and ending dates of appointment.

All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.


Education cannot be substituted for experience.

COVID-19 Vaccination: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Additional information

PPP PILOT: The Washington Headquarters Service is currently operating under an approved reengineered Priority Placement Program (PPP) pilot for all positions in its serviced workforce. This pilot is application based and current PPP registrants who are registered for activity codes 293A and 295A (regardless of the location) are required to apply to the job announcement via USAJobs in order to exercise their priority placement status. This pilot permits priority candidates to be assessed with other competitive applicants. Anyone claiming priority status must provide a copy of their PPP registration and supporting documentation (e.g. RIF notice, Certification of Expected Separation) at the time of application to verify priority placement and eligibility.

Other priority consideration programs will continue under their current operating procedures.

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.

If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application. Please view the following link for information on how to obtain an alternative application

Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities
  • Interchange Agreements
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.

Nepotism: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

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