ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If selected for further evaluation, you will receive an invitation via email to attend a Police Officer Hiring Event to participate in our screening activities to include physical and written evaluations.
The Office of Protective Services is a 24x7 operation. Police Officers are required to work nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, and are subject to recall on a 24-hour basis. Police Officer candidates must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions, and under strenuous and potentially dangerous conditions.
NGA Police Offices are required to sign a Continued Service Agreement requiring completion of 3 years' service with the Office of Protective Services. Officers that leave the DoD, NGA, or the IC prior to completing the 3-year period of service may be required to reimburse the Agency for tuition and travel costs associated with required training.
UNIFORMS AND APPEARANCE POLICY: NGA Police Officers are subject to uniforms and appearance standards, to include restrictions on tattoos and facial hair. Tattoos, body art, or bands anywhere on the head, face, or neck are prohibited. Additionally, any visible tattoo, body, art, or bands elsewhere on the body that are extremist, indecent, sexist, or racist are prohibited. NGA Police Officers may have neatly trimmed facial hair, no longer than a � of an inch in length, while on duty.
FLETC WAIVER: FLETC Waivers are not being granted at this time due to change in guidance by the Department of Defense (DoD) but this guidance could possibly change in the future.
1. Per the Lautenberg Amendment, applicants who have been convicted of domestic violence, or are under a restraining (protection) order for domestic violence are not eligible for employment as an NGA Police Officer.
2. Police Officers may be required to take their assigned firearms home.
3. In applying for a Police Officer position with NGA, the applicant consents to and authorizes NGA to perform a preliminary criminal and driving record background check via the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), National Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (NLETS), and Law Enforcement Defense Data Exchange (D-DEx) to determine employee eligibility.
4. Successful completion of an NGA accepted police academy is required in order to maintain employment.
5. Applicants are required to take and pass an initial Physical Ability Test (PAT) and medical physical examination conducted by the NGA Medical Unit. Also, applicants must take and pass the written entrance exam, polygraph examination, drug test, and receive a favorable security clearance adjudication before hire. Agency Police Officers are required to take an NGA administered medical exam and fitness test annually, and maintain a "pass" status while participating in random polygraph examinations and drug tests.
6. Applicants are required upon hire, to have a valid driver's license and must maintain a valid driver's license throughout their employment with NGA.
7. Applicants may be subject to a psychological examination conducted by the NGA Medical Unit as part of our pre-hire evaluation process.
8. At least 21 years of age.
This position may be eligible for a RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE: selected candidates may be offered an incentive as part of the offer of employment. To receive the incentive, selected candidates must be eligible under 5 CFR Part 575, Subpart A, upon issuance of the Final Offer Letter. Changes in federal employment status prior to issuance of the Final Offer Letter may affect eligibility. To receive the incentive, selected candidates will be required to sign a service agreement to stay within the position at NGA for the agreed upon time. If the service agreement is terminated before its completion, the employee may be required to repay a pro rata share amount of the incentive to the government. Additional information regarding recruitment incentives for current federal employees can be found in DoDI 1400.25, Volume 2006.RequirementsConditions of Employment
As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)
- Polygraph Test Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Two Year Probationary Period
- Direct Deposit Required
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.
This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility.Qualifications
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:
1. Demonstrated ability or experience to interpret laws, policies, and/or instructions governing law enforcement, security, and/or force protection activities.
2. Demonstrated ability or experience to adapt to rapidly changing environments while maintaining a level of situational awareness.
3. Demonstrated ability and/or experience preparing reports/documentation.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: A minimum of 2 years of coursework beyond the high school level with at least 12 semester (18 quarter) hours, preferably in Criminology, General Law, Law Enforcement, Police Administration, Police Investigation, Police Law and Evidence. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 12 semester (18 quarter) hours in any area listed in option A, plus experience that provides knowledge of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals to 2 years. -OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 2 years of experience in law enforcement or security work that provides knowledge of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques. Experience can also include military work that involved protecting property, equipment, data, or materials; making judgments based on the application of directions, rules, regulations, or laws; or other work that provided the required knowledge and skills related to law enforcement or security work. -AND- LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: A valid driver's license and must maintain a valid driver's licenses while employed at NGA; Successful completion of an initial Physical Ability Test (PAT) as mandated by DOD Instruction 5525.15 and determined by command staff. -AND- Must successfully complete the Uniformed Police Training Program through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). The following Certification must be maintained after your FLETC's training: Firearms Certification, Less-lethal weapons use Certification (e.g. monadock, oleoresin capsicum (OC); Successful completion of First Aid/CPR course. Successful completion of an NGA accepted police academy.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; Straight pulling; Pulling hand over hand; Pushing; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Use of hands; Prolonged periods of standing; Crawling; Kneeling; Repeated bending; Climbing, use of legs and arms; Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Good near and far vision; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Must pass a drug test; Must pass a physical exam; Ability to wear a respirator
ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENT: Working outside and inside; Working in excessive heat; Working in excessive cold; Exposure to fumes, smoke, or gases
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1. Utilizing police communications systems, emergency equipment, less-lethal weapons and firearms.
2. Processing crime scenes and controlling property and evidence.
3. Investigating criminal incidents, traffic accidents, preparing written reports, and responding to emergency situations.
4. Detecting deceptive behavior and utilizing surveillance techniques.
5. Applying criminal codes, vehicle codes, and search/seizure principles.
6. Completion of a certified police or military academy that meets or exceeds the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP).