Police Officer - ORS - DE

Washington D.C.
Jul 13, 2017
Jul 19, 2017
Full Time

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If you are a knowledgeable, talented, and motivated individual and have experience in the application of police methods and techniques, consider joining the Division of Police, Police Operations Branch. The primary responsibility of the position is the investigation, apprehension, or detention of persons suspected of offenses against any criminal laws of the United States. If selected, you will work under the direct supervision of a sergeant and are required to carry a weapon as part of your duty uniform.

These positions are located in the National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director, Office of Research Services, Division of Police, Police Operations Branch in Bethesda, Maryland. For more information, please visit http://www.ors.od.nih.gov/Pages/home.aspx

  • Occasional Travel
  • May be required to attend the 12-week Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, GA.

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a Public Trust background investigation.
  • Selectee must pass a pre-employment physical and drug test.
  • Shift work is required.
  • Selectee must possess and maintain a valid state issued driver's license.
  • This is an emergency essential position.
  • Maybe required to travel 12 weeks for initial training.
  • For the GS-5 level:   

    You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal Government.  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; 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.  Examples of qualifying experience include: working as a security guard restricting access, verifying identification, and general crime prevention; assisting an officer on a police force; assisting in the techniques and procedures for the collection and preservation of evidence; assisting in the development of crime scene analysis techniques;


    You must have successfully completed 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;


    You must have a combination of post high school education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

    For the GS-6 level:

    You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal Government. Examples of qualifying experience include: performing police procedures, methods, and rules of evidence to initiate and conduct basic investigations of criminal acts and other offenses and incidents involving felonies and misdemeanors; maintaining law and order within the area of assignments by patrolling in a patrol vehicle or on foot, investigating, apprehending, arresting, and detaining persons charged with violation of laws and statutes.

    For the GS-7 level:

    You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 level in the Federal Government. Examples of qualifying experience include: working as an officer on a police force; serving as a military police officer; performing criminal investigative duties; safeguarding dignitaries and other high-ranking officials; performing law enforcement in parks, forests, or other natural resource or recreational environments; and experience training new employees in proper procedures.

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    If you qualify on the basis of education in lieu of experience, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed, and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.


    Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

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    If selected for the position, you will:

    • Initiate and conduct thorough investigations of criminal acts and other offenses involving felonies and misdemeanors under Federal, State, local, and departmental statutes;
    • Interview victims, suspects, and witnesses at crime scenes;
    • Respond to alarms involving crimes in progress, and question individuals to determine the nature of the emergency;
    • Conduct vehicle and foot patrols, investigate suspicious situations, and take appropriate action;
    • Assist with the investigation of traffic accidents;
    • Prepare testimony for presentation in court and follow through until final disposition;
    • Assist injured victims, administer first aid, and call for medical assistance.

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