- Full Time
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Washington Headquarters Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please view the "Alternate Application" method listed in the "Other Information" section of this announcement. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
Conditions of Employment (continued)
- Retention in this position is contingent upon the successful completion and passing of all agency-trained requirements.
- You must be able to obtain and maintain training required for Federal Law Enforcement Officers.
- You must be in a constant state of physical readiness and must be capable of demonstrating maximum physical exertion without warning. Any hesitancy, reluctance, or inability to fully engage in a critical situation that requires full-unrestricted physical capabilities could have tragic, if not fatal, consequences.
- You must take and pass an annual PFPA medical and physical fitness examinations; to carry and qualify with PFPA service issued firearms twice a year; to wear personal protective equipment, i.e., ballistic vest, etc.; and to pass all designated PFPA certification programs.
- You must meet the following medical conditions: 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 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 possible exposure to explosives, chemicals, or other weapons of mass destruction.
- Subject to successful physical fitness testing
- Subject to successful background and reference checks.
- Subject to successful Police Officer Selection Test.
A. At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least AD-04 or GS equivalent level in the Federal sector, performing police officer work that demonstrates knowledge of a body of basic or commonly used laws, rules, regulations, procedures, and operating methods and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property. Creditable specialized experience may have been gained in work on a police force; through service as a military officer; in work providing visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forests, or other natural resource or recreational environments; in performing criminal investigative duties; or in other work that provided the required knowledge or skills.
B. Completion of at least four years of education above the high school level leading to a bachelor's degree in police science or a comparable degree program related to police work. Such education must be obtained from an accredited college or university. (Transcripts will be used to verify education)
C. A combination of specialized experience as described in letter A above and post high school education as described in letter B above that totals 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. (Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours can be credited under this response. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience).
D. A combination of education and experience as listed above.
You may qualify at the AD-06 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:
You must have at least (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the AD-05 level in the Federal sector, performing work that demonstrates knowledge of a body of standardized rules, methods, procedures, and operating techniques that requires considerable training and experience to perform a range of operations in preventing or resolving offenses, or in conducting preliminary investigations of incidents ranging from simple rule violations to felony and capital crimes. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience in: pursuing and apprehending persons fleeing a crime scene; subduing individuals causing disturbances; identifying and arresting violators; seeking, detecting, and protecting evidence and witnesses at scene of accident; making arrests and performing booking procedures; participating in short-term investigations under the control of detectives or investigators.
You may qualify at the AD-07 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:
You must have at least (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the AD-06 level in the Federal sector, performing work that demonstrates knowledge of a body of standardized, optional, and innovative investigative procedures, techniques, and methods to detect, investigate, and resolve crimes and other incidents that are beyond the scope or requirements for solution on patrol assignments. This knowledge is used in performing a variety of standard and nonstandard assignments in resolving a wide range of conditions or criminal activities typically requiring research, interviewing, planning, observing, conducting stakeout operations, and executing investigative techniques. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience in: conducting long and short term investigations when solutions cannot be achieved during the course of a normal patrol shift; evaluating crime prevention programs and recommending changes to reduce opportunities for theft, assault, illegal entry, or other kinds of violations, conducting long-term investigations (several days) to detect and apprehend individuals committing acts of violence, theft of Federal or personal property, or for violating laws concerning controlled substances; developing and following leads, taking statements and otherwise gathering bits of information and facts; analyzing facts to identify suspects and develop case information; coordination with other law enforcement agencies to gather facts or evidence for use in assigned cases and preparing detailed reports.
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.
Conditions of Employment (continued)
- Applicants will undergo an extensive background check to include the following law enforcement databases: the National Crime Information Center (NCIC); Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN); and Defense Data Exchange (DDEX).Fingerprint Check
- Your fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigations for a criminal history record check.
- You must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
- This position requires you to possess a valid driver license which has not been revoked or suspended during the past three (3) years.
- This position requires you to pass screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and subsequent periodic drug screening thereafter.
- This position requires medical screening to determine if any condition impacts his/her movement, agility, flexibility, strength, dexterity, coordination, or the ability to accelerate, decelerate, and change direction efficiently.
- This position requires vision screening to determine whether his/her vision is 20/20 or correctable to 20/20 in both eyes.
- Must meet requirements of "Lautenberg Agreement" which outline rules regarding carrying of firearms.
- Must be able to qualify monthly, quarterly, and/or bi-annually, as applicable, with assigned weapon(s).
- This position requires you to successfully complete a specialized law enforcement training provided by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).
- This position requires successful completion of the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST). The POST will test your knowledge of basic math, reading comprehension, grammar, and writing.
- This position requires successfully completion of the Physical Ability Test (PAT).
- This position is subject to recall 24/7 and the employee is required to work shifts; days off vary.
- Employees assigned to this position are designated EMERGENCY EMPLOYEES. Emergency 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 (e.g., building closure due to power outage) causing disruptions of government operations, and are required to maintain contact with their supervisor during any dismissal or closure situation unless specifically excused by their supervisor.
- This position is identified as a covered position under the PFPA Civilian Mobility Program, Regulation 1400.24, effective September 28, 2015.This position requires that the candidate 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 progression.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
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, Sponsor's PCS orders, 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.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
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.
Washington Headquarters Services uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: http://www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php? title=Alternate_Application_Information
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position.
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. Click here for more information.
Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.
Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
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.
Mandatory Completion of Basic Training for Police Officers:
Must successfully complete approximately 7 months paid training in the following phases:
- Phase 1: Approximately 2 weeks of orientation at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Cheltenham, MD
- Phase 2: Approximately 12 weeks of Uniformed Police Training at the FLETC, Brunswick, GA
- Phase 3: Approximately 6 weeks of Agency Specific Basic Training at the FLETC, Cheltenham, MD
- Phase 4: Approximately 6 weeks of Field Training and Evaluation Program training with the Pentagon Police
- Failure to successfully complete all phases of training may result in removal from the position.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Decision Making
- Job Compatibility Assessment
For Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of the three quality categories: Qualified, Well Qualified, or Best Qualified. Qualified Category = Does not exceed the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement. Highly Qualified Category = Meets the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the Critical Competencies defined below. (This category must be met to be considered under ICTAP procedures) Best Qualified Category = Meets the basic qualifications requirements described in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and excels in the Critical Competencies defined below. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three" but protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).
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