Airport Police Officer (VA Lateral)

Location
Arlington County, Virginia
Salary
Compensation Grade: P10Op
Posted
Aug 03, 2018
Closes
Aug 13, 2018
Ref
R0000791
Function
Other
Hours
Full Time
Compensation Grade: P10

Opening Date: August 3, 2018

Closing Date: August 13, 2018Please Note: All job announcements close at 11:59 p.m. of the day before the posted closing date.

As an Airport Police Officer, you will protect airport travelers and their property, and serve to prevent crime while enforcing Federal and state laws and Airports Authority regulations.

Airport Police Officer

Serves in the Police Department of the Office of Public Safety at one of two Police Stations (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport or Washington Dulles International Airport), or is assigned to a Police specialty unit such as Police Training, Special Operations, Investigations, or Explosive Dog Unit at Police Department's discretion.

Enforces laws/regulations, protects life and property in a geographic or functional area, as assigned. Performs combination of duties such as patrols a beat, controls traffic, serves legal documents, conducts searches/seizures, apprehends/arrests suspects, processes prisoners, and testifies in court in accordance with Police General Orders. Performs related functions.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Attends roll call/inspection, reviews activity logs, and keeps others apprised of incidents.

Patrols assigned sector/beat on foot or police vehicle to maintain law and order. Enforces laws and Airports Authority regulations for airside and landside security, motor vehicles, and other matters, executing airport emergency procedures as warranted.

Responds to calls for assistance via mobile display terminal, radio, or telephone.

Identifies motor vehicle violations such as moving violations. Conducts at-scene and follow-up investigations of accidents.

Identifies and investigates unusual or suspicious conditions/incidents.

Ascertains commission of crime, warranting arrest/citation, and custody in accordance with due process procedures and other guidelines. Conducts searches and seizures.

Facilitates vehicle and pedestrian traffic flow and safety. Provides on-the-spot direction and assistance to Traffic Control Officers.

Serves legal documents including outstanding traffic, arrest and search warrants.

Preserves and controls crime scenes; collects, labels, safeguards and transfers evidence.

Provides credible testimony in court, preparing for cases as appropriate.

May perform specialized duties in Police Training, Special Operations, Investigations, Explosive Dog Unit, or another organizational unit, as assigned.

Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS

A citizen of the United States of America. At least 20 years, 6 months in age.

Be able to:

complete Field Training Program, obtain certification as Law Enforcement Officer by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services;

obtain certification as Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) Operator within 60 days of completion of Criminal Justice Academy training;

obtain certification in firearms proficiency;

pass comprehensive medical examination including drug screening and vision; and pass cognitive and physical ability tests, psychological and polygraph examinations.

Ability to analyze data and information and respond appropriately.

Skill in using a computer and modern office suite software.

Ability to work under pressure and maintain emotional self-control.

Ability to speak and write effectively.

For Lateral Transfer Candidates:

A citizen of the United States of America. At least 20 years, 6 months in age.

Possess current certification as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services OR possess certification as a Law enforcement Officer by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services that is expired for less than twenty-four months.

Be able to:

obtain certification as a VCIN Operator or obtain or recertify VCIN Operator certification within 30 days of Date of Hire.

obtain certification in firearms proficiency;

pass comprehensive medical examination including drug screening and vision; and pass cognitive and physical ability tests, psychological and polygraph examinations.

Ability to analyze data and information and respond appropriately.

Skill in using a computer and modern office suite software.

Ability to work under pressure and maintain emotional self-control.

Ability to speak and write effectively.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Associate's Degree (or higher) in Police Science, Criminal Justice, Administration of Justice or related field.


EDUCATION

A high school diploma or a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED).


CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES REQUIRED

A state driver's license in good standing.

Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer by Virginia Department of Criminal justice System within five months of hire or placement into the position (non-Lateral candidates only).

Certification as a Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) Operator within 60 days of completion of Criminal Justice Academy training (or within 30 days for Lateral Candidates).

Certification in firearms proficiency prior to completion of Criminal Justice Academy training.


NECESSARY SPECIAL FACTORS

This is a sworn job. The incumbent is subject to one-time and recurring training, certification and other requirements and standards mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia and other proper authority.

Work requires moderate physical exertion and short bursts of intense physical effort. May be required to lift, carry, or move persons and heavy objects.

May be exposed to communicable diseases. Wears personal protective equipment as needed.

Is subject to holdover and recall for emergencies and other reasons. May be required to work night hours or weekends or special shifts.

Work is typically reviewed in progress and upon completion for quality, quantity, timeliness, teamwork, customer service, and other factors.

For more information pertaining to the position (dates, PAT information, etc.), please click the link below:

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A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.


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