Supervisory Police Officer

Washington D.C.
Mar 11, 2019
Mar 11, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Qualification requirements, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

    Drug Testing:

    The position(s) which may be filled from this vacancy announcement have been identified as Testing Designated Positions under the Drug-Free Workplace Program. All applicants tentatively selected for this position shall be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Satisfactory completion of the drug test is a condition of placement and/or employment in the position and incumbents of this position are thereafter, subject to the Smithsonian Drug Testing Policy.


    Active police commission or one that expired, from a state, local, or municipal police academy equivalent to the basic police training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)

    Investigation of Fitness:

    A character investigation shall be conducted on applicants selected for employment. The purpose of such an investigation is to secure evidence of the candidate's honesty, integrity, general character, and loyalty to the U.S. Government. Such investigations will be conducted under the security requirements of the hiring agency.

    Medical Requirements:

    The duties of these positions require moderate to arduous physical exertion and/or duties of a hazardous nature. The following medical requirements apply to all applicants: good near and distant vision, ability to distinguish basic colors, and ability to hear the conversational voice. Agencies may establish additional, job-related physical or medical requirements provided that the specific position(s) involves the arduous or hazardous duties to which the physical requirements relate.


    • Incumbent is required to qualify annually (at a minimum) with the standard security force firearm and ASP Baton. Failure to re-qualify will result in removal from the position.
    • All applicants appointed to Law Enforcement positions must attend and successfully complete training program. Applicants who fail to successfully meet this requirement will be subject to termination.
    • You must not have a history of domestic violence or child abuse/sexual abuse.
    • You must be able to become CPR and First Aid qualified and have the ability to read and understand written material in language of the security force.

    Experience: One year of full-time specialized experience at the GS-07 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized Experience is defined as providing law enforcement protection of life and property within the boundaries of the National Zoological Park; facilitating orderly flow of traffic both vehicular and pedestrians; patrolling parking areas and assisting the public with information about the Park and its collections; supervising or leading activities of the police force; inspecting and regulating activities to maintain maximum safety and security of the park; arranging work schedules and duty assignments; investigating complaints, accidents, incidents occurring within the park; and providing training of personnel in accepted police techniques.

    Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

    Flexible Spending Accounts -
    Health Insurance -
    Leave -
    Life Insurance -
    Long Term Care Insurance -
    Retirement Program -

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

    1. Ability to supervise or manage in order to instruct, provide work assignments, and direct police officers.
    2. Ability to lead the activities of a police force by ensuring adequate patrol.
    3. Ability to set schedules and determine assignments for a police force.
    4. Ability to investigate crimes, accidents, and incidents.
    Important Note:
    Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience.

    Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

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    Drug test required Yes

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