Supv Police Officer

Springfield, Virginia
Oct 19, 2020
Oct 26, 2020
Full Time


JOB DESCRIPTION: Police Officers ensure compliance with Federal laws and Agency rules and regulations pertaining to law enforcement work. They maintain law and order; protect civil rights; carry firearms; provide assistance in emergency situations; investigate criminal activity and misconduct; and safeguard NGA personnel and assets. They also conduct patrols; prevent and detect violations; prepare accident and inc

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Chief of Police leads and manages a command staff and workforce of over 150 employees to ensure compliance with Federal laws and Agency rules and regulations pertaining to law enforcement work. The incumbent oversees the maintenance of law and order; protection of civil rights; provision of assistance in emergency situations; investigation of criminal activity and misconduct; and safeguarding NGA personnel and assets. Serves as a Division Chief and oversees daily police operations at NGA facilities, workforce shift scheduling, training, and accountability and acquisition of equipment/supplies requirements. Plans, programs, and budgets for police operations, develops policy, and conducts strategic planning to ensure their department operates efficiently and effectively. Reports to the Director, NGA Office of Protective Services. The duties associated with this position include: * Direction and oversight of a diverse workforce of over 150 personnel (i.e., government personnel); * Management and accountability of controlled and sensitive property (i.e., firearms, CBRNE equipment, vehicles, uniforms, IT and communication systems, and other related law enforcement equipment); * Senior representative at IC, DoD, and federal/state/local activities related to police operations, law enforcement, safety, and security; * Key contributor in the identification of education, development, certification, and training requirements for all assigned police officers, to include special units (i.e., canine, rapid response); * Oversight and management of the performance of full-range of security operations and law enforcement duties within the confines of NGA installations and facilities, to include criminal investigations/inquiries, enforcement of federal laws, and advise off-site security managers; * Manage highly-complex, sensitive, or ambiguous challenges facing police officers; and ensures workforce upholds NGA's Core Values; * Interact with, influence, and persuade high-ranking officials within and outside the organization, agency, and other external organizations; make decisions that have an impact within and outside the immediate organization and agency; * Supervises government subordinate managers and/or supervisors, and/or provides direction to the Regional, Site, and Watch Commanders; * Coordinates with counterparts to ensure consistency in policy compliance, with agreed upon unique regional procedures. * Implements applicable strategies (i.e., National Security Strategy, Defense Security Strategy, Military Security Strategy, National Intelligence Strategy, NGA Strategy, and other related SI or SIP applicable supporting strategies, goals, or milestones). Selection into a Police Officer position at NGA requires additional requirements for both entry and for continued service as a police officer. Those requirements include: 1. Per the Lautenberg Amendment, individuals who have been convicted of domestic violence, or are the Subject of a restraining/protective order for domestic violence, are not eligible for employment or assignment as a NGA Police Officer. 2. In applying for this position, the applicant consents to and authorizes NGA to perform a preliminary criminal and driving record background check via NCIC, NLETS, and D-DEX to determine eligibility and suitability as a police officer. 3. As mandated by DoD Instruction 5525.15, Police Officers must successfully complete an NGA accepted police academy in order to continue employment with NGA. 4. Prior to being selected for this position, applicants who are not currently NGA Police Officers will have to successfully complete a written entrance examination, police interview, NGA Police Physical Ability Test (PAT), and initial physical by the NGA Medical Unit. Applicants may also be subject to a psychological examination. 5. NGA Police Officers are required to pass annual medical examinations, PATs, firearms qualifications, and in-service training. Failure to do so will result in the removal of the employee from a police officer position and/or employment with NGA. 6. Applicants must hold and maintain a valid, unexpired state drivers' license throughout their period of employment with NGA. Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit on this website as part of your application to NGA. These assessments may include but are not limited to: 1) Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to describe your job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, or other characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory and desirable qualifications of this job posting. The information you provide in the application you submit must support the response you provide to this questionnaire. You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments required. Please monitor your emails and complete any required assessments as soon as possible.

Travel Required

25% or less - Travel Required 25% or Less

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Security Investigation

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 in our ERecruit application.


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 experience managing a police force at the Branch level (i.e., Police Officers through Majors). 2. Demonstrated leadership through personnel development, conflict management, and transparent communications. 3. Demonstrated experience managing business, budget, resources, or a program at an office/division or law enforcement command staff level or higher. 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. Demonstrated experience leading and supervising a diverse workforce of at least 120 employees. 2. Demonstrated experience independently representing the organization to internal and external audiences. 3. Demonstrated experience working within the Federal government.


Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. THE COVER LETTER IS RECOMMENDED BUT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION WITH THE NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.

APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages: 1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria, 2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates, 3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process. Military retiree applicants, if selected, may be impacted by the 180-day appointment restrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will provide additional information if applicable. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted. As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards. In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents


If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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