Direct Hire Authority - Police Officer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Myer, Virginia
Posted
Jan 08, 2021
Closes
Jan 19, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About the Position: This is an open continuous public announcement for positions being filled under the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) for Police Officers.

The first cut-off date for consideration of applicants will be December 18, 2020. Subsequent cutoff dates will be the end of each month as needed, until the announcement closes.

This a developmental position GS-06 target GS-07. Selection may be made at any grade level with non-competitive promotion to the full performance level of GS-07.
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Responsibilities

  • Performs Anti-Terrorism (AT) duties to deter, detect, and deny unauthorized access at fixed installation, internal compound, and incident perimeter posts.
  • Responds to, investigates, and resolves most emergency calls, complaints and other calls for service.
  • Control installation entry points to reduce safety threats.
  • Prepare sworn statements and in-depth reports based on information gathered in the investigation.
  • Pursue and apprehend persons and perform booking procedures.
  • Perform access control and patrol duties to detect and prevent theft, damage, accident, trespass, sabotage, and espionage to enforce the security regulations of the installation.
  • Conduct long and short term investigations.
  • Conduct traffic surveys and make recommendations to alter installation traffic patterns.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
7

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment.
  • Incumbent must possess a valid State-issued driver's license.
  • This position requires a Secret Security Clearance.
  • This position requires Firearms qualification testing.
  • This position requires incumbent to submit to random urinalysis exams and sign a DA Form 5019 drug testing position form.
  • Incumbent must successfully complete pre-placement and annual physical examinations.
  • Incumbent is required to wear a uniform that must be clean and possess a sharp and crisp appearance.
  • This position is designated as a Mission Essential position.
  • The position requires working rotating shifts and may require working overtime as well as on-call duty.
  • The position requires certification in CPR techniques and knowledge of first aid.
  • This position requires wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in case of chemical/hazardous emergency.
  • This position requires Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN)/Washington Area Law Enforcement System (WALES) certification.
  • Incumbent must obtain and maintain Virginia certification in the operation of the Model 5000 Intoxilyzer Breathalyzer.
  • Incumbent must meet the minimum standards IAW AR 190-56.
  • This position requires the incumbent obtain and maintain law enforcement certification.
  • This position requires certification in various radar equipment.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

Please Note: Based on IMCOM policy, retired civil servants are not eligible for consideration for employment for this position. Those candidates who are retired federal employees cannot be considered under other employment eligibilities, since they would be required to be appointed as a re-employed annuitant.

This is a Public Notice for positions being filled under the Direct Hiring Authority (DHA) for Police Officers. Veterans preference is not applicable under Direct Hiring Authority.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

GS-06

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE
: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 in the Federal government, which includes: responds to and investigates emergency calls. Exercises search and arrest authority, detains witnesses, apprehends suspects, interviews witnesses. Collects and preserves evidence. Conducts investigations on criminal cases. Performs required lifesaving first aid in the event of an emergency. Issues traffic citations. Sets up road blocks, traffic-control points, and directs traffic. Performs access control duties. Answers visitor questions and provides assistance. Uses law enforcement computer programs reports concerning all incidents and action taken. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

OR

GS-07

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-06 in the Federal government,which includes responds to and investigates emergency calls. Exercises search and arrest authority, detains witnesses, apprehends suspects, interviews witnesses. Collects and preserves evidence. Conducts investigations on criminal cases. Develops case information for use in pressing charges and bringing suspect to trial. Appears in court to testify at court proceedings. Performs required lifesaving first aid in the event of an emergency. Conducts civilian training regarding various law enforcement topics. Conducts traffic law enforcement patrol. Issues traffic citations. Sets up road blocks, traffic-control points, and directs traffic. Performs access control duties. Answers visitor questions and provides assistance. Assures criminal or Antiterrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) measures are met to protect installation command and assure mission accomplishment. Operates the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) terminal. Uses law enforcement computer programs reports concerning all incidents and action taken. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Access Control
  • Apprehension/Arrest
  • Community Policing
  • Investigation and Reporting
  • Oral Communication
  • Traffic Control


Education

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • This is a Career Program (CP-19) - Law Enforcement and Physical Security position.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
  • 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 .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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 application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) 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.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Veterans and Military Spouses will be considered along with all other candidates.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicableNOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.


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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