Lead Police Officer
Duties Help Duties Summary This position is located in the PFPA Pentagon Police Directorate. As a Lead Police Officer, the primary responsibilities are for force protection, security, and law enforcement in the NCR for the people, facilities, infrastructure, and other resources at the Pentagon Reservation and for DoD activities and DoD occupied facilities not under the jurisdiction of a Military Department. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Incumbent typical work assignments may include the following: Serves as the Lead Police Officer responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating the activities of three or more Police Officers. Identifies training needs by conducting training and competency evaluations (eg, lectures, discussions, guided conference, demonstration methods) to instruct on a variety of law enforcement, force protection, and security-related subjects/tasks; prepares both verbal and written reports on training progress of officers assigned to the Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP). Performs special details and specific assignments; assists fellow officers and other agencies; responds to the needs of the general public by performing investigations, problem solving. Patrols a designated area to preserve law and order; investigates complaints, disturbances, accidents, and reported criminal activities; testifies in court. Responsible for protecting life and property, preventing, detecting, and investigating criminal acts, and enforcing traffic regulations throughout the Pentagon Reservation, DoD leased buildings, parks, and National Memorials in the NCR. Travel Required Not required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None Job family (Series) 0083 Police Similar jobs Court Security Officers Officers, Court Security Officers, Police Police Officers Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment US Citizenship is required Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ) Total salary varies depending on location of position This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period Must be determined suitable for federal employment Required to participate in the direct deposit program This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing The employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. The employee must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license from the jurisdiction where he or she resides. The employee must meet requirements of Lautenberg Agreement which outline rules regarding carrying of firearms. The employee must qualify bi-annually with assigned weapon(s). The employee assigned to this position is designated as EMERGENCY EMPLOYEE and is expected to report for, or remain at, work in dismissal or closure situations due to adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, or other emergency situations This position is subject to recall 24/7 and the employee is required to work shifts; days off vary The employee must be in a constant state of physical readiness and must be capable of demonstrating maximum physical exertion without warning. It is essential that the employee present a professional and competent image, with a clean, neatly pressed uniform or attire. Safety and effective performance requires a well-groomed and tidy appearance, proper decorum and appropriate responses. Retention in this position is contingent upon the successful completion and passing of all agency-trained requirements. This includes "Introduction to Field Training Programs" and any other FTO training requirements. This position requires successful completion of the Physical Ability Test (PAT). Qualifications Conditions of Employment (continued) This position requires the employee to take and pass annual medical and physical fitness examinations; to carry and qualify with PFPA designated weapons twice a year on a test; to wear personal protective equipment, ie, ballistic vest, etc.; and to pass all designated PFPA certification programs. This includes being trained and then qualifying in how to deal with an "active shooter". He or she must have the capacity to perform the essential functions of the position without risk to themselves or others. The following medical requirements apply to all employees: 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 dragging unconscious victims up or down multiple flights of stairs, 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 physical attacks, possible exposure to explosives, chemicals, or other weapons of mass destruction. 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. This position requires incumbent to pass the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST). The POST will test your knowledge of basic math, reading and grammar. LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT: This position requires the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, USC Section 992(g)). A felony or misdemeanor crime of domestic violence is generally defined under the statute, as an offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by the victim's current or former domestic partner, parent or guardian. The term convicted, as defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set-aside or pardoned, or any person whose civil rights have been restored, so long as such restoration does not restrict the shipping, transport, possession or receipt of firearms or ammunition. Candidates who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statutes are not eligible for the position. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment for each position listed on your resume (ie, hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position. Read more about what should I include in my federal resume? at USAJOBS. The Police Series, 0083, has an Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR). You may qualify at the AD-08 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the AD-07 grade level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private sector) Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience in: 1) leading employees in the area of security or law enforcement; 2) participating in providing instructions to employees in specific tasks and work assignments; 3) providing input and recommendations on work and administrative matters; and, 4) assisting with the assignment of patrols to those areas where potential incidents are likely to occur during the tour of duty; OR experience in: 1) enforcing a full range of federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations as they pertain to law enforcement work; 2) conducting long and short term criminal investigations; 3) detecting and apprehending individuals committing acts of violence, theft of Federal or personal property; and, 4) coordinating 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 (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, 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. ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (USC), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 USC 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (ie honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave. All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume. Education Education cannot be substituted for experience.