SummaryIncumbent will patrol assigned areas carrying out the law enforcement activities required in the National Gallery of Art and is subject to call at any time while on official duty. Incumbent is assigned to one of the shifts scheduled within a twenty-four hour period. Incumbents are also responsible for facilitating the orderly flow of traffic both vehicular and pedestrian, and the control and utilization of parking areas. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesThe incumbent will:Patrol on foot as designated and is assigned to one or more areas of the Gallery to prevent and detect violations of the law. Monitor areas continuously for unusual situations and incidents, persons and objects which might require police action or assistance. Continuously on the lookout for lost children, missing persons, suspicious persons or lost property and any other situations involving the possibility of a law violation or the need for police action. Question persons who might give useful information such as suspects and persons involved in accidents, incidents or law violations. Intervene and stop any crimes in progress, using force in accordance with Gallery's established rules, regulations, and policies as necessary. Arrest persons violating or suspected of law violations, requiring good judgment and a thorough knowledge of the laws of arrest.Serve at stationary posts which are extremely vulnerable to theft, vandalism and unauthorized access. Assignments include public entrances to Galleries, staff entrances, shipping and receiving entrances, day and night time patrols, inspection of buildings and perimeters and other locations which often become densely crowded or may be at risk for robbery, theft, damage or destruction.Immediately communicate accurate and concise information about accidents, incidents and other problems or violations to the Security Command Center, AOP Police Officers or to citizens, in order to summon aid or to notify other persons to take proper action.Take immediate command at scenes of crimes, accidents, incidents and other emergency situations until such time as he/she is relieved by an AOP Supervisor. Courteously but firmly direct citizens to assist if deemed necessary and summons appropriate aid.Maintain records and reports, describing in detail accidents, incidents and emergency situations brought to his/her attention, action taken or assistance rendered. Written reports will be submitted to the AOP Shift Supervisor for further disposition and will be clear, concise and legible. Such reports will serve as an accurate basis for action by other AOP Security Officers and will provide possible factual and clear testimony in court long after the event is initially reported.Prepare information and evidence of law violations as necessary for presentation to Prosecutors and the courts. Secure and serve warrants and other necessary processes.Maintain order within the Gallery and grounds; promote public understanding of laws and ordinances and cooperation in their enforcement; direct pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic; give first aid in cases of emergency; supply information to the public pertaining to the Gallery and its collection in a direct, tactful and courteous manner; also assist the public whenever possible in a similar manner.Maintain firearms and qualifies on an annual basis. Maintain other equipment in good condition, keep uniforms clean and neat and reports any discrepancies to the Shift Commander or one of his/her designated representatives.Travel Required Not requiredSupervisory status No Promotion Potential 07 Job family (Series) 0083 Police Similar jobs Officers, Police Police Officers Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a US citizen to apply for this job. Subject to a background/suitability investigation. Designated and/or random drug testing may be required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be able to obtain/maintain the ability to carry a firearm. Must possess a valid drivers license/be able to maintain a drivers license Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Incumbent is required to qualify annually (at a minimum) with the standard firearm. Failure to re-qualify will result in removal from the position.All applicants appointed to Law Enforcement positions must attend and successfully complete NGA 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 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid qualified and have the ability to read and understand written material in language of the security force.This position does not meet the definition of law enforcement officer (LEO) and is excluded from coverage as LEO for purposes of the Federal Employment Retirement System-Base Annuity IAW 5 CFR. Part 842. Subpart HThe police credentials issued by the National Gallery of Art will not allow you to qualify under the: HR 218, the 'Law Enforcement Officer's Safety Act", S. 1132, the "Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act Improvements Act" and HR 4310, the National Defense Authorization Act".Lautenberg Amendment: This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. A person convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence is not eligible for the position.Qualifications Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-0083-07. A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as providing protection of property, and valuable objects against the following hazards: fire, theft, damage, accident, trespass and maintaining order and protecting lives of staff and visitors. Successful completion of basic police training courses at an accredited law enforcement academy equivalent to the police basic police training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), the US Army Military Police resident training school or skills obtained by experience as a police officer with a Federal, state, municipal or military police force.Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must show in your rsum how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. If asked to do so, cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.Knowledge and experience with Federal, state, or municipal criminal laws, rules and regulations to carry out the procedures and law enforcement practices of the unit.Ability to provide foot and motor patrol in a public environment.Ability to qualify on annual basis with the standard firearm.Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations sufficient to have the ability to apply that knowledge to practical law enforcement situations as demonstrated by having successfully completed basic police training course at an accredited law enforcement academy (equivalent to the 10 week basic police training course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), US Army Military Police resident training school, or equivalent local or state police academy.Ability to communicate orally to be able to exercise courtesy, tact and diplomacy in dealing with visitors.Ability to communicate in addition to possessing the qualifications listed above, the incumbent must: Training Requirement: The incumbent must complete or must have previously completed an approved law enforcement training program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center or the equivalent of a State and/or Local certified law enforcement training academy.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 NGA Drug Testing Policy. Firearms Requirement: The incumbent will be required to carry a firearm and maintain proficiency in their care and use in accordance with NGA policy and standards. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine and/or imprisonmentInvestigation 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 US 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.Physical requirements: Incumbent of this position must be in fair physical condition and have dexterity. Should be able to:Stand at fixed post for a maximum of 2 hours continuously without a breakLift and carry safety equipment that may weigh up to 20 poundsWear an equipment belt that may have a total weight of 10 pounds during his/her tour of dutyAscend and descend stairways, fixed vertical ladders, and spiral stairwaysWalk patrols in low light areas, on uneven surfaces, in both interior and exterior of the Gallery for up to 2 hours continuously without a breakPush, pull, slide, or lift doors, hatches or gates weighing up to 60 poundsHear normal conversations, alarms, radio transmissions, extraneous noises, etc.Verbally transmit information during face to face situations as well as via portable radio and telephoneClimb over or crawl under fixed obstructions such as utility pipes, ventilation ducts, and other objects in non-public areasMove quickly to respond to emergency situations such as chasing suspects or responding to alarms.Reasonable accommodation may include, but is not limited to the use of assistive devices, job modification or restructuring, provision of readers and interpreters, or adjusted work schedules. "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures.CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.Education EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?Although this position does not have a positive education requirement, you may submit copies of your transcripts or a course listing. You must provide documentation supporting your education claims.Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education.Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the US Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. Additional informationThe National Gallery of Art fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement. Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year. AN EXTERNAL SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST BE FINGERPRINTED AND RECEIVE A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, RESULTING IN A SATISFACTORY SUITABILITY DETERMINATION BEFORE BEING HIRED FOR THIS POSITION. All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.EEO Policy: Accommodation Policy: Information: Service Registration: Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. The National Gallery of Art uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements of this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.We will also verify whether you are eligible for merit promotion by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your evaluation rating may be adjusted accordingly. To preview questions please click here. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Not Required Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and risk Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness Help Required DocumentsPlease carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit.Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you should list the full name and address of the each employer.Your experience listing should show the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).For more information about what to include in your resume, please view thisUSAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.It is important that your resume is complete and thorough. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action).To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!Full position title;appointment type;occupational series;pay plan, grade, and step;tenure code; andservice computation date (SCD).Displaced Federal employees: To be considered CTAP/ICTAP eligible, you must submit documentation verifying your involuntary separation and CTAP/ICTAP status. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.Veterans: Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency which will allow you to apply under the (Veterans Opportunity to Work) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or US territory that issues or provides disability benefits is required.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US 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 US 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. Help BenefitsA career with the US Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.