Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Full Time


This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Police Officers to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

About the Position: These Police Officer positions are located within the U.S. Army Garrison, Directorate of Operations, Police/Provost Marshall Division at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
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In this position you will serve as a Police Officer with a duty station of Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. As a Police Officer your primary responsibility of the position is to ensure compliance with and enforce a full range of Federal, State, local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations as they pertain to law enforcement work. Possess arrest/apprehension authority and is required to carry a firearm in the performance of duties. Law enforcement duties are performed on rotating shifts at a major military installation. You will attend formal, on-the-job and in-service training to include regularly scheduled weapons qualifications training, receives periodic instructions and/or drill in law enforcement procedures, and participates in annual physical agility testing. You will patrol assigned areas on foot and by motor vehicle. Prevent, detects and investigates violations of law, rules and regulations. Respond to various calls for law enforcement services at all levels (felony and misdemeanor), to include crimes in progress, citizen complaints, and emergency situations to include natural and manmade disasters. You will arrest/apprehend violators, with goal of case referral to the appropriate Federal level with authority to prosecute. Engage in traffic control and serves as a deterrent to crime by being present in the area and through observation, inspection, and investigation. Through investigation process collects physical and testimonial evidence, and appears as a witness in court proceedings. Enforce traffic laws, rules and regulations, investigates traffic accidents, and issues citations for violations. Operate emergency vehicles equipped with radar or other speed detection equipment and pursues speeding vehicles when enforcing traffic regulations or laws. Pursue and apprehend persons fleeing a crime scene or attempting to resist arrest.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment to this position is subject to a two year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315. While probationary the incumbent can be terminated with limited appeal rights.
  • Incumbent is subject to possible civil action due to improper exercises of authority or injudicious use of force in the apprehension or detention of individuals.
  • Official Temporary Duty (TDY) travel up to 10% of the time may be required.
  • Due to the nature of this position, employees are required to work both planned and unscheduled overtime.
  • Incumbent must be fully qualified to operate a government vehicle. Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license. Loss of license may result in removal from the position.
  • Incumbent in this position is designated as Mission Essential (IAW DODI 3024.42 -DTM 17-004) position during Inclement Weather Conditions or other designed/identified emergency conditions.
  • This position is subject to a pre-employment drug screening, and random testing thereafter, to include testing based on reasonable suspicion and testing due to direct involvement with an on-duty accident.
  • This position is subject to the provisions of the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban commonly referred to as the Lautenberg Amendment.
  • This position requires the incumbent to maintain physical conditioning and pass an annual physical agility test (PAT). Failure to meet the standards after the second attempt within a ninety-day period will result in separation.
  • Incumbent must have successfully graduated, unless a waiver is approved, from the United States Army Military Police School Civilian Police Academy.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Secret Security clearance.
  • This position has a requirement to lift up to 45 lbs. in the regular performance of duties.
  • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.
  • This position requires shift work to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays, or special situations.
  • Rotating shifts are required.
  • Required training certification (gain and pass): All DODI 5525.15 requirements; FEMA IS-100, -200, -700, -701, and -800.B IAW HSPD-8 and AR 525-27; HAZMAT Awareness; Radiation Safety Training.
  • Additional training certification (gain and pass): Operating a special purpose vehicles; administering CPR/first aid and other emergency medical procedures and other certifications as prescribed by regulations or statutes


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the 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 EXPEREINCE: Specialized experience is defined as one year of experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service which includes: (1) Maintaining order and protecting life; (2) Responding to citizens in emergency/non-emergency situations; and(3) Protecting of property against such hazards as fire, theft, damage, accident, or trespass.

GS-07 SPECIALIZED EXPEREINCE: Specialized experience is defined as one year of experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service which includes: (1) Enforcing criminal laws; (2) Conducting search and investigation operations; and (3) Preparing a variety of reports such as sworn statements, and affidavits.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Investigation and Reporting
  • Oral Communication
  • Traffic Control
  • Written Communication


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.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 19 - Physical Security and Law Enforcement position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • 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

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process
National security

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 applicable
NOTE: 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.