Quantico, Virginia
Sep 24, 2021
Sep 28, 2021
Full Time


You will serve as a Police Officer (Instructor) in the Police Department of MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO.

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  • The incumbent serves as training instructor for the organization and resource person in the instructional areas of law and evidence, terrorism, laws of arrest, search and seizure, firearm training and quals, basic criminology, accident investigation,
  • Criminal investigative techniques, police operations, response techniques, riot and crowd control techniques, preliminary police investigations, and other specialized and technical instructional areas of law enforcement, security, force protection.
  • Research is performed on a continuous basis to ensure the most up-to-date material and information is provided to students. Determine the most effective ways and means of teaching course curriculum.
  • Conduct lecture, discussion, guide conference and demonstration methods to present law enforcement, investigative techniques, procedures, and practical application sessions.
  • Assist host of In-Service Training Courses with organizing, scheduling, and coordinating In Service Training Courses which are designed to maximize individual competencies or to maintain satisfactory performance levels in the cognitive domain.
  • Develop Performance objectives and Standards to aide in properly identifying training needs and requirements of each student.
  • Ensure the knowledge and skills are developed in the most current concepts and techniques in the field of law enforcement and security IAW MCOs, local requirements, and minimum training standards.
  • Analyze individual officer and organizational performance issues; identify probable causes of deficiencies and designs In-Service Training courses to correct deficiencies plan and implement strategies to initiate performance enhanced training courses
  • Responsible for maintaining student progress and developmental records for the In-Service training program. Responsible for maintaining Marine and civilian police officer records in the Data Housing and Reporting Tool (DHART).
  • Research, locate, and obtain applicable course material. Works closely with staff at Marine Corps Law Enforcement Training Academy and MIlitary Police course to compile and analyze material to supplement his/her course instruction.
  • Coordinate, develop, and maintain effective relationships with the training community of various Federal, State, and Local law enforcement, intelligence, and security agencies.
  • As directed, performs general law enforcement activities such as assisting the investigation of crimes, processing accident scenes, collecting evidence, and responding to emergency calls, complaints and other calls for service during the watch.
  • Performs law enforcement duties at fixed posts such as interior gates throughout the installation. Exercise arrest authority and follows established procedures to assist or perform search of persons and or vehicles to seize evidence of a crime.
  • Use approximate degree of physical force to subdue and disarm those disorderly or dangerous persons, violent to other persons, apprehend violators and assist the injured.
  • Take witness statements, gathers info and facts and prepares detailed reports. Explains rights, prepares sworn statements, affidavits, and as required testifies in Military Court Martial or Federal Court proceedings
  • Operates Office automation equipment, including copy machines, facsimile, networked computers, laser printers, shredders, scanners, and other electronic equipment.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment. Must pass a National Agency Check and local background check.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • You will be required to maintain a current valid United States driver?s license. You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • This position is considered Key/Emergency-Essential. You will be required to provide immediate and continuing support to ensure the success of combat operations or the availability of combat-essential systems.
  • This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. You will be required to sign a DD-Form-2760, Qualification to possess firearms or ammunition.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Must pass a sanctioned physical agility and medical evaluation and pass periodic retests as required.
  • You must meet the qualifications and be certified to carry a firearm. You will need to maintain firearm proficiency.
  • This is a Department of Navy Drug Testing Designated Position (TDP). Must undergo pre-employment urinalysis requirements and sustainment drug testing.
  • Must be able to use all police equipment, certify in the use of radar detection and alcohol detection equipment, field sobriety tests, expandable or collapsible baton and obtain certs required to accomplish the duties of a law enforcement officer.
  • Must maintain program height and weight appearance standards. Must be able to train and wear personal protective equipment to include mask, suit, boots, and gloves.
  • This is a Mission Essential position. Overtime may be required. Must wear uniform and maintain appearance and grooming standards per Marine Corps Orders/policies.
  • Must pass USMC Basic Police Officer Course conducted at a designated location in an academy setting where the candidate will train alongside Marines. Must complete USMC Advanced Range Safety Officer Course and Basic Instructor Course within 1 year.
  • Must pass a sanctioned job compatibility/psychological examination.


In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-08) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector: Developing and providing training and classroom instruction of law enforcement equipment usage and application techniques, and law enforcement procedures while performing law enforcement duties; responding to emergency calls, complaints and other calls for service during the watch; enforcing traffic laws and issuing citations for violation such as speeding, reckless driving, and driving under the influence; subduing and disarming those who are doing violence to other persons; assisting the injured and administering first aid; gathering and analyzing facts; seizing and protecting evidence; taking witness statements; advising violators of rights.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., 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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/

Military Spouse Preference applicants will receive priority consideration at the Full Performance Level (FPL) and if determined to be Best Qualified at the FPL, and selected, must be placed at the FPL. A BQ military spouse possesses knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies comparable to others who meet the competitive referral criteria for the specific position.


This position requires rotating shift work.

This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.

Incumbent may be required to respond to off base circumstances as directed by the Installation commander, in accordance with USMC and DOD policy.

You must be able to read, write, and speak English.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

Must meet medical standards for police officers in DoD 6055.05M and NMCPHC-TM OM 6260.

If incumbent is conducting law enforcement operations in navigable waters, incumbent must attend the Inland Boat Operator Training Program at FLETC or a similar course

Must successfully complete the National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-100, IS-200, and IS-700 within 2 years from date of employment.

Must successfully receive certifications in the following within 2 years from date of employment:
  • Non-Lethal Weapons Instructor, including Taser, baton, and oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray
  • Small Arms Marksmanship instructor
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) Instructor
  • Speed Measuring Instructor for Radar and Laser
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Instructor
  • Gas Mask Fit Test Certification
  • This position does not meet the definition of law enforcement officer (LEO) and is excluded from coverage as LEO for purposes of the Federal Retirement System Base Annuity IAW 5 CFR, Part 842, Subpart H.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:

    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.

    If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    You are required to provide documentation that supports the eligibility and qualification claims made in your resume and assessment questionnaire. You must submit the applicable documents listed here and those listed with the eligibilities you select in the announcement questionnaire with your application package. Applicants who do not provide supporting documentation that fully support their claims will not be referred to the hiring manager. Cover letter is optional.

    A complete resume is required. Your resume must show relevant experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following information should be provided in your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your application package: employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience.TIP: A good way to ensure you include all essential information is to use the Resume Builder in USAJOBS to create your resume.

    Are you applying for a promotion? If you are a current GS employee applying for a higher grade than the grade that you currently hold you must provide an SF-50 that shows that you have held the next lower grade for at least one year. Some SF-50s effective within the last 52 weeks will not demonstrate you have held the next lower grade for at least one year (e.g. General Adjustment SF-50 from this year). In many cases, we need to see two (2) SF-50s to determine time-in-grade and eligibility for promotion. If you are a DoD employee, you can obtain a copy of your SF- 50(s) from MyBiz .

    Are you claiming membership in any professional organizations, or possession of a license, certificate or credentials? Check the Conditions of Employment section above to see if any are required. If you claim membership, license, certification, or credentials, you must submit a copy of said document in your application package.

    Are you using education as a substitute for some or all of the experience requirement? Is there a basic education requirement for this position? Check the Education section above to see what is allowed and what is required. Any claims you make in your resume or assessment questionnaire regarding education or degrees MUST be supported by submitting with your application official or unofficial transcripts or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned issued from your school. While unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial application, an official transcript will ultimately be required if you are selected for the position. You may submit a copy your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified.

    Are you a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference or claiming sole survivorship preference? You must submit a copy of your latest DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (any copy that shows all dates of service, as well as character of service [Honorable, General, etc.] is acceptable) OR a VA letter that shows dates of service or service connected disability AND character of service. If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple periods of active duty service, submit a copy for each period of service. If you were issued a DD-215 to amend aforementioned information on the DD-214 you must submit that too. If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor's website: Veterans' Preference Advisor

    Are you a disabled veteran or claiming 10-point veterans' preference?
    If you are eligible to claim 10 point veterans preference you must submit a DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty as described above for 5-point preference.

    You must also provide the applicable supporting documentation of your disability (e.g. disability letter from the VA) as described on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf .

    Are you an active duty service member? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).

    Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You must provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected.

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