Supervisory Police Officer

Fort McNair, D.C
Jan 21, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time

  • You will serve as a Supervisory Police Officer (Assistant Watch Commander) with overall command and control responsibility for all law enforcement patrol desk, communications and administrative operation during assigned shift.
  • Assign work to be performed by employees in the unit and reviews work on a regular basis.
  • Maintain communications with mobile patrol units and posts and pass directions and information to subordinate law enforcement officers on patrol assignments.
  • Coordinate emergency responses between law enforcement, security, fire, and other emergency units.
  • Ensure proper response 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.
  • Supervise investigations not referred to detectives in areas such as, but not limited to, thefts, assaults, illegal drug possession and domestic disputes.


Conditions of Employment

  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entrance on duty, subject to exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:
  • Federal law requires removal of federal law enforcement officers convicted of felonies.
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position is subject to the provisions of the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban commonly referred to as the Lautenberg Amendment.
  • This position requires a Secret security clearance.
  • This position requires a one year Supervisory probationary period.
  • This position requires shift work to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays, or special situations.
  • This position requires that you submit to random urinalysis exams and sign a DA Form 5019 drug testing position form.
  • The selectee is required to carry a firearm and must remain proficient in the used of the assigned weapon.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid drivers license.
  • This position requires successful completion of pre-employment and annual physical examinations.
  • This position requires successful completion of annual physical agility fitness tests.
  • This position requires selectee to obtain and maintain certification in the use of radar detection equipment.
  • This position requires selectee to obtain and maintain certification in the use of alcohol detection equipment.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to a two year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirement.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

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

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 .

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience which includes law enforcement operations, practices and techniques to prevent, detect and investigate violations of law, rules and regulations; analyze emergency situations, and coordinate law enforcement activities, and interpret regulations to determine the enforcement of appropriate laws. The definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-08).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Administration and Management
  • Community Policing
  • Incident Management
  • Leading People

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-08).


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 position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • 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.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a designated time frame identified by the organization. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.