Lead Police Officer - #242434

US Department of Veterans Affairs


Date: 05/04/2021 19:00 PM

City: Alexandria, Louisiana

Salary: $48,378 - $62,894 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Duties


Summary



The incumbent serves as a Lead Police Officer (Sergeant) ensuring a safe and secure environment within various settings, within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Alexandria, LA VA Medical Center and facilities. The mission is to serve and protect Veterans, patients, employees, contractors, volunteers, affiliates, visitors, and others who frequent VA facilities.





Responsibilities



Duties include but are not limited to the following:



  • Leads a team of Police Officers and other administrative staff. Directs day-to-day lead policing operations and non-lead policing assignments. Works in collaboration with the Police Supervisor carrying out PS's overall mission where most of the work is performed on Departmental property. This includes any properties owned, leased, or licensed when consistent with Federal law, regulation, VA policy and operational guidance.
  • Assigns, distributes, reviews, approves, and disapproves employees' assignments. Monitors and reviews the status and progress of the work and makes workload adjustments to ensure the workload is balanced
  • Ensures work assignments are distributed and performed promptly by employees. Reviews police reports, patrol reports and ongoing investigations to ensure complete, concise, and factual-information reporting.
  • Provides guidance to employees regarding specific assignments and ensures available written instructions, reference materials and supplies are present. Coaches and mentors current and new employees to ensure employees obtain the necessary training to be productive. Provides on-the-job training to new employees in accordance with established procedures and practices.
  • Leads on investigations and personally conducts investigations, apprehensions, or detention of individuals suspected or convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of the US. Conducts investigations with a nexus to VA, prisoner transport, patient search and recovery, life-saving efforts, disaster response and recovery, asset protection during transit, training, and other matters.
  • Provides patrol in vehicles, by foot and/or on a bicycle. Detects and intervenes in criminal activity. Responds to calls for police assistance, irregularities, and unusual or suspicious circumstances. Investigates incidents and takes steps to mitigate further risk and resolve situations. Provides emergency response coordination as needed.
  • Enforces traffic rules and regulations, including those related to speeding and reckless operation of vehicles while impaired or intoxicated. Leads and initiates investigative contacts/stops. Seeks, detects, seizes, and protects evidence and witnesses at the scene of an incident. Exercises search and arrest authority. Detains witnesses and apprehends suspects, makes arrests and performs booking procedures.
  • Leads, initiates and guides staff regarding how to proceed with investigative stops on suspicious and potentially dangerous persons and suspicious vehicles independently
  • Initiates searches and/or seizures of persons, vehicles, and property when warranted. Performs routine and high-risk searches for persons, illegal substances, firearms, explosive devices and other hazardous devices or materials. Performs other duties as assigned.


Work Schedule: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Lead Police Officer/PD99900S
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required



Travel Required


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



Supervisory status

No



Promotion Potential

None



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  • Requirements



    Requirements


    Conditions of Employment



    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
    • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period
    • Subject to background/security investigation
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


    Qualifications


    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/03/2021.

    Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-08 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

    Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.


    You may qualify based on your experience as described below:

    • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-07 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Experience that provided knowledge of a body of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property. Creditable specialized experience may have been gained in work on a police force; through service as a military police officer; in work providing visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forests, or other natural resource or recreational environments; in performing criminal investigative duties; or in other work that provided the required knowledge and skills.
    You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:


    Arrest

    Criminal Law

    Leadership

    Manages Human Resources

    Security

    Teaching Others


    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; religions; 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.

    Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

    Physical 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.


    For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/

    Education


    There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

    Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html



    Additional information



    Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

    Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.


    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.


    It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.


    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.


    For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.


    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.





    How You Will Be Evaluated



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


    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.


    Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.





    Background checks and security clearance



    Security clearance

    Other



    Drug test required

    Yes



    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk



    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness




  • Required Documents



    Required Documents



    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:


    • Resume



    * Resume Requirement: Your resume must include the following information for each job listed: Job title, description of duties, start and end dates of employment (month/year), and hours worked per week.


    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • Proof of Marriage Status
    • Resume
    • Separation Notice (RIF)
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action



    SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable for Time in Grade and/or Eligibility):

    • Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federal employee
    • An SF-50 showing your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade
    • Award 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade.
    • Examples of appropriate SF-50's include:

      • Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or
      • Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or
      • SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old.


    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx



    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




  • Benefits



    Benefits



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    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.







Help

This job is open to



  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)


    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee


  • Federal employees - Competitive service


    Current or former competitive service federal employees


  • Federal employees - Excepted service


    Current excepted service federal employees


  • Individuals with disabilities


  • Internal to an agency


    Current federal employees of this agency


  • Military spouses


  • Veterans



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