Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory Police Officer in Wichita, Kansas
The Supervisory Police Officer is required to know the knowledge of criminal law, judicial procedures, Federal, State, local regulations applicable to public and property safety and security. Development and planning of security measures for station buildings and grounds patrols. As an armed officer prescribed powers of arrest for violators of Federal offenses Monitor all activity occurring on the station, which may result in theft, burglary, pilferage, assault or other serious crimes.
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The incumbent must have mastered a major area of security specialization or demonstrated mastery of general security administration programs. Incumbent must have the ability to use comprehensive knowledge of security policy requirements to function as a technical authority in assignments requiring the application of new theories and developments to security problems not susceptible to treatment by accepted security methods, technologies or procedures. Certain conditions must be met and maintained to continue employment as a VA Police Officer: 1. Successfully pass the basic police course at the Law Enforcement Training Center. 2. Pass an annual physical and psychiatric examination in accordance with established medical standards. 3. Qualify and maintain semi-annual firearms qualification with assigned firearm.
Work Schedule: Rotating shifts, Sunday thru Saturday with rotating days off. Tour of duty is based on the needs of the service Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory Police Officer/08640-A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be offered for highly qualified candidates Financial Disclosure Report: Not required More than 1 vacancy may be filled through this announcement should the need arise.
If applicants are interviewed for the position, performance based interview questions will be used. For additional information regarding performance-based interviews, please review the following website on the Internet: http://www.va.gov/pbi In addition, candidates may be interviewed by a panel.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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- Officers, Police
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
- Completed background/security investigation
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
- Valid Drivers License
- Completed and passed the VA LETC Academy
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/23/2018.
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-8 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. 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. 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: 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.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-8 level.
NOTE: Evidence of specialized experience, which demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the position, must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed and positions held. Please provide such documentation on your resume. Also please provide work experience information such as hours per week, salary, and starting/ending dates of employment (month and year format) to establish one full year of Specialized Experience that is required. 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.
Physical Requirements: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, long hours of standing, walking, driving and similar activities. The incumbent must respond to alarms, pursue suspects, participate in training activities, climb stairs and walk during assigned foot patrols in and around large building, campus, and other physical settings. Agility, dexterity and strength are needed to pursue, apprehend and detain uncooperative suspects. On a regular and recurring basis, the work requires strenuous exertion physically restraining disorderly individuals to prevent harm to others or the individual.
Incumbents must be physically able to lift or carry injured or hurt persons, evacuate persons to safety during storms, disasters, fires or other emergencies.
The incumbent is expected to maintain a high standard of physical fitness and hand and eye coordination, in order to maintain his or her semi-annual qualification with his or her assigned firearm and annual qualification with his or her assigned departmental issued intermediate weapons. Strenuous physical exertion is also required during many required and recurring training activities such as those related to weapons training, Active Threat Response training and Ground Defense and Recovery training.
Work Environment: The incumbent works in an environment identified as potential soft targets for Active Threat and other terrorist-like events. The work environment regularly involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress which require a range of safety and other precautions (e.g., subject to possible physical attack or crowd conditions or similar situations where conditions cannot be controlled.) This level includes work in areas such as hospitals, cemeteries, and other VA centers where the public has easy access and officers must patrol in locations where persons may be armed while attempting auto theft, vandalism, narcotics transactions, and other offenses which can lead to assault with or without a weapon in order to avoid arrest. The incumbent is armed with a Department issued firearm, intermediate weapons, and protective vest. The incumbent must wear their issued protective vest during all tours of duty because the incumbent may need to search and disarm patients, visitors and others that could be carrying concealed weapons of any type. The work involves high risk with exposure to dangerous situations subject to possible physical attack by armed and unarmed persons. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistic's Occupational Outlook Handbook, "police and detective work can be physically demanding, stressful, and dangerous. Police officers have one of the highest rates of injuries and illnesses of all occupations." Dangers faced by VA police officers include death, increased risk of infectious diseases, and serious and minor trauma, both physical and emotional. The work is performed in settings in which there is regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomforts and unpleasantness, such as high levels of noise in industrial settings, high temperatures in confined spaces, or severe weather conditions during extended periods of traffic and patrol duties. The employee may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, bullet resistant vests or shields. The work involves moderate to high risk requiring exercise of safety precautions when working around hazardous materials such as toxic gases, explosives, infectious biological materials, and others that pose a moderate risk of exposure. The work also, involves moderate risk and discomfort when working outdoors without shelter or operating vehicles for extended periods of time over rough terrain. When deployed to the field in the event of an emergency or disaster caused by climate or other forces, the incumbent's duties may be performed in extremely hazardous and hostile conditions. Incumbent may face extreme heat or cold, insects, wild and domestic animals, flood waters, earth quakes, hurricanes, nuclear fallout, biological substances (e.g. molds, fungus, and biological agents) and chemical agents, armed gangs, looters and/or emotionally disturbed individuals. In addition to working at any VA facility, the incumbent may work at a facility where the Department of Defense (DOD) is co-located and may provide services to active duty military personnel in addition to non-active duty Veterans. The incumbent works within a mix of jurisdictional arrangements (i .e., exclusive, concurrent and/or proprietorial), ensures compliance with and enforces a full range of Federal, state and/or commonwealth, county and municipal laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level. PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.
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. You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position. Competency 1 - Knowledge of supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Competency 2 - Ability to supervise others. Competency 3 - Knowledge of Federal, state and local laws and civil and constitutional rights. Competency 4 - Skill in applying general law enforcement practices, procedures and techniques. Competency 5- Ability to initiate, plan and conduct investigations.
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
- Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Most current SF50
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.
- Cover Letter
- Other Veterans Document
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.
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How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online.To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 07/23/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10248779.
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Agency contact information
Robert J Dole VA Medical and Regional Office Center 5500 East Kellogg Drive Wichita, KS US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504951100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 07/13/2018 to 07/23/2018
Salary: $45,810 to $59,557 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 8
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent