Police Officer

Oklahoma City, OK
Veterans Health Administration

closing date

$54,512 – $70,864 per year

Pay scale & grade
GS 7

This position will serve as a Senior Police Officer at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System. The Police Officer will perform a full range of police duties by following and executing rules, regulations, or procedures covering law and rules enforcement, physical and personal security operations, patrol duties, control desk duty, coordination with local courts, and/or crime prevention activities for the local jurisdiction.

Major duties include but not limited to:

  • Protects the civil rights of all individuals on VA controlled property.
  • Prevents, detect and investigate crimes.
  • Patrols assigned areas on foot or by motor vehicle.
  • Subdues persons causing disturbance or who threaten harm to themselves or others.
  • Follows rules/procedures concerning search and seizure of evidence and contraband.
  • Takes charge of significant and catastrophic events.
  • Conducts investigations, apprehensions, and detention.
  • Obtains search and arrest warrants.
  • Arrests violators.
  • Uses independent judgment in cases where policy is not clear.
  • Provides basic first aid and CPR prior to arrival of emergency medical personnel.
  • Prepares report of activities and events that occurred during shift;
  • Performs traffic control; and
  • Assists citizens in emergency situations;

To meet the minimum qualifications for the GS-7 position, you must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level in the Federal service (or equivalent pay band), that provided a 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. Specialized experience includes conducting investigations, apprehensions and detentions of persons suspected or convicted of criminal violations; maintaining order to protect life and property; taking initial complaints; interviewing witnesses; securing a crime scene and conducting limited searches; responding to emergency situations; gathering information and preparing reports; conducting routine patrol, traffic control, and traffic accident investigations. Note: 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. Experience as a security guard or corrections officer is generally not qualifying.

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.