Police Officer

Tuscaloosa, AL
Veterans Health Administration

Closing date: 04/13/2023

Salary: $40,262 – $52,341 per year

Duties
The Police Officer protects property and persons on VA property, and enforces appropriate criminal codes and regulations. Assists patients, visitors and employees who require direction and/or physical assistance. Issues traffic citations and federal violation notices when necessary. Responds to crowd and riot control, bomb threats and search requests. Questions witnesses and principals in crimes reported on VA property. Arrests persons for offenses committed on VA property and transfers them to appropriate authorities for detention. Frequently works and patrols alone and without supervision in the outlying grounds and parking lots areas. Directs and assists persons to safety areas during fire, storm or other emergencies and takes prompt action to evacuate persons from dangerous areas.

Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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 06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS 05. 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.

GS-06 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of Specialized experience is experience that has been performed independently, under general supervision, and included regularly pursuing and/or apprehending persons fleeing a crime scene or attempting to resist arrest; actually subduing individuals causing disturbances; arresting violators based on eyewitness accounts; performing control desk duties; taking charge of a crime or accident scene and conducting long- and short-range investigations; providing visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forests, or other natural resource or recreational environments; performing criminal investigations and similar work. This experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in Federal service.