Police Officer

Clarksburg, WV
US Department of Veterans Affairs

As a VA Police Officer the primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Protection of personnel, government and private property, and civil rights of individuals.

Closing Date: 06/01/20

Salary: $38,921 to $50,598 per year


  • Conduct preliminary investigations of incidents ranging from violation of policy to a major felony, and the preservation of a peaceful environment of the facility.
  • Investigate complaints, obtain and properly process evidence, seek witnesses, interview complainants, victims, witnesses, suspects, etc.
  • Obtain witness statements and prepare cases for prosecution by Federal, State or City prosecutors. Use basic police skills in patrol of hospital buildings and grounds.
  • Observe all activity occurring at the hospital and is constantly alert to acts of a suspicious nature.
  • Respond immediately to reports of a crime or crime in-progress.
  • Conduct crime scene assessments. Intervene to abort criminal acts or to investigate and initiate appropriate actions.
  • Make arrests, detain suspects who may be resisting arrest, subdue individuals when necessary, and process arrested persons through incarceration procedures.
  • Respond to fire alarms in the medical center taking appropriate action to save lives, and property until help arrives, and report safety violations to appropriate officials.
  • Respond to disturbances in progress; subdue individuals who may present a threat to themselves or others, using only the amount of physical force necessary and weapon employment as prescribed.
  • Testify in courts of law as arresting officer or witness.
  • Provide safety escort for people during tours of darkness when needed.


Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: This experience should demonstrate that it has provided knowledge of a body of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protection of life and property. Creditable specialized experience may have been gained in any of the following: work on a police force; through service as a military police officer; in work providing visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forest, or other natural resources or recreational environments; in performing criminal investigative duties; or in other work that provided the required knowledge and skills. Specialized experience must have included active arrest authority and firearm proficiency with a license to carry; experience as a security guard or corrections officer is generally not qualifying.

There is no educational substitution for the GS-06 level.

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.