Police Officer

Saginaw, MI
US Department of Veterans Affairs

The mission of the VA police officer is to serve and protect Veterans, patients, employees, contractors, volunteers, affiliates, visitors, and others who frequent VA facilities. Their safety and security is paramount to ensuring that the VA can successfully fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans.

Closing Date: 8/15/20

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



  • Identify apprehend and arrest offenders.
  • Advises persons of their constitutional rights.
  • Advises employee of their Weingarten rights.
  • Make judgments regarding arrest, citation or release of suspects/offenders.
  • Conduct searches and seize contraband.
  • Pursue suspects on foot and uses physical force as necessary to control or subdue persons.
  • Conduct surveillance of individuals/locations, investigate crimes against persons and property.
  • Investigate complaints of drug law violations and collect evidence.
  • Present competent professional testimony in court
  • Participate in the developmental and implementation of department goals, objective's, policies and procedures.
  • Take statements, making arrests and conducting short and long-term investigations
  • Recommend and assist in developing additional training to other officers as assigned.
  • Write comprehensive police offense reports.
  • Coordination with facility management to request applicable work orders and monitor a complaint or report from mitigation to resolution.


• You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
• Subject to a background/suitability investigation
• Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
• May serve a probationary period
• Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
• A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
• Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
• A Valid State Driver's License

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. 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-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: Knowledge of federal, state, county, and municipal laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property. In addition, you must have sufficient knowledge to prevent and/or resolve criminal offenses at the scene; conducting preliminary investigations at a crime scene; pursuing and apprehending persons fleeing from a crime scene or resisting arrest; providing testimony in court; taking charge of a crime or accident scene; and interviewing witnesses of a crime or accident. Experience conducting routine foot and/or vehicle patrols; responding to routine and emergency calls for police assistance; issuing traffic citations; questioning individuals at the scene of a crime; informing individuals about their rights as suspects; subduing unruly individuals; and preparing written reports involving criminal and/or civil offenses.