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Police Officer

Richmond, VA
US Department of Veterans Affairs

This position is located in the VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), The employee serves as a federal police officer performing law enforcement duties pursuant to Title 38 USC § 902. The primary purpose of the position is to perform the essential functions of the job which include but are not limited to: the suppression of criminal activity, protection of life and property. Operation of complex security systems and responding to and repelling terrorist acts and active threats.

Closing Date: 9/30/20

Salary: $45,315 to $58,911 per year

Responsibilities:

Duties include but not limited to: Enforcing, investigating, detaining, and apprehending individuals suspected of offenses against the criminal laws of the United States, State and/or Commonwealth criminal and traffic laws, and the laws and regulations governing security and law enforcement within the Department of Veterans Affairs; protecting patients, visitors, employees, and property against physical threats and harm; determining the need for and conducts searches to collect and secure evidence and contraband; securing crime scenes and accident and disaster sites. Analyzing facts to identify suspects and develop case information for use in pressing charges and bringing suspects to trial. Maintaining a working knowledge of laws and regulations as well as Supreme Court decisions affecting constitutional rights. Plans and conducts short-term criminal/administrative investigations on and off Department controlled property in accordance with Title 38 USC § 902 for alleged or suspected violations against the criminal laws of the United States committed by employees, patients, visitors and unaffiliated persons. Investigates complaints, identifies, collects, preserves, and processes physical evidence, interviews complainants and victims, seeks out and interviews witnesses, suspects and others involved, ensures constitutional and other applicable rights are protected while obtaining statements.

Qualifications:

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

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. Specialized experience includes: 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. 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. You must possess knowledge of applicable laws of the Federal, state, county, or municipal government, possess arrest authority and have the ability to use a firearm. 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. Examples of creditable service include work on a police force, through service as a military police officer; or performing criminal investigative duties. 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.