Police Officers ensure compliance with Federal laws and Agency rules and regulations pertaining to law enforcement work. They maintain law and order; protect civil rights; carry firearms; provide assistance in emergency situations; investigate criminal activity and misconduct; and safeguard NGA personnel and assets. They also conduct patrols; prevent and detect violations; prepare accident and incident reports; and conduct searches, interviews, and briefings.
This position is within the Officer of Protective Services, Developmental Program (DP). Selectee(s) for this position will be hired at a starting base salary of $37,301 plus the local market supplement (locality pay), for a total annual salary of $43,885.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:
1. Demonstrated experience as a certified state/local/federal police officer or military police/force protection equivalent experience.
2. Proven experience interpreting laws, policies, and instructions governing law enforcement/security activities.
3. Demonstrated ability or experience preparing reports/documentation.
4. Completion of a certified police or military academy that meets or exceeds the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP).
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: A minimum of 2 years of coursework beyond the high school level with at least 12 semester (18 quarter) hours, preferably in Criminology, General Law, Law Enforcement, Police Administration, Police Investigation, Police Law and Evidence. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 12 semester (18 quarter) hours in any area listed in option A, plus experience that provides knowledge of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals to 2 years. -OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 2 years of experience in law enforcement or security work that provides knowledge of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques. Experience can also include military work that involved protecting property, equipment, data, or materials; making judgments based on the application of directions, rules, regulations, or laws; or other work that provided the required knowledge and skills related to law enforcement or security work. -AND-
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: A valid driver's license and must maintain a valid driver's licenses while employed at NGA; Successful completion of an initial Physical Ability Test (PAT) as mandated by DOD Instruction 5525.15 and determined by command staff. -AND- Must successfully complete the Uniformed Police Training Program through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). The following Certification must be maintained after your FLETC's training: Firearms Certification, Less-lethal weapons use Certification (e.g. monadock, oleoresin capsicum (OC); Successful completion of First Aid/CPR course. Successful completion of an NGA accepted police academy.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; Straight pulling; Pulling hand over hand; Pushing; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Use of hands; Prolonged periods of standing; Crawling; Kneeling; Repeated bending; Climbing, use of legs and arms; Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Good near and far vision; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Must pass a drug test; Must pass a physical exam; Ability to wear a respirator
ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENT: Working outside and inside; Working in excessive heat; Working in excessive cold; Exposure to fumes, smoke, or gases
Highly Desired Qualifications
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1. Utilizing police communications systems, emergency equipment, less-lethal weapons and firearms.
2. Processing crime scenes and controlling property and evidence.
3. Investigating criminal incidents, traffic accidents, preparing written reports, and responding to emergency situations.
4. Detecting deceptive behavior and utilizing surveillance techniques.
5. Applying criminal codes, vehicle codes, and search/seizure principles.