Police Officer

Ann Arbor, MI
Veterans Health Administration

Closing date:

$54,105 – $78,159 per year

Pay scale & grade
GS 6 – 7

Serves as a Police Officer ensuring a safe and secure environment across all VA administrations and properties within various settings. Serves as a vital part of the VA Police Services often serving as the face of the VA and as the first person a Veteran or visitor encounters when entering a VA facility. The incumbent provides security and assistance to Veterans, patients, employees, etc.

Major Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Serving as a Police Officer carrying out responsibilities where most work is performed on Veterans Affairs Departmental properties, which includes any properties owned, leased, or licensed to VA.
  • Providing policing services in a variety of jurisdictional environments where each type of jurisdiction (Exclusive, Concurrent and Proprietorial) has different enforcement rules and requires Police Officers to understand the complexities and legally apply the correct set of laws, regulations, and processes.
  • Providing services routinely at all segments of VA facilities located over large geographical areas, some of which may be in different states, counties, municipalities, or townships.
  • Performing certain elements of the work away from Departmental properties when consistent with Federal law, regulation, VA policy and operational guidance.
  • Protecting Veterans, volunteers, and others on Departmental property, U.S. officials, other individuals, and him or herself during any given situation against threats to personal safety when force becomes necessary to enforce laws and regulations.
  • Protects Veterans, employees and visitors sensitive and protected medical information from unauthorized release or unauthorized use where prohibited by law and or policy as guided by the privacy officer, FOIA, HIPPA, etc.
  • Carrying firearms and other VA approved weapons, intervenes when necessary to deescalate situations and determines when and how much force must be applied.
  • Advises individuals of their (Miranda, Weingarten, Garrity, etc.) rights, and protects the constitutional and civil rights of persons.
  • Detects and intervenes in criminal activity; responds to calls for police assistance, irregularities, and unusual or suspicious circumstances.
  • Provides emergency response coordination as needed.
  • Performing drug and contraband intervention techniques and provides training to those areas where contraband identification and knowledge is imperative for the staff.

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
  • Carry firearms for safety and security as required by the VHA Police Service (PS).
  • Pass an initial pre-employment medical examination and an annual medical examination to include psychological assessment.
  • Possess a Current, valid, state issued driver’s license as a condition of continued employment as a VA Police Officer.