Police Officer

Tampa, FL
Department of Veterans Affairs

Tampa VA Healthcare Systems Police Officers are responsible for the preservation of peace, the prevention, detection, and investigation of crimes, the arrest of violators, and the provision of assistance to all personnel in emergency situations at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Salary: $42,640 to $55,433 per year

Closing date: 05/17/2021


  • Applies crowd and riot control, secures a crime scene, gathers and preserves evidence and questions witnesses and principles.
    Completes criminal and administrative reports and correspondence, including court violation notices, incident reports, daily operations journals, and property and evidence records.
  • Conducts foot and vehicle patrol activities.
  • Provides special protective escort services.
  • Conducts surveillance operations to detect unauthorized activities such as drug abuse, drug sales, theft and pilferage.
  • Responds to reports of crime, crimes in progress or requests for help.
  • Issues traffic citations and Federal Violation Notices for petty offenses.
  • Directs and assists persons to safe areas and takes prompt action to evacuate persons from dangerous situations.
  • The incumbent performs a full range of police duties by following and executing rules, regulations , or procedures covering law and rules enforcement , physical and personal security operations.
  • Performs patrol duties, control desk duty, coordination with local courts, and/or crime prevention activities for the local jurisdiction.
  • Patrol VA facilities, identify situations where criminal activity has occurred or is about to occur, asses danger and threats, and take proper recourse.
  • Takes statements , make arrest, and conduct short and long-term investigations.


Conditions of Employment
• You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
• Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
• Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
• You may be required to serve a probationary period
• Subject to background/security investigation
• Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, May 17, 2021.

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-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. 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 and/or education as described below:
• Specialized Experience: Applicants must have completed 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5. 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. Creditable specialized experience:
• Worked as civilian police officer.
• Service as a military police officer.
• Work providing visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forests, or other natural resource or recreational environments.
• Perform criminal investigative duties; or in other work that provided the required knowledge and skills of a law enforcement officer.