Police Job for the Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration in Fayetteville, Arkansas
$37,223-$48,385 Per Year
Public Trust - Background Investigation
2 weeks ago
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.
This experience should demonstrate that it has provided knowledge of a body of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protection of life and property.
Creditable specialized experience may have been gained in any of the following: work on a police force; through service as a military police officer; in work providing visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forest, or other natural resources or recreational environments; in performing criminal investigative duties; or in other work that provided the required knowledge and skills.
Specialized experience must have included active arrest authority and firearm proficiency with a license to carry; experience as a security guard or corrections officer is generally not qualifying.
Examples of specialized experience include performing duties, such as: Responding to calls or alarms involving crimes Questioning individuals at the scene Establishing the identity of injured parties Identifying the nature of incidents, and taking statements Informing individuals about their rights as suspects and/or witnesses Operating radar or other speed detection equipment and pursuing speeding vehicles when enforcing traffic regulations or laws Issuing citations Enforcing speed limits Assisting at accident scenes Preparing reports that describe events that may be used in future legal actions Responding to duress alarms and subduing unruly individuals Patrolling Pursuing and apprehending person Subduing individuals causing disturbances Identifying and arresting violators Making arrest and performing booking procedures, conducting investigations Questioning and taking statements from victims, witnesses, and complainants; interrogating suspects Applying all correct rules of search and seizure Analyzing facts to identify suspects and develop case information.
Selective Placement Factor: Candidates must have at least one year of full-time certified law enforcement experience with full arrest authority and graduation from an accredited military or civilian police academy.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POLICE OFFICER POSITIONS: 1. Applicants must possess a valid, unrestricted State driver's license, have a safe driving record, and demonstrate that he or she is medically qualified to operate the appropriate motor vehicle safely.
2. VA Police Officers must be able to achieve and maintain mandatory firearm and weapons qualification/certification.
3. New VA Police Officers are required to attend a 10-week course at the VA Law Enforcement Training Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
4. New VA Police Officers are required to pass a 6 week Field Training Officer (FTO) review upon graduation from the VA Law Enforcement Training Center.
5. A character investigation will be conducted on applicants selected for employment.
The purpose of such an investigation is to secure evidence of the candidate's honesty, integrity, general character, and loyalty to the U.S. Government.
6. A medical examination is required.
The duties of these positions require moderate to arduous physical exertion and/or duties of a hazardous nature.
7. Applicants and employees must have the capacity to perform the essential functions of the position without risk to themselves or others.
Applicants and employees must possess emotional and mental stability.
A psychological examination is required.
LAUTENBERG AMENDEMENT: Applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are ineligible for Federal Law Enforcement, including U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Police Officer positions.
Physical Requirements: The work requires on a regular and recurring basis considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing of multiple flights of stairs, running, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restrictive areas during search or pursuit activities, or defending oneself or others against physical attack.
Body armor, police duty equipment and firearm(s) must be worn and carried at all times.
The wearing of this equipment significantly amplifies the physical strain experienced by the employee during physical exertion or during periods of hot weather.
Employees are regularly required to work long hours.
Must have the ability to use firearms.
Both eyes are required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, and emotional stability under stress.
Ability to run in pursuit of suspects.
Responding to all life's rescue, safety and fire emergencies to include the ability to carry persons in emergency evacuations must use physical ability to restrain violent persons.
Intervenes in assaults, criminal acts and disturbances.
Must pass annual physical and psychological testing.