Police Job for the Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration in Tucson, Arizona
$37,481-$48,721 Per Year
Public Trust - Background Investigation
1 week 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.
Specialized experience includes: 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; 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, 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.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-06 level.
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.
Physical Requirements: Police officer Functional Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs. and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs. and over); Straight Pulling (up to .5 hours); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 4 hours); Repeated bending (up to 0.5 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing without aid; Pulling hand over hand (up to .5 hours); Repeated bending (up to .5 hours) Pulling hand over hand (up to .5 hours); Pushing; Kneeling (up to .5 hours); Climbing, legs only (up to .5 hours); Both legs required.
Prosthesis OK; Operation of crane, truck, tractor, or vehicle; Ability to use and desirability of firearm; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Emotional and Mental Stability under stress; Ability to run in pursuit of suspects.
Selectees will be required to attend and successfully complete the 10-week course at the VA law Enforcement Training Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Applicant must be able to qualify with a firearm, Baton, and OC Spray.
The applicant must be able to successfully complete a criminal background check.
Candidates tentatively selected for hire must successfully complete all pre-employment requirements prior to being made an official offer of employment IAW VA Handbook 0730.
These requirements include a medical exam conducted by an Occupational Health Nurse, Psychological Assessment and testing of the applicant's emotional and mental stability by a psychiatrist or psychologist, hearing exam conducted by a Staff Audiologist and physical agility test to be conducted by a member of our Southern Arizona VA Health Care System Police Department.
IAW VA Handbook 5005, all applicants being considered for appointment to a VA police officer will be vetted to the extent possible prior to entrance on duty.
Interviews will be conducted with former employers and former supervisors to verify listed qualifying experience and work habits of the applicants to determine the quality of work history for all employment within the last five years.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.