This position serves as a Federal Police Officer assigned to the Oscar G. Johnson VAMC in Iron Mountain, MI performing law enforcement and security duties pursuant to Title 38 USC § 902.
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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, patrol duties, control desk duty, coordination with local courts, and/or crime prevention activities for the local jurisdiction.
Patrols VA facilities, identifies situations where criminal activity has occurred or is about to occur, assess danger and threats, and takes proper recourse, including taking statements, making arrests, and conducting short and long-term investigations.
Uses independent judgment in deciding the best course of action based upon the circumstances of the incident. In some cases this may result in educating, cautioning, citing, arresting or providing aid and/or referring the individual to a specific VA program or another Federal, state or local agency.
Takes complete sworn statements from witnesses, subjects, and victims confirming that they are able to conduct a question and answer session to ensure all facets of the statement are clear and understandable.
Provides accurate oral descriptions of persons, places, and events, exchange information with other state, local and Federal law enforcement officers (in and outside VA), participate in meetings with other officers, VA employees and customers, make presentations to various stakeholders and participate in facility functions, committees, and meetings.
Identifies persons requiring assistance or medical aid while on-patrol, perform on-scene assessments and determine the level of aid or emergency response required. Provides Basic Life Support (BLS) to injured personnel and coordinates additional emergency response whenever needed. Responds with emergency medical teams to provide on scene support as a team member, provide traffic control and coordinate emergency response with local emergency medical services.
Performs additional duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Sunday through Saturday, rotating 12 hour/8 hour shifts to include Holidays. Position Description Title/PD#:Police Officer/ 01748A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be Authorized for Highly Qualified Candidates
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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.
Physical Requirements: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, long hours of standing, walking, driving and similar activities. The incumbent must respond to alarms, pursue suspects, participate in training activities, climb stairs and walk during assigned foot patrols in and around large building, campus, and other physical settings. Agility, dexterity and strength are needed to pursue, apprehend and detain uncooperative suspects. On a regular and recurring basis the work requires strenuous exertion physically restraining disorderly individuals to prevent harm to others or the individual.Incumbents must be physically able to lift or carry injured or hurt persons, evacuate persons to safety during storms, disasters, fires or other emergencies.The incumbent is expected to maintain a high standard of physical fitness and hand and eye coordination in order to maintain his or her semi-annual qualification with his or her assigned firearm and annual qualification with his or her assigned departmental issued intermediate weapons. Strenuous physical exertion is also required during many required and recurring training activities such as those related to weapons training, Active Threat Response training and Ground Defense and Recovery training.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 15 days of the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AT VA FACILITIES * Law Enforcement personnel are required to carry agency-approved firearms while on duty on VA property must achieve and maintain qualification with the agency-approved firearm as condition of gaining and continuing employment. * Applicants selected for this position must be proficient in the English language in accordance with Public Law 94-102 dated November 23, 1977. * An individual who is convicted of a domestic violence charge cannot be authorized to own, be issued, purchase, or otherwise have possession of a handgun under the Lautenberg Amendment (PL 104-208) to the Gun Control Act of 1968 (18 USC 922). * A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. * This is a drug testing position. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with the VA. * Arrest Authority: At the GS-6 grade level, applicants MUST have arresting authority - presently or in the past. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications. * The incumbent must have successfully completed the Law Enforcement Training Center (LETC) Basic Police Officer Training Course. New VA Police Officers are required to successfully complete the in-residence (400 hour) 10 week Basic Police Officer Course in Little Rock, Arkansas. Satisfactory completion of this course is a condition of continued employment. * The incumbent must meet and maintain physical, psychological, and weapons qualifications as outlined in VA Directives/Handbooks 0730 and 0720. * Incumbent must successfully complete an annual physical and psychological examination. * Certification in basic CPR is required. * Must maintain a valid state driver's license. * Will be required to carry Law Enforcement Credentials in the performance of official duties. * Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, THE FOLLOWING MUST BE MET: GS-6 SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:You must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service that equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of a Police Officer. Specialized experience is defined as 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 a