Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Lead Police Officer in Las Vegas, Nevada
As a Lead Police Officer, you will protect property and persons on all VA properties owned or leased by the Veteran Health Administration/VA Southern Nevada Health Care System (VASNHCS), to include Medical Centers, Primary Care Clinic, Clinical Based Outpatient Clinic, Clinics, Warehouse, Vet Centers and VA Cemeteries. Enforces appropriate federal, state, and municipal criminal codes and Department of Veterans Affairs regulations originating in federal statutes in the physical protection of patients, members, visitors, and employees.
This position requires that certain conditions be met and maintained to continue employment as a VA Police Officer. The incumbent must pass an annual physical and psychiatric examination in accordance with established medical standards, and qualify and maintain semi-annual firearm qualifications with VA issued firearms.
Work Schedule: Shift work, Rotating Day-Night, several times a year, 1st week 3 X 12, 36 Hours; 2nd week 3 x 12 and one 8, 44 Hours. 80 Hours per pay period. Compressed/Flexible: Not Available. Telework:Not Available. Virtual:This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#:Lead Police Officer/04539A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report:Not required.
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- Responsible for the investigation, detention and apprehension of individuals suspected or convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of the United States and the Rule and Regulations Governing Security, Law Enforcement, and Standards of Conduct on Veteran Affairs Property.
- Responsible for the protection of officials of the United States against threats to personal safety when on Department of Veterans Affairs' property.
- Responsible for the daily enforcement of federal, state and local laws.
- The Veterans Affairs' rules and regulations pertaining to the physical protection of patients, visitors, employees; protection of the United States Government and personal property within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Las Vegas Veterans Affairs Medical Center and all owned or leased properties under that jurisdiction; and the protection of civil rights for all personnel on federally-owned property.
- Assumes all responsibilities of the Lieutenant during his/her absence.
- Works flexible shifts to cover for extended periods of absences by a supervisor, i.e., leave, school, etc.
- Is the senior police officer on duty at PCC's and/or Medical Center during their shift assignment to include Police Officers and dispatchers.
- Assists with planning and coordinating the daily duty schedules and monthly work schedules for his/her assigned shift, ensuring minimum coverage is met to provide 24/7 adequate law enforcement coverage and telephone operator service for the Medical Center and Leased Properties.
- The Lead Police Officer must have a good working knowledge of all aspects of police work, and uses this knowledge to ensure police officers properly execute their duties.
- Conducts follow-up investigation on crimes that require investigation beyond the police officers capabilities and/or assist the police office in conducting such investigations.
- Recognizes poor or outstanding performance, makes recommendation for reassignments/promotions and recommends disciplinary actions when required.
- Duties listed above are not all inclusive.
- #### Job family (Series)
- Lieutenants, Police
- Officers, Police
- Police Lieutenants
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
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/31/2018.
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-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-6. 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. 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 as described below: * Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-6 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: investigation, detention and apprehension of individuals suspected or convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of the United States and the Rules and Regulations Governing Security, Law Enforcement, and Standards of Conduct on Veteran Affairs Property. Has been responsible for leading/supervising other police officers in the performance of their duties. Also to include regularly pursuing and/or apprehending persons fleeing a crime scene or attempting to resist arrest, actually subduing individuals causing disturbances, arresting violators based on eyewitness accounts, performing control desk duties, taking charge of a crime or accident scene, and conducting long and short-range investigations. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
- Criminal Investigation
- Criminal Law
- Technical Competence
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.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Physical Requirements:Must undergo and pass an annual physical for Police Officers in accordance with VA Directive and Handbook 0730. Since the duties of this position are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying circumstances, the incumbent must posses emotional and mental stability. He/she is confronted daily with physical demands, such as responding to emergency situations (i.e., fires, disturbances, alarm activation's). This includes moderate to arduous physical exertion; the ability to run, climb multiple stairs, lifting disabled or injured individuals, crawling, crouching and standing for long periods of time. The incumbent, on a reoccurring basis, is required to use his/her physical ability to restrain violent person(s) using unarmed defensive tactics.
Working Conditions: The incumbent is subject to all types of environmental factors (i.e., excessive heat, cold, and rain). He/she is routinely exposed to toxic fumes, smoke and gas. The incumbent may also come in contact with biological/contaminated material. Due to the geographical location, in a high crime area, the incumbent may encounter individuals armed and unarmed that have or have intentions to commit a criminal act (i.e., auto theft, felony assaults, narcotic transactions, etc). The encounter could easily result in violence. Work is performed outside and inside. The incumbent is exposed to stressful situations when responding to a hostile environment. The incumbent could be required to work shifts lasting from 12 - 24 hours without relief in order to meet staffing requirements, especially during an emergency situation or natural disaster.
Applicants applying for this position must have a current valid Nevada state driver's license.
Must maintain certification in the use of CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), the Monadnock Expandable Baton (MEB) and the Chemical Irritant Projectile, defensive tactics and other assigned authorized VA duty weapons. Must successfully complete quarterly training of the VA LETC Active Threat training program for Police Officers and any other training and/or certification as required by the service. The supervisor will be required to attend, and successfully complete an VA LETC and/or local instructor certification course upon the discretion of VA Police Management.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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- Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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- Service-Connected Disability Letter
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference.For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online.To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 05/31/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10211134.
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Las Vegas VA Medical Center 6900 North Pecos Road North Las Vegas, NV US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499322500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 05/11/2018 to 05/31/2018
Salary: $49,400 to $64,218 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 7
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent