Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Police Officer (ARDMORE) in Ardmore, Oklahoma

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1998281

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

Join the VA professionals in Oklahoma City -- a dynamic place to live that exhibits pioneer spirit, combined with old-fashioned hospitality. Come experience big-city amenities with small-city charm. Visitors and residents are delighted with the abundant historical, cultural, recreational, shopping, restaurant and entertainment venues offered in this enticing city. Sports fans revel in the exploits of the Thunder NBA basketball team, an American Hockey League Team, the nearby Tulsa Shock WNBA Team, and many national sporting events. In addition to the excellent grade schools in the area, there are numerous technical schools, junior colleges, colleges and universities from which to choose. Because of the low unemployment rate and modest cost of living, Oklahoma City area residents enjoy a very agreeable quality of life.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/"]

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitionsdocument.

Duties

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Overtime varies due to patient load daily)

Position Description Title/PD#: 10771-A

Duties:

As a Police Officer you will perform a full range of police duties in compliance with federal, state, county, and municipal laws and ordinances, as they pertain to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) property, and agency rules and regulations pertaining to law enforcement work at the Ardmore CBOC. Primary duties include the performance of law enforcement work in the preservation of peace: the prevention, detection, and investigation of crimes occurring on controlled property. Arrests of violators, the control of traffic, the provision of assistance for citizens in emergency situations including the protection of personnel, civil rights, and VA owned or controlled property. Independently conducts foot patrol for a prescribed patrol area over the course of a regular shift. Writes uniform offense reports covering incidents on his/her shift containing pertinent information which is factual, classified properly, and submits such reports in a timely manner. Identifies and reacts to overcome life threatening situations; such as natural or manmade disasters, hostage, barrier, terrorist attack, kidnap, or felony. Issues citations for personally observed violations of the law, rules, or regulations. Observes, stops and questions suspicious persons authoritatively and tactfully to determine the nature of their business and to provide appropriate direction. Issues traffic citations and Federal violation notices.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

06

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Drug Test Required
  • Time in Grade may be applicable.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physcial.
Qualifications

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

For the GS-6 grade level, one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level. Your resume must specify state how many hours were worked per week for each position listed on your resume as well as beginning date and ending date ( i.e, August 2, 2010 - September 15, 2015) for each as well,

Specialized Experience:

Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-5) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:

  • Experience which provided knowledge of a body of basic laws and regulations.
  • Law enforcement operations.
  • Law enforcement operations, law enforcement operations.
  • 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.
  • Preparing written reports involving criminal and/or civil offenses.

You must possess 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, you must have 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.

Examples of creditable service include work on a police force; through service as a military police officer; in work providing visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forests, or other natural resource or recreational environments; performing criminal investigative duties; or in other work that provided the required knowledge and skills.

No substitution of education or training may be made for the required specialized experience at GS-6 and above.

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: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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.

Physical Requirements:

The duties of these positions require moderate to arduous physical exertion and/or duties of a hazardous nature. The following medical requirements apply to all applicants: good near and distant vision, ability to distinguish basic colors, and ability to hear the conversational voice. Agencies may establish additional, job-related physical or medical requirements provided that the specific position(s) involves the arduous or hazardous duties to which the physical requirements relate.

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. In most instances, a specific medical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant or employee. A medical condition or impairment is disqualifying only if the condition, for good medical reason, precludes assignment to or warrants restriction from the duties of the specific position. For some positions, the loss or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. Reasonable accommodation shall also be considered in determining an applicant's ability to perform the duties of a position. Reasonable accommodation may include, but is not limited to the use of assistive devices, job modification or restructuring, provision of readers and interpreters, or adjusted work schedules.

All positions involving Federal motor vehicle operation carry the additional medical requirements specified in 5 CFR 930 and the "General Policies and Instructions" section of this Manual.

Time-in-grade: 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. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 level.

Security Clearance

Q - Sensitive

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

BENEFITS

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Other Information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP)provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

[Optional paragraph] Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave : Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

[Optional paragraph]*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.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476902000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-11 to 2017-09-01

Salary: $36,611 to $47,598 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 06

Series: 0083 Police

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: RT-17-PCB-1998281

Control number: 476902000