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  Job posted:   Tue May 22, 2018
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Police Officer (Instructor)
* Duties
## Duties
### Summary
The mission of VA Lead Police Officer (Instructor) is to serve and protect Veterans, patients, employees, contractors, volunteers, affiliates, visitors, and others who frequent VA facilities. This is accomplished through crime prevention activities, typical law enforcement actions, emergency response capabilities, special training and tactics, weapons, equipment and systems utilization, and Veteran Centered Policing. This model of policing goes beyond law enforcement and focuses on ensuring that VA police demonstrates the ideals of the Department's core values reflected in the acronym I CARE (Integrity, Commitments, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence) when interacting with Veterans and those that also serve Veterans.
**Areas of Consideration (AOC):**
* 1st AOC- VA Sheridan Health Care System Employees
* 2nd AOC- Internal VA Agency Employees
* 3rd AOC- Other Federal Agency Employees
**Work Schedule:**
* **Work hours:**shift work can include: day, night, graveyard and holidays
* **Compressed/Flexible:** are not authorized for this position
* **Telework**: are not authorized for this position
* **Virtual:** This is not a virtual position. are not authorized for this position
* **Position Description/PD#:** /10608-0
* **FLSA:** non-exempt
* **Bargaining Status:** These positions are part of the bargaining unit
* **Relocation/Recruitment Incentives**: Not approved
* **Financial Disclosure Report**: Not required
* **You may be required:**to serve a probationary period
* Subject to background/security investigation **(Required)**
* Pre-employment full physical medical examination **(Required)**
* Physiological evaluation/character investigation **(Required)**
* Must maintain weapons qualification **(Required)**
* Ability to carry a firearm will be mandatory requirement for the position
**This leadership role will be responsible in supplying training in the following areas:**
* Arrest
* Customer service with physically and mentally ill veterans, visitors, field station employees, vendors, juveniles ect
* Weapon training
* Effective OJT Techniques and tactics in a law enforcement setting
* Investigative procedures
* Gather and preserve evidence
* Security details
* Public safety and security
* Proper methods for conducting searches of personal property, vehicles, and buildings..ect
* Provide training or supervision to personnel and evaluate their performance to identify areas they need to improve on
* Maintain and account for equipment assigned out and determined needs for new or additional resources
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### Responsibilities
**Principal Duties and Responsibilities Lead Functions: 25%**
* Reviewing & assigning work to employees based upon the complexity of the work & capabilities of the subordinate
* Provides direction to officers by applying skills & knowledge acquired through formal training or extensive experience in the field
* Exercises significant discretion in assigning tasks & assignments to other officers, e.g. investigations, special details, temporary shift assignments, etc
* Inspects officers, uniforms, equipment & any resources assigned to the Police Service & makes adjustments to the use of such resources as needed
* Seeks out information from other hospital personnel, especially supervisory personnel, to monitor the effectiveness of officers assigned in duty areas
* Advises the Chief of Police of all issues relating to the competency of officers assigned to the facility and directly participates in preparing evaluations of assigned officers
* Maintains training files relating to training/work performance of assigned officers to accomplish the evaluation advisory requirement
* Acts as the Police Supervisor in the absence of the Chief of Police & Supervisory Police Officer for extended absences due to unusual circumstances
* Fulfills the responsibilities of the Chief of Police as they relate to immediate investigations, notifications & assignments as they relate to weapons control & use by VA Police Officers
**Training Officer: 25%**
* The incumbent serves as the Training Officer for the Police Service
* This position requires that the Training Officer become an LETC certified Instructor for Firearms, GDR/MEB, OC, ATR & IDC
* Responsible for daily operation & monitoring of all Police Service training programs, responsible for the accountability of all firearms, ammunition, magazines, OC, and MEB's obtained by the Medical Center
* Coordinates schedules & instructs all training in accordance with established policies
* Initiates, maintains, & files all training records, accountability of documents and the review & or completion of training and firearms maintenance records
**Police Officer:** **50%**
* Recognizes & determines if a crime is about to be committed, is in the process of being committed, or has already been committed
* Informs individuals about their rights as suspects and/or witnesses
* Responds to calls or alarms involving crimes in progress or just discovered
* Issues citations for personally observed violations of the law, rules, or regulations
### Travel Required
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
##### Supervisory status
* #### Job family (Series)
0083 Police
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* Requirements
## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
**Conditions of Employment:**
* You must be a U.S. Citizen
* Designated and/or random drug testing required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary periodSubject to a background/security investigation
**Work Environment:**
The work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. The incumbent is required to work irregular hours and is subject to call back 24 hours a day. The work involves high risk with exposure to dangerous situations subject to possible physical attack by armed and unarmed persons.
**Participation in seasonal influenza program may be required.**?
Your application must include a copy of your most recent non-award SF 50. Failure to provide a copy of your most recent non-award SF 50 will result in an ineligible rating and no further consideration for this position. Veterans applying must submit a DD - 214 Copy 4 or Service 2 copy.
To be eligible for promotion or placement, candidates must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and qualification standards prescribed or approved by OPM, including any selective factors, within 30 calendar days after the closing or cut-off date of the vacancy announcement.
* **Subject to background/security investigation (Required)**
* **Pre-employment full physical medical examination (Required)**
* **Physiological evaluation/character investigation (Required)**
* **Must maintain weapons qualification (Required)**
* **Ability to carry a firearm will be mandatory requirement for the position**
* **Attend an 8 week training in Little Arkansas**
### Qualifications
**To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.**07/11/2018
**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-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-06. 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.
**Reassignment:** The change of an employee, while serving continuously within the same agency, from one position to another without promotion or demotion.
Applicants who have the 1 year of appropriate specialized experience, as indicated below, are not required by this standard to have general experience, education above the high school level, or any additional specialized experience to meet the minimum qualification requirements.
**Qualifications will be based on your specialized experience as described below:
If you have had previous federal or occupational experience in a similar occupation with at least one year of specialized experience: (As outline below)**
**Specialized Experience:** You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-06 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 that provided knowledge of federal, state, local laws, principles, and procedures used in apprehending a criminal suspect, including polices for pursuit and proper use of force and capture such as Miranda rights. Including the above methods of experience as police officer the training officer will have specialized experience in police supervision techniques and management, experience as acting Chief Police Officer, as a training officer will have experience to prepare trainees using adult training methods, monitoring and mentoring peers using effective OJT techniques, assisting in career development procedures within law enforcement. Other experience will include in assisting other officers in getting firearm qualified, managing personnel/training records, experience in creating assignments for shift such as investigations, traffic control posts, patrol assignments or other special or recurring tasks. Training on applying correct rules of search and seizures, giving class room instruction and applied knowledge on teaching officers how to enforce federal, state and local laws to protect life and property. Experience in how to recognizes and determine crimes being committed, process involved before and after the crime occurs, knowing the difference between property classifies criminal or civil violations that may occur. Experience responding to calls or alarms involving crimes in progress, how to questioned victims and witnesses at the scene of an incident to determine the reasons for the a call. Experience in writing citations for personally observed violations of the law, rules, or regulations. Experience in pursues and apprehends persons fleeing a crime scene or attempting to resist arrest. Other experiences including the above is practice in subdues individuals causing disturbances such as in family disputes, disrupting normal working operations, react to overcome life threatening situations such as natural or man made disasters, hostage, barrier, terrorist attach, kidnap, or felony assault.
**Note:**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.
**You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:**
* Criminal Investigation
* Leadership
* Teaching others
**Physical Demands:**
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. 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.
The work requires, on a regular and recurring basis, considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as frequent climbing of multiple flights of stairs, walking while on patrol, and running while pursuing observed violators or suspects and eloping committed patients, crouching or crawling in restrictive areas during search and standing for prolonged periods of time, and frequent exposure to inclement weather conditions, such as rain and extreme cold in winter and extreme heat in the summer while on outside patrol. Extreme physical exertion to restrain felons or psychotic patients in a safe manner.
**Other Significant Factors:**
Responsible for participating in orientation, phase one and academy police officer training and various continuous on-the-job-training as designated by the Law Enforcement Training Center, and Chief of Police to improve knowledge of law enforcement techniques and upgrade relationships with the Medical Center. The incumbent must maintain emotional control when physically assaulted or when threatened by assault or while being verbally abused. He/she is required to use patience and understanding when confronted with
emotionally disturbed and physically handicapped patients.
### Education
**There is no educational substitution at this grade level.**
### Additional information
Receiving Service Credit or 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.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/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 -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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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
* Required Documents
## Required Documents
**To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:**
* Resume
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.
* Cover Letter
* DD-214
* OF-306
* Other
* Other Veterans Document
* Resume
* SF-15
* SF-50
* Transcript
**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
#### 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.
* Benefits
## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
* How to Apply
## 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 last day07/11/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click
To begin, click Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
**NOTE**: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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### Agency contact information
### Mark Chapa
##### Phone
307-675-3522 X3522
##### Email
##### Address
Sheridan VA Medical Center
1898 Fort Road
Sheridan, WY
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### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. 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. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. 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 USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
**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 for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.
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* Fair & Transparent
## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 05/18/2018 to 07/11/2018
*Salary:* $46,609 to $57,364 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 7
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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