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Job Title: Police Officer
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Boston, MA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Police Officer
Work schedule:
The work schedule for this position may require that you work an irregular tour of duty including weekends and/or holidays.
Full Time (40 hours per week); Potential for rotating shifts and weekend. May be require to work any and all tours of duty at any of the three campuses of the VA Boston Healthcare System at the discretion of the Chief, Police and Security Service. May be called upon to work on a regularly scheduled day off, when and if needed.

NOTE: This position is an AFGE (Jamaica Plain) and NAGE (Brockton and West Roxbury) Bargaining Unit position.
NOTE: Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

-Distinguish and properly classify criminal or civil violations that may occur.
-Conduct foot patrol and/or vehicle patrol for a prescribed patrol area over the course of a regular shift.
-Inform individuals about their rights as suspects and/or witnesses.
-Respond to calls or alarms involving crimes in progress or just discovered.
-Issue citations for personally observed violations of the law, rules, or regulations.
-Record observations about traffic conditions, vehicle locations, and other pertinent information for accident reports.
-Pursue and apprehend persons fleeing a crime scene or attempting to resist arrest.
-Identify and arrest violators based on eyewitness accounts.
-Interrogate suspects.
-Analyze facts to quickly identify suspects and develop case information for use in pressing charges and bringing suspects to trial.
-Report fire and safety hazards detected and take immediate action to extinguish or control fires discovered and to temporarily correct unsafe conditions.

Telework: not available
Virtual: This not a virtual position.
Position Description Title/PD#: Police Officer/ 00830A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: not required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/17/2018.

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-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. 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.

To qualify for this position at the GS-06 you must meet the following Minimum Requirement:

Experience: One (1) year of specialized 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 and property. Creditable specialized experience must have been equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-05) in Federal Service; and may have been gained in 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; in performing criminal investigative duties; or in other work that provided the required knowledge and skills. Specialized experience specific to this position includes: conducting foot, bike, and vehicle patrols; identifying and arresting violators; taking statements from witnesses; writing a variety of reports; conducting investigations; interrogating suspects; preventing, resolving, and investigating simple infractions to violent crimes and felonies; making arrests and performing booking procedures; and issuing citations. (This experience must be reflected in your resume to be credited to your rating.)

NOTE: Substitution of Education for the specialized experience is not creditable; therefore, it is not necessary to submit transcripts.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Accident Investigation
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Arrest
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Law


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: VA Police Officers must be capable of arduous physical exertion. This includes the ability to carry persons in emergency evacuations, to run to the assistance of offense victims, and intercede in physical disturbances. Any structural or functional limitation or defect which tends to interfere materially with a high degree of
physical activity will disqualify. All applicants must:
a. Demonstrate to the physician's complete satisfaction the upper and lower body strength and movement coordination necessary to perform the functional requirements circled on the SF 78 associated with this standard.
b. Have good distant vision in each eye and ability to distinguish basic colors.
c. Be able to hear the conversational voice without the use of a hearing aid.
d. Possess complete and functional limbs.
e. Possess emotional and mental stability.
5. Psychological Assessment. The initial and annual medical examinations must include a psychological assessment of the applicant/officer's emotional and mental stability by a psychiatrist or psychologist. Police officer duties include personal encounters with patients, visitors, and other employees. Encounters are often with mentally ill, irrational, or disturbed persons who, although assaultive or destructive, must be handled with understanding, full control of force, and unimpeded judgment. Any emotional or mental condition which could cause the applicant/officer to be a hazard to others or self during stress situations and physical altercations will disqualify. The psychological assessment will be limited to an interview by a psychologist or psychiatrist covering only job related
factors.

None

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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/17/2018.

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-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. 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.

To qualify for this position at the GS-06 you must meet the following Minimum Requirement:

Experience: One (1) year of specialized 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 and property. Creditable specialized experience must have been equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-05) in Federal Service; and may have been gained in 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; in performing criminal investigative duties; or in other work that provided the required knowledge and skills. Specialized experience specific to this position includes: conducting foot, bike, and vehicle patrols; identifying and arresting violators; taking statements from witnesses; writing a variety of reports; conducting investigations; interrogating suspects; preventing, resolving, and investigating simple infractions to violent crimes and felonies; making arrests and performing booking procedures; and issuing citations. (This experience must be reflected in your resume to be credited to your rating.)

NOTE: Substitution of Education for the specialized experience is not creditable; therefore, it is not necessary to submit transcripts.

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Accident Investigation
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Arrest
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Law


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: VA Police Officers must be capable of arduous physical exertion. This includes the ability to carry persons in emergency evacuations, to run to the assistance of offense victims, and intercede in physical disturbances. Any structural or functional limitation or defect which tends to interfere materially with a high degree of
physical activity will disqualify. All applicants must:
a. Demonstrate to the physician's complete satisfaction the upper and lower body strength and movement coordination necessary to perform the functional requirements circled on the SF 78 associated with this standard.
b. Have good distant vision in each eye and ability to distinguish basic colors.
c. Be able to hear the conversational voice without the use of a hearing aid.
d. Possess complete and functional limbs.
e. Possess emotional and mental stability.
5. Psychological Assessment. The initial and annual medical examinations must include a psychological assessment of the applicant/officer's emotional and mental stability by a psychiatrist or psychologist. Police officer duties include personal encounters with patients, visitors, and other employees. Encounters are often with mentally ill, irrational, or disturbed persons who, although assaultive or destructive, must be handled with understanding, full control of force, and unimpeded judgment. Any emotional or mental condition which could cause the applicant/officer to be a hazard to others or self during stress situations and physical altercations will disqualify. The psychological assessment will be limited to an interview by a psychologist or psychiatrist covering only job related
factors.
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