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Job Title: Lead Police Officer
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Wichita, KS
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Law Enforcement, and Security, Military, Medical, Environmental, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Natural Resources, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Lead Police Officer

The Lead Police Officer serves as a work leader working with a number of police officers and police dispatchers engaged in law enforcement duties at the Medical Center. The Lead is not a supervisor. The Lead provides correct information to police officers and police dispatchers in specific tasks and job techniques; stays current with both Federal and State of Kansas laws and policing standards; answers questions on procedures, policies, directives, etc. and obtains needed information or decisions from the supervisor on problems.
Has a thorough knowledge and is highly proficient with the concept of situational law enforcement, and Standards of Conduct on the Medical Center property; concurrent jurisdictions; federal criminal laws; state criminal and state traffic laws.
Resolves simple citizen complaints and refers complaints to a police supervisor when appropriate. Tracks and reports to the police supervisor employee performance, progress, training needs, and recommends performance rating and disciplinary action.

Certain conditions must be met and maintained to continue employment as a VA Police Officer:
1. Successfully pass the basic police course at the Law Enforcement Training Center.
2. Pass an annual physical and psychiatric examination in accordance with established medical standards.
3. Qualify and maintain semi-annual firearms qualification with assigned firearm.



AREA OF CONSIDERATION: VA-wide and All Status Eligible, however, first area of consideration will be given to permanent local VAMC employees. Second area of consideration will be given to permanent VISN15 & VA employees. Third area of consideration will be given to status eligible candidates.
Current Title 38 Hybrid employees: To qualify for a Title 5 position based on the Interchange Agreement, you must meet the following:
1. Be currently serving under a permanent appointment.
2. Served continuously for at least 1 year in the other merit system prior to appointment under the interchange agreement.
Current permanent Veterans Canteen Service employees may apply for consideration under this vacancy announcement.

Work Schedule: Works varying shifts and tours of duty
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Lead Police Officer/ 08250-A
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/12/2018.

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.

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-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 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 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.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Criminal Law
  • Critical Thinking
  • Incident Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Personnel Security and Safety


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: The incumbent must annually undergo and pass the Annual Physical and psychological assessment per VA Handbook (0730). The incumbent is required to exert considerable physical effort on a regular basis while performing the functions of his/her position. There is much standing, walking, crouching, bending, lifting, reaching, pushing, stooping, climbing of stairs and ladders indoors as well as outdoors. He/she is confronted daily with physical demands, such as responding to emergency situations (i.e., fires, disturbances, alarm activations). The incumbent, on a reoccurring basis, is required to use his/her physical ability to restrain violent person(s) using unarmed defensive tactics. The incumbent is subject to all types of environmental factors (i.e., excessive heat, cold, rain, and snow). 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 had 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 - 16 hours without relief in order to meet minimum staffing requirements, especially during an emergency situation or natural disaster.

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


If you are a current federal employee, include your latest SF-50 Notification of personnel action that shows your current title, series, grade, step, salary, and tenure (required)
If you are a former federal employee, include your last SF-50 Notification of personnel action that shows your title, series, grade, step, salary, and tenure (required)
If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 that shows your character of service (i.e. Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions) (required). If you are claiming 10-point Veterans' preference, in addition to your DD214, you must submit an SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, along with all required supporting documentation available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).


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, 09/12/2018.

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.

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-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 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 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.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Criminal Law
  • Critical Thinking
  • Incident Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Personnel Security and Safety


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: The incumbent must annually undergo and pass the Annual Physical and psychological assessment per VA Handbook (0730). The incumbent is required to exert considerable physical effort on a regular basis while performing the functions of his/her position. There is much standing, walking, crouching, bending, lifting, reaching, pushing, stooping, climbing of stairs and ladders indoors as well as outdoors. He/she is confronted daily with physical demands, such as responding to emergency situations (i.e., fires, disturbances, alarm activations). The incumbent, on a reoccurring basis, is required to use his/her physical ability to restrain violent person(s) using unarmed defensive tactics. The incumbent is subject to all types of environmental factors (i.e., excessive heat, cold, rain, and snow). 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 had 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 - 16 hours without relief in order to meet minimum staffing requirements, especially during an emergency situation or natural disaster.
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