Police Officer

Veterans Health Administration - Department of Veterans Affairs

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/07/2021. 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-08 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:: inspecting, analyzing and evaluating security systems as required by regulations and guidelines; experience making recommendations for corrective action or mitigation measures. Also experience conducting administrative investigations, preparing warrants, and making arrests as authorized by federal and state statutes. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:Criminal LawDecision MakingLeadershipManaging Human ResourcesSecurityTeaching OthersExperience 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 officer conducts walking and motorized patrol of grounds and parking areas open to the public in all types of weather and walking patrols of the buildings and grounds to detect/prevent criminal activity. The officer responds to alarms, pursues and restrains individuals suspected of committing a crime or mentally/emotionally disturbed persons who are acting in a manner that may injure themselves or others. The work requires regular recurring physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking, driving and similar activities. It is frequently necessary for the officer to functions located throughout the facility’s grounds, respond to incidents in progress, emergencies or alarms in the outlying buildings and he/she has to cover long distances by running in both the pursuit of suspects and response to requests for emergency assistance or alarms from clinics or functions located throughout the facility’s ground .For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
The incumbent serves as a Police Officer and a Physical Security Specialist in Police Services. This position is open only to current Atlanta VA GS 8 police Officers being affected by the modernization.