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Lead Police Officer

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Redding
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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The incumbent serves as a Lead Police Officer (Sergeant) ensuring a safe and secure environment across all VA Administrations and properties within various settings, including a variety of jurisdictional environments, such as VHA Medical Centers and facilities, Inpatient Clinics, Outpatient Clinics, domiciliaries and administrative sites throughout the United States.

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This position serves as a vital part of the VA Police Services often serving as the face of the VA and as the first person a Veteran or visitor encounters when entering a VA facility.

Major Duties Include but are not limited to:

* Leads a team of Police Officers and other administrative staff.
* Directs day-to-day lead policing operations and non-lead policing assignments.
* Works in collaboration with the Police Supervisor carrying out PS's overall mission where most of the work is performed on Departmental property.
* Assigns, distributes, reviews, approves, and disapproves employees' assignments.
* Monitors and reviews the status and progress of the work and makes workload adjustments to ensure the workload is balanced.
* Consults with the immediate supervisor for assistance on problems, such as backlogs to ensure work is completed timely, effectively, and

* Ensures work assignments are distributed and performed promptly by employees.
* Reviews police reports, patrol reports and ongoing investigations to ensure complete, concise, and factual-information reporting.
* Provides input on performance rating and any disciplinary action (to include removal) of PS employees.
* Leads law enforcement assignments to preserve peace; to prevent, detect and investigate crimes, to arrest or apprehend violators; and to assist citizens in emergencies, including the protection of civil rights.
* Coaches and mentors current and new employees to ensure employees obtain the necessary training to be productive.

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday; Panama Schedule

Compressed/Flexible: N/A

Telework: N/A

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: Lead Police Officer/PD0083

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: N/A

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Salary Ranges:

Martinez/Mather/Oakland: $70,512-$91,669

Santa Rosa/San Francisco/Palo Alto: $91,669

Las Vegas: $55,371-$71,985

Reno: $61,817-$80,365

Redding: $59,664-77,566

Eureka: $62,267-$80,947

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0083 Police

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Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
* Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to background/security investigation
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2021.

Selective Placement Factor: In order to qualify for this position, you must possess a valid Class C Driver's license.

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-8 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. 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. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

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-7 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:
* Leadership skills to carry out the responsibilities of a Lead Police Officer over an immediate PS staff.
* Detailed knowledge of the full range of police and law enforcement services including state, county and federal laws, regulations, methods and procedures that apply to the facilities depending upon their geographical location and type of jurisdiction to ensure policing compliance and to prevent and resolve offenses.
* Writing skills to prepare a variety of policing related reports and documents for immediate supervisor's review and approval.

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

* Arrest
* Criminal Law
* Leadership
* Manages Human Resources
* Security
* Teaching Others

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 work requires, on a regular and recurring basis, considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as running, frequent climbing of multiple flights of stairs, and carrying items weighing over 50 pounds. It requires stamina, physical agility, dexterity, and the strength to pursue, apprehend or detain persons who are often uncooperative, assaultive, and/or armed.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at

LAUTENBERG AMENDEMENT: This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g)(91)). Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are not qualified for this position. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001).

IMPORTANT NOTES: (1) As a condition of employment, must qualify to be issued a firearm and semi-annually with assigned firearm, annually with an expandable Straight Baton (MEB), maintain a valid State or Commonwealth Driver's License and pass annual physical and Psychological assessment. Applicants must be able to possess firearms under the terms of the Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended (18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9).


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Redding , Lead Police Officer, Other , Redding, California

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