Lead Police Officer
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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.
Learn more about this agency
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
* Directs day-to-day lead policing operations and non-lead policing
* Works in collaboration with the Police Supervisor carrying out
PS's overall mission where most of the work is performed on
* Assigns, distributes, reviews, approves, and disapproves
* 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,
* Ensures work assignments are distributed and performed promptly
* 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
* Coaches and mentors current and new employees to ensure employees
obtain the necessary training to be productive.
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday; Panama Schedule
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Lead Police Officer/PD0083
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: N/A
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Santa Rosa/San Francisco/Palo Alto: $91,669
Las Vegas: $55,371-$71,985
* Job family (Series)
* Officers, Police
* Police Officers
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
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to background/security investigation
* Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
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
* 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
* Criminal Law
* Manages Human Resources
* 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
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.
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