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Job Title: Police Officer
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Denver, CO
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/09/2017
Expire Date: 01/08/2018
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Job Description
Police Officer

This position is assigned to the Police Service under the Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS), Denver, CO. Police Officers perform law enforcement and security duties at VA facilities pursuant to Title 38 U.S.C. 902. The primary purpose of this position is to perform the essential functions of the job which include but are not limited to the suppression of crime and criminal activity, the protection of life and property, the apprehension and arrest of violators of criminal laws, the recovery of stolen property, and the regulation of non-criminal conduct. The major duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Use of independent judgment in deciding the best course of action based upon the circumstances of an incident.
  • Identifies situations where criminal activity has occurred or is about to occur, assess danger and threats, and take proper recourse, including taking statements, making arrest, and conducting short and long-term investigations.
  • Enforces a full range of federal, state, territorial, and/or commonwealth, county and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations.
  • Independently initiates investigative stops on suspicious and potentially dangerous persons, determining whether their presence and/or actions are authorized or require some level of corrective/enforcement action.
  • Must have a basic understanding of the medical needs and issues that Veteran patients may face that require immediate assistance.
  • Responds to calls for police assistance.
  • Patrols the Department of Veterans Affairs property on foot, bicycle, or motor vehicle.
Work schedule: Rotating; Various shifts including overtime, weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description Title/PD#: Police Officer/ 0021-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/08/2017.

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.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

  • Specialized Experience: Applicants must demonstrate that they possess one (1) full year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-5) in the federal service, successfully performing the duties of a Police Officer. This experience should demonstrate that it has provided knowledge of a body of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protection of life and property. Creditable specialized experience may have been gained in any of the following: work on a police force; through service as a military police officer; in work providing visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forest, or other natural resources or recreational environments; in performing criminal investigative duties; or in other work that provided the required knowledge and skills. Specialized experience must have included active arrest authority and firearm proficiency with a license to carry; experience as a security guard or corrections officer is generally not qualifying.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Arrest
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Criminal Law
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Security


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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Applicants must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted State driver's license, have a safe driving record, and demonstrate that he or she is medically qualified to operate the appropriate motor vehicle safely.
2. VA Police Officers must be able to achieve and maintain mandatory firearm and intermediate weapons qualifications/certifications.
3. New VA Police Officers are required to successfully complete an 8-week Basic Police Officer's Course at the VA Law Enforcement Training Center in Little Rock, Arkansas within the first year of employment.
4. Subject to suitability determination. A suitability investigation will be conducted on applicants selected for employment. The purpose of such an investigation is to secure evidence of the candidate's honesty, integrity, general character, and loyalty to the U.S. Government.
5. A medical examination is required. The duties of these positions require moderate to arduous physical exertion and/or duties of a hazardous nature. The following medical requirements apply to all applicants: good near and distant vision, ability to distinguish basic colors, and ability to hear the conversational voice. In most instances, a specific medical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant or employee. A medical condition or impairment is disqualifying only if the condition, for good medical reason, precludes assignment to or warrants restriction from the duties of the specific position. For some positions, the loss or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. Reasonable accommodation shall also be considered in determining an applicant's ability to perform the duties of a position.
6. Applicants and employees must have the capacity to perform the essential functions of the position without risk to themselves or 11/2/2017 17:25 EDT Page 3 of 5
others. Applicants and employees must possess emotional and mental stability. A psychological examination is required.
7. LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT. Applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are ineligible for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Police Officer positions.
8. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
9. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age as of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
10. All Non-VA applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in any designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
11. Employees who occupy a Testing Designated Position are subject to random testing.Physical Requirements: The work requires on a regular and recurring basis considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing of multiple flights of stairs, running, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restrictive areas during search or pursuit activities, or defending oneself or others against physical attack. Body armor must be worn and duty equipment (pistol with extra ammunition, chemical weapon, Expandable baton, handcuffs, radio, gloves, keys, etc.) must be regularly worn or carried. The wearing of this equipment significantly amplifies the physical strain experienced by the employee during physical exertion or during periods of hot weather. Employees are regularly required to work long hours. Must have the ability to use firearms. Both eyes are required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, and emotional stability under stress. Ability to run in pursuit of suspects. Responding to all life's rescue, safety and fire emergencies to include the ability to carry persons in emergency evacuations must use physical ability to restrain violent persons. Intervenes in assaults, criminal acts and disturbances. Must pass annual physical and psychological testing.

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), 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
  • VA Letter
  • 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, 12/08/2017.

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.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

  • Specialized Experience: Applicants must demonstrate that they possess one (1) full year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-5) in the federal service, successfully performing the duties of a Police Officer. This experience should demonstrate that it has provided knowledge of a body of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protection of life and property. Creditable specialized experience may have been gained in any of the following: work on a police force; through service as a military police officer; in work providing visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forest, or other natural resources or recreational environments; in performing criminal investigative duties; or in other work that provided the required knowledge and skills. Specialized experience must have included active arrest authority and firearm proficiency with a license to carry; experience as a security guard or corrections officer is generally not qualifying.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Arrest
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Criminal Law
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Security


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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
1. Applicants must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted State driver's license, have a safe driving record, and demonstrate that he or she is medically qualified to operate the appropriate motor vehicle safely.
2. VA Police Officers must be able to achieve and maintain mandatory firearm and intermediate weapons qualifications/certifications.
3. New VA Police Officers are required to successfully complete an 8-week Basic Police Officer's Course at the VA Law Enforcement Training Center in Little Rock, Arkansas within the first year of employment.
4. Subject to suitability determination. A suitability investigation will be conducted on applicants selected for employment. The purpose of such an investigation is to secure evidence of the candidate's honesty, integrity, general character, and loyalty to the U.S. Government.
5. A medical examination is required. The duties of these positions require moderate to arduous physical exertion and/or duties of a hazardous nature. The following medical requirements apply to all applicants: good near and distant vision, ability to distinguish basic colors, and ability to hear the conversational voice. In most instances, a specific medical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant or employee. A medical condition or impairment is disqualifying only if the condition, for good medical reason, precludes assignment to or warrants restriction from the duties of the specific position. For some positions, the loss or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. Reasonable accommodation shall also be considered in determining an applicant's ability to perform the duties of a position.
6. Applicants and employees must have the capacity to perform the essential functions of the position without risk to themselves or 11/2/2017 17:25 EDT Page 3 of 5
others. Applicants and employees must possess emotional and mental stability. A psychological examination is required.
7. LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT. Applicants who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are ineligible for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Police Officer positions.
8. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
9. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age as of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
10. All Non-VA applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in any designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
11. Employees who occupy a Testing Designated Position are subject to random testing.
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