Police Officer
Department Of The Treasury - Washington, DC

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The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) develops and produces United States currency notes, trusted worldwide. As a primary function, the BEP prints billions of dollars each year for delivery to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System operates as the nation's central bank and serves to ensure that adequate amounts of currency and coin are in circulation. With production facilities in Washington, D.C., and Fort Worth, Texas, the BEP is the largest producer of federal government security documents in the United States.

The incumbent in this position serves as a Police Officer in the Office of Security, Police Operations Division. The incumbent is responsible for enforcing Federal and Municipal laws and Treasury/BEP security rules and regulations. This is an excellent opportunity to advance your career!

This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under announcement number 2013-021M, Merit Promotion procedures. APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS.



Successfully pass the Police Officer Selection Test (POST).

Successfully pass a full-field background investigation.

Successfully pass a physical and psychological evaluation.

Successfully pass a drug screen.

The following are the duties of this position at all grade levels: Provide protection to the nations producer of United States currency.

Maintains law and order, preserves peace, protects the life, property and rights of BEP employees and visitors.

Stands post and patrols designated areas in order to detect and prevent violations.

Prepares detailed reports of emergency situations, descriptions and locations of security and safety violations.

Places individuals under warrant or warrantless arrest that may include subduing, handcuffing and otherwise restraining the arrested person.

Utilizes primary weapons and carries a firearm on duty along with other police equipment.

Specific duties at levels:
Seeks assistance from higher-ranking officers during emergency situations.

Carries out assignments using personal initiative.

Works under more direct supervision.

Works independently, using sound judgment based on past experiences and BEP regulations to handle and resolve situations.

Takes immediate control during emergency situations.

Interprets written orders and provides verbal instructions and guidance to subordinate Police Officers.

Monitors line operations that involve activities such as foot or bike patrol, traffic control, post assignment and investigations.

Acts as court liaison, or as a witness for the government during legal proceedings. Instructs Officers in the performance of tasks and techniques necessary to receive and record radio, telephone, and personal messages.

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience, for all grade levels includes: experience as an active member of the federal, state, county, municipal, or local police force, as a military police officer, or comparable experience involving responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property that has provided knowledge of law enforcement methods, to include arrest and/or detention authority and search and seizure.

In addition to the specialized experience for all grade levels, applicants must also demonstrate the specialized experience for the grade(s) in which they are applying:

TR-06 (equivalent to a GS-05): To qualify for the TR-06 specialized experience includes: having basic knowledge of law enforcement through documenting incidents, knowledge of safety practices of different firearms through training and use, and resolving emergency, criminal, and other police related situations with the guidance of supervisors.


Education (TR-06 Only): Education may be substituted for the required specialized experience at the TR-06 level as follows: Successfully completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in Police Science or a comparable degree program related to the work of this position. Examples include: Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice or Correctional Administration.

For the TR-06: In addition the above requirements, you must meet the following: you must have been at the next lower grade level (TR-05), or equivalent, for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

TR-07 (equivalent to a GS-06): To qualify for the TR-07 specialized experience includes: resolving emergency situations independently; utilizing investigative techniques and past experience to make sound judgement during varioius situations.

For the TR-07: In addition the above requirements, you must meet the following: you must have been at the next lower grade level (TR-06), or equivalent, for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

TR-08 (equivalent to a GS-07): To qualify for the TR-08 specialized experience includes: Serving as a team leader; providing orders and guidance to subordinate officers; negotiating with intruders; and conducting criminal investigations.
For the TR-08: In addition the above requirements, you must meet the following: you must have been at the next lower grade level (TR-07), or equivalent, for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Prior to appointment, applicants tentatively selected for employment must be certified physically qualified by the Bureau's Medical Officer to perform arduous duties, with emphasis on eyesight, color distinction, hearing, and mobility. Applicants must possess emotional and mental stability and will undergo a psychological evaluation/test.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have a current, valid driver's license. Selectees will be required to pass the Mixed Basic Police Officer Training Course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Continued employment with the Bureau is contingent upon successful completion of FLETC. In addition, selectees must meet all firearms qualifications (handguns, shotguns, and sub-machine guns) and shall be required to pass all phases of the BEP police training program.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
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2. Minimum Requirements : Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You will be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.
3. Rating : Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices associated with investigations; skill in conducting interviews and interrogating suspects and witnesses; ability to prepare reports of findings; knowledge of the mission of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies; and knowledge of investigative and security regulations and policies.

MULTI-PHASED PROCESS: This is a multi-phased application process. In addition to the minimum requirments in this announcement, applicants will be rated and ranked based on a structured interview and the Police Officer Selection Test (POST).

Category Rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, Gold, Silver, or Bronze depending on your experience related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference eligible will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference eligible in that category. Qualified preference eligible with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

5. Referral : If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. First consideration will be given to CTAP/ICTAP eligible in the commuting area.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements, CTAP/ICTAP eligible must be ranked in the Gold category.
For more information on the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), please click here Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) )

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We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs.

Our benefits package includes:
  • Transit Subsidies
  • On-site Fitness Center
  • Opportunities for Alternate Work Schedules (AWS)
Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: BENEFITS

For operational efficiency, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) shuts down for all non-emergency personnel during the December/January holiday season for one week (approximately 40 work hours). BEP employees should plan to take annual leave during this period. The shutdown period for the 2013 holiday season is December 23rd through Januray 1st.

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • We will not pay relocation expenses.
  • This announcement can be used to fill like positions within 180 days of closing date.
POLICE OFFICER SELECTION TEST: BEP will administer the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST) to all applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements. You must pass the POST in order to receive further consideration. Qualified applicants will receive email notification of the test from the Office of Human Resources.

Applicants who are currently working as a Federal Police Officer and who have successfully completed the Mixed Basic Police Officer Training Course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) at Glynco, Georgia or Artesia, New Mexico within the past five (5) years will not be required to take the POST, but must submit a copy of their FLETC training certificate.

DRUG TESTING INFORMATION: This is a Testing Designated Position. Prior to appointment the selectee must submit to and successfully pass a urinalysis drug screening. The selectee will also be subject to unannounced random drug testing for the duration of their time in this position. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies within 180 days. We will not pay relocation expenses.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to: - Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9_IFR_02-02-09.pdf). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for disqualification in the hiring process. The background investigation process conducted by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is very thorough. Therefore it is imperative that applicants exercise candor and honesty when answering background questionnaires, especially as it relates to arrest, employment, education, finances, illegal drug use, and/or other criminal history. Falsification discovered in security documents or during the background investigation process may result in an immediate negative suitability determination or immediate revocation of your interim clearance (if applicable).

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