Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 651817 (Include on all documents)
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to veterans?
As a Police Officer, you'll protect property and persons on VA property. This includes protecting the civil rights of all individuals while on federally owned property and preserving the peaceful environment needed for successful medical treatment programs.
VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.
For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
Medical examination required.
Must possess an unrestricted drivers license and safe driving record.
Must achieve and maintain firearm qualification and certification.
Work Schedule: Rotating shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays
Location: VA Caribbean Healthcare System, San Juan, PR
The Police Officer protects property and persons on VA property, and enforces appropriate criminal codes and regulations. Assists patients, visitors and employees who require direction and/or physical assistance. Issues traffic citations and federal violation notices when necessary. Responds to crowd and riot control, bomb threats and search requests. Questions witnesses and principals in crimes reported on VA property. Arrests persons for offenses committed on VA property and transfers them to appropriate authorities for detention. Frequently works and patrols alone and without supervision in the outlying grounds and parking lots areas. Directs and assists persons to safety areas during fire, storm or other emergencies and takes prompt action to evacuate persons from dangerous areas.
Note: The full performance level of this position is GS-06. If selected at a lower grade level, selectee may be promoted without further competition to the GS-06 level when fully qualified and recommended by the selecting official. However, promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.
Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
GS-5 Level: Must have at least one year of specialized experience at or above the GS-4 grade level or the equivalent in the private sector. This experience must have provided knowledge of a body of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property. Examples of qualifying experience: work on a police force; service as a military police officer; work providing visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forests, or other natural resource or recreational environments; criminal investigative duties; or other work that provided the required knowledge and skills. Applicants may substitute for this experience successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in Police Science or a comparable degree program related to the work of the position. Applicants may substitute for 3 months of specialized experience successful completion of a Federal, State, county, or municipal police academy or comparable training course that included at least 40 classroom hours of instruction in police department procedures and methods, and local law and regulations.
English and Spanish Language Proficiency Requirement: Applicant must possess the ability to speak and write fluently and proficiently in Spanish and English in order to receive consideration for this position. Applicant's inability to proficiently speak and write in English and Spanish will result in an ineligible rating. The hiring facility will interview or test to evaluate the applicant's ability to write and speak in English and Spanish.
The work requires, on a regular and recurring basis. considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as frequent climbing of multiple flights of stairs, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restrictive areas during search or pursuit activities, or defending oneself or milers from physical attack. Upon issue, body armor must be worn and duty equipment (pistol with extra ammunition, OC spray, PR 24 baton, handcuffs, radio, gloves, keys etc.) must he 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.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POLICE OFFICER POSITION:
Applicants must possess 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.
VA Police Officers must be able to achieve and maintain mandatory firearm qualification/certification.
New VA Police Officers are required to attend a 5-week course at the VA Law Enforcement Training Center in Little Rock, Arkansas within 90 days of entry on duty.
A character investigation may 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.
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.
Applicants and employees must have the capacity to perform the essential functions of the position without risk to themselves or others. Applicants and employees must possess emotional and mental stability. A psychological examination is required. 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.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accred-itation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted 5 points tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp .
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ctap .
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.
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