JOB DESCRIPTION: Police Officers maintain law and order; enforce Federal laws, rules, and regulations; and, investigate accidents, criminal activity, and misconduct involving misdemeanors and felonies. They protect NGA personnel and assets by providing emergency response and protective measures. They also conduct patrols, prevent and detect violations, prepare accident and incident reports, conduct searches, and conduct interviews and briefings.
DEVELOPMENTAL ASSIGNMENT: This position is within the Office of Protective Services, developmental Program (DP). Selectee(s) for this position will be hired at a starting base salary of $39,921, not including locality pay. Employees in the DP program are generally noncompetitively promoted to Band 2 upon successful completion of FLETC/UPTP and all performance and proficiency requirements.Learn more about this agency
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Office of Protective Services - East in Springfield, VA., seeks dynamic, high-interpersonal, self-motivated, independent, and team-oriented individual(s) to serve as Police Officers providing law enforcement, emergency management and security services for NGA facilities, personnel and assets. The selectee(s) will handle a variety of force protection, anti-terrorism operations and respond to emergency situations. The selectee(s) will be responsible for responding to initial security incidents, accidents, preparing detailed reports, conducting physical security operations, conducting field interviews, collecting evidence as required and utilizing a variety of less-lethal weapons and firearms during the execution of their duties. The Office of Protective Services is a 24x7 operation. NGA Police Officers are required to work nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, and are on-call on a 24-hour basis. Police Officer candidates must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions, and under strenuous and potentially dangerous conditions. NGA Police Officers are required to sign a Continued Service Agreement requiring completion of 3 years' service. Officers that leave the NGA, DoD, or the IC prior to completing the 3-year period of service may be required to reimburse the Federal Government for tuition and travel costs associated with required police officer training.
1) Per the Lautenberg Amendment, applicants who have been convicted of domestic violence, or are under a restraining (protection) order for domestic violence are not eligible for employment as an NGA Police Officer.
2) Police Officers may be required to take their assigned firearms home.
3) In applying for a Police Officer position with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the applicant consents to and authorizes the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to perform a preliminary criminal and driving record background check via the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), National Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (NLETS), and Law Enforcement Defense Data Exchange (D-DEX) to determine employee eligibility.
4) Successful completion of an NGA accepted police academy is required in order to maintain employment, as mandated by DOD Instruction 5525.15.
5) Applicants are required to take and pass an initial Physical Ability Test (PAT) and medical physical examination conducted by the NGA Medical Unit. Also, applicants must take and pass the written entrance exam, polygraph examination, drug test, and receive a favorable security clearance adjudication before hire. Agency Police Officers are required to take an NGA-administered medical exam and fitness test annually, and maintain a "pass" status while participating in random polygraph examinations and drug tests.
6) Applicants are required upon hire to have a valid driver's license and must maintain a valid driver's license throughout their employment with NGA.
This position is also being advertised as a Pay Band 2 Police Officer. In order to be selected as a Pay Band 2 Police Officer the candidate must meet the following mandatory criteria above the Pay Band 1 Qualifications:
1) Successful completion of the Police Officer Selection Test (POST).
2) Have previously completed a state certified police academy that meets or exceeds the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Uniform Police Training Program (UPTP) and a minimum of 480 hours of continuous training, and meets the requirements of DoD Instruction 5525.15. Combining hours from different training academies and/or training courses DOES NOT meet this requirement.
3) Applicant must have three (3) or more years of experience as a certified state/local police officer.
4) The applicant must have no more than five (5) years of separated service between a previous law enforcement agency and EOD at NGA.
5) Applicant must provide a letter, SF-50, or other validated documentation certifying they are eligible for re-hire or recertification from their former agency or POST/state certifying agency.
6) Individuals must provide a letter stating they separated/retired in good standing with no adverse disciplinary action or pending adverse disciplinary action.
7) Applicants must provide a certified copy of curriculum from their completed police academy for review.
Who May Apply
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Conditions Of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
- Security Investigation
- Direct Deposit Required
- Two Year Probationary Period
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Security Clearance Required
- Top Secret
- Sensitive Compartmented Information
- Polygraph Test Required
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.
This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.
This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP).
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:
1) Interpreting laws, policies and instructions governing law enforcement/security activities.
2) Information sharing, negotiating and building professional interpersonal relationships while respecting diversity.
3) Communicating orally or in writing to a variety of audiences.
4) Utilizing a variety of multi-media communication devices and Microsoft Office programs.
5) Adapting to a rapidly changing environment while maintaining a level of situational awareness.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: A minimum of 2 years of coursework beyond the high school level with at least 12 semester (18 quarter) hours, preferably in Criminology, General Law, Law Enforcement, Police Administration, Police Investigation, Police Law and Evidence. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 12 semester (18 quarter) hours in any area listed in option A plus experience that provides knowledge of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals to 2 years. -OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 2 years of experience in law enforcement or security work that provides knowledge of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques. Experience can also include military work that involved protecting property, equipment, data, or materials; making judgments based on the application of directions, rules, regulations, or laws; or other work that provided the required knowledge and skills related to law enforcement or security work. A valid driver's license and must maintain a valid driver's licenses while employed at NGA; Successful completion of an initial Physical Ability Test (PAT) as mandated by DOD Instruction 5525.15 and determined by command staff. The following Certification must be maintained after your FLETC's training: Firearms Certification, Less-lethal weapons use Certification (e.g. monadock, oleoresin capsicum (OC); Successful completion of First Aid/CPR course. Successful completion of an NGA accepted police academy.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; Straight pulling; Pulling hand over hand; Pushing; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Use of hands; Prolonged periods of standing; Crawling; Kneeling; Repeated bending; Climbing, use of legs and arms; Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Good near and far vision; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Must pass a drug test; Must pass a physical exam; Ability to wear a respirator.
ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENT: Working outside and inside; Working in excessive heat; Working in excessive cold; Exposure to fumes, smoke, or gases.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1) Utilizing police communications systems, emergency equipment, less-lethal weapons and firearms.
2) Processing crime scenes, controlling property, and collecting evidence.
3) Investigating criminal incidents, traffic accidents, preparing written reports and responding to emergency situations.
4) Detecting deceptive behavior and utilizing surveillance techniques.
5) Applying criminal codes, vehicle codes and search/seizure principles.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Applicants are NOT required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. THE COVER LETTER IS RECOMMENDED BUT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION WITH THE NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.
APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages:
1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria.
2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates,
3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process.
Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted.
As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)
All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.
NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at email@example.com. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
Background checks and security clearance
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
Application submission involves applying using NGA's on-line application process. Application Instructions can be found by visiting: http://www.intelligencecareers.gov/NGA
All announcements close at 7:59PM EDT on the closing date listed. Be sure to complete and submit your application by that time in order to be considered.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Agency contact information
AddressNATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
7500 GEOINT Drive
Springfield, VA 22150
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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472979700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.