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Job Title:  Police Officer (Special Reaction Team)
Department:  Department of the Navy
Agency:  U.S. Marine Corps
Job Announcement Number:  EA30083-08-NO799461-D

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$38,790.00 to $50,431.00 / Per Year
Monday, December 03, 2012 to Thursday, December 13, 2012
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
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United States Citizens


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The primary purpose of this position is to perform law enforcement and special reaction team work. The incumbent will possess apprehension/detention authority on a military installation and is required to carry a firearm in the performance of duties.


  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • The ability to obtain a SECRET security clearance is required.
  • This is a Department of the Navy drug testing designated position.
  • This position requires shift work.
  • Incumbent must carry firearms.


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  • Responds to and/or investigates complaints ranging from identifying and enforcing minor violations to identifying, investigating and making apprehensions in felony crimes.  
  • Takes appropriate action to resolve high-risk situations with a minimum loss of life, injury, and property damage.  
  • Rescues officers and citizens captured or endangered by gunfire. Protects lives of hostages, police personnel, bystanders, and suspects.  
  • May serve as a designated marksman/observer as a member of a building entry team to affect suspect apprehension and secure the safe release of hostages.
  • Evacuates bystanders from the area to prevent and reduce the likelihood of collateral damage; implements antiterrorism/force protection measures and prepares technical descriptive documents and reports.
  • Provides high-ground, perimeter security, and utilizes other security techniques against snipers and others while protecting visiting dignitaries.
  • Provides controlled assault firepower in certain non-riot situations.  
  • As requested, provides specialized support during investigations to CID or NCIS by performing surveillance, providing assistance on drug raids, search warrants, and apprehensions.
  • Gathering and analyzing facts, taking statements; performing traffic law enforcement.
  • Performing law enforcement duties at fixed posts such as entry and exit gates throughout the installation.
  • Implementing antiterrorism/force protection measures; writing technical descriptive documents/reports and performing other law enforcement duties as assigned. 


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In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.  Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.



For GS-7 : Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector  that provided knowledge of laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and the use of sophisticated police equipment and weapons for maintaining order and protecting life and property; serving as a member of a building entry team; subduing and disarming those who are doing violence to other persons, gathering and analyzing facts relating to critical incidents; seizing and protecting evidence; taking statements; advising violator(s) of rights, interviews witnesses and determines whether facts warrant apprehension/detention or lesser action.



PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. 


As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.  To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link:  View Assessment Questions

Special Requirements

Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.


Weekend/holiday/overtime work is required.


This position is subject to shift work.   Incumbent is subject to 24-hour recall and will maintain a 24-hour recall notification number and is required to respond per installation policy/SOP.   May be subject to being interrupted from meal or other work breaks while on duty.


May be required to respond to off base circumstances as directed by the installation commander, in accordance with USMC and DOD policy.


Incumbent must pass a sanctioned physical agility test and medical evaluation and pass periodic re-tests as required.


Incumbent must pass all weapons qualifications prior to assigned duties and responsibilities and must pass all requalification as required.


Incumbent must pass a sanctioned job compatibility/psychological examination.


Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license and be able to maintain a U.S. Government emergency vehicle operator's license.


Incumbent must be able to read, write and speak English.


Incumbent must carry firearms.


This is a Department of Navy drug testing designated position.   Required to undergo pre-employment urinalysis requirements and sustainment drug testing.


Must be able to use all police equipment, certify in the use of radar detection and alcohol detection equipment, field sobriety tests, expandable or collapsible baton, and obtain other certifications required to accomplish the duties of a law enforcement officer.


The position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.   Persons convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence are not eligible for the position.


Incumbent must pass a National Agency Check and local background check.


This position does not meet the definition of law enforcement officer (LEO) and is excluded from coverage as LEO for purposes of the Federal Employment Retirement System-Base Annuity IAW 5 CFR, Part 842, Subpart H.


Must be at least 18 years of age.



Must maintain program height and weight appearance standards.


Must meet medical standards for police officers in DoD 6056.05M and NEHC-Tm OM 6260.


This is an emergency personnel position.


Incumbent required to pass a 1st class USMC physical fitness test.


Required to wear a uniform and maintain appearance and grooming standards per Marine Corps Orders/policies.


Must successfully complete a designated USMC Police Officers Course of Instruction and meet all certification requirements, to include weapons certifications, CPR, AED, DOD and Joint Training Regulations. Training may be conducted at a regional training facility.


As first responders to chemical/biological attacks, must be able to train and wear personal protective equipment to include mask, suit, boots, and gloves.


If incumbent is conducting law enforcement operations in navigable waters, incumbent must attend the Inland Boat Operator Training Program at FLETC or a similar course.


Required to meet the pre-requisites to attend the SRT course and successfully complete the SRT course.


Failure to meet conditions of employment may result in disciplinary action and/or termination.



You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below.  Additional points are not added for veterans’ preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.


If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:

Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Highly Qualified-Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. 

Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.


If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.


Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.



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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.


Position is subject to the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.


This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.


Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.


A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.


The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit


Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at:


ICTAP Applicants: 


Military Spouse Preference (MSP):


Veteran’s Preference Information:


30% or More Disabled Veterans:


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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit. 


Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Thursday, December 13, 2012 


If more than one resume is received, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed. 

If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  


If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: 


This Vacancy ID is 799461. 


Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement.  All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.


** It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate.  HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **


The following documents are required (resume, assessment questionnaire and required documents listed below.  Copies are sufficient): PLEASE READ THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILED EXPLANATIONS

·         Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional)

·         Completed assessment questionnaire (part of the online application)

·         ICTAP documentation (if claiming ICTAP preference)

·         Veterans’ Preference Documentation, if applicable (DD-214/DD-215 or statement of service (showing character of discharge),  VA letter (showing total percentage of disability), SF-15-see Other Information section for further details)

·         Military Sponsor’s PCS Orders (if claiming military spouse preference)

·         Transcripts or Unofficial Transcripts (if qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience). If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment. 


The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc).  Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide:


Phone: (757)396-7994
Agency Information:
Navy HRSC East
Human Resource Service Center East
Bldg 17 Norfolk Naval Shipyard
TDD 858-577-5723
Portsmouth, VA


When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.  


Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. Best qualified applicants with veterans' preference are entitled to initial selection consideration.  If there are a sufficient number of best qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.


If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

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