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Job Title:  Police Officer
Department:  Department of the Navy
Agency:  U.S. Marine Corps
Job Announcement Number:  EA30083-07-TP818805-D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$31,315.00 to $50,431.00 / Per Year
Friday, January 04, 2013 to Monday, January 14, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Twentynine Palms, CA United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


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The primary purpose of the position is to perform law enforcement work. Duties are preformed on rotating shifts, 24 hours a day, and 365 days of the year. Incumbents attend formal, on- the- job and in-service training to include; regulary scheduled weapons qualifications training, periodic instruction and /or drill in law enforcement procedures, and regularly scheduled  physical agility training and testing.


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 prequalifications as required.


Incumbent must pass a sanctioned job compatibility/psychological examination.



  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • This is a Department of the navy drug testing designated position.
  • Pre-employment physical examination required.
  • Applicant required to carry firearms.


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·         The incumbent is required to perform duties on a rotating shift and will receive on-the job training.

·         Police Officers perform a wide variety of complex law enforcement duties generated by the surrounding area of the installation.

·         Responding to and/or investigating complaints of minor to complex incidents, patrolling the installation via motorized vehicles , walking, or bicycling.

·         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.


GS-05:  Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 grade level or Pay grade in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector that provided a basic knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, procedures, and operating methods to assist in performing routine, recurring kinds of fixed post and/or patrol assignments. Such as traffic laws, regulations governing access to buildings, procedures for crimes in progress and governing rights of individuals. 


GS-06:  Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or Pay grade in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector that provided basic knowledge of standardized rules, methods, procedures and operating techniques.  Such knowledge may include responding to calls/alarms, investigating violations or reports of probably causes, performing traffic patrol and emergency response duties, arresting violators, providing crime prevention information, assisting accident victims by providing first aid, and writing detailed reports of incident.


GS-07:  Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level or Pay grade 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 involved responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property. Creditable specialized experience may have been gained in work on a police force; through service as a military police officer; in work responding to emergency calls, complaints and other calls for service during the watch.  Subdues and disarms those who are doing violence to other persons, assists the injured, and administers first aid. Gather and analyzes facts, seizes and protects evidence; takes statements, advises violator(s) of rights, make diagrams, 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




SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: (GS-, 05 level only) Applicants may substitute the following education for the required experience, provided it demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position: 


GS-5:  Applicants may substitute the 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.


FOR THE GS-5:  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, may be substituted for a maximum of 3 months of specialized experience.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: (GS-05 ) Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be combined to meet the total qualification requirements.


No substitution of education or training may be made for the required specialized experience at GS-6 and above.



Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:



Special Requirements


Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.


A security clearance may be required for this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.


Employees may have to attend a regional police academy at a remote site. 


Position may require occasional travel.


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 pre-qualifications 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 firearm.


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 Officer in DoD 6055.05M and NEHC-TM OM 6260.


This is an emergency personnel position.


Overtime may be required.


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, etc. 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.


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.


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


This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


Relocation expenses 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:


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: 

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified.  For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:


Military Spouse Preference (MSP):


Veteran’s Preference Information:


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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 Monday, January 14, 2013


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 818805.  


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 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: Applicant Checklist-External


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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