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Job Title:  Detective, Temporary Promotion GS-083-7/8, Target 8
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  NY-13-MLB-874085

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$40,777.00 to $55,844.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 to Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Full Time - Temporary Promotion NTE 12 Months
1 vacancy in the following location:
Bay Pines, FL United StatesView Map
Open to Current, Permanent Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Employees


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 874085(Please include on all documents)

Our mission:  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.


Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., mental retardation (intellectual disabilities), severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.


This is a Temporary Promotion, not to exceed 12 months

Temporary Promotion can be terminated at any time


Appointment may be non-competitively converted to permanent appointment at any time.




  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to background invesitgation
  • Pre-employment physical required
  • Psychological Exam Required


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The selectee enforces Federal and appropriate State and criminal codes and VA Directive and Regulations originating in Federal Statute in the physical protection of patients, visitors and employees; the protection of property of the United States (U.S.) Government and personal property on VA controlled property; the protection of the civil rights of all individuals while on VA controlled property; and in the preservation of peaceful environment requisite to the operation of medical treatment programs.

As a "Condition of Employment", the Detective must qualify semi-annually with his or her assigned Beretta 92D Centurion 9mm Handgun, annually with his or her PR-24 Side Handle Baton. The Detective must meet the standards as outlined in the Lautenberg Amendment (PL 104-208) to the Gun Control Act of 1968 (18 USC 922). Persons who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot own, be issued, purchase or otherwise have possession of a handgun.

The Detective is responsible for the complete investigation of all crimes, both felony and misdemeanor, which cannot be solved through the initial efforts of the reporting officer and the preliminary investigation. Cases investigated by the Detective normally involved an equal mixture of the more serious crime or complex misdemeanors, along with crimes of lesser nature.

In conducting investigations the selectee investigates complaints, leads and tips, develops leads, obtains and properly processes physical evidence, seeks out witnesses, interviews complainants, victims, witness, suspects and subjects, obtains written statements and prepares cases for prosecution by Federal, State or Municipal prosecutors.

In the accomplishment of duties the Detective employs a methodology consistent with the established criminal investigation techniques, renders detailed accurate statements and reduces the information gathered into a clear, concise and accurate report. Keeps and maintains accurate and complex files on these activities and testifies in court as an expert witness, using reports and evidence while representing the VA. The Detective also insures that Police Service operating instructions are properly complied with when applicable.



Position Title: Detective PD# 9478

Work Schedule: Subject to Irregular Tours of Duty which includes  Rotating Shifts, nights, weekends and holidays.

 Relocation/Recruitment Expenses are not Authorized for this position


GS-7 grade is on Special Rates Pay Scale

GS-8 grade is on Rest of USA Locality Scale






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Applicants must meet Office of Personnel Management requirements for this position as specified in the Qualification Standards for GS-083 series.

Position is subject to Lautenberg Amendment.  


1.    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.

2.    VA Police Officers must be able to achieve and maintain mandatory semi-annual firearm qualification/certification.

3.    New VA Police Officers are required to successfully complete an 8-week course at the VA Law Enforcement Training Center in Little Rock, Arkansas within 90 days of entry on duty.

4.    A character investigation will 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.

5.    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.

6.    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. Reasonable accommodation shall also be considered in determining an applicant's ability to perform the duties of a position.


There is no education substitution for this position 



Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's web site at


Education: N/A

Veterans' Preference:   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 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit




GS-7, 1 year Specialized experience at the next lower level (GS-6)

GS-8, 1 year Specialized experience at the next lower level (GS-7)




Must pass pre-employment physical and psychological examination and recurring annual exams thereafter as a condition of employment.  Position is subject to Lautenberg Amendment. Must complete and maintain firearms qualifications as a condition of employment.


You must pass a pre-employment physical, if you are a new police officer, for this position. The following physical standards are required for this position: Heavy lifting &, heavy carrying 45lb or over, straight pulling, pulling hand and over hand .5 hrs, pushing .5 hours, reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, both hands required, walking(4 hours) & standing (4 hours), crawling .5 hours, kneeling .5 hours, repeated bending .5 hours, climbing, legs only .5 hours, climbing use of legs and arms, both legs required, operation of crane, truck, tractor or motor vehicle, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, ability to use and desirability of using firearms,  near vision correctable at 13” to 16” to jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, both eyes required,  depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (without aid), other-emotional stability under stress.  Environmental factors: outside, and inside, excessive heat and excessive cold, fume, smoke, or gases, slippery or uneven walking surfaces, working around moving objects or vehicles, working on working alone,  protracted or irregular hours of work and arduous duty.

Intervenes in assaults, criminal acts and disturbances.



In addition to meeting minimum qualification requirements all applicants must show the level of accomplishment or degree to which they possess the knowledge, skills, or abilities by describing your experience, training, and education to include examples that clearly demonstrate them in your resume. You will be evaluated against the following factors and the online questionnaire. No additional narrative responses required.

1.     Knowledge of arrest authority and procedure.

2.     Knowledge of State & Federal Criminal and Constitutional law.

3.     Knowledge of Evidence handling process/change of custody/storage/accountability.

4. Knowledge of  Supreme Court Decisions affecting constitutional rights involving the 1st,4th,5th,6th,and 14th amendments.

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.


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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



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To apply for this position: All applicants must furnish the following forms.   Failure to do so may result in your application being rated as incomplete:

  • Resume (OF-612 no longer required, preferred method is USA JOBS resume Builder)  
  • A complete Occupational Questionnaire (submitted online). 
  • Most Recent SF-50 – Notification of Personnel Action; current or former federal employees, Transfer or Reinstatement Eligible.
  • Most Recent performance appraisal

Use this checklist to make sure you've submitted everything!

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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.   Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is easier, faster, and provides more information as applications are processed.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following links: . After applying, return to Application Manager or My USAJOBS ( to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire Online Questionnaire
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire .
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

  To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 874085
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.


All required documents must be submitted. Please read section "How to Apply" carefully.


Michael L. Biondo
Phone: (727)398-6661x5692
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
VHA Bay Pines HCS
Online Applications Accepted ONLY
No Mail or Email or In Person Applicants
PO Box 5005 HRMS 05
Bay Pines, FL
33744-9900 Fax: (478)757-3144


It is the responsibility of the applicant to check their designated e-mail account for the current status of their paperwork, in addition to announcement updates.  It is therefore imperative that a current e-mail address be provided at the time of application. The status of the position vacancy can be found in both the USAJOBS and Application Manager accounts.

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

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