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    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. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. 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. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service. If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

    The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

    The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

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    Responsibilities

    These positions involve a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-06. At the GS-05 grade level, the incumbent performs assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. The incumbent will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-06. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds. Promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.

    These positions, located within the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, serve as federal police officers performing law enforcement duties. The primary purpose of the positions are to perform the essential functions of the job which include: the suppression of criminal activity, protection of life and property, conducting investigations, apprehension and arrest of law violators, the recovery of stolen or missing property, regulation of non-criminal conduct, operation of complex security systems and responding to and repelling terrorist acts, active threats, natural disasters, chemical, biological and/or radiological hazards and all emergency situations.

    Other duties and responsibilities include:

    • Protects life and property;
    • Preserves peace and secures the installation/grounds;
    • Determines the need for and conducts searches to collect and secure evidence and contraband;
    • Ensures arrests are accomplished in a lawful manner and for probable cause, safeguarding the rights of the arrested person/persons;
    • Performs highly visible vigorous patrol activities;
    • Performs initial and follow-up investigations of accidents to determine who, what and why the accident occurred;
    • Prepares accident reports;
    • Directs vehicle and pedestrian traffic to ensure the traffic flow is not disrupted and flows freely and enforces the hospital parking regulations/issues citations;
    • Performs initial investigations of all criminal activity (i.e. thefts, assaults, disorderly conduct and more complex/serious crimes such as murder, manslaughter, rape arson, suicide, etc.);
    • Responds to emergency and routine calls;
    • Operates complex equipment specific to police operations (i.e. speed radar or laser equipment, mobile video/audio recording equipment overt/covert video surveillance systems, breathalyzer equipment, night imaging devices and/or thermal imaging devices); and
    • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

    Work Schedule: Full-time, rotating shifts that include weekends and holidays.

    Designated Drug-Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    06

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/436391500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.