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These positions are located within the Police Service at the Northport VA Medical Center in Northport, NY. The Police Officer protects property and persons on VA property, and enforces appropriate criminal codes and regulations. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Empathizes, engages, and communicates with all individuals they encounter to ensure a positive outcome and safety of the facility and all its occupants;
- Follows and executes rules, regulations, or procedures covering law and rules enforcement, physical and personal security operations, patrol duties, control desk duty, coordination with local courts, and/or crime prevention activities for the local jurisdiction;
- Identifies situations where criminal activity has occurred or is about to occur, assess danger and threats, and takes proper recourse, including taking statements, making arrests, and conducting short and long-term investigations;
- Uses various special weapons and tactics at least 25% of the time to resolve security and law enforcement-related issues;
- Assists patients, visitors, and employees who require direction and/or physical assistance; Issues traffic citations and federal violation notices when necessary;
- Responds to crowd and riot control, bomb threats, and search requests;
- Questions witnesses and principals in crimes reported on VA property;
- Arrests persons for offenses committed on VA property and transfers them to appropriate authorities for detention;
- Frequently works and patrols alone and without supervision in the outlying grounds and parking lots areas;
- Directs and assists persons to safety areas during fire, storm, or other emergencies and takes prompt action to evacuate persons from dangerous areas;
- Uses speed radar or laser equipment, mobile video/audio recording equipment, overt/covert video surveillance systems, breathalyzer equipment, night imaging devices, and/or thermal imagining devices;
- Uses designated police and VA disruptive behavior reporting systems and databases; Performs scheduled and unscheduled functional and operational status checks of critical notification systems to include but not limited to panic alarms, duress alarms, and intrusion detection systems; and,
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts
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.
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Who May Apply
This job is open to…United States Citizens
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