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    This position is the Police Service with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System located in Palo Alto, CA. This position will be performing law enforcement and security duties. Duties will include, but may not be limited to the following:

    • Performs a full range of police duties by following and executing 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;
    • Patrol VA facilities, identify situations where criminal activity has occurred or is about to occur, assess danger and threats, and take 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;
    • Works within a mix of jurisdictional arrangements (i.e., exclusive, concurrent and/or proprietorial), ensures compliance with and enforces a full range of Federal, state, territorial, and/or commonwealth, county and municipal laws, ordinances, rules and regulations;
    • Works at any property owned or leased by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This includes all Veterans Health Administration facilities, Veterans Benefits Administration facilities, VA National Cemetery Administration facilities, and VA Staff Office facility;
    • Patrols out-based locations;
    • Initiates investigative stops on suspicious and potentially dangerous persons, determining whether their presence and/or actions are authorized or require some level of corrective/enforcement action;
    • Conducts recurring security assessments of Department properties, these assessments are typically conducted while on regular patrols of property, but may be directed upon supervisor's request;
    • Prepares a detailed report regarding these findings and submit recommendations to ensure safety and security;
    • Works with facility management to request applicable work orders and monitors a complaint or report from mitigation to resolution;
    • Identifies security vulnerabilities, correct, document and/or recommend changes in crime prevention programs to mitigate opportunities for assault, illegal entry, and theft involving highly protected information, property and/or processes, hospital and research installations where there is significant potential for releasing materials that could seriously endanger public health and other facilities containing materials or processes that require special protective methods. These methods may include evasive and defensive driving skills while operating a vehicle;
    • Interviews, interrogates and informs complainants, witnesses and suspects;
    • Advises victims, witnesses, and offenders on legal procedures;
    • Explains the elements of a crime to victims and offenders, mediate disputes between people, speak to people with the intent to develop rapport, develop Informants, influence, and provide comfort to those in need;
    • Identifies persons requiring assistance or medical aid while on-patrol, perform on-scene assessments and determine the level of aid or emergency response required; and
    • Performs miscellaneous minor duties as assigned;

    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.

    Work Schedule: Rotating 12 hour shift
    Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

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    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/487162600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.