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    Summary

    VA police officers are a vital part of ensuring a safe and secure environment across VA. They carry out policing duties and are often the first to interact and assist Veterans, patients, employees, visitors, and others who frequent VA facilities. VA police officers are the face of the VA and must have a special skill set that allows them to empathize, engage, and communicate with all individuals they encounter to ensure a positive outcome and ensure the safety of the facility and occupants.

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    Responsibilities

    VA Police Officers serve as Federal police officer working for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) performing law enforcement duties pursuant to Title 38 USC and Section 902. The duties include but are not limited to:

    • Preparing oral and written reports involving complex, serious, and petty criminal offenses and security violation.
    • Performing routing police patrols, taking initial complaints, and responding to routine calls for service.
    • Patrolling using advanced police patrol techniques, investigating complaints and crimes, observing and detecting suspicious activity, stopping and questioning suspicious persons, determining through circumstances if further action is necessary, and assessing crimes scenes.
    • Using basic, advanced, and complex methods and techniques such as preliminary investigation, including misdemeanors and felonies, conduct extensive searches, seizing and preserving evidence, interviewing witnesses, and interrogating suspect.
    Work Schedule: 12 hour shifts 6:00 am to 6:00 pm/6:00 pm to 6:00 am
    Position Description Title/PD#: Police Officer/41077-A

    Physical Requirements: Requires regular and recurring physical exertion, long hours of standing, walking, driving and similar activities. Police officer must respond to alarms, pursue, participate in training activities, climb stairs and walk during assigned foot patrols in and around large buildings, campus, and other settings. Agility, dexterity, and strength are need to pursue, apprehend, and detain uncooperative suspects. On regular and recurring basis, the work requires strenuous exertion, physically restraining disorderly individuals to prevent harm to self and others.
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    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    6

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521302600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.