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    Summary

    The mission of the VA police officer is to serve and protect Veterans, patients, employees, contractors, volunteers, affiliates, visitors, and others who frequent VA facilities. Veterans should be able to enter any VA facility across the country with the confidence that they will receive a consistently high level of protection and customer service from VA police officers. This is accomplished through crime prevention activities, typical law enforcement actions, and Veteran Centered Policing.

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    Responsibilities

    This is an open continuous announcement. Applicants will be referred at cut-offs published in this announcement. First cut-off for applicants is January 28, 2019.

    The duties are in the performance of law enforcement work to preserve the peace; the prevention, detection, and investigation of crimes occurring on Department of Veterans Affairs controlled property. Duties include, the arrest of violators; the control of traffic; the provision of assistance for citizens in emergency situations, including the protection of personnel, civil rights, and VA owned or controlled property. The VA police officer assures compliance with federal, state, county, and municipal laws and ordinances as they pertain to VA property and agency rules. Other duties include, but not limited to:

    - Reduce opportunities for crime and misconduct;
    - Conduct aggressive protective patrols for the security of patients, staff, and property;
    - Assist those who cannot care for themselves due to health or condition;
    - Extend information, direction, and courtesy to visitors, employees, and patients;
    - Identify and report hazardous situations and correct immediate dangers;
    - Take life-saving actions in all emergency and disaster situations;
    - Identify criminal activity and, where appropriate, apprehend violators;
    - Cite or arrest violators of regulations and laws when necessary;
    - Collect and preserve evidence;
    - Conduct search of persons;
    - Coordinate with local and State law enforcement agencies (OIG, FBI, DEA, etc.);
    - Search, process and diagram crime scenes;
    - Check status of stolen property, criminal histories, and wanted persons through computer network.

    Work Schedule: ROTATING SHIFTS, INCLUDING NIGHTS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAY'S
    Compressed/Flexible:
    6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    2:00 p.m. to Midnight
    10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
    Telework: Not Available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description Title/PD#: Police Officer/16035A
    Physical Requirements: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, long hours of standing, walking, driving and similar activities. Must respond to alarms, pursue suspects, participate in training activities, climb stairs and walk during assigned foot patrols in and around large building, and campus. Agility, dexterity and strength are needed to pursue, apprehend and detain suspects. On a regular and recurring basis the work requires strenuous exertion physically restraining disorderly individuals. Must be physically able to lift or carry injured or hurt persons, evacuate persons to safety during disasters or other emergencies.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    6

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521987800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.