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PLEASE NOTE, PROCESSING INCLUDES: PHYSICAL EFFICIENCYBATTERY (PEB), WRITTEN EXAMINATION, FORMS REVIEW AND PANELREVIEW WHICH WILL BE HELD IN WASHINGTON, DC.
Employees must successfully complete training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, GA (for approximately 18 weeks) and the Field Training Evaluation program for retention.
In addition to those duties and responsibilities required of every force member as a Private Helicopter Pilot you will:
- Provide law enforcement services, which includes: the prevention, detection and investigation of violations of criminal laws of the United States or of the state and local area in which the United States Park Police have jurisdiction.
- Perform Pilot In Command duties of a Bell 412 police helicopter with crews operating 24/7/365.
- Must have logged 500 hours of Pilot in command (PIC) in helicopters (as defined by the FAA definition)
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship required.
- Applicants must be at least 21 years old.
- Applicants must NOT have reached their 37th birthday upon appointment to this position.
- Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication for Top Secret clearance.
- Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
- Must pass pre-employment medical exam and drug testing.
- Position subject to random drug testing & yearly medical exams
- Must have logged 500 hours of Pilot in command (PIC) in helicopters (as defined by the FAA definition).
- Must not have any Felony Convictions
- Must meet vision requirements
- Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program
- Selectee(s) will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties and maintain firearm proficiency
- Prior to appointment, candidates selected for these positions must be determined physically fit by an authorized physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties, pass a medical examination, and pass the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB). The PEB is a fitness test consisting of four different components: 1) agility run - measures the ability to get up from the ground and sprint while changing directions; 2) bench press -measures upper body strength for one repetition; 3) 1.5 mile run -measures cardio/respiratory fitness; 4) sit and reach - measures flexibility in the lower back, legs and shoulders.
- You will be required to operate a government motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required.
- You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the United States Park Police uniform and grooming standards.
- You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.
- If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
QualificationsThis is a primary position covered by enhanced retirement provisions. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, and must not have reached their 37th birthday upon appointment to this position. Two exceptions are allowed: 1) an applicant has prior Federal service in a primary covered position sufficient to complete 20 years of service on or before the mandatory retirement age of 57; or 2) an applicant is a qualified veterans' preference eligible, in which case the MEA is waived and their corresponding retirement age may be higher than 57 after completing 20 years of service.
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Applicants must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:
To qualify for this position, you must have at least two years of progressively responsible experience that demonstrates the ability to learn and apply detailed and complex regulations and procedures that involve making sound judgment based on the application of directions, regulations, or laws. You must have worked on a police force, service as a military police officer, specialized military experience, security guards, helicopter pilot in command duties, physical security, visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forest, or other natural resources or recreational environments, and/or criminal investigations. Qualifying experience not immediately related to law enforcement may include and shall not be limited to 2-years of supervisory/managerial experience or personal work related experience that demonstrates the ability to independently manage critical tasks. You must include hours per week worked.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of 2 years of higher education You must include transcripts.
Successful completion of a COMBINATION of education and experience as described above. You must include transcripts.
Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.
This vacancy may be used at a later date to fill additional similar positions. All new United States Park Police Officers start at the SP-01 grade and salary.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.
Written Test Information: Applicants who meet the experience/education, age requirements, and pass the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB), must also pass a written examination. It is the applicant's responsibility to report to the test location on time and at their expense or they will be removed from the process. Applicants must notify the United States Park Police if they require reasonable accommodation in the test room, and specify the nature of accommodation.
LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT: Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18 U.S.C. Section 922 (g)(91). Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are not eligible for this position. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001). This position is designated as a primary law enforcement position for the purpose of retirement as defined in Title 5 USC 8336 (c) and 8412 (d) which stipulates mandatory retirement at age 57 after 20 years of service The maximum age for initial entry into this position is 36. If you are 37 years of age or older, and have previously served in a federal civilian law enforcement position, you may be exempt from this age restriction. If you are a preference eligible veteran, you may be eligible for this position after 37th birthday. You must supply a copy of your Defense Department Form 214 (DD-214) along with Standard Form 15 (if applicable) and any associated documentation in accordance with the instructions in this vacancy announcement. Failure to provide this documentation with your application will result in lost of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement.
You will initially report to the Washington Metropolitan area. After appointment and orientation, you will report to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA for approximately 18 weeks of training. Initial appointments are made to the Washington Metropolitan area where the largest contingent of officers is located. All initial appointments will be made in Washington, D.C. unless otherwise specified. Officers may also be detailed to any area of the National Park Service.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score will be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you can lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions can affect your rating.
Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:
- Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position
- Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
- Criminal Investigation
- Oral Communication
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/22/2019:
- Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and, indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
- A complete Occupational Questionnaire
- Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
- Veterans Preference Documentation:
- If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives.
- If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
- If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
- Veterans Preference Documentation:
- Documentation that you meet Selective Factors.
- College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
- Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.
- Copy of last page of logbook showing total hours required. A complete copy of your logbook must be readily available and presented upon request. Special note to Military Pilots: The required flight totals must be in accordance with FAA definitions in regard to Pilot in Command.
Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/22/2019. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.
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Agency contact information
AddressUnited States Park Police
1100 Ohio Drive S.W.
Washington, DC 20024
Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.
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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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