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    This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19.

    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. Their safety and security is paramount to ensuring the VA can successfully fulfill President Lincoln's promise by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

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    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Following and executing rules, regulations, or procedures covering law and rules enforcement;
    • Patrol VA facilities
    • Identify situations where criminal activity has occurred or is about to occur
    • Assess danger and threats
    • Take proper recourse, including taking statements, making arrests, and conducting short and long-term investigations;
    • Ensures compliance with and enforces a full range of Federal, state, territorial, and/or commonwealth, country and municipal laws, ordinances, rules and regulations;
    • Independently initiate 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 property;
    • Prepares detailed reports regarding findings and submit recommendations to ensure safety and security;
    • Works with facility management to request 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
    Work Schedule: Varies by needs of service; May work Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, Rotating Shifts and Days; This position is required to take call and may work holidays
    Position Description Title/PD#: Police Officer/ 654-00709-A

    Physical Requirements: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, long hours of standing, walking, driving and similar activities. The incumbent must respond to alarms, pursue suspects, participate in training activities, climb stairs and walk during assigned foot patrols in and around large building, campus, and other physical settings. Agility, dexterity and strength are needed to pursue, apprehend and detain uncooperative suspects. On a regular and recurring basis the work requires strenuous exertion physically restraining disorderly individuals to prevent harm to others or the individual. The incumbent is expected to maintain a high standard of physical fitness and hand and eye coordination in order to maintain his or her semi-annual qualification with his or her assigned firearm and annual qualification with his or her assigned departmental issued intermediate weapons. Strenuous physical exertion is also required during many required and recurring training activities such as those related to weapons training, Active Threat Response training and Ground Defense and Recovery training.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567103700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.