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    THIS IS A SUPERVISORY LEVEL POSITION. Requires a one year New Supervisor Probation periodThe Primary purpose of this position is to assist the service chief as an advisor on all aspects of security and law enforcement needs and problems for the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center. This Deputy Chief of Police (uniformed) position is located in the Police and Security Service at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, MI.

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    Personnel/Training 25 Percent
    -Observes, evaluates and prepares reports on the performance of department personnel
    -Hears grievances and serious employee complaints to resolve or recommend solutions; reviews serious disciplinary cases involving Police Service employees and recommends appropriate actions to higher level management
    -Submits reports to justify increases in department personnel to the executive leadership team and/or resource board/committee; evaluates resumes of prospective candidates to determine qualifications; chairs/conducts performance-based interviews to assist in selecting appropriate candidates.
    - Ensures new employees are properly oriented and familiarized with applicable policies and procedures applicable to the role.
    -Ensures that all training requirements by VA are met for Police Service staff and that performance proficiency meets the goals of the Medical Center and the services.
    - Ensures police staff are properly trained to operate a variety of equipment and/or security systems such as but not limited to: evidence collection, weapons, emergency vehicles, radio communications, intrusion detection and video surveillance networks, duress systems, physical access control systems, mass notification systems, etc. Informs subordinates of equal employment programs, mandatory training, leave/overtime policies, etc.
    Police and Security Administration & Operations 45 Percent
    -Facility law enforcement and security subject matter expert, interprets complex security policies and procedures and provides guidance to senior facility leadership, other service chiefs, program managers, and/or VBA and NCA leaders within the Medical Center's catchment area. Serves as management's designated liaison, subject matter expert and consultant with federal law enforcement agencies.
    -Interprets complex regulations, laws, VA Directives and Handbooks to develop local directives, policies and
    instructions designed to protect patients, visitors, employees and equipment while on VA controlled
    -Serves on various facility committees.
    -May receive VISN and VACO level assignments and participate in special work groups
    addressing a variety of program issues.
    -Addresses program requirements set-forth by offices within VA, the Joint Commission (JC), Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and other applicable internal or external program review processes with an intent to self-identify and resolve discrepancies.
    -Manages the law enforcement/security program. Responsible for the protection of the civil rights of all individuals while on VA controlled property, and the preservation of a peaceful environment requisite to the delivery of medical care and other services. -Maintains a high degree of leadership and communication within a physically dispersed force providing 24/7 services; ensures the proper enforcement of laws and regulations.
    -Develops and implements procedures for the detention or arrest of individuals suspected of violations committed against the criminal laws of the United States.
    -Manages a full range of criminal investigations which include violations against the criminal laws of the United States,
    violations of State law in conjunction with the Assimilative Crimes Act (Title 18 USC, § 13), and
    the Code of Federal Regulations applicable to VA.
    -Develops local policies and implements corrective procedures to alleviate identified physical security problems, taking into consideration all internal, as well as external factors when making decisions or recommendations concerning law enforcement and physical security to the VHA, VBA or NCA Facility Director.
    -Participates in major and minor construction projects during all phases of the project (design, review, construction, activation, etc) to ensure VA's physical security requirements are properly met and support VA's safety and security goals.
    Equipment/Weapons/Weapon Control 5 Percent
    -Responsible for the Firearms Program at the facility level, ensuring that critical elements of the
    program are met, i.e.; weapons training certification, inventory control of weapons and
    ammunition and supporting supplies. Firearms program liability requires that all weapons related
    responsibilities be accomplished without deficiencies.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 4:30p
    Position Description/PD#: Supervisory Security Officer/PD01901-O
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: N/A
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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