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    The mission of the VA police service 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.

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    • Provides physical security support, assists in evaluating risk and developing procedures and physical security measures designed to safeguard personnel, property, and operations from unauthorized access, espionage, terrorism, sabotage, damage and theft.
    • Ensures security requirements, including appropriate safeguards, cameras, panic and intrusion alarms are implemented. Monitors and evaluates existing present and planned security projects to ensure timely and quality service conforms to statutory, contractual and technical requirements.
    • Maintains a high state of physical condition and keeps abreast of law enforcement techniques and appropriate field station regulations.
    • Enforces federal laws.
    • Enforces traffic and motor vehicle laws of a state or local government within the jurisdiction of which Department of Veterans Affairs property is located as authorized by an express of authority under applicable state or local law.
    • Carries the appropriate department issued weapons, including firearms, while off department property in an official capacity or while in an official travel status.
    • Conducts investigations of offenses that may have been committed on property under the original jurisdiction of the Department and consistent with agreements or other consultation with affected federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies.
    • Makes arrests on department property for violations of Federal law or any arrest warrant issued by competent judicial authority.
    • Responds to a wide variety of emergencies, including crimes in progress, disturbances, assaults, medical emergencies, natural disasters, and other safety concerns.
    • Conducts preliminary and short-term investigations.
    • Assists other law enforcement agencies as authorized under section 902, 38 USC.
    • Takes charge of accident or crime scenes; restrict access and seeks, identifies, and protects evidence and witnesses.

    DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (5 CFR 337.205) for this occupation.

    Work Schedule: The work schedule will be determined based on the needs of the Medical Center.
    The Providence VA Medical Center is an acute care facility operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. While most tours of duty are scheduled during the day, the possibility of working evenings, nights and weekends does exist. Officer schedules rotate at set intervals and will be discussed during the interview.

    Position Description Title/PD#: Physical Security Specialist (Uniformed) / 99826-A

    Physical Requirements: The work requires, on a regular and recurring basis, considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as frequent climbing of multiple flights of stairs, walking while on patrol, and running while pursuing observed violators or suspects and eloping committed patients, crouching or crawling in restrictive areas during search and standing for prolonged periods of time, physical contact with combative subjects, frequent exposure to inclement weather conditions, such as rain and extreme cold in winter and extreme heat in the summer while outside on patrol. Will at times use extreme physical exertion to restrain felons or psychotic patients in a safe manner.

    LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT: Authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm. 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 qualified 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., and Section 1001).

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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