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Supervisory Police Officer

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

$53,659.00 to $69,758.00

Tampa, FL

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$53,659 to $69,758 per year

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GS 9

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Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Federal employees - Competitive service

Current or former competitive service federal employees.

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The Supervisory Police Officer is responsible to the Deputy Chief, VA Police for the operation of Police Service. The Supervisory Police Officer directly oversees and monitors the activities of police personnel assigned or detailed to perform these functions and responsibilities:

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Assures that all required functions of the service are completed within regulatory and policy guidelines and time frames.

Supervises six (6) to ten (10) subordinate officers and others in the performance of his/her duties and responsibilities assuring that all requirements are completed within time frames of VA policy guidelines and directives.

Responsible for correcting sub-standard performance of personnel and improving subordinates skills by variation of assignments.

Conducts vigorous and inquisitive patrol activities, which ensures random patrol patterns, meets special protective service requirements, and provides maximum visibility in corridors, wards, stairwells, building perimeters to prevent the opportunity for crimes such as assaults, or the sale, distribution and use of illegal drugs and the thefts of government and personal property. Ensures basic proficiency training of all police officers, in areas of police skills, including: Firearms, Physical Unarmed Defense, CIP, certification of CPR, and Expandable Baton (MEB).

Applicants are subject to the provisions of the Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968, which prohibits persons who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence to be appointed to positions in Federal Law Enforcement, including Department of Veterans Affairs Police.

Applicants must be able to possess firearms under the terms of the Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended (18 U.S.C. 922 (G) (9).

At least 1 year of previous Arrest Authourity.

Work Schedule: 5PM-5AM; Rotating, 12-hour night shift schedule which would allow for incumbent to have every other weekend off. This schedule will be on a recurring basis to include weekends, holiday and for scheduled/unscheduled overtime, dependent upon the assigned duty site.

Position Description Title/PD#: Supervisory Police Officer / PD# 673-4537-A

Physical Requirements: Must successfully pass a physical exam and mental health evaluation. Physical Requirements are as follows: Heavy lifting (45 pounds and over); Heavy carrying (45 pounds and over); Straight pulling (.5 hours); Pulling hand over hand (.5 hours); Walking and Standing (4 hours); Crawling and Kneeling (.5 hours); Repeat bending (.5 hours); Climbing (legs only .5 hours).

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0083 Police

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Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.

Subject to a background/suitability investigation.

Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.

May serve a probationary period.

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

At least 1 year Powers of Arrest.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, March 30, 2018.

GS-09 grade level: One year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-08 grade level in the federal service); experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) and other characteristics to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled, in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Specialized experience includes: Includes but not limited to experience which provided knowledge of a body of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property; conducting routine foot and/or vehicle patrols; responding to routine and emergency calls for police assistance; issuing traffic citations; questioning individuals at the scene of a crime; informing individuals about their rights as suspects; subduing unruly individuals; and preparing written reports involving criminal and/or civil offenses.

You must possess knowledge of applicable laws of the Federal, state, county, or municipal government, must possess arrest authority and have the ability to use a firearm. In addition, you must have sufficient knowledge to prevent and/or resolve criminal offenses at the scene; conducting preliminary investigations at a crime scene; pursuing and apprehending persons fleeing from a crime scene or resisting arrest; providing testimony in court; taking charge of a crime or accident scene; and interviewing witnesses of a crime or accident. Examples of creditable service include work on a police force, through service as a military police officer; or performing criminal investigative duties.


At least 1 year Powers of Arrest.

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; religions; 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.


Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here:

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Additional information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Alternate Application: If you are unable to apply online view the following Alternate Application Information instructions at

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.


You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position:

Knowledge of the enforcement of the Code of Federal Regulations, the U.S. Constitutional Civil Rights Amendment, VA Police Handbook 0730, in order to accurately advise and supervise subordinates in daily law enforcement activities.

Ability to fully support and represent the VA Police Chief and Deputy Chief, while possessing a leadership style that is tactful, firm, fair and accurate when supervising up to ten subordinates that range from GS-5 to GS-8 grade levels.

Knowledge in community and customer-service relations; Exercising a high degree of diplomacy and skill-set when dealing with disgruntle, physically and/or mentally ill veterans, visitors, employees and/or contractors.

Ability to maintain current and annual certification in all Service Weapons, Equipment, Active Threat Response Training, Ground Defense, Use of Force, CPR, FCIC/NCIC, Annual Physical as well as all required LETC training classes and online training to include all required hospital TMS training courses.

Knowledge of administrative skill set relating to VA hospital computer programs and police computer programs in order to complete police reports, schedules, journals, annual performance appraisals and other reports or admin tasks as needed.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Required Documents

Required Documents

Documents Accepted:

Cover Letter



Schedule A Letter

Other Veteran Letter





Documents Required:


Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

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.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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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

How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/29/2018 to receive consideration.

1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,

, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Agency contact information

Kathy Smith Kathy Smith






James A Haley Veterans Hospital

13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard

Tampa, FL


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Next steps

After the vacancy announcement closes, applicants are evaluated to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process 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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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.

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