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Job opening: Supervisory Police Officer (Instructor) - Training Manager

Salary: $61 775 - 92 988 per year
Published at: Dec 07 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VA Medical Centers, Police Service (PS). The mission of the Police Service is to serve and protect Veterans, patients, employees, contractors, volunteers, affiliates, visitors, and others who frequent VA facilities. Safety and security are paramount to ensuring that the VA successfully serve and honor the men and women who are America's Veterans.


Duties include but are not limited to: Directs, coordinates and/or performs a variety of supervisory and non-supervisory policing law enforcement assignments and projects that are performed on Departmental property; including any properties owned, leased, or licensed when consistent with Federal laws, regulations, VA policy and operational guidance. Serves as a Supervisory Training Manager and Lead Firearms Armorer, overseeing the training section supervising Ground Defense and Recovery Instructors, Firearms Instructors, Tactical Firearms Instructors, Active Threat Response Instructors, and Armorers Works in collaboration with the Chief of Police or designee who serves as the incumbent's immediate supervisor. Performs certain elements of the work away from Departmental properties. Provides leadership in protecting Veterans, volunteers, and others on Departmental property, U.S. officials, other individuals, and him or herself during any given situation against threats to personal safety when force becomes necessary to enforce laws and regulations. Manages, supervises and coordinates the VHA, PS law enforcement activities for designated assigned areas. Performs a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over other law enforcement policing staff. Serves as a watch commander or administrative lieutenant at the geographic area assigned. Responsible for scheduling all officers for all required training related to the performance of their duties including the initial and ongoing weapons training for all assigned Police Officers. Supervises and evaluates all Officers within Police Service and rates all Police Officer Trainers Instructors. Incumbent reviews training records for all Police Officers and coordinates the scheduling of needed training with the Police Chief, Deputy Chief, Operations Major and other supervisors as needed. Oversees human resources activities; and leads, prioritizes, assigns, reviews, approves, and disapproves employees' assignments and related assignments. Monitors and reviews the status and progress of the work and makes workload adjustments to ensure the workload is balanced. Maintains records of all training and provides reports of training accomplishments and deficiencies to the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief, and Operations Major. Incumbent ensures all established time frames for accomplishing required training are met, with routine advisement to the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief, and Operations Major of any impending problems. Serves as a lead on and personally conducts investigations, apprehensions, or detention of individuals suspected or convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of the US. Conducts investigations with a nexus to VA, prisoner transport, patient search and recovery, life-saving efforts, disaster response and recovery, asset protection during transit, training, and other matters. Plans, coordinates and reviews policies and standard operating procedures regarding law enforcement and security operations for implementation to be used during training sessions. The incumbent is required to work independently within prescribed course frame; recommends course modifications; work is reviewed for technical accuracy and adherence to established lesson plans. Work Schedule: Full Time (40 hours a week), Schedule varies and will be discussed during the interview process. Compressed/Flexible: Not Authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Supervisory Police Officer (Instructor) - Training Manager/PD99776-S and PD99776S Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination programs are requirements for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
  • Selected applicants must successfully pass Police Officer Standardized Training (POST) at the Law Enforcement Training Center (LETC).
  • Selected applicants must successfully pass the POST/R (refresher) training course on a recurring basis as defined by VA.
  • Incumbent must achieve and maintain qualification in the use of agency approved firearms as a condition of continued employment as a VA Police Officer.
  • Incumbent must possess a valid, unrestricted State Driver's License, have a safe driving record, and demonstrate that he or she is medically qualified to operate the appropriate motor vehicle safely.
  • A medical examination is required. The following medical requirements apply to all applicants: good near and distant vision, ability to distinguish basic colors, and ability to hear the conversational voice.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/15/2023. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS 09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS 08. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS 08) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: providing law enforcement training through classroom lectures, presentations, or skills demonstrations; leading and conducting investigations, apprehensions and detentions of persons suspected or convicted of criminal violations; maintaining order to protect life and property; responding to emergency situations; gathering information and preparing reports; conducting routine patrol, traffic control, and traffic accident investigations.. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Education and TrainingFirst ResponseManaging Human ResourcesPublic Safety and SecurityTeaches Others 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: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The work requires, on a regular and recurring basis, considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as running, frequent climbing of multiple flights of stairs, and carrying items weighing over 50 pounds. It requires stamina, physical agility, dexterity, and the strength to pursue, apprehend or detain persons who are often uncooperative, assaultive, and/or armed. Work Environment: The work involves both moderate and high risks and possible endangerment of life or serious injury that requires the exercise of safety precautions and use of personal protective equipment. The work is performed in settings in which there is regular and recurring exposure to moderate to severe discomforts and unpleasantness, such as high temperatures in confined spaces, high temperatures due to mandatory protective personal equipment, or adverse weather conditions during extended periods of traffic and patrol duties. The work involves moderate risk requiring exercise of safety precautions when working around hazardous materials such as toxic gases, explosives, infectious biological materials, and others that pose a moderate risk of exposure. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of the position. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.


  • Address Northern Indiana HCS 1700 East 38th Street Marion, IN 46953 US
  • Name: Madison Brown
  • Phone: 570-855-5057
  • Email: [email protected]

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