Job opening: Supervisory Security Specialist (Deputy Chief of Police)
Salary: $86 962 - 113 047 per year
Published at: Jan 02 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The Central Texas Health Care System is recruiting for a highly qualified Supervisory Security Specialist for our Police Service located in Temple, Texas.
Major duties include, but are not limited to:
The position observes, evaluates and prepares reports on the performance of department personnel
Plans, assigns and explains work requirements to subordinate supervisors for new or changed programs and the functions, goals, processes, skills, and needs
Develops solutions to continuing problems in the quality of work and operating effectiveness ,and takes or recommends necessary corrective actions
Hears grievances and serious employee complaints to resolve or recommend solutions; and reviews serious disciplinary cases involving Police Service employees and recommends appropriate actions to higher level management
Approves, modifies or rejects career development plans, training requests, employee utilization proposals, and similar matters
Deals with union officials and others on matters involving collective bargaining members
Evaluates resumes of prospective candidates to determine qualifications; and chairs/conducts performance-based interviews to assist in selecting appropriate candidates.
Develops 24/7 duty schedules; plans and directs facility law enforcement and security operations
Assigns patrol and special duties to supervisory police officers, and ensures patrol coverage complies with agency policy and meets facility protection priorities
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 service
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.
The position is responsible for assisting in the development of the physical security plans and objectives and for collaborating on behalf of the Chief in producing Medical Center policies which address the full scope of the facility's law enforcement and security program
Actively participates in major and minor construction projects during all phases of the project (design, review, construction, activation, etc.) to help ensure VA's physical security requirements are properly met and support VA's safety and security goals
Conducts or provides assistance in physical security surveys and vulnerability assessments on schedules set-forth by VA.
Assists in analyzing findings to determine weaknesses, prioritizes vulnerabilities and determines necessary courses of action to mitigate risk. Makes recommendations to applicable leaders to help resolve issues.
Interprets complex security policies and procedures and is a source to provide guidance to senior facility leadership, other service chiefs, program managers, VBA, and NCA leaders within the Medical Center's catchment area.
Helps to keep senior facility leadership informed regarding program successes and vulnerabilities and collaborates with leaders to address concerns, resolve program issues and/or address resource needs.
Serves as a management designated liaison, subject matter expert and consultant with federal law enforcement agencies such as the VA, Office of the Inspector General-Criminal Investigation Division (OIG-CID), F.B.I., D.E.A., A.T.F., Secret Service, State Police and local law enforcement agencies.
Responsible for aiding in the establishment of Memorandum's of Understanding (MOUs) with law enforcement agency executives responsible for the jurisdictions in which VA has facilities.
Represents the Chief at Department and Facility/HCS at meetings, conferences, events and with outside agencies.
Assists with the responsibility to execute complex regulations, laws, VA Directives and Handbooks to develop local directives, policies and instructions, based on OS&LE policies, to meet the unique needs of the catchment area, protect patients, visitors, employees and equipment while on VA-controlled property.
As the Chiefs right hand, executes an action plan to resolve significant problems based on data that has been analyzed against performance expectations and norms.
May serve on various facility committees such as but not limited to the Accident Review Board, Administrative Executive Board, Executive Leadership Board, Environment of Care Committee, Safety Committee, Construction Safety Committee, Emergency Preparedness Management Committee, Disruptive Behavior Committee, Workplace Violence Committee, Employee Threat Assessment Group, and others as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 0800 to 1630
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Supervisory Security Specialist (Deputy Chief of Police)/PD99955S
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Critical Skills Incentive (CSI): Not approved
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 01/05/2024.
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-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. 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 as described below:
Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: assisting with the operating, directing, and controlling law enforcement and physical security activities; assessing situations and determining appropriate responses; responding to active threat situations; delegating work and evaluating performance of police personnel; providing training on equipment and security systems; conducting arrests, investigating criminal activities, and protecting crime scenes; and ensuring the safety of staff and visitors while on facility property. This experience must be detailed in your resume to receive credit.
Driver's License Requirement: Applicants 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. Applicants are required to pass agency Government Vehicle Drivers physical examination. NOTE: We cannot accept photographs, therefore; please do not submit a copy of your driver's license with your application package. If an interview is requested, you may be required to provide a copy of your valid state-issued driver's license.
Firearm Requirement: VA Police Officers are required to carry agency-approved firearms while on duty on VA property. Officers must achieve and maintain qualification/certification with the agency-approved firearms as condition of gaining and continuing employment as a Police Officer. 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).
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Education and Training
Managing Human Resources
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.
POLICE OFFICER CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
1. New VA Police Officers are required to attend an 8-10 week course at the VA Law Enforcement Training Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Satisfactory completion of this course is a condition of continued employment.
2. A medical examination is required. The duties of these positions require moderate to arduous physical exertion and/or duties of a hazardous nature. 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.
3. Applicants and employees must have the capacity to perform the essential functions of the position without risk to themselves or others. Applicants and employees must possess emotional and mental stability. A psychological examination is required. In most instances, a specific medical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant or employee. A medical condition or impairment is disqualifying only if the condition, for good medical reason, precludes assignment to or warrants restriction from the duties of the specific position. For some positions, the loss or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. Reasonable accommodation shall also be considered in determining an applicant's ability to perform the duties of a position.
4. A character investigation will be conducted on applicants selected for employment. The purpose of such an investigation is to secure evidence of the candidate's honesty, integrity, general character, and loyalty to the U.S. Government.
5. As a condition of employment, must qualify to be issued a firearm and semi-annually with assigned firearm, annually with an expandable Straight Baton (MEB), maintain a valid State or Commonwealth Driver's License and pass annual physical and psychosocial assessments. 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).
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The position is required to exert considerable and strenuous physical effort on a regular basis while performing the functions of the position. These functions are normally performed while the position conducts security surveys and inspections, which require crawling in unusually confined building areas. May be called upon to defend themselves and members of staff, patients or the public against physical attack and may be required to exercise deadly force if necessary. Requirements of the position include maintaining firearms qualifications, climbing flights of stairs, carrying heavy equipment/patients during emergencies, running, bending, stooping, physical restraint of aggressive persons, being subjected to assaults by persons evading arrest.
Inspections and audits of security systems, constructions sites, and full searches require the performance of duties in a variety of inclement weather conditions walking, crawling in wooded or over-grown field conditions in all elements of seasonal weather. The work is primarily performed in an office-like setting. However, there is the potential for dangerous situations to occur at VA installations to include physical assaults, assaults involving various hidden and open weapons, including firearms, knives, clubs, etc. The position is responsible for physically interacting with aggressive persons. In addition, there can be exposure to moderate discomfort and unpleasantness during adverse weather conditions.
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.
- Address VA Central Texas Health Care System
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX 76504
- Name: VISN 17 SSU USAS Group
- Email: [email protected]