Job opening: POLICE OFFICER
Salary: $53 249 - 76 925 per year
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Please limit your resume to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications.
This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Shortage Category and/or Critical Need Position under 5 USC 9902(b)(2) to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.
About the Position: Performs law enforcement work to maintain law and order, preserve the peace on Fort Meade.
Responds to and investigates emergency calls, complaints and other calls for service.
Conducts traffic patrol and utilizes specialized equipment such as radar, Lidar and breathalyzer.
Conducts investigative stops, questions, detains, and issues traffic citations as required.
Responds to radio calls or reports situations that are general assistance in nature, taking required actions to resolve various incidents and requests additional support where necessary.
Performs protection duties to deter, detect, and deny unauthorized access at fixed installation, internal compound, and incident perimeter posts.
Operates the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) terminal in accordance with federal and state laws to transcribe data.
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
- Must have graduated from the United States Army Civilian Police Academy, or graduate within 12 months of hire date, or is a current employee and is considered grandfathered IAW AR 190-56, unless incumbent has a current approved waiver.
- Incumbent must be able to successfully pass training certification related to police work functions including all DOD Instruction 5525.15 requirements.
- Incumbent must meet the requirements of Army Regulation (AR) 190-56 (The Army Civilian Police and Security Guard Program).
- This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) and is covered by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program. In accordance with (IAW) AR 600-85, a DA 5019R (Condition of Employment) must be signed for mandatory drug testing.
- The 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968 covers this position. Persons convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence are not eligible for this position.
- Incumbent is subject to removal from the position if convicted of a felony.
- This position is designated as a Mission Essential position. In the event of a crisis situation or inclement weather, the incumbent must continue to perform the duties until relieved by proper authority.
- Incumbent must possess a valid State driver’s license and be able to obtain and maintain a government motor vehicle operator’s license.
- Hours of work is subject to irregular and/or rotating shifts, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Incumbent is required to work overtime as directed and is subject to recall for emergency overtime.
- Incumbent is subject to possible civil action due to improper exercises of authority or injudicious use of force in the apprehension or detention of individuals.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.
- This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.
- This position requires certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation with Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) training.
- Incumbent must be able to pass training certification related to police work functions including all DODI 5525.15 requirements; FEMA IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-701, and IS-800.B IAW HSPD-8 and AR 525-27.
- Incumbent must be able to pass training certification related to police work functions including HAZMAT Awareness; Radiation Safety Training; operating special purpose vehicles other certifications as prescribed by regulations or statutes.
- This position is subject to an initial drug screening, and random testing thereafter. A negative drug test result must be received by human resources within 30 calendar days after the Entrance on Duty (i.e., start date).
- Selectee’s inability to successfully pass or refusal to conduct the drug test may result in the job offer being withdrawn during the recruitment process or subsequently being removed from Federal service for failure to meet a condition of employment.
- You may be required to sign a Statement of Understanding if you are selected for this position.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs may be authorized.
Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized.
Student loan repayment may be authorized.
Salary negotiations for those candidates who are new to Federal service may be authorized.
Credit for Prior Non-Federal Work Experience and Certain Military Service for Determining Annual Leave Accrual Rate may be authorized.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Specialized Experience for GS-06: To qualify for the GS-06 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service which includes: 1) Protection of property against such hazards as fire, theft, damage, accident, or trespass; 2) Maintaining order and protecting life; AND 3) Controlling access of vehicles, visitors and/or pedestrians into a facility or area. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service, GS-05.
Specialized Experience for GS-07: To qualify for the GS-07 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service which includes: (1) Patrolling areas on foot or by motor vehicle; AND (2) Responding to emergency calls, complaints, or other calls during shifts; AND (3) Exercising search and arrest authority; AND (4) Conducting traffic patrol. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service, GS-06.
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
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- Name: Army Applicant Help Desk