Police Officer Job

Vacancy No. AFPC-SECDHA-10636304-GS0083 Department U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide
Salary $33,949.00 to $66,868.00 Grade 5 to 9
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/22/2019 Close Date 4/22/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
ELMENDORF AFB, AKFORT RICHARDSON, AKMONTGOMERY, ALLITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, AR
TUCSON, AZLUKE AFB, AZBEALE AFB, CAEDWARDS, CA
EDWARDS AFBEL SEGUNDO, CAMARCH AIR FORCE BASE, CATRAVIS AFB, CA
AIR FORCE ACADEMYBUCKLEY AFBCOLORADO SPRINGS, COCOLORADO SPRINGS, CO
DOVER AFB, DEEGLIN AFB, FLHOMESTEAD, FLHURLBURT FIELD, FL
TAMPA, FLPATRICK AFB, FLPANAMA CITY, FLMARIETTA, GA
VALDOSTA, GAWARNER ROBINS, GAHICKAM AFB, HIMOUNTAIN HOME A F B, ID
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILGRISSOM AFBMCCONNELL AFB, KSBARKSDALE AFB, LA
HANSCOM AFB, MAWESTOVER ARBMINNEAPOLIS, MNWHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, MO
COLUMBUS, MSBILOXI, MSMALMSTROM A F B, MTGOLDSBORO, NC
GRAND FORKS, NDMINOT AFB, NDOFFUTT A F B, NETRENTON, NJ
LAKEHURST, NJMCGUIRE AFBCANNON AFB, NMHOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, NM
KIRTLAND AFB, NMNELLIS AFB, NVNIAGARA FALLS, NYDAYTON, OH
DAYTON, OHYOUNGSTOWN, OHYOUNGSTOWN, OHALTUS AFB, OK
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKVANCE AFBPITTSBURGH, PACHARLESTON AFB, SC
ELLSWORTH AFB, SDARNOLD AFB, TNDYESS AFB, TXFORT WORTH, TX
GOODFELLOW AFB, TXSAN ANTONIO, TXLAUGHLIN A F B, TXSHEPPARD AFB, TX
HILL AFB, UTFORT EUSTIS, VAHAMPTON, VAARLINGTON, VA
FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, WAWARREN AFBTUCSON, AZLUKE AFB, AZ
BEALE AFB, CAEDWARDS, CAEDWARDS AFBEL SEGUNDO, CA
MARCH AIR FORCE BASE, CATRAVIS AFB, CAAIR FORCE ACADEMYBUCKLEY AFB
COLORADO SPRINGS, COCOLORADO SPRINGS, CODOVER AFB, DEEGLIN AFB, FL
HOMESTEAD, FLHURLBURT FIELD, FLTAMPA, FLPATRICK AFB, FL
PANAMA CITY, FLMARIETTA, GAVALDOSTA, GAWARNER ROBINS, GA
HICKAM AFB, HIMOUNTAIN HOME A F B, IDSCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, ILGRISSOM AFB
MCCONNELL AFB, KSBARKSDALE AFB, LAHANSCOM AFB, MAWESTOVER ARB
MINNEAPOLIS, MNWHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, MOCOLUMBUS, MSBILOXI, MS
MALMSTROM A F B, MTGOLDSBORO, NCGRAND FORKS, NDMINOT AFB, ND
OFFUTT A F B, NETRENTON, NJLAKEHURST, NJMCGUIRE AFB
CANNON AFB, NMHOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, NMKIRTLAND AFB, NMNELLIS AFB, NV
NIAGARA FALLS, NYDAYTON, OHDAYTON, OHYOUNGSTOWN, OH
YOUNGSTOWN, OHALTUS AFB, OKOKLAHOMA CITY, OKVANCE AFB
PITTSBURGH, PACHARLESTON AFB, SCELLSWORTH AFB, SDARNOLD AFB, TN
DYESS AFB, TXFORT WORTH, TXGOODFELLOW AFB, TXSAN ANTONIO, TX
LAUGHLIN A F B, TXSHEPPARD AFB, TXHILL AFB, UTFORT EUSTIS, VA
HAMPTON, VAARLINGTON, VAFAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, WAWARREN AFB


Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
Overview
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 10/22/2019 to 04/22/2020

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 5 - 9

  • Salary

    $33,949 to $66,868 per year

  • Appointment type

    Multiple Appointment Types

  • Work schedule

    Multiple Schedules

Locations

Many vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to
  • The public

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

Clarification from the agency

This public notice is to gather applications that may or may not result in a referral or selection.

Announcement number

AFPC-SECDHA-10636304-GS0083

Control number

549514000

  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below for IMPORTANT additional information.

    The primary purpose of this position is to enforce law, maintain the peace, and protect life and civil rights within the jurisdiction of the military installation.

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    Responsibilities
    • Performs and enforces the full range of police officer duties within the military installation.
    • Performs the full range of Base Entry Controller duties. Ensures individuals requesting access to the installation have the proper identification credentials before entering.
    • Performs the full range of duties for defending protection level resources.
    • Serves as a Security Forces Dispatcher for the installation.
    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

  • Job family (Series)

    0083 Police

  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment
    • Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
    • U.S. Citizenship is required
    • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
    • Total salary varies depending on location of position
    • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
    • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
    • Position may be subject to random drug testing
    • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
    • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
    • Employee must maintain current certifications
    • A security clearance may be required
    • Disclosure of Political Appointments
    • Must be qualified in the use of required weapons, as the incumbent will be required to use firearms in performing duties.
    • This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968.
    • Must pass an initial pre-employment medical examination, periodic medical examinations, required physical fitness/physical agility tests, meet established hearing standards and discern colors, contrast, and depth.
    • Must wear a uniform and meet applicable dress and appearance standards as identified in current AFI.
    • May be required to wear protective clothing such as coats, boots, and vests and/or chemical protective equipment, (e.g. respirator mask).
    • Must undergo initial job compatibility assessment.
    • Must be able to operate all Security Forces Vehicles and installed equipment. An appropriate, valid driver?s license is required for the position.
    • Subject to annual duty position evaluation on a pass/fail standard.
    Qualifications
    Additional Conditions of Employment:
    1. Required to obtain first responder training/certifications required in CPR techniques, self aid buddy care, and first aid on the job and maintain annually.
    2. Recurring training is required to keep the incumbent knowledgeable on the updated specialized tactics, techniques and procedures necessary for preparation and response to catastrophic events, terrorist attacks and related threats to installations.
    3. Ability to employ 'infantry/SWAT' small unit tactics involving fire and maneuver, with rapid advancing movement between defensive positions, while wearing protective gear for extended periods of time, (e.g. Employing "Active Shooter" response tactics and techniques as a member of a small team is required).
    4. IAW DoDI 3020-42 this position has been locally or command designated as Mission Essential (ME); needed to ensure the continued operation of mission essential functions of the activity. Mission Essential personnel may be required to report for duty at normal times when the base is closed or delayed reporting, and remain on duty during phased or early release.
    5. Must pass formal law enforcement training school as determined by functional; certificate from a Federally recognized Law Enforcement Academy is preferred.
    6. Will be exposed to the day-to-day dangers associated with law enforcement and security duties.
    7. This position may be designated as a Key Position IAW AFI 36-607. Duties of this position are essential to the accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations. Incumbents of key position must be removed from their military recall status if alternative for filling of the position during an emergency are not available.



    Qualifications:
    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
    GS-05:Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-04, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes 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.

    OR

    4 Years course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in Police Science or a comparable degree program related to the work of the position.

    OR Combination of education and experience.

    GS-06: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-05, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes 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.

    GS-07: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-06, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes 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.

    GS-08: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-07, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes 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.

    GS-09: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-08, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes 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.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Knowledge of police officer procedures and operating methods to perform the full range of police officer activities independently.
    2. Knowledge of special operating requirements, methods, and procedures for enforcing specialized personnel access controls and preventing unauthorized access to areas where stringent security requirements are enforced.
    3. Knowledge of the rights of detained individuals and organizational rules regarding the appropriate use of force to be used in the apprehension of persons.
    4. Knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques for functioning as a quick reaction force team member in support of integrated base defense and of the operation of specialized weapons, security systems, and equipment.
    5. Knowledge of the tactics, techniques, and procedures necessary for preparation and response to catastrophic events, enemy attacks, and related threats to installations.
    6. Ability to operate the Incident Management System and the Security Force Management Information System.


    PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    This Public Notice is to gather applications which may or may not result in a referral or selection.

    This Public Notice may be used to fill positions in other equivalent pay systems (i.e., NH, NJ, NK).

    Direct Hire Authority- May be used to fill temporary, term, or permanent position and can be filled at the part-time or fill-time work schedule.

    Physical Demands:
    The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as running in pursuits or emergency responses, long periods of standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, crawling, and similar activities. Employees engage in such exertions when responding to alarms and walking foot patrols in and around buildings. This position may require common physical characteristics and abilities and dexterity and the strength to pursue, and detain uncooperative suspects. In addition, this position requires the ability to employ "infantry" small unit tactics involving fire and maneuver with rapid advancing movement between defensive positions while wearing protective gear for extended periods of time, as well as the ability to employ "Active Shooter" response tactics as a member of a small team.

    Work Environment:
    The work is performed in settings in which there is regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomforts and unpleasantness, such as high levels of noise in industrial settings and from aircraft engines and weapons fire, high temperatures in confined spaces, or adverse weather conditions during extended periods of traffic and patrol duties. The employee may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields. The work also involves moderate risk and discomfort when working outdoors without shelter or operating vehicles for extended periods of time.
    Education

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    For Direct Hire (DHA) Positions:
    This is a Direct Hire Public Notice, under this recruitment procedure applications will be accepted for each location/ installation identified in this Public Notice and selections are made for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the "Highly Qualified" or "Best Qualified" Category on the rating criteria for this vacancy. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position in the competitive service, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition. Additionally, if you are serving on a term appointment in the competitive service, you may be converted to a career or career-conditional appointment without further competition. NOTE: Current federal civilian employees may apply for this position and if selected, a break in service of at least 3 days may be required prior to appointment to this position.

    Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here.

    Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. The law made taxable certain reimbursements and other payments, including driving mileage, airfare and lodging expenses, en-route travel to the new duty station, and temporary storage of those items. The Federal Travel Regulation Bulletin (FTR) 18-05 issued by General Services Administration (GSA) has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance (WTA) and Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA) to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. For additional information on WTA/RITA allowances and eligibilities, please visit: https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%2018_05%20Relocation%20Allowances_0.pdf

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    Yes

  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:

    1. Online Application - Questionnaire
    2. Resume - For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
    3. Transcripts - if you are basing your qualifications on education or if the position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts
    4. Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
    5. Veterans' Preference - If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
    ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires agencies to treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

    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.

  • Benefits
    Benefits

    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.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

    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

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 04/22/2020.

    To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10636304

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent."

    • It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    2. A complete Application Questionnaire

    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name.

    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

    PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

    Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.

    Agency contact information Total Force Service Center Total Force Service Center
    Address

    EHA DHA
    550 C Street W
    JBSA Randolph AFB, TX 78150
    US
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    The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

    For DHA Positions: These positions are being filled under Direct-Hire Authority for Police Officers. The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to directly appoint qualified candidates. These positions are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, term or temp with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.


    See "Additional Information" in this announcement for further information regarding DHA Positions.

    Next steps

    After you submit your application, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required.

    Your application will remain active through the open period of this Public Notice. Once this Public Notice closes, you must reapply.

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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.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • 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.

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