Police Officer

Company Name:
Department of Defense
US Citizens and Status Candidates Permanent Full Time
Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA)
Pentagon Police Directorate (PPD)
Operations Division
Mission Statement The Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) is a civilian Defense Agency within the Department of Defense charged with protecting and safeguarding the occupants, visitors, and infrastructure of the Pentagon, and other assigned Pentagon facilities. This critical mission is accomplished with law enforcement officer (United States Pentagon Police), criminal investigative and protective services agents; threat management agents; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives technicians; and anti-terrorism/force protection and physical security personnel. PFPA provides a variety of services to its customers to include emergency services, parking management, lock installation/services, classified waste disposal, access control, building pass issuance, emergency escape mask issuance/training, mail screening, and law enforcement.
For additional information regarding PFPA please visit the website /.
This position may be filled at either AD-05, AD-06 or AD-07 grade level, please indicate the grade for which you want to be considered, incumbent may be non-competitively promoted to the next grade level in the time frame allowed by regulations and upon management's request. Promotion is contingent upon satisfactory completion of required training, regulatory requirements and demonstrated ability to perform the duties. Promotion is not guaranteed or implied. ALL SELECTEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION VERIFYING ELIGIBILITY/STATUS.
LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT: This position requires the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, USC Section 992(g)). A felony or misdemeanor crime of domestic violence is generally defined under the statute, as an offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by the victim's current or former domestic partner, parent or guardian. The term convicted, as defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set-aside or pardoned, or any person whose civil rights have been restored, so long as such restoration does not restrict the shipping, transport, possession or receipt of firearms or ammunition. Candidates who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statutes are not eligible for the position.
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: All U.S Citizens; Current or Former Permanent Civil Service Federal Employees; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Eligible Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. (Click on the links for more information regarding eligibility for these special appointment #6 .) Grade Eligibility: Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cutoff/closing date of the announcement.
Must be a U.S. Citizen. Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date. As aPolice Officer you will be responsible for the following duties:
Maintaining law and order and preserving peace.
Provide security and access control.
Searching and securing buildings and evacuating personnel.
Making arrests and enforcing Federal and state laws.
Conducting investigations by interviewing suspects.
Carrying out surveillance and performing inspections.
Analyzing data which requires the ability to integrate complex and conflicting facts and arriving at well-reasoned solutions.
Interacting with other enforcement agencies, legal professionals, and news media.
Subduing dangerous persons and carrying out defensive tactics that include handcuffing drills, hand-to-hand combat, and intermediate weapons use.
The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. and other competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement byMonday, December 15, 2014.
You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the next lower level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position.
If you are selected for a position you will be required to provide documentation verifying your eligibility or status.
Examples of creditable specialized experience are:
For the AD-05 level: You must meet one of the criteria listed below in A-C to qualify at this grade level:
A. Completion of at least four years of education above the high school level leading to a bachelor's degree in police science or a comparable degree program related to police officer work. Such education must be obtained from an accredited college or university.
OR
B. At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the AD-04 or GS equivalent level in the Federal sector, performing police officer work that demonstrates knowledge of a body of basic or commonly used laws, rules, regulations, procedures, and operating methods and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property. Creditable specialized experience may have been gained in work on a police force; through service as a military police officer; in work providing visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forests, or other natural resource or recreational environments; in performing criminal investigative duties; or in other work that provided the required knowledge or skills.
OR
C. A combination of specialized experience as described in letter B above and post high school education as described in letter A above that totals 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. (Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours can be credited under this response. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience).
For the AD-06 level: You must have at least (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the AD-05 level in the Federal sector, performing work that demonstrates knowledge of a body of standardized rules, methods, procedures, and operating techniques that requires considerable training and experience to perform a range of operations in preventing or resolving offenses, or in conducting preliminary investigations of incidents ranging from simple rule violations to felony and capital crimes. This experience must include some of the following types of duties: Pursuing and apprehending persons fleeing a crime scene; subduing individuals causing disturbances; identifying and arresting violators; seeking, detecting, and protecting evidence and witnesses at scene of accident; making arrests and performing booking procedures; participating in short-term investigations under the control of detectives or investigators.
For the AD-07 level: You must have at least (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the AD-06 level in the Federal sector, performing work that demonstrates knowledge of a body of standardized, optional, and innovative investigative procedures, techniques, and methods to detect, investigate, and resolve crimes and other incidents that are beyond the scope or requirements for solution on patrol assignments. This knowledge is used in performing a variety of standard and nonstandard assignments in resolving a wide range of conditions or criminal activities typically requiring research, interviewing, planning, observing, conducting stakeout operations, and executing investigative techniques. This experience must include most of the following types of duties: conducting long and short term investigations when solutions cannot be achieved during the course of a normal patrol shift; evaluating crime prevention programs and recommending changes to reduce opportunities for theft, assault, illegal entry, or other kinds of violations, conducting long-term investigations (several days) to detect and apprehend individuals committing acts of violence, theft of Federal or personal property, or for violating laws concerning controlled substances; developing and following leads, taking statements and otherwise gathering bits of information and facts; analyzing facts to identify suspects and develop case information; coordination with other law enforcement agencies to gather facts or evidence for use in assigned cases and preparing detailed reports.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies: 1. Knowledge of defensive tactics
2. Knowledge of Federal and state laws.
3. Ability to perform law enforcement duties (make arrests, conduct investigations, surveillance).
4. Ability to use judgment to make sound decisions.
5. Ability to work well with others.
Time-in-Grade Requirements: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for merit promotion consideration. Time-in-grade is the 52-week requirement Federal employees in competitive service, AD-5 or equivalent GS positions and above must serve before they are eligible for promotion (advancement) to the next grade level. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade, time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the closing date of this announcement: Monday, December 15, 2014
If substituting education for experience at the AD-05 level , the requirement is the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in Police Science or a comparable degree program related to the work of the position.
Combining Education and Experience: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. It will be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. The weight of semester and quarter hours have been defined above.
If substituting education for experience, transcripts MUST be provided . Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on the following
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for the AD-6 and AD-7 grade levels.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time; subject to recall 24/7 and required to work shifts; days off vary
OVERTIME: Occasionally
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION COSTS (PCS): Not Authorized
RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES: Not Authorized
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Non-Exempt
FINANCIAL STATEMENT: Not Required
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is NOT eligible for telework
SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, civil service employment (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions under Selective Service law. If you are required to register but knowingly and willfully fail to do so, you are ineligible for appointment by executive agencies of the Federal Government.
LAW ENFORCEMENT: Required to carry a firearm and conduct full law enforcement activities. Other Notes:
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Retention in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all PFPA/PPD agency training and employment requirements which include:
1. Successful completion of specialized law enforcement training provided by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC);
2. Successful completion of a Physical Fitness Test for entry into the position and continuously throughout the career;
3. Obtaining and maintaining a valid motor vehicle operator's license;
4. Passing drug screenings;
5. Carry and qualify with a firearm continuously throughout the career;
6. Successful completion of a medical examination for entry into the position and continuously throughout the career;
7. Attending all yearly certification training/school;
8. Passing a weapons test twice a year;
9. Being able to wear personal protective equipment (i.e. ballistic vests, emergency masks);
10. Complying with and maintaining occupational medical and physical fitness standards;
11. Working rotating shifts;
12. Successful completion of The National Police Officer Selection Test (POST). ( )
This position is designated EMERGENCY ESSENTIAL - emergency essential employees are expected to report for, or remain at work in dismissal or closure situations unless otherwise directed by their supervisor.
How You Will Be Evaluated for Merit Promotion: Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
How You Will Be Evaluated for Delegated Examining (Open to the Public): We will review your r sum and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:
Best Qualified: Candidates who possess experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate qualify ranking factor(s). Candidates are highly proficient in all of the job requirements and can perform effectively in the position almost immediately or within a minimum amount of training and/or orientation.
Highly Qualified: The next lower category for candidates that meet the minimum qualification of the position and are proficient in most, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require minimum training and/or orientation in order to perform the duties of the position.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the .
Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
Volunteer Experience: Your Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; 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.
Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your r sum . Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see .
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package as described in REQUIRED DOCUMENTS .
Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
3. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To review the status of an application through USAJOBS:
1. Log into your USAJOBS account
2. Click Application Status within your profile to expand your application
3. Locate the job announcement and click the more information link under the Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager. The Details tab displays by default. The Details tab displays comprehensive information about the selected Application Package including: assessment(s) and the status, supporting documents and their status, correspondence sent to you by the hiring agency, and your application processing status.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page . Fax your documents to . You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire:View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
R sum : If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible.
Assessment Questionnaire
Transcripts: May be required if substituting for experience. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59PM EST onMonday, December 15, 2014 in order to be considered.
Additional documents you may be required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying for one of the categories such as a veteran, a current or former permanent Federal employee, ICTAP, etc.).
If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.
This position is subject to the DoD Drug Free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed in this position or other testing designated positions in OSD or WHS, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result. All tentative selectees for this position will be required to undergo a urinalysis test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies with various security clearances during the next 90 days. This could result in a few or many vacancies being from this announcement.
PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide.
If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable documentation to verify: the type of preference claimed (i.e. 5 point, 10-point, etc.) and the character of the service (i.e. Honorable Discharge). The member 4 copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable. If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form 15 "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference", .
If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.
Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.
Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.
The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees:
ICTAP: Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the position's minimum qualifications, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factors.
ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified prior to Veteran's preference points being added. Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they met the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible. Please visit this link to obtain requirements for applying as an ICTAP eligible applicant. #ictap
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Documentation intended to establish preference must be received by 11:59PM EST on Monday, December 15, 2014. Information on veterans' preference and other veteran entitlements can be found in the VetInfo
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE:
REEMPLOYED ANNUITANTS:
Individual with Financial Difficulty
If you are using part-time work to qualify for this position, be sure your resume reflects the beginning and ending dates of your employment and the number of hours you worked per week.
NOTE: If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.
REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.
Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.

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