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    Has anyone ever applied for the VA Police Officer positions? Any current VA PO's that can give me some insight on the position/hiring process? I applied and I am waiting for a response.

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    I was just looking at that. If you don't get a reply, you might want to consider posting at Federal Soup Forums http://www.federalsoup.com/default.asp

    http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.as...5+00%3a03%3a00

    Job Title: POLICE OFFICER
    Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
    Agency: Veterans Health Administration
    Job Announcement Number: VM-11-LMP-457066

    SALARY RANGE:
    $44,843.00 - $54,014.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD:
    Tuesday, April 05, 2011 to Thursday, April 07, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE:
    GS-0083-06
    POSITION INFORMATION:
    Full Time Career/Career Conditional
    DUTY LOCATIONS:
    02 vacancies - Milwaukee Metro area, WI
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
    United States Citizens

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 457066 (Include on all documents)


    To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.

    As a Police Officer, you'll protect property and persons on VA property. This includes protecting the civil rights of all individuals while on federally owned property and preserving the peaceful environment needed for successful medical treatment programs.

    VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

    For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.



    KEY REQUIREMENTS:

    You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
    Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
    Subject to a background/suitability investigation.




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    Duties
    Additional Duty Location Info:

    02 vacancies - Milwaukee Metro area, WI


    This position is located within at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As an armed Police Officer, the major duties and responsibilities of this position include: Enforcing Federal and appropriate state, city and local criminal codes and VA directives and regulations in the physical protection of patients, visitors and employees; Protecting the property of the United States government and personal property of persons on VA property; Protecting the civil rights of all individuals while on VA controlled property; Wearing prescribed uniforms and approved arms; Preserving a peaceful environment requisite to the operation of the medical treatment programs; Conducting preliminary investigations; Obtaining and properly processing physical evidence; Seeking out witnesses and interviewing complainants, victims, witnesses and suspects; Obtaining written statements and preparing cases for prosecution; Making arrests for violation of federal offenses and observing all activity occurring on VA property; Responding to reports of a crime or a crime-in-progress, and intervening to abort the criminal act or to investigate and initiate appropriate actions; Performing apprehensions, restraints or arrests; Issuing traffic citations and federal violation notices; Reporting fire and safety hazards detected and taking immediate action; Providing immediate and courteous assistance to patients, visitors and employees; Possessing expertise in the use of unarmed defense and offender restraint as well as non-lethal chemical irritant projector weapon to take action; and Performing other related duties, as assigned.



    WORK SCHEDULE: Rotating 12 hour shifts, with one 8 hr shift in a two-week pay period (80 hrs per pay period) to include weekends and holidays. Shift changes are 0600 hrs and 1800 hours. Shift rotation is every 2 months.



    ***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED


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    Qualifications and Evaluations
    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION: Please read the entire qualifications section very carefully, including the "Additional Requirement" section at the bottom.



    To qualify based on experience at the GS-6 level: You must have (1) one full year1 of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level, that has given you the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of a Police Officer. This experience should have provided knowledge of a body of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protection of life and property. Creditable specialized experience may have been gained in any of the following: work on a police force; through service as a military police officer; in work providing visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forest, or other natural resources or recreational environments; in performing criminal investigative duties; or in other work that provided the required knowledge and skills. Specialized experience must have included active arrest authority and firearm proficiency with a license to carry; experience as a security guard or corrections officer is generally not qualifying. Examples of specialized experience may include performing duties, such as, responding to calls or alarms involving crimes; questioning individuals at the scene, establishing the identity of injured parties, identifying the nature of incidents, and taking statements; informing individuals about their rights as suspects and/or witnesses; operating radar or other speed detection equipment and pursuing speeding vehicles when enforcing traffic regulations or laws; arresting violators caught in the act or who readily admit to guilt; issuing citations; enforcing speed limits; assisting at accident scenes; preparing reports that describe events that may be used in future legal actions; responding to duress alarms and subduing unruly individuals; patrolling; pursuing and apprehending person; subduing individuals causing disturbances; identifying and arresting violators; taking charge of a crime or accident scene and restricting access to those persons required on the scene; seeking detecting, and protecting evidence and witnesses at the scene of an incident; making arrest and performing booking procedures, conducting investigations; questioning and taking statements from victims, witnesses, and complainants; interrogating suspects; applying all correct rules of search and seizure; and analyzing facts to identify suspects and develop case information.



    NOTE: You must provide detailed information of your experience performed. Information such as "I was a Patrolman", "I was a Police Officer for a number of years," or "I enforced Federal, State, county, and laws" is insufficient to determine your qualifications. Experience must be fully documented on your Resume’/OF-612 and must include job title, duties, month & year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.



    Education is not qualifying at this grade level and cannot be used as a substitute for specialized experience.



    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POLICE OFFICER POSITION:

    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.
    VA Police Officers must be able to achieve and maintain mandatory firearm qualification/certification.
    New VA Police Officers are required to attend an 8-week course at the VA Law Enforcement Training Center in Little Rock, Arkansas within 90 days of entry on duty.
    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.
    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.
    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.



    You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:

    · Knowledge of a body of standardized rules, methods, procedures, and operating techniques in preventing or resolving offenses and in conducting preliminary investigations of incidents.

    · Knowledge of a body of basic or commonly used laws, rules, regulations, and procedures as they relate to law enforcement.

    · Knowledge of basic investigative methods and techniques.

    · Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from various backgrounds.



    1A 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.



    For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.



    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

    APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** 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. ***



    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:

    Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
    Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
    Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
    Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.

    After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying Veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.

    Veterans' Preference:

    When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.

    Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non-service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as well as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow, or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference" and required documentation with your application materials.

    For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.


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    Benefits and Other Info

    BENEFITS:

    Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www4.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp.

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

    Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


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    How To Apply

    HOW TO APPLY:

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package (see "Required Documents" section below. The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, April 07, 2011.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Be sure to upload the required documents before you submit your application. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. Mailed/e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

    Note: To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS, before the closing date. To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/login.aspx), select Application Status and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

    If you cannot apply online:

    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,

    2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf,

    3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission, and

    4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

    Complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 457066. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
    Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required:

    Résumé or Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612)
    Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire
    Veterans Preference documentation such as DD-214 or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter, as appropriate
    Unofficial college transcript for education used to qualify. (An official college transcript will be required before being hired.)
    Use this checklist to ensure you've submitted everything. You will not be contacted for additional information.


    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    VHA Nationwide DEU
    Phone: (501)257-4134
    Fax: (478)757-3144
    Email: [email protected] Agency Information:
    VHA DEU Coatesville
    PLEASE DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
    APPLY ONLINE OR FAX ONLY
    Thank You, AR 00000
    USA
    Fax: (478)757-3144


    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
    After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address. Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.
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    Agency Information:
    VHA DEU Coatesville
    PLEASE DO NOT MAIL APPLICATIONS
    APPLY ONLINE OR FAX ONLY
    Thank You, AR 00000
    USA
    Fax: (478)757-3144

    Questions about this job:
    VHA Nationwide DEU
    Phone: (501)257-4134
    Fax: (478)757-3144
    Email: [email protected]

    Job Announcement Number:
    VM-11-LMP-457066
    Control Number: 2230541
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      @ Jim1648 & @PDLPR8: pvt msg sent

      Originally posted by PDLPR8 View Post
      Has anyone ever applied for the VA Police Officer positions? Any current VA PO's that can give me some insight on the position/hiring process? I applied and I am waiting for a response.
      The only easy day was yesterday

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      • #4
        Originally posted by PDLPR8 View Post
        Has anyone ever applied for the VA Police Officer positions? Any current VA PO's that can give me some insight on the position/hiring process? I applied and I am waiting for a response.
        I am finishing the process up and have received a start date. I was hiried off the list posted in January. What do you want to know?


        BIA 0083 Police Officer
        WindRiver PD
        Tentative Offer:02/12/2013
        Medical: Completed
        E-Quip : Completed
        BI: Completed
        EOD: 07/30/2013

        "We Must Not Simply Mourn The Men Who Died. Rather We Should Thank God That Such Men Lived." Gen George Patton

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        • #5
          Originally posted by grunt82abn View Post
          I am finishing the process up and have received a start date. I was hiried off the list posted in January. What do you want to know?
          Congrats grunt. Which VA?
          Welcome to the club.
          GOD IS A NINJA WITH A SNIPER RIFLE, WAITING TO TAKE YOU OUT.

          "For weapons training they told me to play DOOM"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GIOSTORMUSNRET View Post
            Congrats grunt. Which VA?
            Welcome to the club.
            Thank-you! I will be at Zablocki in Milwaukee. I am hoping to start in June, but my Chief here at Great Lakes wants me to stay until after 4th of July celebration because we are so short. We will have to wait and see. I am getting excited to be getting back into a cop job!!!


            BIA 0083 Police Officer
            WindRiver PD
            Tentative Offer:02/12/2013
            Medical: Completed
            E-Quip : Completed
            BI: Completed
            EOD: 07/30/2013

            "We Must Not Simply Mourn The Men Who Died. Rather We Should Thank God That Such Men Lived." Gen George Patton

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            • #7
              Congrats on landing the job. I received an email that said I met all the qualifications, but wasn't among the top candidates. I'm still on the list, so better luck next time I guess.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PDLPR8 View Post
                Congrats on landing the job. I received an email that said I met all the qualifications, but wasn't among the top candidates. I'm still on the list, so better luck next time I guess.
                Keep applying, seems like every week there are new announcements. You might have to go to another area for the job, but getting in federal is worth it.
                GOD IS A NINJA WITH A SNIPER RIFLE, WAITING TO TAKE YOU OUT.

                "For weapons training they told me to play DOOM"

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