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    The PD in this announcement contradicts the DOD with respect to off duty carry for GS083's employed by the military under SB1132. Note the phrase "Have arrest and apprehension authority"

    Job Title: Police Officer
    Department: Department Of The Air Force
    Agency: Air Force Personnel Center
    Job Announcement Number: AFPCDEO-444412-227583-RSM

    $31,315.00 - $40,706.00 /year
    Wednesday, March 09, 2011 to Wednesday, March 16, 2011
    Full Time Career/Career Conditional
    few vacancies - Charleston AFB, SC
    United States Citizens


    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.


    * U.S. Citizenship is required
    * This is a KEY position
    * This is Drug testing designated position
    * Travel and permanent change-of-station expenses will not be paid
    * A valid state driver's license is required
    * A pre-employment medical examination will be required

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    Additional Duty Location Info:

    few vacancies - Charleston AFB, SC

    The primary purpose of this position is to enforce laws, rules, regulations, procedures, and operating methods to independently perform routine, recurring kinds of fixed post and patrol assignments, to maintain law and order, preserve the peace, and protect life and civil rights within the jurisdiction of the military installation. The incumbent will also:

    * Have arrest and apprehension authority which entails carrying a firearm, mirandizing suspects, preserving evidence and testifying in court as it pertains to enforcing regulations on a military installation. The incumbent is required to meet all requirements of all Federal rules and regulations to maintain qualification as a police officer whose jurisdiction is only within the confines of the military installation.
    * Ensure individuals requesting access to the installation have the proper identification credentials before entering. Verifies identity of occupants and authenticity of state or federally issued credentials; use DoD and Air Force data systems (e.g., defense biometric identification system, National Criminal Information Center interfaces, terrorist screening databases) to validate personnel status.
    * Perform the full range of duties for defending protection level resources; serve as a restricted area entry controller and immediate visual assessment sentry providing surveillance for sensitive, restricted, and limited access areas; verify credentials to ensure only authorized personnel, vehicles, and equipment are permitted in these areas; and that persons have a valid need to enter the area.


    This is a bargaining unit position.

    This is a Drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment and participation in random drug testing.

    This is a Key position. In the event of war or national emergency, this position cannot be vacated without seriously impairing the mission due to unique or scarce technical skills required by the wartime mission. Incumbents may be required to take part in readiness exercises. Incumbents subject to military recall must be removed from active recall status.

    NOTE: Salary amount includes base salary and locality pay.

    MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Click here for specific program requirements. To request MSP hiring preference, you must submit the following documents:

    * Application or resume;
    * Statement requesting MSP; and
    * Copy of military sponsor's PCS orders.

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    Qualifications and Evaluations

    *** NOTE *** Applicants must meet the basic requirements as defined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) "Operating Manual: Qualifications Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions, Police Series" web-page dated 22 Mar 1999 or when applicable, DoD-developed qualification standards.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience. To be creditable, the specialized experience must have been at the GS-04 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service. The experience must have equipped applicants with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of creditable specialized experience include: 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.


    To view qualifying educational requirements and/or combination of education and specialized experience click on the following link:

    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 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 applicable Security Forces information systems.

    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.

    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.


    1. This is a Drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.

    2. Incumbent is required to receive and maintain a favorable ANACI.

    3. This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.

    4. May be required to work an uncommon tour of duty to include nights, weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts, subject to recall, and overtime.

    5. May be required to wear special protective clothing such as coats, boots, vests, helmets and/or chemical protective equipment.

    6. Must pass an initial pre-employment medical examination, periodic medical examinations, required initial and annual Air Force physical fitness/physical agility tests, meet established hearing standards and discern colors, contrast, and depth. The incumbent must immediately report to his supervisor any significant medical threshold shifts in health status and/or medication requirements.

    7. Must undergo initial and periodic job compatibility assessments.

    8. The work requires a valid driver's license and the incumbent must be able to operate all Security Forces Vehicles and installed equipment.

    9. Incumbent must be qualified in the use of required weapons.

    10. Must wear a uniform and meet applicable Air Force dress and appearance standards.

    11. Subject to annual duty position evaluation on a pass/fail standard.

    12. Overtime may be required.

    13. Must pass initial formal law enforcement training school as determined by functional, a certificate from a federally recognized Law Enforcement Academy is preferred.

    14. Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.

    15. Incumbent will be exposed to the day-to-day dangers associated with law enforcement and security duties.

    16. This position may be designated as mission essential based on local conditions. Mission essential personnel report for duty at normal times when the base is closed or delayed reporting, and remain on duty during phased or early release.

    17. Incumbent is required to obtain first responder training/certifications required in CPR techniques, self aid buddy care, and first aid on the job and maintain annually.

    18. This position may be designated as a KEY position IAW AFI 36-507. Duties of this position may be locally determined to be essential to the accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations. Incumbents of key positions must be removed from their military recall status if alternative for filling of the position during an emergency are not available.

    19. This position may fall under the Standard Premium Pay Provisions under Title 5 USC.

    20. 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.

    21. 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.

    22. High School Diploma or GED is desired.

    Physical Demands: The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking, driving, bending, stooping, reaching, crawling, and similar activities. Employees engage in such exertions when responding to alarms, pursuing suspects, or participating in weapons or other kinds of training activities, climbing stairs in office buildings, or walking foot patrols in and around large buildings. The employee will be required to continually stoop, bend, crouch and lift objects in the commercial vehicle search pit. The work may require common physical characteristics and abilities in agility and dexterity and the strength to pursue, apprehend, and detain uncooperative suspects.

    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.

    Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications.


    We will review of your application. Your resume must reflect the experience you identified on the questionnaire. HR Specialists use your responses to the questionnaire, along with your resume and supporting documentation, to determine if you meet qualifications as listed in this vacancy announcement. If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found not qualified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


    Your application will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience in your resume meets the KSAs required for the position and you will be rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veteran's preference; however, preference is still applied.

    Category 3, Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements.

    Category 2, Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.

    Category 1, Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.

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    Benefits and Other Info


    Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - Click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


    For information on veterans’ preference click here.

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

    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 at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

    Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.

    Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

    90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

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    How To Apply


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

    1. Your Résumé
    2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
    3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    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 occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is PA444412. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online:

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

    2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
    3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.


    The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.

    * Online Application (Questionnaire)
    * Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)
    * Transcripts, if qualifying based on education
    * Veterans’ Preference - 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).

    If you are faxing any documents, click here for the official cover sheet to print. The fax number is 478-757-3144

    Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.


    Phone: (800)525-0102
    TDD: (800)382-0893 Agency Information:
    PLEASE FAX, TX 78150


    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.
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  • #2
    Not a smart ***, but do you have a question about this? This looks liek a standard PD/ job anouncement.
    It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.


    • #3
      I think he is referencing

      * Have arrest and apprehension authority which entails carrying a firearm, mirandizing suspects, preserving evidence and testifying in court as it pertains to enforcing regulations on a military installation. The incumbent is required to meet all requirements of all Federal rules and regulations to maintain qualification as a police officer whose jurisdiction is only within the confines of the military installation

      Am I right?


      • #4
        That's almost exactly the job announcement I applied to for my present job. Yep, it had the "arrest and apprehension authority" statement in text as well, but I knew different before I applied (or at least the context of it). Interestingly enough, I've made a few casual inquiries about this, and have gotten a different answer each time.


        • #5
          Since this doesn't specifically state "have arrest and apprehension authority while on duty and off," I don't see any contradiction - unless it actually says something about off-duty carry that I missed.
          "Sir, does this mean that Ann Margaret's not coming?"


          • #6
            What IS the question?
            Free Deke O'Mally!!!


            • #7
              I think what he's trying to say that according to the wording of this job announcement, he would have the right to carry under LEOSA.

              OP, sorry- but you're wrong. Every DoD 0083 is hoping and praying that new legislation being considered will overturn the current rules. But the bottom line is DoD is hung up on the term "Statutory powers of ARREST", which you do not have as a DoD police officer. Only "Apprehension", which according to the desk jockeys at the Pentagon, does not qualify.

              Try and carry on creds, and you're going to get canned and/or arrested; thereby becoming the "Test Case"......which you really don't want to be. Sorry, dude. It sucks rocks, but it is what it is for now.......
              Just another squirrel, tryin' to get a nut......


              • #8
                The powers of arrest have to come from somewhere. If the military REG's (Statue) says you can make the collar, the case WILL be made for coverage under LEOSA. The DOD can't escape the law, try and end run? yes, but they will loose in the end. Sadly, as an other posted stated, you don't want to be the test case.
                Hey Kidd, I've got more time On Meal than you have "On the Job"


                • #9
                  Originally posted by QuietPro View Post
                  Try and carry on creds, and you're going to get canned and/or arrested; thereby becoming the "Test Case"......which you really don't want to be. Sorry, dude. It sucks rocks, but it is what it is for now.......
                  Take out the arrest part and you are correct. They can discipline you, but they can't change the law. You have to commit a crime to be arrested.

                  As far as the job anouncment, I fell for false advertising also haha


                  • #10
                    Arrest Authority

                    It's all just so pathetic!!

                       /əˈrɛst/ Show Spelled[uh-rest] Show IPA
                    –verb (used with object)
                    to seize (a person) by legal authority or warrant; take into custody: The police arrested the burglar.
                    to catch and hold; attract and fix; engage: The loud noise arrested our attention.
                    to check the course of; stop; slow down: to arrest progress.
                    Medicine/Medical . to control or stop the active progress of (a disease): The new drug did not arrest the cancer.
                    the taking of a person into legal custody, as by officers of the law.
                    any seizure or taking by force.
                    an act of stopping or the state of being stopped: the arrest of tooth decay.
                    Machinery . any device for stopping machinery; stop.
                    under arrest, in custody of the police or other legal authorities: They placed the suspect under arrest at the scene of the crime.

                       /ˌæprɪˈhɛnd/ Show Spelled[ap-ri-hend] Show IPA
                    –verb (used with object)
                    to take into custody; arrest by legal warrant or authority: The police apprehended the burglars.
                    to grasp the meaning of; understand, especially intuitively; perceive.
                    to expect with anxiety, suspicion, or fear; anticipate: apprehending violence.
                    –verb (used without object)
                    to understand.
                    to be apprehensive, suspicious, or fearful; fear.
                    Use apprehend in a Sentence
                    See images of apprehend
                    Search apprehend on the Web
                    1350–1400; Middle English apprehenden < Latin apprehendere to grasp, equivalent to ap- ap-1 + prehendere to seize ( pre- pre- + -hendere to grasp)


                    • #11
                      elko, you are trying to look for an opening or loophole where these is none, unfortunately. Every one of us who works the various DoD departments knows that there is no difference between the two words. Yet, it simply is what it is. So you really are faced with two choices: You can ride out the DoD's current rules and hope they pass favorable legislation that grants us parity later down the in 2 to 10 years down the line........... or you can look into other federal or local agencies that allow you to carry on creds.

                      It is what it is, dude.
                      Just another squirrel, tryin' to get a nut......


                      • #12
                        Well said Quietpro.


                        • #13
                          speaking of test case, there is a 1811 at my dept. that got caught up in the off-duty carry muck and is currently on admin duty until his situation is adjudicated, which will be in a few weeks. From the best of my knowledge, this will be the first judicial interpretation of DoD's status under the new LEOSA.
                          Last edited by Re-Birth; 03-17-2011, 01:27 PM.
                          Never ask a man if he served in the Marine Corps! If he earned the title "Marine" he will tell you, if he didn't, there is no need to embarrass him.


                          • #14
                            Re-Birth, I understand if this can't be done (privacy/legal issues) but is there any way for us to track this case? At what level will this get addressed? Does the subject in question have proper legal representation?...any LEO/Union advocates? PM me if necessary.


                            • #15
                              i dont know the name of the case but i will definitely keep this forum informed of the outcome. This will be in the Maryland state court system and it will be public record after it is adjudicated. He does have competent legal advise but unfortunately it is not with the FOP (our bargaining chapter). For whatever reason 1811's aren't active members of our FOP Lodge. I am unsure of the exact reasons but I think it is rooted in the 1811 classification not existing in our department when the current CBA was enacted. This oversight will be remedied in the upcoming CBA. Any LEO who would like more information on the specifics (as I know them) can PM me for the details.
                              Never ask a man if he served in the Marine Corps! If he earned the title "Marine" he will tell you, if he didn't, there is no need to embarrass him.


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