Supervisory Police Officer

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Butler, PA

Posted Date 10/11/2019
Description The Supervisory Police Officer directly reports to the Deputy Chief within the Police Service under the Associate Director for Operations.
This position serves as the VAMC Police Service Operations Officer and is required to provide expert advice to the Medical Center Director and Police Service Senior Management as it pertains to operation of the Police Service and related laws, regulations, functions, policies and procedure that would impact the operation of the and its subsidiaries. The incumbent will conduct all activities and take proper action as outlined in VA Handbooks
0720 and 0730, VA LETC Training Units, VAMC Memorandums, VA Police Standard Operating Procedures and Regulations, applicable VA Handbooks and instructions, as well as any other special instructions. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Prevent, detect, and investigate violations of laws, rules, and regulations involving accidents, crimes, and misconduct involving misdemeanors and felonies.
  • Arrest violators, assist in the prosecution of criminals, and serve as a source of assistance to persons in emergency situations.
  • Performs inventory management related duties including elements of item management, materiel coordination, and inventory control.
  • Oversees the police departments SharePoint site and is responsible for its content and databases contained on the site.
  • Interviews candidates for positions in the unit; recommends appointments, promotions, and reassignments to unit positions; identifies and provides for training needs; and finds ways to improve production or increase the quality of work within the area of authority.
  • The incumbent directs the completion of daily duty schedules and monthly work roster to meet the overall schedules and operations priorities to ensure an even flow and distribution of work following station policies, police procedures and security needs.
  • Participates in outside association and organization meetings, local, civic and government programs, which relate to improvement of security and safety in the medical center.
  • Establishes performance standards and evaluates the performance of subordinate, makes determinations on grievances, recommends training, and approves leave.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Telework: Not available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Supervisory Police Officer/PD00877
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/25/2019.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-08. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.

Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.


You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-08 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Experience that provided 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; directing a program or major program segment with significant resources; making decisions on work problems presented by subordinate supervisors and leaders, or similar personnel; evaluating subordinate supervisors and serving as the reviewing official on evaluations of nonsupervisory employees rated by subordinate supervisors; developing policies and procedures; planning, directing, and supervising the work of subordinate supervisors and leaders to direct, coordinate, and oversee the work of the organization; determining resource needs and allocating resources in response to patrol and security weaknesses; Supervising all law enforcement functions, actions and activities on shift i.e., arresting and processing offenders of felony or misdemeanor crimes, traffic enforcement, emergency response, crisis intervention, short term criminal investigations or reported criminal activities, crime prevention activities, physical security inspections, investigating suspicious activity, providing customer assistance, and crime scene investigation and/or preservation.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Human Resources Management
  • Leadership
  • Manages Human Resources


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; 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.

Note: A 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.

Physical Requirements: 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. In some positions, the work may regularly involve lifting and carrying of heavy objects of 23 kilograms (50 pounds) or less, such as weapons. Some positions may require common physical characteristics and abilities in agility and dexterity and the strength to pursue, apprehend, and detain uncooperative suspects.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.

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