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Vacancy Announcement Number:
Opening Date: November 17, 2008
Closing Date: November 26, 2008
Police Officer (Instructor), GS-0083-8/FPL GS-09
$47,560 - $65,707 Annual
Place of Work:
Position Status: This is a Permanent position. -- Full Time Number of Vacancy: 1 DEPARTMENT OF ARMY RANKED ONE OF THE TOP TEN FEDERAL WORKPLACES FOR 2007!

At the full performance level you will serve as the training instructor responsible for course development, implementation and presentation. You will apply instructional techniques and technical information by developing/maintaining courses, lesson plans/exams, provide instructor guidance, prepare/present training courses, administer in-service law enforcement training/development activities for officers, updates training methods, provides advice/assistance to management to determine training needs/sources, prepare plans, regulations, supplements, sops and maintain statistical database of training results. You will serve as primary Armor with responsibilities for maintaining an arms room with responsibilities for forecasting ammunition and maintaining all weapons. You will be responsible for the DES impact credit card and office inventory. You will perform a full range of police operations duties as a uniformed Federal Police Officer as needed.

About the Position: This position is located in the US Army Garrison, Soldier Systems Center. The Center manages and oversees a comprehensive, integrated program for major and secondary Department of Defense items and insures supportability and operational readiness of soldier, chemical and biological systems and items.

Who May Apply: (Click on Who May Apply) All Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment.
Reinstatement eligibles.
NAF/AAFES Interchange Agreement eligibles.
Applicants eligible under Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA)
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles.
Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) eligibles.

Qualifications: Click on link below to view qualification standard.
General Schedule
Applicants should show in their resume knowledge and experience with law enforcement training activities and familiarity with the law enforcement mission, policies, procedures, equipment/weapons that develop, deliver, assess training needs, and evaluate law enforcement training. In addition have knowledge and experience of various law enforcement laws/regulations involving protection of persons and property.

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualifications requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement.
Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.
One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower grade or level requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled.
Demonstrated work experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
The related work experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Other Information:(Click on Other Information)
To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.
Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses are not authorized.

Other Advantages: The Department of Army offers a competitive salary and benefits package which includes comprehensive health and life insurance; generous retirement programs; long-term care insurance; paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time; flexible work environment and alternative work schedules.

We are conveniently located on the shores of lake Cochituate, in Natick, MA (A suburb of Boston, near Routes 9, 90, 95 and 495)

Other Requirements:(Click on Other Requirements)
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
Personnel security investigation required.
Position is designated as Emergency Essential.
A medical examination is required.
This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment/Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.
Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.
A medical examination is required in accordance with Army Regulation 190-56, Appendix B and C, prior to employment. Reimbursement of examination is authorized if obtained at other than a military treatment facility. Must obtain medical clearance to perform essential job functions and to take a physical agility test.
Firearms testing required on a semi-annual basis.
Must possess and maintain a valid stateside driver's license.
Must be able to pass an initial and an annual physical agility test.
Must be able to successfully graduate from a US Army Military Police School-accredited academy; unless waived.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Firearms testing required.
License/Certification: Firearms
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Position requires employee to wear a uniform and/or protective clothing.
Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.

How to Apply: (Click on How to Apply)
Resumes must be received by the closing date of this announcement.
Self-nomination must be submitted by the closing date.
Announcements close at 12:00am (midnight) Eastern Time.
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