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Opening Date: September 09, 2008
Closing Date:
September 18, 2008

Position: POLICE OFFICER, GS-0083-5
Salary:
$35,982 - $46,770 Annual
Place of Work:
US ARMY GARRISON, SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER, SECURITY MANAGEMENT OFFICE, NATICK, MA

Position Status:
This is a Permanent position. -- Full Time Number of Vacancy: 01

DEPARTMENT OF ARMY RANKED ONE OF THE TOP TEN FEDERAL WORKPLACES FOR 2007!
Duties: You will perform various aspects of law enforcement at the US Army Soldier Systems Center, Natick, MA. You will exercise the authority to apprehend and detain individuals in motor vehicle violations, misdemeanors, felonies, etc., based on probable cause or a warrant. You will perform motorized as well as foot patrols in order to detect problem situations and/or conditions; controls vehicle and pedestrian traffic at fixed posts; conducts preliminary investigations of accidents and crimes. You will provide protective services work in guarding and protecting Federally-owned property, buildings, equipment, materials, and protects against trespass, theft, espionage, sabotage or willful damage and destruction. You will perform dispatcher duties and/or monitors intrusion detection system and video monitors, as required. You will operate NCIC computer information system and maintain communications with all police/security guard personnel throughout the installation.

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
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as knowledge of law enforcement, security or corrections operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property. 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 and skills. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: A Condition of Employment must be signed for mandatory drug testing. Must be proficient in the use of assigned firearms, pass an initial qualification, and must qualify annually thereafter in the use of assigned firearms. Must undergo and pass periodic medical examination (physical, emotional and mental stability, etc). Incumbent must successfully complete law enforcement training. Must successfully complete CPR certification and First Aid. May be required to wear chemical protection masks, gloves, and other associated equipment, and may be require to be certified in the use of aerosol irritants and radar gun. May be required to pass entry level and/or annual re-certification of standard army physical readiness fitness test and annual physical agility test. Must participate in regularly scheduled training in the techniques of use of force, counter-terrorism, first aid, firearms, search and seizure, security operations and law enforcement. Periodic inspection will require walking and standing. Good eye/hand coordination is required to operate radios and police weapons and equipment. Must have good vision and hearing. Must be in good physical condition to assist in searching and restraining persons. Infrequently lifts persons involved in accidents/incidents; uses unarmed combat techniques for self-defense to subdue persons. 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. CREDITABLE EDUCATION: Successful completion of a Federal, State, county, or municipal police academy or comparable training course that included at least 40 classroom hours of instruction in police department procedures and methods, and local law and regulations, may be substituted for a maximum of 3 months of specialized experience or 6 months of general experience.

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.
Education can be substituted for experience. Review the qualification requirements for specific information.
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.
Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade (or equivalent).
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
The related work experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

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.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
May require overtime work.
May require shift work and/or work on rotating shifts to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays and in other situations.
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 http://www.cpms.osd.mil/fas/staffing/pdf/rem_ann.pdf
Schedule tour of duty will require evenings, weekends and holiday work hours.
Successful completion of prescribed training (transition and/or annual) is required.
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 alternate 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.
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.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.
Firearms testing required.
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.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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.
Resume must be on file in our centralized database.
Announcements close at 12:00am (midnight) Eastern Time.
 
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