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Job Title:Police Officer, GS-0083-05
Department:Department of the Air Force
Agency:Air Force Materiel Command
Job Announcement Number:AFMCD-773694-000000-9W-TJ
$34,234.00 to $44,500.00 / Per Year
Monday, October 29, 2012 to Friday, November 02, 2012
Full Time - Term NTE 13 Months

Few vacancies in the following location:
Hanscom AFB, MA United StatesView Map
United States Citizens

"From Paul Revere's lantern to sophisticated global networks today!
Hanscom Air Force Base outside of Boston, Massachusetts, is home to several dynamic organizations with the important mission of providing the latest in command, control, and information systems for the Air Force, the Department of Defense and America's allies. Joining our team will give you access to some of the nation's best academic, cultural, and historical resources, while providing a vital service to our nation's armed forces."

This announcement will result in a 90-day register which may be used to fill similar vacancies for 90 days after the closing date of this announcement. Referrals may be made as vacancies occur.

Position Summary: 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. This position is located with the 66th Security Forces Squadron, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA.

Hanscom AFB is located in a high cost of living area

This is a TERM position not to exceed 13 months. The position may be extended for a maximum of 4 years. The incumbent can never be made permanent based on selection from this announcement. You must sign/agree to TERM conditions of employment.

  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Position to be filled through Delegated Examining Authority
  • Travel expenses may or may not be paid
  • Recruitment and relocation incentives may or may not be used
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance

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• Performs and enforces police officer duties within the military installation. Incumbent has apprehension and detention authority which entails carrying a firearm, mirandizing suspects, preserving evidence and testifying in court as it pertains to enforcing regulations on a military installation.

• Performs the full range of Base Entry Controller duties. Ensures individuals requesting access to the installation have the proper identification credentials before entering.
• Performs the full range of duties for defending protection level resources. Serves as a restricted area entry controller and immediate visual assessment sentry providing surveillance for sensitive, restricted, and limited access areas.


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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: You must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-04 or equivalent in the Federal service (Federal service is not required). Specialized experience is 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. Creditable specialized 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, forest, or other natural resource or recreational environments; in performing criminal investigative duties; or in other work that provided the required knowledge and skills. NOTE: 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 regulation, may be substituted for a maximum of 3 months of specialized experience. (Copies of transcripts are required at time of application.)

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. (Copies of transcripts are required at time of application.)

A combination of specialized experience and related education as described above. Note: Only education in excess of 2 years beyond high school may be used in combination with specialized experience. (Copies of transcripts are required at time of application.)

To view the complete Individual Occupational Requirements for this series click here.

Additional Requirements: In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications the applicant must also successfully pass the physical evaluations/tests of this position including but not limited to:

Pre-employment Physical Examination: Applicants must be able to meet the established Medical Evaluation Guidelines described in Air Force Instruction 31-283, Attachment 5 as well as meeting the established hearing standards and discern colors, contrast, and depth applicable for this occupational series. Click here to view the applicable Air Force Instructions.

Physical Agility Fitness Testing: Physical evaluations include 1.5 mile run in 16 minutes 17 seconds or less, 300 meter run in 66 seconds or less, a minimum of 32 sit-ups(untimed), agility run of 18.1 seconds or less, and vertical jump with a minimum height of 16.5 inches. (Note: A medical clearance from your private physician may be provided clearing you to take the annual Physical Agility Test (PAT). This medical clearance is subject to the reviewing medical officers approval.)

Pre-employment Drug Screening: Applicant is required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.

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:
  • Knowledge of police officer procedures and operating methods to perform police officer activities independently.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the rights of detained individuals and organizational rules regarding the appropriate use of force to be used in the apprehension of persons.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the tactics, techniques, and procedures necessary for preparation and response to catastrophic events, enemy attacks, and related threats to installations.
  • Ability to operate applicable Security Forces information systems.

· I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.
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I was unaware there was a PD there. Nice to know.

· I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.
19,090 Posts
Could it be that a civilian department is being formed for permanent use? I know what the ad SAYS, but it implies more. Then again, I could be reading into it too much.

· Retired Fed, Active Special
8,895 Posts
Gotta love the TERM NTE other words good job if you're a single returning vet.
NOT a permanent job with bennies.......Maybe the Air Farce is trying to outdo the Army and their shitty DACP program
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