OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise: "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country.
Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.
VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life.
VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.
Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.
If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA.
The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.
The VA is much more than just another employer.
It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care.
Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.
The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department.
The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries.
The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").
America's Veterans need you!
Applicants must possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service (or equivalent pay band), that provided a 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, forests, or other natural resource or recreational environments; in performing criminal investigative duties; or in other work that provided the required knowledge and skills.
Qualifying specialized experience for this position (which must be clearly documented on your resume) includes: pursuing, apprehending, and arresting persons for violation of criminal law; conducting foot and vehicle patrol; maintaining control of a scene or incident; taking statements from witnesses, interviewing, interrogating suspects, and preparing reports of criminal offenses, violations, incidents, and citations issued; and presenting testimony in court.
(Education is not creditable for this GS-6 position; therefore, it is not necessary to submit transcripts) ~AND~ As a condition of employment, applicants must also meet the ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR POLICE OFFICER POSITIONS, as follows: Applicants must possess a valid, unrestricted State driver's license, have a safe driving record, and demonstrate that he/she is medically qualified to operate the appropriate motor vehicle safely.
(DO NOT PROVIDE COPY.
WE CANNOT ACCEPT PICTURES.
THIS WILL BE VERIFIED IF INTERVIEWED) VA Police Officers must be able to achieve and maintain mandatory firearm qualification/certification.
New VA Police Officers are required to attend a 8-week course at the VA Law Enforcement Training Center in Little Rock, Arkansas within 90 days of entry on duty.
A character investigation may be conducted on applicants selected for employment.
The purpose of such an investigation is to secure evidence of the candidate's honesty, integrity, general character, and loyalty to the U.S. Government.
A medical examination is required.
The duties of these positions require moderate to arduous physical exertion and/or duties of a hazardous nature.
The following medical requirements apply to all applicants: good near and distant vision, ability to distinguish basic colors, and ability to hear the conversational voice.
Applicants and employees must have the capacity to perform the essential functions of the position without risk to themselves or others.
Applicants and employees must possess emotional and mental stability.
A psychological examination is required.
In most instances, a specific medical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant or employee.
A medical condition or impairment is disqualifying only if the condition, for good medical reason, precludes assignment to or warrants restriction from the duties of the specific position.
For some positions, the loss or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid.
Reasonable accommodation shall also be considered in determining an applicant's ability to perform the duties of a position.
You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: ArrestCommunicationConstitutional LawFirearmsPublic Safety and Security IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week.
All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates.
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.
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; religious; 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.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.