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Security Officer(Chief)

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Reno
Posted on: June 13, 2021

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Firearm Requirement: This position is required to carry agency-approved firearms while on duty on VA property. Officers must achieve and maintain qualification/certification with the agency-approved firearms as condition of gaining and continuing employment as an Officer. Applicants must be able to possess firearms under the terms of the Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended (18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9).

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Responsibilities

  • The incumbent plans, assigns and explains work requirements to subordinate supervisors for new or changed programs and the functions, goals, processes, skills, and needs; develops solutions to continuing problems in the quality of work and operating effectiveness and takes or recommends necessary corrective actions.
  • The incumbent develops 24/7 duty schedules; plans and directs facility law enforcement and security operations; delegates enforcement to subordinate staff; assigns patrol and special duties to supervisory police officers and ensures patrol coverage complies with agency policy and meets facility protection priorities.
  • The incumbent ensures that all training requirements by VA are met for Police Service staff and that performance proficiency meets the goals of the Medical Center and the service.
  • The incumbent is the subject matter expert and responsible for the development of the physical security plans and objectives and for producing Medical Center policies which address the full scope of the facility's law enforcement and security program.
  • The incumbent interprets complex security policies and procedures and is the primary source to provide guidance to senior facility leadership, other service chiefs, program managers, VBA, and NCA leaders within the Medical Center's catchment area.
  • The incumbent manages the modernization efforts and plans, the integration of new initiatives, advancements in technology, policies, etc. that are transforming the law enforcement/security program into 21st century policing model.
  • Manages procurement and accountability of equipment used by and assigned to police service. Firearms program liability requires that all weapons related responsibilities be accomplished without deficiencies.
  • Responsible for maintaining heightened security postures and maintains program readiness to meet higher levels of alert.

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 7:00am-3:30pm

Position Description/PD#: Security Officer(Chief)/PD99956A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

None

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/14/2021.

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-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. 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: To meet the minimum qualifications for the GS-13 position, you must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12) in the federal service that has given you the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of a Security Officer. Specialized experience is: Developing, modifying or overseeing the implementation of program and system improvements for police operations; Conducting evaluations of law enforcement and security programs; Implementing physical security reviews to ensure compliance with security policies and procedures; and Evaluating market research for purchasing new security technologies. NOTE: 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.

You will be rated on the following competencies for this position:

  • Criminal Investigation
  • Physical Security
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Security
  • Technical Competence

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.

Firearm Requirement: This position is required to carry agency-approved firearms while on duty on VA property. Officers must achieve and maintain qualification/certification with the agency-approved firearms as condition of gaining and continuing employment as an Officer. Applicants must be able to possess firearms under the terms of the Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended (18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9).

Physical Requirements: The position may be required to exert considerable and strenuous physical effort when the position conducts pre-assessments and may be called upon to defend themselves and members of staff, patients or the public against physical attack. It requires stamina, physical agility, dexterity, and the strength to pursue, apprehend or detain persons who are often uncooperative, assaultive, and/or armed. There is potential for dangerous situations to occur at VA installations where the position is employed and/or conducts pre-assessments. Many of the properties are in high crime areas and members of the public have easy access to VA properties. The position is expected to respond to threats against VA property, personnel and/or visitors. The work involves both moderate and high risks and possible endangerment of life or serious injury that requires the exercise of safety precautions and may require use of personal protective equipment. When supporting deployments, the work is performed in settings in which there is regular and recurring exposure to moderate to severe discomforts and unpleasantness, such as high temperatures in confined spaces, high temperatures due to mandatory protective personal equipment, or adverse weather conditions during extended periods of traffic and patrol duties. The work involves moderate risk requiring exercise of safety precautions when working around hazardous materials such as toxic gases, explosives, infectious biological materials, and others that pose a moderate risk of exposure.

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/.

Education

There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Reno , Security Officer(Chief), Other , Reno, Nevada

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