Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Security Officer (Chief Of Police) in Tucson, Arizona
Summary The Southern Arizona Health Care System is currently recruiting one Security Officer (Chief) to work in the Police Service office in Tucson, Arizona. The position is responsible for the operation, direction, and control of the law enforcement and physical security activities of a Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) or Health Care System (HCS). Responsibilities The incumbent will oversee and manage the physical security of assets, information, buildings and people. The primary focus is to provide law enforcement and security services on Departmental property operated by Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and the National Cemetery Administration (NCA). Duties include but are not limited to the following: Observe, evaluate and prepare reports on the performance of department personnel. Plan, assign and explain work requirements to subordinate supervisors. Evaluate resumes of prospective candidates to determine qualifications. Chair/conduct performance-based interviews to assist in selecting appropriate candidates. Develop 24/7 duty schedules for staff. Assign patrol and special duties to supervisory police officers. Ensure new employees are properly oriented and familiarized with applicable policies and procedures. Explore training opportunities for staff to improve or enhance delivery of services and increase officers' cultural competencies. Ensure police staff are properly trained to operate a variety of equipment and/or security systems. Develop local policies and implement corrective procedures to alleviate identified physical security problems. Subject matter expert responsible for the development of the physical security plans and/or objectives for producing Medical Center policies. Conduct physical security surveys and vulnerability assessments on schedules set-forth by VA. Serve as management's designated liaison, subject matter expert and/or consultant with federal law enforcement agencies i.e. the VA, Office of the Inspector General-Criminal Investigation Division (OIG-CID), F.B.I., D.E.A., A.T.F., Secret Service, State Police and local law enforcement agencies. Participate in State FUSION Center information sharing. Ensure Police service's emergency preparedness plan is current and supports the Medical Center level plan. Plan, coordinate and deliver necessary law enforcement or security training for personnel outside the service. Assist in the development and/or modification of new Veteran-specific policies and procedures to accommodate the unique needs of Veterans with mental illness, PTSD, TBI, etc.). Collaborate with United States Attorneys, Special Agents for the FBI, DEA, Secret Service, and/or state/local law enforcement officials to ensure the most efficient effective relationships, techniques, methods and MOUs are maintained. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm Telework: Yes, for highly qualified Virtual: Yes, for highly qualified Position Description/PD#: Security Officer (Chief Of Police)/PD99956O Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Yes, You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/23/2021. 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: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: managing and/or overseeing the operation, direction, control of the law enforcement and physical security activities of a medical center. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Administration and ManagementHuman Resources ManagementPhysical SecurityPublic Safety and Security 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. Physical Requirements: The position is required to exert considerable and strenuous physical effort on a regular basis while performing the functions of the position. These functions are normally performed while the position conducts security surveys and inspections, which require crawling in unusually confined building areas. May be called upon to defend themselves and members of staff, patients or the public against physical attack and may be required to exercise deadly force if necessary. Requirements of the position include maintaining firearms qualifications, climbing flights of stairs, carrying heavy equipment/patients during emergencies, running, bending, stooping, physical restraint of aggressive persons, being subjected to assaults by persons evading arrest. Inspections and audits of security systems, constructions sites, and full searches require the performance of duties in a variety of inclement weather conditions walking, crawling in wooded or over-grown field conditions in all elements of seasonal weather. 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. Additional Information VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified: applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.