National Institutes of Health
Police Officer Job in Hamilton, MT
If you are a knowledgeable, talented, and motivated individual and have experience in the application of police methods and techniques, consider joining the Division of Police. The responsibility of the position is the investigation, apprehension, or detention of persons suspected of offenses against any criminal laws of the United States. If selected, you will work under the direct supervision of a sergeant and be required to carry a weapon as part of your duty uniform. Responsibilities Physically protects the NIH complex (buildings and grounds), employees, visitors, and guest from threats of crime and disruption; preserves law and order; and serves as a deterrent to crime and other violations of laws, rules, and regulations. Resolves a wide range of criminal activities typically requiring extensive research, interviewing, planning, observing, conducting stakeout operations, and executing investigative techniques. Searches vehicles, persons, and packages entering the organization for weapons of mass destruction or contraband. Investigates suspicious situations and takes appropriate action such as, protecting and restricting access to crime scenes/observes/stops and questions suspicious persons, identifying and arresting suspected violators based on eyewitness accounts. Patrols assigned area on foot or in a patrol vehicle. Takes charge of accidents, issues citations for speeding, traffic and parking violations. Prepare numerous reports to include incident, found property, accident, and arrest reports, as well as testify in court. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications For the GS-5 level: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: working as a security guard restricting access, verifying identification, and general crime prevention; assisting an officer on a police force; assisting in the techniques and procedures for the collection and preservation of evidence; assisting in the development of crime scene analysis techniques; OR You must have successfully completed 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. OR You must have a combination of post high school education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. For the GS-6 level: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: working as an officer on a police force; serving as a military police officer; performing criminal investigative duties for misdemeanors and felonies; performing law enforcement in parks, forests, or other natural resource or recreational environments. For the GS-7 level: You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: working as an officer on a police force; serving as a military police officer; performing criminal investigative duties; safeguarding dignitaries and other high-ranking officials; performing law enforcement in parks, forests, or other natural resource or recreational environment; and experience may include training new employees in proper procedures. You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay. Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11727844 Education If you qualify based on education in lieu of specialized experience, you are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application packages. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education. Additional Information If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. Employees providing healthcare or services in support of healthcare (Healthcare Workforce) may be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine because they are expected to perform duties that put them in contact or potential contact with patients. We may request COVID-19 vaccination, and other vaccination documentation from Healthcare Workforce personnel at any point during the onboarding process or at any time during your employment with NIH. In accordance with Executive Order 12564 of September 14, 1986, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is A Drug-Free Federal Workplace. All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and be subject to random, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident drug testing upon hiring. Appointment to the position will be contingent upon a negative applicant drug test result. This position is designated as an "emergency essential" position and the selected candidate will be considered an "emergency essential " employee and will be required to be available, ready, willing, and able to report for duty under all circumstances (e.g., inclement weather, government closings and holidays, lapses in appropriations, non-emergency and emergency situations) for operation 24 hours a day and 365 days per year coverage. A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement. A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations. We may make additional selections for similar positions within the commuting area(s) of the locations listed through this vacancy announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s). Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions. Veterans' Preference applies only to Schedule A (disability appointment) and VRA (if applicable). The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus. Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.