Security Officer (Chief of Police) Job in Memphis, Tennessee – Department of Veterans Affairs



The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Security Officer (Chief of Police) in Memphis, Tennessee Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Security Officer (Chief of Police) – Memphis, Tennessee
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 348775
Start Date: 10/22/2020
End Date: 11/11/2020

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/11/2020. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements will apply to this vacancy announcement. To meet Time-In-Grade requirements you must have served 1 year / 52 weeks at the next lower, GS-12 to be eligible for consideration at the GS-13 level. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: To qualify for this position: GS-0080-13: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes but not limited to: The ability to plan and direct the development of the physical security plans and objectives, the ability to execute complex regulations, laws, VA Directives and Handbooks and to independently develop local directives, policies and instructions, knowledge of the security and law enforcement program and effectively display the ability to successfully manage program requirements, principles, and techniques. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Organizational AwarenessPhysical SecurityPlanning and EvaluatingStrategic ThinkingTechnical CredibilityVision 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.
Work Environment: The work is primarily performed in an office-like setting. However, there is the potential for
dangerous situations to occur at VA installations to include physical assaults, assaults involving
various hidden and open weapons, including firearms, knives, clubs, etc. Without knowledge of
the medical history of persons, the position is responsible for physically interacting with
aggressive persons. In addition, there can be exposure to moderate discomfort and
unpleasantness during adverse weather conditions. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at

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