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 Detective K-9 (Canine Handler) in Palo Alto, California Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Detective K-9 (Canine Handler) – Palo Alto, California
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 635288Start Date: 11/14/2022End Date: 12/06/2022
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/05/2022. 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-8 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. For a GS-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-8. 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. Selective Placement Factor – In order to be eligible for this position you must possess a valid Class C Driver License. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: For the GS-08: Applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of experience equivalent to the next lower level (GS-7). Examples of specialized experience at this level would typically include: experience that provided 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. For the GS-09: Applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of experience equivalent to the next lower level (GS-8). Examples of specialized experience at this level would typically include: full range of law enforcement activities, including comprehensive experience and knowledge in using criminal investigative techniques; experience that provided knowledge of a body of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques, involved responsibility for maintaining order, protecting life and property. Investigating and arresting individuals suspected of crimes; participating in surveillance; collecting evidence; documentation of a criminal investigation in investigative reports; a knowledge of Federal and state laws; knowledge of administrative, civil and criminal proceedings; and experience coordinating criminal investigations. Tracking reports, compiling crime statistics and tracking the progress of criminal investigations. Serving as a technical expert and partner with community law enforcement agencies. Creditable specialized experience may have been gained in work on a police force including municipal, county, state, federal or military service through service as a police officer, detective or investigator. Prior arrest authority as a law enforcement officer is required. You may qualify based on your experience as described below: You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Animal Husbandry Arrest Criminal Investigation First Response Interpersonal Skills Public Safety and Security 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 work requires regular and recurring physical exertion, long hours of standing, walking, driving and similar activities. The incumbent must respond to alarms, pursue suspects, participate in training activities, climb stairs and walk during assigned foot patrols in and around large building, campus, and other physical settings. Agility, dexterity and strength are needed to pursue, apprehend and detain uncooperative suspects. Incumbents must be physically able to lift or carry injured or hurt persons, evacuate persons to safety during storms, disasters, fires or other emergencies. The incumbent is expected to maintain a high standard of physical fitness and hand and eye coordination to maintain his or her semi-annual qualification with his/her assigned firearm and annual qualification with his/her assigned departmental issued intermediate weapons. 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/. LAUTENBERG AMENDEMENT: This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g)(91)). Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are not qualified for this position. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001). IMPORTANT NOTES: (1) As a condition of employment, must qualify to be issued a firearm and semi-annually with assigned firearm, annually with an expandable Straight Baton (MEB), maintain a valid State or Commonwealth Driver’s License and pass annual physical and Psychological assessment. 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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