Police Officer, GS-0083 6,7,8 (FBI Only) Security Division / Washington DC

Position: Police Officer GS-6/7/8

Division: Security Division

Unit: FBI Police Unit (FPU)

Location: Washington, DC (The Police Officer position is located in Washington, DC, Quantico, VA, New York City, NY, and Clarksburg, WV. Upon completion of the hiring process, the location will be determined based on the needs of the FBI)

Working Hours: SHIFT WORK

Salary:

GS 06: $44,865.00 - $58,329.00

GS 07: $49,856.00 - $64,818.00

GS 08: $53,256.00 - $69,229.00

(SALARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IF ASSIGNED OUTSIDE OF THE DC METROPOLITATN AREA)

Full Performance level: GS-8

Number of Positions Available: Many

Key Requirements

  • Must be a current, permanent FBI employee
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be able to attend and pass the Police Officer Selection System (POSS) written test and panel interview held on OR after July 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Applicant will be responsible for all travel expenses associated with travel to and from Washington, DC.
  • Must be able to pass a U.S. Government physical exam
  • Must have (or be able to obtain) a valid driver's license
  • Must become proficient in the use of a firearm and various other weapon systems
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance. Selectee will be required to complete a Financial Disclosure Form
  • Some travel may be required

Mission Statement:

The mission of the FBI is to protect the American People and uphold the Constitution of the United States.

Major Duties:

  • Provides public safety by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting good community relations.
  • Monitors, notes, reports, and investigates suspicious persons and situations, safety hazards, and unusual or illegal activity in patrol area.
  • Identifies, pursues, and arrests suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts.
  • Investigates traffic accidents and other accidents to determine causes and to determine if a crime has been committed.
  • Records facts to prepare reports that document incidents and activities.
  • Checks for proper identification of pedestrian and vehicular traffic prior to admittance to secure space at Stationary posts. Provides screening of vehicles for the detection of explosive devices.
  • Responds to a variety of alarm situations, protects and safeguards information and material affecting national security and defense and protects people and their civil rights from a wide variety of dangerous and hostile situations

Qualifications and Evaluations

Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI's Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.

Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Most Competitive, Competitive, or Least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Veterans' preference will be applied.

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:

  • Problem Solving/Judgment
  • Concentration and Vigilance
  • Communication
  • Flexibility/Adaptability

GS: 06 - All applicants must have one (1) year specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-05)

GS: 07 - All applicants must have one (1) year specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-06)

GS: 08 - All applicants must have one (1) year specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-07)

Specialized Experience is:

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 requires knowledge and skills.

Successful completion of a Federal, State, county, or municipal police academy or comparable training course that included at least 40 classroom hours of instruction in police department procedures and methods, and local law and regulation, may be substituted for a maximum of 3 months of specialized experience or 6 months of general experience.

How to Apply

The following instructions outline our application process:

Step 1 - Establish an applicant account on the FBIJobs website by clicking "Apply Now" and then "Register Now" or login using your existing applicant account.

Step 2 - Paste your text resume in the space provided, upload a new resume, or use a resume you have applied with previously.

Step 3 - Complete your applicant profile if establishing your account for the first time.

Step 4 - Complete the assessment questionnaire.

Step 5 - Complete the application sections requested and submit your application.

Required Documents

To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:

  • Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates
  • A complete assessment questionnaire
  • Other supporting documents (if applicable):
  • College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement

How to Attach Documents

To attach documentation for submission, please follow the instructions below. Once documents are successfully attached, they will automatically be sent to HR.

Step 1: Login to your FBI Jobs account, and click the "My Career Tools" hyperlink at the top of the page.

Step 2: Click the "Add Attachment" hyperlink located under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

Step 3: Select the appropriate Attachment Type (or "Other" if one is not available).

Step 4: Populate the "Attachment Purpose" field.

Step 5: Click the "Add Attachment" hyperlink.

Step 6: Upload the desired attachment.

Step 7: Click "Save & Add More" (if you are attaching more than one) or "Save & Return" if you have finished attaching documents.

You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

What to Expect Next

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.

More information regarding the Police Officer application and selection process is available in the Police Officer Selection System Candidate Information Packet.

Additional Information

  • The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principle investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.
  • Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. You application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
  • Management may select any grade for which this position has been announced.
  • Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.
  • If you are hired, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary period. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for other FBI job opportunities until their 12-month probationary period has concluded.
  • Limited Movement: Policy has been implemented wherein support employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to lower grade for a minimum of 12 months. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until their 12-month probationary period has concluded. Probationary Employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI.
  • Candidates will not be considered if currently on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP); a Letter of Requirement (LOR); or have failed a PIP or LOR and are currently awaiting the final action by HRD.

a. A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is a 90-day written developmental plan for an employee whose performance on one or more critical elements is rated "Unacceptable."

b. A Letter of Requirement (LOR) is issued when a supervisor identifies leave abuse and/or when frequent absences negatively impact operations of an office.

  • Relocation expenses will be borne by the selectee, except FBI employees returning from LEGAT assignment. Employees returning from LEGAT assignments must advise the Staffing Unit, Administrative Unit, and the international Operations Unit of their application to apply.
  • Candidates receiving a transfer of physical location, whether at the expense of the FBI or not, will be required to complete a one year commitment to the assignment, prior to moving to a new position at the FBI. The 12-month waiting period begins the day an employee reports for duty at the new location.
  • Memorandum of Understanding: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on a SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding):
  • Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
  • The month/year work began
  • Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
  • Specific duties performed

Attach the Memorandum of Understanding to your application in the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type "Other."

Nepotism

Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative's appointment or promotion.

During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at [email protected], telephone at 202-324-2158, or FAX at 202-324-3976. Your request will receive an individualized assessment.

This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests. Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations. Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit.


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