Police Officer
Army Installation Management Command

Fort Hunter Liggett, California
No longer open

Permanent - Full Time

  • Posting Dates
    Open: December 24, 2015 ()
    Close: April 21, 2016 ()
  • Position Properties
    Internal Job Number: NCDE150990591586044DS
  • Organization Details
    Army Installation Management Command
    Department of the Army
  • Salary Information
    $50,404.00 - $59,854.00 Per Year
    14% above average

    Pay Band: GS-0083-06/06
  • Who Can Apply?
    United States Citizens
Position Summary

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
THIS POSITION IS ANNOUNCED AS A STANDING REGISTER (OPEN CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT): The first cutoff date to evaluate candidates will be January 23, 2016 at 11:59 PM. Application packages received after this date will be evaluated at a future cutoff date to be determined based on the needs of the agency. Application packages must be complete at the time referral certificates are issued.

This position is with the United States Army Installation Management Command located at the United States Army Garrison, Directorate of Emergency Services, Fort Hunter Liggett, CA. This position performs law enforcement and security functions at Fort Hunter-Liggett, California. Employees may be recalled to duty based on crisis situations and must keep personal contact information up to date.
Fort Hunter-Liggett is located on the Central Coast of California between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The nearest towns to Ft Hunter Liggett are King City 26 miles north and Paso Robles 50 miles south. Ft Hunter Liggett is located in a rural area so a vehicle is a must; car and van pools are available at select locations. 

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required: 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: using the 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. Duties may include; arresting and mirandizing suspects, preserving evidence, conducting investigations of crimes and suspected criminal activities, writing accident reports, conducting vehicle and foot patrols, responding to calls for police assistance and emergency help, conducting field drug and alcohol testing of suspected offenders, operating radar speed detection devices, enforcing hunting, trapping and fishing regulations, directing individuals away from accidents, escorting vehicles carrying valuable and/or highly sensitive items, directing traffic, controlling access to restricted areas by verifying credentials and conducting vehicle searches. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

    ? Skill in Conducting Traffic and Security Patrols
    ? Skill in Investigating Traffic Accidents
    ? Skill in Responding to and Investigating Offences Against Persons and Property
    ? Skill in Questioning/Apprehending Suspects

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.  

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) will not be authorized.
  • The conditions of employment identified in AR 190-56;?The Army Civilian Police and Security Guard Program,? must be met to be appointed and retained within this position. Prior to appointment you must agree in writing to adhere to the conditions of employment as identified in AR 190-56.
  • This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment/Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.
  • This position requires the incumbent to carry a firearm, qualify with their assigned weapon and remain proficient in the use of their assigned weapon.
  • In accordance with Executive Order 12564 for a Drug-Free Federal Workplace, this position requires applicants to pass a drug test prior to employment and be subject to random drug testing for the duration of employment.
  • This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain a valid California state driver?s license.
  • This position requires the incumbent to be certified in the use of radar detection equipment and alcohol detection equipment.
  • This position requires the incumbent to work days, nights, and weekends along with rotating shifts. Rotating shifts are not on a regular or recurring basis, but as needed.
  • This position requires an initial and periodic medical examination to assess your ability to take the Physical Ability Test and to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • This position requires the incumbent to work days, nights and weekends along with rotating shifts throughout the week. 
  • This position requires newly hired DACP officers graduate from the U.S. Army Civilians Police Academy as explained IAW AR 190-56, Chapter 4-2.
  • This position requires the selectee to qualify annually for the Individual Reliability Program (IRP) as explained in IAW 190-56, Chapter 3. 
  • This position requires that the selectee must meet all of the annual training requirements of the U.S. Army Military Police School (USAMPS).

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

  • Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
  • Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Key Requirements
  • Please see "Other Requirements" section for Conditions of Employment

? Perform a broad range of law enforcement, investigation, crime prevention, traffic control, and community policing.
? Handle volatile situations such as terrorist attacks, hostage situations, and armed robbery.
? Investigate traffic accidents to include the collection of technical data and interview subjects with knowledge of the accident or incident.
? Conduct traffic and security patrols to enforce federal, state, Department of Defense, Department of the Army and local regulations.
? Respond to and investigate offences against persons and property.
? Question and apprehend suspects utilizing the appropriate level of authorized force.
? Serve as desk sergeant performing operational and administrative duties.
? Write incident and activity reports and arrests suspects.
? Direct, escort, and protect VIPs and visitors.


The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.

?Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
?If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
?Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
?This is a Career Program Position (CP19).
?Salary includes applicable locality pay. 


How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, April 21, 2016 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment.  A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified."  See: Transcripts and Licenses

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 1586044. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (000)000-0000
W6GSAA DES Fort Hunter Liggett
Building 238 California Ave
Fort Hunter Ligget, CA

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. 

If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Control Number: 424898100
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