Police Officer
U.S. Marine Corps

Beaufort, South Carolina
No longer open

Term NTE 4 Years - Full Time

  • Posting Dates
    Open: April 20, 2016 ()
    Close: April 25, 2016 ()
  • Position Properties
    Internal Job Number: SW60083-07-1681345MK372805D
  • Organization Details
    U.S. Marine Corps
    Department of the Navy
  • Salary Information
    $40,033.00 - $52,043.00 Per Year
    9% below average

    Pay Band: GS-0083-07/07
  • Who Can Apply?
    United States Citizens
Position Summary

This position is a full-time term appointment not to exceed four (4) years. Term appointments may be extended at the discretion of management and in accordance with applicable regulations. This position does not meet the definition of law enforcement officer (LEO) and is excluded from coverage as LEO for purposes of the Federal Employment Retirement System-Base Annuity IAW 5 CFR, Part 842, Subpart H. The selectee for this position serves as a Police Officer in the Provost Marshal Office/Marine Corps Police Department in Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), Beaufort, South Carolina . Incumbent will be assigned to the installation Provost Marshal Office or Marine Corps Police Department Operations Sections. Marine Corps Civilian Law Enforcement Program (MCCLEP).


In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.   Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.


Applicants must meet the following qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-06 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector that provided knowledge of laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property. Specialized experience for this position is responding to emergency calls, complaints and other calls for service during the watch; enforcing traffic laws and issuing citations for violations such as speeding, reckless driving, driving under the influence; subduing and disarming those who are doing violence to other persons; assisting the injured and administering first aid; gathering and analyzing facts; seizing and protecting evidence; interviewing witnesses and taking statements; advising violators of rights; making diagrams; and determining whether facts warrant apprehension/detention or lesser action. 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. (Note- Experience must be substantiated in your resume).


Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:


You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, 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.


As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions


Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.



Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:



A secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.   If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.


Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.


This position is subject to shift work.  These duties are performed on rotating shifts, 24 hours a day, and 365 days of the year.  Incumbent is subject to 24-hour recall and will maintain a 24-hour recall notification number and is required to respond per installation policy/SOP.  May be subject to being interrupted from meal or other work breaks while on duty. Overtime may be required.


May be required to respond to off base circumstances as directed by the installation commander, in accordance with United States Marine Corps (USMC) and Department of Defense (DoD) policy.


Incumbent must pass a sanctioned physical agility test and medical evaluation and pass periodic re-tests as required.


Incumbent must pass all weapons qualifications prior to assigned duties and responsibilities and must pass all requalifications as required. Incumbent must carry firearms.


Incumbent must pass a sanctioned job compatibility/psychological examination.


Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and be able to maintain a U.S. Government emergency vehicle operator's license. Must be able to operate motor vehicles under all conditions.


Incumbent must be able to read, write, and speak English.


Must be able to use all police equipment, certify in the use of radar detection and alcohol detection equipment, field sobriety tests, expandable or collapsible baton, and obtain other certifications required to accomplish the duties of a law enforcement officer.

This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.  Persons convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence are not eligible for the position.


Must be a U.S. citizen; pass a National Agency Check and local background check.


Must be at least 18 years of age.


Must maintain program height and weight appearance standards.


Must meet medical standards for Police Officers in DOD 6055.05M and Navy Environmental Health Center Technical Manual (NEHC-TM) OM 6260.


This is an Emergency-Essential position. In the event of a crisis situation of war, the incumbent must continue to perform assigned duties to support mission requirements until relieved by proper authority.


Required to wear a uniform and maintain appearance and grooming standards per Marine Corps Orders/policies.


Must successfully complete a designated USMC Police Officers Course of Instruction and meet all certification requirements, to include weapons certifications, CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation), AED (Automated External Defibrillators), DOD, and Joint Training Regulations. Training may be conducted at a Regional Training Academy for initial training.


As first responders to chemical/biological attacks, must be able to train and wear personal protective equipment to include mask, suit, boots, and gloves. 


If incumbent is conducting law enforcement operations in navigable waters, incumbent must attend the Inland Boat Operator Training Program at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) or a similar course.

Incumbent will attend formal, on-the-job and in-service training to include: regularly scheduled weapons qualifications training, periodic instruction and/or drill in law enforcement procedures, and regularly scheduled physical agility training and testing.


The work requires extended periods of physical exertion derived from such activities as running, walking, standing, and bending or driving and occasionally lifting, pushing, and/or carrying items weighing 50 pounds or more.  Requires stamina, physical agility and dexterity and the strength to pursue, apprehend or detain.  The incumbent may be required to push or drag heavy weights of 150 pounds or more.  The incumbent is required to exemplify the physical characteristic of agility in the performance of his/her duties.  DoD and USMC regulations require at a minimum a periodic physical agility test.  The individual will also undergo routine training in defensive tactics, handcuffing and firearms qualification which require physical agility, dexterity and stamina.


The work is performed in an environment which involves exposure to regular and recurring discomforts such as extreme variations in weather conditions while directing traffic and performing walking patrols.  The incumbent may be exposed to high levels of noise in certain industrial settings, destructive weather or higher Force Protection conditions.  The works involves moderate and high risks and possible endangerment of life or serious injury that requires the exercise of safety precautions and use of personal protective equipment such as vests, coats, gloves, boots, goggles, masks, shields, etc.  Incumbent may also be subject to uncomfortable conditions where basic facilities may not be provided or functional.


Incumbent adheres to all safety regulations and standards.  Properly uses all required safety equipment and safe work place procedures.  Promptly reports all observed workplace hazards.  Immediately reports (same work shift) to supervisor any injury, occupational illness, or property damage resulting from workplace mishaps.  Does not fail to report injury, occupational illness or property damage.  No failures to report observed workplace hazards.  No accident or injuries resulting from failure to adhere to safety regulations and standards, failure to use appropriate safety equipment, and/or failure to follow safe working procedures.


Failure to meet conditions of employment may result in disciplinary action or termination.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No

·   Use probable cause requirements to conduct investigations (e.g. preliminary and non-criminal).

·   Utilize specialized equipment (e.g. radar, Breathalyzer, etc.) to enforce traffic law.

·   Utilize personal and/or electronic surveillance aids to monitor unusual situations.

·   Control access to secure areas by ensuring vehicles and/or personnel has appropriate credentials for entry.

·   Provide testimony in court hearings to present details in support of a case.


Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, a 401K-type retirement plan, and an Employee Assistance Program. More information can be found at:

This Position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.


Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.


Recruitment incentives are NOT authorized.


Relocation incentives are NOT authorized.


A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.


The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit


Military Spouse Preference (MSP):


Federal annuitant information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at:


Veteran's Preference Information:


ICTAP Applicants:  To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher.  For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

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