Supervisory Police Officer
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Phoenix, Arizona
No longer open

Permanent - Full Time

  • Posting Dates
    Open: April 7, 2016 ()
    Close: April 21, 2016 ()
  • Position Properties
    Internal Job Number: XP-16-DSH-1672846
  • Organization Details
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Department Of Veterans Affairs
  • Salary Information
    $45,409.00 - $59,027.00 Per Year
    3% above average

    Pay Band: GS-0083-08/08
  • Who Can Apply?
    Current, Permanent Phoenix VA Employees Only
Position Summary

Basking in sunshine 300 days a year in the aptly named Valley of the Sun, the Phoenix VA Health Care System is located near downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Although renowned for its warm, dry climate, Arizona's capitol offers much more than great weather. The Phoenix metro area, now America's 5th largest city, offers affordable housing and a relaxed, informal southwestern lifestyle. Diversity abounds. Greater Phoenix has an abundance of golf courses, parks, public swimming pools and bike paths. For the sports fans Phoenix is home to the NBA's Phoenix Suns, NFL's Arizona Cardinals; Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks and the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes. Across the state, more than 11 million acres of national forest lands provide a varied playground for those who enjoy skiing, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, boating, hiking or camping. For the more adventurous, there's white water rafting on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon! For city dwellers, the valley boasts exceptional shopping and retail establishments, restaurants and night life. The valley is also rapidly gaining prominence as a Mecca for the arts. Phoenix possesses world class museums, a ballet, symphony orchestra and several theater companies. For more information on the City of Phoenix, visit the Chamber of Commerce site at For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to "] VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience:

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-07) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Knowledge of an extensive body of standardized, optional and innovative investigative procedures, techniques, and methods to detect, investigate, and resolve crimes and other incidents that are beyond the scope or requirements for solutions on patrol assignments. Manage felony and misdemeanor investigations that cannot be resolved during the course of a single shift. Conduct, analyze and assign resources to counter hazards.

There is no educational substitution for the GS-8 level.

In addition to the above specialized experience applicants must also:
-Possess and Maintain a valid state driver's license.
-Successfully pass a physical and psychological examination prior to being hired for employment.  The incumbent is required to successfully pass annual physical and psychological examinations.
-Must maintain proficiency with all agency weapons to include issued pistol, MEB baton, and Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray.
-Undergo a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Incumbent will also be subject to random testing for drugs once employed. 

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: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment.  You can verify your education here:   If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Physical Requirements:  The work requires, on a regular and recurring basis, considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as frequent climbing of multiple flights of stairs, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restrictive areas during search or pursuit activities, or defending oneself or others against physical attack.   Body armor must be worn and duty equipment (pistol with extra ammunition, OC spray, PR-24 baton, handcuffs, radio, gloves, keys, etc.) must be regularly worn or carried.  The wearing of this equipment significantly amplifies the physical strain experienced by the employee during physical exertion or during periods of hot weather.   Employees are regularly required to work long hours.

Time-in-grade: 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 For a GS-8  position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7 level.

NOTE: Position is supervisory, selectee will have to serve a one year supervisory probationary period if they have not already served one.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No

This position is located in the Police Service at the Phoenix VA Health Care System in Phoenix, AZ.   The primary purpose of the position is to perform the essential functions of the job which include but are not limited to the suppression of crime and criminal activity, the protection of life and property, the apprehension and arrest of violators of criminal laws, the recovery of stolen property and the regulation of non-criminal conduct.   Supervisory Police Officers perform law enforcement and patrol functions in the field, as well as ensure subordinate staff carries out the essential part of their jobs in order to maintain optimal levels of protection for personnel and property.

Work Schedule: Rotating tours including nights, weekends and holidays.

Position Description Title/PD#:  Supervisory Police Officer, #20029A


BENEFITS VA offers a comprehensive benefits package.  This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:



The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information on about CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

Placement Policy:   The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion.  The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement.  Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.


This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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