Police Officers ensure compliance with Federal laws and Agency rules and regulations pertaining to law enforcement work. They maintain law and order; protect civil rights; carry firearms; provide assistance in emergency situations; investigate criminal activity and misconduct; and safeguard NGA personnel and assets. They also conduct patrols; prevent and detect violations; prepare accident and inc
The Chief of Police, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Campus East (NCE), leads and manages a workforce and command staff of over 150 employees at the Springfield, VA facility to ensure compliance with Federal laws and Agency rules and regulations pertaining to law enforcement work. The incumbent oversees the maintenance of law and order; protection of civil rights; provision of assistance in emergency situations; investigation of criminal activity and misconduct; and safeguarding NGA personnel and assets. Oversees daily NCE Police Operations, workforce shift scheduling, training, and accountability and acquisition of equipment/supplies. Plans, programs, and budgets for police operations, develops policy, and conducts strategic planning to ensure their department operates efficiently and effectively. Reports to the Director, NGA Office of Protective Services. Job Duties: - Brief top agency officials and IC personnel on law enforcement and security issues impacting NGA's safety and security - Direct investigations of suspicious activities and crimes against persons and property; ensure compliance with information security policies; serve as Incident Commander for serious emergency situations - Oversee special weapons and tactics training for employees, Emergency Response Teams, and detailees - Perform full range of security operations and law enforcement duties; conduct investigations, enforce federal laws, and advise offsite security managers - Manages supervisors to ensure consistent, equitable, and respectful treatment of police officers under span of control - Handle highly complex, sensitive, or ambiguous challenges facing the organization(s). Interact with, influence and persuade high-ranking officials within and outside the organization, agency, and other external organizations. Make decisions that have an impact within and outside the immediate organization and agency - Supervise and direct other subordinate managers and/or supervisors, and/or direction of units, functions, or projects (which may be staffed by civilian or military personnel). Responsible for justifying, directing, and allocating resources (people, budget, material) across the organization through one or more levels of supervision and for setting organizational goals, objectives, and priorities As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards. The Office of Protective Services is a 24x7 operation. NGA Police Officers are required to work nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, and are subject to recall on a 24-hour basis. Police Officer candidates must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions, and under strenuous and potentially dangerous conditions. Additionally: 1. Per the Lautenberg Amendment, applicants who have been convicted of domestic violence, or are under a restraining (protection) order for domestic violence are not eligible for employment as an NGA Police Officer. 2. Police Officers may be required to take their assigned firearms home. 3. In applying for a Police Officer position with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the applicant consents to and authorizes the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to perform a preliminary criminal and driving record background check via the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), National Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (NLETS), and Law Enforcement Defense Data Exchange (D-DEX) to determine employee eligibility. 4. Successful completion of an NGA accepted police academy is required in order to maintain employment, as mandated by DOD Instruction 5525.15. 5. Applicants are required to take and pass an initial Physical Ability Test (PAT) and medical physical examination conducted by the NGA Medical Unit. Also, applicants must take and pass the written entrance exam, polygraph examination, drug test, and receive a favorable security clearance adjudication before hire. Agency Police Officers are required to take an NGA administered medical exam and fitness test annually, and maintain a "pass" status while participating in random polygraph examinations and drug tests. 6. Applicants are required upon hire to have a valid driver's license and must maintain a valid driver's license throughout their employment with NGA. 7. Applicants may be subject to a psychological examination conducted by the NGA Medical unit as part of our pre-hire evaluation process. 8. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel Required
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Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)
- Polygraph Test Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Two Year Probationary Period
- Direct Deposit Required
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.
This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA:
For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement: 1. Must demonstrated experience serving in a law enforcement supervisory chain of command. 2. Must have working knowledge and demonstrated experience in budget and funding processes and requirements. 3. Strong written and verbal communication skills, to include experience presenting material and information in Police Reports, and other official correspondence. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: A minimum of 2 years of coursework beyond the high school level with at least 12 semester (18 quarter) hours, preferably in Criminology, General Law, Law Enforcement, Police Administration, Police Investigation, Police Law and Evidence. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 12 semester (18 quarter) hours in any area listed in option A plus experience that provides knowledge of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals to 2 years. -OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 2 years of experience in law enforcement or security work that provides knowledge of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques. Experience can also include military work that involved protecting property, equipment, data, or materials; making judgments based on the application of directions, rules, regulations, or laws; or other work that provided the required knowledge and skills related to law enforcement or security work. A valid driver's license and must maintain a valid driver's licenses while employed at NGA; Successful completion of an initial Physical Ability Test (PAT) as mandated by DOD Instruction 5525.15 and determined by command staff. The following Certification must be maintained after your FLETC's training: Firearms Certification, Less-lethal weapons use Certification (e.g. monadock, oleoresin capsicum (OC); Successful completion of First Aid/CPR course. Successful completion of an NGA accepted police academy. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; Straight pulling; Pulling hand over hand; Pushing; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Use of hands; Prolonged periods of standing; Crawling; Kneeling; Repeated bending; Climbing, use of legs and arms; Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Good near and far vision; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Must pass a drug test; Must pass a physical exam; Ability to wear a respirator. ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENT: Working outside and inside; Working in excessive heat; Working in excessive cold; Exposure to fumes, smoke, or gases.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA:
In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1. Completion of a law enforcement leadership course (e.g. Managing Generational Differences in Law Enforcement, Law Enforcement Supervisory Training Program, Leadership Through Understanding Human Behavior) 2. Completion of a law enforcement Command/Staff course (e.g. FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command, Southern Police Institute). 3. Prior Department of Defense or Intelligence Community experience.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. THE COVER LETTER IS RECOMMENDED BUT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION WITH THE NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.
APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS:
Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages: 1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria, 2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates, 3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process. Military retiree applicants, if selected, may be impacted by the 180-day appointment restrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will provide additional information if applicable. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted. As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards. In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.) All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at email@example.com. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
Background checks and security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information
Drug test required
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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