Police Officer


Vacancy ID: 687660   Announcement Number: AG-12-PQ687660   USAJOBS Control Number: 320947000

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. This position requires a valid driver's license.  Do you possess a current, valid driver's license?

A. Yes
B. No

2. Have you received an unfavorable suitability determination or been denied a security clearance by the Department of the Interior?

A. YES, within the last year
B. YES, more than one year ago
C. No

3. Are you currently over age 37?

A. Yes
B. No

4. Are you a veteran who is claiming veterans' preference?

A. Yes
B. No

5. Are you currently serving in, or have you ever previously served in, a federal law enforcement position which was covered under federal law enforcement retirement provisions?

A. Yes
B. No
C. I'm not sure

Questions 6 and 7 apply only to those applicants who wish to be considered under the merit promotion process.  If you have never been a federal employee, you may skip questions 6 and 7.

6. Are you a current or former federal employee in the competitive service who wishes to apply under MERIT PROMOTION procedures?  NOTE:  If you are unsure whether you qualify for merit promotion, check your SF-50.  Box 34 should show "1" and box 24 should show "1" or "2."  You may also contact the number listed on this vacancy announcement with questions.

A. Yes, I wish to be considered under merit promotion and am a CURRENT competitive service employee described above.
B. YES, I wish to be considered under merit promotion and am a FORMER competitive service employee as described above. (Note: If box 24 on your SF-50 displays a "2", you must have separated from federal service within the last 3 years).
C. NO, I am not applying under the merit promotion process.

7. If you answered "yes" to the above question, have you ever held or been selected for a position with the full performance level of GL-08, GS-08, or a higher grade?

A. Yes
B. No

8. Are you applying under a special appointing authority?  Common examples include Postal Service employees, Foreign Service employees, Peace Corps experience, Schedule A disability, etc.  For a complete list of special appointing authorities, click here.

A. Yes, and I am aware I must submit supporting documentation with my application package.
B. No


9. Do you have general work experience providing administrative, clerical, technical, or military work that involved protecting property, equipment, data, or materials; or that involved making judgments based on the application of directions, rules, regulations, or laws?

A. Yes, for at least 6 months
B. Yes, for less than 6 months
C. No, but I have completed 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 regulations
D. No

10. Do you have experience providing routine fixed post or patrol assignments? (Examples of such work may include responding to calls or alarms to crimes, questioning individuals at the scene of an incident, informing individuals of their rights as suspects or witnesses, operating radar or speed detection equipment, arresting violators caught in the act, issuing citations for observed violations of law, handing out crime prevention information during patrols, preparing accident reports, assisting victims of accidents, etc.)

A. Yes, for one year or longer
B. Yes, for at least 6 months but less than one year
C. Yes, for 3 months, in addition to 6 months of general experience defined in question #9 above, and I have completed 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 regulations
D. No

11. Have you successfully completed at least two years of study at an accredited school above the high school level with at least 12 semester hours in police administration, police law and evidence, police investigation, criminology, law enforcement, general law, or similar subjects closely related to police work?

A. Yes
B. No

12. Are you qualifying based on a combination of education and experience as explained above?

A. Yes
B. No

13. Do you have prior police work experience performing a full range of operations in preventing or resolving offenses or in conducting preliminary investigations of rules violations, felonies, or capital crimes? Examples of qualifying experience may include: pursuing and apprehending persons fleeing a crime scene or resisting arresting; subduing individuals causing disturbances; identifying and arresting violators based on eyewitness accounts; coordinating emergency responses between security, fire, and other emergency units; taking charge of a crime scene and restricting access to the scene; seeking, detecting, and protecting evidence and witnesses at the scene of an incident.

A. Yes, for one year or longer
B. Yes, for at least 9 months, and I have completed 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 regulations.
C. No

14. Have you completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in Police Science or a comparable degree program related to the work of this position?

A. Yes
B. No

15. Are you qualifying based on a combination of education and experience as explained above?

A. Yes
B. No

16. Do you have experience independently applying investigative procedures to detect and resolve crimes requiring extensive research?

A. Yes, for one year or longer
B. Yes, for less than one year
C. No

17. Do you have experience interviewing suspects in a criminal investigation?

A. Yes, for one year or longer
B. Yes, for less than one year
C. No

18. Do you have experience planning, observing, and conducting stakeout operations?

A. Yes, for one year or longer
B. Yes, for less than one year
C. No

19. Do you have experience executing investigations which result in the arrests of suspects?

A. Yes, for one year or longer
B. Yes, for less than one year
C. No

20. Have you fully completed basic training at a police academy?

A. Yes
B. No

If you answered YES to the question above, which police academy did you complete and where?

21. Do you have prior experience enforcing federal, tribal, state, or local criminal laws for a geographically dispersed area, such as a county, Indian reservation, metro area, etc?

A. Yes
B. No

22. Do you have experience in giving presentations AND producing written reports of personally conducted/directed investigations, inspections or special initiatives?

A. Yes, I have written reports and given presentations related to investigations/inspections I conducted.
B. Yes, I have written reports related to investigations/inspections I conducted.
C. Yes, I have given presentations related to investigations/inspections I conducted.
D. No

23. I understand I must fully complete and submit an OF-0306 as part of my application package.  The OF-0306 form can be found 

here.

A. Yes