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Police Officer Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Police Officer Job in WEST HAVEN, CT

Vacancy No. VHA-689-17-DVJP-1922801-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $50,406.00 to $65,526.00 Grade 06 to 06
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 3/10/2017 Close Date 9/15/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Police Officer

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

5 vacancies in the following location:

  • West Haven, CT
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 3/10/2017

Closes Friday 9/15/2017

  • Salary Range
    $50,406.00 to $65,526.00 / Per Year
  • Series & Grade
  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    Applications will be accepted from current permanent competitive service employees of VA CT Healthcare System and permanent Veterans Canteen Service employees. Status eligibles - current career or career-conditional federal employees with competitive status. Reinstatement eligibles, Veterans Recruitment Authority (VRA) eligibles, Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles, certain military spouses, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans with a 30% or more disability.
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Job Overview

Job Overview


This is an open continuous announcement that will be used to fill current and future Police Officers vacancies for the Veterans Affairs Connecticut Healthcare System.  Applicants must submit an application by the specified review dates to receive consideration for employment.  Review dates are:

  1. March 24th, 2017
  2. May 19th, 2017
  3. July 14th, 2017
  4. September 22nd, 2017

Locations will be determined post-selection.  Primary duty stations are located in West Haven and Newington.  Primary duty station may be reassigned or rotated at any time.  Regular duties of this position require occasional travel to other VA Connecticut Healthcare sites, including Danbury, New London, Stamford, Waterbury, Windham, and Winsted.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1922801

VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995. We serve veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven facility is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research program. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. Newington is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care. In addition to our main campuses, we operate six community-based primary care centers throughout the state.

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

For more information on the “Who may apply” eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.


As an armed officer with prescribed powers of arrest for violations of federal offenses the VA Police Officer's primary responsibility is to maintain law and order through the enforcement of federal criminals codes and Veterans Administration regulations originating in federal statutes in the physical protection of patients, members, visitors and employees; the protection of property of the United States government and personal property on Medical Center grounds, the protection of the civil rights of all individuals while on federally owned property; and in the preservation of the peaceful environment requisite to the operation of medical treatment programs.

·        Employs police skills while conduction vigorous foot and vehicle patrol of medical center buildings and grounds observing all activity occurring during their assigned tour-of-duty and is constantly alert to acts of a suspicious nature which may result in theft, burglary, pilferage, assault, or other serious crimes.

·        Observes, stops and questions suspicious persons authoritatively and tactfully to determine the nature of their business and to provide appropriate direction or control.

·        Immediately responds to calls or alarms involving crimes in progress or just discovered, conducts a crime scene assessment, intervenes to abort the criminal act and performs apprehensions, restraints or arrests subduing individuals when necessary using a minimum application of physical force and weapon employment as prescribed in established agency policy.

·        Conducts preliminary and short-term investigations, taking charge of accident or crime scenes, restricting access, seeking, detecting and protecting evidence and witnesses.

·       Performs traffic patrol, enforces speed limits, parking violations and pedestrian right-of-way rules.

·       Responds to disturbances in progress, subduing individuals who may present a threat to themselves or others, using only the amount of physical force necessary and weapon employment as prescribed.

·        At times, performs dispatcher duties involving passing of directions and information to officers on patrol assignments, coordinating emergency responses, and receiving and acting on calls concerning report of violations or complaints.

·        Is prepared to testify in Courts of Law as arresting officer or witness.

·        Maintains a high degree of physical condition, care for and wear of the uniform in accordance with established procedures and keeps abreast of law enforcement and appropriate medical center regulations.

Work Schedule: Rotating shifts, Monday to Sunday, weekends and holidays

Position Description Title/PD#:  Police Officer 689-00456-A

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met.  Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
Job Requirements
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Department Of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Joseph Purcell
Phone: (203)932-5711x5424


VHA Connecticut HCS
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven

Fax: (203)937-4740

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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