Air Force Materiel Command Police Officer, GS-0083-05 in Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio

Air Force Materiel Command
Few vacancies in the following location:
  • Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Work Schedule is Full Time - Term NTE 13 Months

Opened Monday 8/22/2016 (61 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 11/22/2016 (31 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is one of the U.S. Air Force’s largest and most important installations. It is the birthplace, home and future of aerospace. By virtually any measure, "Wright-Patt' is the most diverse and organizationally complex base in the U.S. Air Force. This is where America's Air Force aircraft of tomorrow are conceived, developed, and acquired. Click here for more information.

This announcement will result in a 90-day register which may be used to fill vacancies for 90 days after the closing date of this announcement. Referrals may be made as vacancies occur.


  • This is an open continuous announcement and will be used to fill vacancies as openings occur.
  • To receive consideration for vacancies, applicants must submit complete applications prior to the established cut-off date(s). Application cut-off dates are 9/4/2016, 9/18/2016, 10/2/2016, 10/16/2016, 10/30/2016, 11/13/2016, and 11/22/2016. Candidates for the position who submit a completed application by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Sunday, September 4, 2016, will be reviewed and referred if found eligible and qualified prior to those who apply after this date. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible. This announcement will remain open until the closing date indicated; however, those who apply after the cut-off date will be considered for referral to the hiring manager only if no selection is made from the initial group or if additional vacancies occur and the initial referral list yielded an insufficient number of candidates.
  • If you make corrections and resubmit your application, the date the application is last submitted will be used to determine those who are considered to have met the cut-off date.

Position Summary: This position is located with the 88th Security Forces Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The primary purpose of this position is to enforce law, maintain law and order, preserve the peace, and protect life and civil rights within a military installation.

This position is designated as mission essential. Mission essential personnel report for duty at normal times when the base is closed or delayed reporting, and remain on duty during phased or early release.

This position is designated as a key position. Duties of the position may be locally determined to be essential to the accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations. Incumbents of key positions must be removed from their military recall status if alternative for filling of the position during an emergency are not available.

This is a TERM (time-limited) position. It may be extended for a maximum of 4 years. The incumbent cannot be converted to a permanent position based on selection from this announcement.



  • Performs and enforces police officer duties within the military installation.
  • Performs traffic duty to include operating radar detection devices, directing traffic, escorting dignitaries, and conducting sobriety testing.
  • Participates in the investigation of crimes and suspected criminal activity.
  • Performs a full range of Base Entry Controller duties.
  • Ensures individuals requesting access to the installation have the proper identification credentials before entering and conducts random vehicle searches at the privately owned vehicle (POV) gates and conducts thorough searches of all vehicles at the commercial gate.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Travel expenses will not be paid
  • Recruitment and relocation incentives will not be used
  • This is a TERM position not to exceed 13 months
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.

Minimum Qualifications Police Officer, GS-0083-05: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade (GS-04) or equivalent obtained in either private or public sector. Specialized experience is experience that provided knowledge of a body of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property. 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: Successful completion of 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, may be substituted for a maximum of 3 months of specialized experience. (Copies of transcripts are required at time of application.)


Successful completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in Police Science or a comparable degree program related to the work of the position. (Copies of transcripts are required at time of application.)


A combination of specialized experience and related education as described above. Note: Only education in excess of two years beyond high school may be used in combination with specialized experience. (Copies of transcripts are required at time of application.)

To view the complete Individual Occupational Requirement for this series click here.

Additional Requirements:In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications the applicant must also successfully pass the physical evaluations/tests of this position including but not limited to:

Pre-employment Physical Examination: Applicants must be able to meet the established Medical Evaluation Guidelines as well as the established hearing standards and discern colors, contrast, and depth for this occupational series. Must pass an initial pre-employment medical examination, periodic medical examinations, required initial and annual Air Force fitness/physical agility tests, meet established hearing standards and discern colors, contrast, and depth. The incumbent must immediately report to his/her supervisor any significant medical threshold shifts in health status and/or medication requirements. Click here to view the applicable guidelines.

Physical Agility Fitness Testing:Physical evaluations include 1.5 mile run in 16 minutes 17 seconds or less, 300 meter run in 66 seconds or less, a minimum of 32 push-ups (un-timed), Agility run of 18.1 seconds or less, and vertical jump with a minimum height of 16.5 inches. (Note: A medical clearance from your private physician may be provided clearing you to take the annual Physical Agility Test (PAT). This medical clearance is subject to the reviewing medical officer's approval.)

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof of the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For more information click here


  • This is a Testing Designated Position. The incumbent may be subject to pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment and participation in random drug testing.
  • Incumbent is required to receive and maintain a favorable Access National Agency Check and Inquiries (ANACI) security clearance.
  • This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 1996) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of the position.
  • May be required to work uncommon tour of duty to include nights, weekends, holidays, rotating shifts and subject to recall and overtime.
  • May be required to wear special protective clothing such as coats, boots, vests, helmets and/or chemical protective equipment.
  • Must undergo initial and periodic Job Compatibility Assessment.
  • The work requires a valid driver’s license and the incumbent must be able to operate all Security Forces vehicles and installed equipment.
  • Incumbent must be qualified in the use of required weapons.
  • Must wear a uniform and meet Air Force dress and appearance standards.
  • Subject to annual duty position evaluation on a pass/fail standard.
  • Must pass initial formal law enforcement training school as determined by the functional. Certification from a federally recognized Law Enforcement Academy is preferred.
  • Work may require travel away from the normal duty station on a military or commercial aircraft.
  • Incumbent will be exposed to the day-to-day dangers associated with law enforcement and security duties.
  • Incumbent is required to obtain first responder training/certifications required in cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques, self aid buddy care, and first aid on the job and maintain annually.
  • Recurring training is required to keep the incumbent knowledgeable on the updated specialized tactics, techniques, and procedures necessary for preparation and response to catastrophic events, terrorist attacks, and related threats to the installation.
  • Ability to employ “infantry/SWAT” small unit tactics involving fire and maneuver, with rapid advancing movements between defensive positions, while wearing protective gear for extended periods of time (e.g. employing “Active Shooter” response tactics and techniques as a member of a small team is required).
  • High School Diploma or GED is desired.
Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.


Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Other Information

Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE (MSP): Click here for specific program requirements.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for this special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant as defined in 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 330.604(k) is one whose competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified. For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.

Reemployment Annuitant: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on the Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Salary Range: $32,925.00 to $42,802.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0083-05/05

Promotion Potential: 05

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 448322300

Job Announcement Number: AFMCD-1777880-000000-9X-AL