<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />Gallery Protection Officer II are armed and commissioned as United States Special Police Officers, have arrest authority, normally serve in uniform and when necessary wear plain clothes in the performance of his/her duties. They serve in various assignments over a period of time, during hours when the National Gallery of Art is open to the public and during non-public non-operating night time hours.<br /><br />All selectees are required to onboard on September 15, 2019.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The incumbent will:<br /> <ul> <li>Denies admission to undesirable or unauthorized persons, prevents unauthorized removal of Gallery property, answers inquiries from visitors and aids persons in distress.</li> <li>Serves at stationary posts or patrols heavily trafficked public areas or locations that are vulnerable to crimes against persons, theft, vandalism and other damage.</li> <li>Possess knowledge of emergency alarms and fire procedures.</li> <li>Knowledge of First aid and CPR.</li> <li>Knowledge of pertinent laws relating to arrests, arrest authority and procedures, search, seizure and detention of persons.</li> <li>Ability to follow oral and written instructions.</li> <li>Ability to maintain to a pleasant and tactful manner towards coworkers, Gallery staff, supervisors, and the public at all times.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 06 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Designated and/or random drug testing may be required</li> <li>Must be able to obtain/maintain the ability to carry a firearm.</li> </ul> <br /><br />Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.<br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the GS-0085-6. Candidates must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in responsibility to the federal GS-5 level, as a security officer.<br /><br />Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must show in your résumé how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. If asked to do so, cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!<br /><br />Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.<br /> <li>Ability to maintain the physical security of a building and its content and visitors.</li> <li>Knowledge of emergency procedures and how to apply them.</li> <li>Skill in communicating with peers, management and the public.</li> <br />SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:<br /> <ul> <li>Incumbent is required to qualify annually (at a minimum) with the standard firearm. Failure to re-qualify will result in removal from the position.</li> <li>All applicants appointed to Law Enforcement positions must attend and successfully complete NGA training program. Applicants who fail to successfully meet this requirement will be subject to termination.</li> <li>You must not have a history of domestic violence or child abuse/sexual abuse.</li> <li>You must be able to become Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid qualified and have the ability to read and understand written material in language of the security force.</li> <li>Lautenberg Amendment: This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. A person convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence is not eligible for the position.</li> </ul> <br /><strong> "Experience"</strong> refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.<br /><br /><strong>Time-in-Grade:</strong> N/A<br /><br /><strong>CTAP/ICTAP candidates:</strong> To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.<br /><br />You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection procedures. The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified".<br /><br />Based on your responses to the job-specific self-assessment questions, eligible candidates are placed for selection consideration into one of three pre-defined quality categories as described below:<br /><br />Best Qualified Category – In addition to meeting minimum qualifications for the position, candidates must fully demonstrate proficiency in all major aspects of the position.<br /><br />Well Qualified Category – In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in some, but not all of the major aspects of the position.<br /><br />Qualified Category – In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, applicants must demonstrate a basic level of knowledge, skill and ability of the position.<br /><br />If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.<br /><br />Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each pre-defined quality category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent (i.e., CPS and CP) must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.<br /><br />If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly. <br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit.<br /><br />Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more. <br /><br /><strong>ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you should list the full name and address of the each employer.</li> <li>Your experience listing should show the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.</li> <li>Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).</li> <li>For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.</li> <li>It is important that your resume is complete and thorough. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy:</strong> Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.<br /><br /><strong>Current and former Federal employees:</strong> Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 – Notice of Personnel Action).<br /><br />To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!<br /> <li>Full position title;</li> <li>appointment type;</li> <li>occupational series;</li> <li>pay plan, grade, and step;</li> <li>tenure code; and</li> <li>service computation date (SCD).</li> <br /><strong>Displaced Federal employees:</strong> To be considered CTAP/ICTAP eligible, you must submit documentation verifying your involuntary separation and CTAP/ICTAP status. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.<br /><br /><strong>Veterans:</strong> Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency which will allow you to apply under the (Veterans Opportunity to Work) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 .<br /><br /><strong>Persons with Disabilities:</strong> Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits is required.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.