Law Enforcement: Conditions of Employment

If you are applying for a Law Enforcement Position (Criminal Investigator 1811), one or more of the following may apply:
This is an arduous/hazardous law enforcement position which requires the applicant tentatively selected pass a medical examination prior to appointment to ensure he/she can perform job related duties without physical injury to themselves or others. This medical examination may include but not be limited to an evaluation of vision, hearing, cardiovascular/pulmonary function, and mobility of the extremities.   An offer of employment will be withdrawn if the tentatively selected applicant cannot pass the medical examination. An applicant appointed to this position is required to undergo periodic medical examination on a scheduled basis for the remainder of his/her law enforcement career.
 
Prior to entry on duty for this position, the applicant appointed to this position must pass all test elements of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB). An applicant appointed to this position must continue to pass all test elements of the PEB on an annual basis for the remainder of his/her law enforcement career, in the manner prescribed by agency policy. Current PEB test elements include:
 
1. Trunk flexibility as measured in inches through a sit and reach test.
2. Agility as measured in seconds through the use of the Illinois Agility figure eight running course.
3. Cardiovascular endurance as measured in minutes through the use of a 1.5 mile run.
4. Percent of body weight pushed as measured in pounds using a standard bench press.
5. Body fat as measured in percent using a skin fold caliper.

This is a drug testing designated position under the Department of the Interior’s Drug Free Workplace Program. An applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to and pass a urinalysis screen for illegal drug use. An applicant appointed to this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use for the remainder of his/her law enforcement career.

An applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to complete and receive a favorably adjudicated background investigation clearable for access to Top Secret classified information prior to his/her appointment, unless the requirement is waived pursuant to 446 DM 2.3.
 
An applicant appointed to this position must successfully complete the Criminal Investigator Training Program at the FLETC or an approved equivalent training program, and must successfully complete 40-hours of law enforcement in-service training annually thereafter. 
 
An applicant appointed to this position must file an annual Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE Form 450 OR 450-A as required by 43 CFR 20.735, Subchapter B; and he/she cannot own financial interests that conflict, or appear to conflict with official duties.
 
An applicant appointed to this position must be able to safely and proficiently utilize firearms, non-lethal weapons, and defensive tactics in the conduct of daily activities; and be prepared at all times to employ force, including deadly force, to defend themselves and others.
 
An applicant for or appointed to this position cannot have a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction prohibiting him/her from possessing, receiving, transferring, or accessing firearms or ammunition in violation of the provisions of 18 USC 922.
 
This position requires the operation of a motor vehicle and/or special purpose law enforcement vehicles of various types including four-wheel drives, all terrain vehicles, motorcycles, and small watercraft. Applicants appointed to this position must possess (or obtain within 30 days of entrance on duty) and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
 
The work required by this position occurs in both office and outdoor settings and frequently requires travel by motor vehicle, aircraft, all terrain vehicle, etc. Work outdoors occurs in widely varied and hazardous environments including remote areas, high altitudes, desert and wooded zones, canyons, rough terrain, and adverse weather conditions. The work involves potentially high risks with personal exposure to dangerous situations including possible physical attack or other uncontrollable conditions. While much of this work is performed on Public Lands in the western States, an applicant appointed to this position may be required to travel to any part of the United States and may be subject to extended temporary duty locations in connection with the performance of official duties.
 
The duties of this position may require the applicant appointed to this position to immediately respond from a sedentary activity to an extremely arduous activity requiring considerable strenuous physical exertion, e.g., long periods of standing, crawling, walking and running over rough, uneven, rocky surfaces and through wooded or brushy areas during the day and/or night. 
 
An applicant appointed to this position may be required to work long hours beyond the normal tour of duty and is subject to unscheduled duty in excess of a 40-hour workweek. The position is covered under Law Enforcement Availability Pay.