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How to Become an ONI Police Officer


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Your resume must demonstrate one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS/GG-07) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing some or all of the following duties:

1) Monitoring and patrolling perimeters (e.g., on foot or motor vehicle) to prevent unauthorized access.
2) Identifying traffic or personnel by performing access control duties (e.g. inspect identification cards, badges, and vehicle decals).
3) Apprehending or detaining suspects violating laws and regulations.
4) Conducting criminal and security investigations in accordance with Federal and State laws and applicable regulations.



Qualified applicants must pass a pre-hire PAT and are required to pass the PAT annually. This test will be used to screen qualified applicants for entry-level Police Officer positions. All Police Officers will be required to meet the following minimum physical agility test standards pre-hire and annually:

(a) Run 1.5 miles in 17:30 minutes
(b) Execute 19 push-ups within two minutes


All applicants must be a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's (FLETC) Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP). 


  • This position is covered under the Lautenberg Amendment.
  • Duties include prolonged standing, walking, and light lifting.
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.
  • All Defense Intelligence positions under the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) are in the excepted service by specific statute, 10 U.S.C. 1601. This position is in the excepted service and does not confer competitive status.
  • This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
  • Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.



  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • You must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of an offer or removal. Indicate the level and date of your clearance in your resume.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • You must acknowledge in writing that you are accepting an appointment in the DCIPS (excepted service) which does not confer competitive status, prior to appointment.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of employment except in limited circumstances where an exemption is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • This position may require a polygraph examination.
  • This position may require a 2-year DCIPS trial period.
  • Must pass pre-hire, initial, and annual medical, physical, and agility testing and requirements as directed by the command.
  • Must pass annual CPR and first aid certification course.
  • Must be mentally stable, have color vision, and be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Must maintain a license to operate a motor vehicle on the installation and pass the emergency vehicle operators course.
  • Must pass all annual sustainment and use of force training.
  • Must be physically able and skilled in handling of small arms to qualify with pistol, shotgun, and rifle annually.
  • Rotating shift work required (Day shift, evening shift, and midnight shift).
  • This position is considered Key/Emergency-Essential. You will be required to provide immediate and continuing support to ensure the success of all emergency operations or the availability of emergency-essential systems.

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