Hey I just went into negotiations with Department of Navy police. Long story short they offered GS-5 but I'm shooting for GS-7. I have to send HR an email to explain why I warrant GS-7. Can any of you LE types help me out with proof reading my message? here is what I got so far:
Thank you very much for the tentative job offer. I really appreciate the opportunity and I am excited to begin working for the Department of the Navy. I do however feel that I deserve to come in as a GS-7 Step 1. My background and performance warrants this pay grade.
I am ready made for the position and will require very little training to get up to speed. I have over 6 years of experience in law enforcement, as well as facility security. I also have extensive experience in leading and training law enforcement members. I was also a small boat crew man and have a very extensive background in small boat operations. I will be able to get qualified as a coxswain easily.
My previous performance as a law enforcement officer shows that I will earn my paycheck. I have been awarded a Commendation Medal and an Achievement Medal for Outstanding, superior performance. I am perfect for this position and if needed I can forward glowing recommendations from my last command.
Thank you in advance,