All Applicants: All applicants must have prior law enforcement experience, as gained by substantial service in a primary law enforcement officer position or equivalent experience outside the Federal Government. This means that an applicant must have already served in a front-line position whose major duties are the investigation, apprehension, or detention of individuals suspected or convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of the United States.
One year of specialized experience that provided a body of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property. This experience was to be gained through work on a police force; service as a military police officer; providing visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forests, or other natural resource or recreational environments; or performing criminal investigative duties.
MAXIMUM ENTRY AGE LIMIT: Applicants appointed to a Supervisory Police Officer position must be at least 21 years of age. Also, applicants appointed to a Supervisory Police Officer position in the Federal service must not have reached their 37th birthday upon appointment to the position unless they previously served in a Federal civilian law enforcement position covered by special civil service retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement. This requirement may be waived only for preference eligible veterans.
MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: The duties of this position requires moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard too himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicants successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
DRIVING RECORD REQUIREMENT: Incumbent is required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid drivers license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
DRUG TESTING: This is a testing designated position (TDP) under the Department of the Interior Drug-Free Workplace Program.
SECONDARY LAW ENFORCEMENT RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This position has been approved for Secondary Law Enforcement coverage. Prior law enforcement experience, as gained by substantial service in a primary law enforcement officer position or equivalent experience outside the Federal Government, is a mandatory prerequisite for this position.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement Friday, March 09, 2012. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Education: If this position requires specific educational coursework to qualify, or you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide transcripts as proof of meeting the requirements. Failure to provide the documents will result in you receiving an ineligible rating.
Foreign Education: Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the specific educational requirements as stated above. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp.
How You Will Be Evaluated: We will review your resume (and transcript(s) if applicable), to ensure you have met the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the questionnaire. The questions evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences that enable you to meet the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the functions of this job. The questions are related to:
- Ability to lead law enforcement personnel
- Knowledge of proper law enforcement procedures, including methods of searching, seizing and arresting
- Knowledge of police methods and procedures and of the techniques used in police work
Applications will be reviewed after the closing date of Friday, March 09, 2012. Qualified applicants will be rated based on their possession of the knowledge and experience requirements identified under the "Qualifications" section. Candidates rated as best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and responses to the self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for determining your qualifications for this position. Therefore, it is important that your resume supports your responses to the assessment questions.
There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:
1. Your resume which is part of your USAJOBS profile
2. Your responses to the online questionnaire
3. Your required and supporting documents, as outlined in the announcement
Category Rating will be used in the ranking and selection process for this position. The categories are Best Qualified, Well Qualified, and Qualified. Veterans preference rules for category rating will be applied
Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
- For 5-point veterans preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., copy of military orders, campaign documents as: or expeditionary award citation, etc.) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
- For 10-point veterans preference, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and all other required documentation.
INDIAN PREFERENCE: This position is subject to the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (25 U.S.C. 472). Priority in selection will be given to Indian candidates who present proof of eligibility for Indian preference. BIA Form 4432 must be provided with the application of a candidate who claims Indian preference.