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Job Title:Supervisory Police Officer, GL-0083-9

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:CD-12-PQ610317 (DEU)

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$49,029.00 to $63,259.00 / Per Year


Friday, February 17, 2012 to Friday, March 9, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




few vacancies - Fort Yates, ND United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.




The Office of Justice Services (OJS) within the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is searching for individuals to serve as Supervisory Police Officers for the Standing Rock Agency located in Fort Yates, ND.  Serving under the Chief of Police, the persons selected for this position will perform first level supervisory human resources responsibilities over the Agency's uniform police force.


The individuals selected for this position will be working for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, Division of Law Enforcement Services, District 1 at the Standing Rock Agency located in Fort Yates, ND.


Salary Information:  GL-9:  $49,029 - $63,259 per annum.  First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.


The position has a full performance level of a GL-9


Indian Preference

In accordance with the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (25 USC 472), this vacancy priority selection will be given to Indian candidates who present proof of eligibility for Indian Preference by the closing date of this announcement (detailed instructions are listed under the "How to Apply" tab of the announcement).  Verification Form No. BIA-4432 must be provided with the application of the candidate who claims Indian Preference.  If selected Indian Preference you will be placed in the excepted service for three years.  Upon satisfactory completion of this service requirement, you may be non-competitively converted to the competitive service.


Position is subject to drug testing, medical examination, physical fitness testing, and positive adjudication of a background investigation. 

This position is being advertised concurrently with CD-12-PQ610318 (MP) using Merit Promotion procedures.  Status applicants who wish to be considered under both merit promotion and competitive examining procedures must apply directly to each position.  __________________________________________________________________________________

Whom May Apply

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Indian Preference eligibles


  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • This position is subject to a pre-employment background investigation
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized
  • Travel six to ten months per month may be required
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit


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The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:


Note :   This is a supervisory position. First-time supervisors are required to serve a probation period before their appointment becomes final. If the employee does not satisfactorily complete the probation, he/she has a right to be returned to a nonsupervisory or non-managerial position of no lower grade and pay than the previous nonsupervisory position held.


  • Supervision:  The primary duty of this position is to supervise the Standing Rock Agency uniformed police force responsible for police activities on Indian reservations, and perform the full range of first level supervisory duties.  Supervisory responsibilities include ensuring 24/7 coverage; managing shift schedules; structuring, assigning, and reviewing work; approving leave; evaluating employee performance; hearing and resolving complaints, handling disciplinary actions as necessary; furthering the goals of EEO; identify and provide for training, ensure that employees adhere to regulations concerning pay, travel, and leave; etc. 


  • The Supervisory Police Officer has overall responsibility for the operation of the Agency’s law enforcement program including the inspection of vehicles, equipment, uniforms, and attire of staff.  As part of the Agency’s leadership team, the supervisor also assists the Chief of Police develop management plans and directives for carrying out the law enforcement program; direct instructions related to projects; and determine goals and objectives for the implementation of the program. When delegated, represents OJS with Tribal and other law enforcement personnel such as Federal, State, and local officials.


·         Police Work:  As necessary, the supervisor will also perform the full range of police officer duties requiring knowledge of police work and law enforcement procedures.  Such duties include responding to calls concerning felonies and misdemeanors under Federal, State, Local, and Tribal laws; investigating, apprehending, arresting, and detaining all persons charged with violations; pursuing, apprehending, and disarming suspected criminals; and testifying at hearings and trials as an expert witness.


The duties listed above are for the GL-9 grade level, at lower grade levels, the work is performed in a developmental capacity under greater levels of supervision. 


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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 applicant’s 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 driver’s 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

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:

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
  • Communication


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.




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.


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This agency participates in the standard Federal benefits program described here:

In addition to the Federal benefits offered to all employees, we also offer:

·         Additional fitness subsidy to reimburse 50% of membership fees up to $275 per year

·         Variety of available work schedules 

·         Transportation subsidy program which reimburses up to $125 per month for mass transportation expenses



CTAP:  Current Department of the Interior employees who have not yet been separated but are identified as surplus or displaced due to reduction-in-force, transfer of function, or directed reassignment to a new commuting area, may be eligible for priority selection for this vacancy under CTAP.

ICTAP:  Competitive service employees from a Federal agency (either within or outside of Interior) who have already been involuntarily separated due to one of the reasons identified here may be eligible for priority consideration under ICTAP. 

In order to receive priority consideration, you must submit proof of eligibility (Certificate of expected separation, proposed removal for failure to relocate, RIF Notice, SF-50 documenting your RIF or removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity determination, etc.) with your application package.  In addition, you must be rated at 85 or above or placed into at least the "well qualified" category under category rating procedures.  For complete information about CTAP and ICTAP, click here.


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  1. Click "Apply Online" to the right.
  2. Log-in to USAJOBS and follow the instructions to submit your resume.  Note:  If you have not already created a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one.  This will also involve creating a resume in the USAJOBS system.
  3. After submitting your resume, enter your Application Manager username and password when prompted.  If you do not have an Application Manager username, you will need to create one.
  4. Complete the questionnaire in Application Manager.  To preview the questions, click here:  View Assessment Questions
  5. Upload all other documents listed in the "Required Documents" section below.  If you do not have certain documents electronically, you may fax them using the instructions below.
  6. Submit your application.  You will receive confirmation if your application has been properly submitted.



  1. Complete the fax coversheet provided here:  The vacancy identification number for this position is:  610317
  2. Fax your documents to 478-757-3144.  Please note, if you do not use the coversheet provided above,  your documents will not be properly processed.
  3. After two business days, verify receipt of your faxed documents by logging into your Application Manager account at


The following documents are REQUIRED for this position:
  1. Resume showing relevant experience
  2. On-line Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Transcripts (if applicable)
  4. Veterans Preference Documentation (if applicable)
  5. BIA Form 4432 (if claiming Indian preference), link:

REMINDER:  ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT Eastern Time (Washington, DC time) ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT (Friday, March 09, 2012).  If your application package is incomplete in any way, you will not be considered for this position, and requests for extensions will not be granted.  Please double check your application package BEFORE you submit it.


Human Resources
Phone: (703)390-6420
Agency Information:
AS IA Human Resources
Reston, VA


If you have properly submitted your online questionnaire, you will receive a confirmation message.  You may want to check the spam folder for your email provider to ensure you receive our messages.

A review of your application package will be made after the vacancy announcement closes.  You will be notified by letter or email of your status.  Please allow approximately 2 to 4 weeks for us to complete our review and notify you.

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