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Job Title:Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Chief of Training), GS-1811-13/14

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:CD-12-PQ723886-2 (DEU)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$81,823.00 to $125,695.00 / Per Year


Friday, September 28, 2012 to Wednesday, October 17, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Artesia, NM 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 an individual to serve as a Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Chief of Training) for the Indian Police Academy in Artesia, NM.  The incumbent will be responsible for providing oversight and guidance for training activities for law enforcement employees in Indian Country. 

Salary Information:  GS-13:  $81,823 - $106,369 per annum; GS-14:  $96,690 - $125,695; 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 GS-14.

NOTE:  This is a supervisory position.  Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, 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.

This position is being advertised concurrently with CD-12-PQ723887 (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 announcement. __________________________________________________________________________________

Whom May Apply

  • U.S. Citizens


  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • This position is subject to a pre-employment background investigation
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized
  • Travel 11 or more nights per month may be required


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


·         Serve as the Chief of Training for the Indian Police Academy (IPA) and oversees all phases of the Office of Justice Services (OJS) training services programs and related work in Indian Country.  Coordinates training activities between the Division of Law Enforcement Services, Division of Corrections, and the Professional Standards Division, providing guidance to field staff in the examination, verification, and maintenance of training records and ensuring training records are accurately and timely completed.

·         Establish, and maintain an effective working relationship with Indian Tribes, Indian Country law enforcement departments, Native American leaders and organizations in order to consult, review and appraise Indian Police Academy training activities, which would improve unsatisfactory training conditions and ensure all training matters’ are handled properly.

·         Provide technical assistance in regards to the training requirements and liabilities of the United States with respect to Native Americans and Alaska Natives.  Advise senior officials in OJS of actual or probable legislative, and regulatory actions, Federal, state and tribal activities, which may have an impact on the training and/or legal condition of Indian Country.  Administer the development, planning, and formulation of overall policies and procedures for the effective operation of the Indian Police Academy programs and development of standards for use by Indian Country law enforcement.

·         Responsible for administrative oversight for the OJS law enforcement training services program that includes financial, personnel and program management, such as resolving budgeting shortages and plans for long range staffing needs, select candidates for positions, hears and resolves employee complaints, making decisions on training needs, recommends or decides disciplinary actions, etc.

·         Directs and manages the investigation of complex and varied Felony and Misdemeanor criminal cases, involving both geographically isolated and densely populated areas.  Insuring all investigations are properly conducted and documented with prescribed guidelines regarding time frames, deadlines and formats.



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One year experience working in public safety and/or law enforcement in Indian Country; demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing to a culturally and educationally diverse audience; analyze data and/or reports to determine training needs of staff; and manage and lead staff effectively by planning and coordinating work where there are multiple and complex demands.



One year experience managing a public safety and/or law enforcement operations and training program in Indian Country; supervising staff in the public safety field where you provided administrative and personnel guidance and oversight; and consulting with Tribal leaders, tribal public safety staff or tribal organizations on issues related to law enforcement training.


MAXIMUM ENTRY AGE LIMIT:  Applicants appointed to a Supervisory Criminal Investigator position must be at least 21 years of age.  Also, applicants appointed to a Supervisory Criminal Investigator 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.

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.


Qualified applicants will be rated based on their possession of the knowledge and experience requirements below:


  • Knowledge of public safety operations and training
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Leadership ability
  • Skill in criminal investigation


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.



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 the documentation required by that form.

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:  723886
  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:
  6. OF-306 (link provided in the assessment questions)

REMINDER:  ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT Eastern Time (Washington, DC time) ON THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT (Wednesday, October 17, 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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