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Job Title:Police Officer (School Resource Officer), GL-0083-4/5/6/7/8

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:CD-12-PQ757756 (DEU)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$33,586.00 to $58,707.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, October 02, 2012 to Tuesday, October 16, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GL-0083-04/08

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

08

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Lower Brule, SD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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, Division of Drug Enforcement, is searching for a School Resources Officer.  As a Federal police officer on Indian reservations, a School Resource Officer performs a range of police officer duties on school property to ensure a safe learning environment.  This position is located at the Lower Brule Agency, Lower Brule, SD.

 

Salary Information:  GL-4:  $33,586 - $41,980 per annum; GL-5:  $38,619 - $48,010; per annum; GL-6:  $40,723 - $51,193 per annum; GS-7:  $43,964 - $55,605; GL-8 $45,823 - $58,707 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-8.

 

This position is being advertised concurrently with CD-12-PQ757757 (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

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES:

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

 

·         Educate students in D.A.R.E (Drug Resistance Education) and G.R.E.A.T (Gang Resistance Education and Training)

·         Serve as a source of law enforcement related information to students, parents, faculty, and other law enforcement personnel conducting business at the school.

·         Meet with students and provide law enforcement related counseling and guidance, making referrals as needed to other agencies.

·         Perform the full range of police activities to include investigating, apprehending, arresting, and detaining persons charged with violations of Federal, State, Local, and Tribal laws; responding to calls concerning felonies, misdemeanors, and emergencies; making arrests in cases of crime or misdemeanors and following such arrests to testifying at hearings and trials in Federal, State, local or tribal courts as required.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GL-04:

To qualify at the GL-4 grade level you must meet ONE of the following criteria:

 

A.  General Experience:   To qualify based on experience, you must have the following: 

Six or more months of general work experience providing administrative, clerical, technical, or military work that involved protecting property, equipment, data, or materials; or that involved making judgments based on the application of directions, rules, regulations, or laws

AND

Six (6) months of specialized experience that provided knowledge of a body of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property.  Examples include serving as a law enforcement dispatcher; serving as a reserve officer performing basic, routine law enforcement tasks; observing law enforcement activities for learning purposes; handing out crime prevention material to educate the public.

OR

B.  Education:   To qualify based on education, you must have the following:  Two years of successfully completed study at an accredited school above the high school level with at least 12 semester hours in police administration, police law and evidence, police investigation, criminology, law enforcement, general law, or similar subjects closely related to police work.

 

Note:  Successful completion of Federal, State, county, or municipal police academy or comparable training course that included at least 40 classroom hours of instruction in police department procedures and methods, and local law and regulations may be substituted for 3 months of specialized experience or 6 months of general experience.

 

GL-5:

In addition to the experience at lower grade levels, to qualify at the GL-05 level you must meet ONE of the following criteria:

 

A.  Specialized Experience:   To qualify based on experience, you must have the following:  One year of prior police work experience performing a full range of operations in preventing or resolving offenses or in conducting preliminary investigations of rules violations, felonies, or capital crimes.  Examples include providing routine fixed post or patrol assignments, responding to calls or alarms to crimes; questioning individuals at the scene of an incident; informing individuals of their rights as suspects or witnesses; operating radar or speed detection equipment; arresting violators caught in the act, issuing citations for observed violations of law; handing out crime prevention information during patrols; preparing accident reports; assisting victims of accidents.

OR

B.  Education:   To qualify based on education, you must have the following:  Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in Police Science or a comparable degree program related to the work of the position.

 

Note:  Successful completion of Federal, State, county, or municipal police academy or comparable training course that included at least 40 classroom hours of instruction in police department procedures and methods, and local law and regulations may be substituted for 3 months of specialized experience.

 

GL-06:

In addition to the experience at lower grade levels, to qualify at the GL-06 level you must have one year of prior police work experience performing a full range of operations in preventing or resolving offenses or in conducting preliminary investigations of rules violations, felonies, or capital crimes.  Examples include pursuing and apprehending persons fleeing a crime scene or resisting arresting; subduing individuals causing disturbances; identifying and arresting violators based on eyewitness accounts; coordinating emergency responses between security, fire, and other emergency units; taking charge of a crime scene and restricting access to the scene; seeking, detecting, and protecting evidence and witnesses at the scene of an incident.

 

GL-7:

In addition to the experience at lower grade levels, to qualify at the GL-07 level you must have at least one year experience independently detecting and resolving crimes that require using judgment in identifying and applying proper procedures and techniques.  Examples include conducting extensive research; interviewing victims and witnesses; collecting information and facts; planning, observing, and conducting stakeout operations; developing preliminary investigative leads; executing investigations which result in the arrest of suspects.

 

GL-8:

In addition to the experience at lower grade levels, to qualify at the GL-8 grade level you must have at least one year experience independently conducting investigations to detect and apprehend criminal violations of such felonies as theft, assault, illegal entry, violations of controlled substances, etc.  Examples include developing processes to detect and prevent criminal activity; developing informant networks for specific assignments; developing facts and police reports of criminal violations for use in pressing charges and bringing suspects to trial.

 

Maximum Entry Age Limit:  This position is a primary law enforcement position and covered under special retirement provisions for law enforcement officers subject to maximum entry age and mandatory retirement.  Applicants appointed to a Police Officer position must be at least 21 years of age.  Also, applicants appointed to a 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 cover 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 require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather.   All applicants will be subject to a pre-employment medical exam.

 

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. 

 

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 law enforcement activities specific to school environments

·         Knowledge of the methods, procedures, and techniques used in police work

·         Communication

 

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:

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.


BENEFITS:

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This agency participates in the standard Federal benefits program described here:  http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc

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



OTHER INFORMATION:

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CTAP) and INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP)

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.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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.

 

FAXING INSTRUCTIONS & VERIFICATION OF RECEIPT

  1. Complete the fax coversheet provided here: http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf  The vacancy identification number for this position is:  757756
  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 https://applicationmanager.gov/


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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:  http://www.bia.gov/DocumentLibrary/index.htm
  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 (Tuesday, October 16, 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Human Resources
Phone: (703)390-6420
Email: BIA_HR_RESTON@BIA.GOV
Agency Information:
AS IA Human Resources
DO NOT SEND MAIL
PLEASE APPLY ONLINE
Reston, VA
20191

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

CD-12-PQ757756 (DEU)

Control Number:

327823500