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Job Title:Security Guard GS-0085-04

Department:Department Of Health And Human Services

Agency:Indian Health Service

Job Announcement Number:IHS-13-CR-834858-ESEP/MP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$27,990.00 to $36,384.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 04, 2013 to Friday, February 15, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0085-04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Crownpoint, NM United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All groups of qualified individuals

JOB SUMMARY:

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At HHS you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.

The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

FOR APPLICANTS APPLYING UNDER THE PROVISION OF THE EXCEPTED SERVICE EXAMINING PLAN, CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION IS LIMITED TO APPLICANTS ENTITLED TO VETERANS PREFERENCE. IF THERE ARE LESS THAN THREE VETERANS AVAILABLE, NON-PREFERENCE ELIGIBLES MAY BE CONSIDERED.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LOCATION:

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Crownpoint Healthcare Facility, Housekeeping/Security Department, Crownpoint, NM United States 1 vacancy
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POSITION DETAILS: Permanent, One (1) position(s) to be filled

Salary range: $27,990.00- $36,384.00 ( Annually)

Promotion potential: No

Merit Promotion Position: Yes

Travel Required: No

Supervisory/Managerial Position: No

Relocation Expenses Paid: No Travel Expenses -Not Paid:  travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the employee.
 

Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes (See item # 2 in the How to Apply Tab)

Is drug testing required? No

Is government housing available? No

Is this a bargaining unit position? Yes

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? Yes

Who may apply section

Excepted Service Examining Plan Candidates (ESEP)  

Merit Promotion Plan Candidates (MPP)

Veteran's Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunity Act Candidates (VEOA)  

 

 - visit jobs@ihs.gov for more information on Who May Apply 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Position subject to background investigation.
  • As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • Valid Driver's License is required.

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Crownpoint Healthcare Facility, Housekeeping/Security Department, Crownpoint, New Mexico. Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.

  • Protects property and equipment against trespass theft fire, and accidental or willful damage and destruction. Monitors access to premises by verifying authorization using locally established badge and vehicle registration systems. Will drive an assigned government motor vehicle in the performance of duties. Monitors personnel access into restricted areas. Alerts supervisor of suspicious activities unauthorized entry, fires, or other hazards. 
  • Ensures incident scene is preserved for Police investigators and provides written reports of finding concerning incident to the supervisor. Maintains an activity log to document shift activity. Assists motorist who become stranded at the facility. Pursues and detains persons fleeing a disturbance/incident or attempting to resist detainment. May perform one of more of the following duties performance of static guard post or patrol duties. Directs patient, visitors, vendors, and contractors to the appropriate office or clinic as needed.
  • Conducts periodic parcel, package, container and equipment checks following prescribed special procedures to ensure only authorized property is brought into or removed from the facility. Secured found drugs, weapons, or contraband until it can be released to the Police or appropriate law enforcement agency. Provides security during VIP visits. Escorts individuals to their POV's as needed.
  • Performs random spot checks for compliance with key control, supply, property and vehicle security regulations and directives. Maintains current information on lost and found logs. Notifies individuals when items reported as missing are located. Assists and gives courteous responses to any inquiries made by the patients, visitors or personnel.
  • Serves as a member of the Fire Response team, responds during External and Internal disasters and responds to code Blues (Medical Emergencies). Investigates incidents of unusual circumstances reported by Crownpoint Health Center personnel, visitors, physicians or patients and reports all incidents verbally or through general incident forms, by the end of each shift. Writes accurate, clear and legible incident reports and documents investigatory steps and results.

  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    BASIC QUALIFICATION: Candidate must have had 26 weeks of general experience and 26 weeks of specialized experience to qualify for the GS-04 level.

     

    GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Experience such as administrative, technical, clerical, military, or other work that involved following written procedures, rules, or regulations in contacts with coworkers, supervisors, or members of the public to provide a service, respond to inquiries, or obtain information.

     

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience such as work with a Federal, State, municipal, local or private protective organization that involved the protection of property against such hazards as fire, theft, damage, accident, or trepass, or maintaining order and protecting life. Such experience must have provided knowledge of protective systems and techniques. Acceptable experience includes service in the Armed Services or Coast Guard that involved the performance of guard duties on a regular or intermittent basis. For Security Guard positions in a hospital setting, experience as a psychiatric nursing assistant or similar position safeguarding patients is qualifying.

     

    MOTOR VEHICLE INCIDENTAL OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS: Incidental operators are employees, other than those occupying a position officially classified as a motor vehicle operator, who are required to operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle to properly carry out their assigned duties. To qualify as an incidental operator, an employee must possess a valid State license, have a safe driving record, pass a road test and demonstrate that he or she is medically qualified to operate the appropriate motor vehicle safely.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The job involves lengthy periods of walking, standing and operating a motor vehicle. The incumbent climbs stairs and ladders, stoops, climbs or reaches into or under spaces, and runs short distance during emergency or pursuit actions. The incumbent pursues, subdues and holds criminal suspects. The incumbent is required to team-lift humans onto a wheelchair, stretcher, examination table and refrigerator tray.

     

     

     

     


    SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Successfully completed study of two years above high school at an accredited college or university in any subject is qualifying. Successful completion of training in an accredited technical school, that covered subjects such as physical security procedures, local laws, or investigation techniques is also considered qualifying for specialized experience at the GS-04 level on a month-for-month basis.

    INVESTIGATION OF FITNESS: A character investigation may be conducted on applicants selected for employment. The purpose of such an investigation is to secure evidence of the candidate's honesty, integrity, general character, and loyalty to the U.S. Government. Such investigations will be conducted under the security requirements of the hiring agency.

     

    MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: The duties of these positions require moderate to arduous physical exertion and/or duties of a hazardous nature. The following medical requirements apply to all applicants; good near and distant vision, ability to distinguish basic colors, and ability to hear the conversational voice. Agencies may establish additional, job-related physical or medical requirements provided that the specific position(s) involves the arduous or hazardous duties to which the requirements relate. Applicants and employees must have the capacity to perform the esstential functions of the position without risk to themselves or others. In most instances, a specific medical condition or impairment is disqualifying only if the condition, for good medical reason, precludes assignment to or warrants restriction from the duties of the specific position. For some positions, the loss or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. Reasonable accommodation shall also be considered in determining an applicant's ability to perform the duties of a position. Reasonable accommodation may include, but is not limited to the use of assistive devices, job modification or restructuring, provision of readers and interpreters, or adjusted work schedules.

     

    Competition for Security Guard positions is restricted by law to persons entitled to Veteran's preference as long as such applicants are available for appointment.

     

    As a condition of employment the incumbent must possess and maintain a Valid State Driver's License to operate a government owned or leased motor vehicle in the perfomance of regular and recurring duties of the position. 

     

    TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Federal status applicants must have completed at least 52 weeks of service in a position no more than one grade lower than the position to be filled. If selected under the Excepted Service Examining Plan, individuals may be appointed without regard to time-in-grade requirements.

     

    You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Friday, February 15, 2013

    As per the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan: Current employees and eligible applicants are considered under merit promotion only, unless they provide an appropriate Standard Form (SF)-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," and indicate under which plan they are applying.  Please indicate on your resume and during the online assessment process which hiring plan you want to be considered under: Merit Promotion and/or the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan.  See jobs@ihs.gov for more details.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    The HHS Careers system simplifies the Federal application process by replacing the former KSA job-element statements with on-line self-assessment questions. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be invited to complete an on-line questionnaire assessing the following: 

     

    Ability to patrol buildings and grounds and control an area.

    Ability to enforce parking rules and regulations and escort people through facility.

    Application of decision making and interpersonal skills.

    Provide written documentation concerning incidents and situations.


    If found qualified, your score will range from 70-100 points (not including points that may be assigned for Veterans' Preference).  We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire.  If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.  You will be deemed well qualified if you score 85 and above.

    For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.


    BENEFITS:

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    The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.   Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits .  

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position.  For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:

    http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/JobsAtIHS/doc/ctap.doc

    http://www.hhs.gov/careers/jobs/tips/

    Additional selections of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement, for filling additional or similar positions. However if there are no qualified Indian Preference candidates on the Certificate the vacancy must be reannounced.

    Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active State license/registration as a XXXX), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

    Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.

    If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, and you want to be employed by the Federal Government, you must (subject to certain exemptions) be registered with the Selective Service System 

    After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. 

    The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position.   If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work.  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

    IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

     



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts:

    1. Assessment Questionnaire
    2. Résumé
    3. Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.)

    Option A: Online application process (USAJOBS to Application Manager) the preferred method to receive automatic updates on your application status.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button on this page to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/

    Your Application Package status must be Complete by, Friday, February 15, 2013, the closing date of this announcement.

    Option B:  Fax

    If it is not possible for you to use the USAJOBS Account to Application Manager Account online application process (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can apply for this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead. Please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

    Follow these steps:

    1. Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. View Occupational Questionnaire.  You can obtain the OPM1203fx form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf .
    2. You may submit the OPM Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), résumé, and/or any supporting documents by fax.
    • If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
    • If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.  The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.  Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.

    Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:

    • Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
    • Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number 834858
    • Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name

    Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.

    PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.

    Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.

    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, Berlincia Benally, (505)786-6201, BERLINCIA.BENALLY@IHS.GOV.  "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis."

     



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    You must provide the required documents listed below during the online application process either through the document upload process or fax using instructions outlined in Section B above. If any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:

    • ___Resume -You are encouraged to use the USAJobs Online Resume Builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.
    • ____Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available for downloading at: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/DHR/Documents/ApplicantInfo/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm-2012.doc 
    • ____Indian Preference applicants If claiming Indian preference for the first time, or if you have no previous documentation of preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the current Form BIA -4432 (expiration date 11/30/2011), "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only."  The current form (expiration date 11/30/2011) does not need to be used if an older Form BIA-4432 is submitted with a signature that predates the expiration date on the form. Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA official of tribal enrollment records, documentation of lineal descent, state or academic records that document you posses one-half degree Indian blood from a tribe indigenous to the United States, as well as official records that establish your degree of Indian blood, such as census records. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary.  (See the form for detailed instructions for the completion of the BIA form 4432. Please contact your tribal enrollment officer or your local BIA Office for your most current form.)
    • ___Qualifications -- example, typically used for licenses or other documents that attest to the qualifications of the applicant. 
    • ___Transcripts - Transcripts must be provided if substituting education for experience and/or if education is required for this position.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.
    • ___Veteran's Preference-If claiming Veteran's Preference, include a copy of DD-214 Form, and SF-15 if claiming 10 point Veteran's Preference  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.
    • Response to Assessment Questionnaire.

    Applicants may submit optional documents and place these under Miscellaneous: such as performance reviews, copies of job-related certifications, cover letter, letters of recommendation, SF-50.  Suggest documents submitted are job-related and current.

     

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Berlincia Benally
    Phone: (505)786-6201
    TDD: (301)443-6394
    Email: BERLINCIA.BENALLY@IHS.GOV
    Agency Information:
    Indian Health Service HR Center
    PO Box 358
    Crownpoint, NM
    87313

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    First notification: Once the online questionnaire and resume are received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successfully received. Receipt of this email does not confirm receipt of the other required document(s): copy of your license or completed OF-306 Addendum form.

    We will review your résumé and required supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification & eligibility requirements.  This position is covered under Public Law 101-630 Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.   As part of our review we will adjudicate your completed OF-306 Addendum form (see Required Documents Section).

    Second notification: You will be notified of your status when the list of candidates has been referred to the hiring manager for employment consideration.

    Additional notifications: for those referred to the hiring manager. We will keep you updated on the status using the online alert system. When a tentative offer is made, the selectee must undergo a fingerprint check.  Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire.  The "tentative" new employee will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. 

    You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to drive status updates notification for applicants.   You can elect to activate the proactive notification from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process to sign-up for automatic alerts when there are status changes for jobs to which you have applied. 


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    Job Announcement Number:

    IHS-13-CR-834858-ESEP/MP

    Control Number:

    337026000