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Job Title:  Law Enforcement Assistant (OA), GS-0303-5/6/7/8
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Job Announcement Number:  CD-13-PQ888596 (DEU)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$31,315.00 to $55,844.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 to Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
3 vacancies in the following location(s):
Owyhee, NV United StatesView Map
Keams Canyon, AZ 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 a Law Enforcement Assistant (OA) for the Division of Law Enforcement Services.  Do you have experience performing administrative and technical functions for a public safety office?  If so, this position could be for you!

The individual selected for these positions will be working for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, Division of Law Enforcement Services at one of the following locations:

Hopi Agency in Keams Canyon, AZ - 1 position available (Adult Detention)

Eastern Nevada Agency in Owyhee, NV  – 1 position available (Adult Detention)

Eastern Nevada Agency in Owyhee, NV – 1 position available (Juvenile Detention) 


Salary Information:  GS-5:  $31,315 - $40,706; GS-6:  $34,907 - $45,376 per annum; GS-7:  $38,790 - $50,431 per annum; GS-8:  $42,960 - $55,844 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 GL-8.  

This position is being advertised concurrently with CD-13-PQ888598 (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 are not authorized
  • Travel one to five nights per month may be required


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

·         Performs program support functions for the Agency office programs and activities.  Serve as a technical lead for lower graded assistants and clerks and is responsible for ensuring continuity and uniformity of clerical procedures. 

·         Performs work involving the collection, compilation, and/or tracking of data and statistical information in support of the Agency’s program operation.  Maintain automated system of program specific-data to track items such as progress reports, funding accomplishments, compliance strategies, etc.

·         Coordinates the receipt and processing of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, refers requests to proper personnel and follows up with the status of the request.

·         Tracks and monitors grants, service contracts, purchasing agreements with vendors and interagency cooperative agreements.  Order and purchase supplies and equipment for the Agency office and process supply transactions such as receipt, shipment, and/or adjustment documents.

·         Maintain the Agency budget and serve as a liaison to the budget office.  Review the Agency’s budget submissions for technical accuracy, completeness, and adequacy of funds.


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A. Experience - One year experience utilizing a computer and other basic office equipment to enter data into a database, create correspondence, etc; providing customer service on a daily basis, for example answering telephones, greeting visitors and directing to the appropriate staff; scheduling meetings and preparing meeting materials for staff; and maintaining time and attendance reports for staff.


B.  Education - 4 years of education above high school or equivalent.


C.  A Combination of Education and or Experience that totals 100% of the requirement for one year of specialized experience.




To qualify at the GS-06 level, you must have one year experience performing office clerical functions that include answering telephones, scheduling travel and reconciling vouchers, coordinating meetings, procuring office supplies, collecting and tracking data, using standard office software to create spreadsheets, correspondence and reports; assist with developing and monitoring an office budget; and interact with people of all levels of an office in order to reach the objectives of the office.



To qualify at the GS-07 level, you must have one year experience utilizing a variety of office software programs to produce reports, create databases and spreadsheets; providing customer service on a daily basis, for example answering multi-line telephones, greeting visitors and directing to the appropriate staff; independently maintains a supervisors calendar and schedules meetings for senior level officials; developing recommendations to improve or develop administrative policies and procedures; and overseeing time and attendance for staff.



To qualify at the GS-08 level, you must have one year experience  serving as a technical lead for an office independently completing assignments in accordance with office practices and procedures; resolve conflicts that arise by using independent judgment; work experience that required extensive knowledge and application of regulatory requirements, such as processing incoming and outgoing correspondence, reports and memoranda, and other forms of written communication; scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings, scheduling conferences and maintaining a supervisor’s calendar; maintaining time and attendance for staff; operating office automation equipment and software; monitoring, coordinating, and providing information to facilitate personnel management activities; monitoring budgets; and implementing and maintaining office control systems.



Applicants must be a qualified typist, able to type a minimum of 40 words per minute.


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.  Veteran's preference rules for category rating will be applied.


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


·         Administrative Skill

·         Ability to Collect and Compile Statistical Data

·         Technical Ability

·         Skill in Financial Management and Purchasing


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 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. To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
        2. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 to receive consideration.
        3. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
        4. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
        5. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 
        6. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
        7. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other Veterans Document

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.


NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.


If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):


  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 888596
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.



If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.


To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


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 (Tuesday, May 21, 2013).  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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