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Job Title:Correctional Officer, GL-0007-3/4/5/6

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:CD-13-PQ890151

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$29,919.00 to $51,193.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 to Thursday, December 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GL-0007-03/06

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location(s):
Keams Canyon, AZ View Map
Peach Springs, AZ View Map
Towaoc, CO View Map
Browning, MT View Map
Busby, MT View Map
More Locations  (17)

WHO MAY APPLY:

Indian Preference Eligibles Only

JOB SUMMARY:

    

THIS POSITION IS BEING ADVERTISED UNDER THE EXCEPTED SERVICE HIRING AUTHORITY FOR INDIAN PREFERENCE CANDIDATES ONLY.  ALL APPLICANTS HIRED FROM THIS VACANCY WILL BE APPOINTED ON AN EXCEPTED SERVICE APPOINTMENT UNDER THE SCHEDULE A HIRING AUTHORITY FOR INDIAN PREFERENCE, 5 CFR, PART 213.3116 (b)(8), AND SUBJECT TO A 2 YEAR TRIAL PERIOD.  YOU MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR INDIAN PREFERENCE IN ORDER TO APPLY.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to serve as an entry level Correctional Officer!  This is a progressively responsible position in which the incumbent performs specific duties of the various correctional posts to which assigned.  If you would like a Federal career in criminal justice, then apply today!

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.

Salary Information:  Starting salaries - GL-3:  $29,919; GL-4:  $33,586; GL-5:  $38,619; GL-6:  $40,723. 

This is announcement will be open for a period of six months to establish an inventory of available applicants.  Your application package will be reviewed for possible referral as vacancies occur.  Applications will be used to fill this position up to 90 days from the closing date, Thursday, December 12, 2013. 

Single certification will be used to fill multiple positions in a variety of geographic locations as they occur.  This means that you will only be referred to one location and one grade level at a time.  Therefore, you should select the locations you wish to be considered for with care; if you are referred to a hiring manager for consideration, you will only be considered for that position during that time, and not referred for another location.  You will be referred at the highest grade level for which you are found qualified.

NOTE:  The Blanding, UT location is for White Mesa, UT

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Whom May Apply

•  Indian Preference Eligibles Only - Applicant MUST submit a completed BIA 4432 form to be considered.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • MUST be Indian preference eligible
  • Relocation expenses are authorized
  • Travel one to five nights per month may be required

DUTIES:

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

·         Transport and/or escort inmates to and from various detainment facilities, as well as program and community services.

·         Collect, analyze and disseminate inmate information and generate daily, monthly, quarterly and annual status reports on respective data.

·         Protect life, institution data, personal and real property and facilities from harm and/or unauthorized entities.

·         Counsel inmates regarding adjustments to institution life, resolution of personal and behavioral problems, and acceptance of professional assistance in the rehabilitative process.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GL-03:

Six months of general work experience.

OR

To qualify based on education, you must have the following:

One year of successfully completed study at an accredited school above the high school level.

Transcripts must be submitted by the closing date.

OR

A combination of experience and education that totals 100% of the requirement above.

 

GL-04:

One year of general work experience.

OR

To qualify based on education, you must have the following:

Two years of successfully completed study at an accredited school above teh high school level.

Transcripts must be submitted by the closing date.

OR

A combination of experience and education that totals 100% of the requirement above.

 

GL-5: 

Three years of general work experience.

OR

To qualify based on education, you must have the following:

Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study (120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours) in any field to a bachelor’s degree, in an accredited school above the high school level.  Transcripts must be submitted by the closing date.

OR

A combination of experience and education that totals 100% of the requirement above.

 

GL-6:

One year of experience assisting with the supervision and care of criminal offenders in the operations of a correctional and/or detention facility.  This experience must have included working post shifts in at least two of the following areas:  control room, booking, intake, and/or inmate transport.

OR

To qualify based on education, you must have the following:

Successful completion of Nine (9) semester hours or fourteen (14) quarter hours of graduate study, from an accredited school, in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Social Science, or another field of study related to the position such as law.  Transcripts must be submitted by the closing date.

OR

A combination of experience and education that totals 100% of the requirement above.

 

All qualification requirements must be met at the time your application is reviewed for referral.



Maximum Entry Age Limit:  The maximum entry-age for this position shall not exceed age 37, unless you have sufficient prior Federal civilian law enforcement [or firefighter, if applicable] experience or you are a preference eligible veteran.  If you are a preference eligible veteran, you may be eligible for this position after your 37th birthday.  You must supply a copy of your Defense Department Form 214 (DD-214) along with the Standard Form 15 (if applicable) and any associated documentation in accordance with the instructions in this vacancy announcement.  Failure to provide this documentation with your application will result in loss of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement.

 

Medical Requirements:  The duties of these positions involve unusual mental and nervous pressure, and require arduous physical exertion involving prolonged walking and standing, restraining of prisoners in emergencies, and participating in escape hunts. Applicants must be physically capable of performing efficiently the duties of these positions, and be free from such defects or disease as may constitute employment hazards to themselves or others. The duties of a Correctional Officer are arduous; and sound health as well as physical fitness is required.

Vision - Must have at least 20/30 vision with or without correction. If only one eye is present or functional, the examining health care practitioner shall determine if an applicant can safely perform the physical ability test, the firearms component, and the self-defense component at the training center.

Hearing - Must be capable of hearing conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, in at least one ear, as measured by normal findings in the decibel ranges of 500, 1000, 2000. This determination is made via a hearing booth test.

Mental/Emotional Stability - Must display mental and emotional stability. The examining health care practitioner shall evaluate mental and emotional stability based upon a thorough medical/psychiatric history as well as a current medical/psychiatric examination. Additionally, any history of psychiatric hospitalizations and outpatient psychiatric treatments shall be considered when evaluating an applicant's mental health.

Active Disease - Active diseases that are infectious and may be spread by routine means, such as handshakes, skin contact, and breathing, preclude an applicant from employment. Once this disease is cured or is considered by the examining health care practitioner to be no longer infectious, the applicant may be considered for employment. Active disease processes or conditions cannot(solely on the basis of the existence of such process, disease, condition, impairment or disability) exclude an otherwise qualified applicant from consideration for employment(i.e. HIV positive, AIDS, cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, heart disease, and loss or injury of one or more limbs).

Disability - Similarly, history of a disease, medical condition, or impairment, particularly if deemed a permanent "disability", cannot, solely on the basis of the existence of such disease, condition, or impairment, exclude an otherwise qualified applicant from consideration for employment. If the applicant is otherwise qualified and can, with or without reasonable accommodation, safely perform the essential functions of the position, the physical ability tests, the firearms component, and the self-defense component at Glynco, then the individual may be considered for employment.

 

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:  A valid driver's license and safe driving history are required for this position.  You may be requested to submit a GSA Form 3607 and must 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.

 

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:

Your application package will be evaluated against the minimum qualification requirements specified above as vacancies occur.  In order to qualify, your resume must specifically describe your work history and the duties you performed for each position.

 

Qualified Indian preference candidates will be referred to the hiring manager in order of veterans' 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 $245 per month for mass transportation expenses

 

This position is not eligible for Telework. 

 



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.

 

VETERANS' PREFERENCE

 

If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your résumé.

 

•For 5-point veterans’ preference, please provide your DD-214, Copy 4 that MUST show an Honorable Discharge (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.

•For a disabled veteran, you must submit a Veterans Affairs (VA) letter on VA letterhead that states your overall combined rating.

 

INDIAN PREFERENCE

 

This position is subject to the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (25 U.S.C. 472), which affords employment preference to qualified Native American candidates.  BIA Form 4432 must be provided with your application by the closing date.

 

For more information about Indian preference or to obtain BIA Form 4432 application instructions, please visit:  http://www.bia.gov/Jobs/index.htm




HOW TO APPLY:

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You must apply to this position via the USAJOBS website.  If you do not already have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one.

 

1.  Click APPLY ONLINE to the right.

2.  Follow the instructions on USAJOBS to submit your resume.

3.  Complete the online questionnaire.

4.  Upload any additional required documents.

 

FAXING INSTRUCTIONS

We strongly recommend you upload your documents electronically.  However, if you are unable to upload supporting documents:

 

1.  To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 890151. 

2.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.  We recommend you retain a copy of your confirmation page.

 

HOW TO VERIFY YOUR APPLICATION AND DOCUMENTS ARE RECEIVED

You may verify receipt of your application and any faxed or uploaded documents at any time:

 

1.  Log in to your USAJOBS account.

2.  Click the "Application Status" link.

3.  Locate this vacancy and click the "more information" link.

4.  You will be displayed the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence we have sent you.  NOTE:  Your faxed documents may take a day or two to display.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required for this position:

 

1.  Resume showing detailed work experience

2.  On-line Assessment Questionnaire

3.  Transcripts (if using education to qualify)

4.  Veterans Preference Documentation (if claiming preference):  VA letter on VA letterhead that states your overall combined rating, SF-15, DD-214 (copy 4) that indicates an honorable discharge.

5.  BIA Form 4432, link:  http://www.bia.gov/DocumentLibrary/index.htm

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.

 

Applications will be reviewed as positions become available.  If your application is referred for a specific location, you will be notified by email.  You may also check the status of your application at any time using the procedures described above.

Additional Duty Location Info

Many vacancies in the following locations:
Keams Canyon, AZ View Map
Peach Springs, AZ View Map
Towaoc, CO View Map
Browning, MT View Map
Busby, MT View Map
Crow Agency, MT View Map
Lame Deer, MT View Map
Belcourt, ND View Map
Fort Totten, ND View Map
Fort Yates, ND View Map
Winnebago, NE View Map
Albuquerque, NM View Map
Mescalero, NM View Map
Carson City, NV View Map
Owyhee, NV View Map
Lower Brule, SD View Map
Wagner, SD View Map
Blanding, UT View Map
Fort Duchesne, UT View Map
Spokane, WA View Map
Wellpinit, WA View Map
Fort Washakie, WY View Map

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Job Announcement Number:

CD-13-PQ890151

Control Number:

345372500