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Job Title:Police Officer

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Job Announcement Number:AG-13-PQ963947 (DE)

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 $40,723.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, October 18, 2013 to Friday, November 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GL-0083-03/06

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

08

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Tooele, UT View Map

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 a entry level Police Officer!  If selected for this position, you will receive progressively responsible assignments in support of various law enforcement areas assigned.  If you would like a career in Federal law enforcement, then this could be the job for you!

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.

 

  You will be referred at the highest grade level for which you are found qualified.

 

 NOTE: The duty location for this position is Unitah and Ouray Agency, Tooele, Utah.

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Whom May Apply

  • Indian Preference Eligibles Only - Applicants 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 eleven 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:

·        Responds to calls concerning felonies, emergencies, traffic accidents, drug charges, altercations and misdemeanors under Federal, State, local and tribal laws; investigates, apprehends, arrests, and detains all persons charged with violations

·        Maintains law and order within the area of assignments by patrolling in a patrol vehicle, investigating suspicious situations, and taking action as appropriate.

·        Performs such assignments as working radar on busy highways, participating in night surveillance in high crime areas, and participating in traffic and crowd control activities.

·        Make arrests in cases of crime or misdemeanors personally witnessed; takes persons arrested to appropriate authorities for booking or formal charging.

·        Serves Federal, State, or local or tribal warrants, subpoenas and other court papers; testifies at hearings and trials as an expert witness in Federal, State, local or tribal courts as required;

·        Prepares and submits reports of incidents or traffic accidents, daily and weekly activities, and narratives and statistical reports as required.

·        Testifies in official capacity at Tribal, State, and Federal hearings.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GL-03:  To qualify based on experience, you must have the following:

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

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

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

AND

Six months of specific experience providing routine fixed post or patrol assignments as a public safety official.  This must include at least THREE of the following:  1) responding to calls or alarms to crimes; 2) questioning individuals at the scene of an incident; 3) informing individuals of their rights as suspects or witnesses; 4) operating radar or speed detection equipment; 5) arresting violators caught in the act; 6) issuing citations for observed violations of law; 7) handing out crime prevention information during patrols; 8) preparing accident reports or 9) assisting victims of accidents.

OR

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.  Transcripts must be submitted by the closing date.

NOTE:  Successful completion of a 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 a maximum of 3 months of specialized experience or 6 months of general experience.

OR

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

GL-05:  At the GL-05 grade level, you may qualify based on education or experience, or any combination thereof.

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

In addition to experience at lower grade levels, you must have one year of prior public safety work experience performing a full range of operations in preventing or resolving offenses.  This must have included at least FOUR of the following:  1) pursuing and apprehending persons fleeing a crime scene or resisting arrest; 2) subduing individuals causing disturbances; 3) identifying and arresting violators based on eyewitness accounts; 4) coordinating emergency responses between security, fire, and other emergency units; 5) taking charge of a crime scene and restricting access to the scene or 6) seeking, detecting, and protecting evidence and witnesses at the scene of an incident.

OR

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.  Transcripts must be submitted by the closing date.

NOTE:  Successful completion of a 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 a maximum of 3 months of specialized experience or 6 months of general experience.

OR

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

GL-06

In addition to experience at lower grade levels, to qualify at the GL-06 level, you must have one year of Police work experience in which you performed ALL work experience listed above for the GS-5 grade level, as well as independently applying investigative procedures to detect and resolve crimes requiring extensive research, including interviewing, planning, observing, conducting stakeout operations, and executing investigations which result in the arrests of suspects. 

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 lost of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement.

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 physical requirements relate.

Applicants and employees must have the capacity to perform the essential functions of the position without risk to themselves or others. Applicants and employees must possess emotional and mental stability. In most instances, a specific medical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant or employee. A 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.

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.

 

 


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) 15Application 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 963947
  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.


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Job Announcement Number:

AG-13-PQ963947 (DE)

Control Number:

353624200