SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-7 or equivalent) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Experience in performing high-risk armed tactical security work while serving as a member of a tactical team responsible for employing small arms and maneuvering against a hostile adversary to protect property against the hazards of fire, theft, accident, or trespass; maintaining law and order; protecting lives; or similar duties; AND using effective communication skills in person-to-person contacts in order to successfully execute the described work.
- Examples of such experience may have been gained in the armed forces, Coast Guard, or other Federal, state, local government or private security organizations, performing such work as: security patrols; convoy operations; rapid response force operations; or other work involving high risk, teamwork, weapons proficiency and tactical maneuvers.
The applicants’ and employees’ health must meet demands for performance in the position and for human reliability program certification. Before entrance on duty and during employment, applicants/employees in these positions must undergo a medical examination and be physically/medically able to perform the duties of the position without hazard to themselves or others. Failure to meet any of the required physical/medical qualifications will be considered disqualifying for employment, except when substantial evidence is presented that the individual can perform the functions of the job without hazard to himself/herself/others, with or without reasonable accommodation. Vision: DISTANT VISUAL ACUITY
- Uncorrected: Distant vision must be no worse than 20/70 in each eye separately and both eyes together. Corrected or natural vision: Distant vision must actually be, or be corrected to be, 20/22 or better in each eye separately and both eyes together; NEAR VISION ACUITY:
Uncorrected: No specific requirement. Corrected or Natural Vision: Must actually be, or be corrected to, 20/30 or better in the better eye or when using both eyes. Must have the ability to distinguish colors (red, green, amber, blue, black, brown, and yellow) when as determined by an Ishihara Color Vision Test. Must have normal visual function in the full visual field; with normal depth perception and peripheral vision. Must be free from chronic or congenital disease of the eye, which would likely interfere with the visual acuity needed as an essential job requirement of the duties of a Courier. Must have intraocular pressure no greater then 21 mm Hg in each eye; Hearing:
Must have no hearing loss greater than 30 decibels at 500, 1000, and 2000 Hz levels in each ear, and must demonstrate normal vestibular function by standard physical examination techniques; Respiratory:
Must have no established medical history or medical diagnosis of respiratory dysfunction likely to interfere with the ability to perform Courier duties, including no recent history or likelihood of symptomatic recurrence of chronic lung disease; Metabolic:
Must have no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of a metabolic condition likely to interfere with an individual's ability to perform Courier duties; Gastrointestinal:
Must have no chronic symptomatic or asymptomatic disease or condition of the gastrointestinal system, which would likely interfere with an individual's ability to perform Courier duties; Cardiovascular:
Must have no clinical diagnosis, clinical history or clinical pathology of the cardiovascular system likely to interfere with an individual's ability to perform Courier duties. Must have no clinical diagnosis of uncontrolled or untreated hypertension. Blood pressure readings of 140 systolic and 90 diastolic will be considered presumptive evidence of hypertension; Nervous System:
Must have no mental, nervous, organic or functional neuropsychiatric disorder likely to interfere with an individual's ability to perform Courier duties. The determination will be based on medical case history (including past, social and occupational adjustment) and supporting findings by psychiatrists and/or licensed clinical psychologists, including such psychological tests as may be required as part of the medical evaluation. Must have no medical history or clinical diagnosis of a seizure disorder or disturbance of consciousness without satisfactory explanation of the cause. Must have no other neurological condition, which would likely interfere with an individual's ability to perform Courier duties; Structural/Functional:
Must have no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of rheumatic, arthritic, orthopedic, muscular, neuromuscular, or vascular disease that would interfere with an individual's ability to perform Courier duties. Must have no deformity or disease which would interfere with range of motion or dexterity, or which is severe enough to affect adversely the full performance of Courier duties; Speech:
Individuals must be free from conditions that interfere with distinct speech likely to interfere with an individual's ability to perform Courier duties; Immunologic:
Must have no life threatening allergic responses to environmental toxins or agents which could be encountered in the course of duties as a Courier; Genitourinary:
Individuals must have no chronic symptomatic disease or condition of the genitourinary tract likely to interfere with the ability to perform Courier duties; Hemotologic:
Must have no life threatening hematologic condition. Must have no established medical history or medical diagnosis of a hematologic disorder likely to interfere with the ability to perform Courier duties.
There is no substitution of education for experience.
TRAINING REQUIREMENT AFTER BEING HIRED: Selected individuals will attend a 21-week training academy at Ft. Chaffee/Fort Smith, Arkansas. Travel and per diem expenses will be provided during the candidate training academy. Candidates will reside in a government dormitory while attending the academy. Training at the academy will consist of firearms, tractor-trailer operations, tactics, and other required field and classroom instruction. Candidates will be evaluated during each portion of the training as well as evaluated for overall performance. Failure to perform satisfactorily will result in termination from the program and from employment in the Federal Service. Candidates will be required to qualify on assigned weapons at 85%, day and night, and complete the requirements for a Commercial Driver's License during the academy. Failure to meet any qualifications during the training will result in termination from the program and from Federal employment.
- Position is subject to random drug testing
- Must pass a pre-employment drug test
- Must receive a favorable suitability determination
- Must be able to obtain/maintain a Q security clearance
- Satisfactory completion of a training academy (approximately 21 weeks)
- Required to carry a firearm and maintain qualifications on assigned weapons at 85% or higher
- Under Title 18 USC, Section 922(g)(9), anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence is automatically disqualified from being appointed to a position requiring the possession of a firearm or ammunition, unless such conviction was expunged, set aside, or the applicant received a pardon
- Must possess or acquire a valid State motor vehicle operator's license prior to appointment; have a satisfactory driving record; and complete the requirements for obtaining a Commercial Driver's License (Class A) during the training academy
- Will be required to travel outside the duty station on a regular basis approximately 50% of time
- Occasional exposure to potential dangers from explosives and radioactive or toxic materials may occur
- A one or two year trial period may be required depending upon the selectee's veterans preference status
- Couriers are designated as primary positions with special retirement provisions as defined in 5 USC 8336 (c) CSRS and 8412(d) FERS.
- Applicants must be under age 38 at the time of appointment, with the exception of those applicants who have prior covered service in an approved position for comparable special retirement or who can claim veterans preference
- Must be able to obtain/maintain certification under the Dept of Energy Human Reliability Program
- Must meet established physical readiness test standards prior to graduation from the training academy and throughout employment; this is a vertical jump of 22", an 18 second agility run, 35 situps in 60 seconds, a 300 meter run in 61 seconds, 35 pushups to failure, and a 1.5 mile run in 13:49 all within 2 hours.
- Must pass a comprehensive medical examination and psychological evaluation and continue to meet these requirements throughout employment.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
1. Ability to communicate effectively in person-to-person contacts and in a team environment, coordinate activities, and assess issues.
2. Ability to deal effectively with pressure, determine objectives, set priorities, monitor and evaluate plans, results, and outcome while complying with established control systems and rules.
3. Skill in maintaining established standards of proficiency with side arms, including maintenance for firearms.
4. Ability to make effective and timely decisions with limited data or if solutions produce unpleasant consequences while understanding and considering the implications.
5. Ability to learn, comprehend, and apply courier rules, regulations, laws, orders and procedures relating to protection and security systems.
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