U S Department of Interior
Summary This position is being advertised at the GL-03\/04\/05 grades at CC-18-PQ10185476. If you wish to be considered for those grades, you must apply to that announcement directly. Selections may be made from either announcement. Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles not currently employed in Federal service may be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(a)(7). Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants in the absence of qualified Indian Preference eligibles. For more information about Indian preference or to obtain BIA Form 4432 application instructions, please visit: . This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, District 1-Lower Brule Agency in Lower Brule, South Dakota. The Office of Justice Services, within the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is searching for an individual to serve as a Police Officer for the Division of Law Enforcement Services, District 1 Lower Brule Agency in Lower Brule, SD. The mission of the Office of Justice Services is to uphold the constitutional sovereignty and customs of Tribes while protecting the rights of the people; protect life and property; ensure employment suitability; and promote and preserve peace within Indian country. This includes enforcement of major Federal crimes and state crimes under Federal statute and Tribal laws. All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2018 pay charts and select the duty station from the Lower Brule, South Dakota to choose the appropriate pay chart. If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the \rest of U.S.\ chart. The full performance level of this position is GL-08. Promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. A career ladder promotion is at the discretion of management, and in no way guaranteed. Responsibilities 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. Makes arrests in cases of crimes or misdemeanors personally witnessed and takes persons arrested to appropriate authorities for booking or formal charging. Serves Federal, State, local or tribal warrants, subpoenas and other court papers. 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. Travel Required Occasional travel - Travel may be required up to 11 or more nights per month. Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship Required Indian Preference applies You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit You may be required to successfully complete a probationary\/trial period 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. If you are a male applicant 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. Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 3 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607. This position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test is received. Qualifications GL-03: To qualify at the GL-03 grade level you must meet ONE of the following criteria: A. General Experience: To qualify based on experience, you must have: 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 judgments based on the application of directions, rules, regulations, or laws. OR B. Education: One year of successfully completed study at an accredited school above the high school level with at least 6 semester hours of study pertinent 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 6 months of general experience. OR C. A combination of experience and education that totals 100% of the requirement above. GL-04: To qualify at the GL-04 grade level you must meet ONE of the following criteria: 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 judgments 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 equivalent to the GS\/GL-03 level that provided knowledge of a body of basic laws and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques and involved responsibility for maintaining order and protecting life and property. OR B. Education: 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 C. A Combination of experience and education that totals 100% of the requirement above. GL-05: In addition to the experience at the lower grade levels, to qualify at the GL-05 level you must meet ONE of the following criteria: A. Specialized Experience: To qualify based on experience, you must have the following: One year of prior public safety work experience at the GS\/GL-04 grade level or equivalency that provided a basic knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, procedures, and operating methods to assist in performing routine, recurring kinds of fixed post assignments (i.e., traffic laws, regulations governing access to buildings, procedures for crimes in progress and governing rights of individuals). Creditable specialized experience may have been gained in work on a police force; through service as a military police officer; in work providing visitor protection and law enforcement in parks, forests, or other natural resource or recreational environments; in performing criminal investigative duties; or in other work that provided the required knowledge and skills. OR B. Education: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study at an accredited school 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 C. A combination of education and experience that totals 100% of the requirement above. IF YOU ARE QUALIFYING BASED SOLELY OR PARTIALLY ON EDUCATION, YOU MUST SUBMIT COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date. 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 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 the loss of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement. MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: The duties of this position require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself\/herself, or others is disqualifying. PRIMARY LAW ENFORCEMENT RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This position has been approved for primary Law Enforcement coverage. NOTE: If you have previous law enforcement (LE) Federal experience, you must enter the number of MONTHS when you respond to the questionnaire. For example: If you have 5 years of Federal LE, you must enter 60 months, 4 years would be 48 months, etc. Otherwise, the system may screen you out. Education If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass\/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society. One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: . Additional information TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster. Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 80 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: . Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring authority including those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information Center:; Vets Info Guide: . Under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) two groups of individuals are eligible to apply under this announcement: current and\/or former employees serving or who have served under time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies which include: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service.Current appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND 3) must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service. Former appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; 3) must have separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND 4) must have performed at an acceptable level through the service period. Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. Most individuals who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment. If you are unable to apply online, require reasonable accommodation in the application process if you are an applicant with a disability, or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an . How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Your application package will be evaluated against the minimum qualification requirements specified above. In order to qualify, your resume must specifically describe your work history and the duties you performed in each position. Your resume will be evaluated after the closing date of 05\/07\/2018 to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. Qualified candidates will then be rated as best qualified, well qualified, or qualified depending on their possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, competencies and experience requirements as demonstrated by your responses to the assessment questions. Competencies measured include: ArrestLegal, Government and JurisprudenceManages and Organizes InformationOral CommunicationPublic Safety and SecurityWritten Communication We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If the information in your resume does not support your responses to the assessment questions, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your qualifications. Qualified Indian preference candidates will be referred to the hiring manager in order of veterans' preference. You may preview the assessment questions here in the . Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur in the same location within 90 days from the closing date. Background checks and security clearance
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