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Correctional Officer

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U.S. Department of the Interior

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Summary Indian Affairs provides services to 567 federally recognized tribes with a population of about 1.9 million American Indian and Alaska Natives. Indian Affairs offers an extensive range of programs such as social services, law enforcement and detention services, administration of tribal courts, natural resources management, economic development, implementation of land and water claim settlements, housing improvement, disaster relief, and the replacement and maintenance of schools, roads, and bridges. 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, Uintah and Ouray Detention in Fort Duchesne, Utah. The Office of Justice Services (OJS), within the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), is searching for individuals to serve as a Correctional Officers to provide detention services. Do you have experience or aspirations to work in the Corrections field, which includes supervising, caring for and transporting inmates in Indian Country? If so, this job could be for you! Salary Information: Starting salary is: GL-03: $31,903; GL-04: $35,814; and GL-05: $41,187. First time hires to the Federal government start at the starting salary of the grade level. Responsibilities As a Correctional Officer, GL-0007-3\/4\/5, your typical work assignments and\/or responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following: Intake\/booking and release of inmates into and out of detention facilities, in accordance with policies and procedures. Maintain inmate files with booking, medical, programs and services, court orders, and releases in a documented format. Supervise and document the daily movement of inmates. Search inmates, cells, vehicles, and buildings. Transport and\/or escort inmates to and from various detention 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 logs. 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. The full performance level of this position is GL-07. 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. TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster. Travel Required Occasional travel - Travel may be required 11 or more nights per month. Who May Apply This job is open to\u2026 Current or former career or career-conditional Federal employees in the competitive service Indian preference eligibles (must submit a BIA Form 4432); Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces with an honorable discharge; Government employees eligible through an Interchange agreement; Candidates eligible under Non-Competitive special hiring authority; Current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Requirements Requirements Conditions of Employment U.S. Citizenship Required Indian Preference applies Eligibility Documentation Required (SF-50, DD-214, BIA Form 4432, etc.) You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit You may be required to successfully complete a probationary\/trial period Subject to a pre-employment background security investigation for new hires 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. 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. The majority of 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. 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 Work Experience: Six months of general work experience. OR B. Education: 1 full academic year (30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours) of education beyond the high school level at an accredited college or university. OR C. A combination of experience and education that totals 100% of the requirement. GL-04: To qualify at the GL-04 grade level you must meet ONE of the following criteria: A. General Work Experience: One year of general work experience. OR B. Education: 2 full academic years (60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours) of education beyond the high school level at an accredited college or university. OR C. A combination of experience and education that totals 100% of the requirement GL-05: To qualify at the GL-05 grade level you must meet ONE of the following criteria: A. General Work Experience: Three years of general work experience. OR B. Education: Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study (120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours) in any field leading to a bachelor's degree, at an accredited college or university. OR C. A combination of experience and education that totals 100% of the requirement. IF YOU ARE QUALIFYING BASED ON WHOLE OR PART ON EDUCATION, YOU MUST SUBMIT COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS. 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. 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 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. 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. PRIMARY LAW ENFORCEMENT RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This position has been approved for primary Law Enforcement coverage. 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. 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 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. Common authorities include 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: . LAND MANAGEMENT WORKFORCE FLEXIBILITY ACT: If applying under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, you must provide documentation to support your eligibility (SF-50) and performance (references and\/or performance appraisal). 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. Land Management Agencies 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. 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 02\/01\/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: DetentionOral 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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