Police Officer

Posted on Jan 13, 2021

Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior

Burns, OR  |  #security #government


This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, District 8-Burns Paiute Agency located in Burns, OR.

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 the enforcement of major Federal crimes and state crimes under Federal statute and Tribal laws.

GL-07:nTo qualify at the GL-07 level, you must have one year specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS/GL-06 grade level conducting investigations to detect and apprehend criminal violations of misdemeanor and felonies such as theft, assault, homicide, illegal entry, violations of controlled substances; developing informants for criminal investigators, and developing case information and facts for use in pressing charges and bringing suspects to trial.

GL-08:nTo qualify at the GL-08 level, you must have one year experience at or equivalent to the GS/GL-07 grade level performing police officer or criminal investigative work; independently conducting investigations which required coordination with criminal investigators, external federal, state, or local agencies; and providing police services during highly volatile emergency situations such as identifying courses of action during civil unrest, tribal takeovers, high risk warrant service, hostage situations, kidnappings, terrorist attacks, armed robbery, or other life-threatening situations.

FIREARM REQUIREMENT: This position requires that the incumbent meet initial and continuing qualifications in the use of firearms as outlined in the Gun Control Act of 1968, amended by the Lautenberg Amendment of 1996.

An applicant whose background includes any of the following will be ineligible for consideration: 1) convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment exceeding one year; 2) has any outstanding warrants or is a fugitive from justice; 3) unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance; 4) adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to a mental institution; 5) illegally or unlawfully in the United States; 6) renounced U.


citizenship; 7) subject to a court-ordered restraining order from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child; or 8) convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

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, use of firearms, 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.

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.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Upon selection, employees holding primary law enforcement positions must reside within 25 miles of their duty station unless a waiver is approved by the OJS Director or Assistant Director.

A failure to comply may result in removal from a primary law enforcement position.

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.

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