Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Supervisory Correctional Officer in Hardin, Montana
Summary This position is located with the BIA, Office of Justice Services (OJS), District 5-Crow Detention. OJS is searching for an individual to serve as a Supervisory Correctional Officer in Hardin, Montana A recruitment or relocation incentive may be offered for this position. Responsibilities Serves as first line supervisor in a detention facility providing supervision and guidance to a staff for planning, directing, and administering the security program of a correctional institution to maintain the security and safety of the facility. Enforces rules and regulations relative to custodial security and safety of the facility including making daily inspections to ensure that established orders regarding facility, security, safety and sanitation are being followed. Responsible for the care, safety, and security of the general inmate population as well as all other inmates assigned to special management housing and program areas throughout the facility, Investigates reported violations of inmate prohibited acts (i.e. assaults, escapes, traffic of contraband, disturbances or other illicit activities), taking appropriate actions as dictated by the seriousness of the violation. Transports and/or escorts inmates to and from various detention facilities, as well as program and community services. Responsible for all written and electronic reporting requirements per policies and procedures. Responsible for all repairs and maintenance of a safe operating facility. Protects life, institution data, personal and real property and facilities from harm and/or unauthorized entities in accordance with an approved policy and procedure handbook. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications GL-09: One year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS/GL-08 grade level serving as a mentor or lead for lower graded Correctional Officers, including leading, providing direction, and guidance to lower graded correctional officers in the operation and management of a correctional and/or detention facility and experience in policy and standard implementation of detention operations. 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. 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. SECONDARY LAW ENFORCEMENT RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This position has been approved for Secondary Law Enforcement coverage. A recruitment or relocation incentive may be offered for this position. Education This job does not have an education requirement. Additional Information All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2023 Salary Tables and select the pay chart for Hardin, Montana. If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the "rest of U.S." chart. This is a supervisory position. Under provision of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time supervisors are required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period before their appointment becomes final. Those who do not satisfactorily complete this probationary period will be returned to positions of no lower grade and pay than those they occupied before assuming their supervisory assignment. 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 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp . 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. 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: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/; Vets Info Guide: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/. 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. A recruitment incentive may be offered for this position.