Department of the Navy - Norfolk, VA

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The 1807 attack on the USS frigate Chesapeake by the HMS Leopard offshore was a contributing factor in President Thomas Jefferson’s decision to ask Congress to declare war on Great Britain, the War of 1812. The ensuing British Navigation Acts and Jefferson’s Embargo Act closed the port and all but crippled the local economy. There was a gradual return to prosperity, leading to Norfolk’s incorporation as a city in 1845. KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a US Citizen.
Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

You must obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance. DUTIES:
  • Determining services to be rendered based upon the nature of emergency requests.
  • Collects all appropriate data for each dispatch and route the data to proper channels for action.
  • Receiving incoming telephone or alarm system calls to dispatch emergency and non-emergency police and fire service within a city
  • Maintaining various logs to record events of the shift.
  • Observing alarm registers and scans maps to determine whether a specific emergency is in the dispatch service area.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level operating telecommunication systems, such as radios, telephones, etc. to handle calls regarding emergency and non-emergency situations; providing information and initiating directions to incoming callers over the telephone or radio network.


Have successfully completed four full years above high school at an accredited college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite in a field that is related to the work of the position.


Have a combination of experience and education when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement. The level of the course work must have been equivalent to at least the junior- and senior- year levels of a baccalaureate program. NOTE: If you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy your college transcripts


Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/2100/dispatching-series-2151/

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions .

Are you using your education to qualify? For positions requiring positive education requirements , or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements , you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) . See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education .

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying f or further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

A SECRET security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

This position is a full-time term appointment not to exceed 1year 1 day. Term appointments may be extended up to 4 years at the discretion of management and in accordance with applicable regulations. This position may be terminated at any time before the established not-to-exceed date.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is primary sedentary, usually accomplished while the employee is seated at a desk or table. Some walking or standing may be required in the course of a normal workday but not special physical effort or ability is required to perform the work. Incumbent may at times be required to endure stress during emergency calls.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Duties are performed in a Level II area which must remain secured at all times. The work involves everyday risks and discomforts associated with normal office work. The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.

Conditions of Employment:
Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

Employee must be able to multi-task.

Employee must be able to communicate clearly and concisely using radios and telephone equipment.

Position is a rotating shift position and employee may be required to work holidays, weekends and overtime.

When the application process is complete, we will review your r esume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire , along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:

1. Skill in making decisions.

2. Knowledge of telecommunications.

3. Skill in communicating.

4. Ability to perform clerical duties.

You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans’ preference; however, preference is still applied. A pplicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:

Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Highly Qualified- Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Qualified - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.

If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. BENEFITS:

Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. OTHER INFORMATION:

This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Males born after December 31, 1959, will be required to certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System. If you fail to do so, you will be required to certify that you did not knowingly and willfully fail to register. This requirement must be met before you can be appointed to this position.

Federal Annuitant Information:
The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible:

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

Veteran’s Preference Information:

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