Supervisory Security Guard
Indian Health Service - Cass Lake, MN

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The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal and Urban operated facilities and programs.
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The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Northern Plains Regional Bemidji Area, PHS Indian Health Hospital , Security Department. Position reports to Service Unit Administrative Officer .

This position is located at the Cass Lake IHS Hospital, Cass Lake, MN. The incumbent in this position provides protective services to patients, property, employees and visitors. The security department consists of six (6) security guards and security is provided by foot patrol. Responsibility for developing and maintaining cooperative and coordinated program efforts with other service unit programs, local agencies and maintaining a cooperative working relationship with local Law enforcement. Planning, organizing, improving and implementing the security program. The Security Supervisor is responsible for overall staff training, development, and supervision and for providing direct security services.

See for more details. KEY REQUIREMENTS

The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
U.S. Citizenship is required
Exposure to infectious disease, physical danger, stressful situations exist DUTIES: Back to top

Supervises the Security staff in performance of the work to include
assigning, directing and reviewing work; planning and carrying out training and
development; evaluating work performance; recommending selections, promotions,
separations, etc.; planning and coordinating work operations; solving problems
related to the work supervised; and other related supervisory functions.

Responsible for seeing that the Security Program is in compliance with
CMS standards, IHS Manual requirements and for developing and conducting
departmental and I or interdepartmental Performance Improvement activities for
the department and for assigning department staff to participate in these
activities. Must work with Hospital Administration in carrying out these

Responsible for planning and implementing the Security Department

Responsible for writing and or updating departmental policies and
procedures and for assisting in providing input into overall Service Unit
policies and procedures, when requested. Conducts on­ going evaluation of
Security Program operations and recommends indicated changes in policies and

Oversees and insures that Hospital and grounds security is provided.
Tours of building and grounds to protect property, patients and employees from
danger of accidents, fire, theft or intrusion. Examines doors, locks and
windows to determine they are secure. Enforces Hospital security rules
and regulations.

Reports fires, accidents, hazards and any unusual conditional or
malfunctioning of heating, plumbing and electrical systems. Assists
Hospital personnel in restraining disturbed and belligerent patients and or
visitors. Checks cars to determine if vehicles are parked in restricted
areas. Monitors GSA vehicles in parking lots.


To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.

GS-6 : One year of experience performing work in a Federal, State, municipal, local or private protective organization that involved the protection of property against such hazards as fire, theft, damage, accident or trespass; or maintaining order and protecting life. Such experience must have provided knowledge of protective security systems and techniques. Acceptable experience includes service in the Armed Service or Coast Guard that involved the performance of guard duties on a regular or intermittent basis. For Security Guard positions in a hospital setting, experience as a psychiatric nursing assistant or a similar position safeguarding patients is qualifying.

making work schedule to assure continuous security guard coverage. Experience
revising the schedule as necessary for anticipated and unanticipated
leave. Experience making changes in assignments of tasks and duties to
improve workflow and services rendered and to
increase productivity. Experience preparing an annual operating
budget that is comprehensive and includes all anticipated equipment and
personnel costs and submits the proposed budget within established due
dates. Experience monitoring the budget to include overtime, personnel
costs, and equipment costs are within approved budget amounts. Experience
with assisting with disturbed and belligerent patients and/or visitors,
assessing situations, and restraining when necessary as needed per Facility
Restraint Policies. Experience conducting foot patrol of buildings and grounds
of Service Unit to protect property, patients, visitors, and employees from
danger of accidents, fires, theft, or intrusion, and to ensure entrance doors,
locks, and windows are properly secured and not tampered with. Experience
with observing patients and visitors closely, intervening as appropriate.
Experience enforcing security rules and regulations; Experience where Patrols
are conducted every hour during each shift.

A character investigation may be conducted on applicants selected for employment. The purpose of such an investigation is to secure evidence of the candidate's honesty, integrity, general character, and loyalty to the U. S. Government. Such investigations will be conducted under the security requirements of the hiring agency.
The duties of these positions require moderate to arduous physical exertion and/or duties of a hazardous nature. The following medical requirements apply to all applicants: good near and distant vision, ability to distinguish basic colors, and ability to hear the conversational voice. Agencies may establish additional job-related physical or medical requirements provided that the specific position(s) involves the arduous or hazardous duties to which the requirements relate.

Applicants and employees must have the capacity to perform the essential functions of the position without risk to themselves or others. In most instances, specific medical condition or impairment will not automatically disqualify an applicant or employee. A medical condition or impairment is disqualifying only if the condition, for good medical reason, precludes assignment to or warrants restriction from the duties of the specific position. For some positions, the loss of impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. Reasonable accommodation shall also be considered in determining an applicant's ability to perform the duties of a position. Reasonable accommodation may include, but is not limited to the use of assistive devices, job modifications or restructuring, provision of readers and interpreters, or adjusted work schedules.
SUPERVISORY ABILITIES: This is a supervisory position and candidates, in addition to the professional qualifications listed, must have demonstrated in their work experience or training, that they possess, or have potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision, as required for this position.
TIME-IN-GRADE-REQUIREMENTS: MPP candidates must have completed at least one year of service at the GS-5 for the GS-6 grade level. Time-in-grade provisions do not apply under ESEP.

NOTE: Your education may be used to substitute specific work requirements/experience. Your education and work experience MAY be combined to meet the qualification requirements of this position. IF selected and you are qualified based on education you MUST provide an official transcript. (SEE QUALIFICATIONS)

You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Friday, October 25, 2013 HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume (your resume must state specific duties that relate to this position ) and your responses to the assessment questions will be evaluated against the duties you provided in your resume, along with your submitted documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following:

Security Operations and Management- Patrols and conducts surveillance of the hospital, building and grounds by checking doors, windows, and entry ways to ensure that they are properly secured, investigates suspicious activity, coming to the aid of individuals. Provides leadership, supervision, guidance and direction to the Security Dept. to promote quality services from the department.
Technical competence in security/health policy, laws, and guidance - Knowledge of security, agency and state, tribal and local law enforcement guidelines.
Technical competence in security services - Operates and utilizes surveillance cameras system in physical monitoring of the buildings and grounds. Knowledge of electronic surveillance systems and key card access systems.
Ability to arrange for and provide security training to security personnel - Knowledge of training guidelines and procedures to make sure security staff is properly trained in current security methods.
Ability to provide ongoing Human Services and Customer Services - Able to handle high stressed situations with courtesy and tact. Skill in handling people who may be agitated/disruptive and ability to persuade individual(s) into a calm nature.

You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the Assessment questions. If after reviewing your resume and responses to the assessment questions, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration.

The following links below provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities. If you are a Veteran, qualified CTAP and ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links below for additional guidance:

Veterans , i.e. (VEOA, VRA, and 30% or more disabled)

Career Transitional Assistance Program (CTAP )

Interagency Transitional Assistance Program (ICTAP)

Schedule A Appointments for the Disabled

Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions . All documents above MUST be received by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of, Friday, October 25, 2013, to be considered.
BENEFITS: Back to top
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at OTHER INFORMATION:

This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned Officers who are interested in this position within the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online in order to receive consideration. (MP Vacancies- for applicable positions). For more information on PHS Commissioned Corps, visit the website at:

Additional selections may be made on this vacancy announcement.

A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

A two-year trial period may be required upon selection/placement (ESEP only)

This is a non-bargaining unit position .
Government housing is not available.
Relocation Expense is not authorized. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the employee.
Occasional travel may be required.
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.
Position subject to call back, rotating shifts, weekends/holidays and overtime.
Position covered by PL 101-630.
Work performed in a hospital setting, exposure to contagious and infectious disease, physical danger and some stressful situations does exist. Light lifting is often required.
Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free HOW TO APPLY: Back to top

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See required documents below.

Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.

Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.

Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re- selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following 976652. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line. If you cannot apply online:

Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire .

Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire

You are limited to selecting 10 locations.

Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

PLEASE NOTE: When completing the 1203-FX, be sure to select only one response for each question. Selecting more than one response for a question may result in your application package being rated ineligible. In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.

Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section.

The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (Darlene Cobenais, (218)444-0456, and/or DARLENE.COBENAIS@IHS.GOV.) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:
Indian Preference Applicants: - If claiming Indian preference for the first time, or if you have no previous documentation of preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432 (expiration date 11/30/2014), “Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only.” Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records. For detail instructions, see form BIA- 4432. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. Current IHS employees with a BIA form on file in their Official Personnel Folder are required to submit a copy of that form with their application. Refer to BIA-4432 link:

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) or other Veterans preference (VRA and 30%or more disabled) - include a copy of your DD-214, if you're claiming Vet preference. For more information please see link at:

Career Transitional Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Assistance Program (ICTAP) - If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: .

Current or former Federal employee : Include your most recent SF50.

Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available for downloading at:

Your application package MUST be complete by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) onFriday, October 25, 2013, the closing of this announcement.

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