Security Guard, GS-0085-4
Health & Human Services, Indian Health Service (IHS) - Lawton, OK

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Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At HHS you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. Join HHS and help make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.The Indian Health Service is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are qualified and suitable for Federal employment. The Indian Health Service (IHS) by law is committed to affording employment preference to American Indian and Alaska Native candidates 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.

In other than the above, the Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.POSITION DETAILS:Salary range: $27,990.00 - $36,384.00 ( Annually )Promotion potential: NoMerit Promotion Position: YesTravel Required: NoSupervisory/Managerial Position: NoRelocation Expenses Paid: Not Paid: travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the employee.Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes (See item Childcare Addendum in the How to Apply Tab)Is drug testing required? NoIs government housing available? NoIs this a bargaining unit position?

NoAlternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? YesWho may apply sectionExcepted Service Examining Plan Candidates (ESEP)Merit Promotion Plan Candidates (MPP)Veteran's Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunity Act Candidates (VEOA)NOTE: By law, selection for this position is primarily restricted to individuals entitled to Veterans Preference. With few exceptions by law, non-veterans who are not permanently employed at the applicable Service Unit/Area Office, cannot be selected when there are Veterans Preference eligibles available. However, permanent federal employees currently serving in a position covered by the same generic title as the one to be filled, may be selected without regard to Veterans Preference.- visit for more information on Who May ApplyKEY REQUIREMENTS:Position subject to background investigation.As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.A valid state drivers license is required and must maintained.Applicant must be able to have good near and distant vision.Ability to distinguish basic colors.Ability to hear the conversational voice.Back to top DutiesAdditional Duty Location Info:2 vacancies - Lawton, OKPlease ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully.

Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.Provides internal and external building security.Checks any unauthorized vehicles or suspicious persons on the premises after work hours.Apprehends and takes appropriate actions for the detention, removal, or dispersion of individuals involved in infractions.Uses daily sign in journal making notations of unusual circumstances out of the ordinary.Back to top Qualifications and EvaluationsQUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:GS-4: Six months of general experience and Six months of Specialized Experience OR two (2) years of education above high school.General Experience: Experience such as administrative, technical, clerical, military, or other work that involved following written procedures, rules, or regulations in contacts with coworkers, supervisors, or members of the public to provide a service, respond to inquires, or obtain information.Specialized Experieince: Experience such as work with a federal, State, municipal, local, or private protective organization that invloved the protection of property against such hazards as fire, theft, damage, accident, or trespass; or maintaining order and protection of life. Such experience must have provided a knowledge of protective systems and techniques. Acceptable experience includes service in the Armed Services or Coast Guard that invloved the performance of guard duties on a regular or intermittent basis. Experience as a psychiatric nursing assistant or a similar position safeguarding patients is qualifying.Education: Successfully completed two (2) years of education above the high school level in an accredited college or university in any subject is fully qualifying.

Training: Successful completion of training in a an accredited technical school that covered subjects such as physical security procedures, local, laws, or investigative techniques on a month-to-month basis.Combining Education and Experience: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience/training may be used to meet total experience requirements.INVESTIGATION OF FITNESSA 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.MEDICAL REQUIREMENTSThe 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.You must meet the requirements of the job by this date: Tuesday, February 01, 2011As per the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan: Current employees and eligible applicants are considered under merit promotion only, unless they provide an appropriate Standard Form (SF)-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," and indicate under which plan they are applying.

Please indicate on your resume and during the online assessment process which hiring plan you want to be considered under: Merit Promotion and/or the IHS Excepted Service Hiring Plan. See for more details. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:The HHS Careers system simplifies the Federal application process by replacing the former KSA job-element statements with on-line self-assessment questions. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications requirements will be invited to complete an on-line questionnaire assessing the following:Ability to patrol buildings and grounds and control an area.Ability to enforce parking rules and regulations and escort people through facility.Apply decision making and interpersonal skills.Provide written documentation concerning incidents and situations.If found qualified, your score will range from 70-100 points (not including points that may be assigned for Veterans' Preference).

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. You will be deemed well qualified if you score 85 and above.Back to top Benefits and Other InfoBENEFITS: The federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits. OTHER INFORMATION:Additional selections of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement, for filling additional or similar positions.

However if there are no qualified Indian Preference candidates on the Certificate the vacancy must be reannounced.Candidates must meet time-after-competitive appointment, time-in-grade (if applicable), qualification requirements, performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy announcement.Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints.After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position.The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work.

If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco freeBack to top How To ApplyHOW TO APPLY:To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts:Assessment Questionnaire Résumé Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.)Use Application Manager for convenience and quickest processing. Track your progress to a Complete Application Package using the My Application Packages checklist and status displays in Application Manager. Your Application Package status must be Complete by, Tuesday, February 01, 2011 , the closing date of this announcement.Option A: Application Manager (preferred method)To begin, choose one of these options:If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder , you begin the process by clicking the Apply Online button near the bottom of this page.

Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the Apply Online button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created. If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, click this link to begin the process Online QuestionnaireTo return to Application Manager at any time, simply go to B: FaxIf it is not possible for you to use Application Manager (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. View Occupational Questionnaire .

Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX , which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL or by calling USAJOBS by Phone at (703) 724-1850; after the introduction, press 1, and listen for instructions. You may submit the OPM Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), résumé, and/or any supporting documents by fax.If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly.

The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, MESHA JOHNSTON , (580)354-5528 , MESHA.JOHNSTON@IHS.GOV . "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis." REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:You must provide the required documents listed below during the online application process either through the document upload process or fax using instructions outlined in Section B above.

If any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:___ Resume - Your résumé, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written form you choose to describe your job-related qualifications. NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: ___ Transcripts - Transcripts must be provided if substituting education for experience and/or if education is required for this position. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty. ___ Veteran's Preference -If claiming Veteran's Preference, include a copy of DD-214 Form, and SF-15 if claiming 10 point Veteran's Preference .____ Indian Preference applicants - If claiming preference, applicants must provide a completed copy of the current Form BIA - 4432 (expiration date 8/31/2011), "Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only." Indian preference will not be given unless the current form is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA official of tribal enrollment records, documentation of lineal descent, state or academic records that document you possess one-half degree Indian blood from a tribe indigenous to the United States, as well as official records that establish your degree of Indian blood, such as census records.

The applicant must also complete the family history chart if necessary. (See the form for detailed instructions for the completion of the BIA-4432). 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. ____ Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available at: AGENCY CONTACT INFO:MESHA JOHNSTONPhone: (580)354-5528TDD: (301)443-6394Email: MESHA.JOHNSTON@IHS.GOV Agency Information:Indian Health Service HR Center1515 Lawrie Tatum RdLawton, OK 73507WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement via email that your submission was successful.

Approximately 45 days following the closing date of the announcement, you will receive a notice of rating with the final disposition of your resume. To protect your privacy, scores of resumes are not provided by phone. Back to topGo to section of this Job: Overview Duties Qualifications and Evaluations Benefits and Other Info How to ApplyAgency Information:Indian Health Service HR Center1515 Lawrie Tatum RdLawton, OK 73507Questions about this job:MESHA JOHNSTONPhone: (580)354-5528TDD: (301)443-6394Email: MESHA.JOHNSTON@IHS.GOVJob Announcement Number: IHS-11-OK-429882-ESEP/MP Control Number: 2160757EEO Policy Statement | Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement | Veterans Information | Legal and Regulatory GuidanceSite Map Contact Us Help/FAQs Employers Privacy Act and Public Burden InformationThis is a United States Office of Personnel Management website.USAJOBS is the Federal Government's official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.

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