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Bureau of Reclamation Security Guard (Dispatcher) in Grand Coulee, Washington


Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his or her expertise as a Security Guard (Dispatcher). Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Location - Grand Coulee, Washington


The primary duties of this position are: Direct personnel and equipment to emergency medical, law enforcement and fire incidents. Provide precise information for emergency calls to determine appropriate response. Operate a number of electronic computer networks and operating systems. Accurately record all incoming response information for public record. Monitor physical security perimeters, surveillance and controlled accesses to facilities. Problem solve, manage conflict, and communicate effectively.


Conditions of Employment

To be eligible, an applicant must meet the following: U.S. Citizen or National Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation Submit a resume and supporting documentation - See How to Apply Meet specialized experience requirements - See Qualifications For veterans consideration, submit documents under Required Documents Applicants must meet all qualification requirements, including time in grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement 12/03/2020. TIME IN GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower-grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b). Applicants eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) are not required to meet time-in-grade restrictions in order to be considered. Applicants may be required to serve an initial probationary period. Due Weight Consideration: You must submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process. If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.


Specialized Experience Requirements:

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, the HR Office must be able to determine that the applicant meets the specialized experience requirement - this information must be clearly supported in the resume. For each Grade Advertised:

To qualify at the GS-06 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 in Federal service. Specialized experience at this level is defined as experience such as work with 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 a knowledge of protective systems and techniques. Acceptable experience includes service in the Armed Services or Coast Guard that involved the performance of guard duties on a regular or intermittent basis. Experience also includes identifying and analyzing problems utilizing sophisticated communications, fire alert and video systems; appropriately dispatching response forces or firefighters to evolving threats to the facility; effectively communicating with all levels and types of organizations and audiences while assisting Security in maintaining order and protecting life. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. Applicants will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Additional Information

Position is being advertised concurrently under vacancy announcement BOR-21-DE-10969223-MC. Applicants interested in applying under both announcement numbers, must submit application packages for each. At the present time, we have 2 vacancies; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional, equivalent positions at this duty location. Applicants who apply under this job opportunity announcement agree to have their application, associated documents and applicable personal information shared with other Bureaus/Offices within the Department of the Interior (DOI) who have vacancies with the same occupational series, grade, full performance level and in the same geographic location(s). Applying to this announcement does not replace the need to apply to other job opportunity announcements for which you wish to receive consideration. Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval. DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to: