Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Supervisory Correctional Officer in Fort Yates, North Dakota

Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Fort Yates, ND
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/7/2016 (15 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/28/2016 (6 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Indian Affairs provides services to 567 federally recognized tribes with a service population of about 1.9 million American Indian and Alaska Natives. Indian Affairs offers an extensive range of programs such as social services, law enforcement and detention services, administration of tribal courts, natural resources management, economic development, implementation of land and water claim settlements, housing improvement, disaster relief, and the replacement and maintenance of schools, roads, and bridges.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.

The Office of Justice Services (OJS), within the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), is searching for an individual to serve as a Supervisory Correctional Officer. Do you have experience in supervising and managing a detention facility where you were responsible for the conduct, morale and performance of correctional officer staff, the custody and supervision of inmates and the administrative operations of the facility? Are you knowledgeable with tribal law, codes and orders governing the incarceration of criminal offenders? If so, this job could be for you!

The individual selected for this position will be working for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, at the Standing Rock Agency located in Fort Yates, ND.

SALARY INFORMATION: Starting salary is: GL-09: $50,600. First time hires to the Federal government start at the starting salary of the grade level. The position has a full performance level of GL-09.

Note: This is a supervisory position and first-time supervisors are required to serve a probationary period before their appointment becomes final.

RESUMES: Candidates' resumes must show possession of the minimum qualifications requirements stated in this vacancy announcement.

This position is being advertised concurrently with DM-17-PQ1819625 (MP) using Merit Promotion procedures. Status applicants who wish to be considered under both merit promotion and competitive examining procedures must apply directly to each announcement.

Who May Apply:

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Indian Preference candidates (must submit a BIA Form 4432)

The major duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Serves as first line supervisor in a detention facility providing supervision and guidance to a subordinate staff for planning, directing, and administering the security program of a correctional institution to maintain the security and safety of the facility.
  • Enforces all rules and regulations relative to custodial security and safety of the facility including making daily inspections of all areas of the facility to insure 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, and as such, protect life, institution data, personal and real property and facilities from harm and/or unauthorized entities.
  • 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 detainment facilities, as well as program and community services.
Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • Travel may be required 6 to 10 nights per month.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses are authorized; third party home sales are not authorized.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit
  • Indian preference applies

* GL-09:*

One year of specialized experience performing all of the following duties: providing direct supervision and care to criminal offenders and providing guidance to lower level correctional officers in the operation of a correctional and/or detention facility; responsible for enforcing rules and regulations governing facility security, inmate accountability and inmate conduct; and exercising sound judgment in making instantaneous decision affecting life, well-being, civil liberties and property. Experience may have been gained in work such as serving as a lead correctional or police officer, mental health counselor in a residential facility, or detention officer.

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

DRIVING RECORD REQUIREMENT: Incumbent is required to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties; therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

DRUG TESTING: This is a testing designated position (TDP) under the Department of the Interior Drug-Free Workplace Program. Selectee is subject to pre-employment testing and random post-appointment testing thereafter.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: The duties of this position require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, and exposure to inclement weather. All applicants will be subject to a pre-employment medical examination.

SECONDARY LAW ENFORCEMENT RETIREMENT COVERAGE:This position has been approved for Secondary Law Enforcement coverage.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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In addition to the Federal benefits offered to all employees, we also offer:

  1. Additional fitness subsidy to reimburse 50% of membership fees up to $275 per year, if applicable.
  2. Transportation subsidy program which reimburses up to $255 per month for mass transportation expenses.

This position is not eligible for Telework.


The Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities when appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process, please contact the Agency's Human Resources Office at 703-390-6380 or via email at Decisions to grant reasonable accommodation requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. A career ladder promotion is at the discretion of management.

Other Information


CTAP: Current Department of the Interior employees who have not yet been separated but are identified as surplus or displaced due to reduction-in-force, transfer of function, or directed reassignment to a new commuting area, may be eligible for priority selection for this vacancy under CTAP.

ICTAP: Competitive service employees from a Federal agency (either within or outside of Interior) who have been or are being involuntarily separated due to one of the reasons identified here may be eligible for priority consideration under ICTAP.

In order to receive priority consideration, you must submit proof of eligibility (Certificate of expected separation, proposed removal for failure to relocate, RIF Notice, SF-50 documenting your RIF or removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity determination, etc.) with your application package. In addition, you must be rated at 85 or above or placed into at least the "well qualified" category under category rating procedures. For complete information about CTAP and ICTAP, click here.


If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your résumé.

  • For 5-point veterans’ preference, please provide your DD-214, Copy 4 that MUST show an Honorable Discharge (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., copy of military orders, campaign documents as or expeditionary award citation, etc.) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
  • For 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and the documentation required by that form.
  • A disabled veteran must submit a Veterans Affairs (VA) letter on VA letterhead that states your overall combined rating and a DD214 (copy 4) that indicates an honorable discharge.


Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles not currently employed in Federal service may be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(a)(7). Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible.

For more information about Indian preference or to obtain BIA Form 4432 application instructions, please visit:


The Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities when appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the application or hiring process, please contact the Agency's Human Resources Office at 703-390-6420 or via email at Decisions to grant reasonable accommodation requests will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Salary Range: $50,600.00 to $65,286.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GL-0007-09/09

Promotion Potential: 09

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452683100

Job Announcement Number: DM-17-PQ1819261 (DE)