Indian Health Service Security Assistant in Inscription House, Arizona

Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Inscription House, AZ
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (10 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (3 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

This position is located within the Kayenta Service Unit, Office of Chief Executive Officer, Quality Management Branch, Kayenta, AZ. The duty station consists of all the Service Unit facilities including the Kayenta Health Center, Kayenta, Arizona; IHS Federal Housing at Kayenta Health Center, Kayenta, Arizona; Inscription House Health Center; Inscription House, Arizona; IHS Federal Housing at Inscription House Health Center: IHS Federal Housing at Shonto, Arizona and other Service Unit sites which may be added.

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.


The purpose of this position is to provide clerical and technical support of an established security program. The incumbent will:

  • Assists with planning, implementing, administering, reviewing, improving, and terminating security methods, procedures, techniques, and programs.
  • Responsible for the key control program
  • Maintains office files, correspondence, regulations, policies, protocols, procedures and supplies.
  • Responsible for verifying personal identification against authorization documents, issue badges, passes, vehicle permits, or other forms to authorize access, and brief employees and visitors on controls
  • Responsible for reviewing, maintaining and processing of incident reports and daily report logs
  • Uses work processing software to produce a variety of documents and reports
  • Patrols prescribed Service Unit areas (by vehicle or foot) to check alarms, locks, fences, gates or other barriers to assure they are closed and locked or open and unlocked; patrols installation perimeters to detect faculty fences and detection equipment, trespassing violations and attempted thefts of Federal or personal property
  • Performs coordinator duties involving passing of directions and information to Police Officers, coordinating emergency responses between security, fire and other emergency units and receiving and acting on calls
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • To attend meetings
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
  • Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • ESEP appointees typically serve two year trial period.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. 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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

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) in your resume.


GS-05: 1 year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level to qualify for the GS-05 level.

Specialized Experience: 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 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. For Security Guard positions in a hospital setting, experience as a psychiatric nursing assistant or similar position safeguarding patients is qualifying.

Motor Vehicle Incidental Operator Requirements: Incidental operators are employees, other than those occupying a position officially classified as a Motor Vehicle Operator, who are required to operate a Government owned or lease vehicle to properly carry out their assigned duties. To qualify as an incidental operator, an employee must possess a valid State license, have a safe driving record, pass a road test, and demonstrate that he or she is medically qualified to operate the appropriate motor vehicle safely.

Investigation of Fitness: 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.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources (HR) office posting this announcement.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Other Information

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.


  • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. 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.
  • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.
  • Incumbent is subject to work evenings, weekends, rotating shifts and holidays. In the event of an emergency situation (e.g., inclement weather, disaster coverage, etc.), employee may be required to report for duty outside of scheduled shift.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $32,318.00 to $42,012.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0086-05/05

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Candidates eligible under Indian Preference authority; Federal employee serving on career/career-conditional appointments; reinstatement eligibles; applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment; VEOA/VRA/30% disabled veterans; CTAP/ICTAP; Schedule A eligibles; PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel

Control Number: 453366600

Job Announcement Number: IHS-17-KA-1825240-ESEP/MP