Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Supervisory Police Officer in Winnebago, Nebraska

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

Opened Monday 9/26/2016 (26 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 10/25/2016 (3 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 Police Officer for the Winnebago Agency located in Winnebago, NE. Serving under the Chief of Police, the person selected for this position will perform first level supervisory personnel responsibilities over the agency's uniform police force.

Salary Information: Starting salary is GL-9: $50,600 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government start at the starting salary of the grade level. The full performance level of this position is GL-09.

NOTE: This is a supervisory position. First-time supervisors are required to serve a supervisory probationary period before their appointment becomes final. If the employee does not satisfactorily complete the probationary period, he/she may be returned to a non-supervisory or non-managerial position of no lower grade and pay than the previous non-supervisory position held.

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

This position is being advertised concurrently with DM-16-PQ1810032 (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:

  • Works under the direction of the Chief of Police, exercises delegated technical and first line supervisory responsibilities.

  • Serves as a Supervisory Police Officer, exercising technical and administrative supervision to subordinate police officers. In addition to supervisory skills, the incumbent employs knowledge of the procedures and techniques involved in carrying out police work and applies procedures and practices within the framework of established law enforcement guidelines.

  • Responsible for the operation of a law enforcement program that includes the inspection of vehicles, equipment, uniforms and attire of staff.

  • Plans work schedules and the sequence of patrol operations on a weekly, monthly, or project-to-project basis to assure an even flow and distribution of work, the expeditious handling of priority cases, and the meeting of schedules and deadlines. Makes changes in work schedules to meet changes in workload considering factors such as peak loads, manpower availability, and processing time requirements.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required 1 to 5 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
  • Indian preference applies
  • Direct Deposit required


One year experience at the GL-8 grade level or equivalency serving as a senior police officer in a geographically dispersed area (e.g. a county, Indian reservation, large metro area, etc.); independently conducting long-term investigations which require coordination with external Federal, state, or local agencies; providing police protection during highly volatile emergency situations (armed robberies, hostage situations, kidnappings, etc.); and providing one-on-one training or mentoring for junior police officers.

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

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: The duties of this position requires moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of this position are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to him/her, of others is disqualifying.

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.

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. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in Grade requirements by announcement closing date.

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

Top Secret

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 $130 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 a 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:

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

Series & Grade: GL-0083-09/09

Promotion Potential: 09

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 451500800

Job Announcement Number: DM-16-PQ1809974 (DEU)