Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs Lead Dispatcher (Public Safety) in Fort Thompson, South Dakota
Summary This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, District 1-Crow Creek Agency. This announcement will be used to fill positions in the following location: Fort Thompson, South Dakota Relocation incentives may be offered for this position. Responsibilities Operates a multi-frequency, multi-agency radio console with several paging systems, cross-frequency patching, and phone patching. Operates within a number of public safety computer networks and NCIC/NLETS. Coordinates, monitors, and assists with operations via telephone and radio between a variety of agencies and personnel. Records and maintains all radio transmissions and significant telephone situations. Determines priority of response and initiates appropriate response of law enforcement. Gather all pertinent information for the call to determine whether it requires dispatching a vehicle, vessel or aircraft. Performs general communications center duties such as filing, typing, copying, scanning, maintaining updated information, shredding of designated paper work, or providing copies of case incident reports to authorized individual or entities. Planning, organizing, coordinating, and facilitating of the technical and program work of the Dispatch Center. Provides overview and quality control of the work of the team to ensure that technical requirements and specifications are met. As shift lead and senior technical dispatcher, coaches and leads the efforts of the team. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications GS-07: To qualify for the GS-07 grade level, you must have one year specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-06 grade level performing the following: 1) serving as a senior operator to receive and transmit law enforcement communications on a multi-frequency radio network; 2) navigating the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database; and 3) maintaining records of radio transactions, law enforcement actions, and reports. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date. Education Additional Information All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2021 Salary Tables and select the pay chart for Fort Thompson, South Dakota. If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the "rest of U.S." chart. The full performance level of this position is GS-07. Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp . Under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) two groups of individuals are eligible to apply under this announcement: current and/or former employees serving or who have served under time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies. Land Management Agencies include: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service. Current appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND 3) must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service. Former appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; 3) must have separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND 4) must have performed at an acceptable level through the service period. Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring authority including those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information Center: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/; Vets Info Guide: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/. Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. Most individuals who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.