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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 and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement, 12/03/2020 Applicants may be required to serve an initial probationary period. Current permanent Federal employees who are selected from this announcement may be required to serve a probationary period.


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-MP-10969224-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. 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: In recruiting for Security Guard positions, competition under announcement BOR-21-DE-10969223-MC is restricted by law to persons entitled to veterans' preference, as long as such applicants are available for appointment. If there are no veterans' preference candidates available, non-veterans may be selected for these positions. In addition to the per annum salary for these positions, the selectees will be paid an additional 25% of basic salary for working Sundays, 10% of basic salary for working nights and pay for working holidays. The selectees are expected to work approximately 11 hours of scheduled overtime per pay period. Payments are made in accordance with applicable Federal pay regulations.