Department Of The Interior Fort Totten , ND 58335

Posted 1 week ago

  • Duties




This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, is searching for an individual to serve as a Dispatcher for District 1 Law Enforcement Services. This announcement may be used to fill positions in the following locations:

  • Belcourt, North Dakota

  • Fort Thompson, South Dakota

  • Fort Totten, North Dakota

  • Fort Yates, North Dakota

  • Lower Brule, South Dakota

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  • 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.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

2151 Dispatching

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • Indian Preference applies

  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit

  • You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period

  • 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.

  • If you are a male applicant 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.

  • Incumbent is required to operate a government motor vehicle, must possess a valid driver's license, and have a safe driving record within the 4 year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607.

  • This position is subject to both pre-employment and random drug testing as a condition of employment. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test is received.



In addition to meeting the experience at the lower grade level, to qualify at the GS-04 grade level you must meet ONE of the following criteria:

A. General Work Experience: One year of general work experience that is progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that demonstrates or reflects the ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position.


B. Education: 2 full academic years (60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours) of education beyond the high school level at an accredited college or university.


C. A combination of experience and education that totals 100% of the requirement.


In addition to meeting the experience at the lower grade levels, to qualify at the GS-05 grade level you must meet ONE of the following criteria:

A. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-04 grade level transmitting and receiving law enforcement communications traffic via radio net control. Experience at this level may include answering and disseminating law enforcement and emergency information by telephone; updating logs and files of complaints, police actions, and related reports; and operating law enforcement information systems.


B. Education: 4 full academic years (120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours) of education beyond the high school level at an accredited college or university.


C. A combination of experience and education that totals 100% of the requirement.


To qualify for the GS-06 grade level, you must have one year specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level performing the following: 1) 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.


If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: FOREIGN EDUCATION

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