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As a Deportation Officer at the Entry Level you will work with more experienced officers to provide support and perform the following segments of work related to immigration investigation, custody, identification and location, arrest, prosecution and deportation:
Assist with the apprehension of individuals that are accused of violating immigration or related laws;
Assist with preparing investigative reports in sufficient detail and accuracy to support possible prosecution and/or administrative action;
Perform law enforcement support duties such as taking fingerprints and photographs;
Conduct routine interviews using various law enforcement methods and techniques (e.g., observation, interviews, document inspection, data analysis, etc.) to respond to a variety of immigration inquiries and complaints; and
Document, transport, deport, and/or escort criminal and non-criminal aliens under the guidance of a more senior officer.
Initiate both criminal and civil prosecutions and deport aliens to foreign countries as well as performing various aspects of custodial operations related to civil immigration enforcement.
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position. Candidates must present proof of citizenship if selected.
You must successfully pass a background investigation.
Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of placement into the DO position. We will schedule, provide, and pay for the drug test. DOs are subject to random and announced drug testing.
Selective Service registration required.
Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required
Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
You must pass a Medical Exam and Physical Fitness Test. A mandatory pre-employment physical fitness test (PFT) will be used to screen applicants who would attend the ICE Basic Immigration Enforcement Training Academy.
Relevant Experience (see Qualifications Section)
Willingness to perform the essential functions of the Deportation Officer position as listed in the Assessment Questionnaire
ICE has designated this position for polygraph testing, which you may be required to submit to as a pre-employment requirement.
Requirement to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
You will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory.
This position requires the selectee to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C. Section 922 (g) (9)).
Essential Functions Requirement: As part of the basic qualifications determination you must confirm that you possess the abilities and characteristics important to DO positions.
Candidates selected will be required to successfully complete a 5-week Spanish Language Training Program. Failure to complete the Spanish language training will result in removal from the DO position.
Candidates selected will be required to attend the ERO Basic Immigration Law Enforcement Training Program located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). DO training is approximately 13 weeks in duration.
Additional requirements located under "OTHER INFORMATION"
GL-5: You qualify for the GL-5 grade level if you possess one of the following:
Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience, one year of which was equivalent to the GS-4 level or above, in the Federal government. The experience must demonstrate: the ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; communicate effectively orally and in writing; and deal effectively with others in person-to-person situations. (Note: Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work. Experience in substantive and relevant secretarial, clerical, or other responsible work is qualifying if it provided evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position. Experience of a general clerical nature, i.e. typing, filing, routine procedural processing, maintaining records, or other non -specialized tasks, is NOT creditable.); OR
Education: Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree or a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a Bachelor's degree for the experience required at the GS-5 grade level. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester or 45 quarter hours; OR
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.
GL-7: You qualify for the GL-7 grade level if you possess one of the following:
Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal government) performing basic trainee level duties such as: conducting interviews and writing basic reports to be included in case records; securing signed statements, affidavits and documentary evidence; searching databases to obtain information; answering general inquiries from federal, state, and local government representatives; and under the guidance a more experienced officer, providing support for the arrest of individuals accused of violating immigration law; OR
Education: A bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement or 1 academic year of graduate education. To qualify under Superior Academic Achievement, you must have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, class standing in the upper third of a graduating class or major subdivision, or membership in a national scholastic honor society; OR
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of successfully completed graduate level education and experience. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
Physical Abilities Assessment: All applicants must pass the PAA prior to graduation from FLETC. The PAA consists of two parts: Criterion Task Test (CTT) and a 1.5 mile run. The CTT consists of a timed obstacle course that involves a vehicle exit, barrier surmount, low crawl, window egree, stair climb, repeat crawl, pre-cuffing position, 175 lbs. dummy drag, repeat barrier surmount, and a sprint. The CTT is then followed by a 1.5 mile run in 14 minutes and 30 seconds or less.
Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid state driver's license and be able to drive an automobile or light truck. You may also need to obtain and maintain a state commercial driver's license to operate an over-the-road bus capable of transporting 30 or more persons.
Age Restrictions: In accordance with Public Law 100-238, this position is covered under enforcement retirement provisions; therefore, you must be referred for selection before reaching your 40th birthday unless you presently serve or have previously served in a Federal civilian enforcement position and will have a total of 20 years of coverage prior to your 60th birthday.
Note: The Department of Homeland Security has established an Interim Policy for Appointment of Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, and Customs and Border Protection Officers. The age restriction as articulated above shall NOT apply to veteran's preference eligibles as defined in Title 5, U.S.C., Section 2108, item (3). Applicants meeting this definition of "preference eligibles" shall be considered for this position regardless of age.
Travel: You will be required to travel frequently.
Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations, ERO Field Office.
Geographic Consideration: Applicants may select (1) Geographic location in which they prefer to work and relocate. Please note, when selecting a location you must be willing to work at any duty location that falls within that Geographic location's jurisdiction. For example, if you select the Atlanta Field Office, you may be offered Lumpkin, GA.
Note: Applicants may receive an offer from a Field Office in a location other than the preferred geographic location they selected.
Note: Applicants who have entered on duty under this announcement will be ineligible for subsequent appointments in other locations.
Location: Selectees are required to pay all expenses to initial duty location. Travel expenses for training will be at agency expense.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are offered a position within a Field Office's geographic location and you decline the offer, you will be removed from further consideration for that Field Office and locations within its jurisdiction.
If education is substituted for experience the education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university. For additional information regarding the substitution of education for experience, click HERE.
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