Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of field Operations, Boston Field Office, Tucson, AZ.
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This position will allow you to use your expertise in law enforcement programs and operations designed to support anti-terrorism and border security. This position starts at a salary of $87,857.00 (GS-13, Step 1) to $114,215.00 (GS-13, Step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen Homeland Security by supporting the law enforcement mission.
"This position will be filled on a temporary basis not-to-exceed one year, under an intermittent work schedule which means employment is without a regularly scheduled tour of duty. The selectee is only paid for actual hours worked and is limited to 1,039 hours (six months) and may be terminated at any time"
In this Operations Officer position, you will become a key member of Homeland Security by supporting employees who are detecting and preventing terrorists and instruments of terror from entering the U.S. Typical work assignments include:
Responding to and resolving technical and operational questions regarding intelligence analysis, inspection, and law enforcement activities relating to the arrival and departure of international passengers, conveyances, and cargo
Providing guidance and training, communicating intelligence and enforcement information, disseminating new policies and procedures impacting operations and identifying areas for improvement.
Providing critical training for CBP Officer trainees and the development of Supervisory CBP Officers.
Implementing formal mentoring and coaching programs to enhance employee interpersonal and career development and improve employee retention.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
Primary U.S. residency for the last three years (additional details below)
You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph
You may be required to pass initial and random drug testing
You must possess a valid state driver's license.
GS-13: You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one year of experience that equipped you with the skills needed to perform the job duties. Examples include interpreting a wide variety of laws, rules and regulations and procedures concerning the inspection and processing of persons, cargo and conveyances entering into the United States; providing training, guidance and support to law enforcement officers; and communicating intelligence and enforcement information.
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.
Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and
Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 09/20/2018.
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.
Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. . For more information visit this link.
Residency: If you are not currently a CBP employee, you must meet one or more of the following primary residency criteria for at least three years prior to applying to this announcement:
Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations);
Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity; or
Been a dependent of a United States federal or military employee serving overseas.
Exceptions may be granted if you provide complete state-side coverage information regarding participation in "Study Abroad" programs, overseas church missions, or state-side addresses of anyone who worked or studied with you overseas. You must provide information and related documentation at the time of application.
Probationary Period: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found here. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities and/or competencies clearly exceeding the minimum requirements of the position. This will be measured by a score of 85 or higher. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.
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