Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol, Program Management Office Directorate, Border Wall Program in one of the following locations:
This position will be filled in one of the locations listed above. The exact duty location will be negotiable upon selection.
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This position will allow you to use your expertise in managing and overseeing programs which have agency-wide and government-wide impact. Apply for this exciting opportunity to direct programs that strengthen the Department's ability to protect the homeland. This position starts at a salary of $103,106.00 (GS-14, Step 1) to $134,038.00 (GS-14, Step 10) with promotion potential to $134,038 (GS-14, Step 10).
Salary: Salary listed reflects the rest of U.S. scale and, if applicable, will be adjusted to meet the locality pay or cost of living expenses of the duty location upon selection.
In this Program Manager position you will become a key member of a team of Homeland Security professionals managing a variety of agency-wide law enforcement programs. Typical work assignments include:
Managing one or more agency programs, determining the goals and objectives that need emphasis, developing measures that evaluate performance, recommending program improvements, managing resources, and assuring implementation by subordinate organizations and operating units
Making decisions and resolving problems involving interpretation of the law or unusual situations requiring interpretation and application of operational policy, including establishing production standards and preparing performance work plans and appraisals
Planning and coordinating Real Estate and Environmental actions for the Border Wall Program
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
0340 Program Management
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
Upon appointment, you may be required to undergo random drug testing
GS-14: You qualify at the GS-14 level if you possess one year of specialized experience that included managing a professional, technical, and/or administrative program or program segment that had department-wide or government-wide impact and where you provided expert and authoritative advice on program issues to officials of other organizations.
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: Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP eligible. Information about CTAP eligibility can be found here. You must submit the supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. In addition, to be considered well qualified under CTAP, 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.
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