Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S.
Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, New York Field Office in Newark, NJ and Queens, NY.
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Joining the Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations will allow you to use your expertise to provide for the inventory and safe storage of seized illegal narcotics and prohibited goods that have not met the requirements for entry into the U.S. This position starts at a salary of $70,111.00 (GS-11, Step 1) to $91,147.00 (GS-11, Step 10) with promotion potential to $91,147 (GS-11, Step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen Homeland Security by providing expert technical advice to contacts in and outside of Homeland Security on materials/items seized.
As a Seized Property Specialist, you will become a key team member of Homeland Security professionals overseeing the inventory and safe storage of seized illegal narcotics and prohibited goods. Typical work assignments include:
Providing administrative support and guidance to the seized property program in the areas of commercial operation, inspections and investigative functions.
Implementing and executing laws that prohibit the entry of illegal narcotics, goods and restricted merchandise.
Providing inventory, custody, management and disposition of seized and forfeited property within an area of jurisdiction.
Ensuring all seizures are opened, verified, re-packed, and retained.
Providing members of the Headquarters Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) team with information regarding contractor's responsibilities and performance under the nation contract for storage and sale of seized property.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
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
Upon appointment, you may be required to undergo random drug testing
GS-11: You qualify at the GS-11 level if you possess one year of specialized experience providing custody, management and disposition of seized and forfeited property by overseeing their receipt, security, transportation, review of appraised value, determination of liens, quick-sale, storage, inventory, maintenance, modification, refurbishment, upgrade, and final disposition.
Substitution of Education for Experience:
GS-11: A Ph.D. or an equivalent doctoral degree, three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.M. degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for experience required at this level. (A course of study in business, international business, or a related field is qualifying.) Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise three years of graduate study. If that information is not available, use 54 semester or 81 quarter hours.
Combining Experience and Education:
To combine your education and experience, you must convert each to a percentage, and then add the percentages. The combined total of your percentage of education and experience must equal at least 100% in order to qualify.
If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert the quarter hours into semester hours by multiplying the quarter hours by the fraction 2/3. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, divide the number of graduate semester hours by 18. To determine your percentage of qualifying experience, you must divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by the required number of months of experience.
Add your percentages of education and experience. The two percentages must total at least 100%.
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.
You must meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process by 09/10/2018.
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.
Polygraph Examination: The Seized Property Specialist position is a polygraph-required position.
If you are not a current CBP employee in a law enforcement position, you may be required to take a polygraph exam and have favorable results in order to continue in the pre-employment process. Please see Polygraph Examination.
Polygraph Reciprocity: CBP may accept the results of a prior federal polygraph exam in lieu of a CBP polygraph exam. You will receive information to request reciprocity in your Background Investigation Package.
Polygraph Waiver: Certain veterans may be eligible to obtain a polygraph waiver. You will receive information to request a waiver in your Background Investigation Package.
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. You must submit the supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. In addition, to be considered well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well-Qualified category for this position, as described above.
Training: If you have not done so, mandatory completion of the five (5) weeks Seized Property Specialist training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA is required for this position.
Uniform: This position requires you to wear an officially-approved uniform while in a duty status.
Physical Demands: You must have the physical ability to climb up and down gangways, lift heavy objects, stoop, kneel, and bend.
Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a current valid State driver's license at the time of appointment.
Firearms Requirement: You will be required to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency.
Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition. You will be required to certify whether you have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment.
Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.
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