Department Of Homeland Security El Paso , TX 79910
Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, El Paso Field Office, El Paso, TX.
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Joining the Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations will allow you to use your expertise to detect and prevent terrorists and instruments of terror from entering the United States. 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 $134,038.00 (GS-14, Step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen homeland security by performing law enforcement activities such as inspection, intelligence analysis, examination, and interpretation of laws and regulations.
If going from a LEO Covered Position to a Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement Covered Position: Please be advised that when you enter on duty in this Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement covered position you will no longer be covered under the Special Retirement System for Law Enforcement Officers, but will only be covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). For further information on the Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement Coverage, please see the section on Retirement Coverage.
Retirement Coverage: This position has been identified as a secondary position as provided under the enhanced retirement provision of Public Law 110-161 for Customs and Border Protection Officers. Please see http://cbpnet.cbp.dhs.gov/xp/cbpnet/hrm/retirement/new_cbpo_retirement_coverage/cbp_faqs.xml for requirements of secondary coverage. Information is also available by calling the CBPO Retirement Coverage toll-free hotline at 1-866-469-7359 or emailing questions to email@example.com. If you are found qualified and eligible to occupy this position but do not meet the criteria to receive the enhanced retirement coverage, you will be covered under the FERS retirement system.
Occasional travel - You may be required to travel frequently
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
You may be required to successfully complete a background investigation and/or polygraph
You may be required to pass initial and random drug testing
You may be required to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency
You must pass the CBP Officer Promotional Assessment (including in-basket)
GS-14: You qualify at the GS-14 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience including: supervising, and directing inspection, intelligence analysis, examination, anti-terrorism, and other law enforcement program relating to the arrival and departure of persons, conveyances, and merchandise into the United States. Experience supervising Customs and Border Protection related work activities is preferred.
Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement Requirement: The criterion is that knowledge, skill and ability in a position deemed to meet primary CBPO special retirement coverage is a mandatory prerequisite to satisfactorily perform the major duties and responsibilities of this job. In order to meet the requirements of this secondary CBP Officer position you must have permanently served in a primary CBP Officer Special Enhanced Retirement covered position, i.e. Customs Inspector, GS-1890, Immigration Inspector, GS-1816, Canine Enforcement Officer, GS-1801, or CBP Officer, GS-1895.
Note: If you currently serve in a permanent Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement covered position, you are exempt from this mandatory prerequisite.
Promotion Eligibility Rules as of October 1, 2013 (Directive No. 51332-022B): CBP requires competition for selection into supervisory and managerial positions for occupations covered by competency-based assessments.
Candidates for this GS-14 supervisory position must have competed for and served in a permanent or temporary GS-13 second-line or higher or equivalent supervisory position or in a permanent GS-13 managerial position.
The above requirement does not apply if you currently hold or previously held a permanent supervisory or managerial GS-14 or higher position.
To view the promotion eligibility directive (Directive No. 51332-022B) in its entirety, please visit the HRM career center webpage on CBPNET.
In this position, you will become a key member of a team of homeland security professionals detecting and preventing terrorists and instruments of terror from entering the United States. Typical work assignments include:
Directing all work activities regarding the full range of inspection, intelligence analysis, examination, and law enforcement activities relating to counter-terrorism and the arrival and departure of persons, conveyances, and merchandise at Ports of Entry
Interpreting laws and Federal, state, and local regulations relating to the admissibility of people, cargo, and conveyances; international mail compliance; and the arrival and departure of vessels, cargo and conveyances
Identifying potential terrorists and instruments of terror
Performing layered enforcement activities relative to counter terrorism aimed at preventing the entry of terrorists and instruments of terror, harmful pests and diseases, illegal drugs and contraband, and all illegal aliens and importations/exportations contrary to law and trade agreements, etc., from entering/existing the United States
Directing, coordinating, and overseeing the work through subordinate supervisors
Supervisory Probationary Period: You may be required to serve an 18 month probationary period upon appointment and complete a supervisory training course within 12 months of assignment.
Supervisory Training: All newly appointed, permanent second level supervisors are required to complete mandatory training. The training will be scheduled by the Office of Training and Development within the first 90 days of appointment. The duration of the training will include 4 weeks of in residence training in Harpers Ferry, WV. Note: This training may be waived if previously completed.
Polygraph Examination: Appointment to this position may require the successful completion of a polygraph examination.
Basic Training: You may be required to attend approximately 18 weeks of training at the Federal Law Enforcement Academy (FLETC). Candidates selected for certain duty locations may receive an additional 6 weeks of Spanish language training.
Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.