CBP Officer (Prog Mgr)

Department Of Homeland Security Baltimore, MD
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Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Border Security Division,Baltimore Field Office, Baltimore, MD.

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Responsibilities

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 U.S. This position starts at a salary of $96,970 (GS-13, Step 1) to $126,062 (GS-13, Step 10) with promotion potential to $ 126,062 (GS-13, Step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen homeland security by performing law enforcement activities such as inspection, intelligence analysis, examination, and interpreting laws and regulations.

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 U.S. Typical work assignments include:

* Managing and ensuring the performance of the inspection, intelligence analysis, and law enforcement activities relating to arrival and departure of persons, conveyances, and merchandise at Ports of Entry (POE).

* Managing and coordinating the identification of potential terrorists and instruments of terror

* Performing layered enforcement activities (preprimary/risk assessment, primary and secondary inspection, outbound, registration, exit controls, and post disposition).

* Applying a comprehensive knowledge of program related legislation and regulations and knowledge of inspection and investigative techniques

* Developing, planning, and participating in tactical operations

This is an Integrity Officer position. Additional duties include:

Technical expertise in the areas of CBP data collection systems, inspections, analysis, intelligence, examination and enforcement activities related to the processing of passengers and the importation of trade commodities and conveyances as the relate to CBP ports of entry.

* Ability to liaison with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies when acting as a subject matter expert relevant to CBP operations processes at ports of entry.

* Ability to work with the ports and other government agencies to oversee, develop, and evaluate the integrity of port operations and to maintain and implement new integrity procedures.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You will be required to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

* Job family (Series)

1895 Customs And Border Protection

* Requirements

Help Requirements 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

* 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 pass the CBP Officer Promotional Assessment (including in-basket)

* You must meet firearms requirements

* 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.

* First-line GS-13 supervisors who have not held a permanent second-line or higher supervisory/managerial level position must compete.GS-13 applicants will not be considered non-competitively for the GS-13 second-line or higher supervisory/managerial position from a first-line supervisory position.

* Mandatory competition for this position now carries a one year requisite time-in-position in a first-line supervisory GS-13 position or in a temporary (i.e., NTE, or Not To Exceed) managerial GS-13 position.

* The above requirement does not apply if you currently hold or previously held a permanent supervisory or managerial GS-13 second-line (or higher) or equivalent position.

* Temporary and permanent Supervisory Course Developer/Instructors (CDIs) will follow eligibility requirements for first-line supervisors.Incumbents in these positions will be eligible to compete for the GS-13 second-line or higher supervisory/managerial positions after serving the one year requisite time-in-position as a GS-13 Supervisory CDI.

* To view the promotion eligibility directive (Directive No. 51332-022B) in its entirety, please visit the HRM career center webpage on CBPNET.

Qualifications

GS-13: You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience including leading, directing, supervising, or providing technical direction to others in performing inspection, intelligence analysis, examination, and law enforcement activities relating to the arrival and departure of persons, conveyances, and merchandise into the United States.

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.

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.

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; 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 07/25/2018.

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 CBP OFFICER (PROG MGR) 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.

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. 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. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

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.

Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a current valid State driver's license at the time of appointment.

Uniform: This position requires you to wear an officially-approved uniform while in a duty status.

Data Systems: You will be required to maintain access to all data systems necessary for duty execution.

Travel: You will be required to travel frequently.

Foreign Language: Foreign language proficiency may be required in some locations.

Shift work:

You will be required to perform work on a shift and rotational basis.

Overtime: You must be readily available to work overtime on a scheduled or unscheduled basis in excess of the 40-hour work week.

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.

Education

Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.

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