Border Patrol Agent - Operations Officer - Reassignment Opportunity Bulletin

Department Of Homeland Security Imperial, CA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol, El Centro Sector, Mission Readiness Operations Division, Imperial, CA.

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Responsibilities

This position will allow you to use your expertise to prevent illegal entry of aliens into the United States by land, water, or air; enforce criminal provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Laws; and seek out and apprehend smugglers or aliens who are in the United States illegally. Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen the Department's ability to protect the homeland.

This position starts at a salary of $87,252 (GS-13, Step 1) to $113,428 (GS-13, Step 10) with promotion potential to $113,428 (GS-13, Step 10).

You will serve as a secondary law enforcement officer (under 5 U.S.C. 8331 (6C) and 8412 (d)).

Your duties will include:

* Assisting in the planning and directing of sector-wide programs that enforce immigration and nationality laws

* Assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies, programs, operations and innovative procedures and techniques for the U.S. Border Patrol

* Assisting in mission-specific projects that may include enforcement operations, intelligence collection and reporting, administrative and logistical support and development of training programs

* Assisting and collaborating with other federal agencies and foreign governments in order to develop and implement sector operations consistent with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) policy

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

13

* Job family (Series)

1896 Border Patrol Enforcement Series

* 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 be able to meet job-related medical and/or fitness standards

Who May Apply:

This is a Voluntary Reassignment Opportunity for current U.S. Border Patrol GS-1896 employees with competitive status, in one of the following positions: a current or former permanent (not temporary) CBP GS-1896-13 BPA or 1st-line SBPA who has served at least one year in a permanent 1st-line SBPA position; a current permanent or temporary GS-1896-13 2nd-Line and higher Supervisor/Manager who has served one year as a 1st-line SBPA (if previously served in these roles, the change to lower grade action was not a result of an adverse action), or a current GS-14 (or higher graded) SBPA/BPA who is willing to take a voluntary change to lower grade.

Qualifications

Basic Qualification Requirements:

The basic qualification requirements include experience in law enforcement or other responsible work that demonstrates the ability to make arrests and exercise sound judgment in the use of firearms; to deal effectively with individuals or persons in a courteous, tactful manner; and to analyze information rapidly and make prompt decisions.

AND

GS-13: You qualify at the GS-13 level if you meet the basic qualification requirements and possess one year of specialized experience that includes providing direction and oversight for Border Patrol related functions within an assigned area. This includes assisting, advising, and instructing subordinates in their work and resolving difficult problems requiring coordination with other operating units, and/or developing, managing, or directing operational policy or programs related to Border Patrol operations.

Language Requirement: Must be proficient in the Spanish language. (i.e., able to speak and read in Spanish).

Firearms Requirement: You will be required to carry a firearm while on duty. Anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C. Section 922 (g) (9)). Candidates will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense.

Physical and Medical Requirements: Because the duties of the position are of a strenuous nature and require a high degree of interaction and responsibility to the public, you may be required to undergo and successfully pass our medical screening process. We will schedule, provide and pay for the required basic medical examination. For more information, visit this link.

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: This 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.

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

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.