Detention and Deportation Officer

Department Of Homeland Security Jacksonville, FL
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

The duties of these positions are located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Assistant Director for Enforcement, Criminal Alien Division and performed under multiple field office locations such as: Albany, New York; Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Fairfax, Virginia; Houston, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Lubbock, Texas; Miami, Florida; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; New Orleans, Louisiana; Newark, New Jersey; Phoenix, Arizona; Raleigh, North Carolina; San Antonio, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Victoria, Texas.

Please Note: Although this announcement advertises for multiple locations, it is not intended to convey or imply that positions will be available in all duty locations.

Salary: The salary range indicated in this announcement will be adjusted to include locality payment for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages.

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Responsibilities

* Determine and make recommendations concerning the strategic objectives of enforcement programs and the means of their attainment.

* Conduct reviews of ongoing operations, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures, and determining and making substantive recommendations for improvements.

* Serve as liaison to other agencies, at conferences, and on boards or other committees, presents the Department of Homeland Security's viewpoint and negotiates tentative solutions to enforcement problems.

* Make field inspections to ensure compliance with policies and procedures, furnishes leadership and guidance to field officers, and resolves problems requiring interpretation and application of policy and complex phases of the law.

* Prepare instructions to field offices, ensures that staff officers are kept informed of changes in policies and procedures, and provides timely advice on conditions or situations which would have a bearing on operations in jurisdictional areas.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

14

* Job family (Series)

1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.

* You must successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

* Selective Service registration required.

* One-year probationary period may be required.

* Must meet Time-In-Grade requirements.

* A pre-employment drug test may be required.

* If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application.

* DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States.

* All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

* Incentives may be authorized; however, this is contingent upon funds availability.

* Pre-employment physical required: Yes

Qualifications

Specialized Experience:

GS-14: Applicant must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service that included experience such as:

* Conducting legal research and investigations of difficult and sensitive cases that are complex

* Preparing legal documents and evaluating appropriateness of determinations;

* Developing investigative plans, conducting investigations, and writing investigative reports;

* Investigating, detaining, apprehending or arresting persons charged with violations; and

* Interviewing suspects and witnesses

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to current employees applying for a Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. NOTE: All current or former Federal employees must provide a copy of their SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one), "Notice of Personnel Action" that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility. The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure (1 or 2), and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

NOTE: 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.

Training Requirement: successful completion of Basic Immigration Law Enforcement Training in accordance with 8 CFR 287.1(g) and other applicable agency policy. This includes successful completion of the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Basic Immigration Enforcement Training Program (BIETP), ICE Detention & Removal Operations (DRO) Basic Immigration Law Enforcement Training Program (ICE_D); the legacy Immigration Officer Basic Training Course (IOBTC); the Border Patrol Academy; the combination of both the legacy Basic Immigration Detention Enforcement Officer Training Course and the ICE DRO Equivalency Training Program (ETP); the ICE Special Agent Training Program; the combination of FLETC Criminal Investigator Training Program and the DRO Equivalency Training Program for Special Agents (ETSPA) and for legacy U.S. Customs Special Agents, the ICE / Customs Special Agent Cross Training Program. Due to regulatory requirements, no other training will be accepted. (Note: Completion of training is subject to verification).

Firearm Requirement: This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person 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)]. A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is generally defined under the statute as any offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by the victim's current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian. The term "convicted", as defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set aside, or pardoned or any person whose civil rights have been restored unless the pardon, expungement or restoration of civil rights expressly prohibits the possession of firearms or ammunition. Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statute are not qualified for this position. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment [Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001].

Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO): This position may require substantial amounts of irregular or occasional overtime. You will be required to work on an unscheduled basis in excess of the 40-hour workweek. You must be readily available to perform this unscheduled overtime on a continual basis. To compensate you for this irregular and occasional overtime, you may receive premium pay in the form of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO). AUO is currently authorized for this position. However, authorization for AUO is dependent upon the incumbent meeting certain regulatory criteria and is subject to change.

Secondary Law Enforcement Coverage: This position is an approved Secondary Law Enforcement position under 5 USC 8331 (20) and 5 USC 8401 (17). Previous experience in a primary (rigorous) law enforcement position (or equivalent outside the Federal Government) is a prerequisite.

Secondary Retirement Coverage: This position is an approved Secondary Law Enforcement position under 5 USC 8331 (20) and 5 USC 8401 (17). Law Enforcement retirement coverage (special law enforcement provisions) is extended only if this position immediately follows service in a law enforcement position. FERS applicants must have completed three (3) years of service in a rigorous (AKA primary) position and transfer directly from a covered position in order to continue Law Enforcement retirement coverage upon selection.

Note: Applicants may meet position qualification requirements, but not meet the special Law Enforcement retirement coverage eligibility. If such an applicant is selected, he/she will be placed in the regular retirement code.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.