Supervisory Seized Property Specialist

Department Of Homeland Security Laredo, TX
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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, Laredo Field Office in Laredo, TX.

The local commuting area (LCA) is defined as the area surrounding the duty station by which people reasonably travel back and forth from home to work.

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Joining the Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations will allow you to use your authoritative and technical expertise supervising subordinate staff and the inventory/safe storage of seized property that has not met the requirements for entry into the U.S. This position starts at a salary of $74,666 (GS-12, Step 1) to $97,066 (GS-12, Step 10) with promotion potential to $97,066 (GS-12, Step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen the Department's ability to perform homeland security functions, contribute to the interdiction operation, and provide advice on all matters relating to the seized property program.

In this supervisory position you will become a key team member of homeland security professionals overseeing the inventory and safe storage of seized illegal narcotics, prohibited goods and restricted merchandise. Typical work assignments include:

* Supervising a subordinate staff of Seized Property Specialists and Custodians responsible for providing custody, management, and disposition of seized/forfeited property within an area of jurisdiction.

* Overseeing through a subordinate staff the receipt, custody, security, transportation, storage, inventory, preservation maintenance, repair, modification, refurbishment, upgrade, final disposition, of all types of seized personal real property, including controlled substances, currency, and firearms.

* Providing expert technical advice to subordinates, higher DHS officials, the general public, attorneys, the contractor or other representatives of materials/items seized, and other government agencies on all matters relating to the seized property program.

* Directing the on-site representatives of the Headquarters Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) regarding the contractor's responsibilities and performance under the national contract for the storage and sale of seized property.

* Monitoring and evaluating work performance of subordinates; establishing or recommending performance standards and performing a range of supervisory functions.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You will be required to travel occasionally.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* 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

* 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

* You may be required to pass initial and random drug testing


GS-12: You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience that equipped you with the skills needed to perform the job duties. This experience includes conducting reviews of contractors, facilities, and/or operations involved with the custody, management and disposition of seized and forfeited property; evaluating contracts associated with seized property functions and making recommendations for changes that will improve operations; and handling complex and unique seized property situations such as those requiring special security procedures or emergency storage facilities.

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.

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.

Training: You may be required to attend 5 weeks of paid training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA. You may also be required to complete 40 hours of Contract Officer Technical Representative (COTR) training.

Shift Work/Overtime: You will be required to work on a shift and rotational basis and perform substantial amounts of overtime.

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

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, first-time CBP 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 SLT three (3) weeks of in residence training in Harpers Ferry, WV. Note: This training may be waived if previously completed.

Physical Demands: You must have the physical ability to climb up and down gangways, lift moderately heavy objects, stoop, kneel, bend and reach.


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