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Deputy Chief Law Enforcement Operations

Company name
US Department Of Homeland Security Customs And Border Protection

$126,148.00 to $189,600.00

Washington, DC

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$126,148 to $189,600 per year

Pay scale & grade

ES 00

Work schedule

Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


CBP may choose to pay your relocation expenses in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)


Senior Executive Service

Those who meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).


Announcement number


Control number





NOTE: This vacancy announcement may be used to fill this

Senior Executive Service (SES) position of Deputy

Chief, Law Enforcement Operations, ES-1896, in the U.S. Border Patrol, for a

period of 12 months from the closing

date of the vacancy announcement. Qualified applicants who

would like to be considered for this position must apply by the closing date of

this vacancy announcement.

Learn more about this agency


The U.S. Border Patrol

is the primary federal law enforcement organization responsible for preventing

the entry of terrorists and their weapons from entering the United States

between official Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ports of entry. Border Patrol's traditional mission is to

enforce immigration laws and to detect, interdict, and apprehend those who

attempt to illegally enter or smuggle people or contraband across U.S. borders

between official ports of entry and to prevent the entry of terrorists and

weapons of terrorism. Border Patrol

enforces the laws that protect America's homeland through the detection,

interdiction, and apprehension of those who attempt to illegally enter or

smuggle any person or contraband across our Nation's border. As Deputy Chief, Law

Enforcement Operations, USBP, you will work closely with the Chief, Law

Enforcement Operations. You will be responsible for planning, organizing,

prioritizing, managing, and directing all phases of the Border Patrol's

programs relating to: the detection and

prevention of terrorists and weapons of mass destruction; the smuggling and

illegal entry of aliens; illegal importation of contraband and narcotics; the

apprehension of offenders; and the enforcement of criminal and other provisions

of the Immigration and Nationality laws across our Nation's border.

You will

plan, direct, and implement all facets of the Border Patrol's programs and

related activities within the framework of broad CBP program objectives and

goals. You will continuously develop

modifications to techniques and methods to ensure that the mission and the basic

responsibility of the U.S.

Border Patrol are carried out at our Nation's borders.

You will oversee subordinate supervisors and coordinate the deployment of

necessary resources to effect border operations.

You will serve as an advisor to CBP and DHS officials

on border program matters. Make

recommendations for changes or revisions in overall program policies and

practices or other such matters as may be required to produce the most

effective management of the Border Patrol functions.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - When needed.

Supervisory status


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

All groups of qualified individuals within the civil service

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job family (Series)

1896 Border Patrol Enforcement Series



Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship

Background Investigation

Spanish Language Requirement: Proficiency in speaking the Spanish language is required.

Law Enforcement Retirement: This position will carry secondary law enforcement coverage as provided in 5 U.S.C. 8336(c), and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d), for eligible law enforcement employees. Employees who reach age 57 with at least 20 years of creditable service under law enforcement provisions are subject to mandatory separation from this position. Federal employees who currently work in a primary/rigorous law enforcement position and do not have a break in service of more than three days are eligible to continue coverage in a secondary position.

Lautenberg Amendment: 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).


To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your résumé that you possess the Executive Core Qualifications, Technical Qualification(s), and any other applicable qualifications as reflected below.

Additional information on the Executive Core

Qualifications is available at

We recommend that your résumé emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

Please do not submit separate statements addressing the ECQs and Technical Qualification(s).


ECQ 1 -LEADING CHANGE: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 -LEADING PEOPLE: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 -RESULTS DRIVEN: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 -BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 -BUILDING COALITIONS: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments. or international organizations to achieve common goals.


6. Expert knowledge of federal laws, rules, and regulations related to border patrol operations (e.g., detection, apprehension, and deterrence of terrorists and their weapons, illegal immigrants, and contraband entering the United States).


Additional information


Service: If you are a male and are hired, and if you

were born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that

you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from

having to do so under Selective Service law.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: Seeks to preserve jobs for those who are

legally entitled to them: American citizens and aliens who are authorized to

work in our country. This law requires

employees to provide a document or documents that establish identity and

employment eligibility.


Bonus: CBP may

authorize a relocation bonus (not to exceed 25% of basic pay) for an eligible

selectee. A service agreement is


Relocation Expenses: We may choose to pay your relocation expenses

in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is an equal employment employer: Selection for positions will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.

U.S Customs and Border Protection provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Background Investigation: This position is a sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in the position. A security clearance is required.

Note: The Federal Government does not deny employment to individuals who are currently or who have been unemployed, nor does it deny employment to individuals who have had financial difficulties through no fault of their own.

Drug Testing: This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position under the Customs and Border Protection, Drug-Free Workplace Program. Satisfactory completion of the drug test is a condition of placement and/or employment in the position and the incumbent(s) of this position is thereafter subject to Random Drug Testing.

Probationary Period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.

Our evaluation will be based on the information you provide. Verification of performance, suitability, and security information from reference checks will be taken into consideration when making offers of employment.

To meet the minimum qualification

requirements for this position, you must show in your résumé that you possess

the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Technical Qualification(s),

and any other applicable qualifications as listed below.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Required Documents

Required Documents

You must submit a résumé to describe your qualifications. Your résumé must not exceed five pages, including an optional cover letter. Any additional information beyond five pages will not be evaluated. Please do not submit an application form (such as OF 612, Optional Application for Federal Employment) in lieu of a résumé. Applicants typically provide the following information:

Vacancy announcement number EXSER/18-2028690-CBP

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

You will be eligible for performance bonuses of 5 to 20 percent of base pay for superior accomplishments. You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal Retirement System. You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings. You may select one of a variety of health plans and options under the government's Federal Employees' Health Benefits program and you may participate in the Federal Employees' Group Life and Long Term Care Insurance Programs. In addition to the 10 regular paid holidays observed by the government, you will earn 26 vacation days and 13 days of sick leave per year.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Résumés must be submitted using the USA Jobs website application manager. We are no longer accepting résumés via email or standard/express mail. To create your account and apply for this position, please visit the following website:

Fax: If you are unable to upload your documents using Application Manager,

you may fax them to 1-478-757-3144. DO

NOT FAX the same documents that have been uploaded into Application Manager. If you are unable to submit your application

online, you may complete the occupational questionnaire using form 1203-FX

and fax the

form to 1-478-757-3144. The required fax cover sheet


be included and should include the Vacancy Identification Number: 2028690.

To verify your application is complete, log

into your USAJOBS account,

, select the Application

Status link and then select the more information link for this position.

The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation

received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to

this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the

virus scan process.

Faxed documents may take 2-3 business days to process.

Your application

materials must be received by 11:59 pm of the closing date of this announcement.

It is your responsibility to verify that information

entered, uploaded, and sent is received and is accurate. You may

complete the assessment questionnaire more than once, but only your most recent

submission will be used.

Agency contact information

Charmaine Canton






CBP Executive Services

US Customs and Border Protection

Office of Human Resources

Washington, DC

Learn more about this agency

Next steps

You will be evaluated on the basis of the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Executive Resources Board will evaluate your application to determine the degree to which you meet the qualification requirements for this position. The ERB will refer the top applicants for selection to the Selecting Official. In most cases, an individual's executive qualifications must also be certified by a Qualifications Review Board as a prerequisite to final selection.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

or how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

Company info

US Department Of Homeland Security Customs And Border Protection
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Company Profile
CBPis one of the Department of Homeland Security’s largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility for securing the border and facilitating lawful international trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations, including immigration and drug laws.

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