US Department Of Homeland Security Customs And Border Protection
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 must be able to meet job-related medical and/or fitness standards
You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph
You may be required to pass initial and random drug testing
This is a non-bargaining unit status position.
Language Requirement: You must be proficient in the Spanish language (i.e. able to speak and read Spanish).
Change to Lower Grade: If you are a BPA GS-13 or higher accepting this position you will be required to sign a Change to Lower Grade form.
Firearms Requirement: You are required to carry a firearm 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 must undergo and successfully pass our medical screening process. We will schedule, provide and pay for the required basic medical examination. For more information, go to https://www.cbp.gov/careers/frontline-careers/bpa/app-proc .
Shift Work/Overtime: This position requires regular and recurring shift work. You must be willing and available to work rotating shifts. You may also be rotated between assignments and duty locations. You could be required to work overtime on a daily basis and will be compensated up to an additional 25% of your base pay in accordance with the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014.
Motor Vehicle Operation: You must have a valid automobile driver's license at the time of appointment.
Uniform: This position requires you to wear an officially approved uniform while in a duty status.
Work Conditions: You may need to lift and move heavy items. You may need to stand for prolonged periods on concrete floors and walk over rough and uneven terrain. You may need to bend, stoop, walk, stand, and climb, and work in cramped positions. You may need to work outdoors, often under adverse weather conditions.
Training: If you have not already done so, you will be required to attend 11 weeks of paid training at Border Patrol Academy in Artesia, NM. This technical training must be successfully completed according to the standards of the agency. Failure to do so will be grounds for mandatory removal from the position. Such failure will result in either reassignment to a different position, demotion, or separation by appropriate procedures.
Security Clearance: You will be required to obtain a Secret, or higher, level clearance for this position.
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.
GS-12: You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one year of specialized experience that includes reviewing, processing, and evaluating incoming intelligence information from a variety of sources; using creative methodologies to develop trends, patterns, profiles, estimates, studies, and tactical interdiction to solve unusual problems; collecting sensitive information regarding the criminal activities of aliens involved in alien smuggling, narcotics trafficking, terrorism, and organized crime; and developing intelligence collection plans.
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.
\tMeet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and
\tMeet 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 01/25/2018.
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 Border Patrol Agent (Intelligence) Reassignment Opportunity Bulletin 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..
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. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed in the \Required Documents\ section of this announcement.
Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.
Age Requirement: Provisions of Public Laws 93-350 and 100-238 allow the imposition of a maximum age for initial appointment to a primary Law Enforcement Officer position within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In accordance with DHS Management Directive 251-03, the \day before an individual's 37th birthday\ is the maximum age for original appointment to a position as a primary law enforcement officer within DHS. NOTE: The Commissioner of CBP has approved a temporary increase in the maximum allowable age for original placement into a BPA position; therefore, candidates must be referred for selection before reaching their 40th birthday.
Creditable law enforcement officer service covered by Title 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or Title 5 U.S.C. 8412(d), or creditable service covered by Title 5 U.S.C. 8401(36) (as a Customs and Border Protection Officer) on or after July 6, 2008, may be applied toward the maximum age requirement. This age restriction may not apply if you are currently serving in a federal civilian (not military) law enforcement position covered by Title 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or Title 5 U.S.C. 8412(d).
To ensure compliance with statutes pertaining to the appointment of preference eligible veterans as determined by the Merit Systems Protection Board in its recent decision of Isabella v. Dept. of State, the maximum age for original appointment articulated above shall not apply to the hiring of individuals entitled to veterans preference eligibility under 5 U.S.C. \u00a7 3312.
Veterans' Preference Eligibility: The maximum age for original appointment does not apply to veteran's preference eligibles.
Additional Training: You may be required to attend developmental training courses.
Law Enforcement Retirement: This position qualifies for law enforcement retirement. For more information on required years of service and retirement age, refer to the following link: http://cbpnet/xp/cbpnet/hrm/hr_prof/staffing/maximum_age.xml
For additional information on when an employee continues or discontinues coverage under the special retirement system for law enforcement officers, please see the CSRS and FERS handbook, Chapter 46, pages 12-13. https://www.opm.gov/asd/hod/pdf/C046.pdf .
DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information visit this link. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.
CBP uses E-Verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify including your rights and responsibilities.
Every individual receives a fair opportunity throughout the federal recruitment and hiring process. Learn more here.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Selection Certificates: Applications will not be rated. All eligible candidates will be referred to management in name order. To preview the job questionnaire, see https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10104566
A series of vacancy questions will be used to determine your eligibility. If you meet those basic requirements, your application package may be referred to management for selection consideration. Falsification of your application will remove you from consideration and could subject you to disciplinary action.
Candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements are required to possess certain Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Other Characteristics (KSAOs) in order to successfully perform the duties of this position. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their attainment of these KSAOs in their resume. The KSAOs for this position are:
\tKnowledge of Immigration and Nationality Laws
\tKnowledge of proper law enforcement methods
\tSkill in analyzing disparate facts, events, and other types of intelligence material, and identifying relevant intelligence information
\tSkill in using a variety of automated information systems to gather information for intelligence, enforcement, prosecutions, and to facilitate decision making
\tSkill in coordinating Sector-wide intelligence gathering operations
Background checks and security clearance
US Department Of Homeland Security Customs And Border Protection
Website : http://www.cbp.gov
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.