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
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Language Requirement: Must be proficient in the Spanish language (i.e., able to speak and read in Spanish).
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
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.
Managerial Probationary Period: You may be required to serve an 18 month probationary period upon appointment and complete a training course within 12 months of assignment.
Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid automobile driver's license at the time of appointment.
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
Supervisory Training: All newly appointed, second level 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 four (4) weeks of in residence training in Harpers Ferry, WV. Note: This training may be waived if previously completed
Uniforms: This position requires you to wear an officially-approved uniform while in duty status.
Mobility Agreement: If selected for this position, you will be required to sign a mobility agreement.
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 people in a courteous, tactful manner; and to analyze information rapidly and make prompt decisions.
GS-14: You qualify at the GS-14 level if you meet the basic qualification requirements and possess one year of specialized experience that includes providing technical and administrative direction and oversight for Border Patrol related functions within an assigned area. This includes supervising, managing, or directing operational programs and their appropriate support functions and directing local policy and program initiatives. This experience may also have been gained by developing, managing, or directing operational policy or programs related to Border Patrol operations.
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 02/26/2018.
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 Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (Assistant Chief Patrol Agent) 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. 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.
Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.
Promotion Eligibility Rules as of October 1, 2013 (Directive No. 51332-022B):
\tCandidates for this GS-14 supervisory/managerial position must have served one year in a permanent or temporary supervisory or managerial second-line GS-13 or higher position, or one year in a permanent or temporary GS-14 Watch Commander position, or one year in a permanent or temporary GS-14 Training Operation Supervisor position. Experience in these positions may be cumulative to meet the one-year requirement.
\tThe above requirement does not apply if you currently hold or previously held a permanent supervisory or managerial GS-14 or higher position other than Watch Commander and Training Operations Supervisor.
Law Enforcement Retirement: This position meets the eligibility criteria for law enforcement retirement. For more information on required years of service and retirement age clink on this link: http://cbpnet/xp/cbpnet/hrm/hr_prof/staffing/maximum_age.xml
For further 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.
Qualified U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) candidates will be ranked on the basis of the scores received on your Border Patrol Promotional Assessment. Competitive applicants must have a valid test score when the announcement opens, or we cannot consider you for this position. Alternate Staffing (Non-Competitive) Candidates need not have a current, valid test score. Alternate Staffing (Non-Competitive) candidates include applicants who have permanently held a position at the highest grade announced or higher.
Your application record will remain in a pending status until after the announcement closes, at which time we will upload test scores. If you have completed the assessment questionnaire and have uploaded all required documents for this announcement, there is nothing further you need to do at this time.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the job questionnaire, see https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10132762
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics (KSAOs):
Candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements are required to possess certain Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Other Characteristics (KSAOs) to successfully perform the functions of this position. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their attainment of these KSAOs in their resume. The KSAOs are:
\tAbility to adjust rapidly to new situations.
\tAbility to deal with stress effectively.
\tAbility to communicate effectively to higher-level managers.
\tKnowledge of labor/management and employee relations.
\tSkill in making clear and convincing oral presentations.
\tKnowledge of Law Enforcement Techniques (e.g., search and seizure, surveillance, sources of information, crime scene investigation, interviews and interrogation, gathering and maintenance of evidence, investigative report writing, intelligence).
\tAbility to provide technical advice to higher-level managers.
You will be asked to identify the sections of your resume that correspond to experiences you report in the assessment questionnaire for the following questions:
\tSelect the choice that best describes your experience with integration efforts between CBP components.
\tIndicate the extent of your experience in responding to Congressional, interagency, or intra-agency inquiries/complaints.
\tSelect the choice which best describes your ability to establish and maintain effective working relations outside of the organization, monitor public relations, and build support for ideas and initiatives with the public
\tSelect the choice which best describes your ability to communicate with all levels of managers, staff members, and outside groups.
\tHave you written statements or issue papers concerning the impact of new or proposed legislation on existing programs and operations?
\tSelect the choice which best describes your experience in responding to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
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.