US Department Of Homeland Security Customs And Border Protection
$87,252.00 to $113,428.00
Open & closing dates
$87,252 to $113,428 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Full Time
Agency Employees Only - Agency Employees Only NTE 3-5 years
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Relocation is authorized for eligible employees.
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
Discover a challenging and rewarding career with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the sole organization responsible for securing the nation's borders. At CBP, we:
Secure and facilitate trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws
Seize illegal narcotics, vehicles, and agricultural products
Prevent unauthorized entry into the country
Rescue individuals who fall into dangerous conditions traversing our border
For more information about CBP's mission, activities, and careers, please visit our website at: http://www.cbp.gov/
Who May Apply: Current U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees with competitive status.
For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please see http://www.dhs.gov/careers
This announcement will be used to fill GS-13 positions under one of two series (GS-1801 and GS-1881). You must apply for each announcement (CBPHC-1987228-CACMP Marine Interdiction Agent, CBPHC-1987254-CACMP Aviation Enforcement Agent, CBPHC-1985634-CACMP Air Interdiction Agent) for which you wish to receive consideration.
Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Training and Development, Field Operations Academy located in Glynco, GA.
Temporary: Selections resulting from this announcement will be on a temporary basis, not to exceed 3 years. Appointments may be extended in one year increments up to five years total. Employee Rotation Policy Directive #51335-013.
Note: One or more selections may be made using this job opportunity announcement.
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Planning, developing and implementing curriculum for a broad range of educational programs;
Evaluating students enrolled in basic, advanced and/or specialized resident and non-resident training programs;
Providing service-wide evaluation and modification of training program curricula;
Overseeing, coordinating and evaluating overall educational program activities and the implementation of department-wide guidelines; and
Performing long-range planning and management of new substantive enforcement training programs.
Occasional travel - Less than 25%
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees with competitive status.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
1881 Customs And Border Protection Interdiction
Conditions of Employment
You must successfully pass a background investigation
Random Drug Testing/Medical/Physical
The qualifications listed above must be met by Monday, February 26, 2018 and are subject to verification at any stage of the application process.
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.
1. A current FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with the following ratings: airplane, single engine and multi-engine land and instrument; OR rotorcraft helicopter and instrument. Appropriate U.S. military ratings may be substituted. Other certificates that meet or exceed the requirements of the Commercial Pilot Certificate are also acceptable (e.g., an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate)
2. A current FAA Class I Medical Certificate for initial entry or re-entry into the occupation. A current Class II Medical Certificate is acceptable for applicants who currently occupy Customs and Border Protection Air Interdiction Agent positions.
3. A documented log reflecting a minimum of 1500 hours total flight time (100 hours of airplane and/or helicopter within the last 12 months), 75 hours instrument, 10 of which must have been in actual instrument flight conditions, 75 hours night, and 250 hours pilot-in-command. Note: For current GS-1881 employees, up to one-half of flying time within the last 12 months may be waived for individuals whose background reflects the ability to perform the duties of the position safely also up to one-fourthof the total flight hours may by waived for individuals who have demonstrated possession of the knowledge and skills needed to perform the work).
You qualify for the GS-13 level if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent performing duties such as:
Establishing, maintaining, and monitoring aviation law enforcement programs;
Serving as an instructor, trainer or facilitator regarding aviation programs; and
Developing aviation policies and programs.
Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service.
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 (i.e., 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. A polygraph examination may be required. Upon selection, candidates will be required to undergo, and must successfully pass, a single scope background investigation for placement into this position. For more information, please see https://www.cbp.gov/careers/join-cbp/which-career/apply/background-investigation
Bargaining Unit: This position is not covered under the bargaining unit.
Drug Testing: This job has been identified as testing designated under our Drug-Free Workplace Program. You will be subject to random drug testing.
Firearms Requirement: You will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition. 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.
Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid state automobile driver's license at the time of selection.
Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): This position is covered by LEAP.
Medical Screening: 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 http://www.cbp.gov/xpcgov/careers/customs_careers/officer/tentatively_selected/
Physical Fitness Screening: Due to the strenuous nature of the CBP Office duties and the associated training programs, fitness tests have been developed and will be used to screen candidates for CBP Officer positions. Candidates will be required to pass two (2) pre-employment fitness tests. For more information, go to www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/careers/customs_careers/officer/cbp_officer
Training: You must have successfully completed relevant Federal law
enforcement training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
prior to entry into this position. Entry-level training for Air and Marine
Agents, Border Patrol Agents, and Criminal Investigators meets this
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Human Resources will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) will be rated between 70 and 100 based on your responses to the online assessment. If you are eligible for placement under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) you must earn a score of 85 or above to be considered well qualified.
The KSAs for this position are:
Knowledge of aviation law enforcement techniques involving new and innovative strategies, tactics and methods in order to plan and develop new enforcement interdiction training courses.
Knowledge of testing and evaluation procedures, including constructing test questions and administering and evaluating examinations.
Knowledge of instructional techniques, including lecture, discussion, demonstration, examination, laboratory work, case studies and practical exercises
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Your resume: A resume describing your job-related qualifications is required and must be in English. It should contain each position title, grade (if Federal), your duties, accomplishments, the dates you held each position, and your work schedule and salary so we may best assess your qualifications.
Your responses to the View Occupational Questionnaire
Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)? Please submit (1) your agency notice; (2) your most recent performance appraisal, and (3) your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting current position, grade, and duty location.
It is your responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (e.g., resume, and completed assessment) is received and accurate. Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application. If a document is not in a legible format, you will not be able to view it in Application Manager and you must again upload or fax the documentation by the closing date of this announcement.
Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or e-mail. The address below is for inquiries only. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Hiring Center listed at the end of this job announcement at least two days prior to the closing date for further instructions. You may apply more than once; however, only your most recent application will be used.
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
Law Enforcement Retirement: This position meets the eligibility criteria for law enforcement retirement under both the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Employees covered by either retirement system who reach age 50 or over with at least twenty years of service as a law enforcement officer are qualified for law enforcement retirement. In addition, employees covered by FERS (all new hires to the Federal government) of any age with at least 25 years of service as a law enforcement officer are qualified for law enforcement retirement. Finally, employees who reach age 57 with at least twenty years of service as a law enforcement officers are subject to mandatory retirement. 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
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
To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into Application Manager. Your application packet must include a completed assessment questionnaire, a resume, and any applicable and/or required supporting documentation. Please see the Required Documents section below for additional information. All application materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, February 26, 2018
You are not required to submit official documentation as part of your application package. However, if selected, you must provide the required official documentation prior to appointment.
We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may FAX your résumé, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of and document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
using OPM Form 1203-FX http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
If any part of your application is not received, it will be evaluated solely on the information available.
Agency contact information
CBP Hiring Center
CBP Indianapolis Hiring Center
6650 Telecom Drive
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Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and/or interviews. We will notify you by e-mail after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on Application Status, and then click More Information. We expect to make a final job offer within 90 days after the deadline for applications.
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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.
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New employee probationary period
Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.
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.