US Department Of Homeland Security Customs And Border Protection
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
You must successfully pass a background investigation
The qualifications listed above must be met by\u00a0Friday, February 23, 2018\u00a0and are subject to verification\u00a0at 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.
You qualify for the GS-14 level if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level or equivalent performing duties such as:\u00a0
Developing, managing, or directing operational policies or programs Interacting with officials of other organizations and advising management officials of higher rank on operational issues related to program operationsDeveloping and applying new law enforcement training program methods, approaches, and technologyPromotion Eligibility Rules as of October 1, 2013 (Directive No. 51332-022B):\u00a0
Individuals in first-line or second-line supervisory/managerial GS-13 positions are eligible as competitive candidates.Candidates in all other supervisory/managerial GS-14 and above positions will be considered non-competitively for this positionSecondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement Requirement:\u00a0 The criterion is that knowledge, skill and ability in a position deemed to meet primary CBPO special retirement coverage is a mandatory prerequisite to satisfactorily perform the major duties and responsibilities of this job.\u00a0 In order to meet the requirements of this secondary CBP Officer position you must have permanently served in a primary CBP Officer Special Enhanced Retirement covered position, i.e. Customs Inspector, GS-1890, Immigration Inspector, GS-1816, Canine Enforcement Officer, GS-1801, or CBP Officer, GS-1895.Note: If you currently serve in a permanent Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement covered position, you are exempt from this mandatory prerequisite.
Time-in-Grade:\u00a0\u00a0Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service.
Supervisory Probationary Period:\u00a0 You may be required to serve an 18 month probationary period upon appointment and complete a supervisory training course within 12 months of assignment.
Bargaining Unit: This position is not covered under the bargaining unit.
Drug Testing Requirements: This is a drug testing designated position. You must complete and pass a drug test as a condition of employment. Employees are subject to drug testing in compliance with the Agency's Drug-Free Workplace Program.
Firearms Requirement:\u00a0 You will be required to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency.\u00a0 Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition.\u00a0 You will be required to certify whether you have ever been convicted of such an offense.\u00a0 False or fraudulent information is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment.
Medical/Physical:\u00a0 Selectees must continue to meet all medical and physical requirements of the position.
Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid state automobile driver's license at the time of appointment.
Retirement Coverage: This position has been identified as a secondary position as provided under the enhanced retirement provision of Public Law 110-161 for Customs and Border Protection Officers. Please see http://cbpnet.cbp.dhs.gov/xp/cbpnet/hrm/retirement/new_cbpo_retirement_coverage/cbp_faqs.xml for requirements of secondary coverage. Information is also available by calling the CBPO Retirement Coverage toll-free hotline at 1-866-469-7359 or emailing questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are found qualified and eligible to occupy this position but do not meet the criteria to receive the enhanced retirement coverage, you will be covered under the FERS retirement system.
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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\u00a0CBP Officer\u00a0Promotional Assessment.\u00a0 Competitive applicants must have a valid score when the announcement opens, or we cannot consider you for this position.\u00a0 Alternate Staffing (Non-Competitive) Candidates need not have a current, valid test score.\u00a0 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.\u00a0 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.\u00a0 If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.\u00a0
The KSAs for this position are:
Knowledge of Immigration and Nationality Laws
Knowledge of proper law enforcement methods
Skill in analyzing disparate facts, events, and other types of intelligence material
Skill in using a variety of automated information systems to gather information for intelligence,enforcement, prosecutions, and to facilitate decision making
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP):\u00a0If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP eligible.\u00a0Information about CTAP eligibility can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/Reduction_In_Force/employee_resources/ctap/Employee-Guideline_CTAP.asp#3a.\u00a0 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.\u00a0This will be measured by a score of 85 or higher.\u00a0 In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed in the \Required Documents\ section of this announcement.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
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.