US Department Of Homeland Security Customs And Border Protection
$103,106.00 to $134,038.00
Open & closing dates
$103,106 to $134,038 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Full Time
Agency Employees Only
1 vacancy in the following location:
El Paso, TX
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 CBP employees with competitive status
For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please see http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/careers/gc_1303762131481.shtm
Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Enterprise Services, Office of Training and Development, Canine Center El Paso, located in El Paso, TX.
Mobility Agreement: Selectees will be required to sign a mobility agreement upon acceptance of this position. The target tour length for the purpose of this mobility agreement is three to five years. During or at the conclusion of this time period, the selectee may be required to relocate to another duty location for career development or for other reasons determined to be in the best interest of CBP.
Note: One or more selections may be made using this job opportunity announcement.
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Serving as a Branch Chief communicating policies, procedures and regulations to subordinate supervisors, instructors, and trainees to ensure appropriate implementation;
Reviewing current policies to ensure relevance and effectiveness; creating and implementing new policies as necessary; and comparing and reporting budget requirements for training programs;
Representing the agency in meetings and negotiations regarding training, with representatives of public and private organizations and with other government officials; and continual monitoring of training requirements;
Scheduling and assigning training, special projects, and curriculum development activities to unit personnel;
Guiding employees in prioritizing tasks with competing deadlines and balancing the needs of varied stakeholders
25% or less - Up to 25% of travel may be required.
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)
1895 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 Friday, February 23, 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.
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:
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 technology Promotion Eligibility Rules as of October 1, 2013 (Directive No. 51332-022B):
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 position
Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement Requirement: 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. 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: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service.
Supervisory Probationary Period: 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: You will be required to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition. You will be required to certify whether you have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment.
Medical/Physical: 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.
Every individual receives a fair opportunity throughout the Federal recruitment and hiring process. To learn more, click on the link https://hru.gov/Studio_Recruitment/tools/Mythbuster_on_Federal_Hiring_Policies.pdf
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 CBP Officer Promotional Assessment. Competitive applicants must have a valid 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.
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): If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP eligible. Information about CTAP eligibility can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/Reduction_In_Force/employee_resources/ctap/Employee-Guideline_CTAP.asp#3a
. 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.
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
Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience, no points will be assigned.
Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? You must submit a separation notice; your most recent SF-50B (noting your current position, grade level and duty location); a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
It is your responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (e.g., resume, veterans documentation, completed assessment, and/or SF-50's) 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
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.
Benefits for federal employees
Pay and leave
DHS offers competitive starting salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, vision, dental, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k)), Flexible Spending Account, retirement plan, 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 development opportunities. For more information, please go to www.dhs.gov/careers
and select Benefits.
To compare cost of living data, calculate mortgage scenarios, or gather information on communities and school districts, please visit the website: http://www.relocationessentials.com/aff/lifecare/tools/salary/col.aspx
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 Friday, February 23, 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 the job opportunity announcement has closed, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. You will be notified by email after each of these steps has been completed. Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/NotificationSettings.aspx
. If you are referred, you will receive a final notification of the disposition of the announcement. We expect to make a tentative job offer within 60 days after the close of the announcement.
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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.
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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.