This Position Is No Longer Available


Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:DAL-INV-805364-MP-RDD

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$128,241.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Friday, January 18, 2013 to Thursday, January 24, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




Few vacancies in the following location:
New York, NY United States




Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. 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.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the principal investigative arm of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the second largest investigative agency in the Federal government.  Created in 2003 through a merger of the investigative and interior enforcement elements of the U. S. Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, ICE now has more than 20,000 employees in more than 400 offices in the United States and 47 foreign countries around the world.  ICE is a key component of the DHS layered defense approach to protecting our nation.  For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to 

Who May Apply: 

  • Current U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; as well as current U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees serving under a VRA appointment.
  • Displaced Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees requesting special priority selection under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
  • Persons with Disability - individuals with mental retardation; a severe physical disability; or a psychiatric impairment which has been certified by a licensed medical professional, vocational rehabilitation specialist or any Federal, State or District of Columbia agency that issues or provides disability benefits.  These individuals must already be employed by ICE to apply.

For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here

Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, New York, New York. 

  • The ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate is a critical asset in the ICE mission, responsible for investigating a wide range of domestic and international activities arising from the illegal movement of people and goods into, within and out of the United States.
  • HSI investigates immigration crime, human rights violations and human smuggling, smuggling of narcotics, weapons and other types of contraband, financial crimes, cybercrime and export enforcement issues.  HSI special agents conduct investigations aimed at protecting critical infrastructure industries that are vulnerable to sabotage, attack or exploitation.
  • In addition to criminal investigations, HSI oversees the agency's international affairs operations and intelligence functions.  HSI consists of more than 10,000 employees, consisting of 6,700 special agents, who are assigned to more than 200 cities throughout the U. S. and 47 countries around the world.
  • HSI conducts criminal investigations against terrorist and other criminal organizations who threaten national security.  HSI combats worldwide criminal enterprises who seek to exploit America's legitimate trade, travel and financial systems and enforces America's customs and immigration laws at and beyond our nation's borders. 

Relocation expenses will be paid. Subject to Availability of funds.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation and drug screen
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service


As a Supervisory Criminal Investigator you will perform the following duties: 

  • Managing and directing all investigation operations and administrative activities located within the field office's geographic boundaries
  • Managing the investigative activities of the program through subordinate supervisors who supervise staff involved in investigation and/or intelligence gathering functions
  • Developing and maintaining successful relationships and information networks with internal and external officials and stakeholders in all levels of government
  • Directing, coordinating and overseeing the work through subordinate supervisors (or team leaders); evaluating subordinate supervisors and serving as the reviewing official on evaluations of non-supervisory employees 
  • Adjusting and realigning budget, manpower and workloads to best meet existing needs and priorities.


You qualify at the GS-15 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as: 

  • You must either hold or have held a Permanent Supervisory GS-1811-15 position within ICE or have received a category rating from the most recent category rating announcement. To be eligible under Category Rating, you must submit your Notice of Results (NOR) from job announcement (DAL-INV-623345-CAT-PB) with your application.  Candidates with a "Best Qualified" (BQ) rating will be referred to the selecting officials.  If there are less than three Best Qualified Candidates on the certificate, the selecting official may include "Well Qualified" (WQ) candidates to the certificate. Those candidates who rated "Qualified" (Q) will not be referred to the selecting official.  



Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.  Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

Substitution of Education for Experience:  There is no substitution of education at this grade level.

Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement. 

Time in Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service.  Time in grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. 

Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment).  Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Notice of Results: To be eligible under Category Rating, you must submit your Notice of Results (NOR) from job announcement number (DAL-INV-623345-CAT-PB) with your application.

Travel: You will be required to travel frequently.

Mobility Agreement: This position may require you to be reassigned to different geographical locations.

Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid automobile drivers license at the time of appointment.

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 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 twenty years of service as law enforcement officers are subject to mandatory retirement.

Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): LEAP is approved for these positions to compensate employees for unscheduled duty in excess of the 40 hour work week.

Drug Testing: If you have not already done so, you must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result before you can be appointed into this position. After appointment, you may be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

Medical /Physical: You must pass a pre-employment medical examination- unless you are already working in a position cover under 5 USC 83369c) with Immigration Customs and Enforcement. Prior to appointment, the person selected for this position must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous  and physical demanding duties; and also pass a medical examination (which includes vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician.

Fitness Program: This job is covered by the agency Mandatory Fitness Program for law enforcement positions. You will be required to undergo regular physical examinations.  You may, in the future, be required to maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with the standards and policies of the agency; failure to maintain such a level of fitness may lead to removal from the position or other actions as may be specified in the Program.

Firearms Requirement: You will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory. You must satisfactorily complete (or have previously completed) the firearms component of the Criminal Investigation Training Program at Glynco, Georgia.  Any person 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)]. A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is generally defined under the statute as any offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by the victim's current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian. The term "convicted", as defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set aside, or pardoned or any person whose civil rights have been restored unless the pardon, expungement or restoration of civil rights expressly prohibits the possession of firearms or ammunition. Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statute are not qualified for this position. 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 [Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001].


We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire.  The questions are related to the following fundamental competencies (or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) needed to perform the duties of this job: 

  • Ability to plan and direct broad investigations of national and/or international scope
  • Ability to provide administrative and technical supervision over a staff of journeyman-level criminal investigators
  • Ability to plan, organize, administer, and coordinate the full spectrum of investigative activities; 

Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100.  Those applicants who score the highest will be referred to the hiring manager and may be called for an interview. 


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, go to and select "benefits".


Promotion Potential: When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected.  Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. 

(or) This position is at the full performance level.

This is a supervisory position.  Under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a one (1) year probationary period.  You may also be required to complete an appropriate supervisory training course within the one year of assignment to this position.


To apply for this position, you need to submit a complete initial Application which includes: 

  1. Your resume
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  3. Required documents to support your minimum qualifications and eligibility (see Required Documents section below) 

The complete initial Application must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, January 24, 2013

Please note: If materials are not received by the closing date, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible.  Also, if you do not provide an email address, you may not be notified of the outcome of your application. 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 805364.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144

Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or email.  If you need further assistance, contact the Human Resources Office representative listed on this announcement at least one day prior to the closing date for further instructions. 

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire, and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144


  1. Resume showing relevant experience (education, training, and/or work experience; work experience should include job title, duties, and employer's name, daytime telephone number and address, starting and ending dates with month and year, hours worked per week, and indicate if we may contact your current supervisor)
  2. Your responses to the occupational questionnaire
  3. Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable).  Prior to appointment, an official college transcript may be required.  This education must be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Those with foreign education click this link.
  4. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)? Submit:
    • a copy of your agency notice
    • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
    • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location
  5. Are you a current or former Federal employee? Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that indicates grade, status, tenure and the full performance level (FPL) of the position held.  Please do not submit an SF-50 for a cash/time off award.
  6. Are you claiming Persons with Disability Preference? Submit a letter, record or statement issued from a licensed medical professional, vocational rehabilitation specialist or any other Federal, State or District of Columbia agency that issues or provides disability benefits. 


Renee D. Davis
Phone: (214)905-8356
Agency Information:
ICE Dallas Service Center
7701 N Stemmons Freeway
6th Floor
Dallas, TX


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 interviews.  We will notify you by email of the outcome after each of these steps has been completed.  Your status will also be updated on your USAJOBS and Application Manager accounts throughout the process.  We expect to make a selection within 60 days of the closing date of this announcement.  If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

Control Number: 336123500
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