GS-9: You must meet one of the following to qualify at the GS-9 level:
Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level performing duties such as: searching and analyzing information from records/databases to confirm the identity of individuals arrested or detained; interviewing individuals (e.g., criminals, detainees, aliens, witnesses) to obtain and verify facts; securing signed statements, affidavits and documentary evidence to be included in reports or case files; writing reports concerning apprehensions, interviews, and other law enforcement-related activities; and performing law enforcement support duties such as taking fingerprints and photographs, conducting interviews, and responding to general immigration inquiries.
Substitution of Education for Experience: You may substitute successful completion of a master's or equivalent graduate degree, 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, such as a L.L.B./J.D. degree for the experience required at the GS-9 level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position. (A course of study in business administration, public administration, or related fields is qualifying.) Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise two years of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 36 semester hours or 54 quarter hours.
Combining Education and Experience: Appropriate combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience also may be used to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-9 grade level.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
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.
Security Clearance: You will be required to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
Medical/Physical: You must pass pre-employment medical and fitness testing requirements for this position. Prior to appointment, you must be determined physically fit to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties, and you must also pass a medical examination (which includes vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities). Examinations are conducted by an authorized government physician.
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. 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.
Age Restrictions: In accordance with Public Law 100-238, this position is covered under enforcement retirement provisions; therefore, you must be referred for selection before reaching your 40th birthday unless you presently serve or have previously served in a Federal civilian enforcement position and will have a total of 20 years of coverage prior to your 60th birthday.
PLEASE NOTE: The Department of Homeland Security has established an Interim Policy for Appointment of Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters and Customs and Border Protection Officers. The age restriction as articulated above shall NOT apply to veterans preference eligibles as defined in Title 5, U.S.C., Section 2108, item (3). Applicants meeting this definition of preference eligibles shall be considered for this position regardless of age.
Travel: You will be required to travel frequently.
Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid state driver s license and be able to drive an automobile or light truck. You may also need to obtain and maintain a state commercial driver s license operate an over-the-road bus capable of transporting 30 or more persons.
Uniforms: This position requires you to wear an officially-approved uniform while in a duty status.
Completion of Training: You must have successfully completed Basic Immigration Law Enforcement Training in accordance with 8 CFR 287.1(g) and other applicable agency policy. This includes successful completion of the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention & Removal Operations (DRO) Basic Immigration Law Enforcement Training Program (ICE_D); the legacy Immigration Officer Basic Training Course (IOBTC); the Border Patrol Academy; the combination of both the legacy Basic Immigration Detention Enforcement Officer Training Course and the ICE DRO Equivalency Training Program (ETP); the ICE Special Agent Training Program; the combination of FLETC Criminal Investigator Training Program and the DRO Equivalency Training Program for Special Agents (ETPSA) and for legacy US Customs Special Agents, the ICE / Customs Special Agent Cross Training Program. Due to regulatory requirements, no other training will be accepted. Please note, if selected, you may be required to submit proof of completion (i.e. training certificate).
Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO): You will be required to work on an unscheduled basis in excess of the 40-hour workweek. You must be readily accessible to perform this unscheduled work. To ensure your availability, you will receive extra compensation in the form of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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: Organizational Awareness, Problem Solving/Reasoning, Technical Competencies, Self-Management, Oral and Written Communication.
Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100. Applicants will be referred for selection in accordance with the terms of the agency merit promotion plan.
CTAP Eligibles:If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP eligible. Information about CTAP eligibility may be found on the OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp. To be considered well qualified under CTAP you must earn a score of 85 or above on the rating criteria developed for this position.