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Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:DAL-INV-749607-MP-VRL

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$116,077.00 to $150,900.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, September 26, 2012 to Monday, October 08, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Honolulu, HI United StatesView Map


ICE only in Criminal Investigator (1811) series


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 

NOTE:  It is important that applicants provide a valid email address and thoroughly read all correspondence.

Who May Apply: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees currently in the 1811 series with competitive status.

Organizational Location: These positions are located within the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, SAC Honolulu, Hawaii.

·         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: Relocation expenses are authorized.  This includes the guaranteed home sale, subject to availability of funds.



  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Ability to pass Background Investigation and Drug Screen for Fed employment
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations Tab)
  • Complete application package (see How to Apply Tab)
  • Category Rating of "Best Qualified" from vacancy DAL-INV-623345-MP-PB


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


  • Analyzes, plans, and directs national programs that impact multiple organizations, are of significant interest to the public, or affect large numbers of people on a long-term, continuous basis.


  • Advises top agency managers in refining missions, developing key result areas, and measuring vital signs of programs.


  • Develops reports and presentations on program planning and evaluation objectives.


  • Develops, coordinates, and implements strategic plans to include the agency mission, goals, objectives, and implementation strategies.


  • Assigns responsibilities for carrying out objectives, coordinates and directs the work among several organizational units, sets performance targets, and resolves differences where required.


  • Responsible for the annual review of operations and cost allocations, and the maintenance of performance standards for organizational units.


  • Performing other duties as assigned. (10%)


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To qualify for this job opportunity, 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 number (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 officials.     
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.

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.
Security Clearance: This position requires a Top Secret / Secure Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) Security Clearance. If selected for this position, you must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Clearance. 
Travel: You will be required to travel frequently. 
Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid automobile drivers license at the time of appointment.
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.   
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].

Overtime and Shift Work: Regular and unscheduled overtime is required. You must be available for such assignments. Regulations referencing Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) apply.


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 direct and coordinate operational activities of an Investigative program, establish and maintain liaisons, formulate and develop program plans, objectives, and procedures, ability to communicate orally and in writing, knowledge of immigration and customs laws and regulations, ability to determine and manage resources are required for the job for which you are applying.

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. 

CTAP Eligibles:  If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP/CTAP eligible.  Information about CTAP eligibility is on the OPM's Career Transition Resources website at  To be considered well qualified under CTAP you must earn a score of 85 or above on the rating criteria developed for this position. 

Veterans:  To determine whether you qualify for veterans' preference, please see:


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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.


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 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.


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

1. Your Résumé
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 Monday, October 08, 2012. To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to 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 749607.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, and

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


  • Resume showing relevant experience (education, training, and/or work experience; work experience should include job title, duties, employer's name, daytime telephone number and address, starting and ending dates, hours worked per week, and indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.

  • If you are a current or former Federal employee, SF-50 or equivalent documenting competitive status.

  • 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.


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 Monday, October 08, 2012 for further instructions.

You must submit all required information by Monday, October 08, 2012.  If materials are not received, 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 a valid email address, you may not be notified of the outcome of your application.


Veronica R. Lile
Phone: (214)905-5216
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 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 final job offer within 90 days after the deadline for applications.  If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.


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