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Job Title:Supervisory Human Resources Specialist (Recruitment & Placement) (Entry Level Unit Hiring)

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:DAL-OHCD-753227-MP-PJB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$72,733.00 to $94,551.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, October 02, 2012 to Saturday, October 13, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Dallas, TX United StatesView Map




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:  Current Federal employees with competitive status (as well as current Federal employees serving under a VRA appointment) and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility. 


Current and former Federal employees who meet the established criteria in an Office of Personnel Management Interchange Agreement.


Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service will receive consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA).


Displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP),  Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).


Organizational Location:  Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Human Capital, Entry Level Hiring Unit, Dallas Service Center, Dallas, Texas.


Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.




Note: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.


  • 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)


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As Supervisory Human Resources Specialist, you will perform the following duties:

·         Provide administrative and technical supervision to HR Specialists and Assistants to accomplish the work

·         Provide technical advice and assistance to both internal and external customers 

·         Plan, oversee, direct, coordinate, and implement policies to accomplish work in unit.

·         Formulates strategtic plans for the development, enhancement, and maintenance of entry level hiring

·         Provide advice and instructions to employees on work related and administrate matters

·         Provide oral and written advice to managers on the interpretation of policies, procedures and other related laws

        and regulations

·         Ensure suspenses are met.







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You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:

·     resolving complex problems associated with recruitment and placement services
·     serving as a consultant/advisor to management and junior staff members in the human resource development area.

·     evaluating work performance of subordinates

·     setting and adjusting short-term priorities

·     finding ways to improve production or increase the quality of the work directed.  


Quality Ranking Factor:  Skill and experience regarding Title V and Law Enforcement Officers personnel policies and regulations. 


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.


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 communicate orally and in writing;  knowledge of  Federal personnel laws, theories, and principles;  knowledge of rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to staffing programs; skill and experience regarding Title V and LEO; ability to plan, direct and coordinate the work of others. 


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.

ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles:  If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP/CTAP eligible.  Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is on the OPM's Career Transition Resources website at  To be considered well qualified under ICTAP/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 Saturday, October 13, 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 753227.  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.  (Current ICE employees are not required to provide SF-50). 
  • Veterans Documentation (DD-214 or equivalent, SF-15 and VA Letter, as appropriate).
  • Proof of eligibility if applying for consideration under a priority selection program (e.g. ICTAP) or a special appointing authority.


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 Saturday, October 13, 2012 for further instructions.

You must submit all required information by Saturday, October 13, 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.


Tara-Sue Morrisey
Phone: (214)905-8706
Agency Information:
ICE Dallas Service Center
7701 North Stemmons Freeway
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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