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Job Title:DEPORTATION OFFICER (COURSE DEVELOPER/INSTRUCTOR) - ICTAP/CTAP

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:LAG-ERO-761399-SAC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, October 05, 2012 to Friday, October 12, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1801-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Glynco, GA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

ICTAP/CTAP

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

This is a key position within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE utilizes the government's second largest cadre of law enforcement officers to ensure our nation's economic, transportation and infrastructure security. ICE enforces immigration and customs laws and protects federal facilities. Our talented and courageous workforce identifies criminal activities and eliminates vulnerabilities that pose a threat to our nation's borders.

ICE is the primary investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). With more than 19,000 employees in 400 offices 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 http://www.ice.gov/

Who May Apply:

  • Displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.

Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Headquarters, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) located in Glynco, GA. 

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will be paid. Instructors will receive PCS benefits upon acceptance of the position and at the end of their mandatory rotation per the Enforcement and Removal Operations Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Course Developer Instructor Rotations at FLETC ICE Academy, ERO Document Number 11005.1 effective September 6, 2011.

Rotational Program: This assignment is for an initial three (3) years, with a possibility of two (2) one-year extensions. You will be required to sign a Statement of Understanding based on the Enforcement and Removal Operations SOP referenced above. For more information regarding this program, please e-mail your questions to CDTU@dhs.gov.

THIS IS A BARGAINING UNIT POSITION. 

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

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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)

DUTIES:

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The Deportation Officer (Course Developer/Instructor) assigned to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Training Academy develops, designs and coordinates courses, workshops and seminars and gives classroom instruction in one of the following subject matter areas: Immigration Law, Naturalization Law and administrative law, methods of preparing, presenting and defending cases, activity preparation tasks for Immigration Enforcement Agents (IEA), Deportation Officers (DO) and Enforcement and Removal Assistant (ERA), electronic case management systems, Field Operations training, defensive tactics/use of force, firearms training, physical techniques, Spanish language training, and driver’s training. Specifically, you may:

  • Serve as an expert consultant in a broad specialty area of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) and law enforcement techniques;
  • Determine the need for and generate surveys and studies;
  • Serve as the principal advisor on all administrative management matters associated with programs and operations for the ICE Training Academy;
  • Be responsible for creating and modifying courses and their related course material;
  • Evaluate course content and student learning experiences to recommend enhancements or solutions to problems.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:

  • developing course outlines and lesson plan materials;
  • planning, developing, and implementing broad training programs, including high quality firearms, law enforcement, detention and removal training techniques;
  • participating in the planning, analysis and decision-making processes for the development and delivery of training courses, while coordinating more than one activity concurrently;
  • providing authoritative technical expertise in this complex law enforcement topical area;
  • providing professional instructional methods and theories used in a formal classroom environment.

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


Requirements:

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.

Secondary Law Enforcement:  The Deportation Officer (CD/I) position is an approved Secondary Law Enforcement position under 5 USC 8331 (20) and 5 USC 8401 (17). Previous experience in a primary (rigorous) law enforcement position (or equivalent outside the Federal Government) is a prerequisite.

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).

Note:  Selectees who have not previously attended the three-week Deportation Officer Transition Program (DOTP) will be required to do so after entrance on duty.

Firearms Requirement:  You will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition. 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 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.

Travel:  You will be required to travel frequently.

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

Other:  You will be required to work long and irregular hours, including weekends and night shifts, and/or occasional overtime hours that are administratively uncontrollable.

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: Attention to Detail, Decision Making, Flexibility, Integrity/Honesty, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Reading, Self-Management, and Stress Tolerance

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. 


BENEFITS:

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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package:  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 www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits".



OTHER INFORMATION:

Retirement Coverage: This position is an approved Secondary Law Enforcement position under 5 USC 8331 (20) and 5 USC 8401 (17). Law Enforcement retirement coverage (special law enforcement provisions) is extended only if this position immediately follows service in a law enforcement position. FERS applicants must have completed three (3) years of service in a rigorous position (AKA primary) position and transfer directly from a covered position in order to continue Law Enforcement retirement coverage upon selection.

Note: Applicants may meet position qualification requirements, but not meet the special Law Enforcement retirement coverage eligibility. If such an applicant is selected, he/she will be placed in the regular retirement code.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Friday, October 12, 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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 761399.  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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, 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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • 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.

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 Friday, October 12, 2012 for further instructions.

You must submit all required information by Friday, October 12, 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

HR Assistant
Phone: (949)360-3058
Email: HRASSTDRO@DHS.GOV
Agency Information:
ICE Laguna Service Center
24000 Avila Road 5th Floor
Laguna Niguel, CA
92677
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

LAG-ERO-761399-SAC

Control Number:

328183000