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Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:LAG-CFO-816830-SAC-028

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$51,630.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year


Thursday, January 03, 2013 to Thursday, January 17, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)


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. 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

Who May Apply:

  • Current Federal employees in the competitive service who are serving on a career or career-conditional 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).
  • 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), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Office of Asset Administration (OAA), Property Branch located in Washington, D.C.

    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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    This position is located within the Department of Homeland and Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). The primary purpose is to serve as a senior level analyst or advisor to management on a major mission or administrative program requiring the application of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods to assess complex management and program processes and systems within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Asset Administration. Specifically, you will:

    • Evaluate and implement policies in assigned program areas, recommend actions to achieve organizational objectives, and recommend actions for future programs and improvements;
    • Serve as key member in implementing and monitoring management information systems that focus on long and short range plans, policies and programs to accomplish the objectives and priorities established by statues, executive orders, the Department, or executive management;
    • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for personal property management, the development and implementation of personal property policies and procedures;
    • Responsible for the design, development, delivery and maintenance of internal property management systems, and ensure all users receive property management system training;
    • Research and track Fleet and Property transactions including Fleet Charge Card payment data, fleet operations and maintenance cost, receipt of personal and fleet property, property issued to staff, maintenance and physical inventory; and
    • Manage large property management projects and serve as a team leader directing, coordinating and overseeing the work of staff and contractors.


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    GS-09: You qualify at the GS-09 grade level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-07 level performing duties such as:

    • Providing assistance to senior team members in the evaluation and analysis of property management programs;
    • Assisting in the execution of property and fleet management programs by carrying out specified portions or segments of specific projects (e.g., preparing and/or reviewing reports on fleet utilization, fleet charge card management, property accountability, fleet and property inventory related data); and
    • Identifying and recommending solutions to property problems to supervisors on established methods and procedures.

    Educational Substitution:

    You may substitute a Master's degree or 2 full years of graduate education in a qualifying field or a J.D. or L.L.B. degree for experience required at the GS-9 grade 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, and related fields is qualifying.) Check with your school or university to determine how many credit hours comprise two years of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 36 semester or 54 quarter hours.

    GS-11: You qualify at the GS-11 grade level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level performing duties such as:

    • Serving as a technical expert and advisor for personal property management;
    • Developing and implementing personal property policies and procedures;
    • Reviewing and updating training materials that cover the basic principles of property and fleet management and essential functions of a property management system;
    • Conducting inventories of property, update inventory databases and provide advice on the effectiveness of property management programs; and
    • Determining goals and objectives of a property management program.

    Educational Substitution:

    You may substitute a doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in a qualifying field for experience at the GS-11 grade 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, and related fields is qualifying.) Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise three years of graduate study. If that information is not available, use 54 semester or 81 quarters hours.

    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 and 11 grade levels.

    GS-12: You qualify at the GS-12 grade level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level performing duties such as:

    • Developing, implementing and monitoring property working groups to ensure property policies;
    • Assuring execution and implementation of the goals and objectives of a property management program;
    • Managing all property resources of a program; and
    • Identifying and resolving issues where no policy exists and address these new needs of a property management program.

    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.

    Proof of Education: If basing your qualifications on education, you must submit transcripts or list of college courses, with credit hours, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking. (Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required.) This education must be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Probationary Period: If appointed to this position under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) authority, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.


    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: Arithmetic, Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Information Management, Oral Communication, Organizational Awareness, Problem Solving, Reading, Self-Management, Stress Tolerance, Teamwork, and Writing

    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. 

    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:  Certain veterans are eligible to apply as status candidates. For more information, please see:



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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 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.


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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 Thursday, January 17, 2013.

    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 816830.  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.
    • List of college courses, with credit hours, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking, name and address of institution. Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required.
    • Any other documentation required for qualifications/eligibility (Interchange Agreement eligibility docs, etc.).

    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 Thursday, January 17, 2013 for further instructions.

    You must submit all required information by Thursday, January 17, 2013. 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.


    HR Assistant
    Phone: (949)360-3058
    Agency Information:
    ICE Laguna Service Center
    24000 Avila Road 5th Floor
    Laguna Niguel, CA


    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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