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Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Job Announcement Number:  LAG-NFU-884578-KK-151

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 to Wednesday, May 08, 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, within the local commuting area.

  • Current and former Federal employees who meet the established criteria in an Office of Personnel Management Interchange Agreement and work within the local commuting area.  (Note: unemployed Interchange Agreement eligibles must reside in the local commuting area.)
  • Veterans who are preference eligible 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), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), National Firearms and Tactical Training Unit (NFTTU). Duty Location: Washington, DC.

      Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.

      This is a non-bargaining unit position.

      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 a Law Enforcement Program Manager, you will;

    • Serve as a Contracting Officer’s Representative for ammunition, firearms, body armor, and/or other law enforcement equipment;
    • Combine the latest technologies in firearms, ammunition and use of force equipment with advances in enforcement technologies, policies and procedures;
    • Develop and executes business practices used to acquire and distribute law enforcement commodities;
    • Resolve policy issues through developing and analyzing recommendations, conducting cost-benefit analyses and preparing option papers for discussion and resolution on matters that impact the agency firearms and use of force programs; and
    • Responsible for a broad spectrum of complex policies, programs and projects, which affect the activities of all members of the ICE law enforcement and armed officer workforce.


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        GS-12: You must meet the following to qualify at the GS-12 level:

        Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level performing duties such as: armory operation, law enforcement administration, and use of force policies, procedures and programs to apply experimental theories and new developments to problems not susceptible to treatments by accepted methods, specialized weapons and munitions, Service Level Agreements, law enforcement equipment and accountability systems, analytical skills sufficient to apply a wide range or qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness, skill in written and oral communication to present sensitive recommendations to higher authority, to obtain compliance with policies from field offices, to articulate positions/policy of technical complexity and to represent the agency on task forces or working groups; programs and legislative history to develop and advice on policies to implement program goals.

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


        Requirements by Closing Date: 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.

        Medical/Physical: Prior to appointment, the person selected for this position must be determined physically fit to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties, and also pass a medical examination (which includes vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician.

        Security Clearance: You will be required to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.

        Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid automobile driver's license.

        Firearms Requirement: You may be required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position. If required to carry a firearm, incumbent must meet prescribed firearm qualification and demonstration of proficiency requirements as identified by the current ICE Firearms Policy. 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].

        Work Conditions: The Law Enforcement Program Manager must be ready, willing and physically able, at any given moment, to perform, safely and efficiently, the full range of essential duties and responsibilities, under potentially harsh environmental conditions for which those duties are required to be performed.

        Travel: You will be required to travel frequently.


        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: Integrity/Honesty, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Self-Management, and Teamwork.

        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".


        HOW TO APPLY:

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        To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

        Your complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 to receive consideration.

        • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
        • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
        • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
        • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
        • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


        • 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.
        • Any other documentation required for qualifications/eligibility (Interchange Agreement eligibility docs, etc.)

        You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

        NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

        If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

        1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 884578.
        2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

        If you cannot complete your Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. Your complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

        To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

        1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
        2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items
        3. Fax all six pages of 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.

        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 Wednesday, May 08, 2013 for further instructions.

        You must submit all required information by Wednesday, May 08, 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. A valid email address is required in order to notify you of the outcome of your application.


        HR Assistant
        Phone: (949)360-3058
        Email: HRASSTDRO@DHS.GOV
        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 account 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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