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Job Title:  Law Enforcement Specialist (General Investigative Skills Instructor)
Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Job Announcement Number:  OMS-IOD-2013-0008

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$68,809.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 to Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Temporary or Term positions. - Work schedule may be full time, part time or intermittent.
FEW vacancies - Glynco, GA, US  View Map

US Citizens

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APPLICATIONS FROM FEDERAL RETIREES:  Selectees will be eligible for a waiver of the dual compensation reduction.  The waiver will not exceed December 31, 2014 (may be extended).  For details on Reemployed Annuitants, go to



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.

"We Train Those Who Protect Our Homeland." The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) is a unique inter-agency organization that prepares the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet the nation's most pressing security challenges. To see an informational video and learn more about the FLETC's vital Homeland Security Mission, please click here.  

This position is located in the General Investigative Skills Branch (GIS), Investigative Operations Division (IOD), Office of Mission Support (OMS), Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Glynco, GA.  The mission of the IOD is to provide agents and officers with contemporary investigative and scientific skills necessary to perform their respective law enforcement functions and to deliver training that defeats current and emerging threats from economic crime and terrorism.  

More than one position may be filled should the need arise.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • You will be required to undergo initial and random drug screening.
  • Some positions are part-time or intermittent


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Being an instructor in the Investigative Operations Division makes you a valuable member of the FLETC team.  Selected individual will perform the following:

  • Serves as an instructor in the assigned program/course areas of law enforcement.
  • Using the lesson plan as a guide, the incumbent conducts training in basic and advanced areas such as the: Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) and Introduction to Criminal Investigations (ICITP).
  • Courses instructed by IOD/GIS include Physical Evidence, Identity Documents, Fingerprints, Criminal Investigations and Case Management, Report Writing and Documentation, Surveillance, Operational Planning, Execution of a Search Warrant, Undercover Operations, and Radio communications.
  • IOD conducts advanced export training (off site) at other Federal, State and municipal facilities around the country on an as-needed basis.  The incumbent is subject to travel while participating in these activities.  There is considerable planning and logistical activity associated with such efforts. 
  • Monitoring progress of students, documenting results, and/or recommending remedial and corrective action to include additional training and changes in training and/or operational procedures and instructions.
  • Under the guidance of a senior instructor, participates in developing course and program materials in the investigative instructional field. 


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SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: In order to be considered for this position applicants must possess experience as a law enforcement officer, or agent with full arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and /or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of Federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws.


Must have held a position in the 1801 occupational series.


You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service conducting and/or managing complex law enforcement investigations.  In addition, as a result of conducting law enforcement investigations, the applicant must have experience in at least three of the following general investigative skills:  case management; identifying, collecting, and preserving evidence; report writing; operational planning; handling informants; conducting surveillance; performing undercover operations; interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects; assisting prosecutors with Grand Jury and/or other court proceedings; testifying under oath; and serving search and  seizure warrants.    


You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service researching, developing, modifying, and instructing law enforcement training curriculum in the general investigative skills topical area.



We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements described in this announcement. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be evaluated in addition to the online job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies needed to perform this job:

1.  Law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of Federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws.

2. Instructional techniques used to develop and advance student understanding into investigative techniques and the methods and means by which to apply those techniques for example, surveillance, counter surveillance, and undercover operations.

3. Develop and revise course content and training materials, to conduct course-related research, and to maintain awareness of current practices in the investigative training arena . 

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

Best Qualified: This is the highest category and will be used for candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates high proficiency in all of the critical competencies.

Highly-Qualified: This is the next lower category and will be used for candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies.

Qualified: This is the lowest category and will be used for candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies.

If you are determined to be best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles:  If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible.  Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM’s Career Transition Resources website.  To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be rated in the best qualified category for this position.  In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans:  Non-compensable Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify.  Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher.  This position is not considered scientific/professional. 

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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."

Position is approved for secondary law enforcement coverage. 

Transfer Requirement for CSRS:  To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee must transfer directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position.  Must be continuously employed in a secondary position since transferring from a primary position without a break in coverage exceeding 3 days.  Except: a break in employment in secondary positions which begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause); voluntary breaks in service, which began prior to January 20, 1988.

Transfer Requirement for FERS:  To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee: while covered under the retirement provisions moves directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary/rigorous position to a secondary position; AND completes 3 years of service in a primary/rigorous position, including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld; AND must be continuously employed in a secondary position or positions since moving from a rigorous position.  Except: a break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause).


To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations. This may include a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

Physical Demands: There are a range of physical demands depending on the course presented.  Some courses are confined to a classroom or shop setting while others are outdoors requiring walking, standing, bending, sitting, lying down, or crouching in positions that may be tiring or uncomfortable.  There may be the need to carrying gear and packages.  Travel to field locations to coordinate training activities may be involved. 

Work Environment: The normal work place is a classroom or office, and inside/outside demonstration areas.  The position requires exposure to varying climate and environmental conditions including both cold and warm weather conditions and/or exposure to high levels of noise and dangerous substances.  Appropriate safety practices will be utilized at all times.  Safety gear, such as hearing and eye protection, will be used when needed. 

This is a drug testing position which requires a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Employment is contingent upon favorable results. The employee will also be subject to random drug testing.

All employees are required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer DD/EFT for salary payments.

Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and people with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups and need more information, please click on the links above to determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application. 

Intermittent employment does not afford any employee benefits such as health and life insurance, unless the intermittent employment follows Federal employment in a covered position without a break in service of three days or more. Intermittent employees do not accrue annual or sick leave.


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Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date. To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.

We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may contact the Human Capital Help Desk at OR by calling (912) 267-2289 between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:30 pm ET (excluding Federal holidays) prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.


  1. Your résumé
  2. Are you a veteran? You must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) and/or documentation of service connected disability. Applicants who are active duty service members and apply for federal employment shall be considered for competitive service positions and granted tentative veterans’ preference status when they submit a certification, in lieu of a DD-214, when applying for a federal job.  Click here for more veterans' information.
  3. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? Submit:? 
  • a copy of your agency notice,
  • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
  • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location. 


Monna Fridolfson
Phone: 912-267-2267
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 912-267-2289
Agency Information:
Please apply on-line
Please apply on-line
Glynco, GA
Fax: 571-258-4052


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. You will receive an e-mail letting you know your application was received. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." We expect to make a final selection within 60 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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