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Job Title:Supervisory Detention & Deportation Officer (FOD)

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:LAG-FBO-910635-AE-016

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$124,336.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 24, 2013 to Friday, August 02, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1801-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Burlington, MA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees only.

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. 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:

  • Current U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees in the competitive service who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment.
  • For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here

Organizational Location: This position is located in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), Boston Field Office; Duty Location: Burlington, MA.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will be paid.

THIS IS A NON-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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You will serve as the Field Operations Director and will be responsible for the management and direction of all Enforcement and Removal activities and law enforcement operations. You will have direct oversight of the Field Office and any sub-offices, resident offices or personnel in remote duty locations. Specifically, you will:

  • Manage the law enforcement and non-enforcement employees involved in performing such activities as detention, case management, foreign removals, transportation, food services, maintenance, the Institutional Removal Program and health clinics;
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for the detention and removal activity and operations throughout the Field Office area of responsibility;
  • Adjudicate applications for Stays of Deportation and ascertain that all decisions based upon the appropriate exercise of discretion: (1) fall within policy guidelines, (2) meet the requirements of previous precedent decisions, and (3) will be defensible upon appeal to the courts;
  • Exercise final authority to grant or deny formal petitions related to deportation or removal as provided in 8CFR;
  • Issue Notices to Appear, subpoenas for immigration violations, surety bonds, Warrants of Removal, Administrative Stays of Removal and Voluntary Departure Orders; and
  • Develop and prepare yearly cost projections and expenditure proposals.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You qualify at the GS-15 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:

  • Planning and directing major agency-level detention and deportation projects;
  • Managing major components of detention and deportation operational programs and their support functions;
  • Serving as an expert or consultant to senior management officials on the resolution of extremely sensitive and complicated detention and deportation issues; and
  • Directing the development of nationwide detention and deportation policy and program initiatives.

 

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.

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

Medical: You may be required to pass a pre-employment medical examination.

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 and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention and 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 U.S. 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 attended the three-week Deportation Officer Training Program (DOTP) or completed comparable transition training 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. You must satisfactorily complete (or have previously completed) the firearms component of the Criminal Investigation Training Program at Glynco, GA. 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.

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.

Mobility: Mobility is a major factor in this occupation and you must sign a mobility agreement.

Secondary Law Enforcement: This 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.


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: Managing Human Resources, Planning and Evaluating, Decision Making, Financial Management, and Organizational Awareness.

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".

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.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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 one-year probationary period. You may also be required to complete an appropriate supervisory training course within one year of assignment to this position.

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 Friday, August 02, 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,https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Resume which shows relevant experience, education, and training. 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.

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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usacover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 910635.
  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 Friday, August 02, 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf
  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 Friday, August 02, 2013 for further instructions.

You must submit all required information by Friday, August 02, 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.

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 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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Job Announcement Number:

LAG-FBO-910635-AE-016

Control Number:

345786000