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Job Title:  Assistant Commissioner, Intelligence and Investigative Liaison
Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Customs and Border Protection
Job Announcement Number:  EXSER/13-912248CBP

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 to Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
All groups of qualified individuals


The President has challenged cabinet Secretaries and senior Federal agency heads to create a government that is more citizen centered, results oriented, and market based. To achieve this vision within The Department of Homeland Security, we are searching for high caliber leaders who possess high standards of excellence and enjoy challenges and opportunities.



  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background Investigation


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The men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are the guardians of our Nation's borders.   CBP, an agency with over 60,000 employees worldwide, is responsible for preventing the entry of terrorists and their weapons into the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel.   CBP's major operational organizations include Field Operations, whose CBP Officers work at over 300 ports of entry to screen passengers and cargo entering the country; Border Patrol, whose Agents stop illegal entry at the borders between the ports of entry; and Air and Marine, whose Pilots and Marine Interdiction Agents help to protect our country in the aviation and maritime environments.


As Assistant Commissioner, Office of Intelligence and Investigative Liaison (OIIL), you will lead an organization that develops, provides, coordinates, and implements intelligence capabilities to support the execution of CBP's primary mission to secure America's borders while facilitating trade and travel.   You will integrate CBP's diverse intelligence capabilities into a single cohesive intelligence enterprise and ensure OIIL supports CBP's mission through a multi-layered approach that includes: collecting and analyzing advance traveler and cargo information; using enhanced law enforcement technical collection capabilities; providing timely analysis of intelligence and information; and establishing intelligence-sharing relationships with Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies and intelligence agencies.


You will oversee five main headquarters divisions:   Targeting, Analysis, Collections, Mission Support, and the Commissioner's Situation Room and Intelligence Watch.   You will ensure OIIL passes perishable information and intelligence to CBP operational units to effect timely interdiction and enforcement actions.   You will also ensure OIIL systematically reviews, analyzes, and exploits national intelligence in order to provide value-added reports to operational units.   As Assistant Commissioner, you will work with other law enforcement agencies and the Intelligence Community to ensure CBP receives information and intelligence to support its border security mission.   You will also ensure OIIL routinely conducts analysis of national-level intelligence by augmenting that intelligence with extensive law enforcement, immigration, and/or trade information.   You will oversee programs related to the collection of information obtained from CBP Officers, Border Patrol Agents, and other CBP personnel, and integration of the information into larger analytical efforts to enhance ongoing operations.


You will also oversee programs and operations related to: the Intelligence Operations Coordination Center in Tucson, Arizona, the Intelligence Coordination Team in Detroit, Michigan, OIIL personnel deployed to the Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC), the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), and the OIIL Security team.  


You will provide executive level advice in planning short- and long-range strategies, activities, and projects.   You will review the expenditure of appropriated funds on a regular basis and assure effective expenditure of these funds.   You will also develop plans and financial estimates for the annual CBP Departmental Budget submission.


As a member of the agency's executive team, you will implement the President's Management Agenda within your specific area of responsibility.   For an overview of the diverse responsibilities CBP carries out within the Government, visit our website at




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To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your résumé that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Technical Qualification(s), and other qualifications, if applicable, listed below.


Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at

We recommend that your résumé emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.  

Please do not submit separate statements addressing the ECQs and Technical Qualification(s).


Executive Core Qualifications

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals.   Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.


ECQ 2 – LEADING PEOPLE: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.   Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.


ECQ 3 – RESULTS DRIVEN: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.   Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 – BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. 

ECQ 5 – BUILDING COALITIONS: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals



Technical Qualification - Mandatory


6.  Experience operationalizing intelligence and sensitive information to support law enforcement action.


7.  Expertise in the laws, regulations, and policies governing the relationship between law enforcement and the Intelligence Community.

We may choose to pay your relocation expenses in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.   If you are hired, you will have to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days after appointment.   If you are a male and are hired, and if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.  


The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 seeks to preserve jobs for those who are legally entitled to them: American citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in our country.   This law requires employees to provide a document or documents that establish identity and employment eligibility.


Recruitment or Relocation Bonus:   CBP may authorize a recruitment bonus or a relocation bonus (not to exceed 25% of basic pay) for an eligible selectee.   A service agreement is required.


Background Investigation:   This position is a sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in the position.   A Top Secret-Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance is required.


Drug Testing:   This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position under the Customs and Border Protection, Drug-Free Workplace Program.   Satisfactory completion of the drug test is a condition of placement and/or employment in the position and the incumbent(s) of this position is thereafter subject to Random Drug Testing.

Probationary Period:  
You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.


You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education.   Your résumé will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check.   The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority.   Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur.


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You will be eligible for performance bonuses of 5 to 20 percent of base pay for superior accomplishments.   You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal retirement system.   You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings.   You may select one of a variety of health plans and options under the Government's Federal Employees' Health Benefits program and you may participate in the Federal Employees' Group Life and Long Term Care Insurance Programs.   You will earn 26 vacation days and 13 days of sick leave per year.   In addition, the Government observes 10 regular paid holidays each year.


The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.  

CBP provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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Note:   Résumés must be submitted using the USA Jobs website application manager.  We are no longer accepting résumés via email or standard/express mail.

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Your application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. of the closing date of this announcement, Wednesday, July 10, 2013.


It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, and sent is received and is accurate.  You may complete the assessment questionnaire more than once, but only your most recent submission will be used.


Fax: If you are unable to upload your documents using Application Manager, you may fax them to 1-478-757-3144.   DO NOT FAX the same documents that have been uploaded into Application Manager.   If you are unable to submit your application online, you may Online Questionnaire, complete the questionnaire using form 1203-FX and fax the form to 1-478-757-3144.  The required fax cover sheet must be included and should include the Vacancy Identification Number: 912248.



You must submit a résumé to describe your qualifications.   Your résumé must not exceed five pages, including an optional cover letter.   Any additional information beyond five pages will not be evaluated.   Please do not submit an application form (such as OF 612, Optional Application for Federal Employment) in lieu of a résumé.   Applicants typically provide the following information:

      ·       Vacancy announcement number EXSER/13-912248CBP

·       Full name, e-mail and mailing addresses, and day and evening telephone numbers

·       Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the
U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following
U.S. Department of Education website:  

·       Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including:

           - Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)

          - Duties and accomplishments

          - Employer's name and address

          - Supervisor's name and phone number

          - Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)

          - Salary

·       Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments

·       For reference check purposes, you must submit the names, current addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, including a current or recent supervisor (or someone in your current chain of command), who have knowledge of your past performance.


To review a sample résumé and résumé writing tips for executive positions, please visit our website:


DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Extraneous materials, such as narratives addressing the ECQs and award certificates, will not be considered.


Ariel L. Plisko
Phone: (202)863-6394
Agency Information:
CBP Executive Services
US Customs and Border Protection
Office of Human Resources
8th Floor 1400 L Street NW
Washington, DC


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