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Job Title:EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST (ORDNANCE)

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:LAG-NFU-924618-KK-153

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$48,408.00 to $91,260.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, July 22, 2013 to Friday, August 09, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1670-09/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Harpers Ferry, WV United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

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 federal employees 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 the 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), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), National Firearms and Tactical Training Unit (NFTTU). Duty location: Harpers Ferry, WV.

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.

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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As an Equipment Specialist Ordnance you will establish, coordinate, and conduct a firearms maintenance program for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Specifically, you will:

 

  • Provide advice and instruction on the repair of weapons, and advise on the feasibility of utilizing certain weapons for ICE purposes.
          • Service and maintain the agency wide inventory of firearms and use of force equipment 
          • Utilize machinery and specialized techniques and tools necessary to fabricate, rebuild, overhaul and specially build parts, accessories and firearms. 
          • Maintain an inventory of parts, accessories and components necessary to perform the duties above.
          • Evaluate, test, analyze and examine firearms, parts and accessories; and 
          • Serve as the agency’s technical expert in the use, design, and serviceability of firearms, firearm components, and accessories.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-9: You qualify for the GS-09 level if you meet one of the following:

Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-07 level working as a skilled shop operator of machining and metal fabrication techniques; reading and interpreting engineering change orders, equipment requisitions, shop orders and work orders; have knowledge of and skill in interpreting and applying a range of equipment standards, policies, and regulations sufficient to support project recommendations or the assignments of higher-grade specialists.

Substitution of Education for Experience: A master’s (or higher) degree or two full years of graduate education leading to such a degree from an accredited college or university, in an appropriate discipline related to the position to be filled.

Combining Education and Experience: Appropriate combinations of successfully completed post-graduate education and experience also may be used to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-09 grade level.

GS-11: You qualify for the GS-11 level if you meet one of the following:

Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level utilizing machinery and specialized techniques and tools necessary to fabricate, rebuild, overhaul, and specially build firearms, accessories, and parts; gather, compile, and provide technical information and advice to individuals who design, procure, maintain, modify, and repair a limited variety of classes of firearms; have knowledge of and skill in applying a full range of equipment standards, policies, regulations, and methods sufficient to plan and conduct reviews of maintenance problems involving assigned equipment; analyzing operations and making recommendations for improvement and efficiency.

Substitution of Education for Experience: 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.

Combining Education and Experience: Appropriate combinations of successfully completed post-graduate education and experience also may be used to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-11 grade level.

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 serving as an agency/organizational technical expert in the use, design, and serviceability of firearms, components and accessories; working as a gunsmith or armorer dealing with the operation, repair, maintenance, and testing of firearms; collaborating in development, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance methods and procedures to correct deficiencies and improve performance.

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


Requirements:

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.

Firearm Requirement: This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition [Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g)(9)]. 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]. Note, selectee must meet initial and continued qualification in the use of firearms.

VEOA Probationary Period: This position is a full-time, permanent, Career/Career-Conditional appointment. If selected under the VEOA, you are required to serve a probationary period of one year.

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: Integrity/Honesty, Oral/Written Communication, Planning and Evaluating, Problem Solving, Self-Management, and Technical Competence.

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 http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.  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:  http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

 


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".



OTHER INFORMATION:

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.



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 09, 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.
  • 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.
  • If you are substituting education for experience, provide a 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 to verify 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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usacover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 924618.
  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 09, 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 09, 2013 for further instructions.

You must submit all required information by Friday, August 09, 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-NFU-924618-KK-153

Control Number:

347957300