You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
- Conducting legal research and investigations of difficult and sensitive cases that are complex;
- Preparing legal documents and evaluating appropriateness of determinations;
- Developing investigative plans, conducting investigations, and writing investigative reports;
- Investigating, detaining, apprehending or arresting persons charged with violations; and
- Interviewing suspects and witnesses.
You qualify at the GS-14 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
- Directing, coordinating and controlling the execution of agency nationwide program activities;
- Providing expert interpretation and application of law, regulations, and policy;
- Preparing written investigative reports in sufficient detail and accuracy to support possible prosecution and/or administrative action; and
- Planning and conducting internal investigations in to allegations of employee misconduct.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
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.
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].
Travel: You will be required to travel frequently.
Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid automobile drivers license at the time of appointment.
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.
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 & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention & 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 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 previously attended the three-week Deportation Officer Training Program (DOTP) will be required to do so after entrance on duty.
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: Attention to detail, creative thinking, customer service, decision making, external awareness, financial management, influencing/negotiating, information management, integrity/honesty, interpersonal skills, oral communication, organizational awareness, planning and evaluating, problem solving, reading, reasoning, teaching others, teamwork, technical competence, writing, administrative and management, education and training..
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.