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Job Title:Deputy Assistant Director, Enforcement and Removal Operations, Field Operations

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:ICESES\13-943628

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $179,700.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, August 16, 2013 to Monday, September 09, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-1801-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Senior Executive Service (SES)

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Civil Servants

JOB SUMMARY:

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. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  ICE protects national security and upholds public safety by targeting criminal networks and terrorist organizations that seek to exploit vulnerabilities in the immigration system, in the financial networks, along the U.S. borders, and elsewhere.  The Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) defends public safety and national security by seeking departure from the United States of removable aliens through the smart and tough enforcement of the nation's immigration laws.  ERO also performs custody management for detainees and other persons subject to removal proceedings, and enforces final orders of removal. 

The ERO Deputy Assistant Director (DAD), Field Operations reports to and works closely with the Assistant Director (AD) of the Field Operations Division.  The DAD possesses delegated authority as well as overall responsibility for supervising field operations by planning, directing, managing, and coordinating strategic, domestic, and/or international operational functions relating to the arrest, prosecution, transportation, detention, and/or removal of aliens.

Duty Location:  Washington, D.C.  

ICE is an equal opportunity employment employer:   Selection for positions will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.

ICE provides reasonable accommodations to applications 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.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background Investigation

DUTIES:

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The Deputy Assistant Director, Field Operations:

 

  • Serves as an expert on ERO enforcement, detention, and removal operations, including governing laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.  Advises the AD and represents the AD as an advisor to the ERO Executive Associate Director, Associate Director, and Deputy Associate Director on all aspects of assigned executive responsibilities, including overseeing, advocating, and implementing ERO law enforcement operations in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

  • Assists in the development of, as well as oversees and coordinates implementation of, policies and procedures and ensures that ERO staff is kept informed of changes in laws, regulations, policies and procedures, and provides timely advice on conditions or situations which would have a bearing on operations and administration in jurisdictional areas.

  • Recommends significant internal and external program and policy issues affecting the overall organization, such as those involving political, social, technological, and economic conditions; restructuring, reorienting, recasting immediate and long-range goals, objectives, plans, and schedules to meet substantial changes in legislation, program authority, and/or funding.

  • Serves as liaison with Departmental, interagency, and community partners on ERO matters, including those of significant importance or sensitivity, as well as establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public.

  • Ensures mission effectiveness through the strategic and effective management of a supporting budget in excess of $2.8 billion annually and is primarly responsible for the direction and management of a large-scale law enforcement operation.

  • Exercises full range of managerial and supervisory authorities available for the effective management of the human resources element of the ERO program. The incumbent provides technical and administrative supervision to a staff of subordinate managers, some at the Senior Executive Service level.

     

 

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 ICE carries out within the Government, visit our website at http://www.ice.gov/.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the (1) Basic Qualifications, (2) five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), and (3) the Technical Qualification(s) as listed below. 

It is recommended that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. 

 

(1) BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, you must have progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability. This experience should be sufficiently broad in scope and at a major management level in a large or complex organization.The ideal candidate will have experience supervising a large number of employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees.

As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:

 

  • Directing the work of an organizational unit;
  • Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;
  • Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance;
  • Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy­determining,or other executive functions.

 

If your resume does not include these basic qualifications you will not be determined qualified for this position.

 

(2) EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS:  The Fundamental Competencies within the following five ECQs are also a part of the selection criteria for SES positions.  The ECQs were developed to assess executive experience and potential and do not evaluate technical expertise. ECQs measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions.  For this vacancy announcement, no separate supplemental ECQ documentation is required.  Your resume must incorporate each of the following ECQs.  If not properly included, no consideration will be given.

 

ECQ 1 -LEADING CHANGE:   This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

 

ECQ 2 -LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves 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: This core qualification involves 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: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

 

ECQ 5 -BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves 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.

 

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at:

http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/qualify.asp.

 

(3) TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION - Mandatory

Expert knowledge of and ability to manage a complex, large-scale criminal alien identification, detention and removal program and/or operation.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

 

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 security clearance is required.

 

Drug Testing: This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position under the ICE Applicant and Employee Drug Testing Program. Satisfactory completion of a 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.  

 

Financial Disclosure: If you are hired, you will have to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days after appointment.

  

Selective Service: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and selected for this position, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

 

Mobility: Organizational and geographical mobility is essential in developing and managing SES leaders and generally is a key to advancement.  Therefore, applicants are expected to be mobile and once appointed SES members may be reassigned at the discretion of the appointing authority and may be required to sign a mobility agreement. 

 

Immigration Reform and Control Act: 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.

 

Reference Check:  Verification of performance, suitability, and security information from reference checks will be taken into consideration when making offers of employment. 

 

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

 

Law Enforcement Retirement: This position will carry secondary law enforcement coverage as provided in 5.U.S.C. § 8336(c), and 5 U.S.C. § 8412(d), for eligible law enforcement employees.   Employees who reach age 57 with at least 20 years of creditable service under law enforcement provisions are subject to mandatory separation from this position.   Federal employees who currently work in a primary/rigorous law enforcement position and do not have a break in service of more than three days are eligible to continue coverage in a secondary position.

 

Lautenberg Amendment:   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 uses 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 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).

 

OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:

 

Prior experience in a primary law enforcement position or equivalent experience outside the Federal Government is a prerequisite (5 CFR 83 I .902).

 

Duties of the position require access to sensitive national security information, and a Top Secret clearance is required.

 

This position requires the incumbent to carry a firearm and meet the initial and continued qualification in the use of firearms in accordance with ICE firearms policy. 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education.  Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check.  The ICE 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 after selection and before appointment can occur.


BENEFITS:

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You may be eligible for performance bonuses of 5 to 20 percent of base pay for superior accomplishments. The total compensation package includes other benefits and options.  

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.

In addition to the 10 regular paid holidays observed by the government, you will earn 26 vacation days and 13 days of sick leave per year.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Relocation:  Relocation expenses may be paid in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

SES positions are NOT subject to Veterans preference.  Do NOT submit your DD214.



HOW TO APPLY:

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

 

  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement posting to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
  • Follow the directions to register and submit all required documents.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov/.

 

Visit this site to create your account and apply for this position –

http://www.usajobs.gov/seniorexecutives.asp.

Your application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT of the closing date of this announcement date.

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 View Occupational 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: ICESES/13-943628.

You may verify your documents have been processed by logging into https://applicationmanager.gov.   Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear virus scan.   Faxed documents may take 2-3 business days to process.

 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must submit a resume, not exceeding five pages. As mentioned in the "Qualifications Required" section of this annoucement, your resume must address the specified Basic Qualifications, Executive Core Qualifications, and Technical Qualifications and should include the following specific information:

 

  • Vacancy announcement number ICESES/13-943628
  • Full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
  • Social Security Number
  • 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. Only education obtained from accredited schools/universities will be considered. For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
  • Information about your paid and non-paid 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.

 

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

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Martesia S. Lavant
Phone: (202)732-7568
Email: MARTESIA.LAVANT@ICE.DHS.GOV
Agency Information:
ICE Dallas Service Center
800 K Street NW
Washington, DC
20536
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Our evaluation will be based on the information you supply.  You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability, and security information from reference checks and take that information into account in making employment offers.

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ICESES\13-943628

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