You qualify at the GS-15 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level, performing duties such as:
- Planning and directing major agency-level projects requiring collaboration;
- Assessing and interpreting a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods and data for the purpose of enhancing program effectiveness and responding to inquiries at all levels;
- Facilitating, mediating, coordinating and interacting with a broad range of agencies throughout the law enforcement community (i.e. federal, state and local government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector); and
- Implementing ways to eliminate or reduce bottlenecks and barriers to production, promoting team building and improving business practices.
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.
You will be required to work long and irregular hours, including weekends and night shifts, and/or occasional overtime hours that are administratively uncontrollable.
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 combination of FLETC Criminal Investigator Training Program and the DRO Equivalency Training Program for Special Agents (ETPSA) and for legacy US 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 previously attended the three-week Deportation Officer Transition Program (DOTP) will be required to do so after entrance on duty.
Mobility: Mobility is a major factor in this occupation and you must sign a mobility agreement.
Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid automobile drivers license at the time of appointment.
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 ICE Training Program at Glynco, Georgia. 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 victims 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): This position is approved for 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.
Secondary Law Enforcement: The Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer (Unit Chief) 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: Leadership, Managing Human Resources, Planning and Evaluating, Decision Making, and Financial Management.
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.