Job Title: Mission Support SpecialistJob Announcement Number: DAL-INV-965113-MP-TRV
Department: Department Of Homeland Security
Agency: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 to
Thursday, October 03, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Agency Employees Only
1 vacancy in the following location:
Albuquerque, NM United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
ICE Status Nationwide
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.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the principal investigative arm of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the second largest investigative agency in the Federal government. Created in 2003 through a merger of the investigative and interior enforcement elements of the U. S. Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, ICE now has more than 20,000 employees in more than 400 offices in the United States and 47 foreign countries 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 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; as well as current U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees serving under a VRA appointment.
- Displaced Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP).
- Persons with Disability - individuals with mental retardation; a severe physical disability; or a psychiatric impairment which has been certified by a licensed medical professional, vocational rehabilitation specialist or any Federal, State or District of Columbia agency that issues or provides disability benefits. These individuals must already be employed by ICE to apply.
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Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, SAC El Paso, ASAC Albuquerque, NM.
- The ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate is a critical asset in the ICE mission, responsible for investigating a wide range of domestic and international activities arising from the illegal movement of people and goods into, within and out of the United States.
- HSI investigates immigration crime, human rights violations and human smuggling, smuggling of narcotics, weapons and other types of contraband, financial crimes, cybercrime and export enforcement issues. HSI special agents conduct investigations aimed at protecting critical infrastructure industries that are vulnerable to sabotage, attack or exploitation.
- In addition to criminal investigations, HSI oversees the agency's international affairs operations and intelligence functions. HSI consists of more than 10,000 employees, consisting of 6,700 special agents, who are assigned to more than 200 cities throughout the U. S. and 47 countries around the world.
- HSI conducts criminal investigations against terrorist and other criminal organizations who threaten national security. HSI combats worldwide criminal enterprises who seek to exploit America's legitimate trade, travel and financial systems and enforces America's customs and immigration laws at and beyond our nation's borders.
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
- You must successfully pass a background investigation and drug screen
- Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Mission Support Specialist you will perform the following duties:
- Coordinate and perform a wide variety of administrative and management services essential to the operations of the office (including but not limited to: management and information systems, telecommunications, budget, finance, procurement, human resources, training, logistics, property, space, records and files, printing and graphics, mail, travel, and office equipment) and serve as an advisor to management on assigned administrative matters;
- Conduct or participate in the evaluation of administrative programs, systems and methods and identify ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of these services at the local level;
- Represent the office in dealings with vendors and organizations within the agency that have primary responsibility for these services;
- Operate, manage and oversee fleet management program to include: purchase, disposal, maintenance, budgeting and reporting functions.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
- Applying (and modifying, if necessary) established practices to specific administrative problems which involve many variables;
- Conducting independent evaluations on administrative functions and preparing stud findings, recommendations, and reports;
- Providing advice on a variety of administrative and management programs and procedures; making agreements and commitments at meetings and during telephone discussions in accordance with previously received functions;
- Performing liaison functions with other organizations, including effectively presenting the organization's needs and establishing harmonious working relations with counterparts.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
Substitution of Education for Experience:
There is no substitution for education at this grade level.
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.
Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
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:
- Knowledge and skills in the application of administrative processes and procedures;
- Ability to plan, organize and coordinate office activities;
- Ability to establish and maintain liaison with high level public and government officials;
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing;
- Ability to determine and manage resources required for the job.
Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100. Those applicants who score the highest will be referred to the hiring manager and may be called for an interview.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
To apply for this position, you need to submit a complete initial Application which includes:
- Your resume
- A complete Occupational Questionnaire
- Required documents to support your minimum qualifications and eligibility (see Required Documents section below)
The complete initial Application must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, October 03, 2013
Please note: If materials are not received by the closing date, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. Also, if you do not provide an email address, you may not be notified of the outcome of your application.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 965113. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
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 the closing date for further instructions.
If you cannot apply online:
- Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
- Print the 1203FX form to provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and
- Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144
- Resume showing relevant experience (education, training, and/or work experience; work experience should include job title, duties, and employer's name, daytime telephone number and address, starting and ending dates with month and year, hours worked per week, and indicate if we may contact your current supervisor)
- Your responses to the occupational questionnaire
- Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable). Prior to appointment, an official college transcript may be required. This education must be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Those with foreign education click this link.
- Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)? Submit:
- a copy of your agency notice
- a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
- a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location
- Are you a current or former Federal employee? Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that indicates grade, status, tenure and the full performance level (FPL) of the position held. Please do not submit an SF-50 for a cash/time off award.
- Are you claiming Persons with Disability Preference? Submit a letter, record or statement issued from a licensed medical professional, vocational rehabilitation specialist or any other Federal, State or District of Columbia agency that issues or provides disability benefits.
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 of 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 selection within 60 days of the closing date of this announcement. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.