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Job Title:Deputy Assistant Director, Investigative Services

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:ICESES\14-990539

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

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SALARY RANGE:

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

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, November 14, 2013 to Thursday, December 05, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-1811-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

CURRENT IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEES

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 with 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 principal 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 ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate is a critical asset in the ICE mission and is 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.

The Deputy Assistant Director (DAD), Investigative Services, HSI is responsible for the development, implementation, oversight and review of all policies, procedures, and guidelines concerning investigative support activities within HSI. The DAD is responsible for providing investigative support functions to assist in ongoing criminal investigations.  The Investigative Services Division's broad range of investigative support functions, from providing guidance and support to all Certified Undercover Operations in the field, to fingerprint services at the HSI Forensic Laboratory, to support and execution of all polygraph operations within HSI, to 24x7 coverage at the HSI Tip-Line, to oversight of the HSI Training academy, which provides all basic and advanced training for HSI Special Agents.  The incumbent advises the Executive Associate Director, Deputy Associate Director, and Assistant Director, HSI on all significant developments, trends, and patterns in criminal activity over which HSI has jurisdiction and on all criminal and civil proceedings related to violations of law or regulations.

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 (DAD), Investigative Services:

·         Supports the Executive Associate Director, Deputy Associate Director, and Assistant Director, HSI in exercising overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of  HSI investigate services.  Serves as the primary point of contact for all investigative support activities.

·         Coordinates investigative support activities that transcend the geographical limitations of HSI field assets; mediates and resolves any and all intra-and interagency conflicts with regards to investigative issues.

·         Monitors the personnel, budgetary, and logistical needs of HSI Investigative Services Division and field office requirements, and advises the Executive Associate Director, Deputy Associate Director, and Assistant Director, HSI of any actual or anticipated shortfalls.

·         Develops short and long-range investigative operational plans for review and approval by the Assistant Director, Investigations.  Coordinates and, where possible, integrates investigative operations with other ICE programs.

·         Responsible for the effective and efficient use of personnel, facilities and other resources of HSI within the division.   Provides guidance and leadership to subordinate managers in the establishment of goals for their various functions.  This includes setting performance standards and conducting performance evaluations in assuring that goals are attained and commitments are met, and that subordinate supervisors are held accountable for the performance of their organizations.  Performance deficiencies are addressed through counseling, training, etc.

·         Reviews organizational structure and functional responsibility of the HSI Investigative Services Division.  Decides whether changes are needed; authorizes and implements realignments, staffing adjustments, and delegated authority level.

·         Assures effective expenditure of appropriated funds.  Authorizes cost-savings initiatives to increase efficiency while reducing operating costs. Proposes detailed justifications for major expenditures to be incorporated in the overall allocation of funds.

·         Through subordinate managers, supervises a technical and professional workforce.  Makes decisions on program problems presented by managers, evaluates the performance of those reporting directly and reviews the performance evaluations made by subordinate managers of other employees.  Resolves individual or group employee grievances not resolved at the lower level; and reviews serious disciplinary cases and disciplinary problems involving key employees.

·         Develops, implements, and administers national and international investigative programs relevant to the investigative activities over which HSI has jurisdiction.  Establishes and conducts liaison with other Federal, state, local, international law enforcement, and law enforcement-related intelligence agencies relevant to the investigative activities over which HSI has jurisdiction.

·         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.  Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with related interests, in order to advance programs and objectives of the agency.

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; and

·         Supervising the work of employees; and exercising important policy-making, policy determining, 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 QUALIFICATIONS - Mandatory

Expert knowledge of and ability to manage a variety of complex Federal law enforcement investigative programs that support ongoing criminal investigations across the agency, to include asset forfeiture, forensic support and analysis, undercover operations, advanced training programs for criminal investigators, victim assistance, significant public benefit paroles, and internal and external audits, among other related area.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Background Investigation: 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.

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

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., § 922(G)(9)].

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

How You Will Be Evaluated:

Our evaluation will be based on the information you provide. Verification of performance, suitability, and security information from reference checks will be taken into consideration when making offers of employment.

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 reference checks. 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 resumes 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/14-990539.

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 announcement, 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/14-990539

·         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 wing 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 Executive Resources
800 K Street NW
Room 1000
Washington, DC
20536

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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Job Announcement Number:

ICESES\14-990539

Control Number:

354799700