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Job Title:  SUPERVISORY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR (SAC) in the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR)
Department:  Department Of Homeland Security
Agency:  Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Job Announcement Number:  DAL-OPR-996232-MP-TRV

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$113,735.00 to $147,857.00 / Per Year
Monday, December 02, 2013 to Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Full Time - Agency Employees Only
1 vacancy in the following location:
El Paso, TX View Map
ICE Nationwide
Not Applicable


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

Who May Apply:

  • Current U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees (in the 1811 series) with competitive status who are serving on a career or career-conditional appointment.

For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here

Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Professional Responsibility in El Paso, TX. 

    Relocation expenses will be paid. 

This is a non-bargaining unit position.


  • Occasional Travel
  • You will be required to travel frequently.


  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses will be authorized


  • 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


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As a Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Special Agent-in-Charge) you will perform the following duties:

  • Provide administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit;
  • Perform administrative, logistic and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised;
  • Establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff members;
  • Develop work improvement plans, recommend personnel actions and provide advice and counsel to employees related to work and administrative matters;
  • Resolve informal complaints and grievances; effect disciplinary measures as appropriate;
  • Further the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to ensure the accomplishment of agency EEO objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap;
  • Plan and develop national and special investigative programs, make recommendations for the introduction of new programs and acceleration of existing programs;
  • Develop or recommend instructions for nationwide dissemination that are designed to improve the efficiency of operation, promote the development and utilization of greater skills and improved techniques;
  • Direct and control programs to combat concentrated or widespread patterns of illegal activity;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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To qualify for this opportunity, you must either hold or have held a Permanent Supervisory GS-1811-15 position within ICE, or have received a category rating from the most recent category rating announcement. To be eligible under Category Rating, you must submit your Notice of Results (NOR) from job announcement (DAL-INV-623345-CAT-PB) with your application. Candidates with a "Best Qualified" (BQ) rating will be referred to the selecting officials. If there are less than three Best Qualified candidates on the certificate the selecting official may include "Well Qualified" (WQ) candidates to the certificate. Those candidates who rated "Qualified" (Q) will not be referred to the selecting official.

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 of 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.

Travel: You will be required to travel frequently.

Mobility Agreement: This position may require you to be reassigned to different geographic locations. Accordingly, you will be required to sign a mobility agreement, which will remain in effect through the duration of the assignment.

Law Enforcement Retirement: This position meets the eligibility criteria for law enforcement retirement under both the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Employees covered by either retirement system who reach age 50 or over with at least twenty years of service as a law enforcement officer are qualified for law enforcement retirement. In addition, employees covered by FERS (all new hires to the Federal government) of any age with at least 25 years of service as a law enforcement officer are qualified for law enforcement retirement. Finally, employees who reach age 57 with at least twenty years of service as law enforcement officers are subject to mandatory retirement.

Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): LEAP is approved for these positions to compensate employees for unscheduled duty in excess of the 40-hour work week.

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 Criminal Investigation 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 [Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g)(9)]. Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony 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].


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:

  • Ability to direct and coordinate operational activities of an investigative program;
  • Ability to establish and maintain liaisons;
  • Knowledge of immigration and customs laws and regulations;
  • Ability to determine and manage resources required for the job for which you are applying;
  • Ability to plan, organize, administer and coordinate the full spectrum of investigative activities. 

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.


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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to and select "benefits".


Promotion Potential: This position is at the full performance level.

Supervisory Probationary Period: This is a supervisory position. Under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a one (1) year probationary period. You may also be required to complete an appropriate supervisory training course within the one year of assignment to this position.

Drug Testing: If you have not already done so, you must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result before you can be appointed into this position. After appointment, you may be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

Medical/Physical: You must pass a pre-employment medical examination - unless you are already working in a position covered under 5 USC 8336(c) with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Prior to appointment, the person selected for this position must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties; and also pass a medical examination (which includes vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician.

Fitness Program: This job is covered by the agency Fitness Program for law enforcement positions. You may be required to undergo regular physical examinations. You may, in the future, be required to maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with the standards and policies of the agency; failure to maintain such a level of fitness may lead to removal from the position or other actions as may be specified in the Program.

Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid automobile driver's license at the time of appointment.


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To apply for this position, you need to submit a complete initial Application which includes:

  1. Your resume
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
  3. 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 Wednesday, December 11, 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 using the following Vacancy ID 996232. 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:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire , and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144


  1. 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)
  2. Your responses to the occupational questionnaire
  3. To be eligible under Category Rating, you must submit your Notice of Results (NOR) from job announcement number (DAL-INV-623345-MP-PB) with your application.
  4. Current ICE employees: 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. An Award SF-50 (a cash or time off award) does not meet this criterion. Award SF-50’s are acceptable; however, you risk being made ineligible if we only receive an award SF-50 from you.


Toi R. Vann
Phone: (214)905-5787
Agency Information:
ICE Dallas Service Center
7701 N Stemmons Freeway
6th Floor
Dallas, TX


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.

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