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Job Title:Executive Director, Law Enforcement Information Sharing Initiative (LEISI)

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:ICESES\14-1001064

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:

Monday, December 02, 2013 to Monday, December 23, 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

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

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 Executive Director, Law Enforcement Information Sharing Initiative (LEISI) oversees all aspects of the LEISI program within ICE, serving as Executive Agent for the law enforcement components of the Department of Homeland Security. The incumbent is responsible for the coordination of ICE operational and administrative resources and functions related to the DHS LEISI and ensures that law enforcement activities fully support ICE's Strategic Plan and the DHS Information Sharing Initiatives.

The DHS LEISI mission is to transform the Department's Law Enforcement Information Sharing Environment by integrating culture, governance, business processes and technologies across DHS and with external partners to ensure the right information is delivered to the appropriate person(s) at the accurate time in the correct manner.  LEISI is the business sponsor of the Law Enforcement Information Sharing Service (LEIS Service).  The LEIS Service establishes bi-directional connectivity between DHS and federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement entities.  

The LEISI is an active advocate for law enforcement information sharing within DHS and its components.  The LEISI coordinates throughout the law enforcement community to improve the understanding of information needs, provide leadership in resolving policy issues that may inhibit law enforcement information sharing, and develop approaches to overcome traditional barriers to information sharing.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • May be paid in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background Investigation

DUTIES:

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The Executive Director, Law Enforcement Sharing Initiative (LEISI):

·        Advises the ICE Director, Deputy Director, and HSI Executive Associate Director on all aspects of the LEISI program.  Oversees and manages the resources and systems used to fully implement the comprehensive, multi-year plan to share critical law enforcement information with federal, state and local partners.

·        Provides leadership and direction as it relates to the outreach and protocol used in law enforcement information sharing initiatives in furthering the law enforcement mission of ICE and in support of the broad responsibilities of DHS.  Develops and implements strategies to enhance coordination on federal, state, and local levels.

·        Conceives, develops, plans, and implements ICE LEISI policies and guidelines affecting agency programs. Translates new legislation, procedures and protocol into agency program goals, actions, and policies.  

·       Recognized as an agency authority in formulating new law enforcement sharing policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on one or more significant programs of the agency. 

·         Provides management and consulting services to top executives of the agency on change management and internal business process improvements to increase the effectiveness of major agency operations and functions. 

   

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 mastery of criminal investigations and other law enforcement programs, policies, procedures, regulations, and techniques to effectively maintain a partnership between ICE, state and local governments, and their respective law enforcement entities to improve the understanding of information needs, provide leadership in resolving policy issues that may inhibit law enforcement information sharing, and develop approaches to overcome traditional barriers to information sharing.


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/14-1001064.

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, and your most recent SF50, if you are currently a civil servant or have reinstatement eligibility.  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/14-1001064

·         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

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\14-1001064

Control Number:

356007600