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Job Title:INSPECTIONS AND COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:DAL-OPR-1087560-DEU-JJT

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$42,631.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 07, 2014 to Friday, April 11, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1801-07/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

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, Inspections and Detention Oversight Division, Headquarters, Washington, DC.

    Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be paid.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • 25% or Greater
  • May be required to travel 6-10 days per month

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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:

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As an Inspections and Compliance Specialist you will perform the following duties:

  • review ICE’s 287(g) partnerships with state and local law enforcement agencies (LEAs) throughout the U.S. 
  • responsible for planning, organizing, conducting and reporting on on-site inspections at state and local law enforcement facilities and carrying out work related to the development and implementation of the 287(g) program
    • participate as a team member performing on-site compliance inspections and assist the team leader in planning inspections and in developing the unique methodology and approach for each specific inspection site;
    • use inspection knowledge to focus the inspection on underlying causes of problems related to the inspected functional issue and research, collect, organize, review and analyze information throughout the entire process;
    • participate in exit and entrance briefings with team leaders, schedule and conduct interviews at inspection sites, and develop individual findings for assigned areas identified, validated and verified during the course of inspections;
    • ensure inspection findings provide accurate, complete identification of deficiencies, areas of concern, and best practices; adequate background to support the findings; and logical, supportable recommendations for corrective action;
    • discuss, defend, and justify the entire finding to the team leader as well as other team members, or management personnel, during the course of the exit briefing; and
    • prepare organized, concise and well-written documentation of the inspection process and findings for inclusion in the final, comprehensive inspection report


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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You qualify at the GS-07 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:

  • participate as team member conducting and reporting on basic on-site compliance inspections;
  • select, gather and organize information before, during and after inspections;
  • report individual findings for assigned areas identified, validated and verified by a senior specialist during the course of inspections

You qualify at the GS-09 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:

  • conduct and report on basic on-site inspections;
  • provide input to develop the scope and inspection site rationale;
  • assist the inspection team in planning inspections;
  • ensure findings include inspections results which provide complete identification of deficiencies, areas of concern, and best practices; adequate background to support the findings; and
  • develop sound recommendations for corrective actions with assistance from the supervisor or team leader

You qualify at the GS-11 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:

  • conduct and report on on-site inspections;
  • assist the team leader or supervisor in planning inspections and participating in interviews or exit or entrance briefings with team leaders at inspection sites;
  • ensure inspection findings provide complete identification of deficiencies, areas of concern, and best practices; adequate background to support the findings;
  • develop sound recommendations which identify the appropriate level of the problem, and the type of corrective action necessary to fixn the problem; and
  • prepare and present oral and written inspections findings to team leader or supervisor

You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:

  • conduct and report on on-site inspections;
  • conduct all phases of the inspection effort, including scheduling and conducting interviews at inspection sites, providing input to develop the scope and inspection site rationale;
  • assist team leader or supervisor in developing the unique methodology and approach for the specific inspection site;
  • research, collect, organize, review and analyze information before, during and after the inspection and throughout the entire process; prepare documentation of inspection process and findings
  • ensure inspection findings provide complete identification of deficiencies, areas of concern, and best practices; and adequate background to support the findings;
  • discuss, defend and justify the entire finding to the team leader as well as other team members

Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.


Substitution of Education for Experience:

In lieu of experience you must meet one of the following to qualify based on education: You may substitute superior academic achievement for the experience required at the GS-07 level. You must have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, class standing in the upper third of a graduating class or major subdivision, or membership in a national scholastic honor society. You may also substitute successful completion of one year of full-time graduate education in a qualifying field for the experience required at the GS-07 grade level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position.

You may substitute successful completion of a master's or equivalent graduate degree, 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or a L.L.B/J.D. degree for the experience required at the GS-09 level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university.

You may substitute successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.M, if related, in an accredited college or university for experience required at the GS-11 level. This education must demonstrate the skills needed to do the work. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 54 semester hours or 81 quarter hours should be considered as satisfying the 3 years of full-time study requirement.

Requirements by Closing Date:  Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the 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.

Travel: You may be required to travel 6-10 days per month.

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:

    • customer service
    • flexibility
    • conflict management
    • organizational awareness
    • planning and evaluating
    • problem solving
    • decision making
    • external awareness
    • oral communication
    • writing
    • teamwork

Based on your responses, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

  1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
  2. Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
  3. Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Applicants in the Best Qualified category will be referred to the hiring manager and may be called for an interview.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible: If you have never been a Federal employee, you are not eligible to apply under CTAP/ICTAP. This program offers displaced Federal employees priority for jobs within the agency from which they have separated or are separating. For more information, please see: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/.

To be considered well qualified under ICTAP/CTAP you MUST be placed in the Well Qualified Category for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are placed in the best qualified category above non-preference eligibles, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. This position (is or is not) considered scientific/professional. For more information regarding veterans' preference, please see: http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp


BENEFITS:

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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 www.dhs.gov/careers and select "benefits".

OTHER INFORMATION:

Promotion Potential: When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the Occupational Questionnaire and submit the required documentation outlined under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section below.

    The complete initial Application must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, April 11, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: If your 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 a valid 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 1087560. 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 response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  1. Resume showing relevant experience, education and training.  PLEASE NOTE:  Work experience should include: job title, duties, employer's name, employer's telephone number, employer's address, starting and ending dates (MM/YY), hours worked per week, and indicate whether or not we may contact your current supervisor.
  2. Your responses to the occupational questionnaire

OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (IF APPLICABLE):

  1. Are you qualifying based on education? If you are 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.
  2. Are you a veteran?  If so, submit the Member copy 4 of your DD214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or Certificate of Service.  Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation (e.g. VA Letter) listed on the back of this form.
  3. Are you a displaced federal employee claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Plan (ICTAP)? Click  for eligibility requirements.   If so, submit:
    • a copy of your agency notice
    • a copy of your most recent performance rating, and
    • a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) noting your current position, grade level, and duty location
  4. Are you claiming Military Spouse Preference, E.O. 13473? If so, submit:
    • permanent change of duty orders (based on relocation)
    • verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage)
    • verification of the service member's 100% disability (i.e., VA letter of disability), and/or
    • verification of the service member's death while on active duty (i.e., letter from military and/or VA)
  5. Are you claiming Persons with Disability Preference? If so, 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jeannell J. Thomas
Phone: (214)905-5326
Email: JEANNELL.THOMAS@ICE.DHS.GOV
Agency Information:
ICE Dallas Service Center
7701 N Stemmons Freeway
6th Floor
Dallas, TX
75247
USA

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 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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Job Announcement Number:

DAL-OPR-1087560-DEU-JJT

Control Number:

366027500