Job Overview

Summary

Customs & Border Protection (CBP):  Securing America's Borders

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 resiliency to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.
Discover a challenging and rewarding career in CBP, the sole organization responsible for securing the nation's borders.  At U.S. Customs and Border Protection, we:
• Screen passengers, vehicles, and shipments entering our country
• Seize illegal narcotics, vehicles, and agricultural products
• Prevent unauthorized entry into the country
• Rescue individuals who fall into dangerous conditions traversing our border
For more information about CBP's mission, activities, and careers, please see http://www.cbp.gov/.

In this position, you will serve as a first-line supervisor with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, at a Communications Center within a Border Patrol Sector.  The incumbent will provide administrative and technical direction to the Center, which operates on 4-10 hour shifts or eight hour shifts, seven days a week, on a rotational basis.  The incumbent facilitates operations and training to Law Enforcement Communications Assistants (LECAs) who serve as the focal point and primary contact for Border Patrol Agents and other law enforcement agencies operating within the Sector’s area of responsibility.  This position starts at a salary of $39,179 (GS-07).

Who May Apply:  Open to all U.S. Citizens. 
•For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please see http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/careers/gc_1303762131481.shtm.

Organizational Location:  This position is located within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Border Patrol, Laredo Sector Headquarters, Laredo, Texas.
One or more selections may be made using this job opportunity announcement.

Duties

Your job will include:
• Overseeing the operations of communications equipment, sensors and cameras and providing ongoing technical and administrative supervision to a staff that searches, locates and transmits information and corresponding facts to agents/officers
• Ensuring that LECAs are up to date and familiar with various computerized indexes such as ICAD, TEC I and II, NCIC, NLETS and other law enforcement information systems
• Ensuring that LECAs are thoroughly familiar with the sensor intrusion process and equipment, coupled with the ability to evaluate information and report it in a timely matter to facilitate interceptions and apprehensions
• Performing normal day-to-day supervisory functions, including preparing schedules, conducting performance reviews, giving advice or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters, and hearing and resolving minor complaints

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No