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Job Title:Student Trainee (Criminal Investigator)

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Job Announcement Number:DAL-INV-1142130-DEU-KLM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$28,269.00 to $41,122.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, June 25, 2014 to Tuesday, July 1, 2014




Multiple Schedules - Internships




Few vacancies in the following location(s):
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All groups of qualified individuals






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 (ICE) is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the second largest investigative agency in the Federal government. For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to  

ICE is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Pathways Internship Program. The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (applicants who do not meet the definition of "student" will not be considered). This internship is for students who can commit to working year-round. Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules.   At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a federal career or career-conditional position as a Criminal Investigator.  The Criminal Investigator position is a law enforcement position that requires you to carry a firearm.  Upon conversion you will be required to attend the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, for a period of 22 weeks. 

Who May Apply:

    • Students enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited/qualifying educational institution.

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, Homeland Security Investigations,  Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Miami, FL; Newark, NJ; New York, NY; San Juan, PR; Fairfax, VA; El Paso, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Honolulu, HI; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Orange County, CA; Phoenix, Ventura County, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Tucson, AZ; Flagstaff, AZ; San Antonio, TX; Austin, TX; Laredo, TX; Brownsville, TX; Fresno, CA; Bakersfield, CA; Seattle, WA; Blaine, WA; and Saint Paul, MN.   Please note that these locations are temporary and pertain to the completion of the Internship only.  Upon conversion and completion of the Criminal Investigator Training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, candidates will be reassigned to their permanent duty locations, primarily along the Southwest Border, or as determined by the needs of the agency.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.


  • Occasional Travel
  • As case load requires


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident 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
  • Upon completion of the program, you must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You must sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.


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As a Student Trainee (Criminal Investigator) you will perform the following duties:

  • Participate in and obtain knowledge of arrest techniques  and defensive tactics in a training setting.  
  • Receive instruction on the safe handling and use of handguns and long weapons in a training setting.   
  • Assist with surveillance support activities by conducting low-risk (non-enforcement/information gathering only), street surveillances and monitoring electronic surveillance equipment.
  • During coordinated enforcement actions, assist Special Agents with performing law enforcement database queries, entering subject/target information into law enforcement databases, and assembling arrest/removal packets for documentation.
  • Assist in reviewing case data to find links with non-associated cases/investigations/initiatives, and produce reports for the Case Agent/Program Manager that details the linkages and findings.


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Pathways Internship Programs candidates must meet the qualification requirements consistent with the ICE Pathways Programs Qualification Standard applicable to the position being filled.

·         Candidate must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment on a full or half-time basis as a degree-seeking student.

·         Must remain in good academic standing as defined by the school, generally at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) for undergraduate programs (cumulative) and a 3.0 GPA for advanced degree programs.  GPAs will not be rounded up to meet compliance (e.g. 1.98 GPA does not equal 2.00 GPA).

·         Must be 16 years or older at the time of appointment.

·         Degree does not have to be related to the position/series; however to be eligible, candidate must meet the ICE Qualification Standards for the position to which the Intern may be converted.

·         Meet the ICE developed qualifications standards prior to appointment and any physical, suitability, security requirements and if applicable, medical requirements prior to conversion.

·         If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Program Participant Agreement.

GS-4: .Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school education or an associate's degree. 

GS-5: Completion of 4 full academic years of post-high school education leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent.

To be eligible for this position you must possess the qualifying education.


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

If converted to the Criminal Investigator position, you will be required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.



Applicants are considered in the following order:

1.     Candidates on the DHS Priority Reemployment List (RPL);

2.     Preference eligibles having a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more;

3.     10-point preference eligibles;

4.     5-point preference eligibles; and

5.     Non-preference eligibles.

Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligible 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 eligible, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. This position IS NOT considered scientific/professional.

For more information regarding veterans' preference, please see:


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DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to and select "Employee Benefits".



Non-Competitive Conversion Eligibility: Candidate(s) selected from this announcement may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a term or permanent position in the competitive service provided that all terms of the Internship Program are met, there is an available position, and the candidate is a U.S. citizen. However, conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed. Additional information on the ICE Pathways Program can be found at:


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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 Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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 1142130. 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. Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed along with proof of current enrollment.  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.
      4. Are you a veteran?  Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD214 (Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty) or Statement of Service.  Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form.


Kurt Metcalf
Phone: (214)905-8753
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 education, 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 and Application Manager accounts 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.

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Flagstaff, AZ View Map
Phoenix, AZ View Map
Tucson, AZ View Map
Bakersfield, CA View Map
Fresno, CA View Map
Los Angeles, CA View Map
Orange County, CA View Map
Ventura County, CA View Map
Miami, FL View Map
Honolulu, HI View Map
Chicago, IL View Map
Boston, MA View Map
Detroit, MI View Map
Saint Paul, MN View Map
Newark, NJ View Map
Albuquerque, NM View Map
Las Vegas, NV View Map
Albany, NY View Map
Buffalo, NY View Map
New York, NY View Map
San Juan, PR View Map
Austin, TX View Map
Brownsville, TX View Map
El Paso, TX View Map
Houston, TX View Map
Laredo, TX View Map
San Antonio, TX View Map
Fairfax, VA View Map
Blaine, WA View Map
Seattle, WA View Map

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