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    The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment which is grounded in the Constitution. This position is in the SES, Career Reserved. Positions in the SES are not graded. SES employees are also eligible for bonuses and awards based on performance. Veteran's preference is not applicable to the SES. Selectee is subject to a one-year probationary period, unless currently serving under an SES appointment. Visit http://www.opm.gov/ses/for additional information and benefits for SES employees.

    If you would like to work for a premier agency that is focused on enhancing the quality of life for the American people by supporting production of agriculture: ensuring a safe, affordable, nutritious, and accessible food supply; caring for agricultural, forest, and range lands; supporting sound development of rural communities; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents; expanding global markets for agricultural and forest products and services; and working to reduce hunger in America and throughout the world, USDA is the place for you. To learn more about our agency, our exciting mission, vision, and guiding principles, please visit http://www.usda.gov

    USDA structures its SES positions into position levels. This is a position level 1 and the salary range is $123,175-$170,357 .Exceptions to the salary cap may be considered in certain circumstances

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    The Director, Law Enforcement and Investigations, serves as the principal advisor to the Chief and Associate Chief on law enforcement and investigation policies, systems, and issues, including protection of Forest Service lands, employees and visitors. The Director develops and implements policy regarding issues that affect the Forest Services law enforcement and investigation activities and programs. The incumbent coordinates and monitors a wide variety of special emphasis and priority law enforcement issues. The incumbent provides overall direction to an immediate staff in the Washington Office as well as the Special Agents in Charge who reside within the Regional Offices throughout the United States and their law enforcement and investigations staff.

    The Director serves as a consultant and advisor to the Chief/Associate Chief of the Forest Service, Deputy Chiefs, Associate Deputy Chiefs, Staff Directors, and Regional Foresters, Station Directors and Area Director, regarding law enforcement and investigations. This includes principles, practices and procedures applicable in this highly complex and important function. Serves as the Agencys Law Enforcement and Investigations point of contact for internal and external contacts, such as other agencies, Federal, State and local law enforcement entities and for the public. Is responsible for coordinating strategies, program efforts, and objectives of Headquarters, Regional Offices, Research Stations and the Area to meet the dictates of the Chief/Associate Chief, the Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration and the Secretary of Agriculture.

    Provides overall leadership and direction to the law enforcement and investigations program including planning, organizing, developing, and administering the agencys broad national law enforcement program. Integrates natural resource management and protection with law enforcement in support of the multiple-use of Forest Service natural resources and facilities. Develops service-wide law enforcement and investigation training standards and guidelines. Ensures the USDA-Forest Services law enforcement policy, strategy, and resources are effectively and efficiently aligned with facility security and emergency preparedness needs. Coordinates internal and external law enforcement intelligence functions including local and state organizations, coordinates law enforcement activities with anti¬terrorism strategies, and coordinates the Forest Services law enforcement requests for emergencies. Directs the overall planning, development, and coordination of Forest Service law enforcement policy capable of meeting requirements of the potentially dangerous situations faced daily by law enforcement personnel.

    Identifies and evaluates deficiencies in existing policies and regulations. Advises the Chief/Associate Chief, Deputy Chiefs, Associate Deputy Chiefs, Staff Directors, Regional Foresters, Station Directors and the Area Director regarding the need for new or improved policies and for new or modified legislation. Participates in the initiation, design, and completion of such proposals. Proposals are frequently controversial and require intimate familiarity with contemporary professional attitudes expressed in a variety of information media. Formulates, plans, and recommends appropriate program changes to ensure responsiveness to advances in technology and the changing face of threats identified or perceived. Analyzes, reviews, and evaluates law enforcement initiatives to ensure their objectives, approaches, and practices conform to current requirements and policies. Consults with and provides advice to the Chief/Associate Chief and other Agency executive members in the development or expansion of programs affecting their program areas. Helps to redefine and modify elements within these programs to support Agency mission accomplishments.

    Develops and implements nationwide drug control and coordination policies. Coordinates cooperative drug control policies with other Federal agencies. Represents Chief & Associate Chief in meetings on various high-level departmental and interdepartmental committees and task forces. Establishes and maintains close and continuing contact and liaison with the Department, congressional staffs, and high-ranking representatives of state and local governments, tribes, and top level business executives in the law enforcement and investigations areas.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - At the agency's discretion.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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    1811 Criminal Investigation

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