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For over two centuries The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.
The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 16-1641-HQ-PW-M. APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS. NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DELEGATED EXAMINING VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.
This position is located within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations, Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS), New England Region, in Boston, MA.
Special conditions: Incumbent is subject to work unscheduled duty hours and must be available for unscheduled duty based upon the needs of the USCG. Therefore, the incumbent is eligible for Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) of an additional 25% and is subject to the provisions of the LEAP Act of 1994. Selectee must have completed or be able to successfully complete basic criminal investigator training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), or equivalent training, and must do so before being authorized to receive LEAP.
This position meets the conditions outlined for a "Secondary" position in accordance with 5 CFR 842.802 and applicable OPM retirement policies due to the preponderance of time spent in managerial and case oversight duties. This is a "Secondary" position covered under the Federal Employee's Retirement System (FERS) special retirement provision 5 USC 8412(d). Special retirement coverage is extended only if appointment to this position immediately follows service in a law enforcement covered position. FERS applicants for this position must have completed 3 years of continuous service in a "Primary/Rigorous" position in order to continue coverage upon selection.
The incumbent must carry firearms and maintain proficiency in their care and use. Therefore, the position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment, 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(9) and selectee will be required to certify whether he has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18, USC., Section 1001).
This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment physical which certifies that you are physically and medically qualified to perform the full duties of the position. Please see the GS-1811 Medical Requirements. Results of a recent (up to one-year old) physical examination must be provided prior to appointment. Determination as to sufficiency of medical record will be made at time of appointment. The incumbent will serve as a “full deputy” to the SAC, responsible for assisting the Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC) in managing the day-to-day supervision of assigned personnel consisting of civilian, active duty and reserve enlisted and Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) special agents as well as administrative support staff; participating in various decisions involving investigative, administrative, financial or personnel issues; and distributing work to be accomplished by other employees, relaying priorities and reviewing investigative products for content, clarity and timeliness.
Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team, typical duties include:
- Overseeing the Regional Investigative Reserve Agent program, which manages and directs special agents in the Coast Guard active reserve and the Regional Human Intelligence Collection (HUMINT) Program.
- Providing advice, counsel and/or instruction to less-experienced personnel on both investigative and administrative matters and coordinating complex regional or resident office issues with Headquarters staff as well as providing or making provisions for employees' personal development and training.
- Training others on investigative techniques, rules of evidence and criminal procedures, constitutional rights, methods of proper law enforcement action, agency policy/procedures, court decisions, arrest, search and seizure practices, and programmatic goals and direction.
- Investigating highly sensitive and complex cases that may include but not limited to internal violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) in matters ranging from arson, assault, rape, bribery, child abuse, and criminal fraud, to disclosure of classified/sensitive matter, manslaughter, narcotics violations, sabotage, subversive activity, and other violations of the UCMJ.
- Conducting highly complex criminal investigations usually within established geographical and jurisdictional boundaries but sometimes outside these boundaries, often working with cold information and/or evidence or with highly reluctant witnesses or suspects; handling a significant volume of complex and sensitive internal affairs investigations possibly on high ranking officials, engages in important liaison and team-building efforts both within CG and other law enforcement agencies; and performing protective services missions.
- Preparing clear and concise investigative reports and other documents in a timely manner, and presenting all indicated and developed information to supervisors, relevant commands, attorneys and courts; and reviewing the written reports of subordinates and preparing written products for final review and approval by the SAC.
- Preparing and delivering effective oral briefings to senior military and civilian personnel of the Coast Guard and other Federal, state, and local agencies at all levels.
Occasional travel - This position requires travel.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…This vacancy is open to all U.S. Citizens and is being advertised under delegated examining procedures.
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This announcement will close onWednesday, April 27, 2016 or on the day that 250 applications are received, whichever comes first.
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