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    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.

    The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) leads the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation's physical and cyber infrastructure. Learn more about NPPD.

    Joining the Federal Protective Service (FPS) means protecting and delivering integrated law enforcement and protection services to our national critical infrastructure of federal facilities. In this position, you would be responsible for managing and directing the day to-day operations of the region wide criminal investigative and intelligence, law enforcement and security, protection and contract security programs.

    Who May Be Considered: All U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates including the following:

    • Current federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service
    • Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service
    • Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities (click here for a list of authorities)
    • Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement (click here to view a list of covered agreements)
    • Veterans' preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty (click here for information on veterans)
    • Veterans applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
    • Individuals with disabilities (See more information under "Other Information" below)
    For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here.

    Competitive, merit promotion, and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency.
    More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
    Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.
    Salary varies depending on location.

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    The Deputy Regional Director (Operations) for the Federal Protective Service manages and oversees through subordinate staff the following major functions: Law Enforcement and Security Program, Plans and Coordinates Investigations, Investigative Support and Supervisory Responsibilities.

    Major Duties:

    Manages, develops and oversees the region-wide law enforcement and security program under the direction of the FPS Regional Director. This involves reviewing comprehensive physical security surveys designed to evaluate and determine staffing and related security requirements for the protection of personnel and property, the preparation of survey reports, resource requirement requests and records, and maintaining region-wide staffing reports.

    Directs the overall law enforcement service to include reports of criminal and suspicious activity, personnel accidents and other incidents and violations of building regulations occurring in Federal facilities. Through subordinate staff, ensures that appropriate reports are prepared and submitted in a timely manner.

    Oversees and supervises the plans related to criminal investigations to ensure effectiveness of operations and to minimize the risk of injury or death of agents, informants or suspects, especially when violence or other threats to persons are anticipated.

    Plans and assigns work, delegating authority as appropriate; sets and adjusts priorities as necessary; develops performance standards and appraises work, giving advice and/or instruction as required. Interviews candidates for vacant positions and makes recommendations for appointments, promotions, or reassignments. Hears and resolves serious complaints from employees. Periodically reviews job descriptions of subordinates for currency and accuracy. Identifies developmental and training needs of employees and, in accordance with applicable policies and procedures, takes appropriate action to provide those needs.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - Overnight travel of 11 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456971800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.