More than 3,950 Deputy Marshals and Criminal Investigators form the backbone of the agency. Among their many duties, they protect the federal judiciary, transport federal prisoners, execute civil and criminal process, apprehend more than half of all federal fugitives, operate the Witness Security Program, enforce court orders and Attorney General orders involving civil disturbances and acts of terrorism, and seize property acquired by criminals through illegal activities.
The Deputy U.S. Marshal is a key position within the USMS providing protection to Federal judicial officials judges, attorneys and jurors. Further, the Deputy U.S. Marshal is responsible for the care, custody and transportation of all federal prisoners from the time they enter federal custody until they are either acquitted or convicted and delivered to their designated federal Bureau of Prisons facility. This announcement will be used to establish an inventory of candidates from which many vacancies will be filled.
Note: Please read the entire announcement carefully before applying.
Important Job Summary Items:
- The incumbent must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license
- This position has a Minimum Age Requirement (mandatory entry age of at least 21) and a Maximum Age Requirement (mandatory retirement age of 57); preference eligible veterans over the age of 37 may be considered http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
- The incumbent must qualify in the use of multiple firearms and carry a handgun
- The incumbent must be in excellent physical condition
- Must sign a mobility agreement and may be moved at the needs of the agency
- The salaries stated above are an approximation. Actual salary is determined by the geographic location in which employee is stationed.
This announcement will close at 11:59 pm EST on the day that 5,000 applicants have applied and may be extended for up to 5 business days. It is to your benefit to apply early to ensure your application is submitted prior to closing. For more information concerning this position, please refer to: http://www.usmarshals.gov/careers/deputy_positions.htmlLearn more about this agency
Major duties of this position include:
Assisting in planning and executing warrants of arrest.
Executing civil and criminal processes.
Preparing reports on actions taken during the execution of processes, etc.
Conducting body searches of prisoners and persons who are under arrest.
Transporting prisoners and producing prisoners in court.
Assisting higher graded USMS law enforcement personnel in providing in-court security during criminal and civil proceedings.
Maintaining custody of prisoners throughout court proceedings.
50% or less - Extensive travel may be required
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- Must complete an initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s)
- U.S. Citizenship. Resume and supporting documents (See How to Apply)
- Required to pass a drug test and background investigation
- Relocation expenses (on-boarding, interviewing, etc) will NOT be paid
- Work Schedule: Full-time (Extensive travel may be required)
- Required to pass a rigorous 21 week basic training program
- Required to pass a medical examination and physical fitness assessment
All qualification requirements for this position must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
Time-in-Grade: Current or former Federal employees applying under merit promotion considerations must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and have a final assessment score of 85 or better. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and have a final assessment score of 85 or better. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ctap
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-05 or equivalent grade level is required to meet time-in-grade requirements for the GL-07 level. Applicants must submit SF-50s that indicate proof of status (e.g., tenure, type of service, grade level, etc.) and time-in-grade eligibility. Do not submit award SF-50s.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as described in OPM's occupational requirements.
To qualify at the GL-07 (or GS-07) level, you must meet ONE of the following:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled. This Specialized Experience must be gained in a full time certified law enforcement officer position(s). Specialized experience must include responsible law enforcement experience that required the exercise of tact, courtesy, and the ability to deal effectively with associates, subordinates, the public, and prisoners. Specialized experience conducting work such as criminal investigation or other law enforcement work must include planning and carrying out investigations, planning and making arrests, serving court orders, testifying in court, and using firearms. This experience should have provided knowledge of the law and court precedents as they relate to such matters as search and seizure, making arrests, and using firearms. (THIS EXPERIENCE MUST BE DEMONSTRATED IN YOUR RESUME). You must certify that this experience was gained in a full time certified law enforcement officer position and be able to provide certification upon request.
Superior Academic Achievement (SAA): SAA at the baccalaureate level is fully qualifying for the GL-07 (OR GS-07) grade level. To qualify for SAA, you must have completed (or expect to complete in 9 months) all requirements for a bachelor's degree related to a field in law enforcement or other related fields such as Criminal Justice, Sociology, Criminology, Homeland Security, Psychology, Forensic Science, Computer Forensics, Public Administration, Political Science, Law, Security Related Degrees, etc., that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work, and meet ONE of the following:
1. A grade point average of "B" (a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
2. A grade point average of "B+" (a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. *Grade point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9.
3. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.
4. Membership in a national scholastic honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. **If more than 10 percent of your courses were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honorary society. (NOTE: MUST submit transcripts if using education to qualify)
For more specific details on SAA, click the following link: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e5.asp#e4f.
Note: Applicants must show expected completion date of degree if not yet awarded.
Education: One full year of graduate level study related to a field in law enforcement or other related fields such as Criminal Justice, Sociology, Criminology, Homeland Security, Psychology, Forensic Science, Computer Forensics, Public Administration, Political Science, Law, Security Related Degrees, etc., that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. (MUST submit transcripts).
Combination of Education and Experience: To combine your education and experience, you must convert each to a percentage, and then add the percentages. The combined total of your percentage of education and experience must equal 100% in order to qualify. Only education beyond the first year of a bachelor degree program can be combined with experience (MUST submit transcripts).
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Retirement/Age Requirement: This position has been approved for coverage as a Primary Law Enforcement position under the special retirement program for law enforcement officers 5 U.S.C. 8412(d) (FERS) (Federal Employees Retirement System ). Persons making their first entry into a law enforcement position under these authorities must be between the ages of 21 and 36 years of age. Persons in already covered secondary positions or persons with previous approved service who apply for a primary position cannot be considered if their age at reentry into the primary position exceeds 36 years after subtracting their years of service in covered positions. You must indicate your date of birth on your resume/application. Veterans must submit a Member 4 copy of their DD-214 or statement of Service with your application as qualifying proof of Veterans Preference for employment. http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp
Duty locations: Many positions will be filled from this vacancy throughout the nation. If selected, you will be placed in a duty location that fits the needs of the agency.
Mobility Agreement: All candidates are required to sign a mobility agreement and may be moved at the needs of the agency. All candidates are required to perform a minimum of three years at their initial duty station.
Drug Usage: Applicants who are found through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, may be disqualified for this law enforcement position.
Drug Testing: An applicant tentatively selected will be required to submit to a drug test to screen for illegal drug use. As a condition of continued employment, the incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
Background Investigation: An applicant tentatively selected will be required to undergo and pass a thorough background investigation prior to a final offer of employment. As a condition of continued employment, the incumbent is subject to periodic background reinvestigations and must be able to maintain the necessary security clearance and suitability requirements for the position.
Fitness Testing: An applicant tentatively selected will be required to pass a USMS Physical Fitness Test Battery (PFTB) prior to a final offer of employment. A Deputy Candidate will be required to pass a USMS Physical Ability Test (PAT) to graduate from Basic Deputy US Marshal training. As a condition of continued employment, the incumbent will be subject to periodic fitness testing and must pass the USMS PFTB and/or the USMS PAT requirements for the position.
Medical Examination: An applicant tentatively selected will be required to undergo and pass a thorough medical examination prior to a final offer of employment. As a condition of continued employment, the incumbent is subject to periodic medical examinations and must be able to meet the medical standard requirements for the position.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Please review the descriptions of the specialty codes listed in the online questionnaire in order to determine how you would like to be considered for this position. You may make more than one selection as applicable. You will only be considered under the options you have selected, so please choose carefully.
This position is open to Competitive Merit Promotion, Non-Competitive, and Special Hiring Authority eligibles. You must meet the requirements for one of the following categories to be eligible.
1. A current permanent competitive service employee; former Federal employee who achieved career status in the competitive service; or former Federal employee who served on a career conditional appointment without achieving career status in the competitive service who was separated less than three years ago. This includes applicants who have not previously held, or currently hold this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this announcement. You must submit an SF-50 that shows competitive service eligibility to be considered.
2. A Veteran applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing an honorable discharge to be considered. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. Click here for more eligibility requirements. NOTE: Current employees applying under VEOA must submit a qualifying SF-50 to show they meet time-in-grade requirements.
3. A current or former Land Management Bureau employee who has served at least 24 months under a time-limited competitive appointment who is eligible for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act.
4. A 30% or more Disabled Veteran. You must submit your DD214, a completed SF-15, and letter from the VA dated 1991 or later to be considered.
5. Military spouses are eligible if their active duty military spouse: 1) receives a Permanent Change of Station move; 2) has a 100% disability rating; or 3) died while on active duty. Please submit supporting documentation to be considered.
6. Schedule A: Department of Justice (DOJ) welcomes and encourages applicants from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advance on the basis of merit within DOJ. Documentation of eligibility under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e. state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. Territory that issues or provides disability benefits.
7. A Former Peace Corps or VISTA Volunteers Appointment. Please submit documentation to be considered.
8. Veterans eligible for a Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA). You must submit a copy of your DD-214. NOTE: VRA only applies to positions at the GS-11 level and below.
Our office places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from all qualified men and women from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The assessments for this job will measure:
Attention to Detail
To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a final assessment rating of 85.
The application process will involve three (3) separate evaluations:
1. Minimum Qualifications Review
2. Online Assessment Battery
3. Structured Interview
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficient, detailed information to make an accurate qualification determination. Additionally, please ensure your resume contain specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment, number of hours worked per week, if the position is/was in the Federal government and the position series and grade level, if applicable. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your overall assessment may be adversely affected.
Candidates will undergo assessments to determine if they are among the best qualified which is based on the content of the resume, responses to the online questionnaires and results of the structured interview. The best qualified candidates will be placed on a referral certificate for further hiring consideration. The best qualified applicants selected from the referral certificate will begin the pre-employment process which includes a background investigation, medical screening, drug screening and physical fitness testing.
Thoroughly read and follow the instructions outlined in the announcement. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Failure to submit a complete application may result in an ineligible rating.
Note: Due to the expected high volume of applications, there may be a delay in responding to applicant inquiries. Your patience is appreciated.
Background checks and security clearance
Your complete Application Package (containing the below required documents) must be received no later than 11:59 pm Eastern on the day that 5,000 applicants have applied.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other Supporting Documents:
- College transcript(s), if using education to qualify for this position
- SF-50 that reflects time-in-grade requirement, position title, series and grade (do not submit an award SF-50).
- Any other supporting documentation required for verification of the eligibility in which you selected, as described in the announcement.
If you are a veteran and you are claiming veteran's status, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. For competitive service positions, active duty service members expecting to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days: you may be granted tentative preference by submitting a "certification" document in lieu of a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214. This "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of the submission of the certification. Veteran's status must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's status and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted. If you are claiming 10-point veteran's status based on service-connected disability, in addition to the DD214 or certification requirements, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference, plus the proof of entitlement of this preference from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Main_Page
Active Duty Service Members-- You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the certification is signed. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online questionnaire, the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on the day that 5,000 applicants have applied to receive consideration. The announcement is set to close within the first 24 hours of the posted date if 5,000 applicants have applied to receive consideration and may be extended for up to 5 business days. The application process will follow the bullets outlined below. Notifications are provided to correspond with each step.
- Click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the initial online questionnaire.
- Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
- If you log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
- When you receive a notification from your USAJOBS account it may indicate that your application is complete after you submit the initial online questionnaire and documentation, however, your application will NOT be complete until you have successfully completed the next step described below.
- If you meet minimum qualifications based on the initial online questionnaire responses that you submit, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. The invitation to this assessment will be sent from email address assessments@USAHire.opm.gov. Please plan to set aside at least 3 or more hours for the assessments; however, most applicants complete the assessments in less time.
- You must complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments within 48 hours after the close of the announcement to be eligible for this position. This announcement may close at 11:59pm Eastern on the day it opens and may be extended for up to 5 business days. Please monitor this close date to determine how long you have to complete the online testing after you have received the link. Your results will be kept on record for use when applying for future jobs that require the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You will not be allowed to re-take them for one year.
- Before attempting to take the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you should visit https://usahire.opm.gov/assess/default/sample/Sample to determine if the computer you are using is likely to experience any issues during testing. If you have questions about the computer requirements or require technical assistance please contact email@example.com.
- If you accidently deleted the invitation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments or otherwise need the information re-sent (e.g., you feel you have not received it due to a SPAM filter), you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request the invitation to be re-sent. Requests to re-send invitations to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments must be received by email@example.com BEFORE the close of the JOA.
Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, click here for more information about the request process: http://www.usajobs.gov/content/pdfs/USAHireReasonableAccommodation.pdf. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments must be received before the JOA closes to be considered for this job opening. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. After notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the assessments. If the email invitation is sent prior to the close of the JOA to which you applied, you must complete all of the assessments within 48 hours of the closing of the JOA. If the email invitation is sent after the close or less than 48 hours prior to the close of the JOA to which you applied, you must complete all of the assessments within 48 hours from the time the email is sent.
Agency contact information
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If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, you will receive an email from email address assessments@USAHire.opm.gov with a link to take the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. This assessment must be completed within 48 hours after the close of this JOA. If you have not received the link to the assessment within 24 hours of the closing date and you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, you should contact HelpDesk@USAHire.opm.gov to request the invitation to be re-sent.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476591000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.