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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 resiliency to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.

    Discover a challenging and rewarding career in CBP, the sole organization responsible for securing the nation's borders.  At U.S. Customs and Border Protection, we:

    • Screen passengers, vehicles, and shipments entering our country
    • Seize illegal narcotics, vehicles, and agricultural products
    • Prevent unauthorized entry into the country
    • Rescue individuals who fall into dangerous conditions traversing our border

    For more information about CBP's mission, activities, and careers, please see http://www.cbp.gov/

    Who May Apply:  Applications to take the assessments will be accepted from permanent Customs and Border Protection employees with competitive status who meet the following:

    1.  Currently or previously served at the GS-11 grade level or higher, and

    2.  Possess the basic educational requirements noted under the Education section and possess at least one year of specialized experience interpreting and applying a comprehensive range of Federal laws, rules, regulations and procedures concerning the import/export of agricultural commodities and the introduction of harmful pests, diseases and potential agro-terrorism into the United States. 

    NOTE:  The grade levels listed in this announcement (GS-13/14) indicate the grade levels that will be offered in future vacancy announcements using this assessment process.

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    The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for the next CBP Agriculture Specialist Supervisory Promotional Assessments and to provide applicants the method for completing the required CBP Agriculture Specialist Career Experience Inventory (CEI) element of the assessments. Completion of the assessment (including the CEI) is required before you can apply for promotion to a supervisory or managerial CBP Agriculture Specialist position covered by this assessment process. If you have previously taken the multiple-choice written assessments, you may retain your score on those elements.

    ** Two Important Changes for the CBP Agriculture Specialist Career Experience Inventory (CEI) **

    1.  Update Your Career Experience Inventory (CEI):  The CBP Agriculture Specialist CEI portion of the promotional assessments was updated in 2014 to reflect the current experiential requirements of GS-0401-13-14 supervisors and managers.  If your most recent CBP Agriculture Specialist CEI was submitted before 2014, then it was rescored on 31 May 2015 and you received no points on the new and changed items.  Therefore, candidates who have yet to submit a new CEI are strongly urged to do so at this time.

    2.  The CEI Dashboard:  A CBP Agriculture Specialist CEI Dashboard was implemented in 2015.  It provides a summary of your CEI experiences in graphical format.  Through a secure web-based interface on the OFO Career Development website, you can compare a summary of your CEI experiences to the aggregate experiences of the candidates against whom you are likely to compete for vacancies covered by the CBP Agriculture Specialist Competency-Based Assessments for promotion.  Additionally, through a separate, secure web-based interface, selecting officials can now access a CEI Dashboard summary of CEI experience level responses of every candidate on a selection certificate.  Selecting officials can make comparisons of each candidate's summary responses to the aggregate responses of the other candidates.  They use this information as one component of the factors considered when making selection decisions.  Therefore, it is to your advantage to ensure your CEI is up-to-date with your most recent experience.

    - The CEI Dashboard supports the Workforce Transformation Initiatives Career Roadmap project and helps to address concerns raised in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey related to training and development.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current GS-11 through GS-13 CBP Employees With Competitive Status

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/484354100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.