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    THIS IS A VOLUNTARY REASSIGNMENT OPPORTUNITY WHICH WILL ONLY BE USED TO SOLICIT APPLICATIONS FROM CURRENT GL/GS-1896, BORDER PATROL AGENTS INTERESTED IN A LATERAL REASSIGNMENT (NO CHANGE TO LOWER GRADES WILL BE ACCEPTED).

    Who May Apply:

    • Current 1896: GL-5, GL-7, GL-9, GS-11 & GS-12 Border Patrol Agents in the Bargaining Unit (Agents who are currently serving under a detail or an official temporary promotion which removes them from the bargaining unit & for which an SF-50 was issued, are not eligible for reassignment under this program) who also:
      • Has a minimum of 3 years in service with the agency
      • Is not to be the subject of:
        • Any pending Performance Improvement Plan (PIP);
        • Proposed action of suspension of 7 or more days or termination;
        • Any open investigation being conducted by OIG or an investigation being conducted by OPR for an allegation which, if sustained, the employee would typically receive a proposal of an adverse action (15 days or more);
        • A Last Chance Agreement;
        • Three or more disciplinary actions or a single adverse action (15-day suspension or more) within the last 2 years.
      • Has not received a funded relocation in the past 4 years
      • Able to perform all the required duties of the Border Patrol Agent position description
      • Has passed their applicable probationary period
    • View common definitions of terms in this announcement.

    If you are promoted above the journeyman level Border Patrol Agent GS-12 grade level at any time between 05/01/2018 and 05/14/2018, or before the established enter on duty date, or you make any other changes to your career that cause you to no longer meet the eligibility requirements for this program, you will lose consideration for this reassignment opportunity.

    NOTE: To be eligible for reassignment under this announcement, candidates must meet all of the requirements throughout the selection & reassignment process. It is your responsibility to notify us of any changes.

    Organizational Location: This position is located with the U.S. Border Patrol at various locations throughout the United States. Please see Requirements section for locations.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Border Patrol Agent, you will serve as a primary Law Enforcement Officer under 5 U.S.C. 8331 (6C) and 8412 (d) and be responsible for:

    • Preventing the entry of terrorists and their weapons of terrorism
    • Enforcing the laws that protect America's homeland by the detection, interdiction & apprehension of those who attempt to illegally enter or smuggle any person or contraband across our Nation's sovereign borders.
    • Selected agents will patrol the international boundary and coastal waterways and may use a variety of Government assets for the accomplishment of the USBP Mission. These assets include, but are not limited to:
      • Vehicles
      • Horses
      • Vessels
      • Watercrafts
      • Off Road Vehicles
      • ATVs
      • Snowmobiles
      • Motorcycles

    Conditions of Employment:
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
    • You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph
    • You may be required to pass initial and random drug testing
    • You must be able to meet job-related medical and/or fitness standards

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel may be required on a regular and recurring basis.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/498400900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.