You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Age Restriction: The date immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday is the maximum entry age for original appointment to a law enforcement officer position. This requirement does not apply to a) Preference-eligible veterans; OR b) Individuals who are 37 years of age or older and have previously served in law enforcement officer positions that were covered by a special law enforcement retirement plan.
Medical Requirements: The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to him/her, or others is disqualifying.
Guidance on Addressing the ECQs and TPQs: Use your overall set of professional and volunteer experiences, education and training, accomplishments, awards and potential in describing your ECQs and TPQs. Be clear and concise, using examples that demonstrate the scope and quality of your experiences, accomplishments, and/or potential relevant to each ECQ and TPQ.
IMPORTANT: Structure your ECQ statements in terms of actions you have taken, the context or environment in which the action was taken and the outcome or results of those actions (Challenge - Context - Action - Result (C-C-A-R) Model). For further information and tips on writing effective narrative statements, see OPM's publication 'A Guide to SES Qualifications' available on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website at: www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp. Please be advised that the individual selected for this position will likely require certification by a Qualifications Review Board conducted by OPM, prior to receiving the SES appointment.
Each of the following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation. The essay competencies address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Your responses are required for each of these ECQs, unless you have had your ECQs previously certified by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board (QRB) for the Senior Executive Service (SES).
If you are already certified by OPM's QRB, submit proof such as a copy of the certification or an SF-50 showing SES Career Status. Your SF50 should show a code 4 in block 34. If it shows a code 3, you must address the ECQs or provide a copy of the OPM certification.
ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE - Encompasses the ability to develop and implement an organizational vision, which integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. Inherent to it is the ability to balance change and continuity to continually strive to improve customer service and program performance within the basic government framework, to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking and to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity.
ECQ 2: LEADING PEOPLE - The ability to design and implement strategies which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.
ECQ 3: RESULTS DRIVEN - Stresses accountability and continuous improvement. It includes the ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs and policies.
ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN - Involves the ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner that instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission and to use new technology to enhance decision-making.
ECQ 5: BUILDING COALITIONS - The ability to explain, advocate, and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. It also involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations and organizational units and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization.
Each of the following essay competencies address the Mandatory Technical/Professional Competencies (TPCs). Your responses are required for each of these TPCs.
TPC 1: Describe your experience with the Federal criminal justice system, including Federal criminal law, rules of criminal procedure, rules of evidence, and information needed to facilitate prosecution.
TPC 2: Demonstrate your experience leading and directing an organization that plans and conducts highly sensitive investigations or task force operations into allegations of criminal conduct, including complex impersonation schemes, white-collar crime and violent crime investigations.
TPC 3: Describe your experience in evaluating and implementing organizational law enforcement policy, procedures, and directives that effectively communicate organizational priorities to senior investigation managers.
TPC 4: Describe your experience in managing highly sensitive investigations into violations of Title 26 of the United States Code.
TPC 5: Describe your experience in working for an Inspector General (IG) organization and a broad understanding of how it is structured and operates.
TPC 6: Describe your experience in managing high profile cross-border cybercrime investigations.