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LAW ENFORCEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST

  • ... Deming, New Mexico, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 77955 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 05, 2024       Expires on: Mar 21, 2024

LAW ENFORCEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST   

JOB TITLE:

LAW ENFORCEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Deming New Mexico United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Duties

In this Law Enforcement Information Systems Specialist role, you will become a key team member of Homeland Security professionals involved in providing multifaceted analysis products including reports and real-time communication in support of intelligence and law enforcement operations.

This position starts at a salary of $59,966.
00 (GS-9, Step 1) to $77,955.
00 (GS-9, Step 10) with promotion potential to $77,955.
00 (GS-9 Step 10).

Typical duties of this assignment include:

  • Utilizing law enforcement databases, video/remote sensor data and geospatial information to collect and analyze tactical intelligence to produce reports impacting real time enforcement operations within the Agency and with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Preparing forensic evidence (audio and video) for court, establishing chain of custody, and testifying in court on behalf of the government explaining information conveyed to the field on surveillance activity, sensor alarms and database searches.
  • Providing agents with rapid access to U.
    S.
    Border Patrol historical activity data (e.
    g.
    , apprehensions, seizures, Significant Incident Reports (SIRs)) via Enterprise Geospatial Information Services (eGIS) to provide situational awareness and aid in operational effectiveness in real time.
  • Utilizing a variety of law enforcement information systems including but not limited to: Automated Targeting System, Targeting Framework, Intelligence Report System, and Intelligent Computer Assisted Detection (ICAD) to conduct data mining and analysis.
  • Performs a variety of developmental duties in support of the overall work of the organization; to include regularly performing radio dispatching duties.

Requirements

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
  • Primary U.
    S.
    residency for at least three of the last five years (additional details below)
  • You may be required to pass a background investigation
  • CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing procedures
  • As an employee of CBP, you will be joining a workforce that is dedicated to accomplishing our mission while maintaining the trust of our Nation by strictly adhering to all government ethics standards.
    Your conduct will be subject to the ethics rules applicable to all Executive Branch employees, and to CBP employees specifically, as well as the criminal conflict of interest statutes.
    Once you enter on duty, these rules include obtaining approval for outside employment or business activity, to ensure such employment or business activity is not prohibited and does not interfere or conflict with performance of your official duties.
    Please review further details via the following link.

Qualifications

Experience: You qualify for the GS-09 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:
  • Collecting intelligence reports utilizing a wide range of law enforcement information systems.
  • Interpreting and implementing immigration law, video surveillance, and database analysis.
  • Gathering and analyzing data collected through numerous databases to ensure a proper status determination is quickly and accurately made.
  • Identifying and reporting criminal history information, federal/state/local warrants, and driver's license information.

NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible.
Please see the "Required Documents" section below for additional resume requirements.


Education Substitution: GS-09: A Master's degree, two full years of graduate education, a J.
D.
or an LL.
B.
degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for experience required at this level.
Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise two years of graduate education.
If that information is not available, use 36 semester or 54 quarter hours.


Combining Experience and Education: 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 at least 100% in order to qualify.
If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert the quarter hours into semester hours by multiplying the quarter hours by the fraction 2/3.
To calculate your percentage of graduate education, divide the number of graduate semester hours by 18.
To determine your percentage of qualifying experience, you must divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by the required number of months of experience.
Add your percentages of education and experience.
The two percentages must total at least 100%.


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.
g.
, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.
g.
, professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


You must meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process by 02/09/2024.


The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees.
If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.


Background Investigation: U.
S.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity.
During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.
g.
, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances.
For additional information, review the following links: Background investigation and the e-QIP process.


Residency: There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by CBP.
Individuals are required to have physically resided in the United States or its protectorates (as declared under international law) for at least three of the last five years.
If you do not meet the residency requirement and you have been physically located in a foreign location for more than two of the last five years, you may request an exception to determine if you are eligible for a residency waiver by meeting one or more of the following conditions:
  • Working for the U.
    S.
    Government as a federal civilian or as a member of the military
  • A dependent who was authorized to accompany a federal civilian or member of the military who was working for the U.
    S.
    government
  • Participation in a study abroad program sponsored by a U.
    S.
    affiliated college or university
  • Working as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer supporting the U.
    S.
    government
Probationary Period: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment.
Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.

Education

Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.

Additional information

Bargaining Unit: This is a bargaining unit covered position, represented under the National Border Patrol Council - NBPC.
For local chapter contact information see https://bpunion.
org/#.


Travel: Occasional travel may be required for this position.


Shift work: You will be required to perform work on a shift and rotational basis.


Overtime: You must be readily available to work overtime on a scheduled or unscheduled basis in excess of the 40-hour workweek.


DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States.
Learn more about E-Verify including your rights and responsibilities.


The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.
3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.
707.
Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission.
If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs.
To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.


  • Benefits

    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.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    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 You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use an assessment questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education, and training.


If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

  • Best Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF), and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis.
  • Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPF's and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.
  • Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.

This self-assessment will be used to assess the following competencies or KSAs:
  • Knowledge of information systems used to collect and analyze data to produce reports used to predict, target, detect, and disrupt illegal activities (e.
    g.
    , NCIC, Automated Targeting System, CCDI, SEVIS).
  • Knowledge of transmission codes to relay information to requestor in adherence to agency guidelines.
  • Ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to adapt existing guidelines to a fast paced and changing threat environment and make necessary judgements since information is analyzed and relayed quickly to ensure officer and public safety.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be contacted for an interview.
As a part of the interview process, additional selection criteria may be administered by the hiring manager.
Preview the job questionnaire https://apply.
usastaffing.
gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12296396

Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher.
This position is not considered scientific/professional.
Other 10 point preference eligibles and veterans with 5 point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify.
View information on veterans' preference.


Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible.
View information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibilityon OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
To be considered eligible under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well-Qualified category for this position, as described above.
In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

  • Benefits

    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.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    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.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.
    Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.
    You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    • Your resume: A resume describing your job-related qualifications is required and will be used for the purpose of reviewing your qualifications and determining what training, if any, would be required when placed.
      A resume in English is required.
      It must contain your full legal name, address, phone number, complete work history including a detailed description of your duties, the dates you performed those duties (MM/DD/YY), your hours worked per week, job title, as well as series, grade, and salary (if applicable).
      For additional required items, see the link above.
      *Note- It is recommended that you upload your resume as a PDF instead of a Word document to ensure document quality.
      Ensure that your uploaded resume is not a password protected document, to include Office 365 passwords.
    • Your responses to the job questionnaire: https://apply.
      usastaffing.
      gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12296396
    • Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable at this time; however, official copies will be required prior to entrance on duty) or a list of coursework with hours completed provided from the institution.
      Education must be from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.
      S.
      Department of Education.
      Education obtained from a foreign university or college is not creditable unless it has been evaluated by an organization that specializes in interpretation of education credentials.
      Note: If submitting documentation of an evaluation, transcripts are still required.
      For a listing of some accrediting agencies see www.
      naces.
      org
      .
      See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information.
    • Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? You must submit a separation notice; your most recent SF-50 (noting your current position, grade level and duty location); a copy of your most recent performance rating; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.
      S.
      C.
      8337(h) or 8456.
    • Are you a veteran? To apply veterans' preference you must submit proof of eligibility as appropriate for your preference type:
      • Five Point Preference: DD 214 listing the character of service and either qualifying medal(s) or service period.
      • Ten Point Preference: DD 214 showing character of service and supporting documentation as listed on the Standard Form 15 (application for 10 Point Veterans' Preference).
        Submitting an SF-15 with your application is encouraged.
        Veterans with a service-connected disability must also submit a VA Disability Award letter dated 1991 or later, OR supporting documentation as listed in the SF-15.
      • If you are currently serving on active duty, you must submit a written statement from the armed forces certifying your dates of service, rank, expected character of service, and anticipated date of separation.
        If you apply with a written statement at this stage, your preference will be verified by a DD 214 upon separation from the military.
      • View more veterans' information.
    • Are you a current or former federal employee? If yes, it is recommended that you submit a copy of your SF-50(s) (Notification of Personnel Action) to support your experience.
      Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, within-grade increases and accessions.
    • Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
      • Position title
      • Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee)
      • Agency
      • Beginning and ending dates of appointment
  • How to Apply

    To begin your online application, click "Apply Online" to create a USAJOBS account and follow the prompts or log in to your existing account.
    Your application packet must include a completed assessment questionnaire, a resume, and any applicable and/or required supporting documentation.
    Please see the "Required Documents" section for additional information.
    All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.


    If you are unable to apply online or need to submit a document you do not have in electronic form, you must request an alternative application which is available from the Human Resources Office.
    Please contact CBP Hiring Center at CBPhiring-applicantinquiry@cbp.
    dhs.
    gov for more information regarding an alternate application process.



    Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or email.
    You may apply more than once, but the most recent application is the only one that will be used.
    You must submit your resume, your online questionnaire, and any supporting documents by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 02/09/2024.


    It is your responsibility to verify that any information entered or uploaded is received and is accurate.
    Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application.
    Determining your eligibility and qualifications is dependent on the supporting documentation and information provided, which may impact your referral for further consideration.
    If a document is not legible, you will not be able to view it in your application and you must again upload it by the closing date.


    Please upload your resume under "Resume" and any other applicable supporting documents mentioned above under the appropriate Document Type.
    If your Document Type is not listed, upload as "Other.
    "

    DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays.
    Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers.
    DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities.
    For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select "Benefits.
    " Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.


    Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.


    View common definitions of terms in this announcement.

    Agency contact information

    CBP Hiring Center

    Phone

    952-857-2932

    Email

    CBPhiring-applicantinquiry@cbp.
    dhs.
    gov

    Address

    United States Border Patrol
    Please read entire announcement
    Please apply online
    Washington, DC 20229
    US

    Next steps

    GS Salary: Visit this link to view the locality pay tables by geographic area.
    If you do not see your geographic area listed, select the "Rest of United States" pay table.
    Some positions fall under a special pay rate depending on the series, grade level and location of the position.
    Please visit this link to view special pay rate charts.


    The open period for this job opportunity announcement may be extended to allow for a sufficient applicant pool.


    Once the job opportunity announcement has closed, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews.
    You will be notified by email after each of these steps has been completed.
    Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts with your USAJOBS account.
    If you are referred, you will receive a final notification of the disposition of the announcement.
    We expect to make a tentative job offer within 60 days after the close of the announcement.
    If you are selected, we may conduct a suitability/security background investigation.


    Additional selections may be made beyond the total number of vacancies specified using this vacancy announcement.
    Further selections may also be made for additional organizational divisions and/or units within the duty location(s) listed above.


    If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty.
    False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.


    Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.
    S.
    Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.
    S.
    Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring.
    These authorities are subject to change.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.
    Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

  • Your resume: A resume describing your job-related qualifications is required and will be used for the purpose of reviewing your qualifications and determining what training, if any, would be required when placed.
    A resume in English is required.
    It must contain your full legal name, address, phone number, complete work history including a detailed description of your duties, the dates you performed those duties (MM/DD/YY), your hours worked per week, job title, as well as series, grade, and salary (if applicable).
    For additional required items, see the link above.
    *Note- It is recommended that you upload your resume as a PDF instead of a Word document to ensure document quality.
    Ensure that your uploaded resume is not a password protected document, to include Office 365 passwords.
  • Your responses to the job questionnaire: https://apply.
    usastaffing.
    gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12296396
  • Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable at this time; however, official copies will be required prior to entrance on duty) or a list of coursework with hours completed provided from the institution.
    Education must be from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education.
    Education obtained from a foreign university or college is not creditable unless it has been evaluated by an organization that specializes in interpretation of education credentials.
    Note: If submitting documentation of an evaluation, transcripts are still required.
    For a listing of some accrediting agencies see www.
    naces.
    org
    .
    See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information.
  • Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? You must submit a separation notice; your most recent SF-50 (noting your current position, grade level and duty location); a copy of your most recent performance rating; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.
    S.
    C.
    8337(h) or 8456.
  • Are you a veteran? To apply veterans' preference you must submit proof of eligibility as appropriate for your preference type:
    • Five Point Preference: DD 214 listing the character of service and either qualifying medal(s) or service period.
    • Ten Point Preference: DD 214 showing character of service and supporting documentation as listed on the Standard Form 15 (application for 10 Point Veterans' Preference).
      Submitting an SF-15 with your application is encouraged.
      Veterans with a service-connected disability must also submit a VA Disability Award letter dated 1991 or later, OR supporting documentation as listed in the SF-15.
    • If you are currently serving on active duty, you must submit a written statement from the armed forces certifying your dates of service, rank, expected character of service, and anticipated date of separation.
      If you apply with a written statement at this stage, your preference will be verified by a DD 214 upon separation from the military.
    • View more veterans' information.
  • Are you a current or former federal employee? If yes, it is recommended that you submit a copy of your SF-50(s) (Notification of Personnel Action) to support your experience.
    Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, within-grade increases and accessions.
  • Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
    • Position title
    • Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee)
    • Agency
    • Beginning and ending dates of appointment


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  • The public

    U.
    S.
    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.
    S.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 05, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

77955 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707477968-7f1207755b37165880037bcd5b0c5257

LOCATION:

New Mexico United States

CITY:

Deming

Job Origin:

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In this Law Enforcement Information Systems Specialist role, you will become a key team member of Homeland Security professionals involved in providing multifaceted analysis products including reports and real-time communication in support of intelligence and law enforcement operations.
This position starts at a salary of $59,966.00 (GS-9, Step 1) to $77,955.00 (GS-9, Step 10) with promotion potential to $77,955.00 (GS-9 Step 10).

Typical duties of this assignment include:

  • Utilizing law enforcement databases, video/remote sensor data and geospatial information to collect and analyze tactical intelligence to produce reports impacting real time enforcement operations within the Agency and with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Preparing forensic evidence (audio and video) for court, establishing chain of custody, and testifying in court on behalf of the government explaining information conveyed to the field on surveillance activity, sensor alarms and database searches.
  • Providing agents with rapid access to U.S. Border Patrol historical activity data (e.g., apprehensions, seizures, Significant Incident Reports (SIRs)) via Enterprise Geospatial Information Services (eGIS) to provide situational awareness and aid in operational effectiveness in real time.
  • Utilizing a variety of law enforcement information systems including but not limited to: Automated Targeting System, Targeting Framework, Intelligence Report System, and Intelligent Computer Assisted Detection (ICAD) to conduct data mining and analysis.
  • Performs a variety of developmental duties in support of the overall work of the organization; to include regularly performing radio dispatching duties.

Requirements

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
  • Primary U.S. residency for at least three of the last five years (additional details below)
  • You may be required to pass a background investigation
  • CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing procedures
  • As an employee of CBP, you will be joining a workforce that is dedicated to accomplishing our mission while maintaining the trust of our Nation by strictly adhering to all government ethics standards. Your conduct will be subject to the ethics rules applicable to all Executive Branch employees, and to CBP employees specifically, as well as the criminal conflict of interest statutes. Once you enter on duty, these rules include obtaining approval for outside employment or business activity, to ensure such employment or business activity is not prohibited and does not interfere or conflict with performance of your official duties. Please review further details via the following link.

Qualifications

Experience: You qualify for the GS-09 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:
  • Collecting intelligence reports utilizing a wide range of law enforcement information systems.
  • Interpreting and implementing immigration law, video surveillance, and database analysis.
  • Gathering and analyzing data collected through numerous databases to ensure a proper status determination is quickly and accurately made.
  • Identifying and reporting criminal history information, federal/state/local warrants, and driver's license information.

NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible. Please see the "Required Documents" section below for additional resume requirements.

Education Substitution: GS-09: A Master's degree, two full years of graduate education, a J.D. or an LL.B. degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for experience required at this level. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise two years of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 36 semester or 54 quarter hours.

Combining Experience and Education: 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 at least 100% in order to qualify. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert the quarter hours into semester hours by multiplying the quarter hours by the fraction 2/3. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, divide the number of graduate semester hours by 18. To determine your percentage of qualifying experience, you must divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by the required number of months of experience. Add your percentages of education and experience. The two percentages must total at least 100%.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process by 02/09/2024.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. For additional information, review the following links: Background investigation and the e-QIP process.

Residency: There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by CBP. Individuals are required to have physically resided in the United States or its protectorates (as declared under international law) for at least three of the last five years. If you do not meet the residency requirement and you have been physically located in a foreign location for more than two of the last five years, you may request an exception to determine if you are eligible for a residency waiver by meeting one or more of the following conditions:
  • Working for the U.S. Government as a federal civilian or as a member of the military
  • A dependent who was authorized to accompany a federal civilian or member of the military who was working for the U.S. government
  • Participation in a study abroad program sponsored by a U.S. affiliated college or university
  • Working as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer supporting the U.S. government
Probationary Period: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.

Education

Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.

Additional information

Bargaining Unit: This is a bargaining unit covered position, represented under the National Border Patrol Council - NBPC. For local chapter contact information see https://bpunion.org/#.

Travel: Occasional travel may be required for this position.

Shift work: You will be required to perform work on a shift and rotational basis.

Overtime: You must be readily available to work overtime on a scheduled or unscheduled basis in excess of the 40-hour workweek.

DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify including your rights and responsibilities.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.


  • Benefits

    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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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    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 You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use an assessment questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education, and training.

If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

  • Best Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF), and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis.
  • Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPF's and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.
  • Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.

This self-assessment will be used to assess the following competencies or KSAs:
  • Knowledge of information systems used to collect and analyze data to produce reports used to predict, target, detect, and disrupt illegal activities (e.g., NCIC, Automated Targeting System, CCDI, SEVIS).
  • Knowledge of transmission codes to relay information to requestor in adherence to agency guidelines.
  • Ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to adapt existing guidelines to a fast paced and changing threat environment and make necessary judgements since information is analyzed and relayed quickly to ensure officer and public safety.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be contacted for an interview. As a part of the interview process, additional selection criteria may be administered by the hiring manager. Preview the job questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12296396

Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. Other 10 point preference eligibles and veterans with 5 point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on veterans' preference.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. View information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibilityon OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well-Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the Required Documents section of this job announcement.

  • Benefits

    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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    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.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    • Your resume: A resume describing your job-related qualifications is required and will be used for the purpose of reviewing your qualifications and determining what training, if any, would be required when placed. A resume in English is required. It must contain your full legal name, address, phone number, complete work history including a detailed description of your duties, the dates you performed those duties (MM/DD/YY), your hours worked per week, job title, as well as series, grade, and salary (if applicable). For additional required items, see the link above. *Note- It is recommended that you upload your resume as a PDF instead of a Word document to ensure document quality. Ensure that your uploaded resume is not a password protected document, to include Office 365 passwords.
    • Your responses to the job questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12296396
    • Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable at this time; however, official copies will be required prior to entrance on duty) or a list of coursework with hours completed provided from the institution. Education must be from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Education obtained from a foreign university or college is not creditable unless it has been evaluated by an organization that specializes in interpretation of education credentials. Note: If submitting documentation of an evaluation, transcripts are still required. For a listing of some accrediting agencies see www.naces.org. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information.
    • Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? You must submit a separation notice; your most recent SF-50 (noting your current position, grade level and duty location); a copy of your most recent performance rating; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
    • Are you a veteran? To apply veterans' preference you must submit proof of eligibility as appropriate for your preference type:
      • Five Point Preference: DD 214 listing the character of service and either qualifying medal(s) or service period.
      • Ten Point Preference: DD 214 showing character of service and supporting documentation as listed on the Standard Form 15 (application for 10 Point Veterans' Preference). Submitting an SF-15 with your application is encouraged. Veterans with a service-connected disability must also submit a VA Disability Award letter dated 1991 or later, OR supporting documentation as listed in the SF-15.
      • If you are currently serving on active duty, you must submit a written statement from the armed forces certifying your dates of service, rank, expected character of service, and anticipated date of separation. If you apply with a written statement at this stage, your preference will be verified by a DD 214 upon separation from the military.
      • View more veterans' information.
    • Are you a current or former federal employee? If yes, it is recommended that you submit a copy of your SF-50(s) (Notification of Personnel Action) to support your experience. Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, within-grade increases and accessions.
    • Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
      • Position title
      • Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee)
      • Agency
      • Beginning and ending dates of appointment
  • How to Apply

    To begin your online application, click "Apply Online" to create a USAJOBS account and follow the prompts or log in to your existing account. Your application packet must include a completed assessment questionnaire, a resume, and any applicable and/or required supporting documentation. Please see the "Required Documents" section for additional information. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to submit a document you do not have in electronic form, you must request an alternative application which is available from the Human Resources Office. Please contact CBP Hiring Center at CBPhiring-applicantinquiry@cbp.dhs.gov for more information regarding an alternate application process.


    Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or email. You may apply more than once, but the most recent application is the only one that will be used. You must submit your resume, your online questionnaire, and any supporting documents by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 02/09/2024.

    It is your responsibility to verify that any information entered or uploaded is received and is accurate. Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application. Determining your eligibility and qualifications is dependent on the supporting documentation and information provided, which may impact your referral for further consideration. If a document is not legible, you will not be able to view it in your application and you must again upload it by the closing date.

    Please upload your resume under "Resume" and any other applicable supporting documents mentioned above under the appropriate Document Type. If your Document Type is not listed, upload as "Other."

    DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select "Benefits." Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

    Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

    View common definitions of terms in this announcement.

    Agency contact information

    CBP Hiring Center

    Phone

    952-857-2932

    Email

    CBPhiring-applicantinquiry@cbp.dhs.gov

    Address

    United States Border Patrol
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    Washington, DC 20229
    US

    Next steps

    GS Salary: Visit this link to view the locality pay tables by geographic area. If you do not see your geographic area listed, select the "Rest of United States" pay table. Some positions fall under a special pay rate depending on the series, grade level and location of the position.Please visit this link to view special pay rate charts.

    The open period for this job opportunity announcement may be extended to allow for a sufficient applicant pool.

    Once the job opportunity announcement has closed, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. You will be notified by email after each of these steps has been completed. Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts with your USAJOBS account. If you are referred, you will receive a final notification of the disposition of the announcement. We expect to make a tentative job offer within 60 days after the close of the announcement. If you are selected, we may conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

    Additional selections may be made beyond the total number of vacancies specified using this vacancy announcement. Further selections may also be made for additional organizational divisions and/or units within the duty location(s) listed above.

    If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

    Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

  • Your resume: A resume describing your job-related qualifications is required and will be used for the purpose of reviewing your qualifications and determining what training, if any, would be required when placed. A resume in English is required. It must contain your full legal name, address, phone number, complete work history including a detailed description of your duties, the dates you performed those duties (MM/DD/YY), your hours worked per week, job title, as well as series, grade, and salary (if applicable). For additional required items, see the link above. *Note- It is recommended that you upload your resume as a PDF instead of a Word document to ensure document quality. Ensure that your uploaded resume is not a password protected document, to include Office 365 passwords.
  • Your responses to the job questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12296396
  • Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable at this time; however, official copies will be required prior to entrance on duty) or a list of coursework with hours completed provided from the institution. Education must be from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Education obtained from a foreign university or college is not creditable unless it has been evaluated by an organization that specializes in interpretation of education credentials. Note: If submitting documentation of an evaluation, transcripts are still required. For a listing of some accrediting agencies see www.naces.org. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information.
  • Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? You must submit a separation notice; your most recent SF-50 (noting your current position, grade level and duty location); a copy of your most recent performance rating; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
  • Are you a veteran? To apply veterans' preference you must submit proof of eligibility as appropriate for your preference type:
    • Five Point Preference: DD 214 listing the character of service and either qualifying medal(s) or service period.
    • Ten Point Preference: DD 214 showing character of service and supporting documentation as listed on the Standard Form 15 (application for 10 Point Veterans' Preference). Submitting an SF-15 with your application is encouraged. Veterans with a service-connected disability must also submit a VA Disability Award letter dated 1991 or later, OR supporting documentation as listed in the SF-15.
    • If you are currently serving on active duty, you must submit a written statement from the armed forces certifying your dates of service, rank, expected character of service, and anticipated date of separation. If you apply with a written statement at this stage, your preference will be verified by a DD 214 upon separation from the military.
    • View more veterans' information.
  • Are you a current or former federal employee? If yes, it is recommended that you submit a copy of your SF-50(s) (Notification of Personnel Action) to support your experience. Examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, within-grade increases and accessions.
  • Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
    • Position title
    • Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee)
    • Agency
    • Beginning and ending dates of appointment


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