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Supervisory CBP Officer (Assistant Port Director-Tactical/Trade/Passenger)

Company: Department Of Homeland Security
Location: Sierra Vista
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates04/21/2021 to 04/27/2021 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 13 Salary $93,129 to $121,068 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-time DutiesSummaryAs our nation navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, CBP is committed to delivering our mission to safeguard America's borders and enable legitimate trade and travel. Staffing mission critical positions remains a high priority. Be reassured that CBP is still hiring, despite potential hiring process step delays due to restrictions to in-person activities.ResponsibilitiesOrganizational Location:This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Tucson Field Office, located in Douglas, AZ. Joining the Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations will allow you to use your expertise to manage one or more national programs in order to help to detect and prevent terrorists and instruments of terror from entering/exiting the U.S. This position starts at a salary of $93,129.00 (GS-13, Step 1) to$121,068.00 (GS-13, Step 10) with promotion potential to $121,068.00GS-13Step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to direct programs that strengthen the Department's ability to perform homeland security. In this Supervisory position you will become a key team member of homeland security professionals overseeing one or more functional areas at the port of entry. As a second-line Supervisory CBP Officer (Assistant Port Director- Tactical/Trade/Passenger), your job will include: Tactical Operations: Directing the development and deployment of local special operations aimed at addressing high-risk areas of concern in the cargo environment and ensuring all A-TCET resources are dedicated to the anti-terrorism and border security mission priorities.Implementing and training for effective response protocols for hazardous incidents, deployment plans and response protocols for radiation portal equipment installs, and maintaining effective, productive and collaborative relationships with other Federal, state and local law enforcement entities.Trade Operations:Managing and directing the implementation of the Trade Act, the 24-hour rule, and border security measures.Ensuring the effective analysis of advanced information received prior to the arrival of cargo into the U.S. via all modes of transportation.Maintaining effective, productive and collaborative relationships with other Federal, state and local law enforcement and trade entities as well as maintaining productive relationships with external trade and industry groups.Directing and managing a myriad of enforcement related programs designed to address anti-terrorism and border security enforcement Passenger Operations: Directing the implementation of the US-VISIT, NSEER, ENFORCE, and SEVIS programs to ensure proper entry, exit and control of passengers arriving or departing the United States.Managing and ensuring consistent application of paroles, waivers, and deferred program activities that protect and control the flow of arriving/departing passengers at the Nation's border.Supervisory Duties:Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting and adjusting short-term priorities, and preparing schedules for completion of work.Giving advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.Exercising significant responsibilities in dealing with officials of other units or organizations and in advising management officials of higher rank.If going from a LEO Covered Position to a Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement Covered Position: Please be advised that when you enter on duty in this Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement covered position you will no longer be covered under the Special Retirement System for Law Enforcement Officers, but will only be covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). For further information on the Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement Coverage, please see theQualificationssection. Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 13RequirementsConditions of EmploymentYou must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this positionMales born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective ServicePrimary U.S. residency for at least three of the last five years (additional details below)You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraphCBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing proceduresYou must pass the CBP Officer Promotional Assessment (including in-basket)You must possess a valid driver's licenseYou must meet firearms requirementsYou will be required to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiencyQualificationsExperience: You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as: Overseeing a portion of a typical Field Office which is engaged in inspection, intelligence analysis, examination, and law enforcement activities relating to arrival and departure of persons, conveyances, and merchandise at a Port of Entry (POE).Directing the implementation of the US-VISIT, NSEER, ENFORCE, and SEVIS programs to ensure proper entry, exit and control of passengers arriving or departing the United States.Managing and directing the implementation of the Trade Act, the 24-hour rule, and border security measures.Managing a highly skilled and trained work unit that serves as first responders.Ensuring full and proper use of the Advanced Targeting Systems, utilization of non-intrusive inspection equipment, radiation detection devices and canine enforcement teams specially trained to detect chemical or biological weapons, narcotics, or currency. 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.Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement Requirement:The criterion is that knowledge, skill and ability in a position deemed to meet primary CBPO special retirement coverage is a mandatory prerequisite to satisfactorily perform the major duties and responsibilities of the job. In order to meet the requirements of this secondary CBP Officer position you must have permanently served in a primary CBP Officer Special Enhanced Retirement covered position, i.e. Customs Inspector, GS-1890, Immigration Inspector, GS-1816, Canine Enforcement Officer, GS-1801, or CBP Officer, GS-1895.Note: If you currently serve in a permanent Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement covered position, you are exempt from this mandatory prerequisite.You must:Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; andMeet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 04/27/2021The 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 more information visit this link.Polygraph Examination:The Supervisory CBP Officer (Assistant Port Director-Tactical/Trade/Passenger) position is a polygraph-required position. If you are not a current CBP employee in a law enforcement position, you may be required to take a polygraph exam and have favorable results in order to continue in the pre-employment process. Please see Polygraph Examination.Polygraph Reciprocity:CBP may accept the results of a prior federal polygraph exam in lieu of a CBP polygraph exam. You will receive information to request reciprocity in your Background Investigation Package.Polygraph Waiver:Certain veterans may be eligible to obtain a polygraph waiver. You will receive information to request a waiver in your Background Investigation Package.Probationary Period:Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.If you are not a current GS-1895, and you are selected, you will have to meet the following medical/physical standards:Physical and MedicalRequirements:Because the duties of the position are of a strenuous nature and require a high degree of interaction and responsibility to the public, you must undergo and successfully pass our medical screening process. We will schedule, provide and pay for the required basic medical examination.For more information, go to Physical Fitness Requirement:You will be required to successfully pass the Pre-employment Fitness Test-1. Please see the Pre-employment Fitness Test-1 Readiness Program for additional information. This is a 6 week program designed to assist you in achieving a level of physical fitness that will help you successfully pass the CBP fitness tests.Physical and Environmental Conditions:The work environment includes offices, aircraft operation areas, airline passenger and cargo areas, and marine docks. Periods of outdoor work may be required in snow, rain, or extreme heat. Occasional periods of outdoor work may be required in remote areas with no modern comfort facilities. The work may involve the use of toxic chemicals, pesticides and fumigants. Protective clothing may be required such as hard hats, gloves, goggles, hearing protection, and respirators.Firearms Requirement:You will be required to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition. You will be required to certify whether you have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment.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 militaryA dependent who was authorized to accompany a federal civilian or member of the military who was working for the U.S. governmentParticipation in a study abroad program sponsored by a U.S. affiliated college or universityWorking as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer supporting the U.S. governmentEducation Please see theQualificationsand Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.Additional informationBargaining Unit:This position is not covered under the bargaining unit. Financial Disclosure is required.Supervisory Probationary Period:You may be required to serve an 18 month probationary period upon appointment. Selectees may be required to successfully complete the Essential Supervisory Skills (ESS) course. Failure to successfully complete the ESS course within the supervisory probationary period will result in the employee being removed from the position.Security Clearance:You may be required to obtain a Top Secret or higher level clearance for this position.Travel:You will be required to travel frequently.Rotation of Assignments/Duty Locations: You may be required to rotate assignments and duty locations.Uniform:This position requires you to wear an officially-approved uniform while in a duty status.Physical and Environmental Conditions:The work environment includes offices, aircraft operation areas, airline passenger and cargo areas, and marine docks. Periods of outdoor work may be required in snow, rain, or extreme heat. Occasional periods of outdoor work may be required in remote areas with no modern comfort facilities. The work may involve the use of toxic chemicals, pesticides and fumigants. Protective clothing may be required such as hard hats, gloves, goggles, hearing protection, and respirators.Basic Training:You may be required to attend approximately 18 weeks of training at the Federal Law Enforcement Academy (FLETC). If you are selected for certain duty locations you may be required to receive an additional 6 weeks of Spanish language training.Data Systems:You will be required to maintain access to all data systems necessary for duty execution.Shift work:You may be required to perform work on a shift and rotational basis.Motor Vehicle Operation:You must possess a current valid State driver's license at the time of appointment.Overtime:You must be readily available to work overtime on a scheduled or unscheduled basis in excess of the 40-hour work week. 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. Please view the video "Protecting America 24/7" to learn more about CBP's Office of Field Operations. Follow U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Twitter @CustomsBorder 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. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will only be considered for the Eligibilities for which you claim in the job questionnaire AND you must provide the supporting documentation. You will not be considered for Eligibilities for which you did not claim, regardless of the documentation submitted with the application. . A series of vacancy questions will be used to determine your eligibility. If you meet those basic requirements, your application package may be referred to management for selection consideration. Falsification of your application will remove you from consideration and could subject you to disciplinary action. You will be ranked on the basis of the scores received on your Promotional Assessment. You must have a current, valid score by 04/21/2021 if you have not held the GS-13 on a permanent basis, or if you have been demoted due to performance or conduct reasons. You do not need to have a current, valid test score if you have permanently held a position at the GS-13 or higher. Your application record will remain in a pending status until after the announcement closes, at which time we will upload test scores. We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using an assessment questionnaire. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are: Ability to interpret a wide variety of laws, rules, regulations, and procedures concerning import/export of merchandise, cargo or personal possessions to the United States.Knowledge of law enforcement methods, including interrogating, searching, seizing, and arresting for use in the apprehension of terrorist, illegal aliens, or others suspected illegal activity.Ability to evaluate many kinds of information and to formulate programs that balance conflicting needs, requirements, and priorities.Knowledge of CBP organizational structure, operations, and procedures used to provide expert advice. If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Preview the job questionnaire .Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP eligible. Information about CTAP eligibility can be found here. View information about CTAP eligibilityon OPM's Career Transition Resources website. You must submit the supporting documents listed under the Required Documents section of this announcement. To be considered well qualified under CTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Secret Drug test required Yes This job is open to Internal to an agency Current federal employees of this agency. Clarification from the agency Current U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees who are currently working in a permanent competitive service position.SDL2017

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