Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect
Are you interested in a job where your primary purpose will be to provide direction and oversight for mission critical programs such as pro active law enforcement, criminal investigation, protective security, security countermeasures, and intelligence? Then consider joining the Federal Protective Service (FPS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Come work with the best to prevent and deter terrorist attacks, protect against and respond to potential threats, ensure safe and secure borders, welcome immigrants and visitors, and promote the free-flow of commerce. This mission of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is carried out every day by the dedicated men and women who answer the noble calling of public service with courage and enthusiasm. With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified national effort to secure America. In today's interconnected world, our country's security challenges are constantly evolving. To meet these challenges, DHS fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility, and innovation.
In Headquarters, we coordinate, plan, and guide the Department's work across all DHS components. You could enjoy a career that includes research, administration and management, legal work, budget and finance, cyber security, infrastructure protection and intelligence analysis. Our services touch every U.S. citizen, and our goal is to secure our country across land and sea. Come join the team who is " Proud to Protect ".
APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM: All U.S. Citizens and Status Candidates.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement should the need arise.
There are three locations for this position: Philadelphia, PA; Atlanta, GA; Washington, DC
The salary range for each location is as follows:
Philadelphia, PA: $121,337 to $155,500
Atlanta, GA: $118,846 to $154,501
Washington, DC: $123,758 to $155,500
U. S. Citizenship is required.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
Relocation Expenses WILL NOT be paid.
Overnight travel of 11 or more nights per month may be required.
Appointment subject to availability of funds. DUTIES:
Direct, coordinate, review and evaluate the performance of regional criminal investigative and intelligence programs, physical security and law enforcement and functional activities.
Ensure the protection of life and property within federally controlled facilities maintaining law and order through enforcement of statutes and regulations governing the operation of public buildings.
Analyze and evaluate the work of Special Agents and uniformed Law Enforcement Officers to maintain a practical and equitable balance in workload, and ensure proper priority is given to more critical or potentially sensitive cases.
Direct the work of subordinates, plan and assign work and adjust priorities, determine resource assignments, and recommend various personnel actions.
Review, modify, and approve internal plans, projects and procedures; justify and support regional plans and objectives; coordinate and integrate regional planning with external stakeholders to ensure achievements of FPS program objectives.
To qualify at the grade GS-15, applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) directing and coordinating the review and performance evaluation of regional criminal investigative and intelligence programs, physical security and law enforcement programs and functional activities; 2) providing technical advice and guidance to agency management and other senior staff regarding critical operations related to agency law enforcement programs; 3) directing the work of subordinate staff (i.e. assigning work, developing performance standards, making authoritative decisions regarding personnel actions, etc.); and 4) collaborating with senior management and officials to initiate new and/or modified changes to agency policies and procedures regarding regional criminal investigative and intelligence programs, physical security and law enforcement programs and functional activities.
No education substitution for this GS-15 position; please do not submit transcripts.
Time-in-Grade Requirements: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
New employees must serve a one year probationary period.
Drug Test: Must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result before you can be appointed into this position. After appointment, you may be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
Medical Examination : The person selected for this position must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties. This position may be subject to periodic incumbent examinations in the future.
Training Requirement : Incumbent must successfully complete the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers Training Program, or its equivalent.
Firearms Requirement: Incumbent must carry a firearm while performing duties of this position. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory. Any person who has been convicted of misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such offense. False or fraudulent information provided by the candidate is criminally punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.
Lautenberg Amendment: This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Person convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crimes of domestic violence are not eligible for the position.
Motor Vehicle Operation : Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operators license. Motor vehicles must be driven and managed in accordance with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Protective Services (FPS) policies and guidance.
Essential Personnel: This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operations events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and actions of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO) Pay: This position may be authorized for AUO pay. AUO pay is authorized for an employee in a position in which the hours of duty cannot be controlled administratively and which requires substantial amounts of irregular, unscheduled overtime work, with the employee generally being responsible for recognizing, without supervision, circumstances which require the employee to remain on duty.
Mobility Agreement: This position may require the incumbent to be reassigned to a different geographic location. Accordingly, the incumbent will be required to sign a mobility agreement, which will remain in effect while assigned to this position.
FOR SUPERVISORY POSITIONS
NOTE: As this is a supervisory position, applicants must have demonstrated in their work experience that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision. An interview may be included in the evaluation process to assess these abilities.
Applicants should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency in the following ten competencies: 1) accountability; 2) customer service; 3) decisiveness; 4) flexibility; 5) integrity/honesty; 6) interpersonal skills; 7) oral communication; 8) problem solving; 9) resilience; and 10) written communication.
Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period of one year. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The categories are defined as follows:
Best Qualified - Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.
Well Qualified - Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but does not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.
Qualified - Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Ability to lead
Ability to supervise
Skill in applying laws and regulations to inspection, investigation, enforcement, and/or compliance work to evaluate the effectiveness of security programs
Application of Veterans' Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veteran's preference above non-preference eligible within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. BENEFITS:
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at
http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc . OTHER INFORMATION:
This position is a special-sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for a TS/SCI clearance as a condition of placement/retention in this position.
This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).
All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ).
HOW TO CLAIM VETERANS PREFERENCE (FedsHireVets.gov):
If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran , you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15 . If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives at www.archives.gov/veterans .
If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge , you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran , you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15 , and if applicable, a completed SF15 . If you don't have your Department of Veterans Affairs letter establishing proof of disability, you may request it at http://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ or call 1-800-827-1000.
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