ELSUR Operations Technician, GS 6/7 (EX)
Department Of Justice - Boston, MA

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Our Mission:
To protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.
Public Service is a public trust. For the FBI, this means that the public has committed to our care the safety of our Nation and the defense of our Constitution. To sustain that trust and to meet our resulting obligations, we must adhere strictly to our core values of: Rigorous obedience to the Constitution, Respect, Compassion, Fairness, Integrity, Accountability, and Leadership.

Division: Boston Field Office

Location: Boston, MA

Working Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Salary:

GS-6: $38,160.00 - $49,606.00

GS-7: $42,406.00 - $55,132.00

Working Conditions: The work is primarily sedentary. However, there may be some physical activity such as walking, standing, bending and carrying light items.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret-SCI clearance.

DUTIES: GS-6
  • Obtains, prepares, and processes a variety of paperwork associated with the electronic surveillance (ELSUR) program.
  • Maintains ELSUR physical evidence and ensures chain of custody is preserved.
  • Maintains records and control systems (to include automated systems) used to track, monitor, and report ELSUR activity.
  • Provides advice and assistance regarding legal requirements, documentation, evidence control and reporting of ELSUR operations.
  • Searches extensive records to report on ELSUR operations.
  • Duplicates, prepares, and/or edits media obtained from ELSUR operations.

  • GS 7:

    In Addition to the GS-6 duties:

  • Develops and presents formal training and instruction on ELSUR procedures, methods, and practices.


  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must meet the Specialized Experience requirements listed below.

    Qualifications for the GS-6 level : Applicants must possess one (1) year of Specialized Experience, equivalent to the GS-5 level. Specialized Experience is defined as follows:

  • Processed forms, paperwork and authorizations in accordance with regulations/policy.
  • Maintained evidence while adhering to chain-of-custody procedures.
  • Utilized automated systems to track, report and monitor information.
  • Provided advice on policies and procedures to internal and external contacts, while maintaining an effective working relationship.
  • Provided assistance with equipment and resolution of technical problems.


  • Qualifications for the GS-7 level : Applicants must possess one (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-6 level. Examples of Specialized Experience are the same as above.

    Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.

    Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education may not be substituted for Specialized Experience.

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS Occasional travel may be required. Selectee may be required to testify in court. Selectee may be required to attend all ELSUR training courses.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI's Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

    All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:

    - Administrative procedures

    - Technology application

    - Interpersonal communication

    - Organizing

    High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score.

    Additional details on the application process can be found at the "How To Apply" section of this announcement.

    To preview questions please click here .

    BENEFITS: The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: Benefits

    OTHER INFORMATION: ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO FILL POSITIONS WITHIN THE SAME DIVISION WHEN THE POSITION INCLUDES SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS.

    Policy has been implemented wherein support employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to a lower grade for a minimum of 12 months. This policy does not apply to probationary employees. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until their 12-month probationary period has concluded.

    Candidates are ineligible to apply if currently on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP); or have failed a PIP and are currently awaiting the final action by your Human Resources Office.

    A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is a 90-day written developmental plan for an employee whose performance on one or more critical elements is rated "Unacceptable".

    All selectees, with the exception of current FBI employees, will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

    Relocation expenses will be borne by the selectee, except FBI employees returning from Legat assignment. Generally, following a COST TRANSFER you will be eligible for transfer after completing three years in the assignment. Additionally, NO COST TRANSFER require a one-year assignment commitment to be eligible for further FBI transfers.

    Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

    For 5-point veterans' preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command, if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

    For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and other required documentation identified on the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

    For further information on how to claim veteran's preference please go to Veteran's Preference

    If you are hired, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary period unless you are a current FBI employee or a DOJ employee who has successfully completed a probationary period as an Intelligence Analyst. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for other FBI job opportunities until their 12-month probationary period has concluded.

    Applicants should keep their contact information updated on the USAJOBS registration page.

    Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to
    promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual
    assignment and performance of higher-level duties.

    Management has the prerogative to select at any grade for which this position has been announced.

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation. Only those candidates determined to be best qualified will be contacted to proceed in the selection process.

    The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is
    the principal investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.

    The FBI welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the person on the extension provided above. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The FBI is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit.

    The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.

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