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U. S. Customs and Border Protection: Supervisory Investigative Program Specialist

U. S. Customs and Border Protection

This is a Part-time position in North Potomac, MD posted February 23, 2021.

* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryAs 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.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesOrganizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S.

Customs and Border Protection, Office of Professional Responsibility, Threat Mitigation and Analysis Division (TMAD) in Washington, DC.You be will be serving as the Director of the Threat Mitigation and Analysis Division.

This position starts at a salary of $144,128.00 (GS-15, Step 1) to $172,500.00 (GS-15, Step 10) with promotion potential to $172,500.00 (GS-15 Step 10).You be will be serving as the Director of the Threat Mitigation and Analysis Division, where you will manage a team of multidisciplinary analysts whose function is to identify internal and external threats to CBP including corruption and targeting by transnational criminal organizations and foreign adversaries.* Exercises broad executive level management authority in directing, managing and overseeing the day to day operational workforce in the Threat Mitigation and Analysis Division; * Conducts extensive evaluations of program goals and objectives and directs adjustments to assure each complies with rapidly changing and expanding agency missions specific to investigative analytics; and coordinates, creates and implements policies and program changes both internal and external to CBP; * Develops actionable recommendations that assist CBP managers in addressing identified programmatic issues, improving operational effectiveness or efficiency, strengthening existing internal controls and/or overcoming impediments to the achievement of CBP objectives and goals for investigative analysis; * Monitors the progress of programs, and assures that all are conducted pursuant to national policies, procedures and laws; provide team members with direction, technical guidance and instruction to successfully complete audit, compliance and inspection objectives timely, efficiently and effectively; and* Reviews all programs for effectiveness and ensures that trends are identified and presented in concert with the urgency dictated by the condition.

Determines programs that require closer review and evaluation and provides OPR perspective on all CBP operational programs.Travel Required25% or less You may be expected to travel up to 25% annually for this position.Supervisory statusYesPromotion Potential15* Job family (Series)1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series* RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions 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* 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.Supervisory Probationary Period: The Civil Service Reform Act requires first time supervisors and/or managers to serve an 18 month probationary period.

You may also be required to complete an appropriate supervisory training course within 90 days of assignment to this position.

Most training occurs in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and requires overnight extended stay.GS-15: All newly appointed, GS-15s are required to complete the mandatory CBP Leadership Institute (CBP LI) course.

The Office of Training and Development will schedule eligible managers to attend CBP LI within the first 90 days of appointment.

All newly appointed, permanent GS-15s shall attain the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform their responsibilities by completing required leadership training in accordance with CBP Directive 51410-026, Required Leadership Training for New CBP Senior Managers (dated 02/11/2014), and CBP Directive 51410-024, Required Continuous Leader Development for CBP Supervisors (dated 11/17/2013).NOTE: This training may be waived if previously completed.Drug Testing: This job has been identified as ” Testing designated” under our Drug-Free Workplace Program.

Therefore, you must satisfactorily complete a drug test prior to being hired.

The agency will schedule, provide and pay for the drug test.

Once on board, you will be subject to random drug testing.Security Clearance: You are required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.QualificationsExperience: You qualify for the GS-15 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:* Monitoring the progress of programs and assures that all investigations, inspections and evaluations are conducted pursuant to national policies, procedures and administrative laws; * Reviewing organizational structure and functional responsibility and making decisions regarding staffing adjustments and delegated levels of authority; * Providing oversight and direction to agency personnel on complex and controversy matters relating to investigations on alleged employee misconduct; and* Reviewing andproviding recommendations to upper management officials on new or proposed policy and administrative laws on investigative operations and programs.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; and* Meet 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 03/03/2021.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 more information visit this link.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 wavier 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.

governmentProbationary 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.Supervisory Probationary Period: The Civil Service Reform Act requires first time supervisors and/or managers to serve an 18 month probationary period.

You may also be required to complete an appropriate supervisory training course within 90 days of assignment to this position.

Most training occurs in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and requires overnight extended stay.EducationPlease see the Qualifications and 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.Special Appointing Authority: Veterans, military spouses, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and people 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 and to understand what documentation would be required with your application, please click on the appropriate link below.

You must provide documentation supporting your eligibility prior to the closing date of this announcement.

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the CBP Hiring Center via the contact information listed at the end of this job opportunity announcement.* Veterans* Military spouses Effective until August 12, 2023, any spouse of a member on active duty may be eligible* Individuals with Disabilities The proof of disability documentation must specify that you are eligible to apply using Schedule A.

It does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history or need for accommodation.

For more information visit this link.* Peace Corps/VISTA* Other miscellaneous hiring authoritiesTelework may be available on a regular recurring or situational basis.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.Follow U.S.

Customs and Border Protection on Twitter @CustomsBorderThe 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.Read moreHow You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Applicants will only be considered for the Eligibilities for which they claim in the job questionnaire AND must provide the supporting documentation.

Applicants will not be considered for Eligibilities for which they did not claim, regardless of the documentation submitted with the application.

https://apply.Usastaffing.Gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11010844We 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 work and communicate with internal and external stakeholders (e.G., any individuals who use or receive the services or products that TMAD provides, including individuals who work in your agency or in other agencies or organizations outside the Government) to provide timely, relevant, and impactful analysis to identify threats or support ongoing investigations.

Committed to quality services* Knowledgeable in the organization’s mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.

Understands the nature of CBP’s mission to protect the nation from external threats while facilitating trade and travel.

Understands the inherent threats to a border enforcement agency* Ability to identify and analyze problems; recommends appropriate actions and program initiatives to prevent or mitigate internal and external threats to CBP’s mission, information and people.

Uses sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions; finds alternative solutions to complex problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments* Knowledgeable of the principles and methods required to manage an organization focused on threat identification and mitigation, analysis, investigative support, and trend analysis.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 https://apply.Usastaffing.Gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11010844Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the 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 well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position.

In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the Required Documents section of this announcement.Read moreBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearanceTop SecretDrug test requiredYes* Required DocumentsHelpRequired 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.* Your responses to the job questionnaire: https://apply.Usastaffing.Gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11010844* Are you a current or former federal employee?

ALL CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MUST SUBMIT THE MOST RECENT COPY OF THEIR SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing competitive status: Tenure 1 or 2 in Block 24 and Position Occupied 1 in Block 34.

Additionally, applicants should also submit a SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held on a permanent basis in the competitive service or the full performance level of your current position, whichever is higher, AND a SF-50 to support having met the time-in-grade requirement of having served 52 weeks at the grade level (or equivalent) below the grade level(s) for this position.

Current CBP Employees are encouraged, but not required, to submit an SF-50(s) for CBP experience; however, additional SF-50(s) are required when using federal experience outside of CBP to receive credit towards the requirements above.

Examples of appropriate Sf-50s include promotions, within-grade increases and accessions.* 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 recent performance rating; an agency certificationthat 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.* Special Appointing Authority: See ” Other Information” to determine what documentation you need to submit as proof of eligibility for a Special Appointing Authority.* Are you a veteran?

If you are applying under a veteran appointing authority, you must submit documentation to support eligibility such as a DD-214 listing the character of service and either qualifying medal(s) or service period, a VA Disability Award letter dated 1991 or later, and/or supporting documentation as listed on the Standard Form 15.

If you are currently serving on active duty, you must submit a written statement from the armed forces certifying your dates of service, your 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.

To learn more click here.* 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* You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.* BenefitsHelpBenefitsA 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.

Learn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility 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 to ApplyHelpHow to ApplyTo 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 below 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, visit this link 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 03/03/2021.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 anyother applicable supporting documents mentioned above under the appropriate Document Type.

If your Document Type is not listed, upload as ” Other.”Due weight will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards in merit promotion selection decisions in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3).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.Read moreAgency contact informationCBP Hiring CenterPhone952-857-2932Emailcbphiring-applicantinquiry@cbp.dhs.govAddressOffice of Professional ResponsibilityPlease read entire announcementPlease apply onlineWashington, DC 20229USLearn more about this agencyNext stepsGS 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.Theopen 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.Read more* Fair & TransparentFair & TransparentThe Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.

Please read the following guidance.Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyThe United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicantsRead moreReasonable Accommodation PolicyFederal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement.

For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly.

Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job.

Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.Read moreLegal and regulatory guidance* Financial suitability* Social security number request* Privacy Act* Signature and false statements* Selective Service* New employee probationary periodThis job originated on www.Usajobs.Gov.

For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.Usajobs.Gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/589561000.

Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.Usajobs.Gov will be considered.

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