Law Enforcement/National Security Coordination Support Specialist

Washington, D.C
Aug 13, 2022
Aug 20, 2022
Full Time

OSLLE leads the coordination of DHS-wide polices, programs, and initiatives related to state, local, tribal, territorial, and campus law enforcement's role in the homeland security enterprise and serves as the primary liaison between DHS and non-Federal law enforcement agencies. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a support specialist within OSLLE with collateral responsibilities working under the guidance and direction of the Senior Counselors for Law Enforcement and National Security:
  • Facilitate efforts that support engagement with state, local, tribal, territorial, or campus law enforcement;
  • Serve as the primary support staff for the Senior Counselor for Law Enforcement and National Security to support the operational coordination of law enforcement, intelligence, and national sincerity-related actions;
  • Facilitate processing and execution of requests for assistance (RFAs);
  • Maintain ongoing coordination with the DHS National Operations Center (NOC) and I&A Current and Emerging Threats Center(CETC)for situational awareness associated with incidents, actions, and operational coordination;
  • Serve as the staff liaison with DHS PLCY/Law Enforcement Policy to maintain situational awareness of policy discussions impacting law enforcement.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:
  • Ability to gather information, compile data, and prepare reports using Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to devise and implement creative solutions.
  • Ability to represent the Office in intra- and inter-agency meetings, and with external partners.
  • Has strong writing and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and take on an assignment and/or portfolio and see it through to completion with minimal guidance.

  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).