The selectee will serve as Law Enforcement Specialist (Instructor) (Firearms)
in the Office of Training, James J. Rowley Training Center. Typical work assignments include:
RequirementsConditions of Employment
- Developing and instructing a variety of advanced instructional methods to instruct students from basic to advanced techniques in the specialty area.
- Researching to provide problem-solving assistance designed to improve training and cost effectiveness.
- Ensuring courses accurately meet current training standards founded on industry standards, Federal Law Enforcement Accreditation, and United States Secret Service.
- Adhering to standards and processes which influence the updates of guidelines and manuals to ensure compliance with current regulations and policies.
- Observing, evaluating, guiding, and mentoring students in their progress relative to training objectives.
Conditions of Employment:
- U.S. citizenship is required.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
If selected for this position, you will be required to:
- Obtain and maintain a top secret Tier 5 clearance. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page .
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- Travel to field locations to coordinate training activities may be involved.
- Undergo a credit check after a conditional offer of employment has been accepted.
You qualify for the GS-12 level (starting salary $94,199) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level performing duties such as:
- Coordinating, developing, and instructing firearms testing, evaluating, procuring, and providing logistical support associated with law enforcement firearms systems and ammunition;
- Coordinating with law enforcement agencies to determine current and future curriculum content;
- Providing professional and technical information to managers, employees and students.
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.Selective Placement Factors:
In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, you must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered qualified for the position: Must be a Certified Firearms Instructor. Qualifications Must Be Met:
The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.Education
This job does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional informationBuilding on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future
The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage.
In the Secret Service, we:
- Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities.
- Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events.
- Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure.
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 Personnel Management guidance and U.S. Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
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If you receive a tentative 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.
The Secret Service prohibits employees from having visible body markings (including but not limited to tattoos, body art, and branding) on the head, face, neck, hand and fingers (any area below the wrist bone) (exception: a single conservative and unobtrusive tattoo in the form of a ring is authorized on one finger).Other incentives may be authorized.These positions are being announced to recruit CSRS and FERS annuitants on a limited basis with a waiver of salary offset (if a dual compensation waiver is requested) under certain specified circumstances not to exceed DEC 31, 2024.Re-employed annuitants are at-will employees and therefore, can be separated at any time for any legitimate reason. There are no notice requirements and the annuitants have no Reduction in Force (RIF) protections.Annuitants receiving a dual comp waiver are not eligible to contribute to TSP or make contributions to retirement.
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