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CBP Watch Officer

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 26, 2023

The CBP Watch maintains global situational awareness of CBP employees and activities with 24/7, comprehensive situational awareness of the intelligence and operational environments, and provides the Office of the Commissioner, CBP's front line leadership and operators, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the whole-of-government a complete, accurate, and timely operating picture that serves as the foundation of communications and information for and within the national border security environment.

The incumbent serves as a Watch Officer, supporting the CBP Watch to ensure the accurate and timely reporting of significant incidents to senior CBP Watch management and DHS personnel, and ensures applicable procedures and reporting protocols are followed during normal Situation Room operations, and guidelines and processes are operable. Additional responsibilities are, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Manage mission-specific projects that may include enforcement operations, intelligence collection and reporting, administrative and logistical support, as well as developing training programs by assisting in the development, implementation, and evaluation of new CBP policies, program operations, and innovative procedures and techniques.
  • Conduct daily intake of information, and monitors and reports field situations such as reports, seizures, and technology disruptions to the attention of CBP's senior leadership.
  • Monitor, develop, and present reports on CBP's personnel tracking functions and social media content in order to conduct analysis and ensure the safety of all personnel worldwide.


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:
  • Knowledge of the principles of intelligence research, threat analysis, and operational use of intelligence information and products.
  • Knowledge of the operation of an intelligence program and how it relates to the national intelligence activity, and an understanding of the functions and operations of other federal intelligence entities as they relate to national infrastructure protection.
  • Knowledge of an Incident Command structure, mission, and related processes.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and coordinate written presentation with other agencies.
  • Ability to initiate plans and implement new directives and procedures.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • This is not a virtual assignment and may require weekend and shift work.
  • Required to hold and retain a Secret-level clearance for the duration of the assignment.
  • Employees within series 1895 or 1881 may be eligible to apply for OS JDA assignments after reaching their journey level/full-performance level or after reaching their Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) occupational series requirements.
  • CBP employees are required to utilize their CBP issued laptops and cell phone (if necessary) for the duration of the assignment. Non-CBP employees should coordinate with their Local Property Officer to ensure the availability of laptop/phone, if selected.
  • Non-CBP employees must ensure they hold a Tier 4 Background Investigation (BI); interested participants should reach out to their agency's local Security Officer, prior to applying, to ensure they hold a Tier 4 BI.
  • 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.

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