Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (H.E.R.O.) Child-Rescue Corps

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 26, 2017
Closes
Oct 04, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:


THIS OPPORTUNITY IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS THE BLUE BOX TO THE TOP RIGHT OF THE PAGE STATES - THIS OPPORTUNITY IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO ILL, INJURED, OR WOUNDED ARMED SERVICE MEMBERS OR ILL, INJURED, OR WOUNDED VETERANS.

The Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (H.E.R.O.) Child-Rescue Corps is seeking candidates for a one-year, non-paid internship at computer forensics labs in more than 50 Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement law enforcement offices throughout the United States.

These internships are reserved for ill, injured, or wounded service members who are either active, separated or retired from all service components.

Before reporting to the field offices, candidates receive 3 weeks of training with the National Association to Protect Children regarding the issues surrounding child exploitation and an additional 8 weeks of highly technical computer forensic training all in an effort to provide candidates with the tools necessary to assist federal agents in the fight against online child sexual exploitation.

Who May Apply:

These positions are reserved for ill, injured, or wounded armed service members and ill, injured, or wounded veterans who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Currently on active duty, due to transition out of the service, and able to serve in the Operation Warfighter (OWF) Program.
  • Currently separated or retired and eligible under the Veteran Affairs (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation program.
  • Discharged from the service and currently a part-time or full-time student enrolled in a 2 year, 4 year, graduate, and/or certificate program.
Organizational Location: These positions are located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations offices in over fifty (50) possible locations nationwide.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You will be required to travel for the 11 week training course


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • You must successfully pass a drug screen.
  • You must be able to attend an 11 week training class.
  • You must be an ill, injured, or wounded armed service member OR
  • You must be an ill, injured, or wounded veteran.

  • There are no minimum education requirements necessary to participate in this internship. A+ computer certification is preferred but not required.

    11 week Training Course: Training begins on April 9, 2018 in Orlando, Florida and concludes on June 22, 2018 in Fairfax, Virginia. Attendance is required and not optional.

    To qualify for this internship, you must be an ill, injured, or wounded armed service member or an ill, injured, or wounded veteran and fall into one of the three authorized categories. The qualifications for each category are as follows:
    • Operation Warfighter (OWF) Program: You must be currently on active duty and due to transition out of the service within the next two years. Your command must allow participation and agree to the conditions of the internship.?
    • Non Paid Work Experience Program (NPWE): You must be an honorably separated or retired service member and qualify for the VA Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab) program. Your Vocational Rehab counselor must agree to your participation in this internship.
    • Student Volunteer Program (SVP): You must be either a full or part-time student enrolled in a 2 year, 4 year, graduate, and/or certificate program pursuing a degree program that is accredited by the Board of Education.

    The documentation requirements by category are listed below:

    Operation Warfighter (OWF) Program:

    • Statement of Service that includes your tentative date of release from active duty
    • Operation Warfighter paperwork - please check with your Commanding Officer
    • Command Consent to participate in the program
    • Documentation and/or disability percentage showing you are ill, injured, or wounded

    Non Paid Work Experience Program (NPWE):
    • Vocational Rehabilitation paperwork from the VA, including counselor and contact information
    • Member Copy 4 of your DD214 (Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty)
    • Disability Rating documentation from the Veterans Administration

    Student Volunteer Program:
    • Current transcripts with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (unofficial copies are acceptable)
    • Proof of current school enrollment showing Fall 2017 enrollment
    • Member Copy 4 of your DD214 (Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty)
    • Disability Rating documentation from the Veterans Administration

    DO NOT SEND MEDICAL RECORDS AS PROOF OF BEING ILL, INJURED, OR WOUNDED




    NOTE: There is no guarantee that at the conclusion of the internship an offer of fulltime, permanent employment will be made by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Offers are contingent upon acceptable work performance, availability of funds, and operational needs.

    If choosing Indianapolis, Indiana or Mobile, Alabama field locations, please note that these locations can host an intern for training, but offers of permanent placement after the internship does not and will not exist at these locations.

    Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every volunteer to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet these standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a background investigation for Top Secret clearance as a condition of placement into this program. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

    BENEFITS

    Volunteers are not eligible for compensation or federal benefits. All participating volunteers, though not considered to be a Federal employees, do have the following rights as described below:

    • The Federal Tort Claims provision published in 28 U.S.C. 2671 through 2680. Claims arising as result of volunteer participation should be referred to the Department of Homeland Security; and
    • 5 U.S.C. 8101 through 8193, relative to compensation for injuries sustained during the performance of work assignments. Claims related to injuries should be referred to the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor for adjudication.
    Applicants may be eligible for other methods of financial assistance once selected and approved for the program.

    Additional information about the HERO Child Rescue Corps Program can be found at here

    Additional information about the National Association to Protect Children can be found at here


    All dates listed within this announcement are subject to change without notice.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.


    All complete application packages will receive equal consideration from the Program Partners.

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