Deportation Officer

Washington D.C.
Sep 18, 2018
Sep 18, 2018
Full Time

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position. Candidates must present proof of citizenship if selected.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of placement into the DO position. We will schedule, provide, and pay for the drug test. DOs are subject to random and announced drug testing.
  • Selective Service registration required.
  • Complete the initial online assessment and USAHire Assessment, if required
  • Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
  • This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • You must pass a Medical Exam and Physical Fitness Test. A mandatory pre-employment physical fitness test (PFT) will be used to screen applicants who would attend the ICE Basic Immigration Enforcement Training Academy.
  • Age Requirement
  • Relevant Experience (see Qualifications Section)
  • Willingness to perform the essential functions of the Deportation Officer position as listed in the Assessment Questionnaire
  • ICE has designated this position for polygraph testing, which you may be required to submit to as a pre-employment requirement.
  • Requirement to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
  • You will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory.
  • This position requires the selectee to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C. Section 922 (g) (9)).
  • Essential Functions Requirement: As part of the basic qualifications determination you must confirm that you possess the abilities and characteristics important to DO positions.
  • Candidates selected will be required to successfully complete a 5-week Spanish Language Training Program. Failure to complete the Spanish language training will result in removal from the DO position.
  • Candidates selected will be required to attend the ERO Basic Immigration Law Enforcement Training Program located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). DO training is approximately 13 weeks in duration.
  • Additional requirements located under "OTHER INFORMATION"
  • GL-5: You qualify for the GL-5 grade level if you possess one of the following:

    Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience, one year of which was equivalent to the GS-4 level or above, in the Federal government. The experience must demonstrate: the ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; communicate effectively orally and in writing; and deal effectively with others in person-to-person situations. (Note: Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work. Experience in substantive and relevant secretarial, clerical, or other responsible work is qualifying if it provided evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position. Experience of a general clerical nature, i.e. typing, filing, routine procedural processing, maintaining records, or other non -specialized tasks, is NOT creditable.); OR

    Education: Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree or a full 4-year course of study in any field leading to a Bachelor's degree for the experience required at the GS-5 grade level. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester or 45 quarter hours; OR

    Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.

    GL-7: You qualify for the GL-7 grade level if you possess one of the following:

    Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal government) performing basic trainee level duties such as: conducting interviews and writing basic reports to be included in case records; securing signed statements, affidavits and documentary evidence; searching databases to obtain information; answering general inquiries from federal, state, and local government representatives; and under the guidance a more experienced officer, providing support for the arrest of individuals accused of violating immigration law; OR

    Education: A bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement or 1 academic year of graduate education. To qualify under Superior Academic Achievement, you must have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, class standing in the upper third of a graduating class or major subdivision, or membership in a national scholastic honor society; OR

    Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of successfully completed graduate level education and experience. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.

    Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

    National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.

    Current or Former Political Appointees: 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.

    Physical Abilities Assessment: All applicants must pass the PAA prior to graduation from FLETC. The PAA consists of two parts: Criterion Task Test (CTT) and a 1.5 mile run. The CTT consists of a timed obstacle course that involves a vehicle exit, barrier surmount, low crawl, window egree, stair climb, repeat crawl, pre-cuffing position, 175 lbs. dummy drag, repeat barrier surmount, and a sprint. The CTT is then followed by a 1.5 mile run in 14 minutes and 30 seconds or less.

    Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid state driver's license and be able to drive an automobile or light truck. You may also need to obtain and maintain a state commercial driver's license to operate an over-the-road bus capable of transporting 30 or more persons.

    Age Restrictions: In accordance with Public Law 100-238, this position is covered under enforcement retirement provisions; therefore, you must be referred for selection before reaching your 40th birthday unless you presently serve or have previously served in a Federal civilian enforcement position and will have a total of 20 years of coverage prior to your 60th birthday.

    Note: The Department of Homeland Security has established an Interim Policy for Appointment of Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, and Customs and Border Protection Officers. The age restriction as articulated above shall NOT apply to veteran's preference eligibles as defined in Title 5, U.S.C., Section 2108, item (3). Applicants meeting this definition of "preference eligibles" shall be considered for this position regardless of age.

    Travel: You will be required to travel frequently.

    Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations, ERO Field Office.

    Geographic Consideration: Applicants may select (1) Geographic location in which they prefer to work and relocate. Please note, when selecting a location you must be willing to work at any duty location that falls within that Geographic location's jurisdiction. For example, if you select the Atlanta Field Office, you may be offered Lumpkin, GA.

    Note: Applicants may receive an offer from a Field Office in a location other than the preferred geographic location they selected.

    Note: Applicants who have entered on duty under this announcement will be ineligible for subsequent appointments in other locations.

    Location: Selectees are required to pay all expenses to initial duty location. Travel expenses for training will be at agency expense.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you are offered a position within a Field Office's geographic location and you decline the offer, you will be removed from further consideration for that Field Office and locations within its jurisdiction.

    If education is substituted for experience the education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university. For additional information regarding the substitution of education for experience, click HERE.

    Promotion Potential: When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

    E-Verify: 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.

    Suitability: 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.

    Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet these standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a background investigation for Secret clearance as a condition of placement into this position. 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.

    Polygraph: ICE has designated this position for polygraph testing, which you may be required to submit to as a pre-employment requirement.

    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

    Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here:

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will rank your application based on your score on the USA Hire competency based assessments and writing sample. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:

    • Attention to Detail
    • Customer Service
    • Flexibility
    • Integrity/Honesty
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Learning
    • Self-Management
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Teamwork
    Based on your correct responses to the USA Hire competency based assessments and writing sample, you will receive a score between 70 and 100. Those applicants with the highest scores will be referred to the hiring manager and may be called for an interview.

    Direct Hire Authority: These positions will be filled through the Office of Personnel Management's Direct Hire Authority. The "Rule of Three", Category Rating and Veterans Preference will not apply to this vacancy. For more information on Direct Hire Authority, please see: OPM Direct Hire Fact Sheet.

    Veterans: Although the Direct Hire Authority permits hiring without regard to Veterans Preference, applicants who are eligible for Veterans Preference are still encouraged to include that information in their application and submit supporting documentation (i.e. DD-214, or other substantiating documents). This position is not considered scientific/professional. If you are claiming exemption from the maximum age limit based on Veterans Preference you must submit supporting documentation.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under 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.

    Note: The first 2,000 eligible applicants based on the questionnaire will move forward to the USA Hire assessment and writing sample. If necessary, additional applicants may be considered in the order in which they have applied.

    Note: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

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    Drug test required Yes

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