Enforcement and Removal Assistant (Office Automation)

Washington D.C.
Feb 15, 2019
Feb 15, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Citizenship: You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.

Pre-employment Drug Screen: You must successfully pass a drug screen.

Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.

Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Probationary Period: 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.

Bargaining Unit Status: This is a Bargaining unit position.

Organizational Location: These positions are located in the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, at both headquarters and field office duty locations. Field Offices include: Atlanta; Baltimore; Buffalo; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; El Paso, Houston; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; New York; Newark; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Salt Lake City; San Antonio; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle, Saint Paul, and Washington (Fairfax). Headquarters positions are located in Mesa, AZ.

Duty Location: Applicants must select no more than three (3) organizational locations in which they would be willing to work and relocate. Please note, when selecting an organizational location, you must be willing to work at any duty location that falls within that organizational location's area of responsibility. For example, if you select the Atlanta Field Office, you may be offered a position in Lumpkin, GA.

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.

Note: This announcement will be used to fill vacancies throughout the field offices and headquarters, as vacancies occur.

**To best manage the volume expected from this announcement, only the first 500 eligible applicants will be considered although the announcement will remain open for three days.**

Typing Proficiency: Applicants must be able to type at least 40 words per minute based on a five minute sample with three or fewer errors. You are self-certifying that you possess this typing requirement.

Minimum Qualifications: In addition to meeting the typing requirement, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for each grade level in which you are applying below:

To be qualified at the GS-05 level, you must possess one of the following:

A. One full year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service, performing duties such as
  • :Performing a variety of recordkeeping, reporting, and informational duties;
  • Compiling, maintaining, and updating automated records;
  • Responding to requests for procedural information.
- OR -
B. Four years of successfully completed education above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school. (You must submit transcripts.)
- OR -
C. A combination of specialized experience as described in A and post-high school education as described in B that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement. (Please note that only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (beyond the second year) may be used in this calculation.) (You must submit transcripts.)

To qualify for this position at the GS-06: You must have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-05 grade level in the Federal Service that included duties such as:
  • Performing routine functions associated with processing those arrested or detained by law enforcement officials (e.g., booking, strip and baggage searches);
  • Performing file searches and assembling documentation in accordance with specific instructions;
  • Providing routine information on specific and clearly defined questions and issues regarding legal or law enforcement policies, practices and procedures.
To qualify for this position at the GS-07: You must have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-06 grade level in the Federal Service that included duties such as:
  • Providing clerical and administrative support to a law enforcement program.;
  • Establishing and reviewing legal case files to determine status of proceedings and taking appropriate action to close out the file or direct onward.
  • Preparing a variety of legal paperwork, forms, notices and documents, including warrants and records of proceedings.
  • Preparing travel documents and making travel arrangements for domestic and/or international travel;
  • Reviewing bond cases to determine status and identify appropriate action to continue, cancel, or breach and submit for supervisory review.
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.

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 Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

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 a Public Clearance position 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.

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

Salary: The salary range indicated in this announcement will be adjusted to include locality payment for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salary & Wages

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

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. View information on veterans' preference.

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. You must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Interview Requirement: Interviews may be required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.

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Drug test required Yes

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