Law Enforcement Specialist (Instructor)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Apr 19, 2019
Closes
Apr 27, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may have to travel to remote field locations in order to coordinate or conduct training activities.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Some positions carry a firearm and are subject to the Lautenberg Amendment. The appointment of a person convicted of state or federal misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence to these positions is prohibited.
  • Some positions may require you to complete an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of starting your federal employment and annually thereafter as long as you occupy a position that requires financial disclosure.
  • Any applicant who within the previous 52 weeks has held a General Schedule position under a term or permanent appointment in the competitive or excepted service must possess at least 52 weeks at the GS-11 grade level.
  • Physical Techniques Instructors undergo the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) test and a physical exam. Additional information is listed under "Qualifications."
  • Firearms Instructors must pass an initial firearms proficiency test. Additional information is listed under the Qualifications section of this announcement.
  • Some term instructors located in Artesia, New Mexico, are required to speak Spanish proficiently, demonstrated and tested via a practical oral exercise. Additional information is listed under the Qualifications section of this announcement.
  • The law enforcement topical areas for which we are accepting applications include: firearms, driver training, marine training, active shooter, behavioral science, general investigative skills, counterterrorism, physical techniques, financial fraud, forensics and special investigations, computer network forensics, digital photography/video, electronic surveillance, enforcement operations, and law enforcement leadership. Additional information on our instructor positions may be found here.

    Remember that 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.

    All candidates must possess the selective placement factor and specialized experience by the time their resume is reviewed.

    Selective Placement Factor:

    1. Experience as a sworn law enforcement officer or agent with full arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of Federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws; OR
    2. You have held a federal civilian position in the 1801 occupational series.

    Specialized Experience:

    1. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level instructing law enforcement training curricula in the topical area(s) for which you are applying; OR
    2. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level performing law enforcement duties directly related to the topical area(s) for which you are applying.

    For the positions listed below, you must possess the selective placement factor, specialized experience, and pass the required tests.

    Some Term Instructors located in Artesia, New Mexico:

    1. Spanish Proficiency test. Conducted during the interview process. The oral test will involve a series of 10 questions delivered in Spanish followed by your accurate response in Spanish. You will be required to effectively PASS the oral test in order to receive further consideration. The test will not test subject knowledge. The questions will be on topics that anyone can speak to and will test Spanish speaking comprehension and grammar.

    Physical Techniques Instructors:

    1. Physical Examination. This is a routine physical examination in accordance with Optional Form 178. No invasive procedures will be included (e.g., blood work).
    2. Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) test. A fitness test consisting of five different elements, you must pass with a minimum 40 percentile in each event. PEB score charts delineated by age and gender may be found here.

    Firearms Instructors:

    1. Firearms Proficiency test. This is the standard 60-round course of fire used in the Firearms Instructor Training Program (FITP). A minimum score of 85%, which equates to 255 points out of a possible 300, is considered passing.

    Note: Secondary Administrative Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Retirement Coverage is offered for most of the positions advertised. If selected, you will be offered LEO retirement coverage if approval is available from DHS at the time of the official offer.

    Transfer Requirement for CSRS: To be eligible for secondary coverage, you must:

    1. Transfer without a break in service exceeding 3 days directly from a primary position to a secondary position; AND
    2. Be continuously employed in a secondary position since moving from a primary position; except a break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause) and/or voluntary breaks in service that began prior to January 20, 1988.

    Transfer Requirement for FERS: To be eligible for secondary coverage, you must:

    1. Transfer without a break in service exceeding 3 days directly from a primary position to a secondary position; AND
    2. Have completed 3 years of service in a primary position, including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld; AND
    3. Be continuously employed in a secondary position since moving from a rigorous position; except a break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause).

    These positions do not have an education requirement.

    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.

    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.

    To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for suitability, Secret, Top Secret, or Top Secret/SCI as a condition of placement into these positions. This will include a credit check after a tentative job offer is given, 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. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations.

    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. To determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application, click on the links above.

    Physical Demands: There are a range of physical demands depending on the program/course presented. Some courses are confined to a classroom setting while others are outdoors requiring walking, standing, bending, sitting, lying down, or crouching in positions that may be tiring or uncomfortable. There may be the need to carry gear and packages. Travel to field locations to coordinate training activities may be involved.

    Physical Demands for Physical Techniques Instructors: The work requires repetitive long distance running (1 to 3 miles several times daily), repetitive calisthenics, lifting moderate to heavy weights, and considerable physical exertion during the demonstration, instruction and active participation in other physical fitness related activities which include: warm-ups which involve multiple sets of calisthenics and flexibility exercises; strength training requiring full range of motion in all joints; cardiovascular training with the ability to perform a variety of cardiovascular training modes; calisthenics enabling you to perform calisthenics sessions for 30-45 minutes continuously and repetitively; and anaerobic training with the ability to perform sprints of various distances varying 30 feet to 440 yards.

    Work Environment: The normal work place is a classroom or office and inside/outside physical exercise areas. Duties may require exposure to varying climate and environmental conditions including both cold and warm weather conditions and/or exposure to high levels of noise and dangerous substances. Appropriate safety practices will be utilized at all times. Safety gear, such as hearing, eye protection, and padding, may be used when needed.

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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 for the topical area(s) to which you apply. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to determine the degree to which your experience, education, and training demonstrate the following competencies:

    1. Experience as a sworn law enforcement officer or agent with full arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention, and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of Federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws.
    2. Experience in classroom and practical exercises and instructional methods, practices, and procedures.
    3. Skill in developing and revising course content and training materials
    4. Skill in conducting course-related research
    5. Skill maintaining awareness of current law enforcement practices.
    6. Experience adapting training and instructional materials to meet the varying skill and knowledge level of students.
    7. Skill communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.

    Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience. If you are determined to be best-qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Any applicable tests will be administered as part of the interview process.

    Career Transition Assistance Program or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility may be found on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/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.
     


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