Correctional Program Officer (Intelligence Officer (Counter-Terrorism)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 17, 2019
Closes
Jul 24, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent is assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Counter-Terrorism Division's National Joint Terrorism Task Force (NJTTF). As such, they design, initiate and manage the collection, analysis, and dissemination of operational and strategic intelligence as it relates to counter-terrorism.

As the BOP's subject-matter expert (SME) on counter-terrorism issues, the incumbent will be responsible for oversight of the Correctional Intelligence Initiative (CII) as well as the coordination of law enforcement and intelligence community activities with the BOP's Counter-Terrorism Unit. They represent the BOP's counter-terrorism intelligence and security interests both nationally and internationally, while at the same time directly participates in the management, planning, design, and production of general FBI intelligence products and services. The products developed by the incumbent are used for operational intelligence purposes and counter-intelligence forecasting.

As a condition of assignment to this position, the selectee must maintain a final "TOP SECRET" clearance. The selectee handles CLASSIFIED documents and communications in a manner consistent with Executive Order 12356, 28 CFR part 17, and appropriate DOJ orders.

Travel Required

50% or less - Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:

Education

There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.

Experience

You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level in federal service.

Specialized experience is directly related experience that included substantial involvement with a correctional program and provided a thorough knowledge of correctional techniques, or experience in meeting and dealing with people that demonstrated the ability to work effectively with inmates and associates in a correctional environment.

Experience must have also demonstrated the ability to perform supervisory or administrative duties successfully. This includes (1) understanding the problems of custody, treatment, training, and release of inmates of penal or correctional institutions; (2) a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of an institution's internal policies, programs, regulations, and procedures; and (3) training subordinates, coordinating and directing activities and functions, evaluating performance of operations and the effectiveness of programs, and maintaining high standards or work objectives. This experience must have been gained in an administrative position, or in other positions that included the successful direction, or assistance in the direction of, an entire correctional program or a major phase of such a program.

Some examples of this qualifying experience are:

GS-13:
  • Experience working closely with all parties to ensure that the BOP is kept abreast of the status of all inmates entering custody or releasing to the community where their offense behavior is related to terrorist acts or threats to national security.
  • Experience establishing direct and indirect contacts with law enforcement and the courts in order to obtain indictments, arrest warrant affidavits, proffers, sentencing memoranda, pretrial detention reports, bail determination reports, USPO form #1 working papers, and similar sensitive original source law enforcement documentation regarding groups pending indictment, or already being held in BOP custody.
  • Experience conducting inquiries on contract and volunteer staff to determine if they have been involved in criminal activity, or have been identified as a person of interest in an investigative or intelligence matter subsequent to initial NCIC or TSC screenings.
  • Experience reporting irregularities in inmate financial transactions, documentation and research of community contact addresses and phone numbers in the TRUINTEL or other appropriate databases.

GS-14:
  • Experience performing threat analysis, risk assessment, and link analysis tasks so as to determine the security threat posed by various terrorist groups entering and operating within the Bureau of Prisons.
  • Experience conducting database research including analysis of inmate telephone calls and correspondence, financial records, visitor and community connections and custody-related contacts relating directly to Inmates of Greatest Concern, and international and domestic terrorists in the custody of the BOP.
  • Experience assisting in cases involving the pre-identification of known members or associates who will be entering custody in the future.
  • Experience responding to investigative inquiries by SIS staff regarding terrorist groups linked inmates and security threat inmates.

Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.

**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**

Education

See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

Additional information

This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.

The representative rate for this position is $128,911 per annum ($61.77 per hour).

Special Conditions of Employment Section:

The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs of the agency.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.

The addresses listed on the USAJOBS account/resume must be the primary residence at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of residence.

Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life of the certificate.

Current Federal Law Enforcement Employees:

Individuals selected who are under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and who have not had three years "primary" law enforcement retirement coverage, will not be covered by law enforcement retirement while in this position. To regain coverage, individuals must return to a position with "primary" coverage.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

If your composite score exceeds the average score for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your online assessment questionnaire responses and utilized to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than what is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application:
  • Your resume, which is part of your USAJOBS profile;
  • Your responses to the eligibility questions;
  • Your responses to the online assessment questionnaire;
  • Your supporting documentation, if required.

Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration. You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

If you applied to more than one grade level, BE ADVISED that you may be selected at ANY grade level for which you applied and are found qualified (i.e., if the job is announced at the 9/11 grade levels and you apply for the GS/GL-9 and the GS-11,and you are found qualified at BOTH grade levels, you may be selected at either grade level).

What Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are Required for this Position?

The following Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) are required:

GS-13 and GS-14:
  • Ability to communicate orally.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate data/information/problems.
  • Ability to develop/conduct training.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional)
  • In order to receive credit for experience contained in a resume, your employment history must be documented in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include the number of hours worked per week. Failure to follow this format may result in disqualification.
  • Current or former Federal employees NOT employed by the Bureau of Prisons MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, and salary. If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. If you are applying for a higher grade, and your experience was gained at a Federal agency other than the Bureau of Prisons, you MUST provide the SF-50 Form which verifies the length of time you have been in your highest grade and supports your claim for time in grade.
  • Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment.
  • Current federal employees NOT employed by the BOP and former federal employees MUST submit a copy of their latest yearly performance appraisal/evaluation.
  • Military Spouses who meet the requirement of Executive Order 13832 - must include marriage certificate and copy of active duty military members orders OR letter from VA OR DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse, OR SF-50. For more information Click Here.
  • CTAP, Click Here , if applicable.

Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in removal from consideration for this vacancy. If uploading documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a special character such as %, #, @, etc. Documentation should be identified/saved as VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.

We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in mail service, applicant application errors, etc.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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