Supervisory CBP Marine Interdiction Agent
Duties Help Duties Summary As our nation navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, CBP is committed to delivering our mission to safeguard America's borders and enable legitimate trade and travel. Staffing mission critical positions remains a high priority. Be reassured that CBP is still hiring, despite potential hiring process step delays due to restrictions to in-person activities. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within US Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations, Headquarters located in Washington, DC. In this position you will be a valuable member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) profession. You will strengthen homeland security by contributing to the total law enforcement effort of Customs and Border Protection. This position starts at a salary of $103,690.00 (GS-13, Step 1) to $134,798.00 (GS-13, Step 10) with promotion potential to $134,798.00 (GS-13, Step 10). Standard work assignments may include: Planning, organizing and leading marine interdiction operations to ensure success of the mission to identify, interdict and apprehend persons engaged in smuggling people and contraband by private vessels Supervising a marine unit in an assigned geographic area with responsibility for providing administrative and technical support by developing technical and operational guidance, including formulating local policies, procedures, and guidelines for marine interdiction activities to accomplish the CBP mission Establishing and communicating guidelines and performance expectations for staff members through the formal employee performance management system Addressing poor performance and/or behavioral issues through appropriate corrective action, mentoring, motivating and developing employees; individually and/or as a group, which includes ensuring employees receive the appropriate training and certifications to carry out their assigned duties and responsibilities Building partnerships with other Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to gather/share/exchange intelligence information regarding illegal maritime activity, as well as developing contacts and partnerships within the local marine community Travel Required 25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 13 Job family (Series) 1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a US Citizen to apply for this position Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service Primary US residency for at least three of the last five years (additional details below) You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing procedures Qualifications Experience: You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as: Evaluating marine interdiction programs and logistics Preparing comprehensive mission plans that define marine program goals and objectives Providing technical and operational guidance to a law enforcement staff with national significance that includes federal, state, local and foreign law enforcement agencies Masters Certificate: This position requires that you currently hold or have previously held a USCG Masters Certificate of any tonnage. Unless you are a current Marine Interdiction Agent with CBP, you must submit a legible copy of a currently held (valid) or a previously held (expired) USCG Masters Certificate of any tonnage with your application showing capacity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, 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. This position meets the definition of secondary Law Enforcement Officer retirement coverage under the laws and regulations defined in 5 USC 8336 (6) Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and General Provisions for Law Enforcement Officers defined in 5 USC 8412(d), Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). The criterion is that knowledge, skill and ability in a position deemed to meet primary Law Enforcement Officer special retirement coverage is a mandatory prerequisite to satisfactorily perform the major duties and responsibilities of this job. The conditions for coverage of a secondary position are contained in 5 CFR 831.902 CSRS and 5 CFR 842.803 for FERS. To be eligible for this secondary law enforcement officer Retirement covered position you must have permanently served in a primary law enforcement officer Retirement System covered position, ie Border Patrol Agent, GS-1896, CBP Enforcement Officer, GS-1895, Aviation Enforcement Agent GS-1801, Air Interdiction Agent GS-1881, Marine Interdiction Agent GS-1801. Note: if you currently serve in a permanent Secondary LEO Retirement covered position, you are exempt from this mandatory prerequisite. You must: Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 02/16/2021. 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. Background Investigation: US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (eg, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. For more information visit this link. Polygraph Examination: The Supervisory CBP Marine Interdiction Agent position is a polygraph-required position. If you are not a current CBP employee in a law enforcement position, you may be required to take a polygraph exam and have favorable results in order to continue in the pre-employment process. Please see Polygraph Examination. Polygraph Reciprocity: CBP may accept the results of a prior federal polygraph exam in lieu of a CBP polygraph exam. You will receive information to request reciprocity in your Background Investigation Package. Polygraph Waiver: Certain veterans may be eligible to obtain a polygraph waiver. You will receive information to request a waiver in your Background Investigation Package. Residency: There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by CBP. Individuals are required to have physically resided in the United States or its protectorates (as declared under international law) for at least three of the last five years. If you do not meet the residency requirement and you have been physically located in a foreign location for more than two of the last five years, you may request an exception to determine if you are eligible for a residency wavier by meeting one or more of the following conditions: Working for the US Government as a federal civilian or as a member of the military A dependent who was authorized to accompany a federal civilian or member of the military who was working for the US government Participation in a study abroad program sponsored by a US affiliated college or university Working as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer supporting the US government Probationary Period: Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period. Education Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.