Program Manager/Common Intelligence Picture Developer

Washington, D.C
Oct 27, 2021
Nov 01, 2021
Full Time


This assignment is a 1-year non-reimbursable assignment. Local Commuting Area only.

This assignment is within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Intelligence.
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The incumbent would serve as the primary developer of the Common Intelligence Picture (CIP) within U.S Customs and Border Protection and would serve a critical role in unifying CBPs operational response to current and emerging threats. The incumbent would be responsible for identifying the critical technology, systems access and tools required to develop the CIP and work with senior management on the acquisition of those materials and accesses. The incumbent would also assist in overseeing the physical development of the CIP and would require consistent collaboration with CBPs operational offices, DHS components and the Intelligence Community to identify information and intelligence reporting that must be ingested into the CIP for maximum efficiency.

Plans, organizes, coordinates, controls, and evaluates the activities of an organization. The incumbent leads a program segment that performs a variety of services that are professional, technical, and/or administrative in nature. The program directed and services provided have a significant impact on a substantial part of the program office and facilitates the organization's accomplishment of its primary mission or programs administered nationwide. Oversees the
overall planning, direction, and timely execution of a program or several program segments, each of which is managed through separate subordinate organizational units.

Oversees programs to determine progress against long-range plans and determine necessary personnel, funding, and other resource adjustments. Reviews finished projects, in conjunction with team, to determine changes necessary to meet long-range objectives. Recommends changes and improvements in operations to more adequately meet objectives. Reviews status of long-range plans to determine adequacy, ensure timeliness, and identify program bottlenecks. Reports unexpected requirements to supervisor and recommends adjustments to workflow and schedules as needed.

Plans and conducts or participates in special studies or on task forces, personally or through team members, provides expert guidance to the work process changes and overall priorities, objectives and approach. Provides advice to managers, and recommends, develops, and evaluates policies or other processes pertaining to classified and unclassified procedures and/or documents that affect the OI or the CBP Intelligence Enterprise (IE). Takes or recommends actions to achieve organizational objectives and recommends future program objectives and
improvements. Provides technical assistance and direct support to management and staff in all matters relating to the application of planning systems and management programs to meet mission requirements. Coordinates activities of office support staff and advises and provides analytical support on problem definition, planning methodologies, policies, and procedures. Evaluates the content of new or modified legislation or policies for projected impact upon CBP OI or IE programs.

Develops, implements, and monitors sophisticated management information systems that focus on long and short range plans, policies and programs in support of goals, objectives and priorities established by statutes, executive orders, the Department, or executive management. Plans, organizes and directs team study or work, and persuades or negotiates effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations where the proposals involve substantial department resources, require extensive changes in established procedures, or may be in conflict with the desires of the activities under study.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:

Plans, develops and coordinates planning management through briefings, presentations and intelligence products for executive management. Ensures that accurate, appropriately concise, and timely information is available to management and policy officials. Designs and administers planning and controls for submission of data, including forming the basis of budget and program resource requests and decisions. Exercises discretionary authority to approve the allocation and distribution of funds in the organization's budget. Identifies and resolves, as applicable, unique issues where no policy exists, taking innovative actions to address new needs and/or issues. Directs the review of all submissions for substance, conformance with instructions, completeness and authorizations. Issues, maintains, and controls final planning and control documents and their amendments.

Oversees and coordinates the identification, analysis and issuance of policies with managers and top-level officials of CBP. Responsible for directing, implementing, coordinating, overseeing, and serving as the central point for all FID budget, acquisitions, analytical and administrative programs. Serves as the point of contact for issues affecting and impacting assigned programs (headquarters and field). Determines the applicability and effect of new or proposed legislation, executive orders, and Department directives and other organizational agency decisions on respective headquarters and field office operations, managerial programs, and requirements. Prepares comments, impact statements, and recommendations on these issuances for executive and managerial consideration. Develops and maintains a review mechanism to ensure inputs provided by the activities are consistent with the stated guidance
and objectives

Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).

  • How You Will Be Evaluated

    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 basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire based on the competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this Joint Duty Assignment.

    If you are among the best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. After reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination will be made. You must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

    Note: DHS continues to take necessary steps to keep our workforce safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If you receive a final Joint Duty Assignment offer to onboard, please complete the onboarding requirements and/or forms and submit them electronically in an expeditious manner. Your start date may be delayed if the action above is not completed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    1. Resume: Do not include any personally identifiable information (PII) i.e., home address, social security number, or date of birth. Your resume must clearly demonstrate you have experience which meets the requirements of this position as outlined in the "Qualifications" section.

    2. SF-50: Submit a copy of your official SF-50 (no text version) or other official "Notification of Personnel Action" document which shows the following information:
  • Your appointment in the Federal service
  • Tenure
  • Grade and Step
  • Full performance level
  • If your SF-50(s) does not provide the information needed to make a final determination for qualification, you will be found ineligible for the position.

    3. DHS Joint Duty Assignment Application Form signed by your supervisor. Please click on the following link to access the required form DHS Form 250-02 .

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