Asset Forfeiture Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Posted
Nov 27, 2021
Closes
Dec 01, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This position is located in the Drug Enforcement Administration, Domestic Field Division. Asset Forfeiture Section, Baltimore, MD.

As a Asset Forfeiture Specialist you typical work assignments will include the following duties:
  • Serving as the technical expert in the Division for the seized Assets and Forfeiture Program.
  • Coordinating disposition for a variety of seized assets, such as vehicles, jewelry, currency, bank accounts, businesses, corporations, real estate, weapons, aircraft, etc.
  • Providing advice to Special Agents regarding all legal matters and requirements to be met in investigative procedures concerning asset seizures, petition assignments, and on procedures for disposition of property.
  • Ensuring that the Division is in compliance with all statues and regulations as it relates to the asset program.
  • Reviewing and analyzing case procedures to determine adequacy, accuracy, and efficiency of each seizure.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You must submit to a pre-employment drug test.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation, verification of qualifications, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, and any other job-related requirement before or after appointment.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
  • DEA uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States.
  • Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/).
  • Current Federal employees cannot transfer unused Time Off Awards to DEA.


Qualifications

GS-11 Specialized Experience: Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level or pay band in the Federal service that includes performing the following duties: coordinating the disposition of a variety of seized assets, such as vehicles, jewelry and currency; assisting with providing guidance to management officials concerning legal requirements relating to asset seizures, petition assignments, and procedures for disposition of property; and preparing intelligence reports delivering information on findings or recommendations. - OR

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirements for the GS-11 level may be met by completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if related. - OR

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond the first year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

GS-12 Specialized Experience: Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level or pay band in the Federal service that includes performing the following duties: coordinating the disposition for a variety of seized assets, such as vehicles, jewelry, and currency; providing advice and guidance to management officials concerning legal requirements relating to asset seizures; developing new and improved administrative policies and procedures on the coordination of asset forfeitures; providing training on the asset forfeiture process; and analyzing case procedures to determine adequacy, accuracy and efficiency of each seizure.

You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements.

Time-In-Grade Requirement:
Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade

Competencies: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competencies in the following areas:

  • Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Seizure
  • Writing


Education

If you are relying on your education to meet qualifications 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 (http://www.ed.go v /admins/finaid/accred/ ).

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.

Additional information

As required by Executive Order 14043, ( Federal Register: Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees ) Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021, or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, DEA requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation (Critical-Sensitive/Top Secret, Special-Sensitive/Top Secret, or Non-critical Sensitive/Secret). This review includes 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. Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. DEA committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, conducts random and other drug testing of its employees in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

EEO POLICY STATEMENT

Veterans' Preference: Certain veterans are eligible to apply as a status candidate under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). View Feds Hire vets for more information For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/ .

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.

Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP/CTAP): This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 80 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. Well-Qualified includes those applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp

Additional selections may be made beyond the total number of vacancies specified using this vacancy announcement. Further selections may also be made for additional organizational divisions and/or units within the duty location(s) listed above.

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