Supervisory CBP Officer (Program Manager)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 08, 2022
Closes
Jan 15, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Organizational Location: This Division Director position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of International Affairs, International Operations Directorate, Asia Division and International Organization and Agreements Division (IOAD) located in Washington, DC.

Law enforcement positions are expected to report to their duty station on a daily basis. However, due to COVID-19, some positions in CBP are currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, and you are given on an entrance on duty date you will be provided additional information on the reporting requirements of your position.

Joining the Customs and Border Protection Office of International Affairs will allow you to use your expertise to manage one or more programs in order to help detect and prevent terrorists and instruments of terror from entering/exiting the U.S. Apply for this exciting opportunity to direct programs that strengthen the Department's ability to perform homeland security.

This position starts at a salary of $144,128.00 (GS-15, Step 1) to $172,500.00 (GS-15, Step 10) with promotion potential to $172,500.00 (GS-15 Step 10). The incumbent will serve as the Division Director performing duties such as:
  • Collaborating with CBP program office representatives and senior leadership to coordinate action and advance the Commissioner's priority objectives and CBP operations related to customs, border security, and trade facilitation and enforcement with host countries.
  • Representing CBP and serving as liaison with designated authorities of foreign governments on matters arising under the administration of reciprocal treaties that further CBP's interests in negotiations with foreign representatives in the settlement of controversies; leveraging assets to engage in diplomatic and foreign policy through effective partnerships with foreign officials and other government agencies to accomplish CBP's mission.
  • Collaborating with senior representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State and other Federal agencies, and actively leads and participates in inter-agency meetings which require preparation of briefing materials and technical and operational familiarity with a variety of complex and sensitive subject matters.
  • Maintaining situational awareness on developments in the Area of Responsibility (AOR); directs and coordinates CBP international activities, programs and initiatives accomplished by subordinates, setting and adjusting short and long-term priorities, and preparing schedules for the completion of work.
  • Exercising overall responsibility for providing guidance, direction, management, and oversight of CBP personnel in the AOR; supervising a work unit and exercises the full range of supervisory roles and responsibilities, and directing, coordinating, and overseeing work in support of division goals and performance standards while promoting employee training, development and team building.
If you are at the full-performance level of the position announced, the action that will result in a permanent reassignment. You may be returned to your former or a similar position, based on a mobility agreement.

If going from a LEO Covered Position to a Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement Covered Position: Please be advised that when you enter on duty in this Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement covered position you will no longer be covered under the Special Retirement System for Law Enforcement Officers, but will only be covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). For further information on the Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement Coverage, please see the Qualifications section

If going from a Primary CBPO Enhanced Covered Position to a Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement Covered Position and you have less than 3 years in a Primary CBPO Enhanced Covered Position: Please be advised that when you enter on duty in this Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement covered position you will no longer be covered under the Special Retirement System for CBP Officers, but will only be covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) or covered under your applicable non-special retirement system depending upon previous service. For further information on the Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement Coverage, please see the Qualifications section.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
  • Primary U.S. residency for at least three of the last five years (additional details below)
  • You may be required to pass a background investigation
  • You must possess a valid driver's license
  • Firearm Requirement- This position requires that the incumbent meet initial and continuing qualifications in the use of firearms as outlined in the Gun Control Act of 1968, amended by the Lautenberg Amendment of 1996. An applicant whose background includes any of the following will be ineligible for consideration: 1) convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment exceeding one year; 2) has any outstanding warrants or is a fugitive from justice; 3) unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance; 4) adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to a mental institution; 5) illegally or unlawfully in the United States; 6) renounced U. S. citizenship; 7) subject to a court-ordered restraining (protection) order from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner (spouse, former spouse, parent of applicant's child, individual who cohabitates or has cohabitated with the applicant), or child; or 8) convicted under Federal, State, or Tribal Court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence against an intimate partner or child.
  • CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing procedures
  • You will be required to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency
Temporary Position: This assignment is being filled on a temporary basis not-to-exceed (NTE) two years with possible extension(s) for a maximum of five year(s) in the order of a two and one year increment. Upon conclusion of the NTE assignment, the incumbent will be returned to the home office of record to a former position or to a different position of equivalent grade and pay as the one from which the incumbent was previously assigned, and that the return is not subject to the procedures found in 5 C.F.R. §§ 351, 432, 752, and 771. While serving on a NTE assignment, management has the discretion at any time to return the incumbent to the home office of record to a former position or to a different position of equivalent grade and pay as the one from which the incumbent was previously assigned.

Qualifications

Experience: You qualify for the grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:
  • Planning, directing, managing, and organizing all aspects of operations of overseas functions;
  • Overseeing work that involves gathering information between the U.S. and the host country to intercept and prevent terrorists weapons from entering into the U.S.;
  • Halting the proliferation of fraudulent documents, including currency, into the U.S.;
  • Combating the smuggling and trafficking of aliens, narcotics and contraband merchandise into the country.
NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible. Please see the "Required Documents" section below for additional resume requirements.

Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement Requirement: The criterion is that knowledge, skill and ability in a position deemed to meet primary CBPO special retirement coverage is a mandatory prerequisite to satisfactorily perform the major duties and responsibilities of the job. In order to meet the requirements of this secondary CBP Officer position you must have permanently served in a primary CBP Officer Special Enhanced Retirement covered position, i.e. Customs Inspector , GS-1890, Immigration Inspector, GS-1816, Canine Enforcement Officer, GS-1801, or CBP Officer, GS-1895.
Note: If you currently serve in a permanent Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement covered position, you are exempt from this mandatory prerequisite.

Retirement: This position is being filled on a not-to-exceed (NTE) temporary assignment, therefore in the event the incumbent becomes eligible for retirement and chooses to retire, the incumbent will be returned to the home office of record prior to retirement. The incumbent will not be eligible to retire while serving on a NTE assignment in INA.

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.

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 01/14/2022.

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: U.S. 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 (e.g., 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 Officer (Program Manager) 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 waiver by meeting one or more of the following conditions:
  • Working for the U.S. 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 U.S. government
  • Participation in a study abroad program sponsored by a U.S. affiliated college or university
  • Working as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer supporting the U.S. 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.

Additional information

Mobility Agreement: Selectee(s) will be subject to a mobility agreement.

Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a current valid State driver's license at the time of appointment.

Data Systems: You will be required to maintain access to all data systems necessary for duty execution.

Security Clearance: You will be required to obtain a Top Secret/SCI clearance for this position.

Travel: You may be required to travel frequently.

Supervisory Probationary Period: You may be required to serve an 18 month probationary period upon appointment.

Leadership Training: All newly appointed GS-15s are required to complete mandatory training. The training will be scheduled by the Office of Training and Development within the first 90 days of appointment. The duration of the training will include (5) weeks of in residence training in Harpers Ferry, WV. Note: This training may be waived if previously completed.
Physical and Medical Requirements: Because the duties of the position are of a strenuous nature and require a high degree of interaction and responsibility to the public, you must undergo and successfully pass our medical screening process. We will schedule, provide and pay for the required basic medical examination. For more information, go to https://www.cbp.gov/careers/frontline-careers/cbpo/app-proc.

Physical Fitness Requirement: You will be required to successfully pass the Pre-employment Fitness Test-1. Please see the Pre-employment Fitness Test-1 Readiness Program for additional information. This is a 6 week program designed to assist you in achieving a level of physical fitness that will help you successfully pass the CBP fitness tests.

Firearms Requirement: You will be required to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition. You will be required to certify whether you have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment.
Financial Disclosure is required.

Must maintain a high standard of physical condition, enabling him/her defend self and others from physical attacks, and respond to situations requiring the pursuit and apprehension of individuals who may be uncooperative, hostile, combative or dangerous.

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.

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The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. 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. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.