Supervisory Border Patrol Agent

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 12, 2022
Closes
Jan 15, 2022
Function
Administrative
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 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.

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). In this position typical work assignments include:
  • Collaborating with other CBP offices to coordinate action and advance progress on the Commissioner's priority objectives with host countries.
  • Serving as liaison between CBP and the designated authorities of foreign governments on matters arising under the administration of reciprocal treaties, and furthers CBPs interests in negotiations with foreign representatives in the settlement of controversies or specific cases and concerns, and migration officials regarding U.S. border enforcement and repatriation concerns.
  • Exercising overall responsibility for providing guidance, direction, management, and oversight of CBP personnel in the area of responsibility (AOR) to include leveraging assets to engage in diplomatic and foreign policy through effective partnerships with foreign officials and other government agencies to accomplish CBP's mission.
  • Maintaining situational awareness on developments in the AOR in terms of supplementary legislation, new processes, and other similar administrative documents and materials, and assessing and reporting on administrative interpretations of foreign relevant laws and practices, and impact on border and trade enforcement as appropriate.
  • Supporting the development and utilization of specialized enforcement and investigative tactics, techniques, and procedures in furtherance of CBPs Enduring Mission Priorities at home and abroad.


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
  • CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing procedures
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.

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 INA's mobility agreement

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

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.

Qualifications

Experience: You qualify for the GS-15 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:
  • Providing leadership in developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving processes and procedures to monitor the effectiveness, efficiency, uniformity, and productivity of all Border Patrol program areas;
  • Interpreting and enforcing CBP Laws, operations, law enforcement procedures, policies, and regulations;
  • Leading, directing, or providing technical direction to others in performing inspection, intelligence analysis, and examinations on customs and border security issues.
Competencies: The following required competencies must be addressed in your resume:
  • Leading Others: Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishment; ensures that staff members are appropriately selected, utilized, and appraised; develops others through coaching and mentoring; identifies and takes steps to prevent situations that could result in unpleasant confrontations; manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner; identifies training needs; provides constructive reinforcement; coaches others on how to perform tasks; acts as a source of information.
  • Team Building: Consistently develops and sustains cooperative working relationships in all aspects of the job; encourages and facilitates cooperation within the agency and between the agency and other organizations; fosters commitment, pride, trust, and group identity.
  • Performance and Results Management: Takes steps to achieve quality end products; is committed to continuous improvement; ensures that effective controls are in place; holds self and others accountable for meeting expectations; coordinates with other parts of the organization to accomplish goals; develops short and long-range plans that are realistic and appropriately comprehensive; includes contingency plans, as appropriate; monitors and evaluates plans; determines material and human resource requirements and ensures that needed resources are available; focuses on results and on measuring attainment of outcomes.
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments; provides solutions to individual and organizational problems; draws correct inferences from available information to make sound and well-informed decisions.
  • Creativity and Innovation: Develops insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvements; creates a synthesis of information from many sources; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs and processes.
  • Technical Credibility: Has mastery of the technical knowledge required to perform the job and the jobs of those supervised; knows where to find key information that does not need to be memorized; understands near-term and long-range plans and determines how best to run the program to achieve organizational goals.
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This position meets the definition of secondary Law Enforcement Officer retirement coverage under the laws and regulations defined in 5 U.S.C. 8336 (6) Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and General Provisions for Law Enforcement Officers defined in 5 U.S.C. 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 C.F.R. § 831.902 CSRS and 5 C.F.R. § 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, i.e. Border Patrol Agent, GS-1896, CBP Enforcement Officer, GS-1895, Air Interdiction Officer GS-1801, Air Interdiction Agent GS-1881, Marine Interdiction Agent GS-1801.

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 .

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: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. 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

Bargaining Unit: This position is not covered under the bargaining unit.

Security Clearance: In this position you must obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance

Drug Testing: This job has been identified as "testing designated" under our Drug-Free Workplace Program. You will be subjected to random drug testing.

Supervisory Probationary Period: 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 CBP LI five (5) weeks) of in residence training in Harpers Ferry, WV. Note: This training may be waived if previously completed.
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.
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
Financial Disclosure is required.

Telework may be available on a regular recurring or situational basis.

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.

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