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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 1:09 PM

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## Duties
### Summary
Joining the Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations will allow you to use your expertise to detect and prevent terrorists and instruments of terror from entering the U.S. This position starts at a salary of $118,085. Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen homeland security by performing law enforcement activities such as inspection, intelligence analysis, examination, and interpretation of laws and regulations.
* **Who May Apply: Current U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees with competitive status within the local commuting area.***
For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please see hs.gov/xabout/careers/gc130#######481.shtm.
The local commuting area is defined as the area surrounding the duty station by which people reasonably travel back and forth from home to work.
**Organizational Location: **These positions are located within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, New York Field Office, Newark, NJ.
One or more selections may be made using this job opportunity announcement. Further selections may also be made for additional organizational divisions and/or units within the duty location(s) listed above.
**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 section on **Retirement Coverage**.
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### Responsibilities
In this position you will become a key member of a team of homeland security professionals detecting and preventing terrorists and instruments of terror from entering the U.S. Typical work assignments include:
* Directing, managing, or improving processing of passengers, baggage, cargo, and/or carriers
* Providing technical advice on import and export of cargo and merchandise; international mail compliance; arrival or departure of vessels, aircraft, and vehicles involved in international trade; and/or counter-terrorism and anti-smuggling activities
* Planning and accomplishing assignments, projects, studies or investigations intended to explore and resolve major operations and law enforcement problems, or to develop, improve, or implement new procedures
* Directly supervising a team of subordinate supervisors and performing a full range of supervisory functions
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - Occasional travel will be required.
##### Supervisory status
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##### Promotion Potential
14
### Who May Apply
#### This job is open to
Current U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees with competitive status within the local commuting area.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
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1895 Customs And Border Protection
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
* You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph
* Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
* You must pass the CBP Officer Promotional Assessment (including in-basket)
* You may be required to pass initial and random drug testing
* You will be required to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency
**Uniform:** This position requires you to wear an officially-approved uniform while in a duty status.
**Physical and Environmental Conditions: **The work environment includes offices, aircraft operation areas, airline passenger and cargo areas, and marine docks. Periods of outdoor work may be required in snow, rain, or extreme heat. Occasional periods of outdoor work may be required in remote areas with no modern comfort facilities. The work may involve the use of toxic chemicals, pesticides and fumigants. Protective clothing may be required such as hard hats, gloves, goggles, hearing protection, and respirators.
**Travel:**You will be required to travel frequently.
**Supervisory Probationary Period:** You may be required to serve an 18 month probationary period upon appointment and complete a supervisory training course within 12 months of assignment.
**Supervisory Training: **All newly appointed, permanent second level supervisors 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 4 weeks of in residence training in Harpers Ferry, WV. Note: This training may be waived if previously completed.
**Polygraph Examination: **Appointment to this position may require the successful completion of a polygraph examination.
**Basic Training:** You may be required to attend approximately 18 weeks of training at the Federal Law Enforcement Academy (FLETC). Candidates selected for certain duty locations may receive an additional 6 weeks of Spanish language training.
**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.
**Shift work:** You will be required to perform work on a shift and rotational basis.
**Overtime:** You must be readily available to work overtime on a scheduled or unscheduled basis in excess of the 40-hour work week.
**Rotation of Assignments/Duty Locations:** Applicants may be required to rotate assignments and duty locations.
### Qualifications
**GS-14:** You qualify at the GS-14 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience including planning, supervising, and directing inspection, intelligence analysis, examination, anti-terrorism, and other law enforcement programs relating to the arrival and departure of persons, conveyances, and merchandise into the U.S. Experience supervising Customs and Border Protection related work activities is preferred.
****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 this 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.
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 Wednesday, February 07, 2018.
### Education
**Promotion Eligibility Rules as of October 1, 2013 (Directive No. 51332-022B):** CBP requires competition for selection into supervisory and managerial positions for occupations covered by competency-based assessments.
* Candidates for this GS-14 supervisory/managerial position must have competed for and served in a permanent or temporary GS-13 second-line or higher or equivalent supervisory position or in a permanent GS-13 managerial position.
* The above requirement does not apply if you currently hold or previously held a permanent supervisory or managerial GS-14 or higher position.
* To view the promotion eligibility directive in its entirety, please visit the HRM career center webpage on CBPNET.
* **If you are not a current GS-1895, and you are selected, you will have to meet the following medical/physical standards:**
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 bp.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.
### Additional information
**Retirement Coverage:** This position has been identified as a secondary position as provided under the enhanced retirement provision of Public Law 110-161 for Customs and Border Protection Officers. Please see bp.dhs.gov/xp/cbpnet/hrm/retirement/newcbporetirementcoverage/cbpfaqs.xml for requirements of secondary coverage. Information is also available by calling the CBPO Retirement Coverage toll-free hotline at or emailing questions to ...@cbp.dhs.gov. If you are found qualified and eligible to occupy this position but do not meet the criteria to receive the enhanced retirement coverage, you will be covered under the FERS retirement system.
**Background Investigation:** 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 (i.e., 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, please see: bp.gov/careers/join-cbp/which-career/apply/background-investigation
This position is not covered under the bargaining unit.
**Polygraph Examination:** This 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:** If applicable, CBP may accept the results of a prior federal polygraph exam in lieu of a CBP polygraph exam. You may request reciprocity at the time of polygraph scheduling.
**Probationary Period:** Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.
CBP 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 here, scis.gov/e-verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
Every individual receives a fair opportunity throughout the federal recruitment and hiring process. To learn more, click on the link ov/StudioRecruitment/tools/MythbusteronFederalHiringPolicies.pdf
Follow U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Twitter @CustomsBorder
Please view the video \"Protecting America 24/7\" to learn more about CBP's Office of Field Operations: bp.dhs.gov/ofo/2011/protectingamerica/proamerica.wmv
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics (KSAOs):
Candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements are required to possess certain Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Other Characteristics (KSAOs) to successfully perform the functions of this position. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their attainment of these KSAOs in their resume. The KSAOs are:
* Ability to interpret a wide variety of laws, rules, regulations, and procedures concerning import-export of merchandise, cargo, or personal possessions to the U.S.
* Knowledge of principles and techniques of management to accomplish work through others.
* Knowledge and understanding of policies, principles, and objectives of EEO and special emphasis programs.
Qualified U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) candidates will be ranked on the basis of the scores received on your CBP Officer Promotional Assessment. Competitive applicants must have a valid test score when the announcement opens, or we cannot consider you for this position. Alternate Staffing (Non-Competitive) Candidates need not have a current, valid test score. Alternate Staffing (Non-Competitive) candidates include applicants who have permanently held a position at the highest grade announced or higher.
Your application record will remain in a pending status until after the announcement closes, at which time we will upload test scores. If you have completed the assessment questionnaire and have uploaded all required documents for this announcement, there is nothing further you need to do at this time.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the job questionnaire, see View Occupational Questionnaire.
**Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Eligibles: **If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP eligible. Information about CTAP eligibility can be found at: pm.gov/ReductionInForce/employeeresources/ctap/Employee-GuidelineCTAP.asp#3a. To be considered well qualified under CTAP, you must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities and/or competencies clearly exceeding the minimum requirements of the position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed in the \"Required Documents\" section of this announcement.
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### Background checks and security clearance
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Public Trust - Background Investigation
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## Required Documents
* **Your resume:** A resume describing your job-related qualifications is required and will be used for the purpose of reviewing your qualifications and determining what training, if any, would be required when placed. Your resume must be in English and must include your job titles and a detailed description of your duties and the dates you performed them (MM/DD/YY), as well as your hours per week for each position listed. Your resume should also contain your full name, address, phone number, email address, and salary. NOTE: Resumes stored on USAJOBS will not automatically carry over to this announcement.
* **Your responses to the job questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire**
* **Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)?** You must submit a separation notice; your most recent SF-50B (noting your current position, grade level and duty location); a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated;
or a notification from the applicable Military Department or National Guard Bureau, that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
* **Veterans preference points are not applicable to Merit Promotion announcements**
* You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards. Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indication of quality prior experience, no points will be assigned.
Please upload your resume under \"Resume\" and any other applicable supporting documents mentioned above under \"Other\" documents. \"Other\" documents may not be applicable for each applicant, but should be utilized if you are submitting a SF-50 for proof of federal service, veterans documents for eligibility, transcripts for qualifications, etc.
**It is your responsibility to verify that any information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received and is accurate.** Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application. If a document is not legible, you will not be able to view it in your application and you must again upload or fax it by the closing date.
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification 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.
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.
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## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
DHS offers competitive starting salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, vision, dental, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k)), Flexible Spending Account, retirement plan, Employee Assistance Program, personal leave days and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules, telework, tuition reimbursement, transportation subsidies, uniform allowance, health and wellness programs, and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and development opportunities. For more information, please go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select \"Benefits\". To compare cost of living data, calculate mortgage scenarios, or gather information on communities and school districts, please visit the website: elocationessentials.com/aff/lifecare/tools/salary/col.aspx
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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## How to Apply
To begin your online application, click **\"Apply Online\"** to create a USAJOBS account and follow the prompts or log in to your existing account. Your application packet must include a completed assessment questionnaire, a resume, and any applicable and/or required supporting documentation. Please see the \"Required Documents\" section below for additional information. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.
We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may fax your resume, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to **(478) ###-####**. You must print a copy of and document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire using OPM Form 1203-FX pm.gov/Forms/pdffill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and the official fax cover sheet: pm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf. Please include job opportunity announcement ID 2028178 and provide your SSN, name, and address using the exact name you used when you filled out the questionnaire. If you have uploaded documents into your application, you do not need to fax those same documents.
**Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or email.** The address below is for inquiries only. You may apply more than once, but the most recent application is the only one that will be used. ** You must submit your resume, your online questionnaire, and any supporting documents by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on** Wednesday, February 07, 2018.
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### Agency contact information
### CBP MHC Hiring
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(952)###-####
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(478)###-####
##### Email
...@CBP.DHS.GOV
##### Address
CBP Hiring Center
5600 American Blvd
Suite 700
Bloomington, MN
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### Next steps
Once the job opportunity announcement has closed, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. You will be notified by email after each of these steps has been completed. Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: sajobs.gov/Account/NotificationSettings.aspx. If you are referred, you will receive a final notification of the disposition of the announcement. We expect to make a tentative job offer within 60 days after the close of the announcement. If you are selected, we may conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
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## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488637700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 01/25/2018 to 02/07/2018
*Salary:* $118,085 to $153,510 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 14
*Work schedule:* Full-Time - Full Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent
Associated topics: border control, border control officer, border protection, cbp, customs and border protection, immigration, immigration officer, port, terrorist, visa

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