This announcement is open to DHS Headquarters employees only (including FPS field offices). If you are not a DHS Headquarters employee, you will not be considered eligible for this position.
Select at least one occupational specialty code. The specialty code(s) for this position are 002 and 003. Please note that you must select at least one specialty code but may select multiple codes if desired. Each code is defined below:
002 - Competitive merit promotion. This includes current Federal DHS Headquarters employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service. You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. SF-50).
003 - Noncompetitive Merit Promotion. This includes DHS Headquarters applicants who currently hold this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this vacancy 715798. You must provide qualifying documentation (SF-50).
Complete this section ONLY IF you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). To be considered, you must be a surplus or displaced Federal employee as defined in the regulations, be applying for a vacancy at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been or are being separated (and with no greater promotion potential than your position), and be occupying or have been displaced from a position in the same local commuting area as the vacancy.
Note: To receive consideration for the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement.
AREA OF CONSIDERATION
1. Are you a current DHS Headquarters employee (this DOES NOT include TSA, CBP, USCIS, ICE, FEMA, U.S. Secret Service, FEMA, or U.S. Coast Guard)?A. Yes.
2. This position is covered by the law enforcement officer retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d). Applicants for this primary law enforcement position must not have reached their 37th birthday upon appointment to this position unless there is sufficient prior Federal service in a covered primarily law enforcement or firefighter position to permit retirement on or before the mandatory retirement age for these types of positions. Please select the appropriate response below.A. I have not reached my 37th birthday.
3. Please select the answer that indicates your ability to obtain a state driver's license.A. I have, or am able to obtain, a state driver's license.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
4. Are you willing to undergo a physical examination and drug testing prior to actual placement in this position?A. Yes
5. This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g)(9)). A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is generally defined under the statute as any offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by the victim's current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian. The term "convicted" as defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set-aside, or pardoned or any person whose civil rights have been restored unless the pardon, expunging or restoration of civil rights expressly prohibits the possession of firearms or ammunition. Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statutes are not qualified for this position. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001).
Have you been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statutes stated above?
6. The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying. Do you meet these physical requirements?A. Yes
7. Select one statement from the choices below to show how you meet the qualification requirements for this position.A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) directing and coordinating the review and performance evaluation of regional criminal investigative and intelligence programs, physical security and law enforcement programs and functional activities; 2) providing technical advice and guidance to agency management and other senior staff regarding critical operations related to agency law enforcement programs; 3) directing the work of subordinate staff (i.e. assigning work, developing performance standards, making authoritative decisions regarding personnel actions, etc.); and 4) collaborating with senior management and officials to initiate new and/or modified changes to agency policies and procedures regarding regional criminal investigative and intelligence programs, physical security and law enforcement programs and functional activities.
ABILITY TO LEAD
For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following each task that best describes your experience and/or training. Your resume must support your answers or your overall score may be lowered or considered ineligible.A- I have not had education, training or experience in this task.
8. Communicate the program goals to subordinate staff.
9. Translate broad organizational goals into concrete, actionable objectives.
10. Challenge and motivate others to achieve their potential.
ABILITY TO SUPERVISE
11. Evaluate work performance of subordinates and ensure performance standards among subordinate work units are equitable.
12. Develop performance standards and serve as reviewing official for subordinate positions.
13. Advise, counsel, and instruct employees on both work and administrative matters.
14. Hear and resolve complaints and grievances from employees.
15. Identify developmental and training needs of employees and provide or arrange for needed development and training.
16. Conduct briefings to individuals, groups, and large audiences within and outside of an organization.
17. Prepare cases or testimony for court or administrative proceedings.
18. Confer and negotiate with internal groups to facilitate program implementation or find mutually acceptable approaches to work related problems.
19. Successfully conduct negotiations about sensitive work related subjects with both internal and external groups.
20. Present briefings to justify, defend or influence higher level managers or internal/external organizations on program areas.
21. Present formal briefings/speeches to the media, Members of Congress, and the general public on diverse and controversial or complex issues.
SKILL IN MANAGING ALL ASPECTS OF CRIMINAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INVESTIGATIONS
22. Develop, evaluate, and pursue derogatory information, such as financial, credit card, and/or substance abuse of employees or contractors.
23. Plan and conduct investigations or inquiries involving matters of employee conduct and situations associated with alleged waste, abuse, or mismanagement, and violation of laws, regulations, policies, or procedures involving such issues as acquisition, procurement, contracting activities, management and leadership systems and/or prudent and effective use of government resources.
24. Plan, organize, administer, and coordinate the full spectrum of investigative activities
25. Provide expert advice and guidance to staff with respect to case development, investigative techniques, methodology, precedent-setting cases and agency views, concerns, and policies.
26. Interview persons to elicit sensitive information or information they are reluctant to volunteer.
27. Recognize and resolve discrepancies and/or inconsistencies among findings.
28. Direct the conduct of civil and administrative investigations.