This announcement is open to DHS Headquarters employees only. 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 715793. 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. Please select the answer that indicates your ability to obtain a state driver's license.A. I have a valid U.S. driver's license.
Conditions of Employment
3. Are you willing to undergo a physical examination and drug testing prior to actual placement in this position?A. Yes
4. 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 or felony 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?
5. 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.
6. Promote and communicate the program goals to subordinate staff.
7. Translate broad organizational goals into concrete, actionable objectives.
8. Challenge and motivate others to achieve their potential.
9. Ensure that staff performance is in align with the objectives, goals, and objectives of the agency.
10. Provide advice and guidance to senior leadership and subordinates concerning the most practical means of attaining scheduled objectives and solving problems.
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. Approve/deny promotions, awards, and other personnel actions based on employee performance.
17. Conduct briefings to individuals, groups, and large audiences within and outside of an organization.
18. Prepare cases or testimony for court or administrative proceedings.
19. Confer and negotiate with internal groups to facilitate program implementation or find mutually acceptable approaches to work related problems.
20. Successfully conduct negotiations about sensitive work related subjects with both internal and external groups.
21. Present briefings to justify, defend or influence higher level managers or internal/external organizations on program areas.
22. Present formal briefings/speeches to the media, Members of Congress, and the general public on diverse and controversial or complex issues.
SKILL APPLYING LAWS AND REGULATIONS TO INSPECTION, INVESTIGATION, ENFORCEMENT, AND/OR COMPLIANCE WORK TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SECURITY PROGRAMS
23. Assess security programs for cost, efficiency and effectiveness.
24. Oversee surveillance operations to ensure an equitable balance in workload.
25. Ensure proper priority is given to more critical or potentially sensitive programs/cases/investigations.
26. Plan and direct the development of research data and analysis to be used for changes/edits/evaluation in program policy and regulatory guidance.
27. Develop staffing and financial requirements and service delivery strategies aimed at assessing and meeting the protective service requirements of both internal and external clients.
28. Direct and participate in the full range of security and administrative investigations to coordinate ongoing or upcoming security initiatives.
29. Direct the research and testing of new, innovative protective service options and service delivery approaches.