LAW ENFORCEMENT SPECIALIST


Vacancy ID: 813598   Announcement Number: LAG-ERO-813598-VTE-073   USAJOBS Control Number: 334312300

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

813598


1. Title of Job

LAW ENFORCEMENT SPECIALIST
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

07
09
11

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Law Enforcement Speclialist

21. Geographic Availability

500765007 Williston, VT

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special selection priority under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 

Note:  To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation.  Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Select the statement that best describes your Federal employment status.

A. I am a current Federal employee serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service.
B. I am a reinstatement eligible.
C. I am a current or former Federal employee eligible for a status appointment under an Interchange Agreement.
D. I am eligible for a VEOA appointment (i.e., a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service).
E. None of the above.

If you answered A, B, or C, you must provide your agency name and dates of service (MM/DD/YYYY to MM/DD/YYYY). If you chose any other response, indicate "not applicable."

The following questions will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

2. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I have at least one year of experience selecting, abstracting, and excerpting data from specific sources; sorting and relaying law enforcement information from files, records, or databases; and compiling information as needed for initiating additional searches.
B. I have a successfully completed all the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and claim eligibility for superior academic achievement based on one of the following: (1) class standing in the upper third of the graduating class; (2) grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; (3) grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, on required courses completed in the major field; (4) membership in a national scholastic honor society. I understand that I am required to submit proof of my claim.
C. I have successfully completed one full year of graduate education in an accredited college or university.
D. I have successfully completed a combination of graduate education and experience, as described in A above, that totals at least one year.
E. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

3. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I have at least one year of experience processing complex or high priority requests to determine status, removability, location and amenability of detainees to criminal or administrative proceedings; and engaging in data analysis by responding to inquiries from the law enforcement community.
B. I have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree, a primary law degree (J.D. or LL.B), or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university.
C. I have successfully completed a combination of graduate education in excess of one year and experience, as described in A above, that totals at least one year.
D. I do not possess the experience or education described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

4. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I have at least one year of experience querying applicable law enforcement databases and forming detailed analysis of the information obtained; interpreting and analyzing enforcement data retrieved in response to requests from various law enforcement personnel; and collecting and analyzing precise, accurate information pertaining to detainee status and developing reports.
B. I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, an advanced law degree (LL.M.), or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university.
C. I have successfully completed a combination of graduate education in excess of two years and experience, as described in A above, that totals at least one year.
D. I do not possess the experience or education described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

5. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-05 grade level?

A. Yes. I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-05 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-05 grade level.
C. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-07 grade level.
D. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

6. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-07 grade level?

A. Yes. I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-07 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-07 grade level.
C. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-09 grade level.
D. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

7. There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-09 grade level?

A. Yes. I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-09 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-09 grade level.
C. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
D. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am currently a non-General Schedule (GS) employee and have not held a GS position within the last 52 weeks.
E. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-11 or higher in the competitive service can be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures. Details and temporary promotions do not count. Your response to the following question will be used to determine whether or not you can be categorized as a noncompetitive eligible. If you are referred noncompetitively based on your responses and that information is later found to be incorrect, you may lose further consideration under this announcement.

8. Have you ever held (or do you currently hold) a competitive service position on a permanent basis in the federal government with promotion potential equivalent to GS-11 or higher?

A. Yes.
B. No.

If you answered A, you must provide the position's title, pay plan, series, and grade level (or pay band). Also, include the promotion potential and the dates (MM/DD/YYYY to MM/DD/YYYY) you held this position.

Example: Management Analyst, GS-0343-13, with promotion potential to GS-14, held from 10/12/2004 to 6/05/2005.

9. If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "pass," "satisfactory," or better?

A. Yes.
B. No.
C. I am a Federal employee but have not received a performance rating.
D. Not applicable. I am not a Federal employee.

If you chose response A in the previous question, provide the position's title, pay plan, series and grade level (or pay band). Also, include the promotion potential and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you held this position. Example: Management Analyst, GS-0343-13 with promotion potential to GS-14 held from 10/12/2004 to 6/05/2005. If you are not a current Federal employee, please provide the names and telephone numbers of three professional references (e.g., current and former supervisors, college or university professors, managers or coordinators of volunteer activities, etc.) who know your qualifications relative to this position and who we can contact to verify your credentials. Do not list personal friends or relatives.

For each task statement below, please select the response that best describes your skill level. The statements were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to successfully perform the work of this position.

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

10. Process complex or high priority requests to determine true alienage, status, removability, location and amenability to criminal or administrative proceedings.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

11. Provide assistance to senior personnel to assist Federal, state and local level law enforcement officials in intelligence on individuals and groups, and the identification and arrest of aliens.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

12. Respond to queries from other law enforcement stakeholders on immigration enforcement issues.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

13. Carry out specific tasks on routine assignments after receiving detailed instructions from a supervisor or higher-grade personnel.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

14. Conduct reviews and written reports from case records, search databases in response to inquiries from stakeholders including law enforcement entities, members of Congress or their staffs and representatives of businesses.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

15. Support higher graded personnel in requests from law enforcement agents and officers for assistance relating to database searches, file research, or other relevant areas of concern.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

16. Engage in data analysis for the purpose of responding to inquiries from the law enforcement community.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

17. Search various database systems.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

18. Analyze and review information obtained from data analysis, and initiate additional searches as needed under the guidance of higher grade personnel.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


19. Determine which automated database systems to search based on nature of inquiries.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

For each task statement below, please select the response that best describes your skill level. The statements were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to successfully perform the work of this position.

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

20. Assist in identifying, locating and providing leads, intelligence on individuals and groups and other information which aids in the facilitation of apprehensions, arrests and criminal prosecution of aliens.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

21. Coordinate with federal law enforcement personnel on matters concerning law enforcement strategy and issues of public safety as a result of the work performed.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

22. Assist other personnel to determine location, identity, alienage, removability, and case status in accordance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended and Title 8, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

23. Identify criminal violators under the Immigration and Nationality laws, United States Code, or regulations subject to criminal prosecution and removal.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

24. Query applicable databases for detailed analysis of information obtained.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

25. Evaluate and interpret findings relevant to the interrelated geographical and functional areas, collecting, evaluating, updating, analyzing and abstracting data from specific sources and compiling the data into finished analyses and reports, for submission to requestors.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

26. Develop implementing procedures as a result of new or modified policies.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

27. Respond to highly complex or controversial inquiries from management who are seeking information relating to aliens, to include the location, identity, criminality, or other information.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

28. Analyze and review the information obtained from databases, and initiate additional searches and updates as needed.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

29. Update and correct database(s) as deemed appropriate.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

30. Determine identity, alienage, status, and warrant information, amenability to detention or removal, and responds to the requestor within a targeted timeframe.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

31. Obtain and review Criminal History Records ("rap sheet") received by management, analyze the full range of cases, including the more complex ones.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

32. Determine the status of the individual and updates applicable records.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

33. Recommend to supervisors the initiation of non-traditional investigative techniques through the research of applicable alien and criminal history database information and open-source internet searches.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from a senior employee.
E. I am an expert in performance of this task; and/or I have trained others in performance and am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.