DEPORTATION OFFICER


Vacancy ID: 822435   Announcement Number: LAG-ERO-822435-DM-203   USAJOBS Control Number: 335332600

Social Security Number

Vacancy Identification Number

822435


1. Title of Job

DEPORTATION OFFICER
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

11
12

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 DEPORTATION OFFICER

21. Geographic Availability

411650051 Portland, OR

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

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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

A. I am a current U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) employee in the competitive service who is serving on a career or career-conditional appointment.
B. I do not meet the eligibility criteria as described above.

The following questions will 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 supporting criminal investigations related to alleged or suspected violations of immigration laws, regulations, and policies; and performing a full range of investigative functions from planning through fact finding to reporting the results of the investigations. At this level, assignments involve activities where information is readily available and issues are straightforward and non-controversial.
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 a combination of successfully completed graduate education in an appropriate discipline and experience as described in A above that totals at least one year.
D. I do not possess the experience or education described above.

If you selected response A or C to this question, provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

3. Which of the following statements best describes your experience?

A. I have at least one year of experience planning and conducting complex criminal investigations related to alleged or suspected violations of immigration laws, regulations, and policies; and applying a variety of investigative techniques, analyzing evidence, preparing reports, and arranging for the detention or release of individuals. At this level, assignments usually involve complex deportation proceedings and/or difficult or sensitive seizures.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

If you selected response A to this question, provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position.

4. 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.

Provide the position title(s), series, and grade that supports your claim for time-in-grade. Also give the beginning and ending dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

5. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level?

A. Yes. I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 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-12 grade level.

Provide the position title(s), series, and grade that supports your claim for time-in-grade. Also give the beginning and ending dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

6. Have you successfully completed Basic Immigration Law Enforcement Training in accordance with 8 CFR 287.1(g) and other applicable agency policy? This includes successful completion of the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention & Removal Operations (DRO) Basic Immigration Law Enforcement Training Program (ICE_D); the legacy Immigration Officer Basic Training Course (IOBTC); the Border Patrol Academy; the combination of both the legacy Basic Immigration Detention Enforcement Officer Training Course and the ICE DRO Equivalency Training Program (ETP); the ICE Special Agent Training Program; the combination of FLETC Criminal Investigator Training Program and the DRO Equivalency Training Program for Special Agents (ETPSA) and for legacy US Customs Special Agents, the ICE / Customs Special Agent Cross Training Program. Due to regulatory requirements, no other training will be accepted. Please note, if selected, you may be required to submit proof of completion (i.e. training certificate).

A. Yes
B. No

If you answered A, provide the course title and date of completion. If you chose any other response, indicate "not applicable."

7. Do you possess a current valid State driver's license?

A. Yes
B. No

8. Conviction of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, as outlined in the vacancy announcement, is disqualifying. A misdemeanor crime of domestic violence is any offense involving the use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian of the victim. Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?

A. Yes
B. No

Provisions of Public Law 93-950 and 100-238 allow the imposition of a maximum age for initial appointment to a law enforcement position with the Department of Homeland Security. Your response to the following questions will determine if you meet the maximum entry-age requirement for this position.

9. The date immediately preceding an applicant’s 40th birthday is the final date they are considered eligible for selection referral. Will you have reached age 40 by the closing date of this vacancy announcement?

A. Yes
B. No

10. The age restriction does not apply if you have served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement position covered by Title 5 U.S.C and will have a total of 20 years of coverage prior to your 60th birthday. Are you presently or have you previously been employed in such a Federal civilian law enforcement position?

A. Yes
B. No

If you answered A in the previous question, provide the dates of your Federal civilian law enforcement experience (MM/DD/YYYY to MM/DD/YYYY).

11. The age restriction does NOT apply if you are a preference eligible veteran as defined in Title 5, U.S.C., Section 2108, item (3). Are you a preference eligible veteran?

A. Yes
B. No

If you answered A in the previous question, you must include in your application package, a copy of your DD214 or other proof of eligibility for veteran’s preference.

Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-12 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.

12. 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-12 or higher?

A. Yes
B. No

If you answered A, provide the position title, pay plan, series, and grade level or pay band, and the dates (MM/DD/YYYY to MM/DD/YYYY) you held this position. If you chose any other response, indicate "not applicable."

Example: Legal Assistant, GS-0986-07 with promotion potential to GS-08, held from 10/12/2004 to 06/05/2005.

The following questions will be used to rate applicants who meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements.

13. Indicate the extent of your knowledge of and experience in initiating removal proceedings for aliens, such as the use of sworn statements, I-213s, and Notice to Appear documents.

A. I have received basic training in preparing and servicing all documents necessary to initiate removal proceedings for aliens.
B. Under close guidance from others, I have prepared and served all documents necessary to initiate removal proceedings for aliens.
C. I have independently prepared and served all documents necessary to initiate removal proceedings for aliens.
D. I have had extensive experience in this area and have guided others with the writing or reviewing of documents related to initiating removal proceedings for aliens, such as in the use of sworn statements, I-213s, and Notice to Appear.

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

14. Indicate the extent of your experience in using immigration information systems, such as DACS, EREM, CIS, and ENFORCE.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have received basic training in using immigration information systems, but have not applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I have been trained in using immigration information systems and I have routinely applied this knowledge as part of my regular job duties.
D. I have received training in using immigration information systems and I have had extensive experience in using these systems on the job to query for information and complete special projects.

15. Indicate the extent of your ability to determine the legal sufficiency of charging documents, such as Notice to Appear, Administrative Removal, Order to Show Cause, and Reinstatement Order.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have determined the legal sufficiency of charging documents under close guidance.
C. I have determined the legal sufficiency of charging documents with minimal guidance.
D. I have provided training to others in determining the legal sufficiency of charging documents.

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

16. Indicate the extent of your knowledge of and experience in criminal prosecutions.

A. I have had no training or experience performing this task.
B. I have provided assistance to a case agent or lead prosecuting officer in preparing cases for criminal prosecution.
C. I have had extensive experience serving as a case agent or lead prosecuting officer in criminal prosecutions, worked directly with the U.S. Attorney's Office, and appeared before the Grand Jury.
D. I have had experience serving as a case agent or lead prosecuting officer in criminal prosecutions, and I have worked directly with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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

17. Select the choice which best describes your knowledge of and experience in performing custody reviews for aliens in detention, such as the Post Order
Custody Review and Mariel Cuban Review Panel.

A. I have received basic training in performing custody review for aliens in detention, but have not performed this task.
B. I have received in-depth training provided by the Office of Detention and Removal at Headquarters in performing custody reviews for aliens in detention.
C. I am fully proficient in the principles of this subject matter and have performed numerous custody reviews for aliens in detention.

18. Indicate the extent of your experience in the supervision of persons released on parole, bond, Order of Own Recognizance, and Order of Supervision.

A. I have received basic training in the supervision of persons released from custody, but have not applied this on the job.
B. I have performed the basic functions of this task, such as supervising scheduled and unscheduled (that is, walk-ins) appearances for Order of Own Recognizance and Order of Supervision.
C. I have managed the supervision of persons released from custody, as part of my regular duties or as a collateral assignment.
D. I have served as the program officer in programs such as the electronic monitoring or Intensive Supervision Appearance Program.

19. Select the choice which best describes your knowledge of and experience in deportation case management, such as overseeing and managing assigned cases, maintaining/updating DACS, A- files, Immigration Court procedures, consular notifications, and third agency checks.

A. I have received basic training in the management of deportation cases.
B. I have maintained a docket and I have performed initial review or input of cases.
C. I have maintained a docket as the case officer responsible for oversight and management of cases from receipt of a case through effecting removal or release.

20. Indicate the extent of your knowledge of and experience in the adjudication of and response to applications for benefits or relief available to aliens in immigration proceedings, including bonds, parole, voluntary departure, stay of removal, and deferred action.

A. I have received basic training in the benefits or relief available to an alien, but have not performed this task.
B. I have had experience in the adjudication of and response to applications for benefits or relief, but I have not performed this task on a regular basis.
C. I have routinely adjudicated and responded to applications for benefits or relief as part of my regular duties.
D. I have had extensive experience in adjudicating applications for benefits and relief and I have trained others in this area or provided guidance to others.

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

21. Indicate the extent of your knowledge of the Spanish language.

A. I have no knowledge of the Spanish language.
B. I have had basic training in the Spanish language.
C. I am able to communicate effectively in the Spanish language.
D. I am fluent in the Spanish language; I can read, write, and communicate effectively.

22. Select the choice which best describes your knowledge of and experience in performing field operations, such as locating and apprehending fugitive aliens, participating in field task force operations, conducting surveillances, investigations, and system checks.

A. I have had no knowledge of or experience in this task.
B. I have received training in this task, but have had no experience in performing field operations.
C. I have participated in field operations, such as in locating and apprehending fugitive aliens.
D. I have served in the capacity of a team leader in coordinating field operations, such as in locating and apprehending fugitive aliens, participating in field task force operations, conducting surveillances, investigations, and system checks.

23. Indicate the extent to which you have exercised prosecutorial discretion with respect to performing apprehensions.

A. I have had no experience in this task.
B. I have made recommendations to a supervisor or senior officer regarding the exercise of prosecutorial discretion.
C. I have exercised prosecutorial discretion with respect to performing apprehensions as a part of my regular duties.
D. I have had extensive experience in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion with respect to performing apprehensions in complex cases; others consider me an expert and consult me for guidance.

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

24. Indicate the extent of your knowledge of policies and procedures pertaining to the escort and transportation of aliens both domestic and overseas and your experience related to this task.

A. I have received basic training in the policy and procedures, but I have not participated in the escort and transportation of an alien.
B. I have received basic training, and I have participated in the escort and transportation of an alien as part of my regular duties.
C. I have received training from Office of Detention and Removal at Headquarters on the Justice Prisoner Alien Transport System (JPATS) and I have participated in special charter missions and JPATS flights or served as JPATS coordinator.
D. I have coordinated and participated in the escort of aliens (that is, directed others to serve as escorts or served as an escort myself, and scheduled their transportation).

25. Indicate the extent of your knowledge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) immigration arrest and detention policies and procedures including statutory authority, adults vs. juveniles, asylum/credible fear, and court orders.

A. I have received basic training in these areas.
B. I have received basic training, and have applied this knowledge on the job.
C. I have applied this knowledge frequently on the job. My regular duties have included the work of Fugitive Operations, the Apprehension of Criminal Alien Program, and the Institutional Removal Program.

26. Have you served as a Jail Inspection Officer?

A. Yes
B. No

27. Have you served as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative
(COTR)?

A. Yes
B. No

28. Indicate the extent of your experience in the processing of intelligence information.

A. I have no experience in this task.
B. I have had experience in gathering intelligence information and reporting it through proper channels.
C. I have assisted the intelligence officer with the review and analysis of reports and information forwarded by various intelligence resources.
D. I have served as the intelligence officer responsible for the review and analysis of reports and information forwarded by various intelligence resources.

29. Indicate the extent of your experience in interacting with domestic and foreign government agencies, including the U.S. State Department, and embassies and consulates of the United States and foreign governments, regarding detained or returning aliens and their travel documents.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. My relationship has been limited to responding to specific inquiries.
C. I have established relationships mainly by initiating contacts to obtain information about specific inquiries.
D. I have maintained effective relationships on an ongoing basis with domestic and foreign government agencies in order to conduct the work regarding detained or returning aliens and their travel documents.

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

30. Select the choice, which best describes your knowledge of and experience in immigration court procedures, including the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) and Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

A. I have no knowledge of or experience in this area.
B. I have had experience with immigration court procedures.
C. I have had experience as a case officer managing a docket, including monitoring to ensure the proper processing of cases through immigration court proceedings.
D. I have had extensive experience as a case officer managing a docket, I am considered to be an expert in this subject matter and I have trained others in the procedures of EOIR and BIA.

31. Select the choice, which best describes your ability to communicate in writing, including the preparation of memoranda, letters, and reports (for example, Significant Incident Reports), and the writing of decisions, denials, and appeals from rough draft to final form.

A. I have written responses to requests for information, sometimes using templates designed by my office.
B. I have written portions of reports, briefings, information papers, and other documents, or requests intended for middle and upper management and individuals outside the agency.
C. I have independently composed written reports, briefings, information papers, and other complete documents, sometimes in response to inquiries about the agency's position on an issue.
D. I have reviewed/edited reports, documents, or other materials to verify completeness, correctness, consistency, compliance, or authenticity, or I have written documents that presented complex information regarding decisions, denials, and appeals.

32. Indicate the extent to which you have developed and maintained effective relationships (liaison) with Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of performing field operations.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have developed limited (relationships) liaison with Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies primarily to respond to specific inquiries about field operations.
C. Occasionally, as part of a special assignment, I have assisted Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in conducting field operations.
D. I have worked closely with Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, for example, as a caseworker or member of a taskforce/team, and I have participated in meetings, briefings, or operations planning.

33. Indicate the extent of your knowledge of administrative procedures and reports, travel regulations and vouchers, time and attendance procedures, and fleet management forms.

A. I have basic knowledge of administrative procedures and reporting requirements.
B. I have knowledge of and experience in following administrative procedures.
C. In addition to having knowledge of and experience in following administrative procedures and completing administrative reports, I have trained others (that is, given classroom lectures and special briefings).

34. Indicate the extent of your experience in using computer software, Internet or intranet, and electronic mail.

A. I have used electronic mail to communicate on the job.
B. I have used computer software, or Internet or intranet, to access and retrieve data, files, or other information to respond to requests for information or routine inquiries, or to disseminate general information.
C. I have used computer software, or Internet or intranet, to create, print, and send data, files, or other information in order to compile information or prepare reports.
D. I have used software, electronic mail, and Internet or intranet extensively on the job to create complex documents and I am consulted by others for assistance with use of the computer.

35. Select the statement, which best describes how you typically plan and organize your work.

A. I have followed a schedule, goals, and guidelines prepared by my supervisor.
B. I have set goals and priorities for my own work to ensure that my deadlines were met.
C. I have set goals and priorities for my own work and coordinated activities and timelines with others to ensure that project goals and deadlines were met (for example, coordinated regulatory actions with interested parties).
D. I have set project requirements and priorities, developed strategies to achieve goals, and coordinated work requirements, resources, and personnel.

36. Select the choice, which best describes your experience in working with or leading job-related teams or work groups.

A. I have participated as a team member, receiving task assignments and project goals from my supervisor or team leader.
B. I have served as a team leader, communicating task assignments and project goals to team members and monitoring progress.
C. I have facilitated several teams, ensuring team members met project goals and deadlines and evaluating individual team member performance.

37. Indicate the extent to which you have communicated orally with all levels of employees in order to obtain and provide information.

A. I have communicated with others in order to obtain or verify information or provide routine information.
B. I have notified supervisors, managers, or offices orally of decisions, problems, or further actions needed, or explained the organization's programs or services to others.
C. I have given short presentations at departmental/ organizational briefings and meetings.
D. I have led briefings or taught courses on highly technical or complex material to employees at all levels and other enforcement personnel.

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

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

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.