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Supervisory Marine Interdiction Agent

Full-time
$150,858 – $183,500 Per Year
Closing on Aug 18, 2023

About Customs and Border Protection

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Location:
Michigan, Selfridge ANG Base
Requires Relocation:
Yes
Start Date:
07/08/2023
End Date:
18/08/2023
Offering Type:
Permanent
Hiring Paths:
Internal to an agency - appears on USAJOBS
Service Type:
Competitive
Travel Percentage:
50% or less

Job summary

Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations, Great Lakes Air and Marine Branch, Selfridge, MI.

Major duties

This position is ideal for a seasoned Marine Interdiction Agent looking for an opportunity to direct a workforce of marine law enforcement professionals, participating with highest-level officials in administering, managing, and planning the agency's marine program, where the work requires the application of marine and law enforcement knowledge and skills. This position starts at a salary of $150,858.00 (GS-15, Step 1) to $183,500.00 (GS-15, Step 10) with promotion potential to $183,500 (GS-15 Step 10). Typical work assignments include: Exercising broad management direction and oversight of the organization, making major decisions on projects, program emphasis and division of resources. Conducting long range planning to meet future objectives and determining the need for coordination of necessary organizational changes. Representing the agency, exercising significant authority in meetings with multiple agencies to coordinate joint enforcement efforts and to advise higher ranking officials. Setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of projects. Determining goals and objectives that require special emphasis and determining the best approach for resolving budget shortages. Fostering cooperation to ensure the successful exchange of information and knowledge among DHS components relative to marine interdiction related issues.

Requirements

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service Primary U.S. residency for at least three of the last five years (additional details below) You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO A MOBILITY AGREEMENT CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing procedures. As an employee of CBP, you will be joining a workforce that is dedicated to accomplishing our mission while maintaining the trust of our Nation by strictly adhering to all government ethics standards. Your conduct will be subject to the ethics rules applicable to all Executive Branch employees, and to CBP employees specifically, as well as the criminal conflict of interest statutes. Once you enter on duty, these rules include obtaining approval for outside employment or business activity, to ensure such employment or business activity is not prohibited and does not interfere or conflict with performance of your official duties. Please review further details via the following link.

Qualification

Experience: You qualify for the GS-15 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as: Planning and organizing operations to ensure overall objectives for identifying and apprehending persons engaged in the smuggling of people, narcotics, and other illegal contraband by watercraft, vessels, and vehicles Coordinating and supervising marine interdiction activities with internal agency components and other federal, foreign, state and local law enforcement agencies Setting priorities and assigning law enforcement personnel and watercraft to marine enforcement missions Formulating and developing work plans for marine interdiction personnel. Masters Certificate: This position requires that you currently hold or have previously held a USCG Masters Certificate of any tonnage. If you are not currently a GS-1801 Marine Interdiction Agent or Supervisory Marine Interdiction Agent, then you must upload a legible copy of a currently held (valid) or a previously held (expired) USCG Masters Certificate of any tonnage with your application showing capacity. NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible. Please see the "Required Documents" section below for additional resume requirements. NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible. Please see the "Required Documents" section below for additional resume requirements. 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. Secondary LEO Covered Position: This position meets the eligibility criteria for law enforcement officer (LEO) retirement under both the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS). To qualify for secondary retirement coverage, you must move directly from a primary/rigorous position to a secondary LEO position (without a break in service exceeding three days) and have completed three years of service in a primary/rigorous position, and, if applicable, have been continuously employed in a secondary position(s) since moving from a primary/rigorous position, without a break in service exceeding three days. 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 08/18/2023. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Background Investigation: U.S. 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 (e.g., 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 additional information, review the following links: Background investigation and the e-QIP process. Polygraph Examination: The SUPERVISORY MARINE INTERDICTION AGENT 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: CBP may accept the results of a prior federal polygraph exam in lieu of a CBP polygraph exam. You will receive information to request reciprocity in your Background Investigation Package. Polygraph Waiver: Certain veterans may be eligible to obtain a polygraph waiver. You will receive information to request a waiver in your Background Investigation Package. Residency: There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by CBP. Individuals are required to have physically resided in the United States or its protectorates (as declared under international law) for at least three of the last five years. If you do not meet the residency requirement and you have been physically located in a foreign location for more than two of the last five years, you may request an exception to determine if you are eligible for a residency waiver by meeting one or more of the following conditions: Working for the U.S. Government as a federal civilian or as a member of the military A dependent who was authorized to accompany a federal civilian or member of the military who was working for the U.S. government Participation in a study abroad program sponsored by a U.S. affiliated college or university Working as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer supporting the U.S. government Probationary Period: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.

Education

Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.

Evaluations

Applicants will only be considered for the Eligibilities for which they claim in the job questionnaire AND must provide the supporting documentation. Applicants will not be considered for Eligibilities for which they did not claim, regardless of the documentation submitted with the application. https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12076536 We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using an assessment questionnaire. This self-assessment will be used to assess the following competencies or KSAs: Knowledge of an experienced law enforcement officer needed to deal with criminal enforcement activities peculiar to DHS or its components. Knowledge of enforcement and investigative techniques, methods, functions, operations and procedures in order to supervise law enforcement activities that gather evidence for criminal prosecution. Skill in the performance of enforcement and investigative activities, including the investigation, detention and apprehension for violators of DHS and related laws If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be contacted for an interview. As a part of the interview process, additional selection criteria may be administered by the hiring manager. Preview the job questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12076536 Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP eligible. View information about CTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. You must submit the supporting documents listed under the Required Documents section of this announcement. To be considered well qualified under CTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position.