Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>Organizational Location:</strong> This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Resource Management Division, located in Washington, DC.<br /><br />The local commuting area (LCA) is defined as the area surrounding the duty station by which people reasonably travel back and forth from home to work.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The incumbent serves as a Management and Program Analyst located in the Office of Trade (OT) within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Serves as an analyst or advisor to management on major CBP/OT mission and administrative programs and performs a wide-range of qualitative and quantitative assessments of OT programs. This position starts at a salary of $99,172.00 (GS-13, Step 1) to $128,920.00 (GS-13, Step 10) with promotion potential to $129,920 (GS-13 Step 10).<br /><br />Typical work assignments include: <ul> <li>Directing, implementing, coordinating, and overseeing department-wide mission or administrative program to support the implementation of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, existing trade enforcement programs, trade processes monitoring, trade policy development, trade policy reports, trade law processes, trade analysis reports and trade information systems;</li> <li>Planning and conducting special studies that range from trade analysis, employee attrition, budget forecasts, tariff impacts on trade and other trade or OT issues as needed personally or through team members;</li> <li>Providing advice to managers, and developing and evaluating policies in assigned program areas;</li> <li>Planning, conducting or participating in special studies that could include trade compliance and enforcement, or task forces, provides assistance to headquarters and field offices; and</li> <li>Developing and evaluating policies in assigned program areas, recommending actions to achieve organizational objectives, and recommending future program objectives and improvements.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 13 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position</li> <li>Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service</li> <li>Primary U.S. residency for the last three years (additional details below)</li> <li>You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph</li> <li>Upon appointment, you may be required to undergo random drug testing</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Experience:</strong> You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as managing programs, planning, scheduling, and conducting projects and studies aimed at improving the efficiency or effectiveness of program operations carried out by administrative or professional personnel, or substantive administrative support functions (e.g., budget, procurement, personnel).<br /><br />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.<br /><br />You must: <ul> <li>Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and</li> <li>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 05/31/2019.</li> </ul> <br /> 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.<br /><br /><strong>Background Investigation:</strong> 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 more information visit <strong>this link</strong> .<br /><br /><strong>Residency:</strong> If you are not currently a CBP employee, you must meet one or more of the following primary residency criteria for at least three years prior to applying to this announcement: <li>Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations);</li> <li>Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity; or</li> <li>Been a dependent of a United States federal or military employee serving overseas.</li> Exceptions may be granted if you provide complete state-side coverage information regarding participation in "Study Abroad" programs, overseas church missions, or state-side addresses of anyone who worked or studied with you overseas. You must provide information and related documentation at the time of application.<br /><br /><strong>Probationary Period:</strong> 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.<br /><br /><strong>Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles:</strong> If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found <strong>here</strong> . You must submit the supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. In addition, to be considered well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities and/or competencies clearly exceeding the minimum requirements of the position. This will be measured by a score of 85 or higher. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />This position is covered under the Bargaining Unit. <br /><br />Telework may be available on a regular recurring or situational basis.<br /><br />CBP uses E-Verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about <strong>E-Verify</strong> including your rights and responsibilities.<br /><br />Every individual receives a fair opportunity throughout the federal recruitment and hiring process. Learn more <strong>here</strong> .<br /><br />Follow U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Twitter <strong>CustomsBorder</strong> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Applicants will only be considered for the Eligibilities for which they claim (and provide supporting documentation) based on the responses provided in the job questionnaire: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10476497 <br /><br />We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an online self-assessment questionnaire based on the competencies and/or knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below. You will receive a score ranging from 70-100 based on your responses. Your entire application package will then be reviewed. The final determination will be based on all the information provided in your application package.<br /><br />If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the job questionnaire, see https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10476497 <br /><br /><strong>Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics (KSAOs):</strong> Candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements are required to possess certain Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Other Characteristics (KSAOs) to successfully perform the functions of this position. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their attainment of these KSAOs in their resume. The KSAOs are: <ul> <li>Expert knowledge and mastery of analytical tools and methodology to interpret and implement DHS laws, policies and regulations; </li> <li>Ability to resolve broad and complex planning, evaluation, control, and resource allocation problems and provide authoritative advice to management throughout the department; </li> <li>Ability to plan, organize and direct team and task force efforts across organizational lines, including the ability to monitor progress to ensure that realistic objectives and milestones are established, to clearly assign responsibilities, and to get mission requirements accomplished in a timely manner; and </li> <li>Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to present well-considered and sound suggestions ability to provide written and oral reports with conclusions, alternatives and recommendations on national policies, projects, or studies. </li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><ul> <li><strong>Your resume:</strong> A resume describing your job-related qualifications is required and will be used for the purpose of reviewing your qualifications and determining what training, if any, would be required when placed. A resume in English is required. It must contain your full legal name, address, phone number, complete work history including a detailed description of your duties, the dates you performed those duties (MM/DD/YY), your hours worked per week, job title, as well as series, grade, and salary (if applicable). NOTE: Resumes stored on USAJOBS will not automatically carry over to this announcement. You must upload your resume and any other applicable supporting documentation.</li> <li><strong>Your responses to the job questionnaire:</strong> https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10476497 </li> <li><strong>Are you a current or former federal employee? </strong>ALL CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MUST SUBMIT THE MOST RECENT COPY OF THEIR SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing competitive status: Tenure 1 or 2 in Block 24 and Position Occupied 1 in Block 34. Additionally, applicants should also submit a SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held on a permanent basis in the competitive service or the full performance level of your current position, whichever is higher, AND a SF-50 to support having met the time-in-grade requirement of having served 52 weeks at the grade level (or equivalent) below the grade level(s) for this position. Current CBP Employees are not required to submit SF-50s, but are highly encouraged to do so, especially if you are using federal experience outside of CBP as your highest full performance level or for meeting this position's time-in-grade requirement.</li> <li><strong>Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? </strong> You must submit a separation notice; your most recent SF-50 (noting your current position, grade level and duty location); a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.</li> <li><strong>Are you a veteran?</strong> If you are applying under a special veteran appointing authority, you must submit a DD 214 (Member Copy 4-reflecting qualifying medal(s) or service period) and a VA Disability Award letter dated 1991 or later (if applicable). Current federal employees applying under the VEOA authority must submit a qualifying SF-50 to show they meet time-in-grade requirements. If you are currently serving on active duty, you must submit a written statement from the armed forces certifying your dates of service and your rank, expected type of discharge and anticipated date of separation. If you apply with a written statement at this stage, your preference will be verified by a DD 214 (Member Copy 4) upon separation from the military. To learn more click <strong> here </strong>. <strong>Veterans' preference points are not applicable to Merit Promotion announcements; veterans documentation is required only to verify eligibility.</strong></li> <li><strong>Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? </strong>Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: <ul> <li>Position title</li> <li>Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee)</li> <li>Agency</li> <li>Beginning and ending dates of appointment</li> </ul> </li> </ul>


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