<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>Who May Be Considered</strong>:<br /> <ul> <li>U.S. Citizens</li> <li> Status Candidates </li> <li> Veterans </li> <li> Land Management Eligibles under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act </li> <li>View common definitions of terms found in this announcement.</li> </ul><br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Joining the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) means being part of the team focused on securing the Nation's physical and cyber infrastructure against threats to public health and safety, economy, and national security. Within CISA, Joining the Federal Protective Service (FPS) means protecting and delivering integrated law enforcement and protection services to our national critical infrastructure of federal facilities.<br /><br />Visit www.dhs.gov/cisa to learn more about CISA and how you can be part of the team to Defend Today; Secure Tomorrow.<br /><br />In this position, you will be responsible for directing and evaluating the performance of regional criminal investigative and intelligence programs, physical security and law enforcement and functional activities.Typical work assignments include: <ul> <li>Ensure the protection of life and property within federally controlled facilities maintaining law and order through enforcement of statutes and regulations governing the operation of public buildings.</li> <li>Analyze and evaluate the work of Special Agents and uniformed Law Enforcement Officers to maintain a practical and equitable balance in workload, and ensure proper priority is given to more critical or potentially sensitive cases.</li> <li>Direct the work of subordinates, plan and assign work and adjust priorities, determine resource assignments, and recommend various personnel actions.</li> <li>Review, modify, and approve internal plans, projects and procedures; justify and support regional plans and objectives; coordinate and integrate regional planning with external stakeholders to ensure achievements of FPS program objectives.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />75% or less – You may be expected to travel 11 nights or more per month for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 <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>You must successfully pass a background investigation.</li> <li>Selective Service registration required.</li> <li>You must be able to obtain and hold a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.</li> <li>Employees who are initially appointed to supervisory positions must serve a supervisory probationary period for one year.</li> <li>You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative test result prior to appointment to this position. After appointment, you may be subject to periodic random drug testing.</li> <li>Relocation expenses are not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.</li> <li>This position has been designated as excluded from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).</li> <li>All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.</li> <li>Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.</li> <li>Essential Personnel: This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable).</li> <li>Interview Requirement: Interviews may be required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration. The interview process may consist of a in-person or phone panel interview.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You qualify for the GS-15 grade level (starting salary $137,849.00) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 grade level performing the following duties: <li>Directing and coordinating the review and performance evaluation of regional mission critical security and protection programs;</li> <li>Providing technical advice and guidance to senior management to solve problems or issues related to law enforcement programs;</li> <li>Directing the work of subordinate staff (i.e. assigning work, developing performance standards, making authoritative decisions regarding personnel actions, etc.); and</li> <li>Collaborating with senior management and officials to initiate new or modified changes to organizational policies and procedures regarding regional mission critical security and protection programs.</li> NOTE: The contents of your resume must fully and explicitly support this response in its entirety. Otherwise, you will be found ineligible.<br /><br />ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:<br /><br /><b>Medical Examination</b>: The person selected for this position must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties. <br /><br /><b>Training Requirement:</b> Must successfully complete the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP), or or the Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP), or its equivalent.<br /><br /><b>Firearms Requirement</b>: Must carry firearms and maintain proficiency in their care and use in accordance with FPS policy and standards.<br /><br /><b>Motor Vehicle Operation</b>: Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Motor vehicles must be driven and managed in accordance with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Federal Protective Services (FPS) policies and guidance.<br /><br /><b>Mobility Agreement: </b>This position may required the incumbent to be reassigned to a different geographic location. Accordingly, the incumbent will be required to sign a mobility agreement, which will remain in effect while assigned to this position as a criminal investigator. <br /><br /><b>Lautenberg Amendment: </b>This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Fun Control Act of 1968. Person convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence are not eligible for the position.<br /><br /><b>Law Enforcement</b>: This position possess law enforcement authority under Title 40 of the United States Code, Section 1315, exercising such authority to provide investigative and law enforcement services to customer, agencies, federal employees and members of the general public located and/or conducting businesses in government-owned or leased properties.<br /><br /><b>Travel</b>: The Incumbent will be required to travel frequently.<br /><br />National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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 />Current or Former Political Appointees: 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>Qualifications Must Be Met</strong><br /> The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br /><strong>Time-in-Grade</strong><br /> Current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade band in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />Submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc. Please note: While a General Adjustment and/or Award SF-50 may be your most recent SF-50 it typically DOES NOT show proof of Time in Grade. Thus, you may have to submit more than one SF-50 as proof of Time in Grade. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Education cannot be used to substitute experience for the GS 15 grade level. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.<br /><br />Merit promotion and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency.<br /><br />More than one selection may be made from this announcement.<br /><br />Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.<br /><br />DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.<br /><br />If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.<br /><br />E-Verify<br /> DHS 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 E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.<br /><br />Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , persons with disabilities , and those covered under the Interchange Agreement possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the documentation that is required, click on the links in Who May Be Considered section or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .<br /><br />Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application status as well as verify the documentation submitted with your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates. <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 be evaluated on their 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 Assessment Questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:<br /><br /><ul><li>Criminal Investigation</li><li>Leadership</li><li>Oral Communication</li><li>Planning and Evaluating</li></ul><br /><br /><strong>Category Rating Procedures</strong>: If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories: <li>Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis.</li> <li>Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.</li> <li>Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.</li> Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on www.fedshirevets.org <br /><br />Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are best qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.<br /><br />Candidate who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume, supporting documentation submitted and their responses to the assessment questionnaire.<br /><br />If you are determined qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. Preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10512514 <br /><br /><strong>Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (I/CTAP)</strong> Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not I/CTAP eligible. View information about I/CTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under I/CTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of <strong>85</strong> for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Sensitive Compartmented Information <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> National security <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><li>Your resume</li> <li>Your responses to the job questionnaire</li> <li>Your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) to show proof of time-in-grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions and with-in grade/range increases)</li> <li>If your application is rated as well-qualified (score 85 or above) and you are claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (I/CTAP)? Submit:</li> <ul> <li>a copy of your agency notice,</li> <li>a copy of your most recent performance rating, and</li> <li>a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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