Supervisory Detention And Deportation Officer (Dfod)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Department of Homeland Security
$103,672 to $134,776
08/11/2017 to 01/30/2018
You will serve as the Deputy Field Office Director (DFOD) in an Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Field Office. As the DFOD, you will assist the Field Office Director (FOD), who is responsible for the management and direction of all ERO activities and law enforcement operations located within the Field Office's geographic boundaries. Specifically you will:
- Support the FOD in managing the law enforcement activities of the program through subordinate supervisors who supervise enforcement and non-enforcement employees involved in performing such diverse activities as detention, case management, foreign removals, transportation, food services, maintenance, the Institutional Removal Program, and health clinics, for all Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) activities relating to aliens detained in numerous institutions and jails throughout the Field Office jurisdiction;
- Develop and implement policies and procedures for the detention and removal activity and operations;
- Direct and coordinate the execution of varied and extensive functions in coordination with other operations of ICE and other federal agencies, foreign and domestic. Work directly involves or substantially impacts the provision of essential support operations to numerous, varied and complex technical, professional, and administrative functions;
- Serve as a technical expert and liaison in developing and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders in the Federal government, private industry, and state and local law enforcement agencies;
- Exercise significant authority in dealing with officials of other units/organizations and in advising management officials of higher rank on operational issues; assure reasonable equity of performance standards and ratings used by subordinate supervisors; and
- Plan, assign and review work, and assure all requirements are met; approve leave; give advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.
- U.S. Citizenship
- You will be required to undergo periodic drug testing
- Relevant Experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations Tab)
- Complete Application Package (see How to Apply Tab)
- Ability to pass background investigation
You qualify at the GS-15 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level, performing duties such as:
- Serving as an expert who conducts legal research and investigations of highly complex, precedent-setting, and sensitive deportation/exclusion cases;
- Making decisions on complex deportation reconsideration requests involving jurisdictional issues; representing the agency at hearings and other forums on agency-wide detention and deportation activities and operations; and
- Applying a wide range of analytical management processes and systems agency-wide; developing and implementing agency-wide detention and deportation policies.
National Service Experience (i.e. volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including 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.
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.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
Travel: You will be required to travel frequently.
Mobility: Mobility is a major factor in this occupation and you must sign a mobility agreement.
Completion of Training: You must have 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) Basic Immigration Enforcement Training Program (BIETP); 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. (Note: Completion of training is subject to verification).
Note: If you have previously completed one of the basic immigration law enforcement training courses as listed above, but have had a significant break of three years or more from a position that initially required this training, you will be required to attend and successfully complete a new ICE basic law enforcement training course as a condition of your employment. Failure to successfully complete the academy will result in your removal from this position.
Requirements by Closing Date: You must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the Federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
OGE 450: If you are hired, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) within 30 days after appointment.
Firearm Requirement: This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition [Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g)(9)]. A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is generally defined under the statute as any offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by the victim's current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian. The term "convicted", as defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set aside, or pardoned or any person whose civil rights have been restored unless the pardon, expungement or restoration of civil rights expressly prohibits the possession of firearms or ammunition. Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statute are not qualified for this position. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment [Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001].
Medical Examination: You may be required to pass a pre-employment medical examination.
Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO): You will be required to work on an unscheduled basis in excess of the 40-hour workweek. You must be readily accessible to perform this unscheduled work. To ensure your availability, you will receive extra compensation in the form of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime.
Secondary Law Enforcement: This position is an approved Secondary Law Enforcement position under 5 USC 8331 (20) and 5 USC 8401 (17). Previous experience in a primary (rigorous) law enforcement position (or equivalent outside the Federal Government) is a prerequisite.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
Your complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 to receive consideration.
- To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
- Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
- It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
- To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
How You Will Be Evaluated
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 Assessment Questionnaire. The questions are related to the following fundamental competencies (or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) needed to perform the duties of this job: Leading Others, Teaches Others, Fostering Ethical Conduct, Team Building, Flexibility, Performance Results & Management, Planning & Resource Management, Managing & Organizing Information, Self-Management, Technology Application, Knowing the Job, Knowing the Organization, Innovation, Decision Making & Problem Solving, Continual Learning, Negotiating, Coordination, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, and Written Communication.
Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100. Applicants will be referred for selection in accordance with the terms of the agency merit promotion plan.
Interview Requirement:Interviews may be required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.
Retirement Coverage: This position is an approved Secondary Law Enforcement position under 5 USC 8331 (20) and 5 USC 8401 (17). Law Enforcement retirement coverage (special law enforcement provisions) is extended only if this position immediately follows service in a law enforcement position. FERS applicants must have completed three (3) years of service in a rigorous position (AKA primary) position and transfer directly from a covered position in order to continue Law Enforcement retirement coverage upon selection.
Note: Applicants may meet position qualification requirements, but not meet the special Law Enforcement retirement coverage eligibility. If such an applicant is selected, he/she will be placed in the regular retirement code.
Supervisory/Managerial Probationary Period: This is a supervisory position, under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first-time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a one-year probationary period. You may also be required to complete an appropriate supervisory training course within one year of assignment to this position.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet these standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a background investigation for a Top Secret clearance as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
- Resume which shows relevant experience, education, and training. Work experience should include job title, duties, employer's name, daytime telephone number and address, starting and ending dates, hours worked per week, and indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
AddressICE Laguna Service Center 24000 Avila Road 5th Floor Laguna Niguel CA USA
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