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Supervisory Law Enforcement Specialist (Instruction)

Company: Department Of Homeland Security
Location: Charleston
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates04/23/2021 to 05/03/2021 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 14 Salary $108,885 to $141,548 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-time - 40 hours/week DutiesSummary"The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), through strategic partnerships, prepares the federal law enforcement community to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values." We are a unique inter-agency organization preparing the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet our Nation's most pressing security challenges. Click here to learn more.ResponsibilitiesBeing a Supervisory Law Enforcement Specialist (Instruction) makes you a valuable member of the FLETC team and mission. You will serve as a Branch Chief and will be immediately responsible in conjunction with the Division Chief, for the overall performance and technical activities of course developers/instructors assigned to the Division, including the quality, quantity, and content of their work. This position is within the Training Management Operations Directorate, Office of the Associate Director for Training Ops, Firearms, Tactics and Physical Techniques Branch, located in Charleston-Naval, South Carolina.Typical assignments include:Conferring with staff members, administrative staff, and support sections for the coordination of planning and development of curricula.Conferring with agency representatives and others concerning the content and development of courses.Performing field visitations for the purpose of analyzing training needs and/or follow-up on the effect of the training program.Assisting in formulating, developing, and administering other training programs.Developing and implementing a training plan for all staff assigned to the Division. Such duties include the identification of appropriate training courses, dates of attendance, and the processing of these recommendations through the Chief and the Office Director. Also included is the supervision of student interns assigned to the Division and resultant reports of such assignments. Conducting in-class evaluations of the instructors assigned to the Division, sharing this duty with the Division Chief. Directing the conduct of special surveys, studies, or investigations in his/her area of training. Participating in meetings, project planning, report preparation, and the development of student policies and procedures. Assisting in formulating, developing, and administering other training programs.Performing services as an instructor, as needed, in addition to the above responsibilities.Travel Required25% or less - Travel of 25% or less may be required. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 14RequirementsConditions of EmploymentYou must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.This position is eligible for situational-only telework based on agency policy.You must successfully pass a background investigation.You may be required to work weekends and federal holidays.This position is designated as Emergency Essential. You will be required to sustain FLETC operations in the event of a localized situation, such as inclement weather, interruptions to power, or dismissal or closure of DHS operations or services.You will be required to complete an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, within 30 days of starting your federal employment and annually thereafter as long as you occupy a position that requires financial disclosure reporting.New supervisors/managers must successfully complete a 1-year probationary period.You will be required to undergo pre-appointment and random drug testing for illegal drug use. Employment is contingent upon favorable results.Must possess and maintain a valid state issued driver's license to conduct official government business.Must be able to obtain and maintain FLETC Law Enforcement Instructor certification within 12 months of employment.Position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment - persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence are prohibited from occupying this position.Current and former federal employees within the General Schedule (GS) must meet the time-in-grade requirements outlined in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement.QualificationsThe qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:In order to be considered for this position you must:A. Possess experience as a sworn law enforcement officer or agent with full arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws; -OR-B. Have held a federal civilian position in the 1801 occupational series.SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:In addition to the Selective Placement Factor, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service leading and overseeing law enforcement operations and/or leading and overseeing the development, delivery, and modification of law enforcement training curriculum.Time-in-Grade:Current and former GS federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the GS-13 grade level in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps and AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, and 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.Note: Secondary Administrative Law Enforcement Officer retirement coverage is being offered for this position.Transfer Requirement for CSRS:To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee must:Transfer without a break in service exceeding 3 days directly from a primary position to a secondary position; ANDBe continuously employed in a secondary position since moving from a primary position; except a break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause) and/or voluntary breaks in service that began prior to January 20, 1988.Transfer Requirement for FERS:To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee must:Transfer without a break in service exceeding 3 days directly from a primary position to a secondary position; ANDHave completed 3 years of service in a primary position, including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld; ANDBe continuously employed in a secondary position since moving from a rigorous position; except a break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause).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.EducationAdditional informationDHS 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.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.Background Investigation:To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for suitability as a condition of placement into this position. This will include a credit check after a tentative job offer is given, 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. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations.The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities 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 required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.Physical Demands:The work is basically sedentary.Work Environment:The work is performed in a typical office setting.Re-employed annuitants' annual salaries will be reduced by the amount of their retirement annuity and by further cost of living increases. FERS retirees receiving a FERS annuity supplement must also be aware that, like social security benefits, their FERS annuity supplement is subject to an earnings test and may be reduced if the salary earned is more than the social security exempt amount of earnings. Additional information is available on OPM's website or by contacting OPM.Additional selections may be made from this announcement within the same geographical area.Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.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 Personnel Management guidance and U.S. Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements.If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to determine the degree to which your experience, education, and training demonstrate the following competencies needed to perform this job:Experience as a sworn law enforcement officer/agent with full arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of Federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws.Ability to provide oversight of training technology and methodology for law enforcement personnel which serves as a basis for planning, developing, evaluating, and administering law enforcement training programs.Ability to establish objectives, ensure progress toward their achievement, and make necessary last minute adjustments to accomplish program requirements.Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing as it relates to formulation or recommendations, proposals, etc., and for the persuasive presentation of facts and/or research reveals that may be controversial or negotiable with groups that may possess differing points of view; and to serve as the spokesperson for the Division Chief in many areas of the incumbent's expertise.Due weight will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards in merit promotion selection decisions in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3). If you are determined to be best-qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. (Note: Veteran's preference does not apply under Merit Promotion procedures. View information on VEOA information on Feds Hire Vets.)Career Transition Assistance Program or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government as a civilian, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility may be found on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well-qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.To preview questions please click here.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Not Required Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low RiskTrust determination processSuitability/FitnessThis job is open to Individuals with disabilities Federal employees - Competitive service Current or former competitive service federal employees. Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee. Military spouses Family of overseas employees Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas. Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista Special authorities Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.Veterans Clarification from the agency Status Candidates:Federal employees serving on career or career-conditional appointmentsFormer federal employees with reinstatement eligibilityIndividuals with disabilities, peace corps, former overseas employees, military spouses, 30% disabled veterans, and those eligible under other special hiring authoritiesPersons eligible under Interchange AgreementsVeterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)SDL2017

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