Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Unit Chief)

    Department Of Homeland Security
    Fort benning, GA
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $26.75 - $54.39

    Job Description

    • Duties
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      Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Firearms and Tactical Programs, Tactical Operations Unit, Fort Benning, GA.

      Note: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement. Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

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      • As a Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Unit Chief) you will perform the following duties:
      • Directs and coordinates through subordinate Supervisory Special Agents, the administrative, technical and clerical work of employees engaged in the management of national and international Investigative programs and liaison activities;
      • Supervises employees performing work at a GS-13 journey-level and provides administrative and technical supervision of the unit's work;
      • Furthers the goals of EEO by taking positive steps to ensure the accomplishment of agency EEO objectives, and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race. color; religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap; and
      • Determines the effectiveness of Investigative techniques, recommends improvements, and develops and Initiates procedures designed to improve processes and procedures
      Travel Required

      Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

      Supervisory status


      Promotion Potential

    • Job family (Series)

      1811 Criminal Investigation
    • Requirements
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      • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
      • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
      • You must successfully pass a drug screen.
      • Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.
      • Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
      • Time in Grade: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of service equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position to be filled
      • Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid automobile driver's license at the time of appointment.
      • Complete Criminal Investigator Training Program and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent Training or other approved substantially equivalent training program (8 CFR 287. l (g)).
      • Obtain and maintain eligibility to occupy a national security position and access classified national security information at the Top-Secret level in accordance with Executive Order 12968, as amended by Executive Order 13764.
      • Complete all training requirements mandated for task force operations to include agency specific training.
      • Mobility Agreement: The incumbent will be required to sign a mobility agreement, which will remain in effect through the duration of the assignment.
      • Carry and use a service approved firearm and maintaining firearm proficiency in accordance with agency policy is mandatory.
      • Firearms Requirement: You will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory.
      You qualify for the GS-15 grade level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-14 or equivalent performing duties such as:
      • Supervising a team of employees working at the journey-level, and assisting in administrative and providing technical supervision necessary for accomplishing tasks;
      • Reviewing effectiveness of investigative techniques, and assisting in the development and initiation of procedures designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of investigations;
      • Assisting in the planning, scheduling, and coordinating with intra-agency activities where mutual effort is required to disrupt the patterns of Illegal or terrorist operations; and
      • Being involved in the Equal Employment Opportunity program (EEO), ensuring compliance with federal regulations and policy.
      Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

      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.

      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.


      This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

      Additional information

      This position is at the full performance level.

      E-Verify: 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.

      Suitability: 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.

      Financial Disclosure: If you are hired, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) within 30 days after appointment.

      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 Top Secret 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.

      Supervisory 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 1-year probationary period. You may also be required to complete an appropriate supervisory training course within one year of assignment to this position.

      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 (AKA rigorous) law enforcement position (or equivalent outside Federal Government) is a prerequisite.

      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.

      Pursuant to Executive Order 12564, and the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan, ICE is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions (testing designated positions) are subject to random drug testing. Moreover, other drug testing of employees (e.g., reasonable suspicion drug test) may be conducted in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. All applicants tentatively selected for employment at ICE are subject to pre-employment drug testing and a final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.

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      How You Will Be Evaluated

      You 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 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:
      • Communications and Media
      • Integrity/Honesty
      • Leadership
      • Planning and Evaluating
      • Problem Solving
      Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100.

      Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience; no points will be assigned.

      Those applicants who score the highest will be referred to the hiring manager and may be called for an interview. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.

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      Background checks and security clearance

      Security clearance

      Top Secret

      Drug test required

    • Required Documents
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      1. Resume showing relevant experience, education and training. Work experience should include: job title, duties, employer's name, employer's telephone number, employer's address, starting and ending dates (MM/YY), hours worked per week, and indicate whether or not we may contact your current supervisor.
      2. Are you a current ICE employee? Submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action 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; etc.
      3. Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: Position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee), agency and beginning and ending dates of appointment.
      4. You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.
    • Benefits
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      A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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    Posting ID: 558253085Posted: 2020-05-21