Law Enforcement Specialist (Marine Instructor)

    Department Of Homeland Security
    Glynco, GA
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    • Duties
      Help Duties Summary

      "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.

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      Responsibilities

      Being a Law Enforcement Specialist (Marine Instructor) makes you a valuable member of the FLETC team and mission. This position is located in the Marine Training Branch (MTB), Driver and Marine Division (DMD), Core Training Operations Directorate located in Glynco, GA. You will be responsible for planning and conducting classroom, laboratory, and/or field instruction sessions as part of DMD training programs. Typical assignments include:
      • Serving as an instructor in the assigned DMD program/course areas of law enforcement. The programs/courses taught cover subject-matter which involves highly specialized knowledge and skill in the handling and use of a variety of law enforcement marine vehicles and the accompanying circumstances for their usage.
      • Using the lesson plan as a guide, you will be conducting training in areas such as the: Boat Operators Anti-Terrorism Training Program, Inland Boat Operator Training Program, Marine Law Enforcement Training Program, and Electronic Navigation Training Program.
      • Participating in developing program/course materials in the DMD/MTB instructional field.
      • Monitoring progress of students, documents results, and/or recommending remedial and corrective action to include additional training and changes in training and/or operation procedures and instructions.
      Travel Required

      Occasional travel - Travel to field locations to coordinate training activities may be involved.

      Supervisory status

      No

      Promotion Potential

      12
    • Job family (Series)

      1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
    • Requirements
      Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
      • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
      • Overtime work may be required.
      • You will be required to undergo pre-appointment and random drug testing for illegal drug use. Employment is contingent upon favorable results.
      • You must be able to meet job-related medical and/or fitness standards. You will be subject to an initial and annual physical examination that measures your visual, hearing, and physical acuity.
      • This position is eligible for situational-only telework based on agency policy.
      • You must be able to pass and maintain FLETC instructor certification within the first year.
      • This position's funding is dependent on Congress; however, you will be expected to report to work during a government shutdown but will not be paid during a furlough.
      • This is a bargaining unit position.
      • Must possess and maintain a valid state issued driver's license to conduct official government business.
      • You may be required to obtain and maintain SCUBA and Life Guard certifications depending on the training course taught.
      • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
      • You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
      Qualifications

      The 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, to qualify at the GS-12 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service performing marine training instructional duties (evaluating other officer/agents) as a collateral responsibility

      -OR-

      You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service instructing basic and advanced law enforcement training curriculum in the marine topical areas to include: chart interpretation; electronic navigation; piloting and dead reckoning; vessel intercepts; vessel pursuits; and boarding procedures.

      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; AND
      • Be 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; AND
      • Have completed 3 years of service in a primary position, including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld; AND
      • Be 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).

      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.

      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.

      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 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.

      Education

      Additional information

      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.

      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: Work requires considerable physical activity when demonstrating vessel operating techniques. This work requires walking, standing, bending, sitting, or crouching in positions that may be tiring or uncomfortable. There is the need to enter, exit, and operate vessels in a safe manner during high speed, hazardous, and often times night conditions. Travel to field locations to coordinate training activities may be involved.

      Work Environment: The normal work place is a classroom or office, and inside/outside sites containing vessels. The position requires exposure to varying climate and environmental conditions, including both cold and warm weather conditions and/or exposure to high levels of noise and dangerous substances. Appropriate safety practices will be utilized at all times. Safety gear, such as hearing and eye protection, will be used when needed. The work may require SCUBA and Life Guard certifications.

      This announcement is issued under Direct-Hire Authority (DHA), which permits hiring without regard to veterans' preference and rating procedures. See the "How You Will Be Evaluated" section for more information on what DHA means to you as an applicant.

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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.

      This announcement is issued under DHA, which permits hiring without regard to veterans' preference and rating procedures. However, your resume must demonstrate possession of the minimum qualifications required for this position.

      We will review your resume to ensure you possess the following minimum qualifications:

      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, to qualify at the GS-12 level, You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service performing marine training instructional duties (evaluating other officer/agents) as a collateral responsibility.

      -OR-

      You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service instructing basic and advanced law enforcement training curriculum in the marine topical areas to include: chart interpretation; electronic navigation; piloting and dead reckoning; vessel intercepts; vessel pursuits; and boarding procedures.

      Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. View information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under CTAP/ICTAP, you must meet the minimum qualifications for the position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

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      Background checks and security clearance

      Security clearance

      Not Required

      Drug test required

      Yes

      Position sensitivity and risk

      Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

      Trust determination process

      Suitability/Fitness
    • Required Documents
      Help Required Documents

      1.Your resume

      2. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP)? You must submit copies of your: agency notice; most recent performance rating; and your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.

      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 your appointment.

      If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

      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.

      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.
    • Benefits
      Help Benefits

      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.

      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.

      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.

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      Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
    Posting ID: 558253119Posted: 2020-05-21