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Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
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 Law Enforcement Specialist you will perform duties such as:
- Collect and analyze precise, accurate information pertaining to alien status and develop reports for dissemination;
- Conduct and coordinate analytical assignments and/or research projects in support of investigations;
- Evaluate and interpret findings for submission to engage in data analysis;
- Analyze the impact of new regulations and directives on local operations and prepare complete and comprehensive written reports; and
- Represent the agency in outreach programs with various local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
Note: This position is NOT a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO), or law enforcement retirement covered position.
Shift Work and Overtime: The Law Enforcement Support Center (LESC) is operational twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. This job requires rotating shift work and may require regular and recurring overtime. You must be available for such assignment.
To best manage the volume expected from this announcement, only the first 100 eligible applicants will be considered, although the announcement will remain open for 5 days.
Occasional travel - OCCASIONAL TRAVEL
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1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
Conditions of Employment
- 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.
- Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
- Shift Work and Overtime: The Law Enforcement Support Center is operational twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. This job requires rotating shift work and may require regular and recurring overtime. You must be available for such assignment.
GS-5: You must meet one of the following to qualify at the GS-5 level:
A - Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible general experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service, that demonstrates the ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Examples include experience in administrative, professional, technical, investigative or other responsible work.
B- Substitution of Education for Experience: You may also substitute successful completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise a year of graduate education. If the information is not available, use 18 semester or 27 quarter hours.
C- Combining Education and Experience: Appropriate combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience also may be used to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-5 grade level.
GS-7: You must meet one (1) of the following to qualify at the GS-7 level:
A - Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service) determining which automated systems to search based on the nature of an inquiry; searching various databases to analyze and review information as requested; receiving and interpreting incoming telephone, electronic and written inquiries to submit for higher level review; preparing written reports of findings; extracting information from files and flawlessly entering them into various databases and/or systems; and responding to phone calls by triaging and prioritizing time sensitive issues.
B - Superior Academic Achievement: You may substitute superior academic achievement for the experience required at the GS-7 level. You must have completed the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, class standing in the upper third of a graduating class or major subdivision, or membership in a national scholastic honor society.
C - Substitution of Education for Experience: You may also substitute successful completion of one (1) year of full-time graduate education for the experience required at the GS-7 level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position.
D - Combining Education and Experience: Appropriate combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience also may be used to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-7 grade level.All education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university. For additional information regarding the substitution of education for experience, click HERE.
All education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university. For additional information regarding the substitution of education for experience, click HERE.
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 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.