Law Enforcement Program Manager (National Operations & Planning Branch Chief)

Posted on Jul 31, 2020

DHS Headquarters, Department of Homeland Security

Alexandria, VA

All DHS-HQ announcements have a 5-business day open period due to the number of applications received.

This announcement will be open for 5 business days OR until the first 100 applications have been received, whichever happens first.

You qualify for the GS-14 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level performing the following duties: Identifying and evaluating critical issues associated with security programs; Recommending policies and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of security programs; Developing implementation guidelines for new operational policies affecting security programs; and Establishing metrics to measure and track security program operations.

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying).

NOTE: All current or former Federal employees must provide a copy of their SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one), "Notice of Personnel Action" that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility.

The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure (1 or 2), and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

NOTE: 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.

Conditions of Employment: Essential Personnel: This is position may be designated as essential personnel.

Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operations events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and actions of terrorism or lack of funding.

Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Law Enforcement: This position possesses law enforcement authority under Title 40 of the United States Code, Section 1315, exercising such authority to provide investigative and law enforcement services to customer agencies, federal employees and members of the general public located and/or conducting businesses in government-owned or leased properties.

Medical Examination: Prior to appointment, the person selected for this position must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties; and also successfully pass a medical examination (which includes, but is not limited to vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician.

You must be medically eligible and otherwise capable of safely wearing and using a negative air-purifying respirator (gas mask) or other respiratory protective equipment.

This position may be subject to periodic incumbent examinations in the future.

Mandatory Training: Selectee must successfully complete the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) basic training program consisting of the Uniformed Policy Training (UPTP), if not already completed upon entry, the Agency Individual Training Program (AITP) and the Physical Security Training Program (PSTP).

This technical training must be successfully completed according to the standards of the agency.

Failure to do so will be grounds for mandatory removal from the position.

Such failure will result in either reassignment to a different position, demotion, or separation by appropriate procedures.

Drug Test: Must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result before you can be appointed into this position.

After appointment, you may be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

Firearms Requirement: You will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position.

Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory.

You must satisfactorily complete (or have previously completed) the firearms component of the Uniform Police Training Program (UPTP) at Glynco, Georgia (or substantially equivalent training as determined by the agency) and the FPS firearms qualification component during Post-UPTP training.

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.

Lautenberg Amendment: This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.

Persons convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition and are ineligible for the position.

Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid automobile driver's license at the time of appointment and maintain a valid automobile driver's license for the duration of employment in this position.

Mobility Agreement: This position may require the incumbent to be reassigned to different geographic locations.

Accordingly, the incumbent will be required to sign a mobility agreement, which will remain in effect through the duration of the assignment.

How to Apply

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