The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Homeland Security. The opening is for a Border Patrol Agent (VRA) in Location Negotiable After Selection, United States Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Border Patrol Agent (VRA) – Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
Job ID: 27967Start Date: 01/01/2019End Date: 01/31/2019
The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement. If you do not have previous or current law enforcement or military law enforcement experience, you may qualify for the GL-5 or GL-7 grade levels. Please refer to the BPA DH GL-5/7 grade level announcement: Apply Here! You qualify for the GL-9 grade level (starting salary $52,285 up to $65,356 with potential overtime) if you possess the following: Experience: One year of specialized work experience that shows you have the ability to make arrests and exercise sound judgment in the use of firearms; the ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups of persons in a courteous, tactful manner in connection with law enforcement matters; the ability to analyze information rapidly and make prompt decisions or take prompt and appropriate law enforcement action in light of applicable laws, court decisions and sound law enforcement matters; and the ability to develop and maintain contact with a network of informants. Education Substitution: There is no education substitution for this grade level. Note: To be eligible for overtime, employees must be fully trained. Age Requirement: Effective May 1, 2016, the Commissioner of CBP has approved a temporary increase in the maximum allowable age for original placement into a Border Patrol Agent position; therefore, candidates must be referred for selection before reaching their 40th birthday (increased from age 37).In accordance with Public Law 100-238, this position is covered under law enforcement retirement provisions. However, the age restriction may not apply if you are currently serving or have previously served in a federal civilian law enforcement (non-military) position covered by Title 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or Title 5 U.S.C. 8412(d). This measure will increase the statutorily mandatory retirement to an age of up to 60 to allow individuals the opportunity to complete 20 years of law enforcement service (See U.S.C 8425 (b)(1) and 8335 (b)(1)). The age restriction does not apply if you are a Veterans’ Preference eligible. For more information on eligibility as a Veterans’ Preference eligible please see the OPM veterans’ guide. Current Federal Employees: Current federal employees who apply to this announcement may be required to accept a change to lower grade which will reduce their current salary based on Federal pay regulations. Note: If you are a current GS-12, step 1, your salary may be reduced to a GL-9 step 10, which equates to an approximate $5,910 salary reduction (based on locality). Re-promotion is not guaranteed. Timeframes and grade level re-promotion is at the discretion of the agency. 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. 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
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