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CBP OFFICER (CONTAINER SECURITY-TEAM LEAD) – Le Havre, France
Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
Job ID: 370479Start Date: 12/09/2020End Date: 12/15/2020
GS-13 Experience: You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as: Journeyman level CBP Officer that equipped you with the skills needed to perform the job duties. Leading, directing, supervising, or providing technical direction to others in performing inspection, intelligence analysis, examination, and law enforcement activities relating to the arrival and departure of persons, conveyances, and merchandise into the Unites States. Experience supervising Customs and Border Protection related work activities is preferred. 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. Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement Requirement: The criterion is that knowledge, skill and ability in a position deemed to meet primary CBPO special retirement coverage is a mandatory prerequisite to satisfactorily perform the major duties and responsibilities of this job. In order to meet the requirements of this secondary CBP Officer position you must have permanently served in a primary CBP Officer Special Enhanced Retirement covered position, i.e. Customs Inspector, GS-1890, Immigration Inspector, GS-1816, Canine Enforcement Officer, GS-1801, or CBP Officer, GS-1895. Note: If you currently serve in a permanent Secondary CBPO Enhanced Retirement covered position, you are exempt from this mandatory prerequisite. You must: Meet all qualification requirements, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 12/15/2020. 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. Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency’s core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. For more information visit this link. Polygraph Examination: The CBP OFFICER (CONTAINER SECURITY-TEAM LEAD) position is a polygraph-required position. If you are not a current CBP employee in a law enforcement position, you may be required to take a polygraph exam and have favorable results in order to continue in the pre-employment process. Please see Polygraph Examination. Polygraph Reciprocity: CBP may accept the results of a prior federal polygraph exam in lieu of a CBP polygraph exam. You will receive information to request reciprocity in your Background Investigation Package. Polygraph Waiver: Certain veterans may be eligible to obtain a polygraph waiver. You will receive information to request a waiver in your Background Investigation Package. Probationary Period: Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period. Tour of Duty: The employee will serve a two (2) year initial tour, with an opportunity for the employee to apply for two (2), two (2) year extensions. As an exception to this general rule, tour duration is subject to the host country and the Department of State. At the discretion of management, the assignment may be extended for additional periods, up to a maximum of six years in a single foreign duty location. Additionally, at the discretion of management, you may be returned at any time to your previous position. Employees who have not served 4 years at a domestic duty station should not be considered for a second tour of duty in any foreign assignment. Applicants approaching the maximum tour duration in a foreign duty location may be considered for appointments outside their current duty location. Return Rights: No later than (180) days prior to the completion of your tour of duty at a foreign duty station, you will submit a prioritized list of up to five (5) duty locations to which you prefer to be reassigned to the Country Team Manager, Operations Branch, Container Security Initiative Division, Washington, DC 20229. This list may contain Ports/Areas, Field Operations Offices or a combination of both. If no vacancies are available in the preferred locations you have requested, you will be returned to your original homeport or field office that was held prior to this assignment. Annual Leave Accumulation: When you are selected for a Container Security Initiative (CSI) position, you will earn annual leave at the same rate as stateside. The maximum accumulation of annual leave at a CSI station increases to 45 days (360 hours). Home Leave: In addition to annual leave, you will earn five, ten, or fifteen days home leave per year on each two year assignment depending on your foreign post assignment and the post differential rate. This leave is granted to you when you have your CSI assignment extended for another tour and is to be used between tours. The government pays your per diem and transportation expenses from your post of duty in a CSI station to your former official residence in the United States. In addition, it also pays for the transportation expenses of your dependents that accompany you on home leave to your residence in the United States.
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