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SUPERVISORY CBP OFFICER (PORT DIRECTOR) – Vancouver, Canada
Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
Job ID: 409852Start Date: 02/22/2021End Date: 03/05/2021
Experience: You qualify for the GS-15 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as: Directing enforcement-related programs addressing anti-terrorism and border security enforcement activities in trade and passenger operations Overseeing planning and execution of assignments, projects, studies or investigations intended to explore and resolve major operational and law enforcement problems, or to develop, improve or install new procedures Maintaining collaborative relationships with other Federal, state, and local law enforcement entities and external groups and/or customers Resolving conflicts between CBP employees and travelers, or importing public that require deviation from operational policy 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. You must: Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, 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 03/05/2021 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. Applicants must be admissible to the country they are selected for before a final offer is issued. Employees must select the locations of interest and review the admissibility requirements of those countries. Applicants must certify that they, and if accompanied, their family members, are admissible to enter and temporarily reside in the country. A link to the admissibility requirements of each country is located at: https://uconnect.cbpnet.cbp.dhs.gov/sites/OFO/FO/pre/HR/PreDeprt/Pages/default.aspx Applicants should review the below concerning inadmissibility: If applicants are not admissible to a specific country, their applications for that location will not be considered further. If applicants fails to certify that they have reviewed the admissibility requirements of the country they are applying for, their applications will not be considered further. If an applicant certifies that he or she is admissible, and the Agency later learns that the applicant was inadmissible, the application will not be considered further, and the Agency may pursue other appropriate action, as necessary. If an applicant is selected and reports to the country, and the Agency later learns that the employee was inadmissible, the Agency may curtail the assignment, and require the employee to return to his/her permanent position in the United States. The Agency may pursue other appropriate action, as necessary. 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 SUPERVISORY CBP OFFICER (PORT DIRECTOR) 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. If you are not a current GS-1895, and you are selected, you will have to meet the following medical/physical standards: Physical and Medical Requirements: Because the duties of the position are of a strenuous nature and require a high degree of interaction and responsibility to the public, you must undergo and successfully pass our medical screening process. We will schedule, provide and pay for the required basic medical examination. For more information, go to https://www.cbp.gov/careers/frontline-careers/cbpo/app-proc. Physical Fitness Requirement: You will be required to successfully pass the Pre-employment Fitness Test-1. Please see the Pre-employment Fitness Test-1 Readiness Program for additional information. This is a 6 week program designed to assist you in achieving a level of physical fitness that will help you successfully pass the CBP fitness tests. Residency: There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by CBP. Individuals are required to have physically resided in the United States or its protectorates (as declared under international law) for at least three of the last five years. If you do not meet the residency requirement and you have been physically located in a foreign location for more than two of the last five years, you may request an exception to determine if you are eligible for a residency wavier by meeting one or more of the following conditions: Working for the U.S. Government as a federal civilian or as a member of the military A dependent who was authorized to accompany a federal civilian or member of the military who was working for the U.S. government Participation in a study abroad program sponsored by a U.S. affiliated college or university Working as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer supporting the U.S. government
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