Supervisory Detention & Deportation Officer

Immigration and Customs Enforcement | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 6/29/2020
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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.
As a Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer you will exercise first-line supervisory and managerial duties and responsibilities over several Deportation Officer positions. Specifically, you will:
  • Work with other Federal law enforcement officials to identify, locate and/or apprehend aliens; prepare, present and defend deportation or exclusion proceedings; ensuring the physical removal of aliens from the United States at various stages of their deportation/exclusion proceedings, and conduct surveillance work;
  • Prepare investigative reports; and assist in complex, difficult, or sensitive seizures;
  • Coordinate travel plans with airlines; negotiating with receiving countries for receipt of deportee; and escorting deportees to their country of citizenship;
  • Plan the work to be accomplished by your subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of the work and assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees and find ways to improve productivity or increase the quality of the work directed; and
  • Evaluate work performance of subordinates; give advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters and develop performance standards and hear and resolve complaints from employees; effect minor disciplinary measures; identify developmental training needs of employees, providing or arranging for needed development and training.

You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the federal service, performing duties such as:
  • Identifying, locating, and arresting criminal aliens who pose a threat to national security and public safety, as well as those who enter the United States illegally;
  • Conducting legal research and investigations on difficult and sensitive deportation/exclusion cases that are complex, precedent-setting, and sensitive by reviewing actions of apprehending officers which pose a threat to national security and public safety;
  • Obtaining and serving criminal and civil warrants of arrest and initiating deportation and/or criminal proceedings;
  • Ensuring the safe, secure and humane treatment of detainees while in ICE custody in accordance with established standards;
  • Managing complex failure to comply cases where the detainee refuses to comply with the order of removal, including and up to criminal prosecution; and
  • Gathering intelligence based on national intelligence collection requirements to include those related to national security and information pertaining to terrorism and proliferation of weapons and technology.
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 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.

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.

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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Firearm Requirement: This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition [Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g)(9)]. A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is generally defined under the statute as any offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by the victim's current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian. The term "convicted", as defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set aside, or pardoned or any person whose civil rights have been restored unless the pardon, expunged or restoration of civil rights expressly prohibits the possession of firearms or ammunition. Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statute are not qualified for this position. 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 [Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001].

Motor Vehicle Operation: This position requires a valid state driver's license and the ability to operate an automobile.

Medical Examination: You may be required to pass a pre-employment medical examination.

Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO): This position may require substantial amounts of irregular or occasional overtime. You will be required to work on an unscheduled basis in excess of the 40-hour workweek. You must be readily available to perform this unscheduled overtime on a continual basis. To compensate you for this irregular and occasional overtime, you may receive premium pay in the form of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO). AUO is currently authorized for this position. However, authorization for AUO is dependent upon the incumbent meeting certain regulatory criteria and is subject to change.

Salary: The salary range indicated in this announcement will be adjusted to include locality payment for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages.

Secondary Law Enforcement: This position is an approved Secondary Law Enforcement position under 5 USC 8331 (20) and 5 USC 8401 (17). Previous experience in a primary (rigorous) law enforcement position (or equivalent outside the Federal Government) is a prerequisite.

Retirement Coverage: This position is an approved Secondary Law Enforcement position under 5 USC 8331 (20) and 5 USC 8401 (17). Law Enforcement retirement coverage (special law enforcement provisions) is extended only if this position immediately follows service in a law enforcement position. FERS applicants must have completed three (3) years of service in a rigorous position (AKA primary) position and transfer directly from a covered position in order to continue Law Enforcement retirement coverage upon selection. Note: Applicants may meet position qualification requirements, but not meet the special Law Enforcement retirement coverage eligibility. If such an applicant is selected, he/she will be placed in the regular retirement code.

Completion of Training: You must have successfully completed Basic Immigration Law Enforcement Training in accordance with 8 CFR 287.1(g) and other applicable agency policy. This includes successful completion of the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement & Removal Operations (ERO) Basic Immigration Law Enforcement Training Program (ICE_BIETP); ICE Detention & Removal Operations (DRO) Basic Immigration Law Enforcement Training Program (ICE_D); the legacy Immigration Officer Basic Training Course (IOBTC); the Border Patrol Academy (USBPI); the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Academy Officer Basic Training Program (OBT); the combination of both the legacy Basic Immigration Detention Enforcement Officer Training Course and the ICE DRO Equivalency Training Program (ETP); the ICE Special Agent Training Program; the combination of FLETC Criminal Investigator Training Program and the DRO Equivalency Training Program for Special Agents (ETPSA) and for legacy US Customs Special Agents, the ICE / Customs Special Agent Cross Training Program. Due to regulatory requirements, no other training will be accepted. (Note: Completion of training is subject to verification).

Note: If you previously completed one of the basic immigration law enforcement training courses listed above, but have had a significant break of three years or more from a position that initially required this training, you will be required to attend and successfully complete a new ICE basic law enforcement training course as a condition of your employment. Failure to successfully complete the academy will result in your removal from this position.

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