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This position is located in the Maritime and General Training Branch (MGT), Charleston Training Division (CHT), Office of Charleston Operations (CHS), Training Management Operations Directorate, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC’s), Charleston, SC.
Being a Law Enforcement Specialist (Maritime Instructor) makes you a valuable member of the FLETC team and mission. In this position, you will serve as a field and classroom instructor in the course areas of maritime law enforcement and seaport security. Typical assignments include:
Occasional travel – This position requires occasional travel to remote sites to provide on-site export training.
1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: In order to be considered for this position you must :
A. Possess experience as a sworn law enforcement officer or agent with full arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of Federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws. -OR-
B. Have held a federal civilian position in the 1801 occupational series.
In addition to the selective placement factor above, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service performing maritime training instructional duties evaluating other officer/agents as a collateral responsibility. -OR-
At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service instructing basic and advanced law enforcement training curriculum in the maritime topical areas to include: vessel intercepts; vessel pursuits; pre-boarding procedures; boarding procedures; vessel search techniques; commercial vessel familiarization; and commercial vessel tactical entry techniques.
In addition to the above, you must have been certified as a vessel operator with a law enforcement agency or possess a U.S. Coast Guard/Merchant Mariner license. You must include a copy of your certification or licensure documentation as part of your application. Failure to provide this information may result in your loss of consideration.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps and AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, and 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.
Note: Secondary Administrative Law Enforcement Officer retirement coverage is being offered for this position.
Transfer Requirement for CSRS: To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee must:
Transfer Requirement for FERS: To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee must:
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.
Physical Demands: This work requires walking, standing, bending, sitting, lying down or crouching in positions that may be tiring or uncomfortable. Work also involves considerable physical exertion. In the Maritime Tactical Operations Training Program (MTOTP) Instructors are required to demonstrate ladders climbs on the MTOTP climbing facility while climbing caving ladders, in standard boarding uniform and full tactical kit (Approximately 35 lbs.) to a height of 24ft. In addition, able to repel down to and injured or fatigued
student clip in and lower both safely to the ground. While in the pool demonstrate climbing the caving ladder in full kit (Approximately 35 Lbs.) to a height of 24 feet then drop from that height into the water. During the Commercial Vessel Training Program (CVBTP) while in the pool in standard boarding uniform able to demonstrate climbing the embarkation ladder from the front and side to a height of 24 feet then drop from that height into the water. Instructors also required to demonstrate climbing pilot ladders at the Cape Chalmers training vessel to a height of 27 feet cross over the rail and climb back down while wearing standard boarding uniform, life jacket and helmet. Instructors must be able to obtain a lifeguard certification and also must be able to complete swimming requirements to maintain lifeguard certifications. There is the need to carry weapons, gear, and packages or containers such as ammunition. This work also includes serving as captain or crew on government vessels in all types of weather and sea conditions. Travel to field locations to coordinate training activities may be involved. Instructors are expected to maintain a level of fitness which will enable them to perform all tasked listed above.
Work Environment: The normal work place is a classroom or office, and inside/outside sites training venues, including inland and off-shore waters. Duties will require exposure to varying climate and environmental and sea conditions both extreme cold and warm weather conditions for extended periods of time and/or exposure to high levels of noise and hazardous substances. Appropriate safety practices will be utilized at all times. Safety gear, such as hearing and eye protection, will be used when needed.
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If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for suitability as a condition of placement into this position. This will include a credit check after a tentative job offer is given, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations.
Re-employed annuitants’ annual salaries will be reduced by the amount of their retirement annuity and by further cost of living increases. FERS retirees receiving a FERS annuity supplement must also be aware that, like social security benefits, their FERS annuity supplement is subject to an earnings test and may be reduced if the salary earned is more than the social security exempt amount of earnings. Additional information is available on OPM’s website or by contacting OPM.
This announcement is issued under Direct-Hire Authority (DHA), which permits hiring without regard to veterans’ preference and rating procedures. See the “How You Will Be Evaluated” section for more information on what DHA means to you as an applicant.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement within the same geographical area.
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
This announcement is issued under DHA, which permits hiring without regard to veterans’ preference and rating procedures. However, your resume must demonstrate possession of the minimum qualifications required for this position.
We will review your resume to ensure you possess the following minimum qualifications:
Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. View information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under CTAP/ICTAP, you must meet the minimum qualifications for the position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the “Required Documents” section of this announcement.
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1. Your resume
2 . Are you certified as a vessel operator with a law enforcement agency or do you possess a U.S. Coast Guard/Merchant Mariner license? You must submit a copy of your certification or license.
3. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP)? You must submit copies of your: agency notice; most recent performance rating; and your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
4. Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: position title, type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee), agency, and beginning and ending dates of your appointment.
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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