Law Enforcement Specialist (Investigative and Enforcement Instructor) – PERM – DIRECT HIRE

  • Full Time
  • Group Training
  • Anywhere

US Department of Homeland Security

    Duties

    Summary

    “The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), through strategic partnerships, prepares the federal law enforcement community to safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.” We are a unique inter-agency organization preparing the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet our Nation’s most pressing security challenges. Click here to learn more.

    Responsibilities

    Being a Law Enforcement Specialist (Physical Techniques Instructor) makes you a valuable member of the FLETC team and mission. These positions are located in the Physical Techniques Division (PTD), Core Training Operations Directorate, Office of the Associate Director for Training Operations, FLETC, Glynco, GA. You will serve as an instructor in the assigned PTD program/course areas of law enforcement. The programs/courses taught cover subject-matter which involves highly specialized knowledge and skill in the handling and use of a variety of law enforcement situations and the accompanying circumstances for their usage. Typical assignments include:

    • Serving as an instructor in the assigned PT program/course areas of law enforcement planning and conducting classroom, laboratory, and/or field instruction sessions as part of the PTB/PTT training program.
    • Training in areas such as Law Enforcement Control Tactics Instructor Training Program, Law Enforcement Fitness Coordinator Training Program, Electronic Control Device Instructor Training Program, Basic Tactical Medicine Training Program, etc.
    • Conducting expert basic and advanced training classes for personnel, plans, coordinates and executes field training.
    • Monitoring progress of students, documenting results, and/or recommending remedial and corrective action to include additional training and changes in training and/or operational procedures and instructions.
    • Under the guidance of a lead instructor, participating in developing program/course material and lesson plans in the PTB/PTT instructional field. Initiating suggestions and recommendations for program/course content changes and developing different approaches and methods of instruction.
    • Conducting research on emerging technology, practices and techniques to enhance instructional knowledge and skill.
    • Writing curriculum summaries based upon research for use in updating existing course material and in providing updated student lesson plans.
    • Participating in ad hoc committees made up of representatives of the FLETC and other agencies concerned with training policies and academic requirements.
    • Coordinating activities with other members of the instructor teams composed of FLETC representative and partner Federal agencies.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel – Travel to field locations to coordinate training activities may be involved.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be able to pass and maintain FLETC instructor certification within 12 months of employment.
    • You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
    • You will be required to undergo initial and random drug testing for illegal drug use. Employment is contingent upon favorable results.
    • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
    • You must successfully pass a background investigation for Suitability/Fitness.
    • Subject to the requirements of the Lautenberg Amendment, which prohibits the appointment of persons convicted of state or federal misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence into positions requiring the handling or possession of firearms or ammunition.
    • Occasional travel may be required.
    • This position is not eligible for telework.
    • This position’s funding is dependent on Congress; however, you will be expected to report to work during a government shutdown, but will not be paid during a furlough.
    • Overtime may be required.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid state issued driver’s license to conduct official government business.
    • You must complete a physical examination conducted by our agency’s Medical Officer. This is a routine physical exam in accordance with OPM Optional Form 178. No invasive procedures will be included (e.g., blood work).
    • You must complete a Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) test. The PEB is a fitness test consisting of five elements. You must pass the PEB with a minimum 40 percentile in each element. https://www.fletc.gov/physical-efficiency-battery-peb
    • You must be able to meet job-related medical and/or fitness standards. You will be subject to an initial and annual physical examination that measures your visual, hearing, and physical acuity.
    • This is a bargaining unit position.
    • This position is eligible for situational-only telework based on agency policy.

    Qualifications

    The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: In order to be considered for this position you must:

    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

    Held a federal civilian position in the 1801 occupational series.


    AND

    In addition to the Selective Placement Factor above, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service performing law enforcement duties to include: making arrests; conducting frisks and searches incident to arrest; applying handcuffs; and, experience in the application of use of force by utilizing defensive tactics and/or intermediate weapons to include baton and/or OC spray as a Field Training Officer (FTO) for new officers/agents.

    OR

    You must possess 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 physical techniques topical areas (arrest techniques, defensive tactics, physical conditioning and/or intermediate weapons).

    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 without a break in service exceeding 3 days directly from a primary position to a secondary position; AND
    • Be continuously employed in a secondary position since moving from a primary position; except a break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause) and/or voluntary breaks in service that began prior to January 20, 1988.

    Transfer Requirement for FERS: To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee must:

    • Transfer without a break in service exceeding 3 days directly from a primary position to a secondary position; AND
    • Have completed 3 years of service in a primary position, including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld; AND
    • Be continuously employed in a secondary position since moving from a rigorous position; except a break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause).

    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:
    The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion when demonstrating techniques that involve defending oneself or others against physical attack. There is the propensity for muscular strains, bruising, cuts, and abrasions. The work also requires extensive walking, standing, bending, sitting, lying down, or crouching in positions that may be tiring or uncomfortable. There is the need to carry weapons, gear, and packages or containers. Work also involves considerable physical exertion while demonstrating lethal and non-lethal weapons or devices using a variety of law enforcement techniques/methods.

    The work requires requires running distances of up to three miles (one to five times weekly), repetitive calisthenics, lifting moderate to heavy weights, and considerable physical exertion during the demonstration, instruction and active participation in other physical fitness related activities which include: warm-ups which involve multiple sets of calisthenics and flexibility exercises; strength training requiring full range of motion in all joints; cardiovascular training with the ability to perform a variety of cardiovascular training modes; calisthenics enabling you to perform calisthenics sessions for 30-45 minutes continuously and repetitively; and anaerobic training with the ability to perform sprints of various distances varying 30 feet to 440 yards.

    1. A physical examination is required. The physical examination will be conducted by the FLETC’s Medical Officer. This will be a routine physical examination in accordance with Optional Form 178. No invasive procedures will be included (i.e., blood work).

    2. You must pass a Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) test, which is composed of five elements (a 1.5 mile run, bench press, agility test, flexibility and body composition), with a minimum score of 40 percentile in each event. Click here for more information.


    Work Environment:
    The normal work place is a classroom or office and inside/outside physical exercise areas. Duties will require exposure to varying climate and environmental conditions, including both cold and warm weather conditions and exposure to high levels of noise and dangerous substances. Appropriate safety practices will be utilized at all times. Safety gear, such as hearing, eye protection, and padding, will be used when needed.

    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.

    Education

    Additional information

    DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

    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.

    The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

    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.

    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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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:


    SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:
    In order to be considered for this position you must:

    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

    Held a federal civilian position in the 1801 occupational series.


    AND

    In addition to the Selective Placement Factor above, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service performing law enforcement duties to include: making arrests; conducting frisks and searches incident to arrest; applying handcuffs; and, experience in the application of use of force by utilizing defensive tactics and/or intermediate weapons to include baton and/or OC spray as a Field Training Officer (FTO) for new officers/agents. OR

    You must possess 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 physical techniques topical areas (arrest techniques, defensive tactics, physical conditioning and/or intermediate weapons).


    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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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    1.Your resume

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the

    DHS Careers

    website and select Benefits.

    Disabled veteran leave

    will be available to any federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

Only U.S. Citizens are eligible to apply. This announcement is issued under Direct-Hire Authority (DHA). DHA 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.

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