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GS-1801 (Inspection and Compliance Specialist

You must complete the  Questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10930255 and submit the required documentation outlined under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section below.

The complete initial Application must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 10/28/2020.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.You must successfully pass a background investigation.You must successfully pass a drug screen.Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.You must complete the required writing assessment and obtain a sufficient score on the required writing assessment.

Qualifications

  • You qualify for the GS-09 grade level if you possess one of the following:

  • Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-07 grade level or equivalent performing duties such as:
  • Applying inspection and compliance principles, concepts, methodologies, laws, regulations, guidelines and/or practices in daily activities
  • Documenting findings and statements
  • Researching data using prescribed methods OR
  • Education: A master's (or equivalent graduate degree such as a L.L.B/J.D.) or 2 academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. OR

  • Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.

  • You qualify for the GS-11 grade level if you possess one of the following:

  • Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent performing duties such as:
  • Assisting the team lead or supervisor in planning inspections and participating in briefings with team leads at inspection sites
  • Ensuring inspection findings provide complete identification of deficiencies and areas of concern
  • Developing sound recommendations which identify the appropriate level of the problem, and the type of corrective action necessary to fix the problem
  • Preparing written inspection findings with or for team leads or supervisors OR
  • Education: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL. M., if related. OR

  • Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.

  • You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent performing duties such as:
  • Assisting the team lead or supervisor with conducting on-site inspections
  • Scheduling and conducting interviews at inspection sites
  • Providing input to develop the scope and inspection site rationale
  • Assisting the team lead or supervisor in developing the unique methodology and approach for the inspection site
  • Preparing documentation of the inspection process and findings
  • You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level or equivalent performing duties such as:
  • Serving as a team lead during on-site inspections
  • Providing technical expert advice in the planning, organizing, conducting and reporting of assigned on-site inspections, audits or reviews
  • Developing sound recommendations when issuing corrective actions
  • Briefing senior-level officials of findings and deficiencies in the final, comprehensive inspection report
  • Researching complex laws, regulations, management directives, instructions, other authorities, and prior evaluation, inspection and audit reports
  • The incumbent may be assigned to one of the following inspection areas:
  • Office of Detention Oversight (ODO) - Employees assigned to ODO are responsible for evaluating detention facilities' compliance with policies and detention standards for facilities that house ICE detainees.
  • Management Inspections Unit (MIU) - Employees assigned to MIU are responsible for conducting on-site inspections of domestic and international ICE field offices and HQ programs to ensure operational and administrative compliance with established policies and procedures OR reviewing ICE's partnerships with state and local law enforcement agencies who participate in the 287(g) program.
  • External Reviews and Analysis Unit (ERAU) - Employees assigned to ERAU are responsible for conducting administrative reviews of the facts and circumstances surrounding all aspects of an individual's passing while in ICE custody as well as conducting audits to ensure compliance with the DHS Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards.

Education

  • See the Qualifications Section for information about the acceptance of education in lieu of experience.

Additional information

  • View Common Definitions of terms found in this announcement.

  • Promotion Potential: When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

  • E-Verify: 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.

  • Suitability: 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 these standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a background investigation for Secret Clearance as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.

  • 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.

  • 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.
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How You Will Be Evaluated

  • You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
  • We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Technical Competence
  • Teamwork
  • Writing
  • Compliance Inspection
  • Decision Making
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Direct Hire Authority: These positions will be filled through the Office of Personnel Management's Direct Hire Authority. The "Rule of Three", Category Rating and Veterans Preference will not apply to this vacancy. For more information on Direct Hire Authority, please see: OPM Direct Hire Fact Sheet.

  • Veterans: Although the Direct Hire Authority permits hiring without regard to Veterans Preference, applicants who are eligible for Veterans Preference are still encouraged to include that information in their application and submit supporting documentation (i.e. DD-214, or other substantiating documents). This position is not considered scientific/professional. View information on veterans' preference.

  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under ICTAP, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this job announcement.

  • Pursuant to Executive Order 12564, and the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan, ICE is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions (testing designated positions) are subject to random drug testing. Moreover, other drug testing of employees (e.g., reasonable suspicion drug test) may be conducted in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. All applicants tentatively selected for employment at ICE are subject to pre-employment drug testing and a final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.

  • 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. VeteransPeace CorpsVISTA 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.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Drug test required
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Required Documents

  • **APPLY EARLY - Only the first 125 eligible applicants will move forward to complete the next phase of the hiring process, the written assessment**
  1. Resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.Work experience should include: job title, employer's name, employer's telephone number, employer's address, and indicate whether or not we may contact your current supervisor.
  2. Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information.
  3. Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference must fill out the SF-15 and provide documentation that demonstrates preference eligibility. If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions. View more veterans' information.
  4. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Plan (ICTAP)? If so, submit a copy of your agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
  5. Are you a current or former federal employee? Submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
  6. 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 appointment.

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

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.
  • 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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How to Apply

  • To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

You must complete the Questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10930255 and submit the required documentation outlined under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section below.

The complete initial Application must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 10/28/2020.

  • PLEASE NOTE: If your materials are not received by the closing date, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. Also, if you do not provide a valid email address, you may not be notified of the outcome of your application.

  • Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

  • If you are one of the first 125 eligible applicants and once the announcement has closed, you will be asked to take an Automated Writing Assessment. You will be presented with an unique URL to access the USA Hire system. Access to USA Hire is granted through your USAJOBS login credentials. Be sure to review all instructions prior to beginning your USA Hire Assessments. Click here for Computer System Requirements.

  • Your assessment results will be kept on record for one year and used toward future positions for which you might apply that require the same assessments.

  • Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or email. If you need further assistance, contact the Human Resources Office representative listed on this announcement at least one day prior to the closing date for further instructions.

  • Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the Automated Written Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the Automated Written Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the Automated Written Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here:https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire
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Agency contact information

 John Sanker

Phone
Email
  • John.B.Sanker@ice.dhs.gov
Address

Next steps

  • Once you submit your application and if you are one of the first 125 eligible applicants, you will be required to complete an Automated Writing Assessment once the announcement has closed. Completing the assessment and obtaining a sufficient score are required to move forward in the selection process. We will then assess your experience and training, identify the best-qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information."

  • We expect to make a job offer within 60 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. View more information on applying for federal employment.

  • 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.