As our nation navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, CBP is committed to delivering our mission to safeguard America"s borders and enable legitimate trade and travel. Staffing mission critical positions remains a high priority. Be reassured that CBP is still hiring, despite potential hiring process step delays due to restrictions to in-person activities.
This is a Direct Hire Public Notice. Category rating, Veterans" Preference and traditional rating and ranking do not apply to this Public Notice.
Applicants will be referred for selection consideration throughout the announcement open period. Further questions regarding the Marine Interdiction Agent position can be sent to the AMO Recruiters at CBP AMO Recruiting@cbp.dhs.gov
Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations.
This is a career ladder position with a grade level progression of GL-9, GS-11 & GS-12. You will be eligible for a promotion to the next higher grade level automatically (without re-applying) once you complete 52-weeks at each grade level (with supervisor approval). Marine Interdiction Agents (MIA) locality pay table for Rest of the United States (RUS) are posted on OPM"s site. To see the RUS salary rates please visit this link.
Compensation acronyms used below:
- LEAP: Law Enforcement Availability Pay (25%%%%)
- RI: Recruitment Incentive (25%%%%)
Example annual compensation for the first three years at our new-hire locations (Long Beach, CA)(Locality Salary Table + LEAP) GL-09, 1st year annual pay - $78,815 GS-11, 2nd year annual pay - $92,284 GS-12, 3rd year annual pay - $110,610 Example annual compensation for the first three years at our new-hire locations (San Diego, CA)(Locality Salary Table + LEAP) GL-09, 1st year annual pay - $77,244 GS-11, 2nd year annual pay - $90,444 GS-12, 3rd year annual pay - $108,405 Example annual compensation for the first three years at our new-hire locations (Fajardo, Mayaguez, Ponce and San Juan, PR; St. Thomas, VI)(RUS + LEAP + RI) GL-09, 1st year annual pay - $82,822 GS-11, 2nd year annual pay - $96,973 GS-12, 3rd year annual pay - $116,232 Serve as a Marine Interdiction Agent (MIA) performing Marine Law Enforcement operations for the detection, prevention, interdiction, and apprehension of terrorists, terrorist weapons, and other contraband and persons from illegally entering or attacking the United States. Your duties will include:
- Monitoring behavior patterns and activities of suspect persons, vehicles, or vessels believed to be engaged in illegal activities.
- Interpreting radar data to calculate appropriate intercept while tracking vessels and people to a successful interdiction.
- Searching persons, vessels, baggage, and cargo for contraband or weapons incidental to detention or arrest.
- Collecting, refining, and analyzing strategic and tactical intelligence.
Travel Required 25%%%% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 12 Requirements Conditions of Employment
- Qualifying Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) (dated within the last 5 years) or MMLD with an accepted application status
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
- Primary U.S. residency for at least three of the last five years (additional details below)
- You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph
- Must meet job related medical, fitness and drug testing standards
- You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph
- Referred for selection prior to age 40; waiver for vets
- CBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing procedures
- You must meet the OPM Qualification Standard for the GS-1801 series
- As an employee of CBP, you will be joining a workforce that is dedicated to accomplishing our mission while maintaining the trust of our Nation by strictly adhering to all government ethics standards. Your conduct will be subject to the ethics rules applicable to all Executive Branch employees, and to CBP employees specifically, as well as the criminal conflict of interest statutes. Once you enter on duty, these rules include obtaining approval for outside employment or business activity, to ensure such employment or business activity is not prohibited and does not interfere or conflict with performance of your official duties. Please review further details via the following link.
Qualifications This position has a selective factor, as a minimum qualification requirement all candidates must have the one of the following Merchant Mariner Credential: OUPV, Mate of 200 gross tons or greater (Inland, Great Lakes, Near Coastal or Oceans), Chief Mate, Second Mate and Third Mate Unlimited Oceans or Master of 25 GRT or greater (Inland, Great Lakes, near Coastal or Oceans) will be considered at this time or a MMLD with an accepted application status that has been submitted for one of the above MMC Credentials (must have Official MMC Credential in hand at the time of scheduling and at assessment appointment.) You qualify for the GL-9 grade level if you possess at least one year of specialized experience that demonstrates the ability to:
- Enforcing laws, effecting arrests and conducting interviews and interrogations with witnesses and suspects
- Performing surveillance, writing reports detailing activities and observations
- Collecting and securing evidence and providing expert testimony in court
OR Education: The education listed below must be in a qualifying field (e.g., criminal justice, intelligence, homeland security, justice studies, law enforcement, courts and judicial systems, forensic technology, and corrections and rehabilitation). Qualifying education is a masters", or equivalent graduate degree, or two full years of graduate education in a qualifying progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or a J.D. or LL.B. OR Combining Experience and Education: A combination of successfully completed post-bachelors education(above) and experience. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts submitted with your application. If education is used for your qualification, official transcript will be required upon selection. AND U.S. Coast Guard Issued Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC): You must submit a valid, legible copy of your Merchant Mariner Credential at time of application. Your copies must include the expiration and capacity pages of your MMC. (Must be current, dated within the last 5 years) or a MMLD with an accepted application status that has been submitted for one of the above MMC Credentials (must have Official MMC Credential in hand at the time of scheduling and at assessment appointment.) Qualifying Capacities: OUPV, Mate, Chief Mate, Second Mate, Third Mate or Master showing the, expiration date and capacity pages of the license. Don"t have a MMC? See what it takes to get one visit this link. 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 by 02/28/2021. 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. 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 Marine Interdiction Agent 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. 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
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