New job Supervisory Law Enforcement Specialist (Instruction) in Georgia
Supervisory Law Enforcement Specialist (Instruction)
Company : US Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers
Salary : $128,078 - $166,502 a year
Location : Georgia
“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.
Being a Supervisory Law Enforcement Specialist (Instruction) makes you a valuable member of the FLETC team and mission. This position is within the Office of the Associate Director for Training Ops, Technical Training Operations Directorate, FLETC Leadership Institute Division, located in Glynco, GA. The position serves as a Division Chief and is responsible for the overall performance and technical activities of subordinate staff, which may include Supervisory Law Enforcement Specialists, Law Enforcement Specialists (Instructors), Law Enforcement Training Advisors, International Training and Assistance Coordinators, and administrative personnel as assigned.
Typical assignments include:
- Serving as a Division Chief and is responsible for the development, delivery and evaluation of programs within a division and oversees the planning, coordination, management, and execution of these training programs.
- Responsible for the overall performance and technical activities of Supervisory Law Enforcement Specialists, Law Enforcement Specialists (Instructors), Law Enforcement Training Advisors, and administrative personnel as assigned.
- Directing the management and supervision of the design, development, review, and evaluation of law enforcement training programs in support of the evolving mission requirements for completeness, accuracy, and compliance.
- Ensuring administrative processes (payroll, purchase and travel cards, budget and record maintenance) are administered in accordance with governing standards and milestones.
- Exercising the full range of supervisory and personnel management authorities and responsibilities in directing work of the division through branch level supervisors while managing and providing supervision and guidance to division staff.
- Planning, developing, organizing, scheduling, and coordinating training courses in the more difficult and complex areas of the program.
- Conferring with staff members, administrative staff, and support sections for the coordination, planning, and development of curriculum and materials.
- Performing service as an instructor, as needed, in addition to the above responsibilities.
- Directing the conduct of special surveys, studies, or investigations in his/her area of training which the FLETC senior management and/or DHS has expressed particular interest.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Job family (Series)
1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
Conditions of Employment
- You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- This position is eligible for situational-only telework based on agency policy.
- You must successfully pass a background investigation.
- Must possess and maintain a valid state issued driver's license to conduct official government business.
- This position is designated as Emergency Essential. You will be required to sustain FLETC operations in the event of a localized situation, such as inclement weather, interruptions to power, or dismissal or closure of DHS operations or services.
- This position participates in FLETC’s Continuity of Operations Program. You are responsible for ensuring little or no disruption to the FLETC Mission Essential or Primary Mission Essential Functions in the event of an emergency.
- You will be required to undergo pre-appointment and random drug testing for illegal drug use. Employment is contingent upon favorable results.
- Position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment - persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence are prohibited from occupying this position.
- You will be required to complete an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, within 30 days of starting your federal employment and annually thereafter as long as you occupy a position that requires financial disclosure reporting.
- Overtime work may be required.
- New supervisors/managers must successfully complete a 1-year probationary period.
Please limit your résumé to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/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:
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.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to the Selective Placement Factor, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level performing the following: directing, planning, administering, managing, and evaluating law enforcement training programs and/or law enforcement operations.
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.
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.
Pub. Law 114-285 grants the FLETC approval to hire retired federal employees with law enforcement/investigative experience to meet the expanding mission of the FLETC. Individuals may be selected for time-limited positions with eligibility for the dual-compensation waiver. The dual-compensation waiver allows retirees to return to work, earning their full salary with no offset to their FERS annuity. However, this waiver does not exempt the FERS annuity supplement from being reduced. Therefore, FERS retirees receiving a FERS annuity supplement, must be aware that like social security benefits, the 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.
Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. (This position is not considered scientific/professional.)
Other 10-point preference eligibles and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. View information on veterans’ preference.
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 be placed in the well-qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
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.
Physical Demands: The work requires mobility and occasional travel.
Work Environment: Normally the work involves risks or discomforts which require more than normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting rooms, etc. Position may be required to drive a government owned or government-leased vehicle to perform duties at locations on and off-site.
If selected, federal retirees will be eligible for a waiver of the dual compensation reduction. Click here for more information.
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 Personnel Management guidance and U.S. Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
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. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education, and training demonstrate the following competencies needed to perform this job:
- Experience as a sworn law enforcement officer/agent with full arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, and investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of Federal, state, local, tribal or military criminal laws.
- Ability to train and/or instruct.
- Knowledge of the most current concepts, principles, techniques, and practices of training technology and methodology for law enforcement personnel to serve as a basis for planning, developing, evaluating and administering law enforcement training programs for 90+ Partner Organizations with both common and special needs.
- Ability to apply the latest development in the law enforcement field in order to initiate, alter, and evaluate law enforcement training programs.
- Ability to supervise the development of course outlines and lesson plan materials; to plan, develop, and implement broad training programs; and provide authoritative technical leadership in subject-matter areas.
- Ability to supervise a subordinate staff of employees.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, as it relates to formulation or recommendations, proposals, etc., and for the persuasive presentation of facts and/or research results that may be controversial or negotiable with groups that may possess differing points of view.
- Ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests and points of view.
Your responses to the job questionnaire will place you into one of the following categories:
1. Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined by the job analysis.
2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis.
3. Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis. If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
Please limit your résumé to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications.
Applicants may be required to participate in writing assessments and “teach-back” presentations as a part of the interview process.
To preview questions please click here.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
1. Your resume. Please limit your résumé to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications.
2. Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference may fill out the SF-15 and provide the documents that demonstrate your preference eligibility e.g., the AB4, Civil Service Preference Letter. If you are applying based on your eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit a certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date you apply. Your certification must include your dates of service, your rank, and your character of service. Click here to view more veterans’ information.
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, 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.
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 Careerswebsite and select Benefits.
Disabled veteran leavewill 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.
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This job is open to
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.