**Organizational Location:** This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations, in the following locations El Paso, TX and Uvalde, TX.
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Joining the Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine Operations will allow you to use your expertise for the detection, prevention, interdiction and apprehension of terrorists, terrorist weapons and other contraband and persons from illegally entering or attacking the United States.
Apply for this exciting opportunity to contribute to the total law enforcement mission of the Department of Homeland Security. This position starts at a salary of $61,218.00 (GS-11 Step 1) to $79,586.00 (GS-11, Step 10) with promotion potential to $113,428 (GS-13, Step 10).
In this position you will serve as a CBP Air Interdiction Agent to perform aviation law enforcement operations. Your duties will include:
* Performing interdiction duties that include the sorting, intercepting, tracking and apprehending of suspect aircraft.
* Gathering intelligence, prosecution and liaison with other law enforcement agencies, and conducting air patrol/surveillance and pursuit activities related to the interdiction of smuggled contraband via vehicles, aircraft or vessels.
* Identifying individuals suspected of violations of U.S. Code Titles 8, 19, 21 and other related statutes.
* Making informed decisions regarding the admissibility of aliens and vessels into the U.S., and inspecting documents to determine citizenship or alien status.
### Travel Required
25% or less - You will be required to travel frequently. This may require extended foreign and domestic, Temporary Duty (TDY) assignments.
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
* #### Job family (Series)
1881 Customs And Border Protection Interdiction
### Conditions of Employment
* FAA Commercial or ATP Airplane or Helicopter rated with/Instruments
* FAA Class II Med will qualify; must be dated within last 12 months
* 100 flight hours within the last 12 months; level C and D simulator time counts
* Must meet job related medical, fitness standards
* You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph
* Upon appointment, you may be required to undergo random drug testing
You qualify for the GS-11 grade level if you possess one year of specialized work experience that demonstrates the ability to:
* Fly as a Pilot-in-Command or sole manipulator in an airplane and helicopter in all environments of flight, including night, poor weather, unfavorable terrain, low altitudes or speed
* Ability to valuate information rapidly and make judicious decisions promptly during in-flight operations
* Develop strategies and coordinate aircraft and ground assets
* Use information systems and databases to conduct information surveys, queries, update files and disseminate information
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.
**Certificates, Ratings and Flight Experience:**
You must possess and provide proof of the following, at time of application in order to meet the basic requirements of this position:
**A current FAA Commercial or ATP Pilot Certification with the following ratings:**
**Dual Rated:** Airplane (Single-engine land or multi-engine land) with instrument rating AND Rotorcraft Helicopter with instrument rating; OR
**Airplane Rated:**Airplane (Single-engine land or multi-engine land) with instrument; OR
**Helicopter Rated:** Rotorcraft Helicopter with instrument rating
A FAA Class II Medical Certificate is qualifying for this announcement. ***However, at the time of your Flight Assessment you MUST present a FAA Class I Medical Certificate dated within the previous 12 calendar months. Military flight medicals cannot be accepted.**
Submit last page of your documented flight log reflecting a minimum of 1500 flight hours;** include additional pages if required to reflect 100 hours in the last 12 months.**
100 hours of Airplane, UAS, Helicopter and/or PIC/SIC Simulator hours within the last 12 months
250 Pilot-in-Command hours and
75 Instrument hours
75 Night hours
**Simulator Hours:** All FAA Approved level C and Level D simulator time will count towards a pilot's 100 hours in the last 12 months, however, it cannot count towards a pilots total time. The pilot must be the pilot in command or second in command in the simulator. Simulator instructors who are operating the simulator scenarios cannot count their instructor time as flight time.
**UAS Flight Hours:** Applicants may include UAS Predator A (MQ-1), Predator B (MQ-9), or Global Hawk (RQ-4) flight hours. Your full flight log will be required at time of your Flight Assessment for verification.
**Flight Hour Waiver**:The experience you use to request consideration for the Flight Hour Waiver (FHW) must be submitted at time of application. Please list all of your FHW experience on a sheet titled 'Flight Hour Waiver Request'. Your request should include all of the following items: dates of experience, hours per week, title and a detailed description of experience.**NOTE**: The 100 hours in the last 12 months*, 250 PIC, 75 instrument and 75 night hours cannot be waived.
General military flight experience and training
Title: Pilot 1/1/95 to 3/2/97 40 HPW
Detailed work experience
* Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and
* Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 03/22/2019.
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 CBP Air 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.
**Probationary Period:** All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.
**Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Eligibles:** If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP eligible. Information about CTAP eligibility can be found **here**. You must submit the supporting documents listed in the \"Required Documents\" section of this announcement. In addition, to be considered well qualified under CTAP, you must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities and/or competencies clearly exceeding the minimum requirements of the position. This will be measured by a score of 85 or higher.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
### Additional information
**Firearm Proficiency**: Firearm proficiency is required for Air Interdiction Agents and is part of the training provided.
**Driver's License**: You must possess a valid driver's license.
**Mandatory Completion of Basic Training**: You will be detailed to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy (FLETC) in Glynco, GA, for 15 weeks of Air and Marine Basic Training (AMBT). The training is comprised of formalized courses of basic technical instruction necessary to perform the duties of the position, including an untested swim/water survival course. Additionally, you will complete the following training programs: (1) Spanish Language training course; (2) Initial Survival Training course; (3) Aircraft-specific Flight Training course; and (4) Standardized Tactical Aviation Training (STAT) course.
**Mobility**: You are required to sign a mobility agreement and be willing to relocate as necessary.
**Uniforms**: This position requires you to wear an officially-approved uniform while in a duty status.
**Shift Work**: This position requires regular and recurring shift work. You must be willing and available to work rotating shifts. You may also be rotated between assignments and duty locations.
**Overtime**: Employees must be fully trained to be eligible for overtime.
Positions with known promotion potential do not guarantee promotion, nor is the promise of promotion implied.
**Mandatory Completion of Basic Training:** You will be detailed to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy (FLETC) in Glynco, GA, for 16 weeks of Air and Marine Basic Training (AMBT). The training is comprised of formalized courses of basic technical instruction necessary to perform the duties of the position, including an untested swim/water survival course. Additionally, you will complete the following training programs: (1) Spanish Language training course; (2) Initial Survival Training course; (3) Aircraft-specific Flight Training course; and (4) Standardized Tactical Aviation Training (STAT) course.
Every individual receives a fair opportunity throughout the federal recruitment and hiring process. Learn more **here**.
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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.
Applicants will only be considered for the Eligibilities for which they claim (and provide supporting documentation) based on the responses provided in the job questionnaire:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an online self-assessment questionnaire based on the competencies and/or knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below. You will receive a score ranging from 70-100 based on your responses. Your entire application package will then be reviewed. The final determination will be based on all the information provided in your application package.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview. To preview the job questionnaire, see
**Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics (KSAOs):**
Candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements are required to possess certain Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Other Characteristics (KSAOs) to successfully perform the functions of this position. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their attainment of these KSAOs in an online job questionnaire. The KSAOs are:
* Skill and ability to fly and/or operate fixed and/or rotary wing aircraft in adverse or hazardous conditions in support of CBP operations and other law enforcement entities.
* Expert knowledge of air enforcement operations.
* Ability to collect, refine and analyze strategic and tactical intelligence in order to execute aviation enforcement operations.
* Ability to evaluate information rapidly and make judicious decisions promptly, while remaining courteous and professional.
The assessments are pass/fail and you must pass all three in order to be eligible to be appointed to this position:
**Flight Check:**You will be required to demonstrate your flight proficiency in CBP aircrafts with a flight instructor. You will be evaluated based on FAA Commercial Pilot standards.
**Oral Evaluation:** You will be tested on your pilot knowledge based on published regulation.
**Structured Interview:** You will be asked scenario-based interview questions concerning core competencies, which include judgment/decision-making, teamwork/interpersonal skills, flexibility, integrity and oral communication. The qualification assessments will be conducted at the National Air Training Center (NATC) facility in Oklahoma City, OK, and will take approximately 1 full day. An additional day may be necessary due to weather and/or maintenance issues. You will be responsible for all expenses associated with transport to and from the NATC facility and hangar, as well as lodging in Oklahoma City and all other personal expenses incurred.
If you do not successfully complete the 3-part assessment, your tentative offer of employment will be withdrawn. You will then be required to reapply to an open AIA job announcement after the 6-month waiting period. Passed assessments are valid for 24 months.
### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
##### Drug test required
* Required Documents
## Required Documents
**Resume:** A resume in English must contain your full legal name, aircraft piloted, and a detailed description of your flying/operating experience in fixed wing and/or rotary aircraft; dates performed, Hours Worked Per Week, and Total Flight Hours:
Provide the total number of flight hours for each of the categories listed below.
1. Overall Total Flight hours
2. Total Flight hours within the last 12 months
3. Total hours as Pilot-in-Command
4. Total Instrument hours
5. Total Night hours
6. Total hours by Aircraft category
**Flight Logs/Hours:** You must submit clear copies of your flight records showing a total of 1500 flight hours AND
250 Pilot-in-Command hours
75 Instrument hours
75 Night hours
100 Flight hours within the last 12 months
*FAA Approved Level C and D Simulator; Predator A (MQ-1); Predator B (MQ-9); Global Hawk (RQ-4), or predator based variant flight hours will be credited toward satisfying the 1500 flight hours and 100 flight hours in the last 12 months.
**Current FAA Airmen Commercial or ATP Certificate:** You must provide a legible copy of both front & back sides of your pilot certification. You must possess one of the following pilot ratings to be considered for this JOA: Dual Rated, Airplane Rated and/or Rotorcraft Helicopter Rated. Private Privileges cannot be used.
**FAA Medical Certificate:** A legible copy of your FAA Medical Certificate 1st or 2nd class is required. Either, must be dated within the last 12 months, and valid through the closing date of this announcement.**
Age Requirement Documents:**You will need to submit proof that you are eligible for this position if you are over 40 or will be turning 40 within the next 60 days. If you are claiming an age waiver based on Federal law enforcement service, you must submit copies of your SF50s reflecting the beginning and end of the creditable Federal civilian (non-military) service. Block 30 of your SF50 should show Retirement Code M or O. If you do not meet the age requirement or you are unable to provide this required documentation, you will not receive consideration under this JOA. Current CBP Employees are not required to submit SF50s unless, you are using federal coverage outside of CBP.
**Age Requirement Documents for Veterans Preference (VP) Eligibles:**
If you are claiming an age waiver based on VP, submit the required VP documents. To apply veterans' preference you must submit the following proof of eligibility:
5 Point Preference: Member Copy 4 (M4) of your DD 214 reflecting qualifying medal(s) or service period;
10 Point Preference: M4 DD 214 and supporting documentation as listed on the SF15 (application for 10 Point VP. Veterans with a service-connected disability must also submit a VA Disability Award letter dated 1991 or later; or If you are currently serving on active duty, you must submit a written statement from the armed forces certifying your dates of service, rank, expected type of discharge, qualifying medals and anticipated date of separation.
**Your responses to the job questionnaire:**
**Are you a current or former federal employee?**ALL CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MUST SUBMIT THE MOST RECENT COPY OF THEIR SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing competitive status: Tenure 1 or 2 in Block 24 and Position Occupied 1 in Block 34. Applicants should also submit an SF50 reflecting the highest grade held on a permanent basis in the competitive service or the full performance level of your current position, whichever is higher, AND an SF50 to support having met the time-in-grade requirement of having served 52 weeks at the grade level (or equivalent) below the grade level(s) for this position. Current CBP Employees are not required to submit SF50s unless, you are using federal experience outside of CBP as your highest full performance level or for meeting this position's time-in-grade requirement.
**Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)?** You must submit a separation notice; your most recent SF50 (noting your current position, grade level and duty location); a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
**Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee?**Submit a copy of your applicable SF50, 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)
* Beginning & ending dates of appointment
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* How to Apply
## How to Apply
Please upload your resume under \"Resume\" and any other applicable supporting documents mentioned above under the appropriate Document Type. If your Document Type is not listed, upload as \"Other.\"
You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards. Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indication of quality prior experience, no points will be assigned.
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 visit **this link**. **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.
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
View **common definitions** of terms in this announcement.
To begin your online application, click **\"Apply Online\"** to create a USAJOBS account and follow the prompts or log in to your existing account. Your application packet must include a completed assessment questionnaire, a resume, and any applicable and/or required supporting documentation. Please see the \"Required Documents\" section below for additional information. All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.
If you are unable to apply online or need to submit a document you do not have in electronic form, visit **this link** for more information regarding an Alternate Application process.
**Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or email.** The address below is for inquiries only. You may apply more than once, but the most recent application is the only one that will be used. **You must submit your resume, your online questionnaire, and any supporting documents by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 03/22/2019.
It is your responsibility to verify that any information entered or uploaded is received and is accurate.** Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application. If a document is not legible, you will not be able to view it in your application and you must again upload it by the closing date.
### Agency contact information
### CBP Hiring Center
Air and Marine Operations
CBP Hiring Center
5600 American Boulevard
Bloomington, MN 55437
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The open period for this job opportunity announcement may be extended to allow for a sufficient applicant pool.
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Additional selections may be made beyond the total number of vacancies specified using this vacancy announcement. Further selections may also be made for additional organizational divisions and/or units within the duty location(s) listed above.
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.
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.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527437300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 03/15/2019 to 03/22/2019
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 11
*Salary:* $61,218 to $79,586 per year
*Appointment type:* Permanent
*Work schedule:* Full-Time