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Program Manager

Department Of Homeland Security

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted April 5, 2021.

Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates04/01/2021 to 04/07/2021 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 15 Salary $128,078 to $166,502 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-time Duties SummaryAs 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.ResponsibilitiesOrganizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S.

Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Mission Support Directorate, Human Capital Division, located in Location Negotiable.This position serves as the Director for the OFO Human Capital Division and oversees a major programmatic and/or critical program segment for which both the scope and effect of the work have agency-wide or government-wide impact.

This position starts at a salary of $128,078.00 (GS-15, Step 01) to $166,502.00 (GS-15, Step 10) with promotion potential to $143,598 (GS-15 Step 10).

Performing such duties as:Directing the daily process operations of the OFO Human Capital Division and oversees the production and delivery of human capital products, programs, and services.Following and applying OFO Executive Assistant Commissioner Guidance in implementing actions that support OFO human capital priorities and objectives.Advising OFO and CBP senior leadership on relevant OFO human capital matters (e.g., plans, initiatives, policies, issues, and concerns), and coordinates with OFO, CBP, DHS, and Congressional officials on major human capital concerns and sensitive issues.Establishing overall Human Capital Division managerial and administrative objectives, develops long-range plans, and identifies required resources in order to promote an efficient, economical, and progressive organization.Evaluating overall work accomplishment of Human Capital Division staff, reviews projects, reports, group, and individual performance for consistency with policies, compliance with procedures and regulations, utility, technical adequacy, timeliness, and effective utilization of resources.Travel Required25% or less
– You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 15 Requirements Conditions of EmploymentYou must be a U.S.

Citizen to apply for this positionMales born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective ServicePrimary U.S.

residency for at least three of the last five years (additional details below)You may be required to pass a background investigationCBP follows the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan for drug testing proceduresAs 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 Experience: You qualify for the GS-15 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:Providing administrative oversight of OFO Human Capital functions as well as general management of human capital program operations, to include but not limited to: Staffing, HR Policy, Awards, Performance Management, Data Analysis, and Position Management.Developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving processes and procedures to monitor the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of human capital programs.Reviewing and approving the contents of reports, decisions, and other action documents to assure they accurately reflect organizational and agency policiesUsing expertise in position managed/allocation or human capital resources to meet mission requirement.Anticipating short-term organizational requirements and balances with long-term requirements and project planning to support operational requirements.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; andMeet 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 04/07/2021.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.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 located in a foreign location for more than two of the last five years, you may request an exception to determine if you are eligible for a residency waiver by meeting one or more of the following conditions:Working for the U.S.

Government as a federal civilian or as a member of the militaryA dependent who was authorized to accompany a federal civilian or member of the military who was working for the U.S.

governmentParticipation in a study abroad program sponsored by a U.S.

affiliated college or universityWorking as a contractor, intern, consultant or volunteer supporting the U.S.

governmentProbationary 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. Education Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.Additional informationThis position is not covered under the bargaining unit.

Financial Disclosure is required.Supervisory Probationary Period: You may be required to serve an 18 month probationary period upon appointment.Leadership Training: All newly appointed GS-15s are required to complete mandatory training.

The training will be scheduled by the Office of Training and Development within the first 90 days of appointment.

The duration of the training will include CBP LI five (5) weeks) of in residence training in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Note: This training may be waived if previously completed.Special Appointing Authority: Veterans, military spouses, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and people 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 and to understand what documentation would be required with your application, please click on the appropriate link below.

You must provide documentation supporting your eligibility prior to the closing date of this announcement.

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the CBP Hiring Center via the contact information listed at the end of this job opportunity announcement.VeteransMilitary spouses Effective until August 12, 2023, any spouse of a member on active duty may be eligibleIndividuals with Disabilities The proof of disability documentation must specify that you are eligible to apply using Schedule A.

It does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history or need for accommodation.

For more information visit this link.Peace Corps/VISTAOther miscellaneous hiring authorities Telework may be available on a regular recurring or situational basis.DHS uses E-Verify, an internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to wo

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