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Asset Forfeiture Specialist
Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Washington, District of Columbia
Closed
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Permanent - Full-Time

Overview
  • Posting Dates
    Open: April 12, 2019 ()
    Close: April 16, 2019 ()
  • Position Properties
    General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
    Internal Job Number: DAL-INV-10459191-MP-TRS
  • Organization Details
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    Department of Homeland Security
  • Salary Information
    $81,548.00 - $126,062.00 Per Year
    15% above average

    Pay Band: GS-1801-12/13
  • Who Can Apply?
Position Summary
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  • Open & closing dates

    04/12/2019 to 04/16/2019

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 12 - 13

  • Salary

    $81,548 to $126,062 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Help Locations

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Washington, DC 1 vacancy
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

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DAL-INV-10459191-MP-TRS

Control number

530316100

  • Duties Help Duties

    View Common Definitions of terms found in this announcement.

    Organizational Location: This position is located with the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, Asset Forfeiture Unit, in Washington, DC.

    This is a non-bargaining unit position.

    Learn more about this agency

    As an Asset Forfeiture Specialist you will perform the following duties at the full performance level:

    • Asset Forfeiture Specialists independently manage, direct, and coordinate aspects of the national and/or Special Agent in Charge (SAC) office asset forfeiture program performing a wide range of specialized duties and tasks related to the storage and ultimate disposal of property seized from criminals, corporations or other illegal entities.
    • Asset Forfeiture Specialists develop local policies, procedures, guidelines and strategies to meet the SAC office asset forfeiture objectives and mission.
    • The Asset Forfeiture Specialist uses analysis, data gathering tools and techniques, and information technology in support of asset forfeiture activities; and collaborates with law enforcement, legal personnel including paralegals, marketers, investigators, and property forfeiture specialists internal and external to ICE/HSI.
    • As the asset forfeiture subject matter expert, the Asset Forfeiture Specialist, provides advice and guidance to senior officials and junior staff regarding the ICE/HSI asset forfeiture program, policies, procedures, activities, trends, and technologies.
    • The Asset Forfeiture Specialist develops and conducts asset forfeiture training of all personnel engaged in seizure and forfeiture activity in his/her geographic area.

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position to attend training.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series

  • Requirements Help Requirements
    • 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.
    • Time in Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. Time in grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this 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.
    • 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.
    You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level performing duties such as:
    • Providing direct support to an asset forfeiture program; AND
    • Compiling financial and budgetary documents; AND
    • Producing analytical summaries.
    You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level performing duties such as:
    • Managing, directing and coordinating a local asset forfeiture program, AND
    • Monitoring and reviewing analytical reports associated with seized/forfeited assets, AND
    • Contributing to the development and implementation of asset forfeiture programs.
    Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

    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.

    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.

    NOTE: There is no education substitution for experience at either grade level.

    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 a Public Trust position 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.

    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.

    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 Assessment Questionnaire. The questions are related to the following fundamental competencies (or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) needed to perform the duties of this job:

    • Accountability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Creative Thinking
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Oral Communication

    Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100.

    Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience; no points will be assigned.

    Those applicants who score the highest will be referred to the hiring manager and may be called for an interview. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.

    Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement. (Note: Veteran's preference does not apply under Merit Promotion procedures. View VEOA information on Feds Hire Vets).

    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 rated at a minimum score of 85 for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    Yes

  • Required Documents Help Required Documents

    1. Resume showing relevant experience, education and training. Work experience should include: job title, duties, employer's name, employer's telephone number, employer's address, starting and ending dates (MM/YY), hours worked per week, and indicate whether or not we may contact your current supervisor.
    2. Are you a current or former federal employee? Submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc.
    3. Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) and/or documentation of service connected disability. 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 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.
    6. You may be asked to provide a copy of your recent performance appraisal and/or incentive awards.
  • Benefits Help 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.

    https://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/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.

  • How to Apply Help How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the Occupational Questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10459191 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 04/16/2019.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Agency contact information Tonya Stuber Phone

    (214) 905-5283

    Email

    tonya.r.stuber@ice.dhs.gov

    Address

    INV DIRECTOR
    500 12th Street SW
    Washington, DC 20536
    US Learn more about this agency

    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.

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the principal investigative arm of DHS and the second largest investigative agency in the Federal government. Created in 2003 through a merger of the investigative and interior enforcement elements of the U.S. Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, ICE now has more than 20,000 employees in more than 400 offices in the United States and 46 foreign countries around the world. ICE is a key component of the DHS layered defense approach to protecting our nation. For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to www.ice.gov.

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.ice.gov/

    Once you submit your application, we will 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 the outcome after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on your USAJOBS account throughout the process. We expect to make a selection within 60 days of the closing date of this announcement. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance
Qualifications
You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level performing duties such as:
  • Providing direct support to an asset forfeiture program; AND
  • Compiling financial and budgetary documents; AND
  • Producing analytical summaries.
You qualify for the GS-13 grade level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level performing duties such as:
  • Managing, directing and coordinating a local asset forfeiture program, AND
  • Monitoring and reviewing analytical reports associated with seized/forfeited assets, AND
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of asset forfeiture programs.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

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.

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.
Duties

View Common Definitions of terms found in this announcement.

Organizational Location: This position is located with the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, Asset Forfeiture Unit, in Washington, DC.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Learn more about this agency
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.

https://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-careers/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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