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Job opening: Supervisory Law Enforcement Specialist (Rapid Protection Force)

Salary: $132 368 - 172 075 per year
Published at: Jan 03 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS),Federal Protective Service (FPS) . The primary purpose of this position is to prevent, protect, respond to, and recover from terrorism, criminal acts, and other hazards threatening the U.S. Government. This is a non-bargaining unit position.


As a Supervisory Law Enforcement Specialist (Rapid Protection Force), GS-1801-14, your typical work assignments may include: Provides protection of life, property, and the rights of individual citizens. Enforces and assures compliance with statutes, laws, government facility rules and regulations, and protects the civil rights of all person on property under the charge and control of the government or in locations as may be necessary for the promotion of Homeland Security as directed by the Department Homeland Security Secretary. Conducts investigations, frequently over an extended period-of time, of alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, State, and local laws related to the protection of critical government infrastructure and key resources. Analyzes crime data to isolate trends or security problems identified through the survey process, site visits or other means, and initiates or directs appropriate corrective actions. Manages personnel and overall inspections of Federal facilities worksites for compliance with and fulfillment of security system contracts. All DHS-HQ announcements have a 5 business day open period due to the number of applications received. View common definitions of terms found in this announcement: Common Definitions.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • You must submit to a pre-employment drug test.
  • You must meet time-in-grade requirements.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.


Specialized Experience: You qualify for the GS-14 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal government, performing duties such as: Providing leadership by supervising the activities of law enforcement personnel involved in compliance, enforcement, investigations, inspections and rapid protection force; and Maintaining continued liaison with senior agency heads and management officials throughout the Federal community as well as local law enforcement agencies to ensure assistance during emergencies; and Participating with and assisting municipal, county, State, and Federal agencies in developing operational solutions to highly complex issues involving overlapping jurisdictional, and interpretation of local, State, and Federal law and the resulting coordination of law enforcement efforts. Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level. Time-in-grade: Current General Schedule (GS) federal employees, and those that have served in GS positions within the last 52 weeks, must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade, or a combination of the next lower grade level and an equivalent band in the federal service by the closing of this announcement. Note: Current or former Federal employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment ("position occupied" block 34 on the SF-50 should show a "1"), tenure group (block 24 should show a 1 or 2), grade, and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, With-in Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s dated a year apart within the same grade/job). If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION AS A STATUS CANDIDATE. National Service 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. Essential personnel: Must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. § 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable). Mobility Agreement: This position may require you to be reassigned to different geographic locations. Accordingly, you will be required to sign a mobility agreement, which will remain in effect through the duration of the assignment. Motor Vehicle Operation: The incumbent must possess a valid driver's license and maintain a safe driving record and demonstrate that they are medically qualified to operate a motor vehicle safely in accordance with the standards and procedures established in 5 CFR 930. Periodic verification of license and safe driving record will be required. Tour of Duty: May be available for overtime Occupational Safety and Health Requirements: The incumbent will be required to comply with all pertinent Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements including use of all personal protective equipment (PPE) provided, in accordance with training, work instructions, as required by the task at hand. Security Clearance: This position will require a Critical Sensitive/Top Secret security clearance and background investigation. Law Enforcement: This position will possess law enforcement authority under Title 40 of the United States Code, Section 1315, exercising such authority to provide investigative and law enforcement services to customer agencies, Federal employees and members of the general public located and/or conducting business in government-owned or leased properties. Firearms: The incumbent will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position. Maintaining firearm proficiency is mandatory. The incumbent must satisfactorily complete (or have previously completed) the firearms component of the CriminalInvestigation Training Program (CITP) or Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP) and qualify quarterly thereafter. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition. Drug Testing: This position is subject to random drug testing. Travel: The incumbent will be required to travel frequently. Training: This position will be a Squad Leader for the FPS Rapid Protection Force. As such, the incumbent of this position will receive advanced training and tactics to meet the challenges of being deployed anywhere in the nation at a moment's notice with or without established infrastructure. The incumbent must meet the established experience, RPF basic training requirements and all FPS in-­service training requirement established for the enforcement of police powers. Incumbent must successfully complete the designated, required training, which includes the basic Criminal Investigators Training Program (CITP) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLECTC) or the Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP), the Advanced Individual Training Program (AITP), and the Physical Security Training Program (PSTP). Additionally, the selectee must successfully complete the Field Training and Evaluation and other in-service requirements and weapons qualifications for the enforcement of arrest authority as conferred under 1315 authority. Pre-employment Medical Requirement: Prior to appointment, the person selected for this position must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties, which may include protecting citizens, taking suspects into custody using reasonable physical force in the face of physical resistance and responding to situations requiring physical agility and quick and legally sufficient decision making. Also, the incumbent must successfully pass a pre-employment medical examination (which includes, but is not limited to vision, hearing, cardiovascular and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician. This position may be subject to periodic incumbent examinations in the future. Lautenberg Amendment: This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Persons convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence are not eligible for the position. All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


Education is not substitutable for specialized experience at this grade level.


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