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Job opening: Deputy Regional Director

Salary: $136 414 - 177 341 per year
City: Chicago
Published at: Feb 12 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Protective Services. The primary purpose of this position is to prevent, protect, respond to and recover from terrorism, criminal, criminal acts, and other hazards threatening the U.S. Government. This is a non-bargaining unit position.


As a Deputy Regional Director, GS-1801-14, your typical work assignments may include: Exercises the full range of supervisory authorities and responsibilities in directing the work of subordinate staff. Plans and establishes the work of the various programs, coordinates the staffing for the programs and development of the staff through training and sound personnel practices. Manages, develops and oversees the region-wide law enforcement and security program under the direction of the FPS Regional Director. Involves comprehensive physical security surveys designed to evaluate and determine staffing and related security requirements for the protection of personnel and property, the preparation of survey reports, resource requirement requests and records, and maintaining region-wide staffing reports. Continuously monitors the progress of all investigations through frequent, recurring discussions with subordinate personnel, including reviewing plans for key aspects of physical security and criminal investigations. Handles complex and sensitive problems related to regional FPS operations. Performs advisory services to the Regional Director on security plans and advisory services to tenant agencies interfacing with senior managers of Federal enforcement agencies, (i.e. U. S. Marshals Service and U.S. Secret Service) to develop system requirements for buildings and properties under the purview of the FPS. All DHS-HQ announcements have a 5 business day open period due to the number of applications received. T 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.
  • Sensitivity and Risk Levels: This position will require a Special Sensitive (Top Secret/SCI) security clearance.
  • Tour of Duty: Incumbent may be required to work overtime.
  • Travel: The incumbent will be required to travel frequently.
  • Firearms Requirement: The incumbent must carry firearms and maintain proficiency in their care and use in accordance with FPS policy and standards.
  • Drug Testing: This position is subject to random drug testing


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: Experience using full range of supervisory authorities and responsibilities in directing subordinate staff. Plans, and establish work of required programs coordinates staff training and personnel practices. Experience in reviewing and making recommendations to improve established work methods and the organization to achieve effectiveness and efficiency under the direction of the Regional Director. Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level. All qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. 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 Position - This position may be designated as essential personnel. 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). Law Enforcement: The position shall possess law enforcement authority under 40 U .S.C. § 1315, exercising such authority relating to criminal offenses 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. Mobility Agreement: This position may require the incumbent to be reassigned to a different geographic location. Accordingly, the incumbent will be required to sign a mobility agreement, which will remain in effect while assigned to this position as a criminal investigator. Motor Vehicle Operation: Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Motor vehicles must be driven and managed in accordance with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Federal Protective Service (FPS) policies and guidance. 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. 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. Also 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. Training Requirements: Incumbent must complete or must have previously completed an approved law enforcement training program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center or a substantially equivalent program approved by FPS in compliance with agency policies.


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


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