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Job Grade: 13
Being a Law Enforcement Specialist (Computer Forensics Instructor) makes you a valuable member of the FLETC team and mission. This position is within the Cyber Division (CYD), Technical Training Operations Directorate (TTO),underthe Office of the Associate Director for Training Ops (TOPS) and located in Glynco, Georgia. The mission of the Cyber Division is to train agents and officers who protect our homeland to employ advanced technology to aggressively and effectively combat crime and terrorism.
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a senior-level instructor and leader involved in planning and conducting classroom, laboratory, and/or field instruction sessions as part of the CYD training program. The position also serves as a technical expert in one or more of the CYD training program/courses.
Typical assignments include: Using life experiences from law enforcement to enhance course content and respond to student questions.
Monitoring the progress of students, documenting results, and/or recommending remedial and corrective action to include additional training and changes in training and/or operational procedures and instructions.
Evaluating both individual and group performance in various training settings.
Overseeing and/or participating in developing instructional course and program material in the field of digital investigations.
Initiating content changes and developing different approaches and methods of instruction and recommending any other changes needed to improve thecourse/program and achieving course/program objectives.
Providing senior level subject-matter expertise and addresses gaps in information when revising existing material or developing
Acting as a liaison and FLETC representative between the Partner Organizations (POs ), curriculum review officials and others regarding such things as the conduct of curriculum conferences and the relative role of the FLETC in providing training programs. Initiates program documentation, e.g., working statements, agreements, memoranda, training plans, etc., between POs and the FLETC in support of training programs.
Leading and/or participating in ad hoc committees made up of representatives of the FLETC and other agencies concerned with forensics and investigative training policies and academic requirements.
Coordinating activities with other members of the instructor teams composed of FLETC representatives as well as individuals and representatives from partner Federal agencies.
Ensuring consistent program delivery for training requirements that effectively mesh between courses and programs without conflict in training objectives.
Please limit your résumé to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications.
The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: In order to be considered for this position you must:A.Possess experience as a sworn law enforcement officer or agent with full arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws; -OR-B.Have held a federal civilian position in the 1801 occupational series.In addition to the Selective Placement Factor above, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level performing the following:Specialized Experience:Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal serviceperforming mobile device, computer and/or networkforensics duties as a primary responsibility.-OR-One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service researching, developing, modifying, and instructing of law enforcement training curriculum in the mobile device/computer forensics topical area.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps and AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, and 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 may be contacted to participate in a Question & Answer session as part of your assessment.
Note: Secondary Administrative Law Enforcement Officer retirement coverage is being offered for this position.Transfer Requirement for CSRS: To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee must:•Transfer without a break in service exceeding 3 days directly from a primary position to a secondary position; AND•Be continuously employed in a secondary position since moving from a primary position; except a break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause) and/or voluntary breaks in service that began prior to January 20, 1988.Transfer Requirement for FERS: To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee must:•Transfer without a break in service exceeding 3 days directly from a primary position to a secondary position; AND •Have completed 3 years of service in a primary position, including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld; AND•Be continuously employed in a secondary position since moving from a rigorous position; except a break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause).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.
The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. 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.
Re-employed annuitants’ annual salaries will be reduced by the amount of their retirement annuity and by further cost of living increases. FERS retirees receiving a FERS annuity supplement must also be aware that, like social security benefits, their FERS annuity supplement is subject to an earnings test and may be reduced if the salary earned is more than the social security exempt amount of earnings. Additional information is available on OPM’s website or by contacting OPM.
Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP/ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. View information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the “Required Documents” section of this announcement.