- Serves as an Aviation Enforcement Officer on JPATS flights.
- Attends pre-flight briefings conducted by the Senior Aviation Enforcement Officer (Security Officer in Charge) in order to obtain information regarding the flight and information about the prisoners/detainees/aliens' medical issues/problems, behavioral problems, etc.
- Conducts or oversees the searches of prisoners/detainees/aliens to ensure that they are not carrying prohibited items, ensures that proper restraints are used, and are properly applied to prisoners/detainees/aliens.
- Enforces USMS policies and JPATS standard operating procedures.
- Ensures that all document and official records are in order and properly completed.
Job family (Series)
1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required.
- Must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background investigation.
- A one year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Current or former Federal employees applying under merit promotion considerations must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
- You must meet all qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
- Must attend and successfully pass the FLETC enforcement officer training course.
- The incumbent must maintain proficiency in the use of firearms.
- The incumbent must maintain proficiency in the use of less than lethal devices.
- The incumbent must attend, pass, and maintain certification in a rigorous aviation safety and survival training program.
- The duties of this position require long and irregular work hours for extended periods of time; extensive travel is required.
- The incumbent must obtain an official government passport.
- The incumbent must have a valid driver's license.
- This position is subject to random drug testing.
QualificationsTIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GL-5 grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GL-7 grade level. One year at the GL-7 grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GL-9 grade level. (You must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted as proof of time-in-grade eligibility.)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience and/or education for the grade level(s) to which you are applying:
GL-7: Must have at least one year of aviation, detention, or related law enforcement experience equivalent to the GL-05 level in the Federal service that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. To be qualifying, your experience must include such things as: Escorting, transporting, and securing prisoners and detainees; conducting searches of prisoners and detainees for prohibited items; and assisting in the transfer of prisoners or detainees. (MUST BE REFLECTED IN RESUME.)
Must have completed at least one year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education leading to a Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, criminology, or other related field. The education must demonstrate the ability to perform the work of this position (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS.)
Must have Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) due to having completed all requirements for a bachelor's degree in one of the academic fields described above and meet one of the following: 1. A grade point average of "B" (a GPA of 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. 2. A grade point average of "B+" (a GPA of 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. 3. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision. 4. Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS.)
Must possess a percentage of the required experience and a percentage of the required education and the sum of these two percentages equals at least 100 percent. Only graduate level education (education beyond undergraduate study) can be combined with experience. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS.)
GL-9: Must have at least one year of aviation, detention, or related law enforcement experience equivalent to the GL-07 level in the Federal service that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. To be qualifying, your experience must include such things as: escorting, transporting, and securing prisoners and detainees onboard aircraft; conducting or overseeing the searches of prisoners and detainees for prohibited items; ensuring that proper restraints are used and are properly applied to prisoners/detainees/aliens; overseeing the transfer of prisoners or detainees from aircraft to vans, busses, or other transportation. (MUST BE REFLECTED IN RESUME.)
Must have completed a masters or equivalent graduate degree or at least two years (36 semester hours) of graduate level education leading to a Master's degree in law enforcement, criminal justice, criminology, or other related field. The education must demonstrate the ability to perform the work of this position. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS.)
Must possess a percentage of the required experience and a percentage of the required education and the sum of these two percentages equals at least 100 percent. Only graduate education beyond the first 18 semester hours of graduate level study may be combined with experience. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS.)
Age Requirement: This position is covered by the law enforcement officer retirement provisions of 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) and 5 U.S.C. 8412(d). Applicants for this primary law enforcement position must not have reached their 37th birthday upon appointment to this position unless there is sufficient prior Federal service in a covered primarily law enforcement or firefighter position to permit retirement on or before the mandatory retirement age for these types of positions. Therefore, you must meet one of the following criteria:
- Have not reached your 37th birthday and am at least 21 years of age.
- Are 37 years old or older and are entitled to Veterans Preference. (You must submit a copy of your DD214 member copy 4 or statement of Service with your application as qualifying proof.)
- Are 37 years old or older but have had prior Federal service in a covered primary law enforcement or firefighter position which would permit retirement on or before the mandatory retirement age for these types of positions. Note: Provide documentation in your application which shows beginning and ending dates of your covered Federal service and hours per week.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT: This position requires the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 922(g)(9)). A 'misdemeanor crime of domestic violence' is generally defined under the statute as any offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by the victim's current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian. The term 'convicted' as defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set aside, or pardoned, or any person whose civil rights have been restored unless the pardon, expungement or restoration of civil rights expressly prohibits the possession of firearms or ammunition.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For more further information click here.
In addition, when reviewing applicant's transcripts, assumptions will not be made. Applicants MUST state which coursework is relevant.
This position is open to Competitive Merit Promotion, Non-Competitive, and Special Hiring Authority eligibles. You must meet the requirements for one of the following categories to be eligible.
1. A current permanent competitive service employee; former Federal employee who achieved career status in the competitive service; or former Federal employee who served on a career conditional appointment without achieving career status in the competitive service who was separated less than three years ago. You must submit an SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional (Tenure field is 1 or 2); AND status in the competitive service (Position Occupied field is 1).
2. A Veteran applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) must submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 showing an honorable discharge. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, an applicant must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated from the armed forces after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Veterans who were released shortly before completing a 3-year tour are considered to be eligible. Note: Current career/career conditional Federal employees applying under VEOA must submit a qualifying SF-50 to show they meet time-in-grade.
3. A 30% or more Disabled Veteran. You must submit a copy of your DD-214, a completed SF-15, and letter from the VA dated 1991 or later.
4. Military Spouses. You are eligible if: 1) you are the spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces; 2) you are the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who retired or separated with a disability rating of 100 percent; or 3) you are the un-remarried widow or widower of a member of the Armed Forces killed while in active duty status.Please submit supporting documentation to be considered (e.g. Spouse's active duty orders, proof of marriage status, SF-15, Spouse's DD-214, Spouse's disability letter from VA, etc.)
5. Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applicants from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advance on the basis of merit. Documentation of eligibility under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e. state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. Territory that issues or provides disability benefits. This letter must be separate from any Veterans' Preference documentation.
6. A Former Peace Corps or VISTA Volunteers Appointment. Please submit documentation to be considered.
7. Other non-competitive authorities (please see announcement language for applicable authorities.)
8. A current or former Land Management Bureau employee who has served at least 24 months under a time-limited competitive appointment who is eligible for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act.
9. Veterans eligible for a Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA). You must submit a copy of your DD-214. Note: VRA only applies to positions at the GS-11 level and below.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. If referred, all relevant documents, including performance appraisals and incentive awards, submitted with your application package will be available to the selecting official for review and consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Oral Communication
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and have a final assessment score of 85 or better. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. For more information about ICTAP eligibility click here.
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and have a final assessment score of 85 or better. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. For more information about CTAP eligibility click here.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Trust determination process
Credentialing, National security
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Your ResumeCover Letter optional.
- A complete online Assessment Questionnaire.
- Other Supporting Documents, if applicable:
- Veterans' Preference Documentation, if claiming veterans' preference.
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education.
- SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action, if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal service.
- Recent Performance Appraisal with supervisor's signature showing the official final rating of record, AND copy of Incentive Award(s). In cases where the performance appraisal is incomplete or unavailable, applicants may provide explanation of the reasons.
- Any other supporting documentation required for verification as described in the announcement. (e.g. certifications, licenses.)
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 02/11/2021. Failure to submit a resume or supporting documentation may result in elimination for further consideration.
Note: For those applying under merit promotion procedures, you must provide a copy of your SF-50 Notice of Personnel Action that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility. The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, type of service (Competitive or Excepted) and career status (career or career-conditional). No award SF-50 will be accepted as proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility.
Claiming Veterans' Preference
- If you are a veteran and you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. For competitive service positions, active duty service members expecting to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days: you may be granted tentative preference by submitting a "certification" document in lieu of a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214. This "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of the submission of the certification. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.
- If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference based on service-connected disability, in addition to the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference", plus the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. For more information on veterans' preference and special hiring authorities click here.
- Active Duty Service Members You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the certification is signed. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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The United States Marshals Service is the nation's oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. The missions of the Service include protection of the judiciary, court security, witness security, asset seizure and forfeiture, apprehension of fugitives, prisoner transportation and custody.
Oklahoma City, OK or Las Vegas, NV
The incumbent serves as an Aviation Enforcement Officer responsible for assisting the Senior Aviation Enforcement Officer (Security Officer in Charge) on the JPATS flights within the continental United States, U.S. territories, and on international JPATS flights. The incumbent oversees the work of the contract Aviation Security Officers (ASOs) assigned to the JPATS flights.
Duties also include but are not limited to the following:
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.
This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
Federal employees – Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Individuals with disabilities
Land & base management
Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
National Guard & Reserves
Current members, those who want to join, or transitioning military members.
Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.
Clarification from the agency
You may apply if you are a Status Candidate (Merit Promotion, VEOA, Land Management Eligible) and/or a Non-Competitive Hiring Authority Eligible (VRA-If GS-11 or below position, 30% Disabled Veteran, Certain Military Spouse, Schedule A, Certain Peace Corps/VISTA Employee/Volunteer, Certain Former Overseas Employee, Foreign Service Employee, CTAP/ICTAP, Interchange Agreement Employee, or if you are employed under a Miscellaneous Authority not regulated by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.)