Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers Lead Law Enforcement Specialist (Firearms Instructor/Firing Range Manager) in Glynco, Georgia
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This position is located in the Glynco Training Directorate (GTD), Office of Training Operations (OTO), Firearms Division (FAD), Glynco, Georgia. Serves as a subject matter expert in firing range management which predominately includes range design and range maintenance activities. The position also serves in a Lead capacity over a group of Firearms Instructors involved in range management issues and who additionally plan and conduct classroom, laboratory, and/or field instruction sessions as part of the FAD training program. As a secondary duty, the incumbent serves as a lead instructor and technical expert in one or more of the FAD training programs/courses. 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.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement within the same geographical area.
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Being a Lead Firearms Instructor makes you a valuable member of the FLETC team and mission. You will serve as a subject matter expert in firing range management which predominately includes range design and range maintenance activities. The position also serves in a Lead capacity over a group of Firearms Instructors involved in range management issues and who additionally plan and conduct classroom, laboratory, and/or field instruction sessions as part of the FAD training program. The incumbent also serves as a lead instructor and technical expert in one or more of the FAD training programs/courses such as Firearms Safety; Firearms Nomenclature; Assembly, Disassembly and Maintenane of firearms; Basic Marksmanship Concepts; Reduce Light Shoting Techniques; Survival Shooting Techniques; Use of Cover; Non-Lethal Training Ammuniction Exercises; etc. Both instructional duties and leader duties are each performed at least 25% or more of the time. The program/courses taught cover subject-matter which involves highly specialized knowledge and skill in the handling and use of a variety of types of firearms and the accompanying tactics for their usage . Typical assignments include:
- Range Design – Directly supports the firing range management endeavor. Serves as a subject matter expert concerning all aspects of firing range facility design and safety.
- Firing Range Oversight – Directly supports the firing range management endeavor. Serves as a subject matter expert concerning the usage and maintenance of firearms ranges. This typically involves coordinating range facilities issues with other range management experts, firearms instructors, safety, and maintenance personnel.
- Responsible for regular safety and maintenance inspections of range facilities to ascertain needed corrections or improvements. Performs a variety of range oversight services such as the maintenance, repair, or modification of facilities.
- Provides advice concerning firing range locations, scheduled maintenance, repairs, outfitting, target needs, and the potential for lead contamination. Utilizes knowledge of LEO techniques to assure division firearms programs and individual courses are compatible with available ranges and in keeping with course requirements.
- The effort involved in range design and oversight is considerable. FAD has numerous buildings that include indoor and outdoor firing ranges, offices, ammunition and firearms storage, equipment and supply storage spaces.
- Serves as a lead instructor, subject-matter expert, and program/course developer in the assigned firearms program/course areas of law enforcement. The program/courses taught cover subject-matter which involves highly specialized knowledge and skill in the handling and use of a variety of types of firearms and the accompanying tactics for their usage.
- Monitors progress of students, documents results, and/or recommends remedial and corrective action to include additional training and changes in training and/or operational procedures and instructions.
- Oversees and/or participates in developing course and program material in the firearms instructional field. Initiates content changes and develops different approaches and methods of instruction and recommends any other changes needed to improve the course/program and achieve course/program objectives.
- Participates in developing and/or revising lesson plans.
- Conducts research on emerging firearms technology, practices and techniques to enhance instructional knowledge and skill.
- Acts as a liaison and FLETC representative between the Partner Organizations (POs), curriculum review officials and others regarding firing ranges and their impact on training programs and the conduct of curriculum conferences and the relative role of the FLETC in providing training programs.
- Leads and/or participates in ad hoc committees made up of representatives of the FLETC and other agencies concerned with firearms training policies and academic requirements.
- Serves as a Lead for a group of Firearms Instructors in grades GS-11/12 and performs a full range of coaching, facilitating, mentoring, planning, and coordinating functions.
Occasional travel - Travel to field locations to coordinate training activities may be involved.
Who May Apply
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- Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers permanent internal employees within the competitive service.
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1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- You must successfully pass a background investigation.
- Must pass an initial firearms proficiency assessment.
- Current/former Federal employees must submit a non-award SF-50.
- Current and former Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements
- You will be required to undergo initial and random drug screening.
Note:Secondary Administrative “6c” 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 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 applicants must 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.
Must have held a position in the 1801 occupational series.
In addition, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service leading/overseeing/performing firearms duties (qualifying other officer/agents) as a primary responsibility.
At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service leading, overseeing, and conducting research, development, modification, and instruction of basic and advanced law enforcement training curriculum in the firearms topical areas to include but not limited to: Basic Marksmanship Instruction (BMI); Semi Automatic Pistol Course (SPC); and, Firearms Safety Rules and Regulations.
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 and former Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12 grade level in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation as a condition of placement into this position. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations. This may include 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. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:This work requires walking, standing, bending, sitting, lying down, or kneeling/crouching in positions that may be tiring or uncomfortable. There is the need to inspect difficult to see spaces which may require the use of ladders. If instructing, the incumbent will carry firearms, gear, and packages or containers such as ammunition. Travel to field locations to coordinate training activities/provide expert advice may be involved. Work also involves considerable physical exertion when demonstrating firearms using a variety of law enforcement techniques/methods. Work Environment:The normal work place is generally inside/outside firing ranges and surrounding grounds. The position requires exposure to varying climate and environmental conditions including both cold and warm weather conditions and/or exposure to high levels of noise and dangerous substances. Appropriate safety practices will be utilized at all times. Safety gear, such as hearing and eye protection, will be used when needed. You must pass an initial firearms proficiency or assessment with an 85% score which equates to 225 points out of a possible of 300 points. The assessment is the standard 60 round course of fire used in the Firearms Instructor Training Program (FITP).
The incumbent is subject to deployment to remote sites to provide “export training” at on-site locations.
The incumbent must maintain visual, hearing, and physical acuity in compliance with occupational requirements and is subject to initial and annual physical examinations.
The incumbent must be able to pass and maintain FLETC instructor certification.
This position is subject to the requirements of the Lautenberg Amendment which prohibits the appointment of persons convicted of state or federal misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence into positions requiring the handling or possession of firearms or ammunition. All employees are required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer DD/EFT for salary payments.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use a job questionnaire to determine the degree to which your experience, education and training demonstrate the following competencies required by this position:
Experience as a sworn law enforcement officer/agent with full arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, and investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of Federal, state, local, tribal, or military laws.
Expert level knowledge of firing range functions, design, maintenance, and construction.
Knowledge of and skill in applying a comprehensive range of principles, concepts and practices concerning facility operational and maintenance procedures sufficient to evaluate, adapt, or modify practices concerning property facilities, utility systems, buildings, equipment, plans, and grounds.
Ability to determine deficiencies and prepare packages for new minor construction and repair and to prepare initial project scopes, descriptions, and justifications for necessary facility modifications when infrastructure capabilities cannot support mission requirements.
Expert knowledge of firearms and tactics and the proper handling and use of a wide variety of firearms including handguns, shotguns, rifles, automatic weapons, and foreign weaponry.
Expert knowledge of classroom and practical exercise firearms training and instructional methods, practices and procedures.
Ability to develop and revise course content and training materials, to conduct course-related research, and to maintain awareness of current practices in the firearms area.
Ability to participate in the planning, organization, implementation and follow through of firearms training programs.
Ability to participate in negotiating and coordinating with managers, various subject matter specialists and others to achieve positive results in the development and delivery of training.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and the ability to review and edit work product.
Ability to utilize computer software programs and related office equipment sufficient to conduct daily business requirements.
Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience. If you are determined to be best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP eligible. Information about CTAP eligibility may be found on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP, you mustbe 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. To preview questions please click here.
Background checks and security clearance
- Required Documents
- Your resume
- Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)?You must submit copies of your: agency notice; most recent performance rating; and your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
- Are you a current or former federal employee?You must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 that indicates competitive service (see block 34 on the SF-50), tenure group, grade, and salary (including basic).
- Have you occupied a GS position in the federal civilian service within the last 52 weeks? You must submit a copy of the SF-50 that proves you meet the time-in-grade requirements listed in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement.
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.
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. Learn more about federal benefits.
DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select “Benefits.”
This is a drug testing position which requires a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Employment is contingent upon favorable results. The employee will also be subject to random drug testing.
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How to Apply
Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date of this announcement. To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See the “Required Documents” section for more detail.
We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you cannot apply online, you may contact the Human Capital Help Desk at Fletc-Jobinfo@dhs.gov OR by calling 912-267-2289 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET (excluding Federal holidays) prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance.
Agency contact information
FLETC 1131 Chapel Crossing Rd Glynco, Georgia United States
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493493200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 03/09/2018 to 03/23/2018
Salary: $87,252 to $113,428 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 13
Work schedule: Full-Time - Permanent position(s).
Appointment type: Permanent - Work schedule is full-time.