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Director, Field Operations

Company: Department Of Homeland Security
Location: Laredo
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




Who May Apply: Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals within the civil service. U.S. citizenship is required.

Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, Nationwide.

For a list of Field Operations locations, please visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection web site at

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As Director, Field Operations, you will be responsible for managing the full range of inspection, intelligence analysis, examination, and law enforcement activities, to include apprehension, detention, and arrests relating to the arrival and departure of persons, as well as the detention and seizure of conveyances and merchandise at Ports of Entry within an assigned geographic area.

Through subordinate Assistant Directors/Port Directors, supervisors, and support staff, you will plan and direct layered enforcement activities to address border security, and ensure compliance with trade laws. The enforcement activities include interdiction and security, passenger operations, passenger and cargo targeting and analysis, tactical operations, and animal and plant health inspection. These enforcement activities are to protect the Homeland from international terrorists, implements of terrorism, illegal immigrants, drugs, and other contraband.

You will oversee planning, direction, and timely execution of CBP programs within the area of responsibility, including development, assignment, and authentication with National strategies, goals, and objectives for supervisors and managers of subordinate organizational units. You will approve multi-year and long-range work plans developed by the supervisors or managers of subordinate organizational units and subsequently manage the overall work to enhance achievement of the goals and objectives. You will advise and assist the trade community and importing public on CBP policies and procedures, prospective import/export changes/restrictions, possible seizures of merchandise, etc. You will provide informative outreach programs to local community and trade associations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1895 Customs And Border Protection

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

Selective Service: If you are a male and are hired, and if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: seeks to preserve jobs for those who are legally entitled to them: American citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in our country. This law requires employees to provide a document or documents that establish identity and employment eligibility.

Position Designation: This position is designated as Career Reserved.


You must show in your rsum that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) that apply to the SES, and the Technical Qualifications listed below.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at

We recommend that your rsum emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

Executive Core Qualifications - Mandatory

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Technical Qualifications - Mandatory

Knowledge of Federal inspectional laws, rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to anti-terrorism and border protection/facilitation (e.g., trade compliance, passenger, immigration, agriculture, and cargo operations).


Keywords: Department Of Homeland Security, Laredo , Director, Field Operations, Other , Laredo, Texas

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