Who May Apply: Applications will be accepted from all groups of
qualified individuals within the civil service. U.S. citizenship is
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 www.cbp.gov.
Learn more about this agency
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
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
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
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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
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
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
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
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).