Enforcement Officer

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Department of Commerce

Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management’s website located at: https://www.opm.gov/policy EDUCATION: There is no positive education requirement for this position. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government. 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 SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR (MANDATORY) In order to qualify for this position, you must meet the following selective placement factors in addition to the specialized experience. If you do not meet these requirements, you will be rated ineligible for this position. Maximum Entry Age: This position is a covered primary law enforcement position under Title 5 U.S.C 3307 Maximum Entry Age, the special retirement provisions for Federal Law Enforcement Officer (LEO). Candidates without previous LEO service must be under age 37. Those with current or prior federal LEO coverage will be considered only if they can demonstrate that they will have completed 20 years of covered service by mandatory retirement age of 57. This requirement is waived for Veterans; please click here. If you have current or prior Federal Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) coverage you must submit appropriate SF-50s that shows period of coverage. Failure to provide proof of Federal LEO coverage may result in removal from consideration. Incumbent must maintain requirements to qualify for LEO retirement coverage (5 USC 8336(c) and 5 USC 8412(d)). Specialized experience: To qualify at the ZA-2 (GS-07/09) grade level: Applicants must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-2 (GS-7) in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Assisting in law enforcement patrol and inspection activities to detect violations of laws and regulations to protect marine resources; Participating in natural resource compliance data collection. OR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: Master’s or equivalent graduate degree in criminology, criminal justice, psychology, or natural resources OR two full years of graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related. OR COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A combination of education and experience as described above. Specialized experience: To qualify at the ZA-3 (GS-11/12) grade level: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-2 (GS-9) in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Conducting law enforcement patrol and inspection activities to detect violations of laws and regulations to protect marine resources; Identifying violations/crimes, investigating and apprehending suspects; and Preparing investigative reports delineating findings from investigative or inspection activities. OR SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for which both education and experience are acceptable.
This position is located in the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of Law Enforcement (OLE), with one vacancy, in Dutch Harbor, AK. This position is also announced under vacancy number NMFS OLE-24-12385569-ST, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

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