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Student Trainee (Criminal Investigator) Dept of Homeland Security

Tue, July 1, 2014

Explore this position and apply via your BTT Gateway account, Job ID 8692

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS. 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the second largest investigative agency in the Federal government. For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to 

ICE is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Pathways Internship Program. The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis (applicants who do not meet the definition of "student" will not be considered). This internship is for students who can commit to working year-round. Interns may work full-time or part-time schedules. At the successful conclusion of this program, you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a federal career or career-conditional position as a Criminal Investigator. The Criminal Investigator position is a law enforcement position that requires you to carry a firearm. Upon conversion you will be required to attend the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, for a period of 22 weeks. 

Who May Apply: 

Students enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited/qualifying educational institution. 

For definitions of terms found in this announcement, please click here 

Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Miami, FL; Newark, NJ; New York, NY; San Juan, PR; Fairfax, VA; El Paso, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Honolulu, HI; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Orange County, CA; Phoenix, Ventura County, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Tucson, AZ; Flagstaff, AZ; San Antonio, TX; Austin, TX; Laredo, TX; Brownsville, TX; Fresno, CA; Bakersfield, CA; Seattle, WA; Blaine, WA; and Saint Paul, MN. Please note that these locations are temporary and pertain to the completion of the Internship only. Upon conversion and completion of the Criminal Investigator Training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, candidates will be reassigned to their permanent duty locations, primarily along the Southwest Border, or as determined by the needs of the agency. 

This is a non-bargaining unit position. 
Pathways Internship Programs candidates must meet the qualification requirements consistent with the ICE Pathways Programs Qualification Standard applicable to the position being filled. 

· Candidate must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment on a full or half-time basis as a degree-seeking student. 
· Must remain in good academic standing as defined by the school, generally at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) for undergraduate programs (cumulative) and a 3.0 GPA for advanced degree programs. GPAs will not be rounded up to meet compliance (e.g. 1.98 GPA does not equal 2.00 GPA). 
· Must be 16 years or older at the time of appointment. 
· Degree does not have to be related to the position/series; however to be eligible, candidate must meet the ICE Qualification Standards for the position to which the Intern may be converted. 
· Meet the ICE developed qualifications standards prior to appointment and any physical, suitability, security requirements and if applicable, medical requirements prior to conversion. 
· If selected, you will be required to sign a Pathways Program Participant Agreement. 
GS-4: .Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school education or an associate's degree. 

GS-5: Completion of 4 full academic years of post-high school education leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent. 

To be eligible for this position you must possess the qualifying education. 

Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement. 

If converted to the Criminal Investigator position, you will be required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.

To apply for this position, you need to submit a complete initial Application which includes: 

Your resume 
A complete Occupational Questionnaire 
Required documents to support your minimum qualifications and eligibility (see Required Documents section below) 
The complete initial Application must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Please note: If materials are not received by the closing date, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. Also, if you do not provide an email address, you may not be notified of the outcome of your application. 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. 

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 1142130. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. 

Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or email. If you need further assistance, contact the Human Resources Office representative listed on this announcement at least one day prior to the closing date for further instructions. 

If you cannot apply online: 

Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire 
Print the 1203FX form to provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire , and 
Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144 

Resume showing relevant experience (education, training, and/or work experience; work experience should include job title, duties, and employer's name, daytime telephone number and address, starting and ending dates with month and year, hours worked per week, and indicate if we may contact your current supervisor) 
Your responses to the occupational questionnaire 
Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed along with proof of current enrollment. This education must be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Those with foreign education, click this link. 
Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD214 (Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty) or Statement of Service. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. 
Kurt Metcalf 
Phone: (214)905-8753 
Agency Information: 
ICE Dallas Service Center 
7701 N Stemmons Freeway 
6th Floor 
Dallas, TX 

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