s and Border Protection Executive Director, Mission Support in Washington, District Of Columbia

  • Duties



Organizational Location: This position is located in Air and Marine Operations, in Washington, DC.

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As Executive Director, Mission Support, Air and Marine Operations, you will direct all activities related to budgets, aircraft, marine vessel and facility acquisitions, human resource management, and life cycle support for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO).

You will oversee strategic and long-range acquisition and budget planning, and the integration of financial, human capital, and administrative management activities to support the mission of CBP AMO. You will also oversee complex contract development, project planning, and the overall acquisition strategy for the organization. You will manage and maintain a program of onsite assistance, assessment, evaluation, and analysis of contractor management systems in the procurement, property, cost control, accountability, and general business disciplines.

You will be responsible for orchestrating all acquisition planning, budget formulation, resource allocation, and staffing activities needed to achieve the planned strategic end-state for CBP AMO. You will develop service life extension programs for aircraft that will remain in the fleet; oversee the purchase of new and replacement aircraft, including fixed-wing, helicopters, and remotely operated vehicles; and ensure that facilities, equipment, infrastructure, and personnel are available to operate and maintain the air fleet. You will perform the same duties for all CBP marine vessels, operations and maintenance facilities, and personnel.

You will oversee the daily management and control of all AMO funds, assets in the field, and personnel, as they support the agency's border security missions. You will represent CBP AMO to the highest levels of CBP leadership, the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Management and Budget, General Accountability Office, Congress, and the public.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - When needed.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

All groups of qualified individuals within the civil service

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background Investigation

You must show in your résumé 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 http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/

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


To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Technical Qualification(s), and other qualifications, as applicable, listed below.

Please do not submit separate statements addressing the ECQs and Technical Qualification.


ECQ 1 -LEADING CHANGE: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this Executive Core Qualification (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 Qualification – Mandatory

6. Knowledge, experience, and ability to direct the life-cycle acquisition, material support, and resource management needed to sustain multiple types of aircraft, marine vessels, sensors, and ground support systems.

  1. Knowledge and ability to act as the air worthiness authority for CBP aircraft certified for flight by either the FAA or military component authority.

  2. Knowledge and ability to manage complex administrative functions, including financial management, human capital management, communications and data networks, and related training for a large organization.


Certification Requirement:**

Applicants must possess or be eligible for Level III certification in accordance with Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) or the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) within eighteen months of the date of appointment to this position. Please indicate your level and source (DAWIA or FAC-C) of certification, or eligibility for certification in your résumé.

Certification requirements can be found at: Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C): https://www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/contracting-fac-c

Certification Requirement:

Program Management Certification: Applicants must possess or be eligible for Level III Program/Project Management (P/PM) certification in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Program Manager Certification Standards, the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA), or Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM). Applicants who currently possess or are eligible for Level II Program/Project Management (P/PM) certification and can achieve Level III certification according to DHS, DAWIA, or FAC-P/PM standards within eighteen months of the date of appointment to this position will also be considered. Please indicate your level and source (DHS, DAWIA, FAC-P/PM) of certification, or eligibility for certification in your résumé.

Certification requirements can be found at:

Federal Acquisition Certification for Program/Project Managers- https://www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/program-and-project-managers-fac-ppm

Additional information

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.

Background Investigation: This position is a sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in the position. A security clearance is required. Note: The Federal Government does not to deny employment to individuals who are currently or who have been unemployed, nor does it deny employment to individuals who have had financial difficulties through no fault of their own.

Drug Testing: This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position under the Customs and Border Protection, Drug-Free Workplace Program. Satisfactory completion of the drug test is a condition of placement and/or employment in the position and the incumbent(s) of this position is thereafter subject to Random Drug Testing.

Probationary Period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.

Financial Disclosure: If you are hired, you will have to complete a Public Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days after appointment.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is an equal employment employer: Selection for positions will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status or other differences.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your résumé will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Executive Resources Board (ERB) will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. Unless you have already been certified by a Qualifications Review Board (QRB) in the past, your ECQs must be certified by a QRB before appointment can occur.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance


  • Required Documents


Required Documents

You must submit a résumé to describe your qualifications. * Your résumé must not exceed five pages, including an optional cover letter.* Any additional information beyond five pages will not be evaluated. Applicants typically provide the following information:

  • Vacancy announcement number EXSER/18-*2029108*-CBP

  • Full name, e-mail and mailing addresses, and day and evening telephone numbers

  • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

  • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including:

  • Job title (include series and grade if Federal job)

  • Duties and accomplishments

  • Employer's name and address

  • Supervisor's name and phone number

  • Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year)

  • Salary

  • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments

  • For reference check purposes, you must submit the names, current addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, including a current or recent supervisor (or someone in your current chain of command), who have knowledge of your past performance.

  • Demographic Information on Applicants Form (O.M.B. No. 3046-0046). Submission of this form, which is available here, is optional. The information on this form is used to determine if our recruitment efforts are reaching all segments of the population, consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws.

To review a sample résumé and résumé writing tips for executive positions, please visit our website: https://www.cbp.gov/careers/professional/ses

DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials, such as narratives addressing the ECQs and award certificates, will not be considered.

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.

  • Benefits



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.

Our Benefits Package: You will be eligible for performance bonuses of 5 to 20 percent of base pay for superior accomplishments. You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal retirement system. You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings. You may select one of a variety of health plans and options under the Government's Federal Employees' Health Benefits program and you may participate in the Federal Employees' Group Life and Long Term Care Insurance Programs. You will earn 26 vacation days and 13 days of sick leave per year. In addition, the Government observes 10 regular paid holidays each year. You can review our benefits here.

Relocation or Recruitment Bonus*:* CBP may authorize a relocation or recruitment bonus (not to exceed 25% of basic pay) for an eligible selectee. A service agreement will be required.

Relocation Expenses: We may choose to pay your relocation expenses in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

Résumés must be submitted using the USA Jobs website application manager. We are no longer accepting résumés via email or standard/express mail.

Please visit this site to create your account and apply for this position – http://www.usajobs.gov

Your application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. of the closing date of this announcement.

It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, and sent is received and is accurate. You may complete the assessment questionnaire more than once, but only your most recent submission will be used.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account and check your applicant profile dashboard, which will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

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Agency contact information
Charmaine Canton





CBP Executive Services US Customs and Border Protection Office of Human Resources Washington, DC

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Next steps

Our evaluation will be based on the information you supply. You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability, and security information from reference checks and take that information into account in making employment offers.

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  • Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495692800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 04/04/2018 to 05/02/2018

Salary: $126,148 to $189,600 per year

Pay scale & grade: ES 00

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time

Appointment type: Permanent