Lead Law Enforcement Specialist (Firearms Instructor)

Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers | North Charleston, SC

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Posted Date 9/22/2022
Description

“The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), through strategic partnerships, prepares the federal law enforcement community to safeguard America's people, property, and institutions." We are a unique inter-agency organization preparing the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet our Nation's most pressing security challenges." Click here to learn more.

This position is within the Charleston Training Division (CHT), Office of Charleston Operations (CHS), under the Training Management Operations (TMO) Directorate and located in Charleston, South Carolina. This position serves as a Lead Law Enforcement Specialist (Firearms Instructor) responsible for leading a group of Firearms Instructors involved in planning and conducting classroom, laboratory, and/or field instruction sessions as part of the division’s training programs. Typical assignments include:

Serving as a lead instructor, subject-matter expert, and program/course developer in the assigned firearms program/course areas of law enforcement.

Developing and implementing the long and short-range training plans and formulates appropriate financial operating plans and program procedures to ensure the training program meet the needs and interest of the organizations served.

Overseeing/monitoring the work of lower-grade instructors; providing oversight concerning the conduct of basic training classes for personnel and plans, coordinates, and executes field training and lab exercises.

Ensuring class curriculum is administered in the proper sequence and that deviations from the established schedules receive prior approval.

Monitoring the progress of students, documenting results, and/or recommending remedial and corrective action to include additional training and changes in training and/or operational procedures and instructions.

Evaluating both individual and group performance in various training settings.

Ensuring that programs/courses are conducted within the parameters of sound professional methodologies and that instructors are compliant with established training procedures.

Overseeing and/or participating in developing course and program material in the firearms instructional field.

Initiating content changes and developing different approaches and methods of instruction and recommending any other changes needed to improve the course/program and achieve course/program objectives.

Providing senior level subject-matter expertise and addressing gaps in information when revising existing course/program material or developing new course/program material.

Applicants who score a minimum of 85 on the assessment questionnaire will be asked to participate in a Subject Matter Expert Question and Answer session. This session will be used to further assess an applicant's technical proficiency as it relates to the position. More information will be provided to applicants as they progress through the application process.

Please limit your résumé to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications. Please visit www.fletc.gov/site-page/employment-faqs website for further guidance regarding this page limit.

The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: In order to be considered for this position you must:

A. Possess experience as a sworn law enforcement officer or agent with full arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws; -OR-

B. Have held a federal civilian position in the 1801 occupational series.

In addition to the Selective Placement Factor, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level performing the following:

1. Leading/overseeing/performing firearms duties (qualifying other officer/agents) as a primary or collateral responsibility.

-OR-

2. Leading, overseeing, and conducting research, development, modification, and instruction of basic and advanced law enforcement training curriculum in the firearms topical areas to include: Basic Marksmanship Instruction (BMI); Semiautomatic Pistol Course (SPC); and, Firearms Safety Rules and Regulations.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps and AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, and 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.

Note: Secondary Administrative Law Enforcement Officer retirement coverage is being offered for this position.

Transfer Requirement for CSRS: To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee must: • Transfer without a break in service exceeding 3 days directly from a primary position to a secondary position; AND • Be continuously employed in a secondary position since moving from a primary position; except a break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause) and/or voluntary breaks in service that began prior to January 20, 1988.

Transfer Requirement for FERS: To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee must: • Transfer without a break in service exceeding 3 days directly from a primary position to a secondary position; AND • Have completed 3 years of service in a primary position, including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld; AND • Be continuously employed in a secondary position since moving from a rigorous position; except a break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause).

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Time-in-Grade: Current FLETC employees must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12 grade level in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants who score a minimum of 85 on the assessment questionnaire will be asked to participate in a Subject Matter Expert Question and Answer session. This session will be used to further assess an applicant's technical proficiency as it relates to the position. More information will be provided to applicants as they progress through the application process.

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