Law Enforcement Specialist (Instructor)

Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers | Charleston, SC

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Posted Date 7/01/2020
Description

These positions are located throughout the various training divisions of the FLETC. The law enforcement topical areas for which we are collecting applications are listed in the "Qualifications" section. You will have the option to select your preferred topical area(s), appointment type, and work schedule during the application process.

The law enforcement topical areas for which we are accepting applications include: firearms, driver training, marine training, active shooter, behavioral science, general investigative skills, counterterrorism, physical techniques, financial fraud, forensics and special investigations, computer forensics, digital photography/video, electronic surveillance, enforcement operations, law enforcement leadership, and general training. Additional information on our instructor positions may be found here.

Remember that 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.

All candidates must possess the selective placement factor and specialized experience by the time their resume is reviewed.

Selective Placement Factor:

  1. 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
  2. You have held a federal civilian position in the 1801 occupational series.

Specialized Experience:

  1. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level developing and instructing law enforcement training curricula in the topical area(s) for which you are applying; OR
  2. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level performing law enforcement duties directly related to the topical area(s) for which you are applying.

For the positions listed below, you must possess the selective placement factor, specialized experience, and pass the required tests.

Physical Techniques Instructors:  The work requires repetitive long distance running (1 to 3 miles several times daily), repetitive calisthenics, lifting moderate to heavy weights, and considerable physical exertion during the demonstration, instruction and active participation in other physical fitness related activities which include: warm-ups which involve multiple sets of calisthenics and flexibility exercises; strength training requiring full range of motion in all joints; cardiovascular training with the ability to perform a variety of cardiovascular training modes; calisthenics enabling you to perform calisthenics sessions for 30-45 minutes continuously and repetitively; and anaerobic training with the ability to perform sprints of various distances varying 30 feet to 440 yards. As such you will undergo a:

  1. Physical Examination. This is a routine physical examination in accordance with Optional Form 178. No invasive procedures will be included (e.g., blood work).
  2. Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) test. A fitness test consisting of five different elements, you must pass with a minimum 40 percentile in each event. PEB score charts delineated by age and gender may be found here.

Firearms Instructors:

  1. Firearms Proficiency test. This is the standard 60-round course of fire used in the Firearms Instructor Training Program (FITP). A minimum score of 85%, which equates to 255 points out of a possible 300, is considered passing.

Note: Secondary Administrative Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Retirement Coverage is offered for most of the positions advertised. If selected, you will be offered LEO retirement coverage if approval is available from DHS at the time of the official offer.

Transfer Requirement for CSRS: To be eligible for secondary coverage, you must:

  1. Transfer without a break in service exceeding 3 days directly from a primary position to a secondary position; AND
  2. 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, you must:

  1. Transfer without a break in service exceeding 3 days directly from a primary position to a secondary position; AND
  2. Have completed 3 years of service in a primary position, including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld; AND
  3. 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).

Physical Demands: Generally, these positions will require a range of physical demands depending on the program/course presented. Some courses are confined to a classroom setting while others are outdoors requiring walking, standing, bending, sitting, lying down, or crouching in positions that may be tiring or uncomfortable. There may be the need to carry gear and packages. Travel to field locations to coordinate training activities may be involved.

Work Environment: The normal work place for the majority of these positions is a classroom or office and inside/outside physical exercise areas. Duties may require you to be exposed to varying climates and environmental conditions including both cold and warm weather conditions and/or exposure to high levels of noise and dangerous substances. Rest assured that all appropriate safety practices will be observed at all times. Safety gear, such as hearing, eye protection, and padding, will be used when needed.

Pub. Law 113-76 grants the FLETC approval to hire retired federal employees with law enforcement/investigative experience to meet the expanding mission of the FLETC. Individuals may be selected for time-limited positions with eligibility for the dual-compensation waiver. The dual-compensation waiver allows retirees to return to work, earning their full salary with no offset to their FERS annuity. However, this waiver does not exempt the FERS annuity supplement from being reduced. Therefore, FERS retirees receiving a FERS annuity supplement, must be aware that like social security benefits, the FERS annuity supplement is subject to an earnings test and may be reduced if the salary earned is more than the social security exempt amount of earnings. Additional information is available on OPM’s website or by contacting OPM.

If selected, federal retirees will be eligible for a waiver of the dual compensation reduction. Click here for more information.

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