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Supervisory Air Interdiction Agent - Albuquerque, NM #7496116

Company: Department Of Homeland Security

Date: 06/30/2020

City: Albuquerque, NM

Employment type: Full-time

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Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations in the following locations:

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Alpine, TX
  • El Paso, TX
  • Homestead, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Laredo, TX
  • McAllen, TX
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Saint Augustine, FL
  • San Diego, CA
  • Sierra Vista, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Yuma, AZ

The position in Mexico City is eligible for Foreign Post Differnetial. Learn more about this agency


This position is ideal for an expert Air Interdiction Agent looking for an opportunity to serve in a supervisory capacity, participating with higher-level officials in administering, managing, and planning the agency's aviation program, where the work requires the application of pilot and law enforcement knowledge and skills. This position starts at a salary of $125,519.00 (GS-14, Step 1) to $163,172.00 (GS-14, Step 10).

Depending on location, you will serve as Supervisor, Deputy Director, or Director Air Interdiction Agent. In this position you will be a valuable member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) profession. You will strengthen homeland security by formulating air policies and exercising management supervision, direction and oversight of programs and projects. Typical work assignments include:

  • Exercising management direction and oversight of the organization, making major decisions on projects, program improvements, division of resources and long range planning.
  • Representing the agency, exercising significant authority in meetings with multiple agencies to coordinate joint enforcement efforts and to advise higher ranking officials.
  • Evaluating subordinate supervisors, reviewing evaluations of non-supervisory personnel, making position recommendations/selections, and recommending disciplinary actions with equity. Assuring work and training requirements are met, while promoting team building.
  • Coordinating and supervising AMO activities with other components of the agency and other Federal, foreign, state and local law enforcement agencies.
  • Developing policies and procedures governing flight standardization by evaluating mechanical deficiencies and recommending upgrades and modifications of aircraft.

This position will be filled on a temporary basis not-to-exceed three years with possible extensions for an additional two years(in one year increments). At the end of this temporary assignment, you will return to the same or similar position and to the previous grade held before the temporary assignment. This position will be filled by either a Supervisory Air Interdiction Agent GS-1881-14, a Supervisory Marine Interdiction Agent GS-1801-14, or a Supervisory Aviation Enforcement Agent GS-1801-14. The Supervisory Aviation Enforcement Agent GS-1801-14 will be announced under Vacancy #AMO-IMP-10849938-JF and the Supervisory Marine Interdiction Agent GS-1801-14 will be announced under Vacancy #AMO-IMP-10849939-JF.

Note: If you already hold the current Grade level of this vacancy, this will be a Reassignment rather than a Temporary Promotion.

Travel Required

50% or less - You may/will be required to travel frequently on both domestic and foreign Temporary Duty (TDY) assignments.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1881 Customs And Border Protection Interdiction

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
  • You will be required to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency
  • You may be required to pass a background investigation and/or polygraph
  • Upon appointment, you may be required to undergo random drug testing


Basic Requirements:

  1. A current FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with the following ratings: airplane, single engine and multi-engine land and instrument; OR rotorcraft helicopter and instrument. Appropriate U.S. military ratings may be substituted. Other certificates that meet or exceed the requirements of the Commercial Pilot Certificate are also acceptable (e.g., an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate).

  2. A current FAA Class II Medical Certificate is acceptable for applicants who currently occupy Customs and Border Protection Air Interdiction Agent positions. For initial entry or re-entry into the occupation, a current FAA Class II Medical Certificate is acceptable for application purposes; however you MUST have a Class I by the time of your interview.

  3. A documented log reflecting a minimum of 1500 hours total flight time, 75 hours instrument, 75 hours night, and 250 hours pilot-in-command.

GS-14: To qualify at the GS-14 level, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience such as directing complex aviation law enforcement operations with interregional/national/international dimensions; developing and deploying innovative and effective aviation enforcement strategies; devising new aviation enforcement techniques; planning and conducting aviation enforcement activities with extensive jurisdictional problems; serving as an expert on coordinating and overseeing aviation enforcement efforts; and independently conducting studies to resolve controversial issues related to aviation enforcement.

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.

This position meets the definition of secondary Law Enforcement Officer retirement coverage under the laws and regulations defined in 5 U.S.C. 8336 (6) Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and General Provisions for Law Enforcement Officers defined in 5 U.S.C. 8412(d), Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). The criterion is that knowledge, skill and ability in a position deemed to meet primary Law Enforcement Officer special retirement coverage is a mandatory prerequisite to satisfactorily perform the major duties and responsibilities of this job. The conditions for coverage of a secondary position are contained in 5 C.F.R. § 831.902 CSRS and 5 C.F.R. § 842.803 for FERS. To be eligible for this secondary law enforcement officer Retirement covered position you must have permanently served in a primary law enforcement officer Retirement System covered position, i.e. Border Patrol Agent, GS-1896, CBP Enforcement Officer, GS-1895, Air Interdiction Officer GS-1801, Air Interdiction Agent GS-1881, Marine Interdiction Agent GS-1801.

You must:

  • Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and
  • Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 07/10/2020.

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.

Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. For more information visit this link.

Polygraph Examination: The SUPERVISORY AIR INTERDICTION AGENT position is a polygraph-required position. If you are not a current CBP employee in a law enforcement position, you may be required to take a polygraph exam and have favorable results in order to continue in the pre-employment process. Please see Polygraph Examination.

Polygraph Reciprocity: CBP may accept the results of a prior federal polygraph exam in lieu of a CBP polygraph exam. You will receive information to request reciprocity in your Background Investigation Package.

Polygraph Waiver: Certain veterans may be eligible to obtain a polygraph waiver. You will receive information to request a waiver in your Background Investigation Package.

Probationary Period: Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP eligible. Information about CTAP eligibility can be found here. You must submit the supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. In addition, to be considered well qualified under CTAP, you must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities and/or competencies clearly exceeding the minimum requirements of the position. This will be measured by a score of 85 or higher.


Please see the Qualifications and Required Documents sections for more information if education is applicable to this position.

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