Position is a Merit Promotion opportunity, open only to current Federal employees and other eligible individuals as listed in the “This job is open to” section of the full position announcement (see link to USAJobs (below).

Position is in the Office of Law Enforcement and Security (OLES), Deputy Assistant Secretary – Public Safety, Resource Protection, and Emergency Services (DAS-PRE), Assistant Secretary for Policy Management and Budget (AS-PMB), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in Washington, DC.

The incumbent serves as full Deputy Director assisting the OLES Director with management direction, and operational oversight (but not direct supervision) of the Assistant Directors in the following OLES Divisions: Law Enforcement; Security (Physical, National Security, Personnel); Technology (Law Enforcement Records Management Systems); and Internal Security (Physical Security of the MIB). The incumbent performs the duties and responsibilities of the Director at any time.

At the full performance level (GS-15) the major duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:
1.Supervises and/or conducts investigations of a sensitive or special nature. Provides liaison with the Attorney General’s Office and U.S. Attorney’s Offices nationwide on major Departmental cases for prosecution.
2.Conducts reviews on the effectiveness of the law enforcement and security programs and practices within the Department and its bureaus. Monitors program effectiveness in Federal, contractor, and private sector facilities. Conducts on-site inspections in bureau field locations to ensure compliance.
3.Provides leadership and develops policies, procedures, standards, and objectives for Department¬ wide law enforcement and security so that these programs comply with legal, regulatory, and policy requirements and reduce risk and liabilities nationwide. Serves as a recognized technical authority on law enforcement and security policies, practices, and techniques within the Department. Provides expert advice and recommendations to senior Departmental management.
4.Provides technical direction, and assistance in the development of bureau policies and plans for carrying out law enforcement and security programs. Provides technical assistance from a broad Department-wide perspective and interprets for field implementation the policies.
5.Represents the Department on high level inter-agency committees and task forces and in meetings and conferences involving law enforcement and security matters.

This position is Special-Sensitive. The incumbent must be eligible for a Top-Secret security clearance and approval for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and is subject to drug testing.

This position requires a full law enforcement commission.

Experience in a primary law enforcement position is a basic qualification for this position. Successful performance in this position is dependent upon this type of prior experience, to include a comprehensive knowledge of public lands law enforcement operations and policies, and the missions and programs of the Department and other Federal Department/Agencies with land management responsibilities. In addition, this position requires a sound knowledge of law enforcement theory, methods, and procedures. A thorough knowledge of criminal procedures, investigative techniques, rules of evidence, judicial precedents and rights of suspects are required of the incumbent. The incumbent must be skilled in the Incident Command System (ICS) and able to provide effective leadership and instruction; provide effective executive-level communication in both written and verbal and must be able to obtain cooperation of others in attaining common objectives and goals.

The incumbent is a commissioned law enforcement officer and will be required to carry and use firearms in the conduct of their law enforcement duties. Incumbent will be required to successfully complete annual in-service training, firearms training and qualifications, as well as appropriate physical standards and other required training consistent with Departmental law enforcement requirements.

A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required.
A valid state driver’s license is required.

Salary Range Information:
GS-15: $148,484 – 176,300 per annum
First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.

For more information, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/644433000