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Criminal Law Attorney in Buffalo, NY

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Company name

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Criminal Law

Location

USA Buffalo, NY

Date Last Verified

Mar 13,2018

Posted on

Mar 12,2018


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Law Enforcement Specialist (Explosives Detection Canine Handler) Duties: The candidate serves as a member of the Explosives Detection Canine Team (EDCT), searching for explosive devices and performing canine related activities; which includes, training as an EDCT, conducting performance maintenance, care and grooming of the canine and administrative responsibilities, such as record keeping and explosive inventories. Directing canines to perform explosives detection searches of building and office areas, vehicles, packages, materials and persons housed or located in or near property owned, occupied or secured by the U.S. Government. Participate in the full range of canine duties to protect property and person on property. Monitor and review monthly canine utilization and training records of explosive detection canine teams to identify training needs. Lift the weight of the canine (between 40-80lbs) and carry for a minimum of 25 feet. Train, maintain and utilizes assigned canine to conduct searches for explosive devices. Conduct investigations of alleged or suspected criminal violations of federal, state and local laws related to the protection of critical infrastructures and key resources. Prepare affidavits for court orders such as search and arrest warrants and other court authorizations such as, subpoenas and summonses.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications:
For GS-07: The candidate must have 1 full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-05 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) assisting law enforcement personnel in conducting onsite physical security inspections; and 2) assisting with law enforcement canine support either through working with an explosive detection dog team or through K-9 law enforcement experience.
OR
Have completed one (1) full year of graduate education at an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Such fields may include law enforcement, criminal justice, security management, etc.
OR
Have completed a Bachelor's degree AND meet one of the Superior Academic Achievement provisions: (1) Class Standing: rank in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as College of Liberal Arts or School of Business Administration, based on the completed courses; OR (2) Grade-Point Average: earn a grade-point average of (a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on the transcript, or as computed based on four years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum; or (b) 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B " or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field, or the required courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum.
OR
Have a combination of experience and education described above.

For GS-09: The candidate must have 1+ full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) conducting physical security to identify vulnerable threats to facilities; 2) performing law enforcement canine support either through working with an explosive detection dog team or through K-9 law enforcement experience; and 3) assisting with inspections of security systems and guard services to ensure proper functioning and compliance with contracts.
OR
Have completed two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education, leading to a master's degree, or equivalent degree, at an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Such fields may include law enforcement, criminal justice, security management, etc.
OR
Have a combination of experience and education described above.

For GS-11: The candidate must have 1 full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) conducting security/vulnerability inspections and incident investigations on the physical and technical security of regulated facilities; 2) identifying potential areas/processes of compliance vulnerability and risk to develop corrective actions to security and enforcement issues; and 3) participating in the full range of Rapid Protection Force duties to protect property and persons on property.
OR
Have completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D.; or successfully completed a Ph.D.; or equivalent degree, e.g., LL.M., at an accredited college or university in a field that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. Such fields include may include law enforcement, criminal justice, security management, etc.
OR
Have a combination of graduate education and specialized experience.

For GS-12: The candidate must have 1 full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) overseeing law enforcement duties including protective services and physical security that involve investigating criminal and security incidents; 2) developing plans and procedures related to the utilization of detection canine in preventing the introduction of explosives and other prohibited items in facilities; 3) providing technical advice and guidance to management and other senior staff regarding canine utilization in the enforcement of laws and regulations; and 4) analyzing and evaluating operational activities to provide recommendations for improving the effectiveness of explosive detection canine teams.

Note: This job is open to current federal employees of this agency.

Application Deadline: March 23, 2018.

Additional info

Announcement Number: IMP-10126202-18-RS. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more information.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
245 Murray Dr.
Washington, DC 20528
Phone: 215-861-3074
Fax: 202-282-8404