Pay Range
$96,970 - $126,062 Per Year
Job Grade
Apply By: 2018-01-19
Published: 5 months ago

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Job Summary

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation.

DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters.

We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.

Make an impact; join DHS.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the principal investigative arm of DHS and the second largest investigative agency in the Federal government.

Created in 2003 through a merger of the investigative and interior enforcement elements of the U.S. Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, ICE now has more than 20,000 employees in more than 400 offices in the United States and 46 foreign countries around the world.

ICE is a key component of the DHS layered defense approach to protecting our nation.

For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to

View Common Definitions of terms found in this announcement.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Investigations, Victim Assistance Program (VAP),Fairfax, Virginia.

Note: One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.


Applicants must meet one of the Basic AND the Specialized Experience Requirement below.

Basic Requirement: You must meet one of the items listed below (A, B, or C): A. Possess a degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position, such as a public policy, public administration, social work, etc. (Must provide transcripts).

B. Possess a combination of education and experience -- that provided you with the knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

(Must provide transcripts) C. Possess four years of appropriate experience that demonstrates acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

Specialized Experience Requirement: GS-13: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that included: Assessing program compliance with victim assistance statutes, guidelines, or policies.

Conducting training seminars or workshops regarding crime victim assistance.

Analyzing legislation or policy concerning victim assistance issues.

Coordinating with a variety of agencies and local officials regarding victim assistance and/or child victim cases.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

NOTE: 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.

Pay Plan
General Schedule (Ch. 51, 5 U.S.C.).
Travel Requirement
25% or Greater
Security Clearance
Who May Apply
All U.S. Citizens
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