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U.S. Marshals Service

Deputy U.S. Marshal Competitive Examination

 

The USMS is not accepting applications for the Deputy U.S. Marshal position at this time.

The announcement posted on the USAJOBS website on March 5, 2012 is now closed.

ASSESSMENT:
All applicants will be initially evaluated for the DUSM position based on their ability to meet the established minimum qualifications. The candidates that meet these minimum qualifications will be scheduled for the two-part OPM examination. Upon successful completion of the exam, applicants will be scheduled for the structured interview process. Categorical ranking will be used to determine a candidates’ eligibility for selection as part of this announcement. The entire evaluation process may take as long as 10-12 months to complete.

Minimum Qualifications

Two-Part Examination

Structured Interview

Be a U.S. Citizen

Between ages 21 and 37

*Age waivers may be considered preference eligible veterans and current/prior federal law enforcement employees

Valid motor vehicles license

Specialized experience or education to qualify at the GL-07 level.

Part 1. Situational Judgment

Part 2. Writing Sample

Both parts of the assessment are standardized. They will be administered by OPM in 15 different locations across the nation

Testing will last approximately 2-3 hours at the locations listed on the job announcement.

There is no study guide for the examination

Locations for the structured interview will be disclosed to applicants upon receipt of an invitation

 

All applicants must meet the eligibility requirements by the closing date of the DUSM announcement.

Applicants who do not meet the age, education, or experience requirements by the closing date of the announcement are encouraged to monitor the www.usmarshals.gov website for future recruitment opportunities.

Pre-employment qualifications, such as the background investigation, medical examination, and physical fitness examination, will be conducted at the time an applicant has been given a tentative offer letter of employment. Tentative offer letters will be given based on the agency’s hiring needs.

All applicants who successfully complete the three part evaluation process will be placed on a register.

***NOTE: An applicant’s placement on the register DOES NOT guarantee employment. Applicants will be hired based on the needs of the agency.***

EXPERIENCE:
The DUSM position will be announced at the series 082 at the GS-07 level, and all applicants will need to satisfy the specialized experience and/or education requirements for this position.

Education

Experience

Undergraduate

Graduate

Law Enforcement

Military

Applicant demonstrates Superior Academic Achievement (SAA):

A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

A major GPA of 3.5 or higher

A GPA of 3.5 or higher for major courses completed during last two years of study

Rank in the upper 1/3 of college, university, or major subdivision

Membership in a national scholastic honor society (excluding freshman honor societies)

Applicant demonstrates one full year of graduate level education in a law enforcement field or other related field, such as Criminal Justice, Sociology, etc.

18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours is equivalent to one full year of graduate education.

Applicant demonstrates at least one year of experience successfully performing law enforcement duties such as planning and carrying out investigations, planning and making arrests, serving court orders, using firearms and dealing with people in a persuasive, tactful, and resourceful manner.

Applicant demonstrates at least one year of experience successfully performing law enforcement duties such as planning and carrying out investigations, planning and making arrests, serving court orders, using firearms and dealing with people in a persuasive, tactful, and resourceful manner.

Combination of Education & Experience

Applicant demonstrates a combination of education and experience equivalent to 100% of specialized experience qualification requirements. Only education beyond the first year of a bachelor degree program can be combined with experience. To combine education and experience, you must convert each to a percentage and combine them. Combined totals must equal 100% to qualify.

For example: 3 months of graduate education (25%) + 9 months specialized experience (75%) = 1 yr. (100%) specialized experience

 

Please refer to the OPM website for further information:
http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0000/0082.htm

DUTY LOCATIONS:
The United States Marshals Service will be recruiting nationwide. However, applicants will be selected based on the region that they select at the time their application was submitted via the USAJobs website. Applicants will have the opportunity to select up to 8 districts and/or locations in which they prefer to be assigned. An applicant may choose any city and state pairs within a region, or in several regions. For example, if an applicant selects only cities and states within Region 8, they would only be considered for duty station locations within that Region, and not on a nationwide or region-wide basis.

For example: In selecting Region 8, or a city and state pair within region 8, as your duty location preference you could be assigned to any duty location within that Region to include the Central District of California, the Eastern District of Washington, the District of Hawaii, the District of Guam, the District of Alaska, etc.)

Please see the link to the USMS Regional Map.

USMS Regional Map with Locations - Features a map of the USMS regions and district boundaries, along with their respective city and state locales.

USMS Regional Map with Locations (Text Version)

The position will be filled based on the needs of the agency. All candidates are required to sign a mobility agreement and may be moved at the discretion of the agency. All candidates will be required to remain at their initial duty station for a period of three years before they are eligible for reassignment consideration.

Last Updated: February 16, 2012

 

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