This position is located in the Office of Import Surveillance.
The Office is responsible for identifying and screening foreign
made products being imported into the U.S. to insure they meet
mandatory safety standards and regulations, educate industry
regarding mandatory standards and certain safety-related voluntary
standards, and follow up with importers and distributors to
determine whether a product recall is warranted.
Learn more about this agency
This position is on the front-line at U.S. ports with other
federal agencies playing a crucial role in protecting America's
families from unsafe consumer products. The Office is primarily
comprised of Compliance Investigators that are required to work
remotely full-time from home, but spend substantial time at port
locations across the country.
- On-site import surveillance
- Conducting follow-up investigation of importing firms to
determine the extent and magnitude of a firm's importation of
- Handling compliance enforcement duties
- Working to enhance CPSC's relationship with local port
officials, brokers, and industry by providing expert advice and
training regarding CPSC regulations and enforcement issues
- Manage individual case investigation and personally conduct
nationwide investigations involving suspect importers, based on
information developed at the local ports.
50% or less - Frequent local travel and occasional commercial
air travel is required.
1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required.
- Background Investigation Required.
This position requires that the incumbent work remotely
full-time from their residence. Remote work is a condition of
Selectee will be required to reside in or relocate within 25
miles of the boundaries of the CBP port of Port Huron, MI,
described at page 32 of
Daily travel to ports is required. Duty location must have
high-speed internet access capability.
Selectee must possess a valid State motor vehicle operator's
license. Use of a privately owned motor vehicle may be required.
Moderate physical exertion is required such as lifting and carrying
(15-50 lbs) as well as intermittent strenuous activity such as
climbing ladders, crawling, and bending.
Frequent local travel including occasional overnight travel and
driving long distances is required, inside and outside the
geographic area of responsibility.
This is a Public Trust Position. Employment in this position
requires a background investigation. If you are selected and cannot
obtain a favorable security determination within a reasonable
period of time due to disclosed or undisclosed background issues,
the tentative employment offer may be withdrawn.
If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 you must certify
that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are
exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Please
see http://www.sss.gov for more
Selectees will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal
Employment", (OF-306), prior to appointment and the appropriate
background investigation forms to determine suitability for Federal
employment. False statements or responses on these forms can
jeopardize your employment opportunity and subject you to
disciplinary action, including removal from Federal service.
Selectee will be required to complete a Personal Identity
Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of
identification from the I-9 Form. We will compare information
provided on the I-9 Form to records available from the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security. The system confirms employee's
identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Learn more
about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
You will be required to complete a Confidential Financial
Disclosure Report, OGE-450 annually.
If selected, you will be required to serve a 1-year probationary
period, even if you are a transfer from another federal agency.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience
equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal
Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the
candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to
perform successfully the duties of the position.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the
following: Knowledge of trade community practices and import
requirements and the particular skills and abilities to
successfully conduct complex investigations, including but not
limited to collecting, organizing and analyzing data, writing
reports and conducting oral presentations.
Evidence of the above specialized experience must be supported
by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held.
Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills,
knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position.
Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when
describing your experience. We will not make assumptions regarding
your experience or based on job titles alone. If your resume does
not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit
for your response(s).
Applicants must meet the qualifications for this position by the
closing date of this announcement.
There is no substitution for specialized experience for this
position. To qualify, candidates must have 1 year of specialized
experience equivalent to a GS-11 grade level.