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Compliance Investigator

Company: US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organ
Location: Port Huron
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




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.

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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.

Duties include:

  • On-site import surveillance
  • Conducting follow-up investigation of importing firms to determine the extent and magnitude of a firm's importation of hazardous products
  • 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.

Travel Required

50% or less - Frequent local travel and occasional commercial air travel is required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series

  • Requirements



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 employment.

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 https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-1987-05-12/pdf/FR-1987-05-12.pdf

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 information.

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.

Keywords: US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organ, Warren , Compliance Investigator, Other , Port Huron, Michigan

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