Investigative Assistant

Office of Personnel Management
Arlington, Virginia
Mar 14, 2017
Mar 28, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is part of the National Background Investigations Bureau, Office of Personnel Management. If selected, you will be responsible for performing a variety of technical and administrative duties in support of the program. Local travel and interaction with the public will be required at times to conduct record checks.

This position is also being announcement under the Agency?s Merit Promotion Plan to federal employees and non-competitive appointment eligible. If you wish to be considered under Merit Promotion or Non-Competitive procedures, you MUST apply under the Merit Promotion announcement 17-203-SWA-MP.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • For the GS 5: You must have at least one year experience equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal government to include organizing information, maintaining data base records (entering, searching for, retrieving, editing, and deleting data), using word processing and basic spreadsheet software to accomplish my work, reviewing basic documents (such as employment applications, claims for benefits, loan applications, contracts, or investigative forms) for accuracy and completeness.

    OR Have successfully completed four years of post-high-school education.

    OR Have a combination of experience and education that meets the minimum qualification requirements.

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    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.

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

    GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

    You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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