Criminal Investigator, GS-1811-13 (Computer Forensics)
Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.
For over two centuries the The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.
The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures for status applicants under announcement 17-1442-HQ-GP-M. APPLICANTS WISHING TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS. NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DELEGATED EXAMINING VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard, Asst COMDT For intel @ Crim Invest, Coast Guard Investigate Service, CGIS Headquarters, Electronic Crimes Sect, CGIS Alexandria, VA.
Special conditions: Incumbent is subject to work unscheduled duty hours and must be available for unscheduled duty based upon the needs of the USCG. Therefore, the incumbent is eligible for Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) of an additional 25% and is subject to the provisions of the LEAP Act of 1994. Selectee must have completed or be able to successfully complete basic criminal investigator training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), or equivalent training, and must do so before being authorized to receive LEAP.
" Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities concerning, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change."
- Occasional Travel
- This position requires travel.
- Relocation/PCS is authorized.
At the GS-13 level: Applicants must have 1 full year of specialized experience (equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the federal service).
GS-13: To qualify for this position at the GS-13 level, applicants must have 1 full year of specialized experience (equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the federal service) that demonstrates extensive knowledge of generally accepted investigative, intelligence collection, computer forensics examination, exploitation and information technology collection principles, techniques, methods and procedures; extensive knowledge of and skill in utilizing technical services operations in the conduct of criminal investigations and intelligence collection activities, such as the installation, use and policies governing audio and video surveillance, tracking devices and electronic interceptions; familiarity of computerized law enforcement and intelligence databases, information and communications systems such as the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS), the FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC), the National Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (NLETS), and the DHS Information Network (HSIN); Ability to plan and conduct highly complex criminal investigations; Comprehensive knowledge of Federal statutes and regulations, including the Uniform Code of Military Justice (Title 10, US Code), rules of evidence, court decisions, constitutional rights, search and seizure, methods of interview and interrogation, admissibility of confessions and national security directives; ability to and skill in making contact, maintaining effective working relationships and gaining the confidence and cooperation of others; experience providing functional and technical oversight regarding computer forensics and technical services to less experienced special agents.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.
This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures.
Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.