Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future. The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders, and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity, and courage. In the Secret Service, we:
- Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities
- Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events
- Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure
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This position is covered by Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO) and additional compensation may be paid at the rate of up to 25% of the base salary.
- Occasional Travel
GS-12: You qualify for the GS-12 level (starting salary $79,720) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level performing duties, such as: examining and comparing of handwriting, printing, typewriting, and other mechanical impressions in order to make determinations of identity or genuineness; analyzing complex cases that contain limited information necessary to develop an expert opinion; serving as a team member for a team dispatched to crime scenes; conducting methods on development projects to improve questioned document examination capabilities; assisting with training for developmental level specialists; preparing written laboratory reports based on examinations; and testifying as an expert witness in the area of document examination.
GS-13: You qualify for the GS-13 level (starting salary $94,796) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level performing duties, such as: examining and comparing of handwriting, printing, typewriting, and other mechanical impressions in order to make determinations of identity or genuineness; analysis of inks, papers, and other recording instruments and materials by chemical, microscopic, and other methods in order to develop information useful in determinations of genuineness, integrity, security, origin, validity of date, or for restoration of mutilated or obliterated matter; serving as a team member for a team dispatched to crime scenes; conducting methods development projects to improve latent fingerprint examination capabilities; assisting with training for developmental level specialists; preparing written laboratory reports based on examinations and reviewing other experts laboratory reports; and testifying as an expert witness in the area of document examination.
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.
Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Conditions of Employment If selected for this position, you will be required to:
- Obtain and maintain a top secret clearance. Completion of a single scope background investigation is required before appointment. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- Certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so, if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959.
- Employee may be required to work an uncommon tour of duty, which may include evenings and weekends.
- Work requires some physical exertion, such as walking, bending, and lifting during both laboratory and crime scene field work. Within the laborary, exposure to chemicals, glass, and gases require utilization of proper laboratory techniques and guidelines. Frequent travel to contractor facilities, crime scenes, and court proceedings.