The selectee for this position will serve as a Criminal Investigator for the NAVAL CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE.
- 50% or Greater
- You may be expected to travel for this position.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. 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.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector applying investigative or analytical fact finding methods or techniques to criminal or fraudulent activities OR successful completion of one full year of graduate education (such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work) OR successful completion of a bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement OR a combination of experience and education as described above that equates to one year of experience (the percentage of required education plus the percentage of the required experience must equal at least 100 percent). Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: conducting routine investigations for developmental purposes, or as part of a team or task force; serving subpoenas; preparing affidavits; participating in the execution of search warrants; seizing evidence; conducting interviews and/or interrogations; taking sworn statements from suspects and witnesses; conducting routine surveillance; testifying in court as a witness to events or to explain basic procedures; preparing reports of routine investigations; and assisting in arrests. (Note-Experience and Education must be substantiated in your resume.)
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.
Medical Requirements: The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical, emotional, or mental condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.
A valid U.S. driver's license is a condition of employment. Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license.
Mobility is a condition of employment. Selectee must sign a mobility agreement to accept relocation to other geographic locations if required by the employer.
This position is subject to the Lautenberg Act; thus a form DD-2760 must be signed by the employee and maintained on file due to the handling and transportation of small arms ordnance/ammunition and access to firearms and ammunition required by this position. The Federal government is prohibited from employing individuals in such position who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectee for such position must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.
Selectee will be required to sign a Continued Service Agreement (CSA) before attending the Criminal Investigator Training Program and NCIS Special Agent Basic Training Program. The CSA obligates the selectee to two years of service with NCIS.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Possess visual acuity or corrected to no worse than 20/20 in one eye and 20/30 in the other eye. Color vision is required. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical, emotional, or mental condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.
NCIS special agents are armed Federal la enforcement officers. The Federal government is prohibited from employing individuals in such position who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectee for such position must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (Top Secret SCI) security clearance AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
Employment at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) requires the highest degree of honesty, integrity, and unequivocal trustworthiness. Failure to provide complete, accurate, honest, and verifiable information during the application process for this position will immediately demonstrate a deficiency in these character traits. If information provided during the application process is found to be inaccurate or inflated, you will be removed from consideration.
NCIS special agents protect the Department of the Navy's military and civilian personnel, property and information against terrorism, espionage and crime. NCIS Special Agents serve wherever U.S. Navy and Marine Corps active duty members and DON civilians are serving in defense of our nation. To accomplish their mission, NCIS Special Agents routinely operate world-wide from Navy and Marine Corps installations, accompany deployed forces in support of military operations, and serve at sea aboard U.S. Navy combatant vessels. NCIS is looking for the highest caliber men and women with demonstrated traits such as unimpeachable integrity, sound judgment, high initiative, unequivocal trustworthiness, unquestionable loyalty, critical thinking, strong written and verbal communication skills, resiliency and adaptability. NCIS seeks these people to serve as Special Agents so that they can successfully meet the current needs, as well as adapt with the ever-changing demands of the 21st century threat environment.
This position has promotion potential to the GS-13 grade level. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade after meeting all regulatory requirements, current NCIS policy and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an entry level position. All final offer letters will be made at the GL-07 grade level. Final offers for current Federal employees who currently hold a higher grade level (e.g. GS-09, GS-11, etc.) will be at the "highest rate of previous pay" within the GL-07 grade level. Therefore, the maximum level is GL-07 step 10. Highest previous rate is only applied upon appointment and does not continue with subsequent promotions.
Required:Background Security Questionnaire http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/NCIS_Background_Security_Questionnaire.docx
During the course of their careers, Special Agents carry out assignments in both investigations and protection, and should expect to be assigned to multiple duty stations throughout the U.S. and abroad during the course of a career. The following are the primary duties of this position at the full performance level:
- Conduct reactive criminal investigations of alleged violations of Federal laws and regulations related to crimes such as arson, sexual assault, child abuse, bribery, fraud, murder, larceny, burglary, narcotic violations, espionage, and terrorism.
- Conduct proactive operations designed to reduce criminal activity utilizing special techniques designed to protect Department of the Navy (DON) military members and their families, civilian employees, resources, and assets.
- Process crime scenes, seize evidence and maintain it under a chain of custody. Interview witnesses and victims, and interrogate suspects.
- Apprehend and arrest persons.
- Employ specialized investigative techniques such as surveillance, oral wire intercepts, and forensic analysis.
- Formulate investigative plans, identify initial logical leads, continue to develop and pursue additional logical leads and ultimately complete all logical leads in order to resolve criminal investigations.
- Document investigative work through written reports of investigation, and statements.
- Prepare and present sworn affidavits and warrants.
- Use various law enforcement databases and resources to develop leads and corroborate information.
- Conduct liaison with Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies in order to facilitate exchanges of information.
- Testify as a government witness in court settings in criminal cases, and at administrative hearings in non-criminal cases.
- Develop and maintain relationships with foreign law enforcement agencies in order to enhance the safety of deployed DON assets.
- Utilize multi-disciplinary resources, both internal and external to NCIS and leverage capabilities offered by cyber, intelligence analysis, technical investigative tools, general criminal investigations, and combating terrorism.
- Provide crime prevention and counterintelligence awareness briefings to various audiences.