Supervisory Criminal Investigator

Washington D.C.
Apr 27, 2018
Apr 27, 2018
Full Time

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.


  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • Must possess a Type I or higher Law Enforcement Commission.
  • Prior law enforcement experience, as gained by substantial service in a primary law enforcement officer position or equivalent experience outside the Federal government is a MANDATORY PREREQUISITE for incumbents of this position.
  • Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
  • Prior to appointment, you must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties; and also pass a medical examination (which includes vision, hearing, cardiovascular, and mobility of extremities) given by an authorized government physician. You will also be required to undergo periodic medical examinations throughout employment.
  • You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required.
  • You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.
  • If you are a new supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • You may be required to travel overnight away from home . You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
  • You will be required to sign a mobility agreement.

Selective Factors: Applicants must meet ALL of the following to qualify:
  • Must currently possess, previously held (within the past three years), or be able to obtain a valid Type I or higher National Park Service (NPS) Law Enforcement Commission, or equivalent, 04/26/2018. More information can be found in the 'Education' section of this job announcement.
Additional Requirements:
  • This is a secondary/administrative position covered by enhanced retirement provisions which stipulate mandatory retirement at age 57 after 20 years of service. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, and must not have reached their 37th birthday upon appointment to this position. Two exceptions are allowed: 1) an applicant has prior Federal service in a primary covered position sufficient to complete 20 years of service on or before the mandatory retirement age of 57; or 2) an applicant is a qualified veterans' preference eligible, in which case the MEA is waived and their corresponding retirement age may be higher than 57 after completing 20 years of service.
  • Must have a current, valid State Driver's License 04/26/2018.
  • As a condition of employment, Criminal Investigators sign a Mobility Agreement acknowledging that duty location is determined by the needs of the NPS; therefore may be reassigned to different geographic locations throughout their tenure.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
  • You will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties and maintain firearm proficiency. You must able to legally possess firearms under the terms of the Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended (18 U.S.C. 922 (G)(9).
  • In accordance with Executive Order 12564, applicants selected for this position are required to submit to a drug screening and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is a drug-testing designated position, subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
  • This position may require extensive, and often short-notice, travel to include Temporary Duty assignments of up to 120 days at areas throughout the USA.
  • Selectee must be free of any domestic violence convictions. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
  • You will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 initially and annually thereafter.
  • Appointment will be subject to the applicant meeting the medical standards qualifications per DO/RM57. Applicants must participate in ongoing fitness training.
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EXPERIENCE: To qualify for the GS-13 level you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-12, or equivalent level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience must include: directing investigations; planning and conducting complex and sensitive investigations; legally obtained evidence; conducting surveillance operations; participating in warrant services and special law enforcement operations; interviewing witnesses and interrogating suspects; and consulting with U.S. attorneys; leading a team.

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.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-13 grade level of this announcement.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

You will be eligible to receive Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) in addition to your salary.

Physical Demands: The work requires long periods of unscheduled duty; intense concentration, emotional and mental strain; and participation in activities under dangerous and trying conditions. Position requires unplanned travel and extensive details in fulfilling investigative responsibilities. The position requires the incumbent maintain a physical capability to perform the duties of the position. These duties include detaining persons of interest, arresting suspects, executing search warrants, performing long periods of surveillance and carrying investigative equipment. The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as long periods of standing, walking, and running over rough, rocky, uneven, and hazardous terrain; crawling in restrictive areas such as culverts; climbing over obstacles; and driving all-terrain vehicles cross country and over rough terrain.

Working Conditions: Although primarily conducted in an office setting, the work also involves high risk of exposure to potentially dangerous and stressful situations such as: high-speed vehicle pursuits; involvement in physical altercations or the use of lethal weapons; assignments alternating between extremely cold, mountainous terrain and extremely hot, arid deserts; risk of falling, or exposure to fires, explosions, biohazard material, and noxious gases. Safety or security precautions sometimes are necessary and the investigator may have to use special clothing or gear. They may be required to work long and irregular hours, on weekends, nights, and accept changes in shifts and duty stations.

This is a secondary-administrative law enforcement position under the special retirement provisions of 5 U.S. C. 8336 (c) (CSRS) and 5 U. S. C. 8412 (d) (FERS). PLEASE NOTE: Applicants may meet qualification requirements, but may not be eligible for special retirement coverage. If such an applicant is selected, they will be placed in the regular retirement system. To be eligible for Secondary retirement coverage under CSRS, an employee must transfer directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position. To be eligible for Secondary retirement coverage under FERS, an employee must: 1) transfer directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position, AND 2) complete 3 years of service in a primary rigorous position including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld, AND 3) must be continuously employed in a secondary position(s) since moving from a primary rigorous position, except for any break in employment from a secondary position that began with involuntary separation (not for cause). It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure this office has enough information to determine your special retirement status to ensure you do not lose benefits (normally through submission of your work history or other documentation that demonstrates work history of approved covered positions).

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are highly qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Best qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Communications and Media
  • Criminal Law
  • Leadership

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