Supv Criminal Investigator
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation expenses may be authorized.
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule GS position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade level or equivalent.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Firearms: Criminal investigators are required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position. Maintaining firearm proficiency is mandatory.
Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid automobile driver's license at the time of appointment.
Age: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. The day immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday will be the last day to be referred for selection consideration. However, the age restriction may not apply if you are a preference-eligible veteran or if you are currently serving or have previously served in a federal civilian law enforcement position covered by 5 U.S.C. § 8336(c) or 5 U.S.C. § 8412(d).
Medical Examination: Individuals must meet the established medical standards and/or physical requirement for the position, proving they are medically and physically capable of performing the essential job functions and duties of the position safely and efficiently. A medical examination will be conducted. Any disease or condition that may potentially interfere with the safe and efficient performance of the job's duties or training may constitute grounds for medical disqualification. Medical qualification determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis. If additional medical information is recommended beyond that provided at the pre-employment examination, it's provided at the expense of the tentative selectee.
Drug Testing: This job has been identified as "testing designated" under our Drug-Free Workplace Program. Therefore, you must satisfactorily complete a drug test prior to being hired. The agency will schedule, provide and pay for the drug test. Once on board, you will be subject to random drug testing.
Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): Law enforcement officer, you will be required to work on an unscheduled basis in excess of the 40-hour work week. These positions require substantial overtime to include holidays, weekends and nights. You must be readily accessible to perform this unscheduled work. To ensure your availability, you will receive extra compensation in the form of Law Enforcement Availability Pay, which is calculated at a flat rate of 25 percent of base salary.
FERS/CSRS RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
This position is under "secondary" law enforcement retirement coverage provisions. Law Enforcement Retirement: This position meets the criteria for the special retirement provisions under both Civil Service Retirement (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).
Transfer Requirement for CSRS: To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee must transfer directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position. Must be continuously employed in a secondary position since transferring from a primary position without a break in coverage exceeding 3 days. Except: a break in employment in secondary positions which begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause); voluntary breaks in service, which began prior to January 20, 1988.
Transfer Requirement for FERS: To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee: while covered under the retirement provisions moves directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary/rigorous position to a secondary position; AND completes 3 years of service in a primary/rigorous position, including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld; AND must be continuously employed in a secondary position or positions since moving from a rigorous position. Except: a break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause).
Employees subject to special retirement coverage for law enforcement officers must retire at age 57 upon completing 20 years of law enforcement service under the special retirement provisions. If these 20 years of service are not attained at age 57, mandatory retirement is required upon completion of 20 years of service
There are no positive education requirements for this position.
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): The CTAP/ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for CTAP/ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and (for scored examining) score 85 or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.
DOJ EEO Statement/Policy: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf
Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org, and reference "Federal Career Opportunities" in the subject line. Additional information is found at: www.benderconsult.com.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: www.sss.gov.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the below competencies. You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the competencies identified below:
COMPETENCIES NEEDED FOR THIS POSITION ARE:
1). Ability to plan, organize, and conduct sensitive and complex criminal investigations, including those related to bribery of public officials, misconduct, theft, contract/grant fraud, conflicts of interest, and civil rights violations.
2). Skill in communicating, in both oral and written form to convey complex facts, circumstances, and evidence in a manner that is easily understandable by a variety of audiences, such as supervisors, prosecutors, judges/juries, and agency decision makers.
3). Skill in performing search warrants, arrest, handling informants, and working/organizing undercover operations.
4). Ability to conduct physical and electronic surveillance utilizing a variety of audio, video, and photographic equipment to record evidence.
5). Knowledge of criminal laws, Federal rules of procedures, rules and evidence, investigative principles, techniques, precedent court decision, laws and decisions relating to searches, seizures and arrests.
If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for further employment consideration.