Criminal Investigator

Washington D.C.
May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018
Full Time

50% or less - This position requires frequent travel (30%).

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a background and security investigation.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period. The minimum age for initial appointment to a law enforcement position is 21, and the maximum age is 37. This requirement does not apply to preference eligible veterans. If you are a current or former Federal employee with previous law enforcement retirement coverage, you may submit your SF 50 showing your coverage. The position requires successful completion of a pre-employment physical. Candidates must meet medical requirement and physical standards approved for DOE criminal investigators. Upon reporting, and on an annual basis thereafter, you may be required to file a financial statement and/or a procurement integrity certification. These certifications may be subject to public disclosure. The selectee must have and maintain a driver’s license in their State of residence. This position requires a security clearance and is subject to drug testing. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service. This position is covered under the provisions of the Lautenberg Amendment "Suitability to Possess Firearms and Ammunition." This position requires that the selectee successfully and safely qualify with a firearm; failure to do so may result in removal from the position. Criminal Investigators are subject to frequent travel and may be reassigned to a different duty location throughout the U.S. dependent upon program needs. A signed mobility agreement is required. Criminal Investigators must be prepared to work overtime based on the needs of the agency. Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): LEAP is approved for this position to compensate employees for unscheduled duty in excess of the 40-hour workweek. The selectee must successfully complete the 10-week Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Basic Criminal Investigator Training Program in Glynco, GA. Applicants who have previously completed the training program are exempt.

    To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

    Planning and conducting sensitive and complex criminal investigations involving alleged or suspected fraud, waste and mismanagement of computer networks and systems, cyber events of counterintelligence or general intelligence significance, and information systems from foreign intelligence services and terrorist organizations. Cyber-technical expertise in the counterintelligence or national security field through the conduct of cyber investigations, cyber analytical activities, and the evaluation of information/technical/physical security systems and practices. Managing confidential informants, conducting interviews, documenting evidence, and writing comprehensive investigative reports, and coordinating with other law enforcement agencies and testifying in court on criminal and/or civil matters.

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    ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs/Competencies) (NOTE: Applicants need not prepare a written responses to these KSAs/competencies, unless asked in the online application):

    1. Knowledge of the concepts and theories relating to computer hardware and software systems.

    2. Knowledge and ability to work with multi-user, multi-tasking operating systems including both UNIX and Windows-based operating systems.

    3. Knowledge of criminal investigative activities.

    4. Ability to conduct criminal investigations involving intrusions into electronic data processing, telecommunications, Internet, and other network systems.

    5. Ability to prepare and deliver clear, concise, and comprehensive oral presentations or testimony regarding computer crime investigations.

    6. Ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports regarding computer crime investigations.

    7. Knowledge of forensic data recovery at crime scenes and forensic analysis.

    There is no substitute of education for specialized experience at the GS-13 level.

    • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period.
    • Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website's Who Must Register page.

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

    The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to place you into an initial quality category via OPM's Category Rating procedures. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to ensure you have been placed into the appropriate quality category.

    Your application is rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education (when applicable), and training as described in your resume and applicant assessment. Your credentials are measured against the established duties of the position at the grade level(s) being advertised.

    The quality categories are usually defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified", although they may differ slightly based on individual agency policy.

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

    If you are a Veteran Preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
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