Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)
Occasional travel - Travel in the United States and other countries will be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Conditions of Employment you will be required to:
- Individuals who retired under CSRS or FERS law enforcement special provisions may not be re-hired to a primary/rigorous position after the age of 60. (If hired before the age of 60, however, the individual can be kept on the rolls after that age. (5 CFR 831.809, CSRS and FERS Handbook, Chapter 100 at Section 100A1.1-2 and Section 100B1.1-1).
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- Disclose any prior drug use, attempted use, and/or experimentation.
- Carry and use a firearm. Maintaining firearm proficiency is mandatory. You will be ineligible to occupy this position if at any time you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless you received a pardon or your conviction was expunged or set aside.
- Completion of a Reemployed Annuitant Reintegration Course to be held in the National Capitol Region or an abbreviated U.S. Secret Service special agent training course.
- 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.
You qualify for the GS-13 level (starting salary $96,970) if you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level, which is in or directly related to coordinating difficult and complex protection assignments or staff assignment including but not limited to: covering designated security post at official functions/events and restricting secure areas to authorized personnel; as assigned, keeping in close proximity to designated protectee and taking any measure required to protect his/her life; providing protection while on travel with a protectee; supporting protective operations by interviewing unauthorized individuals attempting to gain access to secure areas to determine whether a security threat exists; and writing associated reports.
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.
The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
In addition to meeting the basic eligibility criteria, ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position. Well-qualified is defined as having knowledge, skills, and abilities that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. ICTAP applicants must possess a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria to be eligible for selection.
Those applicants who are ICTAP eligible who are found to be well-qualified for this vacancy will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.
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If your application and supporting documentation does not support your responses to the questionnaire, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration.
Applicants must successfully complete the following in order to receive final consideration for employment.
- Security Interview
- Medical examination;
- Polygraph examination may be required; and
- Background investigation (a top secret security clearance) completed/updated as applicable.
Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience, no points will be assigned.
General Medical Requirements:
As determined by the Office of Personnel Management, the duties of this position 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 fingers, wrist, elbows, shoulders, hips and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs and feet must function sufficiently in order for applicants to perform the duties satisfactorily.
Since the duties of this position are exacting and involve the responsibility for the safety of others under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any condition that would hinder full, efficient performance of the duties of this position or that would cause the individual to be a hazard to himself/herself or to others is disqualifying.
There are also specific medical requirements for this position, and any chronic disease or condition affecting the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, digestive, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, nervous, genitourinary, and other systems that would impair full performance of the duties of the positon may also be disqualifying.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
An applicant processing event entitled the Entry Level Assessment Center (ELAC) will be held for qualified candidates to undergo several phases of the hiring process on Saturday, January 26, 2019 and Sunday, January 27, 2019. Participation in this ELAC process is at your own expense. If you are out of the area, travel and lodging will be at your own expense.
Reemployed annuitants may be eligible for a salary offset (dual compensation) waiver. If a waiver is granted, annuitants will be able to maintain their full retirement annuity in addition to their salary without penalty.
Travel is required for annuitants.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
The Secret Service prohibits employees from having visible body markings (including but not limited to tattoos, body art, and branding) on the head, face, neck, hand and fingers (any area below the wrist bone).
DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Click here to learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
Pursuant to an exception granted by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), your application must contain a completed Optional Form 306, Declaration of Federal Employment. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to update your OF-306, and to again sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
Important! All the information you provide may be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references and through other means, such as the interview process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.
Please make sure that you have attached your resume. You will be disqualified from consideration if your resume has not been submitted before this vacancy closes.
Please remember to send all supporting documentation to the HR office for proper consideration.
Thank you for your interest in working for United States Secret Service.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements.
Your on-line application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the position. All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated by your resume. Upon review, your resume and/or supporting documents need to support your answer choices and reflect the one year of specialized experience requirement, in order to be considered and deemed eligible. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:
- Knowledge of state and Federal criminal laws, including procedures, regulations, guidelines, and precedents.
- Ability to apply full range of prescribed protective procedures.
- Ability to approach, and detain uncooperative, hostile, evasive, and/or dangerous individuals.
- Knowledge of methods and techniques used to plan and conduct protective operations and advances.
- Knowledge of laws, principles, and procedures used in apprehending a criminal suspect.
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