Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
You may qualify at the GL-07 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GL-05 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates experience in 1) perform routine inspection of documents for accuracy and compliance; 2) plan and organize work; 3) provide responses to request for routine case file information. OR 1 full year of graduate level education OR superior academic achievement.
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.
andatory Completion of Basic Training for Criminal Investigators:Qualified candidates selected for employment must successfully complete approximately 4 1/2 months of paid training. Candidates must successfully complete each phase of training in order to proceed to the next phase, as follows:Phase 1: Approximately 12 weeks of Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) located in Brunswick, Georgia to give Special Agent recruits basic law enforcement and investigative skills.Phase 2: Approximately 5 weeks of POST FLETC CITP Agency Specific Basic (ASB) Training located in Falls Church, VA.Individuals selected for criminal investigator positions are covered under special law enforcement provisions. This requires that applicants not exceed the maximum age for entry that is the date immediately preceding the applicant's 37th birthday unless they have previous service in a Federal Law Enforcement Retirement System position covered by special civil service retirement provision, including early or mandatory retirement. In order to receive consideration for this position, applicants MUST INCLUDE A STATEMENT IN THEIR RESUME WHICH CERTIFIES THEY MEET THE AGE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION. If the applicant is over 36, the applicant must demonstrate that he/she is already in a Federal Law enforcement Retirement System position by providing a copy of their SF-50 that indicates this information. AGE RESTRICTIONS DO NOT APPLY TO VETERANS.Note: Failure to successfully complete all phases of training may result in removal from the position.Conditions of Employment:This position falls under the Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) Act. As part of this Act, the incumbent is required to work an additional 2 hours per day (10 hour workday) in order to receive the 25% Availability Pay allowance that this Act specifies.This position is identified as a covered position under the PFPA Civilian Mobility Program, Regulation 1400.24, effective September 28, 2015. This position requires that candidates selected on or after 11/14/2016 must sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment. PFPA may relocate covered positions and covered employees in permanent changes of duty station between PFPA duty locations in the National Capital Region; Raven Rock Mountain Complex (Adams County, Pennsylvania); Glynco, Georgia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania or Baltimore, Maryland and potentially other locations to improve mission effectiveness or enhance individual career progression.Retention in this position is contingent upon the successful completion and passing of all agency-training requirements.The incumbent must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license form the jurisdiction where he or she resides.Successful completion of a Physical Ability Test (A minimum of 19 pushups within 2 minutes and a 1.5 mile run within 17:30 minutes) for entry into the position and continuously throughout the career.Applicant must meet Agency mandatory in-service training and firearms requirements as of the closing date of the announcement.This position is subject to recall 24/7 and the employee is required to work shifts; days off vary.Employees assigned to this position are designated as Mission Critical . Mission Critical employees are expected to report for, or remain at, work in dismissal or closure situations due to adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, or other emergency situations (e.g., building closure due to power outage) causing disruptions of government operations, unless otherwise directed by their supervisor.This positions requires a Top Secret with access to Sensitive Compartmental Information
All qualifications, education, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
PPP PILOT: The Washington Headquarters Service is currently operating under an approved reengineered Priority Placement Program (PPP) pilot for all positions in its serviced workforce. This pilot is application based and current PPP registrants who are registered for activity codes 293A and 295A (regardless of the location) are required to apply to the job announcement via USAJobs in order to exercise their priority placement status. This pilot permits priority candidates to be assessed with other competitive applicants. Anyone claiming priority status must provide a copy of their PPP registration and supporting documentation (e.g. RIF notice, Sponsor's PCS orders, Certification of Expected Separation) at the time of application to verify priority placement and eligibility.
Other priority consideration programs will continue under their current operating procedures.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
Washington Headquarters Services uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: http://www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php? title=Alternate_Application_Information
Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
- Other Special Appointment Authorities https://www.usajobs.gov/
- Interchange Agreements https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/competitive-hiring/#url=Types-of-Appointments
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. http://www.esd.whs.mil/DD/DoD-Issuances/140025/
Nepotism: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
All qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire link can be found under the 'How To Apply' section.