Criminal Investigator, GS-1811-13
25% or less - Requires frequent travel.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes PCS relocation may be authorized.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.
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 finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of this position are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.
Applicants must have at least one full year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience includes: conducting complex criminal investigations, conducting and/or participating in undercover operations, surveillance; search/seizure operations; making apprehension/arrests; interviewing witnesses, and interrogating suspects; gathering and developing criminal information and intelligence (HUMINT) leading to the development of further law enforcement or analytical actions; recognizing, developing and presenting evidence which reconstructs events, sequences and time elements, and establishes relationships, responsibilities, legal liabilities/responsibilities, and conflicts of interest for presentation in legal hearings and court proceedings; writing investigative reports and other documents, presenting indicated and developed information to supervisors, relevant commands, attorneys and courts; and preparing and delivering oral briefings for different levels of personnel of a variety of Federal, state, and local agencies.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
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 Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here
Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to 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, or imprisonment.
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All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.
For Veterans' preference eligibility, visit Veterans' Employment Resources. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. See the required documents section of the announcement.
More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6262. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be referred for consideration. The following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities are needed to perform this job:
- Knowledge of generally accepted investigative and intelligence collection principles, techniques, methods and procedures.
- Knowledge of the variety of maritime law enforcement programs, missions, and operations.
- Knowledge of Federal statutes and regulations, including the Uniform Code of Military Justice (Title 10, U.S. Code), rules of evidence, court decisions, constitutional rights, search and seizure, methods of interview and interrogations, admissibility of confessions, and national security directives in order to participate in investigative, intelligence, security and law enforcement missions.
- Knowledge of a wide range of criminal and civil investigation-related policies, concepts and principles, as currently practiced in Federal law enforcement, as well as knowledge of security and operational intelligence and policies and procedures, and a general understanding of the scope of laws in foreign countries as they relate to protective service operations.
- Ability to make contacts, maintain effective work relationships, and gain the confidence and cooperation of others.
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