Washington D.C.
Apr 23, 2019
Apr 23, 2019
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel Required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • One year probationary period may be required.
  • You must be registered with Selective Service if applicable (
  • You must have a Top Secret Clearance.
  • If your application is incomplete, you will not be considered.
  • To be found minimally qualified, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability and directly related to the skills and abilities under the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQs). 

    You must address the following:

    Consideration for competitive selection for this position is open to all persons within the area of consideration who meet the basic qualifications. To be qualified for this position, your resume must reflect experience in a managerial capacity with responsibility for providing supervisory direction to an organization responsible for providing executive and policy direction to the Office of Investigations; directs, coordinates and is responsible for the professional and timely performance of all Department investigative activity in the United States and abroad.  Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.  You must demonstrate in your résumé, significant achievements, increasing levels of responsibility as a manager, and a solid record of successful professional performance.
    Age Requirement: Applicants are subject to the maximum entry age into law enforcement positions with this agency, which is the date immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday. This age restriction may not apply to those who have previously served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement position covered by special hazardous duty retirement provisions.

    Training Requirement: This position requires that you complete or have completed the eight week basic criminal investigator course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA, or an approved equivalent program. Retention in the position is subject to successful completion of the training.

    Firearm Requirement: This position requires you to be authorized to carry a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency. Therefore, it is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment, 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(9) and you will be required to verify that you have not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

    Medical Requirement: This position requires you to maintain physical fitness standards set by the agency. Physical stamina, excellent eyesight and hearing, and emotional stability are essential. The duties of positions in the criminal investigator series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather.

    As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), your resume must show evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability, and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQs) and five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below.


    All applicants must address the following in writing with their application.  Please limit your response to maximum of two pages per PTQ.

    1. Demonstrated experience conducting, leading, and managing complex and highly sensitive investigations.
    2. Demonstrated knowledge of federal criminal laws and civil fraud statutes, the federal judicial process, and federal administrative law.

    B.  EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs) - Current members of the SES do not need to include ECQs with their application package. If you are not currently a member of the SES, please submit a statement covering each ECQ below. Your response should be limited to 2 pages per ECQ.
    ECQ1-Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
    Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision.
    ECQ2-Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
    Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building.
    ECQ3-Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
    Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility.
    ECQ4-Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
    Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management.
    ECQ5-Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
    Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.

    If you are submitting ECQs with your package, a complete guide to writing executive qualifications is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website at

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Selectee will be required to test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in this position and be subject to random drug testing thereafter.

    Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the United States. If your identity and employment eligibility cannot be confirmed, you may be terminated.

    Selectee must pass a pre-employment security check.

    The selectee must be able to retain a Top Secret security clearance.

    Relocation expenses will not be paid. 

    The successful candidate will be required to serve a one-year probationary period following appointment unless he/she has already completed a one-year probationary period for the Senior Executive Service(SES).

    Selectee will be required to complete an Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278.

    Travel is required within the continental United States and overseas.

    An initial appointment to an SES position is contingent on approval from the Office of Personnel Management(OPM) Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully completed an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program.(SES Candidate Development Program(CDP)graduates must submit proof of OPM Qualification Review Board Certification.) 

    Veterans' preference does not apply to the SES. 

    A career SES employee may be noncompetitively reassigned to any position within or outside of the commuting area at the direction of management. 

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

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

    Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement for each Professional Technical Qualification (PTQ) and each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) listed. If you are currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into SES, or have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and had your ECQs certified by OPM, then you only need to address each PTQ, and you do not need to submit an ECQ narrative. All other applicants are required to respond to all ECQs and PTQs, addressing each ECQ and PTQ separately. Please give a complete and detailed answer for each qualification. Please keep in mind each ECQ and PTQ are unique qualifications. Therefore, duplicate responses are not sufficient in determining if you meet that specific qualification.
    Do not enter "Refer to Resume" to explain your answer. Applications directing the reader to search within the application or to "See Resume" are considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Failure to submit a narrative statement or address any of the ECQs and/or PTQs is also considered incomplete and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. As a result, you will be rated as "INCOMPLETE".

    Qualified applicants will be evaluated by an Executive Resources Board (ERB) rating panel of senior managers to determine the degree to which they possess the executive core and professional/technical qualifications, and best qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check. The ERB rating panel will make recommendations on best qualified candidates to the selecting official. Applicants will be evaluated on the quality and extent of their total accomplishments, experience, the ECQs, and the PTQs.

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    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required Yes

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