Criminal Investigator (Senior Special Agent)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Sep 24, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Investigations, Office of Inspector General.

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Responsibilities

As a Criminal Investigator (Senior Special Agent), you will:

  • Plan, coordinate, conduct, and report on a full range of criminal investigations, specializing in financial cases of an extremely sensitive and complex nature, such as bank or program fraud and conspiracy, Treasury check fraud, theft, identity theft, embezzlement, forgery, and counterfeiting. Present new and novel issues requiring an extraordinarily high degree of ingenuity and initiative that arise in investigations of suspected criminal activity in all sizes and levels of financial institutions, or other identified investigative matters. Conduct intensive reviews of pertinent records, both historical and current, to identify evidence of contrivances. Develop informants and locate and interview witnesses. Develop and document evidence of conspiracy to misrepresent bank assets and/or other activities to the OCC, FDIC, FRBIG or affected Federal agencies. Track and document evidence of bank or program fraud and conspiracy, Treasury check fraud, theft, identity theft, embezzlement, forgery, counterfeiting or other. Investigate suspected instances of unreported inside stock sales.
  • Prepare cases for grand jury Indictments and pleadings, and prosecutions by U.S. Attorneys. Works with prosecutors on especially complex cases to ensure that their understanding is sufficient for clear presentations to juries. For cases leading to grand jury indictments, maintain required secrecy during all stages of the investigative process.
  • Serve as the technical and programmatic OIG liaison with heads of federal prosecutorial and investigative offices and key attorneys related to extremely complex and sensitive bank or program fraud and conspiracy investigations., Coordinates largely independently with bank regulatory or affected entitles, Including the OCC, the FDIC, and the FRBIG. Coordinates with law enforcement organizations, including the Secret Service, the FBI, IRS criminal Investigative offices, and state and local law enforcement agencies. Consult with special agent specializing in cybercrime as needed to locate and track concealed digitized information, and to reconstitute erased electronic records.
  • Investigate the most sensitive and complex whistleblower complaints, threats made against Treasury employees and officials, and allegations of employee misconduct, as assigned.


  • Travel Required

    25% or less - 0-5 Days per month

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    14

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Must be a U.S citizen or U.S National
    • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment"
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    The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.

    Qualifications

    You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Medical Requirements: The duties of positions in this series 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 these positions 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 him/her, or others is disqualifying.

    Age Restriction: The date immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday is the maximum entry age for original appointment to a law enforcement officer position. This requirement does not apply to a) Preference-eligible veterans; OR b) Individuals who are 37 years of age or older and have previously served in law enforcement officer positions that were covered by a special law enforcement retirement plan.

    AND

    Specialized experience: For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

    -Conducting or leading sensitive financial investigative cases (e.g., bank fraud, program fraud, check fraud, identity theft, embezzlement, etc.).

    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
    For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13level for 52 weeks.

    Education

    Additional information

    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    - We will not pay relocation expenses.
    - This is a non-bargaining -designated position.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
    - A one-year probationary period may be required.
    - Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    - Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
    - Possess a valid state motor vehicle operator's license or Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (upon appointment OR within __ days of appointment) and maintain a valid license while you occupy the position.
    - Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position. This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc.
    - File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
    - Undergo an income tax verification.
    - Successfully complete a background investigation.
    - Obtain and maintain a top secret clearance.
    - Sign a mobility agreement.
    - Carry and use a firearm. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also 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.
    - Complete or have previously completed the Criminal Investigator course(s) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA.
    - LEAP will not be offered until FLETC has been completed.
    - Complete a pre-employment medical examination (including vision, hearing, cardiovascular and mobility of extremities) by an authorized Government physician and be determined physically fit to perform strenuous physically demanding duties. You will be required to undergo regular physical examinations and to maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with the standards and policies of this agency.
    - Agree to work an average of two extra hours per day. Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) has been approved to compensate for unscheduled duty in excess of the 40-hour workweek.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Leadership and Communication. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must receive a score of 90 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

    CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
    - Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".)
    - If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
    - Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

    PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: Submit a copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last year, that includes the final rating. If you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application.

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

    If you are applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, VRA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see https://arc.fiscal.treasury.gov/vacancies/fsApplicantGuideMeritPromotion.pdf . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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