CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Sep 17, 2020
Closes
Sep 25, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located within the Office of Inspector General, Department of Defense (OIG, DoD), Evaluations Investigative Oversight and Special Investigations and Reviews division (EVAL-IOSIR). The EVAL-IO division is responsible to the OIG, DoD for providing worldwide leadership, direction and professional expertise in the performance of criminal investigations.

As a CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR, GS-1811-13, your typical work assignments may include the following:

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Responsibilities

  • The incumbent supports investigative operations by handling critical responsibilities such as:
  • Participates in the planning, scheduling, and execution of evaluations and oversight of criminal investigations and special assignments in response to requests by the Inspector General (IG), DoD, the Secretary of Defense, Congress, or other sources.
  • The incumbent develops data collection methodologies and collects required data to identify strengths and weaknesses, assess the ramifications of identified problem areas and recommend actions for correction and prevention of future similar problems.
  • Prepares reports to be issued by the OIG, DoD, to the Congress, Secretaries of the Military Departments and other DoD program managers.
  • Reviews and evaluates policies governing the conduct of DoD criminal investigative activities and operations Department-wide. Reviews DCIO implementation of DoD criminal investigative policies and related matters.
  • Plans and directs the efforts of staff members, personnel from other DoD activities and non-DoD personnel in accomplishing policy review tasks.
  • Evaluates DoD-wide policies regarding referral of criminal matters by DoD program officials to the appropriate DoD or other Department or Agency investigative organizations (such as the FBI, IRS and other IGs).
  • Ensures the reports contain a thorough analysis of data obtained during reviews of DCIOs relating to their operational procedures and effectiveness.
  • Writes, evaluates, and oversees policies for DoD program officials and criminal investigative activities regarding coordination of general crimes investigations.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 15% for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Position has been designated as Critical Sensitive. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
  • Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG.
  • Current DoD civilian employees are not required to submit to drug testing if moving from one Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another with no break in service, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
  • If you have not previously completed a probationary period with the Federal government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the initial issue date of the referral list.
  • Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.
  • Applicants who have held a non-temporary General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the time-in-grade restriction.
  • The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.
  • Telework eligibility - Mission Dependent.
  • This is an Excepted Service position and an applicant receiving such an appointment does not acquire competitive civil service status.
  • This position requires a pre-employment physical exam and a pre-employment physical readiness test. A physical readiness test is required for the duration of employment.
  • This position requires qualifications to carry and use government-owned firearms as part of assigned duties (as a condition of employment you must maintain this qualification).
  • The applicant selected for this position must be able to qualify and maintain authorization to carry firearms including no current or previous domestic violence charges/convictions.
  • Employees are ineligible for this position if, at any time, they have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless the conviction was expunged, set aside, or he/she received a pardon.
  • Incumbent will be required to work, or be available to work substantial amounts of unscheduled overtime duty based on the needs of the agency.
  • Compensation for this unscheduled overtime is in the form of a special form of premium pay fixed at 25 percent of the adjusted salary (basic and locality).
  • Requires the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
  • Federal employees currently serving in the Competitive Service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the Competitive Service by accepting an offer of employment in the Excepted Service.


Qualifications

You must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-12 level in the federal service or at an equivalent level. Specialized experience is defined as: the investigation of felony crimes within the military criminal investigative organizations, such as the USACIDC, AFOSI or NCIS, or in another federal investigative organization as an active duty military criminal investigator or 1811 criminal investigator; planning, scheduling, data and evidence collection, and conducting oversight reviews of felony criminal investigations; development of data collection methodologies to identify strengths and weaknesses of criminal investigations; and preparing reports that contain a thorough analysis of data obtained during review.

Experience working with a team comprised of special agents and investigators and other program support staff; ability to make sound technical and administrative decisions under pressure and to meet changing priorities and deadlines; experience in the formulation of policies, procedures, and standards of investigations; ability to communicate with senior staff and supervisors regarding investigative programs; ability to analyze problems, gather pertinent data and make recommendations for solutions; proficient in writing investigative and technical reports; knowledge of governmental budgeting and program management; extensive knowledge of military criminal investigative policy, procedures and techniques.

You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1800/criminal-investigation-series-1811/

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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Only experience and/or education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. Employees are ineligible for this position if, at any time, they have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless the conviction was expunged, set aside, or he/she received a pardon. The applicant selected for this position must be able to qualify and maintain authorization to carry and use government-owned firearms including no current or previous domestic violence charges/convictions.

This position is considered a secondary law enforcement administrative position and is covered under the special retirement provision for secondary law enforcement positions. The applicant must meet all of the following special retirement requirements: (1) Has moved directly (without a break in service exceeding three days) from a rigorous position to a secondary position; (2) Has completed three years of service in a rigorous position; and (3) If the applicant has served in a secondary position continuously (without a break in service of more than three days) since serving in a primary position. If selected, applicants that meet qualification requirements, but do not meet special retirement coverage requirements, will be placed under the regular Federal Employee retirement coverage.

Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). Current DoD civilian employees are not required to conduct drug testing if moving from one Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another TDP with no break in service, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis by the gaining Component.

Incumbent must have successfully completed the Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia, or another Federal equivalent criminal investigator training program, such as the FBI Special Agent training program or Military Criminal Investigative Organization equivalent. Tribal, State, and local law enforcement academy training does not meet this requirement. Application MUST include a copy of the Certificate indicating completion of the course or completion of the course MUST be annotated on the applicant's DD214.

May be required to submit a financial disclosure form (OGE-450) at time of appointment and annually.

Education

There is no substitution of education for experience at this level.

Additional information

Working for DoD OIG offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

If applicable, you may apply under the appropriate Special Appointment Authority and be considered for non-competitive appointments. Please see link for definitions of the Special Appointment Authorities:
http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp

Military retirees seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement (5 United States Code 3326.)

This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. Employees are ineligible for this position if, at any time, they have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless the conviction was expunged, set aside, or he/she received a pardon. The applicant selected for this position must be able to qualify and maintain authorization to carry and use government-owned firearms including no current or previous domestic violence charges/convictions.

This position is considered a secondary law enforcement administrative position and is covered under the special retirement provision for secondary law enforcement positions. The applicant must meet all of the following special retirement requirements: (1) Has moved directly (without a break in service exceeding three days) from a rigorous position to a secondary position; (2) Has completed three years of service in a rigorous position; and (3) If the applicant has served in a secondary position continuously (without a break in service of more than three days) since serving in a primary position. If selected, applicants that meet qualification requirements, but do not meet special retirement coverage requirements, will be placed under the regular Federal Employee retirement coverage.

Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). Current DoD civilian employees are not required to conduct drug testing if moving from one Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another TDP with no break in service, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis by the gaining Component.

Incumbent must have successfully completed the Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia, or another Federal equivalent criminal investigator training program, such as the FBI Special Agent training program or Military Criminal Investigative Organization equivalent. Tribal, State, and local law enforcement academy training does not meet this requirement. Application MUST include a copy of the Certificate indicating completion of the course.

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 .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:
  • Analytical and Evaluative Methods and Techniques.
  • Communication
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Personnel Practices, Policies, and Procedures.
  • Writing


Preview the assessment questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10909435

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Your complete application package includes:
  • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Resume should include the following: where you worked, job title, series and grade, if applicable, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number,
  • Copy of your Criminal Investigator Training Program Certificate indicating course completion or completion of the course MUST be annotated on the applicant's DD214.
  • Copy of your most recent SF-50 , Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable, which documents current position occupied. If currently occupying an excepted service VRA, provide an SF-50 documenting your current Veterans Recruitment Appointment. NOTE: An award SF-50 (i.e. cash or time off award) that does not indicate grade or level (i.e. pay band) or tenure to determine your eligibility for this position will not be accepted. **Current DoD OIG employees ONLY: you do NOT need to submit a copy of your SF-50(s).
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal received within the last 18 months and signed and dated by your supervisor; If you are a current Federal government employee, you must submit your performance appraisal as indicated or document why it is unavailable. **Current DoD OIG employees ONLY: you do NOT need to submit a copy of your Performance Appraisal.
  • Veterans - You must submit a copy of your latest DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (any copy that shows all dates of service, type of discharge as well as character of service [Honorable, General, etc.] is acceptable) If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple periods of active duty service, submit a copy for each period of service. - OR - If you are still on active duty, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying, rank, dates of active duty service, expected date of discharge and condition of discharge This document must be dated within 120 days from the closing date of this announcement
  • . *Retired/Retiring Veterans : Please be aware that there is a 180-Day Restriction on Department of Defense (DoD) Employment of Military Retirees. A retired member of the Armed Forces may not be appointed to a civilian position in DoD within 180 days after retirement unless: * The agency requests and is granted a waiver; *The position is authorized special pay under 5 U.S.C. 3505; or *A state of national emergency exists
  • Any additional documentation that would provide proof of your eligibility category for which you are applying. Required documents are listed next to the eligibility category in the "Additional Information" section above.
Submission of a resume alone is NOT a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional form/s and/or supplemental materials. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment. All documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement.

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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