Investigative Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Sep 30, 2020
Closes
Oct 01, 2020
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Justice, U.S. National Central Bureau (USNCB), also known as INTERPOL Washington. The USNCB serves as the United States' representative to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), on behalf of the U.S. Attorney General, and is responsible for facilitating international U.S. criminal investigative and humanitarian efforts ensuring that they are consistent with U.S. interests and laws.
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Responsibilities

  • The incumbent will monitor, prioritize, and process routine investigative requests from domestic and foreign law enforcement authorities, often under strict timelines, to assist in the furtherance of their investigative efforts.
  • The incumbent will search, gather, and analyze information from various domestic and international law enforcement systems and public records, to identify and organize investigative leads involving criminal fugitives and criminal activity.
  • The incumbent will access, evaluate and index a broad range of investigative information, and generates and/or maintains electronic case files in, INTERPOL Washington's Envoy Communications Environment (ECE) records management system.
  • The incumbent will enter and maintain investigative records and manages information placed in domestic and international law enforcement systems in compliance with established regulations.
  • The incumbent will make investigative referrals for reported and suspected criminal activity and facilitate international law enforcement information exchange.
  • The incumbent will manage and maintain internal investigative case files to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with INTERPOL Washington and Department of Justice policy.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel possible, You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation (Top Secret) and background check which includes a drug screenings and credit checks.
  • You may be required to complete a one-year probationary or trial period.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
  • You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
  • Additional selections may be made from this announcement, for up to 90 days, if openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division.
  • Financial Disclosure: If selected, you may be required to disclose financial information in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.
  • This position has been designated "mission essential", which means that work schedules vary in support of DOJ, INTERPOL, and Government Operations. See additional information section for clarity.
  • This position requires work on any day or shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, or on a temporary and/or on "on call" basis, necessary to meet mission requirements.
  • This position may require travel. See additional information section for clarity


Qualifications

To qualify for the position of Investigative Analyst at (GS-1805-7/9), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to this series and grade you're applying to.

If you are a current or former government employee with status on a permanent appointment in the competitive service, you will need to demonstrate 1-year (52-weeks) at the next lower grade level, to meet the time-in-grade requirements for this occupational series and grade.

There is no positive education requirements for this position. However, education may be substituted in lieu of specialized experience. Please see details below.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE

To qualify for the GS-07:

You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 in the Federal service. At a minimum, specialized experience must be in or related to the following
  • Reviewing law enforcement communications and materials to evaluate and process routine criminal investigative requests;
  • Conducting queries in law enforcement and public source databases and logging relevant data or records in a law enforcement information management system; AND
  • Gathering, analyzing, organizing, and summarizing information in order to provide accurate and appropriate responses to routine requests from law enforcement customers.
  • OR

    You must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; and meet one of the Superior Academic Achievement (SAA) provisions. The SAA provisions include the following:
  • Possess a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for all completed undergraduate coursework or for all courses completed in the last two full years of undergraduate work;
  • Possess a GPA of 3.5 or higher for all courses in the major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two full years of undergraduate work;
  • Rank in the upper one-third of your college, university or major subdivision; or 4) membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
  • OR

    You must have successfully completed one full academic year of graduate education (18 units or equivalent) from an accredited college or university, in addition to a Bachelor's degree.

    OR

    Have a combination of education and experience described above. To calculate, determine the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determine the applicant's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Note: You must provide copies of your official/unofficial transcripts to support your response.

    To qualify for the GS-09:

    You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. At a minimum, specialized experience must be in or related to the following:
  • Reviewing law enforcement communications and materials to evaluate and process routine and complex criminal investigative requests;
  • Conducting queries in law enforcement and public source databases and logging relevant data or records in a law enforcement information management system;
  • Gathering, analyzing, organizing, and summarizing information in order to provide accurate and appropriate responses to routine and complex requests from law enforcement customers; AND
  • Resolving issues of a complex or unique investigative technical nature, to include applying research techniques and methods that support developing investigative leads about criminal fugitives or criminal activity.

  • OR

    You must have aMaster's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: International Security Studies, Police Science, Criminology, and/or Criminal Justice.

    OR

    You must have a combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.

    You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2020.
    Your resume must support your responses to the questionnaire and qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.

    Education

    There is no positive education requirement for this series and grade.

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements :
    Education must be reviewed and certified by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be creditable toward your qualifications. Therefore, you should provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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 more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation .

    All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

    Additional information

    The bullets below outline the various groups of applicants that fall under the term "status candidates". This vacancy is open to applicants from any of the groups listed below: When you apply you'll have the chance to claim an eligibility pathway, be sure you fully read each statement and any links provided to make sure you know which eligibility you qualify for.
    See a full list and learn more at USAJOBS, see: What does Status Candidate mean? or Which Jobs am I Eligible to Apply for?
    • Current & Former Federal Employees : For more information, see USAJOBS Federal Employees .
    • Career Transition Assistance Programs (CTAP & ICTAP) : For more information visit: USAJOBS Career Transition Programs
    • Preference Eligible Veterans and Certain Military Spouses: Please see USAJOBS Veterans Preference for more details.
    • Schedule A for Persons with Disabilities: Learn more at USAJOBS - Individuals with Disabilities .
    General Employment Information :
    • Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Our policy can be found at: https://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/manual-and-procedures-providing-reasonable-accommodation
    • DOJ EEO Statement: The U.S. Department of Justice fosters an inclusive and diverse workforce, find our EEO statement online at: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf
    • Selective Service: If you were born male, on or after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Additional information is found at: www.sss.gov .

    This position has been designated "mission essential". If selected, the incumbent will be required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled, to support continued agency operations, during severe weather conditions, emergency situations (e.g., local, state, or national declaration of a natural or man-made disaster), and possible suspension of routine federal government operations.

    This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance or access for the duration of their employment. A background investigation and credit check are required.

    This position may require the incumbent to work on any day or shift, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, on a regular, rotating, or temporary/short-term basis, as needed to meet mission requirements.

    This position may require the incumbent to travel to and/or remain at one or more alternate worksite locations for an extended period of time in the event of emergency situations (e.g., local, state, or national declaration of a natural or man-made disaster), and possible suspension of routine federal government operations to support continued agency operations and/or meet mission requirements.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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 described above.

    Once the announcement closes, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted by the HR Specialist. This information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether you are qualified for this particular position.If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible, or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.
    Additionally, we will review your supporting documents and resume to determine if you are in the "Area of Consideration" for this vacancy. Government-Wide Merit Promotion vacancies may only accept applications from a limited audience, pay careful attention to the "Who May Apply" and the "Hiring Paths" information. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

    BASIS OF RATING :
    DOJ's Merit Promotion Procedures will be used to evaluate candidates.
    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, and other characteristics):
    • Criminal Case Research and Analysis
    • Criminal Investigative Information Management
    • Oral Communication
    • Written Communication


    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
    Suitability/Fitness , National security

    Required Documents

    Documentation requirements may vary from applicant to applicant based on your eligibility claims. For example, Veteran documents would be required only from applicants claiming Veteran's Preference. It is your responsibility to carefully review the list of document descriptions below, to see which documents are required for your application.

    ALL APPLICANTS : You must submit a detailed resume containing the following pieces of information for each job listed:
    • official position title,
    • employer name and contact information,
    • start and end dates ( including month and year ),
    • a detailed list of duties & accomplishments,
    • your highest salary (or grade/step) achieved, and
    • the number of hours worked per week (or indicate full-time).
    If you're unsure about what to include in your resume, please review the USAJOBS Resume Writing Tutorial on YouTube. You are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder , as this will ensure you're including everything that is required.

    If you are a current or former Federal employee applying for transfer, reinstatement, or reassignment :
    • You must submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) or equivalent agency form.
      • Do not submit an award SF-50 document, these do not contain sufficient information about your appointment.
      • Your SF-50 should list the full position title, series, grade and step, organization, duty location, service computation date, effective date, and your service type and tenure status.
    • You must also submit a copy of your most recent performance evaluation or appraisal, signed, showing your final rating. If a performance appraisal is not available you must submit a statement explaining why one is not available.
    • See USAJOBS Current & Former Employees for more information.
    If you are claiming a Veterans Preference eligibility :
    • When claiming a Veteran's Preference, you must submit your last DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) form, specifically the Member #4 Copy, indicating dates and character of service and discharge type.
    • If you are a V eteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more , you will need to additionally submit the SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference) and a copy of your VA Letter stating your disability rating.
    • If you are the qualifying parent or spouse of a disabled, deceased, or deployed Veteran, and are seeking a derived preference eligibility, you must submit appropriate supporting documentation such as the Veterans DD-214, SF-15, VA Letter, and/or Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders. See Veteran Family Preference for more information.
    • For more information on each type of Veterans Preference, and the documentation required for each, see FedsHireVets .
    If you are a person with a severe disability, claiming eligibility under Schedule A :
    • You must submit "proof of a disability" documentation.
      • "Proof of a disability" is a letter stating that you have an intellectual disability, severe physical disability or psychiatric disability.
      • You must get this letter from your doctor, a licensed medical professional, a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist, or any Federal, state, or local agency that issues or provides disability benefits.
    • For more information about Schedule A and verification requirements, please see OPM's Schedule A site .
    If you are a displaced Federal employee claiming eligibility under CTAP or ICTAP :
    • You must submit your separation notice or agency RIF letter from your agency.
    • If you have not yet been separated, you can provide the letter of intent to separate you from the agency because of reduction-in-force.
    • See USAJOBS' Career Transition Programs for more information.
    If you are using education to qualify for this position, or education is required :
    • You must submit a transcript, which may be unofficial, as long as it contains a full listing of courses, credit earned, grade and grade-point-average, subject area, degree(s) earned, and dates of award.
      • Your transcript must come from a nationally-accredited educational institution recognized by the Department of Education.
      • P lease do not submit electronic transcripts with documentation security protection, these may prevent our application system from accepting and processing the document.
    • If submitting a foreign transcript, you must have the transcript reviewed by an approved foreign education review organization recognized by the Department of Education. Your transcript must also be in English or have an English translation included.
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