Criminal Investigator

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 12, 2021
Closes
Jan 19, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

For more information on the Department of Justice and the United States Attorneys' Offices, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/ .

As needed, additional positions may be filled using this announcement.
Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for planning, conducting and managing complex criminal investigations related to suspected violations of federal law.

Typical work assignments will include:
  • Overseeing the planning and coordination of complex investigations in one or more of the following areas: national security related offenses, fraud, bribery and public corruption, money laundering, violent crime or cybercrime.
  • Developing and authorizing operational plans and procedures for arrests and searches.
  • Conducting interviews of victims, witnesses, and subjects.
  • Reviewing and analyzing data such as telephone records, cell-site data, bank records, credit card records, and email.
  • Providing advice and assistance to assigned Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) during investigations and prosecutions.
  • Testifying in the grand jury or at trial and other court proceedings as to facts and to explain in detail how evidence was obtained.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel ocassionally for training, 3-5 days per year.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test required
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (Sensitive Compartmented Information) security clearance.
  • You must qualify with and carry a firearms.
  • You will be required to complete and file an initial and annual OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.
  • You must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicl operator's license while employed in this position.
  • Yoiu must satisfactorily complet the Criminal Investigation Training program at the Federal Law Endorcementy Training Center(FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia, if not already complete. (Equivalent training is acceptable).


Qualifications

To qualify as a GS-13 Criminal Investigator, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 llevel in the Federal Service.

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Specialized Experience is defined as experience performing the following types of duties: using a wide range of investigative methods to uncover criminal violations; recognizing, seizing and preserving evidence; soliciting cooperating witnesses/defendants and other sources to identify members of criminal organizations; testifying in local and federal courts and before local and federal grand juries; conducting or leading complex investigations in one or more of the following areas: fraud, bribery and public corruption, national security related offenses, cybercrimes, money laundering, violent crimes and sexual assault; consulting with attorneys and trial teams to provide investigative advice, ensure compliance with applicable laws, investigative strategy, and recommend investigative methods and techniques.

This position has law enforcement officer retirement coverage. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and not reached their 37th birthday prior to appointment (5 U.S.C. 3307(d)). The maximum entry age limit was established under the age discrimination prohibitions contained in section 4 of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Maximum entry age limitations may not be waived for any applicant, except those with veteran's preference. If you have prior Federal Law Enforcement Officer coverage, you must submit appropriate SF-50s (Notification of Personnel Action) that show period of coverage. Failure to provide proof of Federal Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) coverage may result in removal from consideration.

Physical Requirements: Performance of above duties 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 intact and functioning in order that incumbent may perform the duties satisfactorily. Incumbent must possess sufficiently good vision, with or without glasses, in each eye in order that he/she may perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, glasses permitted, must be acute for reading of printed materials the size of typewritten characters. The ability of the incumbent to hear the conversational voice and whispered speech is required. Any hearing impairment may be compensated for by use of a hearing aid. Since the duties of the position are exacting, responsible, and involve work performed under arduous and dangerous conditions, incumbents must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition, which would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself or to others, will be disqualifying.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)- The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

Education

Additional information

Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

You will be rated on the following Competencies (see The Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, Appendix F for definitions):
Attention to Detail, Decisiveness, Planning and Evaluating, Teamwork, and Technical Competence

The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , National security , Credentialing

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:
-Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).
-Required: Your resume showing relevant experience and dates (month/day/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time)(cover letter optional).
--Required if you are a current or former Federal employee: a recent copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing title, series, grade, and full performance level (FPL); AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal. Please note your SF-50 must include your FPL in the remark section (e.g., appointment, reassignment, promotion actions), pay adjustments and awards do not include this information so they are not acceptable.
-Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
- Required, if applicable: VEOA documentation (your DD-214, Member Copy 4).

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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