Student Trainee (Investigative Analyst)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Jan 20, 2021
Closes
Jan 25, 2021
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

ATTENTION! ATTENTION!

STUDENTS, PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE APPLYING TO MAKE SURE YOU MEET THE REQUIREMENTS AND INCLUDE THE PROPER DOCUMENTATION.

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Responsibilities

Responsibilities

NATURE OF THE APPOINTMENT: This is a student internship opportunity under the DOT Pathways Program. After successful completion of the program requirements, the individual may be converted to a permanent or TERM appointment. Extensions to this appointment may occur. There is no guarantee of extensions or conversions.

If converted to a permanent or TERM appointment, the full performance level would be a GS-09.

If the position is converted to a permanent position, it can be filled at any of our investigative offices, not necessarily the location of the internship.

You will be responsible for the following duties:

Responds to requests for support by interfacing via telephone, email and in-person with investigators needing database queries, spreadsheets and similar administrative tasks. Works with technical experts to ensure the timeliness of the investigative activity.

Analyzes computerized data for internal and external statistical reporting. Conducts official record checks involving querying law enforcement, public records, commercial and Department of Transportation computerized records-keeping systems and databases.

Maintains and updates computerized databases including entering data into and querying the investigative case management system (ICMS) for HQOPS and other investigative offices on all investigations including documenting arrests; indictments; convictions; and other judicial, civil and administrative actions, investigative techniques and other reportable actions that occur during investigations.

Receives, sorts, and routes incoming mail and correspondence to staff. Coordinates the distribution of materials, reports and other information.

Makes electronic versions of paper documents (creates PDF files) and stores and organizes electronic documents into searchable formats.

Sends, receives, and distributes electronic mail and telephonic facsimile (FAX) documents. Operates office photocopiers and facsimile.

Upload into ICMS daily incoming national hotline system (NHS) reports, incoming correspondence, and assists the Senior Investigator assigned to the daily review of NHS reports.

Assists in recommending and developing investigative leads for case agents by data mining, for example, CLEAR and FINCEN reports, telephone records, social media outlets, and other sources of information.

With support, conducts computerized link analyses, and otherwise assists in the preparation of detailed investigative reports of findings to include quantitative and graphical representation of suspected wrongdoing.

Collects background information and financial reviews of subjects on behalf of case agents. Obtains and reviews other government and law enforcement agencies' investigative reports that relate to open investigations or projects.

Works with regional and headquarters based agents and investigators to assist in the timely reporting (within 24 hours) of significant events (safety-related events, enforcement actions, congressional inquiries, etc.) and their impacts.

Assists the SAC with the overall administration of HQOPS and field offices, including development of budgetary plans and coordination of procurement activities. Reviews and examines office administrative files to ensure all relevant documentation is properly filed and assembled in accordance with the applicable policies, procedures and regulations. Performs other administrative duties as required to assist, as directed, in the overall management of DOT/OIG.

Assembles and maintains case files and ensures all relevant evidence and documentation is properly titled and assembled in accordance with applicable policies, procedures and regulations.

Prepares grammatically correct, well-organized, complete, concise, and accurate written materials.

Compiles statistical and other data from ICMS and/or other sources to assist senior management in the evaluation of and ensuring the proper allocation of investigative resources consistent with organizational goals. Compiles data from the ICMS for testimony and compiles reports on case related topics for leadership's use in evaluating organizational fitness and for high-level briefings.

Utilizes OIG procured data analytics software to prevent and detect fraud in DOT programs.

Coordinates with the OIG Office of Training and Development to ensure Office of Investigations employees are scheduled for and receive the appropriate training classes.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
09

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Applicants will not expect to graduate before the Fall 2021 Semester
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Enrolled at least half time at a qualifying educational institution
  • Must sign a Pathways Student Agreement
  • This position is subject to a background investigation


You must be accepted for enrollment or enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year college or university, or graduate or professional school; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate on at least a half-time basis.

Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater. (G.P.A.'s are rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.45 rounds to 2.5 and 2.44 rounds to 2.4).

You must be enrolled through the Fall 2021 semester and not expect to graduate prior to.

Qualifications

To qualify for the GS-7 Grade level: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-5 Federal grade level. The specialized experience is experience in or related to investigations of criminal violations that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Experience includes but is not limited to providing investigative or inspection support for a law enforcement organization; fundamental research techniques sufficient to collect relevant data and perform computations and analyses; Written communication techniques sufficient to clearly and concisely summarize data from various sources; and skill in using graphs, charts, spreadsheets, and computer print outs to interpret data.

OR one full year of graduate level education in social sciences, business or public administration, behavioral sciences, and sociology. Course work in fields other than those specified may be accepted if it clearly provides applicants with the background knowledge and skills necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled.

One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be determined from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as equivalent to 1 year of full-time study;

Or Superior Academic Achievement (SAA): A Bachelor's degree in one of the above fields of study with SAA. SAA may be met in one of the following three ways:

1. Class Standing -Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, based on completed courses.

2. Grade Point Average-Applicants must have a GPS of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 years of education, or based on the last 2 years of the curriculum; or a 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field, or the required courses completed in the major during the final 2 years of the curriculum.

3. Election to membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society- Applicants can be considered eligible for SAA based on membership in a national scholastic honor society that meets the minimum requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies. a master's degree, LL.B, J.D., or equivalent degree that demonstrates the competencies needed to do the work of the position may be substituted for the experience required;

OR a combination of education and experience as listed above.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

APPLICANTS MUST MEET QUALIFICATIONS BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.

Any male applicant who was born after December 31, 1959, and who is subsequently selected for this position must certify that he is registered for the military selective service by the date he is to enter on duty. False certification may result in termination after appointment.

If you served on active duty in the U.S. Military and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veteran's preference. More information on veterans' is available in the VetGuide that may be found on the United States Office of Personnel Management website at www.opm.gov .

If you are entitled to veteran preference, you should indicate the type of veteran preference you are claiming on your resume/application. In order to verify your veteran preference entitlement, please submit a copy of the Member 4 copy of your DD-214 (certificate of release or discharge from active duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g. documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions. In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a purple heart recipient, or widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the natural mother of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for 10 point veteran preference" and the other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your claim.

Although veteran preference points will not be assigned under the student vacancy, veteran preference eligibles will be listed ahead of non-veterans.

Candidates will be asked to fill out a Declaration for Federal Employment (Optional Form 306). Individuals selected for positions will be required to certify that their application materials are accurate when they enter on duty.

Additional selections may be made within 90 days of the opening date of this announcement should vacancies occur.

THIS AGENCY PROVIDES REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR ANY PART OF THE APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE AGENCY. THE DECISION ON GRANTING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS WILL BE ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

ALL APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, UNION AFFILIATION OR NON-AFFILIATION, MARITAL STATUS, NON-DISQUALIFYING PHYSICAL HANDICAP, OR ANY OTHER NON-MERIT REASON. THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL (OIG), U. S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

Applications received in government envelopes will not be considered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Candidates will be assessed based on their eligibility requirements listed under qualifications and key requirements. Candidates who do not meet the minimum qualification requirements will not be further evaluated.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

TRANSCRIPTS - You MUST provide current up to date transcripts to support your educational claims. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. A degree audit is unacceptable. Word format will not be accepted.

Resume - Your resume must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.

If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.

For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
      • For additional information see:
        • What to include in your resume
        • Resume Writing

DD-214 and/or SF-15 - To receive consideration including veteran's preference points, all veterans must submit a copy of their DD-214 (copy Member #4). If you are claiming 10-point preference, you must submit your SF-15 (revised 12/04). The form is available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/sf.asp. If you are a current service member, in lieu of a DD-214, you may submit a statement from your military personnel center certifying the nature and dates of your service and expected date of separation.

Supporting documents may either be uploaded or faxed to 571-258-4052. The requested information MUST be received by fax within 48 hours prior to the closing date of the vacancy announcement (not including Saturdays, Sundays or government holidays).

NOTE: Applicants who fail to submit all the required documentation listed above, in addition to their resumes, will be considered ineligible for further consideration for this announcement.

Please ensure that your resume and application provide enough detail to support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions. If you fail to submit a COMPLETE on-line resume, you WILL NOT be considered for this position. Please make sure that the experience/education as described on your resume contains accurate and sufficient information that clearly supports your responses to all of the questions for this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience, education and/or your responses to questions, your ratings are subject to change or you may be removed from employment consideration.

PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE A PHOTO OF YOURSELF IN YOUR RESUME OR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION. FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION REMOVED FROM CONSIDERATION

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