Polygraph Examining Investigator

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 17, 2021
Closes
Feb 24, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The USSS is a premier law enforcement organization with two (2) critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crimes or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the USSS we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity, and courage. For more information on the Secret Service click here.

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Responsibilities

The U.S. Secret Service is seeking retired (CSRS/FERS) individuals to support our integrated mission and immediately impart their knowledge and experience to the current workforce. If re-employed under a Dual Compensation Hiring Authority with an OPM approved salary off-set waiver granted to the Secret Service, annuitants are able to earn their full salary and their full annuity without penalty.

The USSS employs retirees under one of the Dual Compensation Hiring Authorities below:

Dual Compensation Hiring Authority
  • Earn Full Annuity and Full Salary
  • Earn Annual Leave and Sick Leave
  • Work Full-time, Part-Time, or an Intermittent work schedule (determined by supervisor)
  • Receive Overtime (if on a full-time schedule)

Dual Compensation Hiring Authority - COVID-19 Response
  • Earn Full Annuity and Full Salary
  • Earn Annual Leave and Sick Leave
  • Work Full-time, Part-Time, or an Intermittent work schedule (determined by supervisor)
  • Receive Overtime (if on a full-time schedule)

The selectee will serve as a Polygraph Examining Investigator in the Office of Investigations, Forensic Services Division. Typical work assignments include:
  • Conducting pre-polygraph examinations and analyzing data collected to determine the results of the polygraph examinations. Developing and/or adapting polygraph techniques to the situation and preparing accurate, concise, logical and objective reports of investigations.
  • Analyzing, identifying and administering polygraph examinations by selecting the appropriate testing techniques on the basis of a thorough review and analysis of all available documentation.
  • Conducting pretest interviews of individuals to be examined to determine their willingness to submit to the examination.
  • Evaluating suitability for testing and making final determinations on whether or not to conduct the examination.
  • Representing the Secret Service at various levels of government regarding pre-employment polygraph matters, presenting briefings orally, and preparing written reports on polygraph findings.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional domestic and foreign travel may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required.


Conditions of Employment If selected for this position, you may be required to:
  • Obtain and maintain a Top Secret Tier 5 clearance. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page .
  • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
  • Undergo occasional travel.


Qualifications

Basic Qualification:

You must demonstrate at least one (1) year of the defined Specialized Experience and meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR).

Specialized Experience

GS-13: You qualify for the GS-13 level (starting salary of $102,663) if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level preforming duties such as: conducting pre-employment activities; providing guidance on pre-employment polygraph examinations; determining pre-employment polygraph countermeasures and their use; evaluating, analyzing, and providing guidance and information on testing methodologies and the effectiveness of pre-employment polygraph examination programs.

AND

IOR Series 1801 - General Inspection Investigation Enforcement and Compliance Series 1801 (opm.gov)

Special Priority Selection rights under ICTAP: Submit a copy of your agency notice, copy of your most recent performance appraisal (with at least a satisfactory rating), and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered well qualified, you must meet the specialized experience and OPM's Individual Occupational Requirements as listed in the Qualifications Section.

Education

Please reference OPM Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) in the Qualifications section.

Additional information

Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage. In the Secret Service, we:
  • Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities
  • Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events
  • Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

E-Verify Statement: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities

Mandatory Suitability Statement:

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

This position will require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been determined.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

This position is covered by Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO) and additional compensation may be paid at the rate of up to 25% of the base salary.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the duties of the position. Upon review, your resume and/or supporting documents need to reflect one year of specialized experience, in order to be considered. If one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the next lower grade level cannot be identified in your resume, you will be considered not qualified.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered qualified, you must meet the specialized experience and OPM's Individual Occupational Requirements as listed in the Qualifications section.

Interviews may be required for this position. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.

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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
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

In addition to addressing the vacancy specific questions, you must also submit the following documentation:
  • Resume - In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history should show work experience in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date, and include the number of hours worked per week.
  • Are you a retired Federal employee? Submit a copy of your retirement SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing your tenure code, position occupied, retirement code and highest grade and step. An award SF-50 does not contain the required information. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade and that supports your claim for time-in-grade. Also submit your performance appraisals and/or incentive awards.
  • Special Priority Selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP: Submit a copy of your agency notice, copy of your most recent performance appraisal (with at least a satisfactory rating), and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.


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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