Senior Investigative Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 19, 2021
Closes
Feb 27, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The OIG conducts audits, evaluations, investigations and special reviews of the personnel and programs of all DOJ components. The DOJ/OIG offers a wide range of federal benefits and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.
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Responsibilities

This position is located in Investigations Division, Headquarters with a physical location in Washington, DC.

If you are selected as a Senior Investigative Specialist, your responsibilities would include, but would not be limited to:
  • Receives complaints and allegations via mail, telephone, e-mail, or facsimile from the public, Department of Justice employees, contractors, grantees, and others.
  • Authors correspondence, reports and memoranda addressed to components and other agencies regarding complaints and allegations received by the Investigations Division or as directed by the Special Agent in Charge. Preparation often requires researching, investigating, and documenting a chronological sequence of events. Correspondence includes referrals of complaints, investigative reports and letters distributed the appropriate agencies, components, complainants and the Public.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and documents in writing incoming allegations and complaints. Identifies the proper agency having jurisdiction over the allegations and complaints. Ensures that DOJ/OIG field offices or Department Bureaus have as much data as possible to initiate an appropriate inquiry/investigation.
  • Inputs, updates and tracks allegations and complaints received via the OIG HOTLINE or other sources into the automated case tracking system (IDMS).


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • You must be registered for the Selective Service, if applicable.
  • You must successfully pass and are subject to random drug screenings.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • You may be subject to a probationary period.
  • You must provide your most recent performance appraisal, if applicable.
  • You must complete the vacancy questionnaire in order to receive consideration for this position.


Qualifications

To qualify for this position at the GS-13 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level obtained in the public sector. (Specialized experience is paid or unpaid experience which has equipped you with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.) Examples of specialized experience include such duties as: the ability to conduct advanced analytical and research projects as it relates to OIG allegations and complaints while independently demonstrating a mastery knowledge of and skill in applying laws and regulations to investigative work.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade level (or equivalent).

Education

There are no positive education requirements for this position.

Additional information

The Career Transition Assistance Plan ( CTAP )/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan ( ICTAP ): The CTAP/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 CTAP/ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP 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 (for scored examining) score 85 or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.

DOJ EEO Statement/Policy: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Schedule A: DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born 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.

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 online assessment 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. Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the below competencies. You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the competencies identified below:

Competences are as follows:
1). Ability to plan and executive work.
2). Ability to communicate other than in writing.
3). Ability to research, gather, analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources in order to issue a written report.
4). Experience using research and analytical techniques to create and present data.

If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for further employment consideration.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

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

Trust determination process
Credentialing

Required Documents

  • Resume showing relevant experience. Your resume showing relevant experience and dates the experience was obtained. 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, and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. (A cover letter is optional).
  • SF-50 (most recent Promotion, Within Rate Increase, or Appointment/Conversion SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action if you are applying as a current or former Federal Employee) that shows you have acquired competitive status, and the highest grade or promotion potential you held. Current Federal employees employed by the DOJ OIG are not required to submit the SF-50 unless you are applying for a higher grade, and your experience was gained at a Federal agency other than the OIG. Then, you must provide the SF-50 which verifies the length of time you have been in your highest grade and supports your claim for time in grade. Multiple SF-50's may be used to support your competitive status. Most AWARD SF-50's do not show grade level, be sure to provide proof of grade.
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation (if applicable)
  • Schedule A documentation (if applicable)
  • Your Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.


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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