Criminal Investigator, GS-1811-13

Department Of Homeland Security
Alexandria, VA
Feb 20, 2021
Feb 24, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates02/17/2021 to 02/26/2021 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 13 Salary $103,690 to $134,798 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-Time Duties SummaryThese positions are located in Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Vice Commandant, Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS), Alexandria, VA.ResponsibilitiesAs a "rigorous/primary" position, this position is covered by the Law Enforcement Retirement System. In accordance with Public Law 100-328 and Departmental Personnel Management Letter 338-2, candidates for law enforcement positions can not have reached their 37th birthday prior to the date of referral on a Certificate of eligible for a federal civilian law enforcement position. In unusual situations, a waiver may be authorized by the USCG Commandant up to age 39. An individual who has passed the maximum entry age limit, but previously served in a covered position, may be eligible for consideration and reinstatement of coverage if he will be able to complete a total of 20 years of covered law enforcement service by the time he reaches the mandatory retirement day of 57. See OPM Retirement Handbook for further details. The Maximum Entry Age requirement may be waived for applicants eligible for veterans' preference. (See Maximum Entry-Age Requirements for Veterans' Preference Eligibles.) This position requires a mobility agreement. The selectee will be required to sign a mobility agreement indicating their willingness to accept reassignment to positions in other duty locations as determined by and based on the needs of the Coast Guard Investigative Service. The mobility agreement must be signed during pre-appointment and will remain as a condition of employment. The incumbent must carry firearms and maintain proficiency in their care and use. Therefore, the position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment, 18 USC Section 922(g)(9) and selectee will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18, USC., Section 1001). This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment physical which certifies that you are physically and medically qualified to perform the full duties of the position. Please see the GS-1811 Medical Requirements. Results of a recent (up to one-year old) physical examination must be provided prior to appointment. Determination as to sufficiency of medical record will be made at time of appointment.You will serve as a Criminal Investigator in the Computer Forensic and Technical Services Program, supporting Coast Guard operations and CGIS investigative activities through the exploitation, recovery, seizure, analysis, expert testimony in matter of evidence found in computers and digital storage media.Being a civilian working for the Coast Guard makes you a valuable team member. Typical duties include:Conducting computer forensics analysis and technical service operations in direct support of CGIS operations and providing oversight of the enforcement and intelligence databases.Providing technical services such as the installation of covert and overt audio and video recording devices or the exploitation of data, information or communication that may be contained in electronic means.Conducting criminal investigations requiring the use of specialized technical equipment and computer forensics services.Conducting inquiries, investigations, and operations in conjunction with elements of the Coast Guard Counterintelligence (CGIS) and CI components of other federal agencies.Preparing clear and concise investigative reports and other documents in a timely manner.Travel Required25% or less - Requires 1 to 5 nights of travel per month. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Requirements Conditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is required. Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.Physical is required.State Driver's License is required.Mobility agreement is required.Drug Testing required.All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade. QualificationsThe duties of this position 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 sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of this position are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.To qualify for this position at the GS-13 level, applicants must have 1 full year of specialized experience (equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the federal service) that demonstrates possession of specialized experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience includes: serving as a Special Agent responsible for planning and conducting extensive and highly complex investigations; preparing clear and concise investigative reports; training others in investigative and administrative matters/procedures; coordinating case assignments and reviews; and preparing information for presentation to high-level agency officials as well as officials of other federal law enforcement agencies; experience which has equipped you with comprehensive knowledge of Federal statutes and regulations, including the Uniform Code of Military Justice (Title 10, US Code), rules of evidence, court decisions, constitutional rights, search and seizure, methods of interview and interrogation, admissibility of confessions and national security directives; experience in making contact, maintaining effective working relationships and gaining the confidence and cooperation of others.Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.National Service Experience (ie, volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, 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.The Office of Personnel management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule, C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.EducationThis position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the US Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click hereAdditional informationApplicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 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, or imprisonment.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 at click hereRecruitment incentives may be authorized.All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.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.More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202- - . Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable AccommodationPre-employment polygraph is required. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.We will review your rsum and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be referred for consideration. The following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities are needed to perform this job:Knowledge of policies, concepts, and principles currently practices by Federal law enforcement as well as familiarity with current international Coast Guard security and intelligence policies and procedures.Knowledge of computerized law enforcement and intelligence databases, information, and communications systems.Skill to prepare written correspondence and reports on sensitive and complex matters investigated by CGIS for the purpose of quality assurance and oversight of CGIS activities.Knowledge in technical services operations in the conduct of criminal investigations and intelligence collection activities such as the installation, use, and policies governing the audio and video surveillance, tracking devices, and electronic interceptions in order to facilitate potential evidentiary analysis.To preview questions please click here.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Top Secret Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and riskCritical-Sensitive (CS)/High RiskTrust determination processCredentialing, Suitability/Fitness, National securityThis job is open to Individuals with disabilities Federal employees - Competitive service Current or former competitive service federal employees. Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee. Land & base management Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency. Military spouses Family of overseas employees Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is, or was, working overseas. Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista Special authorities Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations. Veterans Clarification from the agency Status Candidates, Merit Promotion, Current Federal Employees, Former Federal Employees, Overseas Employees, Former Overseas Employees, CTAP, ICTAP, VEOA, 30% Disabled, Schedule A, Individuals with Disabilities, Military Spouses, Land and Base Management, Peace Corps, Americorps, Vista For definitions of common terms found in this announcement: This job is also open in another announcement to: Federal employees - Competitive service The publicSDL2017

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