SENIOR OFFICIAL INVESTIGATOR

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jul 22, 2021
Closes
Jul 27, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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Primary purpose: To conduct complaint analyses, inquiries and investigations of Air Force Senior Officials as directed by the Secretary of the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and the Air Force Inspector General. Perform inquiries into special activities as directed by the Air Force Inspector General.

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Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, and execute investigations of Air Force Senior Officials. Responsible for determining witness selection, conduct of witness interviews, and conduct of subject/suspect interviews.
  • Plan, organize and conduct analysis of complaints against Air Force Senior Officials. Receives, evaluates, and determines courses of action for incoming correspondence pertaining to complaints against Air Force Senior Officials.
  • Plan, organize and execute inquiries into special interest areas as defined by the Secretary, Chief of Staff and/or The Inspector General of the Air Force. Responsible for coordinating travel interviews and evidence collection.
  • Serves as a SAF/IG representative regarding highly complex senior official investigative matters. Maintains liaison with officials at the congressional and secretariat levels, OSD staff offices, and senior officials.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
  • PCS expenses will NOT be paid.
  • Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
  • Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Government Travel card unless exempt.
  • This position meets the administrative exemption criteria for the Fair Labor Standards Act (5 CFR 551.206).
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Administrative and Management Positions for General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance Series, 1801.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-14, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes conducting sensitive and complex administrative inquiries related to fraud, waste, and mismanagement, and a wide variety of matters of interest to regulations by senior officials related to programs and operations throughout the organization. Analyze complaints to identify relevant issues; analyze evidence, including ordering and weighing evidence. Meet and deal with military and civilian officials at all levels of Government, including experience in dealing with Members of Congress and their staffs. Determine appropriate appellate channels for complaints in the area of Military Equal Opportunity (MEO) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). Knowledge of the Inspector General Act, the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-14 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-15 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • Mastery in conducting sensitive and complex administrative inquiries related to fraud, waste, and mismanagement, and a wide variety of matters of interest to regulations by senior officials related to programs and operations throughout the Air Force.
  • Broad, current knowledge of Air Force organizations, functions, authorities, and lines of command and how they relate to the legislative and executive branches of Government. Knowledge must cut across the entire spectrum of Air Force programs, operations, and management.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Joint Ethics Regulation; knowledge of the UCMJ and statutes especially relating to l 0 U.S.C. l 034 Whistleblower Protections. Must have the ability to identify matters requiring criminal investigation; some knowledge of contracting law and regulations; and knowledge of personnel laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of Air Force and DoD administrative and investigative policies, procedures, techniques, practices; ability to analyze complaints to identify relevant issues; ability to analyze evidence, including ordering and weighing evidence, and the ability to draw sound conclusions to make appropriate recommendations. Knowledge of administrative investigation report writing requirements.
  • Knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity, Equal Opportunity and Treatment, Military Equal Opportunity, and Military and civilian personnel management policies.
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly, concisely, and effectively, both orally and in writing with complainants, witnesses, and subjects using a high degree of diplomacy and understanding. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision and guidance to meet established schedules for projects and issues, as well as, short notice and intense suspense to satisfy congressional, White House and senior Air Force leadership requirements.
  • PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., 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 that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11161917.

    If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    BASIS OF RATING:
    Your application will be rated under the Cut Point procedures based on the extent to which the quality, depth, and complexity of your experience and education relate to the qualification requirements. Additional points are not added for Veteran's Preference; however, Veteran's Preference is considered where applicable.

    Best Qualified Group: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements
    Fully Qualified Group: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements.
    Basically Qualified Group: Candidates in this category meet the minimum education and/or experience requirements.

    The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

    For additional information on what to include in your resume, click here .

    Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.

    APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.

    Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Secret

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Applicants who do not submit required documentation to determine eligibility and qualifications will be eliminated from consideration. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
  • Online Application: Questionnaire
  • Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Current Federal Civilian Employees should list any relevant performance related rating (given within the last three years) and/or incentive awards in your resume. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn ), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
  • Transcripts/Registration/License: If qualifying on education/position requires education, you must submit copies of your transcripts and if required for the position, submit an active, current registration/license.
  • Veterans: If claiming VEOA, VRA or 30% Disabled Veteran - Submit VOW certification memo or copy of the official DD-Form 214, which must include the character of service (i.e., with an honorable or general discharge). This will be annotated in block 24 on member copy 2, 4, or 7 of the DD-Form 214. If claiming 30% Disabled Veteran, you must also submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces. NOTE: All veterans claiming 10-point preference must also submit a SF-15 .
  • Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (includes current Air Force employees): You must submit a legible copy of a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action . The SF-50, block 24 must contain "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a "1". Employees eligible under an OPM approved interchange agreement , block 34 may contain a "1" or "2".
  • Promotion Consideration: If you wish to be considered as a promotion candidate and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one-year time-in-grade requirements. You will need to provide additional SF-50s which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-Grade, Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
  • ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act requires federal agencies to treat an eligible active duty service member as a veteran, disabled veteran, and preference eligible (as applicable) when applying for civil service positions before the effective release or discharge date. Appointment of military members before the release or discharge date is permissible if the member is on terminal leave. At the time the active duty member applies for a civil position, he or she must submit a "certification" memo in lieu of a DD-Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty . Active duty members applying for a civil service position without submitting a valid certification memo or DD-Form 214 with their application will render the member ineligible for the position. The certification memo must originate from the member's military service branch on official letterhead and contain the following:
    • Name/Rank/Grade of Service Member
    • Branch of Armed Forces
    • Dates of Active Service (Start and End Date(s)
    • Expected Date of Discharge/Release from Active Duty
    • Terminal leave start date (if applicable)
    • Expected character of service/discharge and type of separation (i.e. separation or retirement)
    • Must be certified within 120 days of anticipated discharge
    • Signature by, or by direction of the adjutant, personnel office, unit commander, or higher headquarters commander.
    Note: The VOW Act provides tentative preference. If appointed, a DD Form-214 must be submitted upon receipt.

    OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:
    Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees
    - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable.
    Awards for Current Federal Civilian employees - List any awards received within the last 3 years on the resume.
    Note: Applicant must not submit award SF50s-Notification of Personnel Actions (SF50s).

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