This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Legal Instruments Examiner, GS 9 (FBI)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Federal Bureau of Investigation

Job Announcement Number:01-2012-0107

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 to Tuesday, June 26, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0963-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Excepted Service - Permanent Full-Time

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

09

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Clarksburg, WV, US

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to current FBI employees in all locations. Applications will not be accepted from outside the area of consideration.

JOB SUMMARY:

Our Mission
To protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, to uphold and enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and to provide leadership and criminal justice services to federal, state, municipal, and international agencies and partners.
Public Service is a public trust. For the FBI, this means that the public has committed to our care the safety of our Nation and the defense of our Constitution. To sustain that trust and to meet our resulting obligations, we must adhere strictly to our core values of: Rigorous obedience to the Constitution, Respect, Compassion, Fairness, Integrity, Accountability, and Leadership.

Division: Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)

Section: National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)

Unit: NICS Operations Unit/Research, Analysis, Transfer Process, and Customer Service Location: Clarksburg, West Virginia

Working Hours: Various shifts

 

Due to the perceived conflict of interest, neither NICS employees nor their immediate family members are permitted to hold Federal Firearms Licenses (FFLs). As such, if applicant is selected, he/she and any immediate family members would be requested to relinquish their FFL.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a current FBI employee

DUTIES:

  • Reviews and analyzes the most difficult and complex criminal records and documents and determines, within the three-day deadline that the Brady Act requires, if there are prohibiting factors that prevent potential gun buyers from purchasing firearms.
  • Receives telephonic inquiries and perform a name only search in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Interstate Identification Index (III), and the NICS Index.
  • Reviews descriptive data on the potential gun buyer provided by the Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) and compares it to possible "hits".
  • Verifies FFL number and password, remaining constantly alert of possible attempts by unauthorized persons to gain access to the NICS by pretext. 
  • Ensures adherence to security regulations so that at no time will criminal history information be made available to the FFL. 
  • Updates the NICS Index by adding, modifying, and deleting data; and ensures modifications are made to the IAFIS system. 
  • Researches complex and voluminous manuals, laws, and automated materials in an attempt to develop proper information and procedures to be applied in resolving these complex issues. 
  • Reviews and verifies the work of lower-level employees and assists higher-level employees in decision making, determining procedures, planning strategies, etc. 
  • Mentors newly-assigned NICS Legal Instruments Examiners. 
  • In the absence of the team supervisor, may assume responsibilities for the team.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Qualifications for the GS 9 grade level: Applicants must possess one (1) year of SE equivalent to the GS 8 level. SE involves having:

  • Performed in-depth examination and verification of various types of legal documents to determine whether a requested action complies with certain provisions of various laws. 
  • Searched criminal history records (automated and/or manual) for matches with descriptive data. 
  • Researched manuals, laws, and automated materials to develop information to resolve complex issues. 
  • Performed work under stressful conditions and short deadlines.

Legal documents may include dispositions, arrest or incident reports, criminal histories, court orders, legal contracts, and other documents not including claims.


Education may not be substituted for specialized experience (SE)

This position is designated as "emergency." As an "emergency" employee, you may be expected to report to work during periods of adverse weather conditions or other types of emergency situations when it is announced that an "unscheduled leave policy" is in effect or that federal agencies are closed in your immediate vicinity. Some travel may be required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:

  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication 
  • Analysis 
  • Judgement 
  • Research 
  • Stress Tolerance
High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score.

Additional details on the application process can be found at the "How To Apply" section of this announcement.

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:  Benefits




OTHER INFORMATION:

ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS MAY BE MADE FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO FILL POSITIONS WITHIN THE SAME DIVISION WHEN THE POSITION INCLUDES SUBSTANTIALLY THE SAME DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS.

Policy has been implemented wherein support employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to a lower grade for a minimum of 12 months.  This policy does not apply to probationary employees.  Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until their 12-month probationary period has concluded.

Candidates are ineligible to apply if currently on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP); a Letter of Requirement (LOR); or have failed a PIP or LOR and are currently awaiting the final action by HRD.

A Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is a 90-day written developmental plan for an employee whose performance on one or more critical elements is rated "Unacceptable".

A Letter of Requirement (LOR) is issued when a supervisor identifies leave abuse and/or when frequent absences negatively impact operations of an office. 

Generally, following a COST TRANSFER you will be eligible for transfer after completing three years in the assignment. Additionally, NO COST TRANSFER require a one-year assignment commitment to be eligible for further FBI transfers.

Relocation expenses will be borne by the selectee, except FBI employees returning from Legat assignment.

Employees returning from Legat assignment must advise the Staffing and Administrative Unit, International Operations Division, of their application for this position.

Applicants should keep their contact information updated on the USAJOBS registration page.

Any work performed outside normally assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on a SF-50, i. e. , back-up duties), has to be properly documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position.  The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding): (1) % of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties); (2) the month/year work began; (3) frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc. ; and (4) specific duties performed.  Memorandum of Understanding must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement via the fax imaging process.

Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.

You must submit a resume with your application.  Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you for consideration.  Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete.  Your application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.

The FBI welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the person on the extension provided above. The decision to grant a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. The FBI 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.

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or other non-merit factors.


HOW TO APPLY:

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online poses a hardship please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

Step 1 - Establish an Account
On the USAJOBS Web site, select "MY USAJOBS" and click "Create Your Account Now." You will be prompted to provide contact information, establish user access information, and indicate your citizenship and veteran preference information. After entering this data, your personal page will be created. Here, you can choose to create a new resume or set up email notification agents to alert you to new positions posted to USAJOBS.

Step 2 - Create and Store a Resume
To add a resume on USAJOBS, use the resume builder provided. There are four steps: Getting Started; Experience; Related Information; and Finishing Up. Resumes created on USAJOBS are saved and can be used to apply for any vacancy within the federal government. You can store up to five resumes on USAJOBS.  You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to the online questionnaire.
 
Step 3 - Apply Online
Click the "Apply Online" button on this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the FBIJOBs. gov website to complete the application process.

Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Application
If this is your first time on FBIJOBs.gov website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finish" button.

Step 5 - Submit Required Documents
Click on one of the available options: Upload, USAJOBS, Fax, or Reuse existing documents, to submit required documentation.  Follow the instructions provided.

Step 6 - Review and Confirm Your Submission
Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also generate a PDF version to print or save for your records. When you click "Finish" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

If you run into any technical difficulty during the on-line application process, please contact the USAJOBS helpdesk by clicking on "Contact Us" on any USAJOBS page.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
1. Your resume (required)and cover letter (optional)
2. A complete assessment questionnaire (required)
3. Other supporting documents:
  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal- Please Note: This does not apply to current FBI employees.
  • For Veterans: DD 214
  • For Disabled Veterans: DD214, SF-15
  • VA letter dated 1991 or later

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Diana Stark
Phone: 304-625-3659
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 304-625-2165
Email: diana.stark@ic.fbi.gov
Agency Information:
DOJ/FBI
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Module C-2
Attn: HRG (WV)
Clarksburg, WV
26306
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received and the announcement has closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome.

Status of Your Application:
You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov and clicking on "Track Your Online Application."

Control Number: 319527500
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