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If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The OIG offers the full range of Federal benefits (https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits) and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.
This position is located within the Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations (ODIG-INV), Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), within the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The DIG-INV is responsible to the DoD Inspector General for providing worldwide leadership, direction and professional expertise in the performance of criminal investigations emphasizing procurement/contract fraud, corruption/bribery, major theft, and other criminal activity throughout the DoD.
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The incumbent of this position is a trainee criminal investigator assigned in a developmental capacity to a DCIS Field Office or Resident Agency; receives training and guidance on investigative methodology, techniques and policies; and performs the investigative duties associated with that position. The employee performs investigative duties involving persons and property under the charge of DoD pursuant to Federal Statutes and applicable DoD Directives. The incumbent also:
- Conducts investigations that may result in criminal or civil/administrative prosecution or civil/administrative penalties.
- Conducts arrests, searches, and seizures in accordance with the U.S. Constitution, pertinent laws, regulations, directives and court decisions; includes collection and the preservation of physical evidence.
- Analyzes allegations, complaints, referrals, and investigations to identify issues involved and the types of evidence needed to properly address each matter.
- Prepares comprehensive investigative reports in order to present complex and conflicting findings in a clear, logical, impartial, comprehensive, and concise manner.
- Advises and/or assists U.S. Attorney's or other prosecutors and/or their staff members in the preparation of investigations for presentation to Federal and/or State/local Grand Juries, and/or appears as a witness before Grand Juries and trial courts, or participate in other legal proceedings.
- Conducts liaison activities with other internal and external stakeholders and partners, including Federal, State, and local agencies, representing the interests of the employing agency.
- Comply with all existing policies, procedures and guidelines (including the use of force policy) pertaining to use, display, safety and maintenance of firearms and intermediate weapons.
Occasional travel - May require up to 25% temporary travel (TDY)
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Current DoD OIG Agency Employees Only
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret
- Position is subject to random drug testing
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service
- This is an Excepted Service position - may require a two year trial period
- Must sign a Mobility Agreement
- Age requirement: Before your 37th birthday. (Veterans please see vetguide)
This is covered by the special retirement provisions for Federal Law Enforcement Officer (FLEO). Position is approved for Primary 6C coverage under the provision of title, 5 USC, Sections 8336(c) and 8412(d).
Incumbent will be required to work, or be available to work substantial amounts of unscheduled overtime duty based on the needs of the agency, and will receive availability pay, a special form of premium pay fixed at 25 percent of the adjusted salary (basic and locality).
There is a Maximum Entry Age requirement (MEA): Must be under the age of 37. Candidates without previous FLEO service must be under age 37. Employees subject to special retirement coverage for law enforcement officers must retire at age 57 upon completing 20 years of law enforcement service under the special retirement provisions for law enforcement officers. If these 20 years of service are not attained at age 57, mandatory retirement is required upon completion of 20 years of service. See OPM Retirement Handbook for further details. The Maximum Entry Age requirement may be waived for applicants eligible for veterans' preference. Applicants previously covered by 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or 5 U.S.C 412(d) are not restricted from applying.
Federal employees currently serving in the Competitive Service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the Competitive Service by accepting an offer of employment in the Excepted Service.
If you have not previously successfully completed a trial period within the Federal Government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two year trial period.
This position requires a pre-employment physical exam and a pre-employment physical readiness test. An annual physical readiness test will be conducted.
This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.
Must be able to qualify and maintain authorization to carry firearms.
You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp (http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/group-stds/gs-prof.asp).
GS-07: 1 full year of graduate level education from accredited college or university or superior academic achievement (SAA). S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, (2) grade-point average, 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (3) national honor society membership.
GS-09: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, LL.B., or J.D. from an accredited college or university that would otherwise substitute for specialized experience.
Combining Education and Experience:
Combined: GS-09: Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the grade level specified, and may be computed by first determining the applicant's total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level, then determining the application's education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level, and then adding the two percentages. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18. Add the two percentages.) The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. Only graduate level education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be used to qualify applicants for positions at the GS-09.
Note: If you are qualifying (applying) based on education, an unofficial or official transcript must be submitted at the time of application. If transcripts are not received, you will be ineligible.
Specialized Experience GS-07: You must have at least 52 weeks at the GS-5 level or equivalent that demonstrates skill and experience applying basic inspection, investigation, enforcement, and/or compliance principles, concepts, and procedures; applicable Federal laws and regulations; and practices common to business, public institutions, and other entities in order to select, gather, and organize information from various sources such as databases, witnesses, informants, or Federal, State, and local agencies; perform routine tasks to support the inspection, investigation, enforcement, or compliance process; inspect documents for accuracy and compliance; establish preliminary findings; and prepare reports.
Specialized Experience GS-09: You must have at least 52 weeks at the GS-7 level or equivalent that demonstrates skill in and experience applying inspection, investigation, enforcement, and/or compliance principles, concepts, and methodologies; laws, regulations, guidelines, and precedent decisions; requirements of various legal jurisdictions; and practices common to industries and entities regulated by applicable programs. These acquired knowledge and skills must demonstrate skill to independently perform duties such as: identify sources of information to detect illegal activity and document issues or probable cause; conduct investigations using accepted methodology and problem solving techniques; take statements from witnesses, third parties, and other knowledgeable persons; research, analyze, interpret, and evaluate data and information to make appropriate recommendations; and prepare reports and technical information.
Candidates will be further evaluated on the level and quality of their experience and possession of the following relevant competencies in order to determine the level of your qualifications. These competencies include:
- Ability to provide investigative and/or research support
- Ability to research laws, regulations and directives relating to investigative processes
- Ability to inspect documents, gather data, and prepare reports
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing
Time in Grade: Applicants who have held a General Scheduled (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the second lower grade (or equivalent).
NOTE: Management has the discretion to place selectee at the GS-07 or GS-09 grade level depending on an applicant's qualification and the availability of funds.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the referral certificate issue date.
Note: Incumbent may be required to complete 12 weeks of Criminal Investigator Training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA.
Volunteer Experience: 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, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Education: Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Accreditation: Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/ and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www2.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html websites.
Position has been designated as Top Secret/Critical; incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with Department of Defense (DoD) OIG. Organizational entities within the DoD are not required to conduct mandatory drug testing for DoD civilian employees moving by transfer or reassignment from one DoD Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another TDP with no break in service within the DoD, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis by the gaining Component.
U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.
May require up to 25 % of temporary duty travel (TDY).
Selectee must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) expenses WILL NOT BE authorized.
Recruitment Incentives WILL NOT be authorized.
Must sign Mobility Agreement as a condition of employment.
May require potential travel/or deployment to Southwest Asia.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) does not apply to Excepted Service positions.
The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be assessed to the extent to which you possess the competencies listed in the "Qualifications" section above and ultimately placed into one of three quality category levels: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Applicants will receive further consideration in accordance with category rating procedures.
Best-Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly-Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
During further evaluation, you may be asked to provide additional information or participate in other methods of assessment, such as structured interviews. Individuals who are subject matter experts in the requirements of this position may participate in further evaluations.
Your responses will be carefully reviewed and must be supported by factual information in your resume. Inflating or otherwise enhancing your qualifications and errors or omissions may result in loss of further consideration.
Background checks and security clearance
Your complete application package includes:
- Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Resume should include the following: where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week and salary;
- Completed assessment questionnaire;
- Copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
- If you qualifying based on education, provide an official or unofficial transcript. Document must have name of college/university to prove accreditation. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to your entrance on duty.
- To claim veterans' preference, submit a DD-214 indicating the most recent dates of service, character of service and type of discharge. To claim 10% or more disability, submit a VA certification letter in addition to a DD-214. (If selected, a completed SF-15 will be required prior to your entrance on duty.). Future military retirees can submit a "Statement of Service" only if retirement DD 214 or proof of transitional leave is not yet available. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable).
- Any additional documentation that would provide proof of your eligibility category for which you are applying. Required documents are listed next to the eligibility category in the "Other Information" section below.
Submission of a resume alone is NOT a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional form/s and/or supplemental materials. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Working for OIG offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usa.gov/Federal-Employees/Benefits.shtml.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, July 28, 2017 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.
If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1989894.
2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, July 28, 2017 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.
To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
Your complete application package includes:
- Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Resume should include the following: where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week and salary.
- Completed assessment questionnaire.
- Copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which documents current grade, step and salary.
- To claim veterans' preference, submit a DD-214 indicating the most recent dates of service, character of service and type of discharge. To claim 10% or more disability, submit a VA certification letter in addition to a DD-214 (If selected, a completed and signed SF-15 will be required prior to your entrance on duty.). Future military retirees can submit a "Statement of Service" only if retirement DD 214 or proof of transitional leave is not yet available. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable).
- Any additional documentation that would provide proof of your eligibility category for which you are applying. Required documents are listed next to the eligibility category in the "Other Information" section below.
- If you have successfully completed the Criminal Investigations Training Program (CITP) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA, or an equivalent Federal course, such as the FBI Academy, DEA Academy, or U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent Course, please submit a photocopy of the training certificate showing completion. Tribal, State, and local law enforcement academy training does not meet the same standards. This is not a required document.
Agency contact information
Kimberly D. Williams
AddressDFAS Office of Inspector General DFAS OIG
Defense Finance and Accounting Service
Indianapolis, IN 46249
You will receive emails at various points in the evaluation process to notify you of: 1) receipt of your application; 2) after further evaluation, whether or not you are referred to the selecting manager for consideration and possible interview; and 3) the final disposition of your application when recruitment is complete.
To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474963200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.