Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to changeLearn more about this agency
Being a Lead Criminal Investigator makes you a valuable member of the Office of the Inspector General, Investigations Division. You will be responsible for leading criminal investigations for the most difficult, sensitive and complex investigative matters. Typical assignments include:
- Coordinates major multi-agent cases or investigations.
- Plans, organizes and personally conducts investigations with regard to a wide variety of allegations received by the Office of Investigations.
- Provide technical direction and guidance to a team of Criminal Investigators (Special Agents) engaged in conducting sensitive and complex corruption and fraud-related investigations in connection with the Department of Homeland Security components, employees and contractors.
- Department of Justice for criminal and civil prosecution; and testifying and serving as a government witness in court proceedings.
- DHS OIG Special Agents have the authority to conduct criminal, civil, and administrative investigations, to apply for and execute search warrants, to make arrests, to carry firearms, and to utilize a range of specialized investigative techniques.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions Of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
- You must successfully pass a background investigation
- You will be required to undergo periodic drug testing
- You will be required to carry a firearm
- You must be able to meet job-related medical and/or fitness standards
- Financial disclosure is required
- Selective Service registration required
- Completion of one year supervisory probationary period may be required.
- You must be able to obtain TOP SECRET security clearance
QualificationsYou qualify for the GS-14 grade level (starting salary $104,920) if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level performing the full range of investigative duties must include at least four (4) of the following:
-Serving as a Team Leader, advisor, troubleshooter, or criminal investigative technical expert.
-Coordinating with multi-agent on investigations.
-Planning investigative workloads, directing other criminal investigators, furnishing them with information, advice and guidance.
-Reviewing finished work for accuracy and completeness.
-Providing technical assistance to other law enforcement personnel.
-Training criminal investigators in investigations.
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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
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.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.
If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, 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, fine, or imprisonment.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for TOP SECRET as a condition of placement into this position.
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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:
- Criminal Investigation
- Oral Communication
- Technical Competence
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
Preview the job questionnairehttps://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10316620.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
1. Your resume
2. Your responses to the job questionnairehttps://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10316620
3. Your completed and signed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.
4. Are you a current or former federal employee? Submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc.
5. Are you a veteran? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) and/or documentation of service connected disability. If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions. View more veterans' information.
7. Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)? Submit a copy of your:
- Agency notice,
- Most recent performance rating, and
- Most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
8. Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
- Position title
- Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee)
- Beginning and ending dates of appointment
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.
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
Your application must be received by 11:59PM EST on 12/13/2018. To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail.
Agency contact information
AddressOffice of Inspector General
395 E Street SW
Washington DC, DC 20024
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) offers you the opportunity to become a part of one of the most challenging and important missions facing the country today. The OIG ensures that all DHS programs and operations are carried out in the most effective, efficient and economical manner by conducting independent audits, inspections and evaluations, and investigations. In our dynamic environment, you will work with special agents, attorneys, auditors, program analysts and IT experts to deter, identify, and address fraud, abuse, mismanagement, and waste of taxpayer funds invested in homeland security.
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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.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518612800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.