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    Duties

    Summary

    The OIG offers potential for advancement, excellent benefits, and numerous training opportunities.  We are located in 13 states throughout the U.S.  Please visit our website at http://www.ig.energy.gov.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Assistant Special Agent-In-Charge) in the Office of Investigations you will be responsible for management of a team of criminal investigators engaged in conducting extremely sensitive and complex investigations designed to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and mismanagement.  You will coordinate approved policies, procedures, and plans for all investigations within the office's jurisdiction.  You will be responsible for the review of investigate reports.  You will promote the efficiency and economy of Departmental operations and programs that may be the subject of congressional and media interest.  

    Travel Required

    50% or less - This position requires frequent travel (30%).

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a United States Citizen.
    • Successful completion of a background and security investigation.
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

    Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered. Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period. The minimum age for initial appointment to a law enforcement position is 21, and the maximum age is 37. This requirement does not apply to preference eligible veterans. The position requires successful completion of a pre-employment physical. Candidates must meet medical requirement and physical standards approved for DOE criminal investigators. Upon reporting, and on an annual basis thereafter, you may be required to file a financial statement and/or a procurement integrity certification. These certifications may be subject to public disclosure. The selectee must have and maintain a driver’s license in their State of residence. This position requires a security clearance and is subject to drug testing. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service. This position is covered under the provisions of the Lautenberg Amendment "Suitability to Possess Firearms and Ammunition." This position requires that the selectee successfully and safely qualify with a firearm; failure to do so may result in removal from the position. Criminal Investigators are subject to frequent travel and may be reassigned to a different duty location throughout the U.S. dependent upon program needs. A signed mobility agreement is required. Criminal Investigators must be prepared to work overtime based on the needs of the agency. Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): LEAP is approved for this position to compensate employees for unscheduled duty in excess of the 40-hour workweek. The selectee must successfully complete the 10-week Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Basic Criminal Investigator Training Program in Glynco, GA. Applicants who have previously completed the training program are exempt.

    Qualifications

    To qualify for the GS-14 grade level you must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level.  Examples of specialized experience include experience independently planning and conducting criminal investigations of a sensitive and complex nature, coordinating initiatives, policies, rules and regulations with agency-wide impact.  Performing management practices and procedures required to plan and direct the work of subordinate staff.

     For further information on qualification requirements for this position, please visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

    ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs/Competencies) (NOTE: Applicants need not prepare a written responses to these KSAs/competencies, unless asked in the online application):

    1. Knowledge of Federal criminal statues, rules and evidence, court procedures, investigative techniques and strategies, and DOE operations and facilities. 
    2. Ability to prepare and review comprehensive investigative reports of highly complex and sensitive investigations for thoroughness, accuracy, completeness, and timeliness. 
    3. Ability to effectively manage investigative teams in a proactive, supportive, and customer-focused manner, in compliance with prescribed policies and directives.
    4. Ability to plan, direct, coordinate, and conduct investigations of criminal, civil, and administrative wrongdoing which may involve examination of financial, contractual, and organizational records and transactions.
    5. Ability to effectively communicate complex and sensitive investigative matters to a variety of public, private organizations and/or program managers.

    Education

    There is no substitute of education for specialized experience at the GS-14 level.

    Additional information

    • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period .
    • Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website's Who Must Register page.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.
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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Q Access Authorization

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness, National security

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    Required Documents

    In addition to your online resume and questionnaire, the following documents are required for this position:  

    1) Most recent SF-50 if you are a current Federal civilian employee and/or reinstatement eligible.  To properly verify status eligibility, your SF 50 must show series, grade and position type occupied.  If your most recent SF 50 is not your highest grade held, attach the SF 50 showing your highest grade/step held, along with your most recent SF 50. 

    2)  Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable).  Please note:  If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    3)  Displaced or soon-to-be displaced employees applying under CTAP/ICTAP, submit all required documentation.  In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.  https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

    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.

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    Benefits

    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.

    The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits. You may be eligible for some or all of the following:

    • Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance
    • Retirement program
    • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
    • Flexible work schedules and telework
    • Training and education opportunities
    • Transit benefit
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
    • Health and wellness programs
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Worklife4You Resource

    For more information on these benefits, see the USAJOBS Resource Center at https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Main_Page

    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.

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    How to Apply

    To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference. Steps to submit a complete application:

    1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
    2. You must have a completed resume. (Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder).
    3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the 'Apply Now' button.
    4. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
    5. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to) transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veteran status.
    6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received.
    If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly. NEED HELP?
    • If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours.
    • If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov.
    If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.

    Agency contact information

    Hilda Cobb

    Phone

    202-586-1371

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    Hilda.cobb@hq.doe.gov

    Address

    Department of Energy
    Office of the Inspector General
    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Rm 5D-031
    Washington, District of Columbia 20585
    United States
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    The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations is currently looking for a Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Assistant Special Agent-In-Charge) in our office located in Aiken, SC. Join our professional team of criminal investigators who help support DOE's mission through investigating alleged violations of law to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse, and to promote the efficiency and economy in programs and operations of the DOE. DOE OIG’s investigative caseload focuses in the primary areas of: 1) contract and grant fraud; 2) environment, safety and health; 3) issues impacting the integrity of Government officials; 4) cybercrimes; and 5) national security and intellectual property.

    Next steps

    After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job-this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

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 to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/578210400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.