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    Summary

    This position is being filled using COVID Direct Hire Authority and is open to all U.S. Citizens. All applicants who meet basic requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply.

    This job will close when we have received 50 applications which may be sooner than the closing date.

    This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties include are at the full performance level but are not limited to:

    • Assisting Criminal Investigators in the planning, coordinating, and conducting civil, criminal investigations and qui tams, including those of an extremely complex nature.
    • Analyzing data from a variety of sources to develop trends, patterns, profiles, estimates, studies, and tactical information utilizing established intelligence techniques.
    • Assisting in interviews with program officials, health care providers, and other Federal and State investigative staff.
    • Conducting highly complex analyses which may impact other cases nationwide and include multi-jurisdictions.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    1805 Investigative Analysis

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S Citizenship is required.
    • Registration with the Selective Service (if applicable).
    • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
    • One-year probationary period may be required.

    Qualifications

    Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Education used as part of an application package will only be considered if complete transcripts are submitted and must be from an accredited institution as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. To see if your institution is accredited, please follow this link: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx

    Minimum Qualification Requirements For the GS-11:
    Applicant must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service, which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:(1) Plans and conducts case analysis to gather the factual information needed to support investigations; (2) Researches, analyzes, collects, and produces investigative data; and (3) reviews and analyzes financial records.

    OR
    Possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of this position;

    OR
    3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do the work of this position;

    OR
    LL.M. if related to the position;

    OR
    A combination of experience and education as described above which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement.

    Minimum Qualification Requirements For the GS-12:
    Applicant must have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: (1) Independently conducts complex analysis to include nationwide and multi-jurisdiction investigations; (2) Provides expert advice on issues, testimony, and analytical aspects of cases; (3) Leads interviews and collects information in support of investigations; coordinates and conducts research and analysis of healthcare programs and grants and contracts.

    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. Your resume should include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

    Education

    Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accrediting organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

    Additional information

    Security and Background Requirements: A background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

    E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

    Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    Career Transition Program (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Documentation: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you MUST submit proof of eligibility. Appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, an SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record along with your application package. Those eligible for consideration will need to be rated as well-qualified at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position in order to exercise selection priority. For more information about ICTAP, go to: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition.

    EEO Statement: HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Additional selections may be made for similar positions across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) of the location identified in this announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) at HHS. Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions across HHS.

    Your application will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education (if applicable), and training relevant to the duties of this position. If you are found minimally qualified for the job, your application package will be further evaluated to determine your possession of the critical knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics listed below.

    Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions.

    You will be evaluated on the following:


    To view the application form, visit: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11137454

    Selections may be made for vacancies across the entire Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). By applying, you agree to allow your application and other personal information to be shared with one or more HHS hiring officials for employment consideration for same/similar positions within the location(s) identified in this announcement.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness

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    Required Documents

    All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

    • Resume


    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Diploma/ GED
    • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • License
    • Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs)
    • Other (1)
    • PCS Orders
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Professional Certification
    • Proof of Enrollment
    • Proof of Marriage Status
    • Reasonable Accommodation Documentation
    • Resume
    • Separation Notice (RIF)
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Supplemental Application
    • Transcript
    • Writing Sample
    • Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire
    • Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you)
    • College transcript (if qualifying all or in part based on your education
    • Veterans' Preference documentation - If you are a veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy - 4) and, if applicable, and Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference and an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces that supports your claim.
    • CTAP/ICTAP documentation
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    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.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

    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 begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    A complete application package for this vacancy must be received on-line via the USA Staffing web site by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/15/2021 to receive consideration. Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.

    Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov.

    If you are unable to apply online and have the required information, please call 1-478-744-2360 to start your Alternate Application. You will connected with a member of our staff who will initiate the Alternate Application process. More information on the Alternate Application process can be viewed at the following link: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information.

    Questions regarding this vacancy or the application process should be directed to the HR Specialist. The HR Specialist can be reached at (855) 291-2284. Someone is available to answer phone calls and emails from 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday excluding Federal holidays.

    This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

    Agency contact information

    Trad Leavitt

    Address

    OIG Office of Investigations
    330 Independence Ave, SW
    Washington, DC 20201
    US
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    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for HHS fights fraud, waste and abuse in HHS programs including Medicare, Medicaid, Healthcare Marketplaces, NIH, FDA, CDC and more. OIG HHS is the largest Federal inspector general's office, employing a nationwide network of auditors, investigators, attorneys, and evaluators to provide program recommendations to decision-makers, distribute educational resources to the industry and public, and investigate cases to root out fraud.

    OIG is ranked as the #1 agency in HHS by the Partnership for Public Service's "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" 2019 ratings.

    For more information about the HHS Office of Inspector General, go to http://oig.hhs.gov/.

    You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 06/15/2021

    Visit our careers page

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Office of Inspector General, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    https://oig.hhs.gov/about-oig/careers/index.asp/

    Next steps

    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

    You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed.

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/603892900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.