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    Duties

    Summary

    This position is located within the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG), Deputy Inspector General for Investigations (DIG-INV), Investigative Operations Directorate.

    As a Criminal Investigator (Program Manager, Product Substitution), GS-1811-14, your typical work assignments may include the following:

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    Responsibilities

    • Exercise oversight and prudence in the update of those policies and procedures within the assigned area of responsibility, in support of the DCIS investigative priorities.
    • Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of routine and/or special reports of correspondence for the OIG and DCIS leadership.
    • Performs various special projects as assigned relative to agency training and new initiatives relating to policy.
    • Develop understanding of DCIS and OIG organizational goals and priorities and complies with policy action officers.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. citizenship.
    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
    • Position has been designated as Special Sensitive; incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret with Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance.
    • This is an Excepted Service position and an applicant receiving such an appointment does not acquire competitive civil service status.
    • This position requires a pre-employment physical exam and a pre-employment physical readiness test. A physical readiness test is required for the duration of employment.
    • This position requires qualifications to carry and use government-owned firearms as part of assigned duties (as a condition of employment you must maintain this qualification).
    • The applicant selected for this position must be able to qualify and maintain authorization to carry firearms including no current or previous domestic violence charges/convictions.
    • Employees are ineligible for this position if, at any time, they have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless the conviction was expunged, set aside, or he/she received a pardon.
    • Incumbent will be required to work, or be available to work substantial amounts of unscheduled overtime duty based on the needs of the agency.
    • Compensation for this unscheduled overtime is in the form of a special form of premium pay fixed at 25 percent of the adjusted salary (basic and locality).
    • If you have not previously successfully completed a trial or probationary period with the Federal Government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two year trial period.
    • Requires Occasional temporary duty travel (TDY).
    • May be required to submit a financial disclosure form (OGE-450) at time of appointment and annually.
    • Requires the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
    • This position requires employees to agree to a Mobility Agreement. Selectees will be required to sign the Mobility Agreement as a condition of employment.
    • Permanent Change of Duty (PCS) expenses MAY be paid.
    • 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.
    • This position is considered a secondary law enforcement administrative position and is covered under the special retirement provision for secondary law enforcement positions.
    • The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.

    Qualifications

    Specialized Experience: This position required one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service. This experience would be gained through performing such functions as conducting interviews, interrogations, and investigations related to suspected violations of Federal and military criminal law; providing expert-level investigative guidance to field components; performing analysis of investigative program data and making recommendations concerning major developments, significant programs, and resolutions; and, conducting search and seizure operations, surveillance operations, and protective services assignments.

    You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.

    All qualifications and time-in-grade (if applicable) requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. 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.

    Any appointment made under the provisions of this announcement is excepted from competitive civil service and may require the incumbent to serve a trial period.

    Only experience and/or education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

    Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the referral certificate issue date.

    This is covered by the special retirement provisions for Federal Law Enforcement Officer (FLEO). 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. This requirement may be waived only for veterans. 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.

    Education

    Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

    Additional information

    Working for DoD 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.

    If applicable, you may apply under the appropriate Special Appointment Authority and be considered for non-competitive appointments. Please see link for definitions of the Special Appointment Authorities:http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp

    Military retirees seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement (5 United States Code 3326.)

    This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. Employees are ineligible for this position if, at any time, they have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless the conviction was expunged, set aside, or he/she received a pardon. The applicant selected for this position must be able to qualify and maintain authorization to carry and use government-owned firearms including no current or previous domestic violence charges/convictions.

    This position is considered a secondary law enforcement administrative position and is covered under the special retirement provision for secondary law enforcement positions. The applicant must meet all of the following special retirement requirements: (1) Has moved directly (without a break in service exceeding three days) from a rigorous position to a secondary position; (2) Has completed three years of service in a rigorous position; and (3) If the applicant has served in a secondary position continuously (without a break in service of more than three days) since serving in a primary position. If selected, applicants that meet qualification requirements, but do not meet special retirement coverage requirements, will be placed under the regular Federal Employee retirement coverage.

    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 Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). Current DoD civilian employees are not required to conduct drug testing if moving from one Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another TDP with no break in service, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis by the gaining Component.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirement listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the best qualified candidates, you will be referred to the hiring official for employment consideration.

    All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the following competencies:

    • Criminal Investigation
    • Investigative Techniques
    • Oral Communication
    • Written Communication


    Preview the assessment questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11209470

    Background checks and security clearance

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

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    Required Documents

    Your complete application package includes:

    • Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Resume should include the following: where you worked, job title, series and grade, if applicable, 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;
    • Current DoD OIG employees ONLY: you do NOT need to submit a copy of your SF-50(s).
    • Current DOD OIG employees ONLY: you do NOT need to submit a copy of your Performance Appraisal.
    • 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 "Additional Information" section above.
    • 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. All documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement.
    • 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 "Additional Information" section above.

    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. All documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement.

    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.

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    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 apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See Required Documents section of this announcement.

    Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
    1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
    2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
    3. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Agency contact information

    THOMAS BURGESS

    Address

    DoD OIG - DIG FOR INVESTIGATIONS
    4800 Mark Center Drive
    Alexandria, VA 22350
    US
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    Engaged Oversight Professionals Dedicated to Improving the Department of Defense

    The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) has been ranked as one of the best places to work in the federal government! Come join us for a meaningful career with an agency that truly values our employees. You will find a diverse workforce from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We detect and deter fraud, waste, and abuse in all DoD programs and operations, promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of the DoD; and help ensure ethical conduct throughout the DoD. For more information about who we are and what we're about, please visit www.dodig.mil.

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    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.

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    Next steps

    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.

    Reasonable Accommodation: OIG provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the OIG recruiter. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation is made on an individual case basis.

    Equal Employment Opportunity: OIG is an equal opportunity employer. Selections for this position are 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 non-merit based factors.

    Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.

    False Statements: Misrepresentation of your experience or education or otherwise providing false or fraudulent information may be grounds for not hiring you or for firing you after you begin work.

    This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill similar positions in other organizations with in the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General.

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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/613701600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.