You may qualify for this position based on specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled.
To qualify for the GS-14 grade level, applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include experience in independently planning, coordinating, and conducting investigations of a sensitive and complex nature. Leading investigation teams and large scale investigations. Managing confidential informants, conducting interviews, writing investigative reports, coordinating with other law enforcement agencies, documenting evidence and testifying in court proceedings.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:
Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs/Competencies) (NOTE: Applicants need not prepare written responses to these KSAs/competencies, unless asked in the online application):
1. Do you have the ability to plan, direct, coordinate, conduct, and support investigations relating to technology and other Federal violations?
2. Do you have the ability to provide the full range of team leadership responsibilities to investigators involved in complex investigations?
3. Do you have the ability to interact with internal and external customers to build coalitions and liaison networks?
4. Do you have the ability to review investigative reports for thoroughness of investigative actions and results?
5. Do you possess skills in oral and written communication concerning complex and sensitive investigative matters?
For further information on qualification requirements for this position, please visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
You must meet all qualification (including time-in-grade) and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of service equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position.
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. (The date immediately preceeding an applicant's 37th birthday is the final date for selection.) This requirement does not apply to preference eligible veterans, or if you served in another Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement position covered by special civil service retirement provisions. Applicants who are age 37 or over may subtract any of their prior federal law enforcement service that was in an approved primary/rigorous position and that is creditable for retirement from their current age to meet this age requirement. Applicants must also provide proof of this creditable service.
The maximum entry age limit was established in accordance with 5 USC 3307 and does not violate age discrimination laws. The intent of the maximum age limitation is to ensure that a Federal law enforcement officier will have the opportunity to work 20 years and therefore be eligible to retire at 57, when mandatory retirement applies to Federal law enforcement officers.
The position requires successful completion of a pre-employment physical. Candidates must meet the 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.
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.
The selectee must successfully complete the 10-week Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Basic Criminal Investigator Training Programin Glynco, GA. Applicants who have previously completed the training program are exempt.
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.
Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): LEAP is approved for this position to compensate employees for unscheduled duty in excess of the 40-hour workweek. Criminal Investigators must be prepared to work overtime based on the needs of the agency.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.
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