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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Criminal Investigator (Desk Officer)

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:PH-JC-13-821361

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,003.00 to $116,282.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 17, 2013 to Wednesday, January 30, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1811-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Term NTE 9/30/2014

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Chicago, IL United StatesView Map
New York, NY United StatesView Map
San Francisco, CA United StatesView Map
Boston, MA United StatesView Map
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

JOB SUMMARY:

Founded in 1970, EPA is a dynamic organization employing people from diverse backgrounds dedicated to improving and preserving the quality of public health and the environment.

EPA seeks to recruit exceptional men and women who will work in new creative ways that are cleaner for the environment, cheaper for business and taxpayers, and smarter for America's future. 

 

NOTE:  There are a total of 2 or more vacancies, which can be filled at any of the above locations.  Not all locations may be staffed.

 

This is a term position, not to exceed 09/30/14.  There is no potential for an extension of the term or conversion to a permanent position.

 

-This position is subject to the Lautenberg amendment.

-Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance.

-A pre-employment physical and medical monitoring is required.

-Subject to law enforcement availability pay.

-Must be have completed or be able to complete the Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training -Center or equivalent. (FBI Academy, DEA Basic Agent Training, etc.).

-Relocation expenses will not be paid.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See the How To Apply section.)
  • Polygraph and Top Secret/SCI clearance may be required.
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug screening.
  • Financial Disclosure Statement is required.
  • Must carry a firearm.

DUTIES:

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The position of Desk Officer is located in the Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations.  In this capacity, you will:

 

-Serve as a non-supervisory criminal investigator, providing direct staff support.

-Perform a wide range of duties associated with planning, coordinating, conducting, and/or supporting investigations concerning allegations of criminal conduct, administrative mismanagement, conflicts of interest, corruption, waste, abuse, and ethical violations.

-Develop policy and procedure for the investigative program, perform problem and data analysis, and conduct various aspects of investigative program management.

-Design detection strategies which would identify possible instances of fraud.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify for this position you must have at least one year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal government, performing a wide range of duties associated with planning, coordinating, conducting, and/or supporting investigations concerning allegations of criminal conduct, administrative mismanagement, conflicts of interest, corruption, waste, abuse, and ethical violations. Your experience must include:  developing policy and procedure for the investigative program; performing problem and data analysis; and conducting various aspects of investigative program management to include the areas of procurement, grant, laboratory and cyber crimes; designing detection strategies which would identify possible instances of fraud; advising, counseling, and coordinating with field investigators to ensure consistency in implementation of the detection strategies and investigative policies; and monitoring and evaluating overall investigative results.

 

Selective Factor

 

In order for you to qualify for this position, you must be proficient in the use of firearms. You must provide documentation from either your Federal Agency or military entity that proves this requirement. You must submit a separate document entitled "Firearms Proficiency" which contains this documentation, or your application will be rated ineligible.  (See "Required Documents" for more details).


Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Status candidates must meet time in grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level.)

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

 

-Knowledge of criminal investigation principles, theories and practices to serve as an authority in policy and procedure development.

-Knowledge of investigative program management.

-Knowledge of a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.  http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

 

EPA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information http://epa.gov/ohr/ezhire/vacancy_requirements.htm.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes all of the documents described below under "Required Documents."  The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, January 30, 2013.

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.

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

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 821361.   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire http://mailhub.omnistudio.com/c/14106349/1058/ale7RZm/j5dn?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.opm.gov.%2Fforms%2Fpdf_fill%2FOPM1203fx.pdf and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

 

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:

 

- DD-214, if applying through VEOA

 

-SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal service). You must submit a relevant SF-50 that clearly shows how you have competitive status. If you are applying on the basis of an Interchange Agreement, or other method, you must supply all the necessary information and documentation to support that.

 

-Firearms Proficiency. You must provide documentation from either your Federal Agency or military entity that proves this requirement. You must submit a separate document entitled "Firearms Proficiency" which contains this documentation, or your application will rated ineligible. (Federal/military agencies should issue some type of document to show that you went to the range and passed your firearms qualification. It could be a range card, a piece of paper that says you passed, or a printout from the agency's training system, but it must be submitted/uploaded under the title/file name "Firearms Proficiency.")

 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Email: PHILADELPHIA@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
19106
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.


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Job Announcement Number:

PH-JC-13-821361

Control Number:

335214500