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Job Title:Criminal Investigator

Department:National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Agency:Headquarters, NASA

Hiring Organization:Office of the Inspector General

Job Announcement Number:IG13C0010

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$49,828.00 to $90,907.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 10, 2013 to Thursday, January 24, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1811-9/12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Huntsville, ALView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to current Federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment, former Federal employees eligible for reinstatement, or those eligible for non-competitive appointment under special authorities. NASA term employees with term conversion eligibility under P.L. 108-201 may also apply. Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service may apply.

JOB SUMMARY:

The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts audits, reviews, and investigations of NASA programs and operations to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement and to assist NASA management in promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. The OIG consists of approximately 200 auditors, analysts, specialists, investigators, attorneys, and support staff at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC, and NASA Centers throughout the U.S.

The Office of Investigations (OI) is seeking an experienced and motivated candidate for an exciting full-time permanent position loacted at its Marshall Space Flight Center. The Office of Investigations (OI) investigates allegations of crime, cyber-crime, fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct having impact on NASA programs, projects, operations, and resources. OI refers its findings either to the Department of Justice for prosecution or to NASA management for action. Through its investigations, OI identifies crime indicators and recommends effective measures for NASA management that are designed to reduce NASA's vulnerability to criminal activity. As the Criminal Investigator, you will have an opportunity to lead and coordinate criminal investigations.

THIS POSITION HAS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER RETIREMENT COVERAGE.

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGE REQUIREMENT: APPLICANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OF AGE AND NOT REACHED THEIR 37TH BIRTHDAY PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT. MAXIMUM ENTRY AGE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT BE WAIVED FOR ANY APPLICANT, EXCEPT THOSE WITH VETERAN'S PREFERENCE. APPLICANTS OVER THE MAXIMUM ENTRY AGE MUST SELF-CERTIFY IN THE "ADDITIONAL INFORMATION" SECTION OF THE OPM'S RESUME BUILDER THAT THEY HAVE BEEN OR ARE CURRENTLY IN A LEO POSITION COVERED UNDER 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or 5.U.S.C 8412(d) TO MEET THE REQUIREMENT OF 20 YEARS OF SERVICE BY THE MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE OF 57.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Satisfactorily complete (or have previously completed) the Criminal Investigation Training Program at Glynco, Georgia, or equivalent federal law enforcement training.

LAW ENFORCEMENT AVAILABILITY PAY (LEAP): LEAP in the amount of 25% has been approved for this position.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequent travel will be required
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance
  • This is a drug-testing designated position
  • Must pass a pre-employment medical examination and physical fitness test
  • This position requires the signing of the Lautenberg Certification

DUTIES:

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As a Criminal Investigator in the Office of Investigations, the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

Independently plans and conducts significant and complex investigations involving violations of Title 18 U.S. Code, to include but not limited to fraud, bribery, embezzlement, false statements, false claims, collusion, conspiracy, conflict of interest, and theft of government property. Conducts investigations into violations of criminal statutes relating to grant fraud, complex procurement fraud investigations, cost/labor mischarging, defective pricing, defective parts, false certifications, price fixing, bid rigging, and product substitution.

Performs a variety of law enforcement activities such as interviewing complainants, witnesses and suspects. Interrogates subjects and makes arrests. Administers the oath for affidavits, and serves administrative and grand jury subpoenas when it is necessary to obtain documents pertinent to Agency investigative matters. Plans, serves, and executes search warrant operations for the purpose of obtaining evidence, property, and documents relevant to the investigation.

Coordinates with supervisor on investigations or inquiries requested by Members of Congress, the NASA Administrator, other high-ranking NASA officials, congressional committees, or other Executive Committee members. Plans, organizes, and conducts comprehensive administrative investigations or inquiries involving highly delicate matters, issues, and investigative problems for which there are few, if any, established criteria, in the shortest time frame possible.

Prepares well written investigative reports, with responsibility for presenting necessary aspects of investigation in sufficient detail and with the highest degree of accuracy to aid in supporting possible prosecution and/or administrative or civil action. Presents cases and/or evidence, both orally and in writing, to Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the preparation of cases for presentation to Federal Grand Juries. Testifies as a witness before grand juries, trial courts, or administrative hearings on results of completed investigations.

The duties listed above are for the full performance level, at lower grade levels, the work is performed in a developmental capacity under greater levels of supervision.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GL-9

A. Education: Possession of a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

OR

B. Specialized Experience: To qualify at the GL-9 level, you must have at least one year specialized experience demonstrating a clear understanding of core investigative concepts, to include probable cause, criminal statutes, rules of evidence, development and testing of investigative theories, the role of affidavits, search warrants and subpoenas in the investigative process; demonstrated knowledge of federal procurement and contracting regulations.

OR

C. Combination of Education and Experience

GS-11

A. Education: Possession of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or completion of three full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

OR

B. Specialized Experience: To qualify at the GS-11 level, you must have at least one year specialized experience assisting in conducting criminal investigations; demonstrated knowledge of federal procurement and contracting regulations; skill in presenting both orally and in writing, findings and recommendations; ability to write investigative reports and administrative memoranda that will be provided to internal and external officials that clearly and concisely support all investigative findings; knowledge of the rules of evidence and criminal procedures.

OR

C. Combination of Education and Experience

GS-12

To qualify at the GS-12 level, you must have at least one year specialized experience in performing investigative techniques sufficient to initiate and conduct sensitive criminal, civil, and administrative investigations and achieving measurable outcomes in a timely and efficient manner; proven skill in presenting both orally and in writing, controversial findings and recommendations to senior officials; ability to prepare affidavits, subpoenas, search warrant plans and other investigative requests to obtain information and evidence that documents the illegal acts and substantiates the violations; proven knowledge of federal procurement and contracting regulations.

Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal Service. Time-in-grade and all qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: The duties of this position requires moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard too himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.


U.S. citizenship is required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Resumix's search technology utilizes a comprehensive skills database that combines matching combinations of search terms to help find the right candidates. The system's built in intelligence recognizes the contextual meaning of words within a resume by extracting relevant information. Applicants are strongly encouraged to thoroughly review the major duties of the position and ensure that you prepare a comprehensive resume that narratively demonstrates your skills, education, and experience. Candidates should refer to NASA's Applicant Guide for assistance in developing a complete resume. NASA will not accept separate KSA statement.

A category rating method will be used to evaluate candidates. All candidates will be assigned to either a 70, 80, or 90 pt. quality category based on the degree to which their competencies meet the position requirements. All candidates in the 90 pt group, which is the highest quality category, may be referred for consideration. A human resources specialist will validate the qualifications of those candidates eligible to be referred to the selecting official. In certain instances when a large candidate pool exists within the highest quality category, additional weighting of scores may occur to further distinguish best qualified candidates. For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality category are considered well-qualified.


BENEFITS:

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NASA offers excellent benefit programs and competitive salaries. To learn more about pay and benefits at NASA, click HERE.

OTHER INFORMATION:

A one-year probationary period may be required.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for definition of well qualified.

Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

Qualified NASA term employees who have term conversion eligibility under the NASA Flexibility Act of 2004 will be referred and considered equally with other NASA permanent employees under internal competitive placement procedures.

Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.

HOW TO APPLY:

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This vacancy is being filled through NASA STARS, an automated Staffing and Recruitment System. NASA partners with USAJOBS in providing a seamless application process. Before you begin the application process, please read the vacancy announcement carefully and have all required information available. You may begin the process of submitting your resume by clicking on the 'Apply Online' link.

In order to be considered, you must submit a resume completed on the USAJOBS site. When completing your USAJOBS resume, please remember that NASA limits resumes to the equivalent of approximately SIX typed pages, or approximately 22,000 characters including spaces. You will NOT be allowed to complete the application process if your resume is too long or if your resume was uploaded to USAJobs from a second source. Additionally, NASA does not accept documents attached through USAJobs' document attachment feature.

Once you submit your resume to NASA, you will be asked to complete a short series of additional questions. You must finish the entire process in order to have a complete application package and receive consideration. Your answers will not be saved unless you finish the entire application.

You may edit a previously-submitted application, if the announcement is still open.For more information, see the Applicant Guide.

If you are unable to apply electronically for this position, submit your resume and supplemental questions to: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Resume Operations Center, Mailstop: HS50, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812. DO NOT submit your resume directly to the Center advertising this vacancy. Mailed resumes must be received by the close of business on the closing date of the announcement. Hard copy resumes requirements are provided at: Hard Copy Resume Requirements.

If you are a first time applicant, we recommend that you review NASA's Applicant Guide to ensure that you are providing a complete resume. Failure to submit the supplemental data and a resume that contains all of the required information may result in loss of consideration for positions in which you are interested.

All applications must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

NASA's application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative 'KSA' statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide.

Nothing further is required until requested by the Human Resources Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Wanakee Carrington
Phone: 202-358-1252
Email: Wanakee.L.Carrington@nasa.gov
Agency Information:
NASA's Resume Operations Center
Mailstop HS50
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL
35812
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Candidates for NASA positions are evaluated using our automated staffing and recruitment system, NASA STARS, which compares your skills and experience as described in your resume with the requirements of the position. If you are found to be a highly qualified candidate, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. (In some cases, individuals with priority for special consideration must be considered and selected before other candidates.) Whether or not you are contacted for an interview depends upon the location of the position and the judgment of the selecting official.

At NASA, we pride ourselves on efficient and timely recruitment actions, and you can normally expect to learn the outcome of the selection process in a fairly short period of time. In addition, to ensure that you can measure progress for yourself, NASA provides you with regularly updated information on the status of the vacancy announcement.

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Job Announcement Number:

IG13C0010

Control Number:

335393600