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Job Title:Background Investigator

Agency:Office of Personnel Management

Job Announcement Number:13-108-SWA-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$47,448.00 to $67,114.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 04, 2013 to Friday, February 15, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1810-09

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Fort Meade, MD United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

 

This position is also being announced under the Agency's Merit Promotion Plan to federal employees and non-competitive appointment eligibles. If you wish to be considered under Merit Promotion or Non-Competitive procedures, you MUST apply under the Merit Promotion announcement 13-108-SWA-MP.

As an Investigator at OPM's Federal Investigative Services, you will conduct investigations and interviews/checks to complete background investigations for suitability on current and prospective Federal employees.  As an OPM Investigator, extensive travel is required within the local commuting area of this announcement as well as the possible need for frequent overnight travel outside the local commuting area.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)

DUTIES:

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  • Assisting with conducting Federal Personnel Background Investigations, many of which are sensitive or controversial, where allegations, hearsay information, or other vague or intangible information of an adverse nature exist.
  • Evaluating individual's trustworthiness for access to classified information, placement in a sensitive position, retention in the military services, or placement in Federal employment.
  • Assist with collecting and developing information from a variety of sources.
  • Preparing reports of investigation in accordance with OPM guidelines and instructions. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To meet the basic qualification requirements for this position, you must have:

·     At least one year of experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to work performed at the GS-7 level. To be qualifying, this experience should include the following: At least one year of technical or professional experience conducting investigations or reviewing investigative reports and supporting information (documentary evidence, affidavits, testimony, etc.) for completeness and accuracy, compliance with law and regulation, and issue identification and characterization.

OR

·     Two full years of graduate education or a master's degree, LL.B, J.D., or equivalent degree.  Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. 

OR

·    You may also combine education with experience on a pro rata basis to meet the qualification requirements.

 

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement. 


 

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your application package to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your application package must support your answers to the occupational questionnaire. If your answers cannot be verified, your rating will be changed to an appropriate level.

All applicants will be rated on the following Skills or Competencies:

  • Oral Communication 
  • Written Communication 
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Reasoning
  • Investigation Skills
  • If you meet all of the basic and minimum qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.


    BENEFITS:

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    OPM offers a comprehensive benefits package this link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered.

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply, click the "Apply Online" button at the right of the screen and follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload your resume and supporting documentation.

    All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET: Friday, February 15, 2013.

    If you are unable to apply online, you may FAX your resume, questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144. You must print a copy of OPM Form 1203-FXto document your responses to the questionnaire (this form will also serve as your fax cover sheet) View Occupational Questionnaire. You must also attach any required supporting documents. Please reference Vacancy identification number 836867on the OPM Form 1203-FX.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following documents are required for ALL APPLICANTS: 

    • A Resume showing relevant experience; (cover letter optional). Your resume must show the work schedule and hours worked per week as well as dates of employment.
    • If you are using your education to qualify(even partially), you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts.

     

    Applicants claiming VETERANS PREFERENCE must also submit:

    • A copy of your DD214, member copy 4; OR

    • Current Active Duty members must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within the last 120 days; OR

    • Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference, must also submit: SF-15 AND ALL documents indicated on the form as proof of type of preference.

    Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

    You may submit your documents by uploading them to USAJobs. If you do not have the capability to upload your required documents, you may fax them to the number provided on this Fax Cover Sheet. Please reference VIN# 836867on the fax cover sheet provided. 

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    HR Customer Service
    Phone: (724)794-5612x3096
    Email: WORK4US@OPM.GOV
    Agency Information:
    US OPM
    P O BOX 9
    1137 BRANCHTON ROAD
    BOYERS, PA
    16020

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. Your ratings in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probationary period.

     

    After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

     

    We expect to make a final job offer within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement.


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    Job Announcement Number:

    13-108-SWA-DE

    Control Number:

    337078000