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Job Title:  Supervisory Criminal Investigator
Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency
Job Announcement Number:  PH-JC-13-841834

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$134,647.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year
Monday, February 18, 2013 to Friday, March 01, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
San Francisco, CA United StatesView Map
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)


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. 

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
  • A pre-employment physical and medical monitoring is required.
  • Financial Disclosure statement is required and subject to drug testing.
  • Must carry a firearm.
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.


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You will serve as a Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Special Agent in Charge) within

the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Investigations (OI), and report to a Deputy

Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (DAIGI).   In this capacity, you will:


-Supervise subordinate criminal investigators, technical specialists, and support staff at grades

ranging from GS-5 to GS-14, who are physically co-located or are in geographically dispersed



-Direct and manage an investigative program and resources necessary to ensure the investigative mission of the organization is met.


-Lead subordinate criminal investigators, technical specialists, and support staff in complex investigations potentially having nationwide and/or international scope and impact and subject to congressional, media, and public scrutiny.


-Conduct long-range program planning involving investigative priorities and schedules.


-Ensure that work and quality standards are met and evaluate the effectiveness of investigative operations in terms of mission accomplishment, quality and quantity standards.


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You must have at least one year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal government, performing a wide range of duties, including:   leading subordinate criminal investigators, technical specialists, and support staff in complex investigations potentially having nationwide and/or international scope and impact and subject to congressional, media, and public scrutiny; conducting long-range program planning involving investigative priorities and schedules; developing relationships with law enforcement within and outside of the agency; developing and establishing uniform protocols, technical procedures, technical standards, and related policies for investigative programs; assigning work based on investigative and operational priorities and career development requirements; ensuring that work and quality standards are met; and evaluating the effectiveness of investigative operations in terms of mission accomplishment, quality and quantity standards.


You must have ALL the experience outlined above, and you must clearly document this in your resume, or you will be rated ineligible.

-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.)

-Subject to the Lautenberg amendment.

-Subject to Law Enforcement Availability Pay

-Relocation is NOT available.

-Must have completed or be able to complete the Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP),FBI Academy or equivalent.

-Selectee will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement.



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):


-Mastery level of knowledge in criminal investigative principles, theories, and practices.

-Ability to manage, plan, organize, direct, and participate in highly complex and/or sensitive investigations

-Knowledge of organizational leadership

-Ability to supervise a large investigative workforce.


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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.


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


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

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see 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.


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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 Friday, March 01, 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:

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 841834.   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 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.


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 that shows VEOA eligibility, if applying through that program 

- Relevant college transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
- 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.


Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA


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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