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Job Title:  Criminal Investigator
Department:  Department Of Energy
Agency:  Department of Energy
Job Announcement Number:  OIG-13-MP-0023

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$81,460.00 to $125,926.00 / Per Year
Monday, March 11, 2013 to Monday, March 25, 2013
This is a Full-time position. - This is a permanent position.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Livermore, CA, USView Map
Applications will be accepted from current or former permanent Federal employees with Competitive Status. Also if you are eligible for the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), or have CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you may also apply. See Additional Information for more details.


The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Inspector General is currently looking for a Criminal Investigator for our Technology Crimes Section, Livermore, CA office. Join our professional team of criminal investigators who help support DOE's mission through investigating alleged violations of law to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse of DOE's computer networks and systems.

DOE is the Nation's top sponsor of research and development (R&D) and has won more Nobel Prizes and R&D awards than any private sector organization and twice as many as all other Federal agencies combined. DOE has operating nuclear facilities, science laboratories, power marketing administrations, and environmental clean-up sites in 35 states, and is responsible for many accomplishments in fields including alternate fuels vehicles, biological and environmental research, energy efficiency, nuclear security and non-proliferation, clean power technologies, medical technologies, gene research, and computers and microelectronics. The OIG offers potential for advancement, excellent benefits, and numerous training opportunities. We are located in 13 states throughout the U.S. Please visit our website at


  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a background and security investigation.
  • This position requires frequent travel (30%).
  • PCS costs will not be paid.


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As a Criminal Investigator (Special Agent) in the Technology Crimes Section of the DOE Office of Inspector General you would be responsible for conducting investigations involving alleged or suspected fraud, waste and mismanagement of Department of Energy computer networks and systems, and forensic data recovery activities or intrusions into Electronic Data Processing, telecommunications, Internet, and other network systems. At the GS-12 and GS-13 grade levels, you will independently planning and conducting investigations of DOE programs and operations. Investigative assignments are complex and of a sensitive nature that cross multiple jurisdictions and involve various law enforcement agencies or task force operations. Special Agents have the authority to conduct criminal, civil, and administrative investigations, to apply for and execute search warrants, to make arrests, to carry firearms, and to utilize a range of specialized investigative techniques.


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You may qualify for this position based on your 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-12 grade level, applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience includes experience in planning and conducting sensitive and complex investigations involving alleged or suspected fraud, waste and mismanagement of computer networks and systems, conducting interviews, verifying and corroborating information, writing investigative reports, and testifying in court on criminal and/or civil matters. To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience includes experience in planning and conducting sensitive and complex investigations involving alleged or suspected fraud, waste and mismanagement of computer networks and systems, conducting interviews, writing comprehensive investigative reports, and testifying in court on criminal and/or civil matters. The successful candidate for this position will possess the following KSAs/competencies: (Applicants need not prepare written responses to these KSAs, unless asked in the online application.) 1. Knowledge of the concepts and theories relating to computer and hardware and software systems. 2. Knowledge and ability to work with multi-user, multi-tasking operating systems including both UNIX and Windows-based operating systems. 3. Knowledge of criminal investigative activities. 4. Ability to conduct criminal investigations involving intrusions into electronic data processing, telecommunications, Internet, and other network systems. 5. Ability to prepare and deliver clear, concise, and comprehensive oral presentations or testimony regarding computer crime investigations. 6. Ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports regarding computer crime investigations. 7. Knowledge of forensic data recovery at crime scenes and forensic analysis. For further information on qualification requirements for this position, please visit

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Time-in-grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this 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. This requirement does not apply to preference eligible veterans. 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 Program. 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." 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. Criminal Investigators must be prepared to work overtime based on the needs of the agency.


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 will be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.
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The Federal Government offers exceptional benefits that are unmatched by most private organizations. You will be eligible for health care benefits from your choice of a wide variety of providers; long-term care insurance; generous sick and annual leave accruals with 10 paid holidays; a family-friendly work environment; flexible spending accounts; and a comprehensive retirement plan unparalleled by most private industry organizations. Other benefits offered at the Department of Energy include mass transit benefits; telework and alternate work schedules; and on-site childcare, fitness and health facilities. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees


If you are a veteran claiming 5- or 10-point preference status, or you have been discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service, you may apply for this position under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). If applying under this provision, a copy of your DD-214, SF-15 or proof of preference must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. Failure to provide appropriate documentation will result in denial of requested veteran's preference. Additional information on veterans preference is available at


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Applications for this announcement must be received online before 11:45 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. If applying online poses a hardship, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed on the announcement prior to the closing date.


In addition to your online resume and questionnaire, the following documents are required for this position:  

1) Most recent SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action OR equivalent document(s) that supports your claim for eligibility as a status candidate, AND time-in-grade; failure to provide this document may result in your application being considered outside of the area of consideration or failure to meet time-in-grade; or VEOA eligibility documentation.


2) If you are a preference eligible, applying through VEOA, submit a copy of your DD-214 (and SF-15 if applicable).

3) If you are a displaced or soon-to-be displaced employee applying under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), you must submit all required documentation for consideration.

All supplemental material must be received by 11:45 p.m. on the closing date of this announcement and be sent to the fax number identified below or electronically uploaded with your application.  

Where and When to FAX:
Documentation required by this announcement may be FAXED or electronically uploaded.   Fax copies must include the announcement number for which applying. Failure to receive required documentation needed to evaluate your application by the closing date will result in your application not being considered.

Documents faxed, must be received by the closing date of the announcement using appropriate cover sheet and a legible copy of the corresponding document.  Failure to provide requested documents may result in lost consideration.  At the end of your application, you will see a text box that will prompt you to indicate which documents you intend to submit.  Please "check" only the boxes for which documents you are required to submit for this announcement.

How to FAX:
Each type of document faxed must have a separate coversheet that includes an identification number, which ensures your document is processed correctly.  Illegible supporting documentation may not be considered, nor will you be contacted to resubmit replacement or new documents.

Documentation Receipt Confirmation:  After you fax in your documentation, you will receive an email notification from




Betty Poole
Phone: 202-586-5142
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
Office of the Inspector General
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Rm 5D-031
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


Once the announcement closes, we will evaluate your qualifications and determine your ranking. The best-qualified, or highest ranked, candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your application status via e-mail. *You may also check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS online application system at and enter your USAJOBS user ID and Password. Then click on "Track Your Online Job Application."*

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