In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
- The date immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday is the maximum entry age for original appointment to a position within the OIG as a law enforcement officer. Please Note: a) This requirement does not apply to preference-eligible veterans; b) An individual who is 37 years of age or older may be redeployed as a law enforcement officer in the OIG if the individual has had prior coverage under the special law enforcement retirement plan.
- Physical Requirements: The selectee must pass a pre-appointment physical examination and meet the physical requirements for this position as required by this agency. The duties of this position require 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 and hearing are required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Because the duties of this position are exacting, responsible, and sometimes performed under trying conditions, the selectee must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the selectee to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying. AND
For the GL-09 level:
You must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GL/GS-07 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience includes:
Working with Criminal Investigators performing segments of investigations which includes the following types of tasks:
- searching public records/databases;
- interviewing witnesses/employees to verify facts and obtain specific pieces of information;
- securing signed statements, affidavits and documentary evidence to be included in reports or case records; AND
- writing reports for case records.
OR You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Masters or equivalent graduate degree, or two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LLB or JD.
Note: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application includes your:
- Responses to the online questions, and
- Required supporting documents.
We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You will be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.
Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
- Knowledge of Federal criminal statutes, Federal criminal and civil procedures, rules of evidence, and constitutional rights.
- Ability to effectively present information both orally and in writing.
- Ability to participate in multi-agency investigative teams.
- Ability to investigate aspects of program fraud abuse, white collar and violent crime.
Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category Rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, A, B, or C, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category depending on the position and grade level of the job.
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3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates and eligible for selection, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must be rated in the second category or better to be considered as well qualified to receive special selection priority. We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.