To qualify, applicants must meet all the qualification requirements, by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
To qualify for the GS-13, applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level of the Federal service.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant 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 to be filled. Examples of specialized experience are: knowledge of and experience in complex investigative techniques; knowledge of federal laws, regulations, and procedures applicable to criminal investigations; knowledge and experience with criminal investigations including the illicit trade of tobacco products; ability to analyze complex and/or fragmented information and prepare written reports of investigation; and experience leading a criminal investigation.Documenting experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: In addition to the specialized experience requirement, current Federal employees must meet the following time-in-grade requirement within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
GS-13: Applicants must have 52 weeks at the GS-12 grade level or higher in the Federal service.
Conditions of Employment:
1. Security and Background Requirements: If not previously completed, a background security investigation (top secret clearance) will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.
2. Qualification Inquiry: Applicants for the Criminal Investigator position who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are not eligible for employment. All selectees will be required to sign a Qualification Inquiry prior to confirmation of appointment.
3. Drug Test and Medical Examination: You will be subject to a pre-employment drug test and medical examination and must successfully pass. If selected for the position, you will be subjected to periodic medical examinations that must be passed successfully to retain the position. 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 conditions that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself or others are disqualifying.
4. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
5. Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): The incumbent is subject to work unscheduled duty hours and must be available for unscheduled duty based upon the needs of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Therefore, the incumbent is eligible for Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) of an additional 25%, and is subject to the provisions of the LEAP Act of 1994.
6. Basic Criminal Investigation Training: Selectee must have successfully completed the Basic Criminal Investigator course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) or equivalent.
7. Firearms: Incumbent may be required to carry a firearm during the performance of duties. Firearms qualification with standard issue firearm is required.
8. Relocation: To promote the efficiency of the Service, the Director of OCI may reassign the incumbent of this position to another position and/or location with OCI in the United States or Puerto Rico.
9. Mobility Agreement: Selectees will be required to sign a mobility agreement to accept relocation to other geographic locations, if required by the agency. Failure to relocate when directed may result in separation from employment in the FDA in accordance with appropriate Government regulations.
10. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
11. Financial disclosure statement may be required. Certain positions within the FDA are subject to restrictions on financial holdings specifically FDA regulated financial holdings. This position could be subject to these restrictions. During the application and interview process, and prior to accepting this position, we advise applicants to seek additional information from the Ethics and Integrity Staff, Division of Management Programs at (301) 796-8435.
12. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: Yes
13. Bargaining Unit Position: No
14. Drug Screening Required: Yes
15. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No
16. Supervisory position: No
17. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
To qualify for the GS-13, applicant must have 52 weeks at the GS-12 grade level of the Federal service.
18. Federal Law Enforcement Officer (FLEO): This position is covered by the special retirement provisions for Federal Law Enforcement Officer (FLEO). Candidates without previous FLEO service must be under age 37. Employees subject to special retirement coverage for law enforcement officers must retire at age 57 upon completing 20 years of law enforcement service under the special retirement provisions for law enforcement officers. If these 20 years of service are not attained at age 57, mandatory retirement is required upon completion of 20 years of service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of 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. 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 eligibility.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. Knowledge of federal laws, regulations and procedures applicable to criminal law, investigative procedures and illicit trade of tobacco products.
2. Ability to communicate orally in performing investigative duties.
3. Ability to analyze information and prepare written reports of investigations.
4. Knowledge of and experience using criminal investigative techniques.