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Job Title:  Supervisory Criminal Investigator
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  Food and Drug Administration
Job Announcement Number:  HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-900741

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$109,022.00 to $141,726.00 / Per Year
Monday, June 10, 2013 to Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Jersey City, NJ United StatesView Map
FDA OCI employees only


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

Who May Apply:  This vacancy is open to current employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) with competitive status only.   Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.   Employees outside of this area of consideration will not be considered. YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action).

This position is located in the Office of Regulatory Affairs, Office of Criminal Investigations, New York Field Office located in Jersey City, NJ.

The Office of Criminal Investigations is responsible for investigating alleged or suspected violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, and related violations of Title 21 and 18 of the U.S. Code. 

First time supervisors/managers are required to serve a one year supervisory/managerial probationary period.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

Salary range listed above includes the geographical locality pay.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • You must meet all the requirements by the closing date of this announcement
  • Travel Requirement: Up to 30% of the time.
  • Must possess a valid State issued driver's license.
  • Please carefully read and follow the instructions under HOW TO APPLY.
  • Supervisory probationary period may be required.


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This position is a first level supervisor located in the regional field offices of the Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and provides counsel, leadership and managerial direction necessary for the effective accomplishment of the functional responsibilities of the staff.  The incumbent is recognized as an expert in the conduct of criminal investigations of violations of the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act and related violations of Title 21 and 18 of the U.S. Code; serves as subject matter expert in OCI policies, procedures and objectives; conducts and directs complex criminal investigations; and provides technical and administrative supervision over professional criminal investigators and investigative support staff, setting priorities, making assignments and evaluating work accomplished.  The incumbent works with the Special Agent in Charge in formulating short and long-term work plans and objectives of the office.


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To qualify for the GS-14, applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level of the Federal service.

Specialized Experience:  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: extensive knowledge and experience of investigative techniques; extensive knowledge of federal laws, regulations, and procedures applicable to criminal investigations; and knowledge and experience in leading a program or supervising a group of individuals.

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 time-in-grade requirement within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

To qualify for the GS-14, applicant must have completed 52 weeks at the GS-13 grade level or higher of Federal service.


Conditions of Employment:  

1. Additional Security and Background Requirements:  If not previously completed, a background security investigation 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 strict restrictions on financial holdings (FDA regulated financial holdings).   To determine whether this position is affected, applicants are advised to seek additional information during the interview process from the Ethics and Integrity Staff, Division Management Programs at (301) 796-8435 prior to accepting such a position.
12. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: Yes
13. Recruitment Bonus may be authorized: No
14. Bargaining Unit Position: No
15. Drug Screening Required: Yes
16. Supervisory position: Yes
17. 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.
18.  All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. 
19. Time in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement
20. Supervisory Probationary Period:  Selectee must complete a one-year probationary period for supervisors unless previously completed.



Once the application process is complete, a review of the 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 and rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. Knowledge of federal laws, regulations and procedures applicable to criminal law and investigative procedures.
2. Ability to communicate orally.
3. Ability to communicate in writing.
4. Ability to supervise operating staff.


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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at


Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see 

For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP):  For information on how to apply as a CTAP eligible see  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position. 



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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 900741.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. 


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Résumé - You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume.  If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
- SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action
For Résumé and Application Tips visit:

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, June 28, 2013.


FDA Helpdesk
Phone: (888)478-4340
Fax: (478)757-3144
Agency Information:
HHS FDA Center
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
20993 Fax: (478)757-3144


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.
You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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