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Job Title:Investigative Assistant (OA)

Department:Department Of Justice

Agency:Drug Enforcement Administration

Job Announcement Number:D-MI-13-925572-DEU-HCC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$33,134.00 to $53,360.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, July 15, 2013 to Friday, July 19, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1802-05/07

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

07

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
West Palm Beach, FL United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans. 

Do your career "Justice" by working with DOJ, which has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Come and join the nation's law enforcement agency, where our most important resource is our people. The Department leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. Become a member of a team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission. All applicants for employment with DEA must possess and maintain the highest levels of character and conduct. DEA will evaluate applicants' qualifications based on these qualities. Once a conditional offer is made, DEA will conduct a continuous evaluation of information, as it is obtained, to ensure that the prospective employees with DEA meet the agency-specific qualifications in the areas of character and conduct. To this end, the unfavorable decision in any of the areas that follow will be deemed as disqualifying: Drug Policy Requirements (as specified in this announcement), Credit History, Candor and Honesty, Work History, History with the Law, and other qualities that would detract from the integrity and efficiency of the DEA.

 

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: All U.S Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.

DUTIES:

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 The position is located in the Diversion Group, West Palm Beach, FL.  The incumbent will perform such duties as:

 

Performing database queries in law enforcement, compliance, and/or inspection computer systems such as Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Information System Database (NADDIS), Controlled substances Act Database (CSA), and Chemical Handlers Enforcement Management Systems (CHEMS).  Researches, assembles, compiles and tabulates information and figures, as may be necessary to use in investigations, seizures, and as evidence in various cases.

 

Performing work related to gathering, acquiring, and developing resource materials and other information to support the law enforcement, compliance, and/or inspection program mission of an organization. Provides information to staff, compiles reports on research conducted, and maintains administrative records.  Makes recommendations on how to address data anomalies.

 

Performing office automation work requiring the use of software applications, such as spreadsheets, database, word processing, desktop publishing, and graphics applications and various computer equipment.  Prepares correspondence, reports, technical documents, graphs/charts, forms, and other office support materials.  Ensures correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and format. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Grade 05: Qualifying experience for the GS-5 level includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-4 level in the Federal service that included performing record checks relating to individuals and/or organizations as requested; using spreadsheets, database, word processing, desktop publishing, and graphics applications to produce documents; and using a variety of computer systems to extract and compile data.

 

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirements for the GS-5 level may be met by completion of a bachelor's degree or four years of education above high school.

 

COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post high school education and specialized experience may be used to meet the total experience requirements.

 

Grade 06: Qualifying experience for the GS-6 level includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service that included producing routine reports summarizing program information; searching a variety of sources to obtain materials to support program activities; and using law enforcement computer systems to generate and record unique identifiers.

 

Grade 07: Qualifying experience for the GS-7 level includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level in the Federal service that included conducting complex law enforcement searches and queries; gathering data, preparing reports, and making recommendations; and identifying inaccuracies or anomalies in the information gathered.

 

PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT: Applicant must be able to type 40 words per minute.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs)/Competencies:  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  

1.  Knowledge of law enforcement, inspection or compliance program support practices and procedures.

2.  Ability to receive and process information.

3.  Ability to maintain hard copy or automated records and prepare reports.

4.  Skill in using office automation equipment.

5.  Ability to communicate orally.

6.  Ability to communicate in writing.

7.  Knowledge of clerical practices and office routines.


Conditions of Employment: 

PCS: Not Authorized
Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
Overtime Work: Occasionally
TDY Travel: None
Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt
Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
Security Requirements: Top Secret Clearance
 

 


For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your official transcripts or an unofficial transcript of college courses which includes course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned.   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

 

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

 

 

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.   
 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures.  Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement.  If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be assessed and your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. 
 

Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.

 

Click here to view vacancy questions:  View Assessment Questions


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System,  http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc


The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees:

 

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

 

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

 

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

 

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

 

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

 

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/ei61.asp



OTHER INFORMATION:

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

 

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement. 

Drug testing is required for this position.

 

All non-DEA applicants must complete a drug use questionnaire when applying for this position.  Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be considered for employment with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).  Exceptions to this policy may be made for applicants who admit to limited youthful and experimental use of marijuana.  Such applicants may be considered for employment if there is no evidence of regular, confirmed usage, and the full-field background investigation and results of other steps in the process are otherwise favorable.  Compliance with this policy is an essential requirement of the position. 

 

It is highly suggested that you complete the Drug Questionnaire form when submitting your application package.  However, if you do not complete and submit this form with your application package, it will not disqualify you from  the application process.  You will be asked to complete the Drug Questionnaire form before extended a conditional offer.   Click the following link to access the Drug Questionnaire.  
 

http://www.justice.gov/dea/careers/drug_questionnaire.pdf

 

 

To submit your completed Drug Questionnaire please follow the instructions for uploading or faxing documents in the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.


ICTAP: Please visit this link to obtain requirements for applying as an ICTAP eligible applicant. http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap

 

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP):  Provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at:  http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp
 

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume.  Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. 

 

For 5-point veterans’ preference, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty; or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

 

For 10-point veterans’ preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the other required documentation identified on the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

 

Documentation intended to establish preference must be received by 11:59PM EST on TAG:Closing Date.  Information on veterans' preference and other veteran entitlements can be found in the VetInfo Guide http://www.opm.gov/staffingportal/vetguide.asp

 

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/onjams/military_spouse_preference_info_sheet.pdf or http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shams/index.aspx  or http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-19340.pdf.

 

SELECTIVE SERVICE: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

REEMPLOYED ANNUITANTS: http://www.cpms.osd.mil/fas/staffing/pdf/rem_ann.pdf

REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.

NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy. In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.

EEO Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps

 

Applications submitted in postage-paid Government envelopes will not be accepted. 

 

The Drug Enforcement Administration participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify - http://www.dhs.gov/E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. 

 

Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to:

 

Heather Coats

(202)307-6258 

 

For additional applicant resources please visit DEA's website:  http://www.justice.gov/dea/resources/careers/tools.html.

 

If you experience technical issues with completing your online application please email the Application Manager Help Desk at HelpDesk@opm.gov.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.   To view a copy of the assessment Questionnaire please click here: View Occupational Questionnaire

 

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, July 19, 2013 to receive consideration.

 

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

 

  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

 

  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

 

  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

 

  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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    Failure to provide all required documents and information requested by the closing date will result in your application not being considered.

     

    If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, July 19, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

     

    To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

     

    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

     

    2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

    http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

     

    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.

     

    If you do not have access to the Internet or have other concerns please contact the HR contact listed below for further assistance:

     

    Heather Coats

    (202)307-6258

     

    For additional applicant resources please visit DEA's website:  http://www.justice.gov/dea/careers/how-to-apply.shtml.

    If you experience technical issues with completing your online application please email the Application Manager Help Desk at ApplicationManagerHelpDesk@opm.gov.

     



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The following information must be received by 11:59pm (EST) on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, July 19, 2013

     

    1.   Resume via USAJOBS.
    2.   Responses to the online questionnaire.
    3.   If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts, etc.). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.
     

    NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link: http://www.gpo.gov/careers/pdfs/of0510.pdf

     

    All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
       ·Resume

    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
       ·Cover Letter
       ·DD-214
       ·OF-306
       ·Other (Drug Questionnaire)
       ·Other Veterans Document
       ·SF-15
       ·Transcript

     

    Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

     

    You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

     

    NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

     

    If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

    1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 925572.

     

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

     

    If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, July 19, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

     

    To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

     

    1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

     

    2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf. 

     

    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.

     

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Heather Coats
    Phone: (202)307-6258
    Email: HEATHER.COATS@USDOJ.GOV
    Agency Information:
    DEA Human Resources
    DO NOT SEND POSTAL MAIL
    Springfield, VA
    00000

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive an acknowledgement letter of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. You will receive a notification letter of the results of the review of your application package via email.

    The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.


    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select "My Applications", and click on the "more information" link under the application status for this position.


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    Job Announcement Number:

    D-MI-13-925572-DEU-HCC

    Control Number:

    347490100