You may qualify for this position based on 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-13 grade level, applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate’s online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
1. Experience planning and conducting investigations of a sensitive or complex nature or investigations that involve a degree of hazard.
2. Conducting interviews and verifying and corroborating information.
3. Writing investigative reports.
4. Coordinating with other law enforcement agencies.
5. Documenting evidence.
6. Testimony in court proceedings.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
1. Ability to direct, plan, organize, coordinate, and conduct investigations of criminal wrongdoing, which may involve examinations of financial, contractual, and organizational records and transactions.
2. Ability to investigate fraud and abuse of public programs and funds.
3. Knowledge of Federal criminal statutes, rules of evidence, court procedures, and investigative techniques.
4. Ability to prepare and deliver clear, concise, and comprehensive oral presentations or testimony regarding investigations to agency and government officials, prosecuting attorneys, and before grand juries, courts, or administrative proceedings.
5. Ability to analyze and prepare clear, concise and comprehensive written reports regarding highly complex and sensitive investigative matters affecting agency program areas.
For further information on qualification requirements for this position, please visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered.
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. (The date immediately preceeding an applicant's 37th birthday is the final date for selection.) This requirement does not apply to preference eligible veterans, or if you served in another Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement position covered by special civil service retirement provisions. Applicants who are age 37 or over may subtract any of their prior federal law enforcement service that was in an approved primary/rigorous position and that is creditable for retirement from their current age to meet this age requirement. Applicants must also provide proof of this creditable service.
The maximum entry age limit was established in accordance with 5 USC 3307 and does not violate age discrimination laws. The intent of the maximum age limitation is to ensure that a Federal law enforcement officier will have the opportunity to work 20 years and therefore be eligible to retire at 57, when mandatory retirement applies to Federal law enforcement officers.
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 Programin Glynco, GA. 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." This position requires that the selectee successfully and safely qualify with a firearm; failure to do so may result in removal from the position.
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.
Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): LEAP is approved for this position to compensate employees for unscheduled duty in excess of the 40-hour workweek. Criminal Investigators must be prepared to work overtime based on the needs of the agency.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.
If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted. To preview questions please click here.