To qualify for the GS-11 grade level you must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 grade level, OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or related LL.M, OR a combination of specialized experience and education.
To qualify for the GS-12 grade level you must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level.
Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:
- Experience planning and conducting investigations of a sensitive or complex nature or investigations that involve a degree of hazard.
- Conducting interviews and verifying and corroborating information.
- Writing investigative reports.
- Coordinating with other law enforcement agencies.
- Documenting evidence.
- Testimony in court proceedings.
Your online resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs/Competencies) (NOTE: Applicants need not prepare a written responses to these KSAs/competencies, unless asked in the online application):
1. Ability to effectively communicate orally.
2. Ability to conduct and coordinate criminal fraud and other white collar investigations involving federal programs and funds.
3. Knowledge of Federal criminal statues, government regulations, rules of evidence, court procedures, and constitutional rights.
4. Skill in the preparation of clear and concise investigative reports.
For further information on qualification requirements for this position, please visit http://www.opm.gov/qualifications
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, maximum age is 37. (The date immediately preceding 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 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 officer 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 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 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. 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.
Education: Applicants using education to qualify for this position, must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges and universities may be used if the institution has been accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education.
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.
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.
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