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Job Title:  SUPERVISORY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR (Resident Agent in Charge)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Office of the Inspector General
Job Announcement Number:  OIG-1018026-14-13-DM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$101,035.00 to $131,343.00 / Per Year
Friday, December 20, 2013 to Monday, January 13, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Atlanta, GA View Map
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
Top Secret


The Department of Interior, Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent office within the Department of Interior (DOI) whose mission is to promote excellence, integrity, and accountability throughout DOI. The OIG conducts investigations, evaluations, and audits in order to enhance effectiveness and efficiency and to prevent and detect waste, fraud, and mismanagement in DOI programs and operations.

This position is located in the Department of the Interior (DOI), Office of Inspector General (OlG), Office of Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (OI). The Office of Investigations manages, supervises, coordinates, and conducts investigations relating to DOI programs and operations, including, but not limited to, investigations of fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in such programs and operations and actual or suspected criminal activity or other wrongdoing by DOI employees, contractors, grantees, lessees, or any other persons or entities doing business with the DOI.  The incumbent serves as a Supervisory Resident Agent in Charge and advisor to management, the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations for Investigations (AIGI) and the Deputy AIGI on a wide range of investigative and operations activities. The work performed effects the efficiency and economical operations and ensures the Department's legal and regulatory compliance. The incumbent is responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating and guiding a complex criminal investigative program operations and functions of national scope. The incumbent's work has a significant impact in the OIG achieving mission objectives and strategic goals.


  • 25% or Greater
  • Significant Travel is Required


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship is Required
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for the Selective Service
  • Incumbent is subject to random drug testing
  • Successful completion of a background investigation
  • Relocation Expenses are NOT authorized
  • Top Secret Security Clearance is Required


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  • Supervises a staff of investigators, special agents, and other subject-matter experts including organizing multi-discipline investigative teams of Federal, State, and local law enforcement personnel to conduct or resolve complex investigative issues;
  • Oversees assigned administrative, operational, and investigative personnel including various law enforcement agencies and DOI Bureaus of diverse backgrounds and skills;
  • Participates in the formulation of the OlG internal strategic plan that promotes and updates the larger OlG and DOl strategic plan utilizing quality management practices, principles, and processes which encourage teamwork, innovation and the application of effective solutions to investigations and administrative problems (i.e., effective and efficient management practices and principles involving planning, innovative techniques, and enhancing quality work products and services).
  • Conducts investigations, oversees and participates in arrests, search warrants, and/or surveillance activities. Responsible for interrogations of subjects, witnesses, and other individuals of interest.
  • Participates in OIG's investigative policy-making process by providing input on decisions associated with criminal, civil, and administrative investigative operations;
  • Develops and maintains relationships with other DOl Bureaus and programs as well as law enforcement organizations and it’s personnel;
  • Assesses leads and administers the proper opening and closing of criminal, civil, and administrative investigations; AND
  • Provides both written and oral reports, briefings, and/or presentations to the Inspector General, General Counsel, AIGI/DAIGI, and senior DOI officials.


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GS-14: One full year of time in grade at the GS-13 and one year of related experience.  This experience includes activities such as: serving as an advisor on a wide variety of investigative and operational initiatives; coordinating and providing effective and efficient investigative direction to an investigative team/unit and subordinates; assessing leads and support presentations of those investigative leads and initiative to management officials; and participating in the investigative policymaking process.


Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5CFR 300, Subpart F.


Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Next, your responses to the questionnaire and/or competency statements will be evaluated to determine the degree to which your skills match this position. 

In addition, applicant's experience must also demonstrate that the candidate possesses the following qualities:

Knowledge of the legal procedures applicable to Federal law enforcement operations, such as criminal court procedures, methods of obtaining and securing evidence, jurisdictional guidelines, and other legal procedures;

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing, with a wide range of personnel, including senior officials as well as the ability to understand, evaluate, and explain orally and in writing, complex illegal acts, schemes, and regulatory violations; and to write and edit highly complex reports;

Knowledge, gained as a law enforcement officer and/or criminal investigator, of investigative and case management techniques and procedures of the laws of evidence and the functions and jurisdictions of other Federal, State and local agencies, and must display advanced managerial traits of organization and leadership in the accomplishment of goals and objectives;

Experience writing policies and standard operating procedures;

Ability to lead, supervise, and provide management oversight in assigned areas and skill in coordinating, directing, and monitoring the work subordinates; AND

Knowledge of specialized investigative skills, techniques, and equipment, in support of informant use and development, undercover and surveillance work, and the ability to deal with emergency situations.


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The Department of the Interior offers a comprehensive benefits package that may include, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance; health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement system. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Conditions of Employment:

  • Selected applicants must undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a background investigation for a Top Secret clearance. You must meet initial and periodic suitability determinations based on favorable background investigations and updates.
  • Selected applicants are subject to initial and random drug testing. Failure to pass a Drug Test or maintain a clearance is grounds for removal.
  • Selected applicants must be able to acquire and maintain a government-issued travel charge card.
  • Selectees must complete a one year probationary or trial period unless already completed or excepted by special authority.
  • Acknowledgement of Career Mobility is a condition of employment. You must be available for permanent reassignment to other regional or resident offices, as required by the OIG.
  • You must pass initial and periodic medical examinations. Failure to meet medical requirements may result in reassignment from the position of criminal investigator or other appropriate action.
  • You must be able to operate a government-owned or leased vehicle and have and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • You will be required to complete an OGE-450, Confidential Statement of Employment and Financial Interests.
  • Completion of the Basic Criminal Investigative Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, or its equivalent.
  • This position is a primary law enforcement position under 5 U.S.C. 8336 (C) (CSRS and 5 U.S. C 8412 (d) (FERS). You must be no more than 37 years of age upon entry into the GS-1811 series, unless the applicant has previous service creditable under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) law enforcement provisions sufficient to enable you to retire at age 57 with 20 years of creditable service. Persons already in covered secondary positions or persons with previous approved service who apply for a primary position cannot be considered if their age at reentry into the primary position exceeds 37 years after subtracting their years of service in covered positions. Applicant must provide evidence of current or previous coverage that would qualify. This age restriction does not apply to those entitled to Veteran’s Preference.
  • You will be required to qualify to carry and use firearms and other weapons as part of assigned duties and maintain such qualification. Because of an amendment to 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9), which became effective on September 30, 1986, applicants are ineligible for this position if at any time, they have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless such conviction was expunged, set aside or the applicant received a pardon. For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition: The Federal government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002.
  • Selectees for such positions must submit a completed OF-306 form and meet the initial suitability determination before a final job offer can be made.

The materials you send with your application will not be returned.


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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.

The complete application package must be submitted by Monday, January 13, 2014 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, , 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.

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):

·     to fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID  Number is   ID 1018026.  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 Monday, January 13, 2014 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: Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Assessment Questions. Print the 1203FX form,  


  • Resume showing relevant experience.

  • SF-50: All current Federal employees and reinstatement eligible applicants must submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting proof of competitive status, tenure, position, grade level and step.

  • Performance Appraisal: All current Federal employees and reinstatement eligible applicants must submit a copy of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal.

  • ICTAP/CTAP (if applicable, please provide documentation).

  • Veterans' Preference Documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15 if claiming 10 point preference; DD-214 if claiming 5 point preference).

  • Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment (e.g., severely disabled, eligible veterans, etc.).

CTAP/ICTAP: Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605 (a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.

VEOA ELIGIBLES: If applying under VEOA, you must include your DD-214, SF-15 and VA letter (if applicable). If you are still on active duty, you may submit a statement of service from your unit which states the date you entered active duty and the date you are separating. Your separation date must be within 90 days of the closing date of this announcement. For more information on the VEOA, consult the Vets Guide at: The candidate selected for this position will be subject to a background security investigation prior to entering on duty, and once employed, which must be favorably adjudicated. Failure to successfully meet this requirement will be grounds for termination. The applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment, and is subject to random drug testing and NCIC check after selection. The materials you send with your application will not be returned.


Jacqueline G. Ruley
Phone: (703)487-5349
Fax: (703)487-5208
Agency Information:
Interior Office of Insp General
Department of the Interior
Office of Inspector General
12030 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 350
Reston, VA
Fax: (703)487-5208


Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. 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 be notified of the outcome.

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