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Job Title:Criminal Investigator

Department:General Services Administration

Agency:Office of Inspector General

Job Announcement Number:JI-2014-10-02 DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$41,804.00 to $66,472.00 / Per Year


Friday, January 17, 2014 to Friday, January 31, 2014




Full-time - Permanent




1 vacancy - Auburn, WA View Map


This announcement is open to all United State Citizens.


Top Secret




About the Agency

Begin a challenging career with the Office of Investigations and be a vital part of the law enforcement community. We offer a rewarding opportunity to contribute to a noble mission that prevents/detects the fraud, waste, and abuse of GSA programs. We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified Investigator to be a proactive member of our team.
The Office of Inspector General's (OIG) mission is to assist the GSA to effectively carry out its responsibilities and to protect the public interest by bringing about positive change in the performance, accountability, and integrity of GSA programs and operations. The OIG is recognized as a world-class organization serving the public interest by protecting and improving the operations of GSA. The OIG plays a vital role in supporting GSA's continuing evolution as a leader in formulating Government-wide policy and its efforts to expertly and competitively meet the needs of its Federal customers while serving the best interest of the taxpayers.
CONCURRENT ANNOUNCEMENT: This vacancy is also being announced under Merit Promotion regulations, announcement #JI-2014-10-01 MP. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under Merit Promotion Procedures. NOTE: APPLICANTS MUST APPLY SEPARATELY FOR EACH ANNOUNCEMENT IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH PROCEDURES.


  • 50% or Greater
  • The position requires frequent travel. Selected applicant must be able to acquire and maintain a government-issued travel charge card.


  • No


  • -Background security investigation required
  • -Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or nationals
  • -Applicants must apply online via GSAjobs (see "How to Apply" section)


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The incumbent of this position serves as a Criminal Investigator in the Seattle, Washington area and plans, organizes and conducts a variety of criminal investigative and analytical assignments to include: analyzes initial allegations and recommends required investigative resources and collateral support; investigates allegations of crimes, crime scenes, and misconduct; plans and conducts surveillance and undercover work; arrests persons violating U.S. laws and conducts searches and seizures incident to the arrest or when appropriate, by warrant; prepares reports and presents findings orally and in writing to managers, prosecutors, and other high-level officials; testifies as a government witness before Grand Juries and in courts regarding criminal cases; and testifies at administrative hearings in non-criminal cases.


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This is a developmental position and the incumbent independently performs work on investigations and related assignments that facilitate the efforts of higher-graded investigators working on the same assignments. The work requires the knowledge of participatory skills to work in a team environment. The GS-07 and GS-09 levels will receive closer supervision of a senior investigator and, the complexity and scope of the duties of the position are less than those assigned at the higher grade levels. The incumbent will develop the skills necessary to perform more responsible assignments including the full range of investigative functions on simple and less complex cases through on-the-job exposure and classroom training. Applicants must demonstrate, in their resume and responses to the vacancy questions that they meet the qualification requirements described below. Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position advertised within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
For the GS-07: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service that equipped the applicant with the 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 qualifying experience may include the following:
A. Experience that involved planning & conducting investigations into criminal &/or civil violations of law. Performing investigate activities such as: writing investigative reports; interviewing witnesses & subjects of investigation; executing search warrants; serving judicial processes, conducting surveillance; & obtaining & preserving evidence & using electronic information (e.g. databases, word processors, internet) to gather analyze, process & report on pertinent information; OR
B. Planning & conducting investigations of individuals or organizations to collect facts regarding their character, suitability, qualifications, or to substantiate claims.
Experience primarily involved in performing clerical or technical work in support of security administration or operations OR you may substitute education for specialized experience as follows:

1. One full year of graduate level education in a related field; OR
2. Superior Academic Achievement based on a bachelor's degree that is demonstrated through class standing (upper 1/3 of class), grade point average (2.95/4.0 overall or 3.5/4.0 in major); OR
3. Election to membership in a qualifying national scholastic honor society. 
For the GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service that equipped the applicant with the 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 qualifying experience may include the following:
1. Participating in various phases of investigative work assignments;

2. Studying a broad variety of material pertinent to cases;
3. Interviewing employees, officials in & out of Government, & others for the purpose of verifying facts and obtaining specific pieces of information;

4. Obtaining signed statements, affidavits and documentary evidence to be included in reports or case records; and

5. Preparing written reports of investigative activities.
The following may be substituted for experience at the GS-09 level:

1. Completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree in law enforcement, police administration, criminology, or criminal justice or another major directly related to the work of this position; OR
2. Completed two full years of progressively higher level education leading to such a degree OR a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience as described above.

This position is covered by the law enforcement officer retirement provisions, and as such is covered by a mandatory age requirement. There is a maximum entry age of the day before your 37th birthday (except for veterans preference eligibles) for entry into law enforcement office positions.  This position is covered by the special retirement provisions for Federal Law Enforcement Officers [5 U.S.C. 8336 (c) or 5 U.S.C. 8412 (d)] and have a mandatory retirement age of 57.  If you are over age 37, you must have been or currently be covered by the special retirement provisions and be able to complete at least 20 years of covered service  by age 57. 


If you are found qualified for this position, you will receive a numerical rating (of 70-100 points), based on the quality of your experience demonstrated in your responses to the vacancy specific questions, evaluated by an established rating schedule, and substantiated in your resume. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Appropriate documentation must be received to adjudicate veteran's preference. Qualified applicants will then be ranked according to Category Rating. The categories for this position include the following:
Best Qualified - Applicant is highly skilled and meets the desired experience;     
Well Qualified - Applicant skills are above average in meeting the desired skills;
Qualified - Applicant meets the desired experience with minimum skills Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAJobs system and /or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position.
Note: Your responses must be substantiated by the resume submitted. If a determination is made that in responding to the vacancy questions you have rated yourself higher than is evident in your resume, experience, and /or education, your score may be adjusted by a Human Resources Specialist.
CTAP/ICTAP QUALIFICATIONS: Individuals who have special priority selections rights under the GSA's Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be rated well qualified to receive priority selection consideration. you must submit the information outlined in the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement to receive priority considerations. Applicants eligible for CTAP/ICTAP will be considered well qualified if they have a score of 85. Further information on CTAP/ICTAP can be viewed at: TheEmployee'sGuidetoCareerTransition (CTAP,ICTAP,RPL)
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  • This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means, such as new appointment from an Office of Personnel Management list of eligibles, reassignment, transfer, reinstatement, or noncompetitive action.  Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
  • GSA/OIG does not accept applications or application materials that are received with Government-paid postage.
  • The GSA/OIG will not pay travel, transportation, and relocation expenses. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.
  • The selected candidate will be entitled to an additional 25% availability pay. The biweekly maximum earnings limitation for LEO's are in 5 U.S.C. 5547(c) applies to this position.
Conditions of Employment:  If selected for this postion, you will be required to:
  • Attend and graduate from the Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP).
  • Satisfactorily complete a 1-year probationary period, unless previously completed.
  • Operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle. A valid State driver's license is required.
  • Undergo a single scope background investigation and be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
  • Complete OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the OIG.   
  • Applicants for this position must be physically fit, and emotionally and mentally stable. Prior to appointment, the person selected for this position must be determined physically fit by an authorized government physician; and submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result before you can be appointed into the position. 
  • Available to work mandatory overtime.


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You must submit a complete application and include any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time by the closing date listed on this vacancy announcement. Errors or omissions may result in your not being considered for this vacancy.
Applications will only be submitted through the online process at USAJOBS unless listed otherwise. Exceptions are approved by the Human Resources Division listed on the vacancy announcement. Applicants MUST apply using the "Apply Online" located on the right side of the vacancy by selecting "APPLY ONLINE". Before applying online, an applicant should develop a resume in USAJOBS before continuing with the application process.
If you cannot submit an online application and/or fax your required documents to the OIG, you must contact the Human Resources Division representative listed on the announcement prior to the announcement deadline for instructions on how to proceed. Applications not submitted online without prior HR approval will not be considered.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: GSA/OIG provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify us immediately. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


Resume: A resume should be provided.  It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum and your contact information.  For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.

Current Federal Employees or Reinstatement Eligibles: Submit a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current (or most recent) grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2".) Generally, SF-50s for awards do not contain this information. This document will be used to determine your eligibility to be considered under this announcement.

GSA/OIG employees: who currently hold a position in the Office of the Inspector General are not required to submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
ICTAP/CTAP Candidates: Surplus or displaced Federal employees claiming either CTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice that your position is no longer needed, their most recent performance rating, and most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (or similar agency form) indicating current position, grade level and duty station.

Veterans:  In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service and indicates your character of service.   If you are claiming 10-point preference, you must submit the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement to this preference. A list of documents which serve as acceptable proof of entitlement is indicated on the SF-15 form.
Active Duty Military Personnel - In lieu of the DD-214, active duty service members may submit a written document from the armed forces certifying the anticipated date of discharge / release under honorable conditions.  This document must include rank, dates of active duty service, and type of discharge.

Education Documentation: Submit a copy of your transcripts to be used in meeting qualification requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to An official transcript will be required if you are selected.


Dwayne Gleaton
Phone: 202-501-0360
Fax: 111-111-1111
Agency Information:
GSA, Office of Inspector General
1800 F Street NW Room 5046
Washington, DC
Fax: 111-111-1111


If your application is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will further evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies required of the position. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.
A final job offer for this position will be made after the pre-employment background is completed and a suitability determination is made.
If you need assistance with your USAJOBS username and/or password, please select the "Forgot your Username and/or Password?" feature on the My USAJOBS webpage. The Human Resources Office does not have access to username and/or password information.
Thank you for your interest in working for the U.S. General Services Administration Office Inspector General!

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