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Job Title:Criminal Investigator

Agency:Environmental Protection Agency

Job Announcement Number:PH-JC-14-1101514

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$82,642.00 to $117,729.00 / Per Year


Friday, May 30, 2014 to Thursday, June 12, 2014




Full Time - Permanent




Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Chicago, IL View Map
Kansas City, KS View Map
Boston, MA View Map
Philadelphia, PA View Map


Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)


Top Secret




Founded in 1970, EPA is a dynamic organization employing people from diverse backgrounds dedicated to improving and preserving the quality of public health and the environment.

EPA seeks to recruit exceptional men and women who will work in new creative ways that are cleaner for the environment, cheaper for business and taxpayers, and smarter for America's future.


Multiple positions may be filled in any of the listed locations.


  • 50% or Greater
  • Frequent overnight travel may be required.


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
  • A pre-employment physical and medical monitoring is required.
  • Financial Disclosure statement is required.
  • Must carry a firearm.
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.
  • Maximum entry age is 37 (for those without Veterans Preference).


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You will serve in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Inspector General, Office of Investigations.  In this capacity, you will:


-Plan, organize, and conduct complex and sensitive investigations relating to violations of criminal and civil law, and administrative regulations;

-Perform special investigative projects;

-Interview witnesses, interrogate subjects, administer oaths, provide constitutional rights warnings when necessary, obtain statements; carry firearms in the performance of official duties, make arrests, and execute search and seizure warrants;

-Work closely with other personnel within the OIG, EPA, law enforcement organizations, and professional business community in investigating and resolving allegations of criminal, civil, and administrative misconduct.


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You must have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal government. Your experience must include: using a thorough knowledge of Federal criminal law, codes, evidence, and procedures; planning, organizing, and directing complex, sensitive investigations; using thorough independent initiative, judgment and technical experience, to enable decision making and recommendations on matters involving ongoing investigations and special projects; and exercising expertise, knowledge, judgment, and experience in the interpretations and applications of guidelines related to criminal matters, formal hearings and administrative actions.


You must clearly show in your resume how you meet all of the requirements above, or you will be rated ineligible.  Please put relevant experience first in your resume.

-Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

-Status candidates must meet time in grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level.)

-Subject to the Lautenberg amendment.

-Subject to Law Enforcement Availability Pay

-Relocation is NOT available.

-Must have completed or be able to complete the Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP),FBI Academy or equivalent.

-Selectee will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement.



Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):


-Ability to conduct and lead investigations.

-Knowledge of investigative techniques and practices.

-Knowledge of criminal and civil laws, rules, and regulations related to investigations.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


EPA participates in e-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information


Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


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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 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, June 12, 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.


The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:


1. Your Résumé

2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:

- DD-214 that shows VEOA eligibility, if applying through that program

- SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal service). You must submit a relevant SF-50 that clearly shows how you have competitive status. If you are applying on the basis of an Interchange Agreement, or other method, you must supply all the necessary information and documentation to support that.


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 and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1101514

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 Thursday, June 12, 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:

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

3. Fax all six pages of 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.


Philadelphia Services Branch
Phone: (215)861-3074
Agency Information:
Philadelphia Services Branch
US Office of Personnel Management
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

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