Job Title: General Investigator, GS-1810-12 DEJob Announcement Number: OIG-2014-0011
Agency: National Science Foundation
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/ Per Year
Monday, June 09, 2014 to
Monday, June 09, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
WHO MAY APPLY:
Any US citizen
This announcement will close on 06/13/2014 or on the date 50 applications are received, whichever occurs first.
About the Agency
This position is that of a General Investigator in the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Investigations. The mission of the OIG is to conduct independent and objective audits, investigations, and other reviews to support NSF in its mission by promoting the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness, and safeguarding the integrity of NSF programs and operations. OIG is an independent organization with law enforcement authority under the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, and OIG conducts investigations relating to NSF programs, grants, contracts, and operations pursuant to Federal statutes and NSF regulations.
- 25% or Greater
- Travel Required: Up to 25%
- US Citizenship
- Background Investigation
- Preview questions at bottom of Qualifications & Evaluations--see tab above
- Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
DUTIES:Back to top
The office of the Inspector General is recruiting a General Investigator to conduct extremely complex, difficult and highly sensitive investigations of administrative and civil cases involving waste, fraud, abuse, and misuse affecting NSF program and operations. Specific duties include the following:
* Conducts comprehensive research and analysis of cases to determine the laws applicable to civil, criminal and administrative violations and the proof required to support the cases;
* Plans, coordinates and initiates contacts with Federal, state, and local officials and other key officials related to the investigations to obtain facts, statements, explanation of actions and to learn the sequence of events and background information;
* Plans and conducts interviews with subjects, witnesses and confidential sources and serves subpoenas;
* Plans and conducts surveillance of suspects;
* Testifies before grand juries, courts and administrative hearings on the facts of investigative cases;
* Conducts special projects for studying and resolving existing and potential investigative issues and evaluates laws and regulations pertinent to statutes that may have been violated;
* Plans and coordinates the investigative activities of other staff assigned to assist on extremely complex and sensitive investigations;
* Prepares interim and comprehensive final investigative reports for prosecutive and management officials; and
* Develops methods, techniques and approaches to problems that set patterns for use in subsequent investigations.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
To qualify at the GS-12 level you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: investigating individuals or organizations that sought or received financial benefits in the form of grants from the federal government where assignments involved difficulty in resolving conflicts of facts or evidence; handling evidence; and participating in law enforcement working groups.
Education may enhance skills required for this position; however, no substitution of education for specialized experience may be made at this level.
You must meet eligibility and qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date.
You must answer all job-related questions in the NSF eRecruit questionnaire.
All online applicants must provide a valid email address. If your email address is inaccurate or your mailbox is full or blocked, you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating procedures will be used to rank and select eligibles. Based on your responses to the occupational questionnaire, you will be assigned a score. Your score will determine in which of three categories you will be placed: Excellent, Very Good, or Good. Under this process, veterans will be assigned to the appropriate category (without additional preference points) and then placed at the top of their category. Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the highest quality category.
The information contained in your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you meet the competencies required of this position. Please ensure you answer all questions accurately. Your responses are subject to verification. In support of your responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, your resume should include verbiage that describes your experience relative to the position for which you are applying and provide examples that show the depth of knowledge, level of skill, or degree of ability you possess. If your application does not support your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire or your application is not complete, it may affect your evaluation or result in your name being removed from further consideration.
Applicants eligible for selection preference under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) or CTAP must meet the agency definition of "well qualified." In NSF categories, this means at least “Very Good.”
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