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    Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur within 90 days from the closing date.

    The Office of Justice Services (OJS), within the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), is searching for individuals to serve as a Criminal Investigator (Drug Enforcement). Do you have extensive experience conducting the full range of complex investigations relating to major Federal crimes on Indian reservations and trust lands throughout the United States? Do you have a thorough knowledge of Tribal laws, codes and orders governing criminal and civil infractions? Do you have experience working drug cases? If so, this job could be for you!

    The individuals selected for this position will be working for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, Division of Internal Affairs in Bismarck, ND or Yakima, WA.

    Salary Information:  Starting salary is GS-09: $50,600; GS-11: $59,246; GS-12: $71,012 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government will begin at the starting salary of the grade level.  Positions in the 1811 series are eligible for an additional 25% law enforcement availability pay (LEAP).

    The full performance level of this position is GS-12. Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. A career ladder promotion is at the discretion of management. 

    RESUME: Candidates' resumes must show possession of the minimum qualifications requirements stated in this vacancy announcement. Your resume must support your answers to the questionnaire. 

    This position is being advertised concurrently with SY-16-PQ1677943(MP) using Merit Promotion procedures.  Status applicants who wish to be considered under both merit promotion and competitive examining procedures must apply directly to each announcement.

    Who May Apply:

    • U.S. Citizens
    • Indian Preference candidates (must submit a BIA Form 4432)

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    The major duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Organize, plan and conduct the investigation of major and/or sensitive criminal activity occurring on or impacting Indian country, which can be complex and intricate in nature.
    • Apprehend, arrest, detain and interview all subjects suspected of violations of Federal, State, Tribal and local laws.
    • Testify at hearings and trials; secure search warrants through processing of affidavit.
    • Gather information at a crime scene, documents interrelationships of facts, relevance of evidence and validity of allegations involving criminal activity.
    • Prepare and/or review reports of investigations to ensure they are prepared in a clear, concise, logical and impartial manner for submission to the appropriate law enforcement, attorneys or prosecutors office.
    • Perform surveillance of sites and suspects and/or perform sensitive undercover assignments to obtain evidence, establish probably cause or link multiple suspects and event to criminal activity.
    Incumbents are subject to call-outs on all shifts. 

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel may be required for 11 or more nights per month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/435686400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.