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For over two centuries the USCG has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS), CGIS Headquarters, Electric Crimes Section, in Alexandria, VA.
Special conditions: Incumbent is subject to work unscheduled duty hours and must be available for unscheduled duty based upon the needs of the USCG. Therefore, the incumbent is eligible for Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) of an additional 25% and is subject to the provisions of the LEAP Act of 1994. Selectee must have completed or be able to successfully complete basic criminal investigator training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), or equivalent training, and must do so before being authorized to receive LEAP.
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
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NOTE: This announcement has the following cut-off dates.
As a "rigorous/primary" position, this position is covered by the Law Enforcement Retirement System. In accordance with Public Law 100-328 and Departmental Personnel Management Letter 338-2, candidates for law enforcement positions cannot have reached their 37th birthday prior to the date of referral on a Certificate of eligible for a federal civilian law enforcement position. In unusual situations, a waiver may be authorized by the USCG Commandant up to age 39. An individual who has passed the maximum entry age limit, but previously served in a covered position, may be eligible for consideration and reinstatement of coverage if he will be able to complete a total of 20 years of covered law enforcement service by the time he reaches the mandatory retirement day of 57. See OPM Retirement Handbook for further details. The Maximum Entry Age requirement may be waived for applicants eligible for veterans' preference. (See Maximum Entry-Age Requirements for Veterans' Preference Eligibles.) This position requires a mobility agreement. The selectee will be required to sign a mobility agreement indicating their willingness to accept reassignment to positions in other duty locations as determined by and based on the needs of the Coast Guard Investigative Service. The mobility agreement must be signed during pre-appointment and will remain as a condition of employment. The incumbent must carry firearms and maintain proficiency in their care and use. Therefore, the position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment, 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(9) and selectee will be required to certify whether he has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18, USC., Section 1001). This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment physical, which certifies that you are physically and medically qualified to perform the full duties of the position. Please see the GS-1811 Medical Requirements. Results of a recent (up to one-year old) physical examination must be provided prior to appointment. Determination as to sufficiency of medical record will be made at time of appointment.
You will work as a Special Agent/Digital Forensics Examiner in the CGIS National Digital Forensics Lab under the direction of the Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC), with responsibility for conducting complex and highly sensitive investigations into matters involving felony violations to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ); internal affairs investigations into alleged misconduct by CGIS personnel; investigations into violations of federal laws and statues under the maritime jurisdiction of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG); and investigations into matters referred by the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General to CGIS Headquarters.
Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team, typical duties include:
- Conducting highly complex criminal investigations usually within established geographical and jurisdictional boundaries but sometimes outside these boundaries, often working with cold information and/or evidence or with highly reluctant witnesses or suspects; handling a significant volume of complex and sensitive internal affairs investigations possibly on high-ranking officials.
- Conducting highly sensitive and complex cases, which may include arson assault, bribery, burglary, child abuse, criminal fraud, disclosure of classified/sensitive matter, manslaughter, narcotics violations, sabotage, rape sexual assault, subversive activity, and other violations of the UCMJ and other Federal statutes and regulations.
- Carrying out assignments, which may include, undercover operations, surveillance; search and seizure operations; making apprehensions/arrests; interviewing witnesses; interrogating suspects; and providing armed force protection services.
- Preparing clear and concise investigative reports and other documents in a timely manner and presenting all indicated and developed information to supervisors, relevant commands, attorneys and courts.
- Preparing and delivering effective oral briefings to senior military and civilian personnel of the Coast Guard and other Federal, state, and local agencies at all levels.
Occasional travel - This position requires travel.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…U.S. Citizens
Subject position(s) will be filled through Direct Hire Authority (DHA)
All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration. The "Rule of Three," Category Rating, Veterans Preference, and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.
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