This position is located in the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The incumbent of this position will work within the Office of the Deputy Inspector General of Investigations (DIG INV), Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) and Mid- Atlantic Field Office (MAFO).Learn more about this agency
- Conduct investigations that may result in criminal or civil/administrative prosecution and criminal or civil/administrative penalties.
- Conduct arrests, searches, and seizures in accordance with the U.S. Constitution, pertinent laws, regulations, directives and court decisions; includes collection and the preservation of physical evidence.
- Analyze allegations, complaints, referrals, and investigations to identify issues involved and the types of evidence need to properly address each matter.
- Preparation of comprehensive investigative reports in order to present complex and conflicting findings in a clear, logical, impartial, comprehensive, and concise manner.
- Advise and/or assist U.S. Attorney?s or other prosecutors and/or their staff members in the preparation of investigations for presentation to Federal and/or State/local Grand Juries.
- Conduct liaison activities with other internal and external stakeholders and partners, including Federal, State, and local agencies, representing the interests of the employing agency
- Comply with all existing policies, procedures and guidelines (including the use of force policy) pertaining to use, display, safety and maintenance of firearms and intermediate weapons.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 25% for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Position has been designated as Special Sensitive; incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance.
- May require travel internationally and/or deployment to Southwest Asia.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
- This is an Excepted Service position and an applicant receiving such an appointment does not acquire competitive civil service status.
- This position requires a pre-employment physical exam and a pre-employment physical readiness test. A physical readiness test is required for the duration of employment.
- This position requires qualifications to carry and use government-owned firearms as part of assigned duties (as a condition of employment you must maintain this qualification).
- The applicant selected for this position must be able to qualify and maintain authorization to carry firearms including no current or previous domestic violence charges/convictions.
- Employees are ineligible for this position if, at any time, they have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless the conviction was expunged, set aside, or he/she received a pardon.
- Incumbent will be required to work, or be available to work substantial amounts of unscheduled overtime duty based on the needs of the agency.
- Compensation for this unscheduled overtime is in the form of a special form of premium pay fixed at 25 percent of the adjusted salary (basic and locality).
- Incumbent may be required to complete 14 weeks of Criminal Investigator Training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia.
- Employees covered by the General Schedule (GL) pay system (1) who are law enforcement officers (LEOs) and (2) who receive special base rates at grades 3-10 under section 403 of the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990 (FEPCA).
- Requires the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
- This position requires employees to agree to a Mobility Agreement. Selectees will be required to sign the Mobility Agreement as a condition of employment.
Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Minimum Qualification requirements as noted below.
Time in Grade:
For entry at the GS-07 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-05 or higher grade in the Federal Service. One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-05 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.
Specialized experience is defined as: Experience in applying basic inspection, investigation, enforcement, and/or compliance principles, concepts, and procedures; applicable Federal laws and regulations; and practices common to business, public institutions, and other entities in order to select, gather, and organize information from various sources such as databases, witnesses, informants, or Federal, State, and local agencies; perform routine tasks to support the inspection, investigation, enforcement, or compliance process; inspect documents for accuracy and compliance; establish preliminary findings; and prepare reports.
Time in Grade:
For entry at the GS-09 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-07 or higher grade in the Federal Service. One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-07 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.
Specialized experience is defined as: Experience in applying inspection, investigation, enforcement, and/or compliance principles, concepts, and methodologies; laws, regulations, guidelines, and precedent decisions; requirements of various legal jurisdictions; and practices common to industries and entities regulated by applicable programs. These acquired knowledge and skills must demonstrate skill to independently perform duties such as: identify sources of information to detect illegal activity and document issues or probable cause; conduct investigations using accepted methodology and problem solving techniques; take statements from witnesses, third parties, and other knowledgeable persons; research, analyze, interpret, and evaluate data and information to make appropriate recommendations; and prepare reports and technical information.
Time in Grade:
For entry at the GS-11 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-09 or higher grade in the Federal Service. One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-09 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.
Specialized experience is defined as: Experience in planning and conducting investigations relating to alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal laws, with emphasis on contract fraud and program fraud; proficient in critically analyzing financial crimes; recognizing, developing, and presenting evidence to reconstruct events; sequences, time elements, relationships, responsibilities, legal liabilities, and conflicts of interest; devising new investigative approaches, techniques and policies; preparing written documentation such as reports, describing evidence, recording facts about persons, objects and events; communicating instructions verbally, presenting case facts and recommendations, conducting interviews and interrogations; assisting other criminal investigators, management, and US Attorneys under the guidance of a senior level in investigator.
Time in Grade:
For entry at the GS-12 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-11 or higher grade in the Federal Service. One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade GS-11 within the federal service, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required.
Specialized experience is defined as: Experience in planning and conducting investigations relating to alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal laws; with emphasis on contract fraud and program fraud; highly proficient in critically analyzing financial crimes; recognizing, developing, and presenting evidence to reconstruct events; sequences, time elements, relationships, responsibilities, legal liabilities, and conflicts of interest; devising new investigative approaches, techniques and policies; preparing written documentation such as reports, describing evidence, recording facts about persons, objects and events; communicating instructions verbally, presenting case facts and recommendations, conducting interviews and interrogations; assisting other criminal investigators, management, and US Attorneys under the guidance of a senior level in investigator.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met at the closing date of this announcement. Applicants who have held a non-temporary General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the time-in-grade restriction.
GS-07 One full year of graduate level education or Superior Academic Achievement may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. If you are using education to substitute for the qualifying experience, you must submit transcripts at the time you apply.
GS-09 Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education, Master's or equivalent graduate degree, may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. If you are using education to substitute for the qualifying experience, you must submit transcripts at the time you apply.
GS-11 Three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement. . If you are using education to substitute for the qualifying experience, you must submit transcripts at the time you apply.
Education cannot be substituted for experience at the GS-12 level.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be used to substitute for the specialized experience requirement.
To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. You must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Medical Requirements: The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.
This is covered by the special retirement provisions for Federal Law Enforcement Officer (FLEO). Candidates without previous FLEO service must be under age 37. Employees subject to special retirement coverage for law enforcement officers must retire at age 57 upon completing 20 years of law enforcement service under the special retirement provisions for law enforcement officers. If these 20 years of service are not attained at age 57, mandatory retirement is required upon completion of 20 years of service. This requirement may be waived only for veterans. See OPM Retirement Handbook for further details. The Maximum Entry Age requirement may be waived for applicants who are eligible Veterans. Applicants previously covered by 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or 5 U.S.C 412(d) are not restricted from applying.
- This position is in the Excepted Service and does NOT convey eligibility to be converted to the Competitive Service.
- If you are a current Federal Career/Career-Conditional employee, you will be placed on an Excepted appointment.
- Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG. Current DoD civilian employees are not required to submit to drug testing if moving from one Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another with no break in service, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
- If you have not previously completed a probationary period with the Federal government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
- This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the initial issue date of the referral list.
- You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
- The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.
- Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
- Moving costs may be paid
- Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized by the hiring official. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here.
- For more information on veterans' preference click here.
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. 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.
- The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants.
- Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the DOD Priority Placement Program.
- Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.
- You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility
- If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
- The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirement listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the best qualified candidates, you will be referred to the hiring official for employment consideration.
All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the following competencies:
- Criminal Investigation
- Criminal Law
- Oral Communication
Preview the assessment questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11208768
This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 96) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968.
This position is considered a secondary law enforcement administrative position and is covered under the special retirement provision for secondary law enforcement positions. The applicant must meet all of the following special retirement requirements: (1) Has moved directly (without a break in service exceeding three days) from a rigorous position to a secondary position; (2) Has completed three years of service in a rigorous position; and (3) If the applicant has served in a secondary position continuously (without a break in service of more than three days) since serving in a primary position. If selected, applicants that meet qualification requirements, but do not meet special retirement coverage requirements, will be placed under the regular Federal Employee retirement coverage.
Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). Current DoD civilian employees are not required to conduct drug testing if moving from one Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another TDP with no break in service, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis by the gaining Component.
Incumbent must have successfully completed the Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia, or another Federal equivalent criminal investigator training program, such as the FBI Special Agent training program or Military Criminal Investigative Organization equivalent. Tribal, State, and local law enforcement academy training does not meet this requirement. Application MUST include a copy of the Certificate indicating completion of the course.
Your complete application package includes:
- Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Resume should include the following: where you worked, job title, series and grade, if applicable, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week and salary;
- Completed assessment questionnaire;
- Copy of your Criminal Investigator Training Program Certificate indicating course completion.
- SF-50(s) - All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable. If your most recent SF-50 does not show that you meet the time-in-grade requirements or your competitive status eligibility (see below), you are required to submit additional SF-50's for verification. Failure to submit the required verification documents may disqualify you from consideration.
- For time-in-grade eligibility: You must include with your application materials evidence of meeting time-in-grade. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates you meet the one-year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level.
- For competitive status eligibility: (#1 n block 34 of SF50) position occupied. If the position currently occupied is Excepted Service (#2 on block 34 of SF-50), you must provide an SF-50 that provides proof that you've held a permanent position with career or career-conditional status, unless your Excepted Service appointment qualifies you for appointment through an interchange agreement or miscellaneous authority. If currently occupying an excepted service VRA, provide an SF-50 documenting your current Veterans Recruitment Appointment.
- Examples of appropriate SF50's include:
- Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or
- Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or
- SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old.
- Examples of appropriate SF50's include:
- NOTE: An award SF-50 (i.e. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade or level (i.e. pay band) or tenure to determine your eligibility for this position and will not be accepted.
- **Current DoD OIG employees ONLY: you do NOT need to submit a copy of your SF-50(s).
- Most recent Performance Appraisal received within the last 18 months and signed and dated by your supervisor; If you are a current Federal government employee, you must submit your performance appraisal as indicated or document why it is unavailable. **Current DoD OIG employees ONLY: you do NOT need to submit a copy of your Performance Appraisal.
- Separated Veterans: You must submit a copy of your latest DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (any copy that shows all dates of service, type of discharge as well as character of service [Honorable, General, etc.] is acceptable) If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple periods of active duty service, submit a copy for each period of service. If you were issued a DD-215 to amend aforementioned information on the DD-214 you must submit that document also. *Recently retired or retiring soon veterans, please see message below.*
- Veterans Currently on Active Duty: You must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying, rank, dates of active duty service, expected date of discharge and condition of discharge This document must be dated within 120 days from the closing date of this announcement.
- Claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran: You must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of a service-connected disability which also indicates the percentage of disability.
Submission of a resume alone is NOT a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional form/s and/or supplemental materials. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment. All documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package. See Required Documents section of this announcement.
Click 'Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
3. Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Application Status, then More Information for this position. Return to an incomplete application by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Agency contact information
HR Customer Care Center
AddressDoD OIG - DIG FOR INVESTIGATIONS
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350
You will receive emails at various points in the evaluation process to notify you of: 1) receipt of your application; 2) after further evaluation, whether or not you are referred to the selecting manager for consideration and possible interview; and 3) the final disposition of your application when recruitment is complete.
To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you submit a question to the OIG Recruiter, please include your name, the job title and the job announcement number to assist the specialists in providing a response in a timely manner.
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill similar positions in other organizations with in the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General.
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- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613787000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.