Organizational Location: These positions are located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations within various offices throughout the country.Learn more about this agency
These are non-bargaining unit positions.
Salary: The salary range indicated in this announcement will be adjusted to include locality payment for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages.
As a Criminal Investigator, at the full performance level, you will perform the following duties:
- Conduct and coordinate high-level comprehensive investigations involving individuals, groups, or large organizations operating at a local, national, or international level.
- Use electronic surveillance, interviews, polygraph examination, and physical surveillance to obtain evidence in investigative cases.
- Make arrests, confront multiple suspects, secure scenes sometimes under potentially dangerous and hazardous environments.
- Take part in securing signed statements, affidavits, and documentary evidence for inclusion in reports or case records.
- Prepare sworn testimony on behalf of the government in criminal and federal grand jury cases.
Occasional travel - You will be expected to travel to attend training.
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Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- You must successfully pass a background investigation which may include a polygraph examination.
- If referred for a polygraph, you would be required to travel at your expense to take a polygraph exam and have a favorable result in order to continue in the hiring process.
- You must complete a pre-employment medical examination which may include a psychological evaluation and be found to meet the medical standards for the position.
- You must complete and pass a pre-employment drug test. Employees are subject to drug testing in compliance with the Agency's Drug-Free Workplace Program.
- Requirements by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements no later than 90 days from the closing date of this announcement, August 4, 2021.
- Upon appointment to this position, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
- You will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement. You may be reassigned to a new location during your career as a Criminal Investigator based on the needs of the service.
- The law enforcement profession carries inherent risks and you may be required to work alone in remote areas throughout the night or at times when you may have limited communication.
- This position requires the selectee to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C. Section 022 (g)(9)).
- If you are selected for this position, you will be required to testify at court. Law enforcement officers and agents must be able to testify without concern of impeachment.
- Referred for selection prior to your 37th birthday (certain exclusions apply).
- You must have a valid driver's license.
- ICE Criminal Investigators may use deadly force when necessary, in accordance with the law and agency policy.
- Successfully completion of a pre-employment Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is required.
- A mandatory component of continued employment is the successful completion of Basic Training, which consists of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Criminal Investigator Training Program and the HSI Special Agent Training Program.
- With approval from OPM, this announcement is restricted to females only.
- You will be required to maintain the ability to perform the rigorous physical requirements of the job.
- Criminal Investigators are required to live within 50 miles of their duty station.
QualificationsThe Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has approved an exception to 5 CFR 332.407, Restriction of consideration to one sex, for this announcement in an effort to successfully recruit females to help execute the agency's mission and conduct gender-based functions such as performing body searches of adult and minor female suspects; assisting in the transport and escort of female suspects; conducting undercover operations; and assisting with women and children victims.
You qualify for the GL-7 grade level if you possess one of the following:
Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-5 grade level or equivalent performing duties such as:
- Researching regulations and other pertinent directives, and analyze data, issues, and information that support project recommendations or work assignments and training in criminal or civil investigative principles and techniques
- Interpreting and applying pertinent regulations and manuals governing written communication in order to prepare written materials which communicate the intended information
- Presenting facts, issues, and positions that convey the intended information with the appropriate diplomacy and emphasis
- Assisting in physical search of suspects, vehicles and immediate surroundings for weapons, dangerous drugs, and other contraband and evidence
- Conducting investigations or administrative reviews associated with trade, travel, finance and immigration, cyber systems and networks
Education: A bachelor's degree with Superior Academic Achievement or 1 academic year of graduate education. To qualify under Superior Academic Achievement, you must have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, class standing in the upper third of a graduating class or major subdivision, or membership in a national scholastic honor society.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.
You qualify for the GL-9 grade level if you possess one of the following:
Experience: One (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-7 grade level or equivalent performing duties such as:
- Conducting search and seizures and apprehending and detaining suspects
- Communicating effectively in writing in order to prepare investigative chronology, affidavits, criminal complaints, operational plans, and other law enforcement documents
- Participating in various phases of investigations and understanding of progressively more complex interrogation and debriefing techniques
- Applying complex investigative methods in order to recognize, collect, and present evidence that reconstructs events, sequences, linkages and time elements, relationships, responsibilities, legal liabilities, and conflicts of interest, in a manner that meets requirements for criminal and/or civil prosecutions
- Utilizing surveillance techniques and procedures regarding the enforcement of laws and related statutes used in identifying, locating, investigating and arresting individuals
Education: A master's (or equivalent graduate degree such as a L.L.B/J.D.) or 2 academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This will be calculated using your resume and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.
All Qualification requirements must be met no later than 90 days from the closing date of this announcement, August 4, 2021. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
Applicants will be reviewed and assessed for both grade levels.
Requirement to Testify: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to testify at court. Law enforcement officers and agents must be able to testify without concern of impeachment.
HSI Special Agent Basic Training: A mandatory component of continued employment is the successful completion of Basic Training, which consists of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) and the HSI Special Agent Training Program (HSISAT). The training is approximately 22 weeks in total. You may be temporarily reassigned to a non-law enforcement position if you fail to complete basic training.
Physical Fitness Testing (PFT): A pre-employment Physical Fitness Test (PFT-P) will be administered. A passing score is required. If you have failed a PFT-P, you are not eligible for consideration for 12 months from the closing date of the announcement in which you applied that required the PFT-P. Additionally, PFTs will also be administered at FLETC during the HSI Special Agent Basic Training. Every trainee must PASS the PFT a minimum of two times throughout the duration of training.
Current Federal Employees: Current federal employees who apply to this announcement may be required to accept a change to lower grade which will reduce their current salary based on Federal pay regulations. Pay retention and automatic re-promotion will not apply. All employees of this position will be required to complete 52 weeks at each grade level prior to being eligible for promotion or re-promotion.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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 directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps, VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP eligible. View information about ICTAP eligibility on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered eligible under ICTAP, you must be placed in the well-qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this job announcement.
If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript or unofficial transcript which shows courses taken or in progress, grades earned, GPA, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.
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 of your application.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. Failure to provide such documentation with your application will result in lost of consideration. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.
*****OTHER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Polygraph: ICE has designated this position for polygraph testing, which you may be required to submit to and successfully complete as a pre-employment requirement. If referred for polygraph testing, you will be required to travel to a testing location at your own expense. If you previously had an unsuccessful ICE administered polygraph examination within the last 365 days, ICE will use those results, which will eliminate you from continuing in the hiring process.
Medical Requirements: This position has medical requirements. Click here for information about the medical process. You must complete a pre-employment medical examination and be found to meet the medical standards for this position.
Age Requirement: The date immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday is the last day to be referred for selection (PL 93-950 and 100-238). However, the age restriction may not apply to individuals who are qualified preference-eligible veterans or who are currently or have previously served in a federal civilian (not military) law enforcement position covered by 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or 5 U.S.C. § 8412(d).
Suitability: If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
Pursuant to Executive Order 12564, and the DHS Drug-Free Workplace Plan, ICE is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions (testing designated positions) are subject to random drug testing. Moreover, other drug testing of employees (e.g., reasonable suspicion drug test) may be conducted in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. All applicants tentatively selected for employment at ICE are subject to pre-employment drug testing and a final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result.
E-Verify: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet these standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully obtain and maintain a background investigation for Top Secret as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): This position may require substantial amounts of irregular or occasional overtime. You will be required to work on an unscheduled basis in excess of the 40-hour workweek. You must be readily available to perform this unscheduled overtime on a continual basis.
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.
Promotion Potential: When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval. All employees will be required to complete 52 weeks at each grade level before eligible for promotion or re-promotion.
Geographic Locations: While the location in this announcement is identified as "location negotiable after selection," you have the opportunity to identify three geographic preferences in your application. Your preference location is NOT guaranteed. The duty location extended at the final job offer will be based on the needs of the agency and availability of positions and funding. Upon final job offer you may be offered a duty location that is not within your geographic preference. You must be willing to accept any duty location that falls within the area of responsibility (AOR) of one of the 30 Special Agent in Charge (SAC) offices listed in this vacancy announcement. For example, if offered SAC San Francisco, you may be offered a final duty location of any office that falls within that AOR such as the Bakersfield, CA or Fresno, CA. If you decline the duty location offered during the official job offer, you will be removed from further consideration. Selectees' applications will not be placed on hold to wait for a more desirable location to become available.
Severely Challenging Locations (SCLs): HSI is designating Presidio, TX; Alpine, TX; Deming, NM; and Saipan as SCLs. The maximum tour of duty will be as follows: Presidio: 2 years; Alpine, Deming and Saipan: 3 years. Upon completion of an assignment to an SCL, the employee will be able to request a self-funded reassignment to 1 to 5 preferred locations based on available vacancies and receive up to 40 hours of administrative leave for relocation. Also, employees who choose to remain at an SCL post beyond the maximum tour, pursuant to a service agreement, will be offered 1 of 3 preferred available locations. Additionally, if remaining up to 5 years, employees will be offered the position of their choice, based on available vacancies. Where available, the agency may offer government housing, pursuant to a rental agreement.
Benefits: DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select "Benefits." Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.
A student loan repayment incentive may be available, in which case a service agreement will be required.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The competencies needed to perform this job are:
- Decision Making
- Interpersonal Skills
- Mental Visualization
- Oral Communication
- Perceptual Speed
- Problem Solving
- Technical Competence
- Technology Application
- Written Communication
If you meet the eligibility and minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
- Best-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies.
- Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies.
- Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies.
In addition to meeting the eligibility and qualification requirements, you will be required to successfully complete the Criminal Investigator Assessment Process for placement on a referral certificate:
Phase I - Assessment:
- An invitation to complete an online assessment will be extended to those who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements from the Best Qualified category.
- Applicants must obtain a passing score on the Phase I assessments to continue to Phase II assessments.
- Assessments in Phase I can be taken during the time frame specified in the invitation email and may be completed from any computer with Internet access.
- Anticipated Assessment Window: June 16 - 22, 2021
- After successful completion of Phase I, an invitation to schedule Phase II assessments will be issued and applicants who advance to Phase II will be emailed detailed information about the scheduling process.
- Assessments are proctored at an ICE-designated testing center.
- A Preparation Guide with more detailed information regarding the assessments and assessment process may be found on the ICE.gov website here.
- Scheduling for Phase II assessments is tentatively anticipated to begin in early July 2021.
- Applicants earning passing scores on all Phase I and II assessments will be referred for a structured interview.
- These interviews will be administered throughout the country during a four-week period following Phase I and II assessments.
- No make-up sessions will be offered outside of this timeframe.
- Interviews may be conducted in person, telephonic, or in a virtual environment.
All dates listed in this section are subject to change. While every attempt will be made to adhere to the dates listed above, there may be instances in which a change is required.
We will notify you by email after each of the phases in the Criminal Investigator Assessment Process has been completed.
Failure to successfully complete any portion of the Steps listed above will result in removal from the application process.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
- Resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment, and duties performed. Also, showing a detailed description of your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates with the month and year and hours worked per week for each paid and non-paid work experience job title listed and salary. You will be evaluated based on your resume and supporting documentation to ensure the minimum experience and/or education requirements are met.
- Age Requirement Documents: If you are over the age of 37, you must submit a copy of all SF-50s reflecting the beginning and end dates of creditable law enforcement civilian (not military) service under 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or 5 U.S.C. § 8412(d). The retirement code in block 30 must be annotated on all submitted SF-50s. If you are a preference eligible veteran and are over the age of 37, please provide the documentation outlined in Veteran's Preference Documentation above.
- If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form found here.
- Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For example, specific courses accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university, or foreign education evaluated by an organization recognized for accreditation by the Department of Education as education equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications for more information.
- If you are claiming education as part of your qualifications and you meet the educational requirements by the close of the announcement, you are required to submit an unofficial transcript at the time of application. A diploma is not an acceptable form of documentation. Your transcripts must show the list of courses completed, quarter and semester hours earned, G.P.A. and date degree conferred. The transcripts must also identify name of institution and include your full name.
- We will accept applications from current students who are expected to meet the educational requirements and be able to provide an unofficial transcript within 90 days of the close of the announcement. However, transcripts will be accepted after the close of the announcement ONLY for applicants who receive a tentative offer letter. Unofficial transcripts not received within the 90 day time-frame will not be credited towards qualifications and may affect the assessment of your qualifications or result in the removal of your application from the hiring process.
- Are you a veteran? You must provide acceptable documentation of your preference or appointment eligibility. The member 4 copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable. If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form (SF-15), "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference." If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions. View more veterans' information.
- Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Plan (ICTAP)? If so, submit a copy of your agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
Veterans: Qualified veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best-qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. (This position is not considered scientific/professional.) Other 10-point preference eligible and veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligible within the category in which they qualify. View information on veterans' preference.
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How to Apply
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements. If you meet the eligibility and minimum qualifications, we will use an Assessment Questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education, and training.
Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application. To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete initial Application must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 05/06/2021.
To apply for this position, you must complete the Occupational Questionnaire https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11091872 and submit the required documentation outlined under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section below.
PLEASE NOTE: If your materials are not received by the closing date, your application will be evaluated solely on the information available and you may not receive full consideration or may not be considered eligible. Also, if you do not provide a valid email address, you may not be notified of the outcome of your application. The application process is as follows:
1. To begin the application process, click the Apply Online button.
2. Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all necessary supporting documentation.
3. Click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59PM (ET) on the announcement closing date.
To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login. There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.
To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login. All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/ .
Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or email. If you need further assistance, contact the Human Resources Office representative listed on this announcement at least one day prior to the closing date for further instructions.
Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the assessments. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire.
One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
View Common Definitions of terms found in this announcement.
ICE reserves the right to carry over assessment scores for future job announcements.
Agency contact information
HSI Entry Level Hiring Unit
AddressWORKFORCE MANAGEMENT BR
500 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20536
All communications associated with the Criminal Investigator application process will be sent to the email address the applicant has listed in his or her USAJOBS profile. It is critical for applicants to check (and if necessary, update) their USAJOBS profile prior to applying to ensure their email address is correct and up-to-date. It is the applicant's responsibility to proactively search for communications about testing, including in SPAM or junk mail folders.
Each USAJOBS posting contains specifications for a time frame during which applicants must complete any required assessments. Failure to complete testing within this defined time frame will result in removal of the applicant from consideration for the current Criminal Investigator job announcement.
Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." We expect to make a job offer within 365 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. View more information on applying for federal employment.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- 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.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
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/600315000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.