Criminal Investigator

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



* Videos Videos * Duties Help Duties Summary Criminal investigators conduct investigations of alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal laws. The incumbent will serve in a developmental assignment which is designed to provide the knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience to perform the full range of routine and non-routine assignments with a high level of independence. The supervisor and the incumbent will jointly establish specific goals, objectives and projects. The incumbent will organize work to achieve approved goals. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Work primarily requires knowledge of: * Pertinent statutes, regulations, policies, and guidelines, including the Code of Federal Regulations or the Uniform Code of Military Justice; * Federal Rules of Criminal Procedures, Federal Sentencing Guidelines, and Federal guidelines on the conduct of criminal investigations; criminal investigative techniques, such as protective surveys and assignments, surveillance, and undercover work; the evidence required to prove a crime was committed; the jurisdiction of various agencies; sources of information and how to develop them (e.g., informants, surveillance, and undercover work); * Electronic countermeasures and the latest technological advances used by criminals and investigators; * Decisions and precedent cases involving, but not limited to, rules of evidence, search and seizure, and detention and arrest. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday; 8:00am to 4:00pm Compressed/Flexible: N/A Telework: N/A Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Criminal Investigator/PD00367-0 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: N/A Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Travel Required Not required Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 11 * Job family (Series) 1811 Criminal Investigation * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job * Designated and/or random drug testing may be required * Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 * You may be required to serve a probationary period * Subject to background/security investigation * Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/19/2021. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-9 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-7. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-9. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. 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 one-year time-in-grade. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. Selective Placement Factor: In order to qualify for this position you must possess a valid State Driver's License. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: * S-9 Qualifications * Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-7) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Knowledge of Basic Federal, state, and local laws; Knowledge of Penal codes; Familiarity with Law enforcement operations; Following proper Search, seizure, and arrest procedures; and Extensive knowledge of issuing Rights of suspects; etc.,. * OR, * Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. NOTE: One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. * OR, * Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond the Graduate level. * GS-11 Qualifications * Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-9) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Recognizes, develops, and presents evidence to reconstruct events, sequences, time elements, relationships, responsibilities, legal liabilities, and conflicts of interest; conduct investigations in a manner meeting legal and procedural requirements; and provide advice and assistance both in and out of court to the U.S. Attorney's Office during investigations and prosecutions. * OR, * Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. NOTE: One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. . * OR, * LL.M., if related * OR, * Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond the Graduate level. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: * Arrest * Criminal Investigation * Criminal Law * Firearms 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical 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. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. Education A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

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