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Criminal Investigator (SA)

Company: Department Of Justice
Location: Grand Prairie
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates04/20/2021 to 05/04/2021 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 13 Salary $99,319 to $129,116 per year25% Availability Pay will be added to total salary at the time of appointment. Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-time DutiesSummaryThe Office of the Inspector General is ranked number 1 in the best places to work in the Department of Justice and is one of the premier inspector general offices in federal government. We are seeking a highly-motivated professional employee with experience in providing superior customer service in support of our mission to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs.ResponsibilitiesThis position is in the Investigations Division. The physical location reports directly to the Dallas Field Office in Grand Prairie, TX. If you are selected as a Criminal Investigator, your responsibilities would include, but would not be limited to: Analyzing initial allegations and recommending required investigative resources and collateral vestigating allegations of crime, crime scenes, and misconduct.Planning and conducting surveillance or undercover work.Apprehending and arresting persons violating U.S. laws and conducting search and seizure incident to the arrest or when appropriate by warrant.Preparing reports and presenting findings orally and in writing to managers, prosecutors, and other high-level officials.Testifying as a government witness before Grand Juries and in court regarding criminal cases.Testifying at administrative hearings in non-criminal cases.Travel Required25% or less - You will be expected to travel approximately 25% for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13RequirementsConditions of EmploymentYou must be a U.S. Citizen or National.You must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance.You must be registered for the Selective Service, if applicable.You must successfully pass and are subject to random drug screenings.You must maintain firearm proficiency and successfully pass periodic tests.You must pass and maintain medical qualifications.You must maintain a state issued driver's license.Age requirement:Before your 37th birthday. (Veterans please see vetguide).You may be subject to a probationary period.If you are a current Federal employee, you must provide your most recent performance appraisal.You must complete the vacancy questionnaire in USAjobs in order to be considered for this position.QualificationsTo qualify for this position at the GS-13 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level obtained in the public sector. (Specialized experience is paid or unpaid experience which has equipped you with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.) Examples of specialized experience include such duties as: the ability to conduct multi-jurisdictional and multi-defendant investigations relating to bribery, fraud, theft, abuse, violations of civil rights, conflicts of interest, and misconduct investigations. Experience must include undercover operations, surveillance assignments, search and seizure, issuing warrants, interrogations and making arrests.Time in Grade Requirement:Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade level (or equivalent).You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.Firearms:Criminal investigators are required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position. Maintaining firearm proficiency is mandatory.Motor Vehicle Operation:You must possess a valid automobile driver's license at the time of appointment.Age: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. The day immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday will be the last day to be referred for selection consideration. However, the age restriction may not apply if you are a preference-eligible veteran or if you are currently serving or have previously served in a federal civilian law enforcement position covered by 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or 5 U.S.C. 8412(d).Medical Examination:Individuals must meet the established medical standards and/or physical requirement for the position, proving they are medically and physically capable of performing the essential job functions and duties of the position safely and efficiently. A medical examination will be conducted. Any disease or condition that may potentially interfere with the safe and efficient performance of the job's duties or training may constitute grounds for medical disqualification. Medical qualification determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis. If additional medical information is recommended beyond that provided at the pre-employment examination, it is provided at the expense of the tentative selectee.Drug Testing:This job has been identified as "testing designated" under our Drug-Free Workplace Program. Therefore, you must satisfactorily complete a drug test prior to being hired. The agency will schedule, provide and pay for the drug test. Once on board, you will be subject to random drug testing.Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): As a law enforcement officer you will be required to work on an unscheduled basis in excess of the 40-hour work week. These positions require substantial overtime to include holidays, weekends and nights. You must be readily accessible to perform this unscheduled work. To ensure your availability, you will receive extra compensation in the form of Law Enforcement Availability Pay, which is calculated at a flat rate of 25 percent of base salary. Education There are no positive education requirements at this grade level. Additional informationThe Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): The CTAP/ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for CTAP/ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and (for scored examining) score 85 or better on established ranking criteria OR (for category rating criteria) rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is at: .DOJ EEO Statement/Policy:Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Schedule A:DOJ welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities and is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department. DOJ also encourages eligible Schedule A applicants to submit their resumes.Selective Service:If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.Additional information is found at:How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the below competencies. You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the competencies identified below:COMPETENCIES NEEDED FOR THIS POSITION ARE: 1). Ability to plan, organize, and conduct sensitive and complex criminal investigations, including those related to bribery of public officials, misconduct, theft, contract/grant fraud, conflicts of interest, and civil rights violations. 2). Skill in communicating, in both oral and written form to convey complex facts, circumstances, and evidence in a manner that is easily understandable by a variety of audiences, such as supervisors, prosecutors, judges/juries, and agency decision makers. 3). Skill in performing search warrants, arrest, handling informants, and working/organizing undercover operations. 4). Ability to conduct physical and electronic surveillance utilizing a variety of audio, video, and photographic equipment to record evidence. 5). Knowledge of criminal laws, Federal rules of procedures, rules and evidence, investigative principles, techniques, precedent court decision, laws and decisions relating to searches, seizures and arrests. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for further employment consideration. Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Top Secret Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and riskSpecial-Sensitive (SS)/High RiskTrust determination processSuitability/FitnessThis job is open to Federal employees - Competitive service Current or former competitive service federal employees.SDL2017

Keywords: Department Of Justice, Grand Prairie , Criminal Investigator (SA), Other , Grand Prairie, Texas

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