Criminal Investigator (Desk Officer)


Vacancy ID: 821361   Announcement Number: PH-JC-13-821361   USAJOBS Control Number: 335214500

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Vacancy Identification Number

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1. Title of Job

Enter Criminal Investigator (Desk Officer)


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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1 I am a current Federal employee serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service or I am a former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility.
2 I am a preference veteran or I have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service AND I am not a current or former Federal employee.
3 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on eligibility under the Veterans Readjustment Authority.
4 I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on a current disability.
5 I am a Former Peace Corps Appointee or I am eligible for another type of non-competitive appointment.
6 I do not meet any of the above.

20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position.  The specialty code for this position is:


001 Criminal Investigator

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment.  The location code for this position is:


063290075 San Francisco, CA
110010001 Washington DC, DC
171670031 Chicago, IL
250120025 Boston, MA
364170061 New York, NY

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal government, performing a wide range of duties associated with planning, coordinating, conducting, and/or supporting investigations concerning allegations of criminal conduct, administrative mismanagement, conflicts of interest, corruption, waste, abuse, and ethical violations.   Your experience must include:   developing policy and procedure for the investigative program; performing problem and data analysis; and conducting various aspects of investigative program management to include the areas of procurement, grant, laboratory and cyber crimes; designing detection strategies which would identify possible instances of fraud; advising, counseling, and coordinating with field investigators to ensure consistency in implementation of the detection strategies and investigative policies; and monitoring and evaluating overall investigative results.

From the descriptions below, select the one response that best describes the highest level of experience that you fully possess. Please select only one response.

A. I have experience in ALL of the areas described above at a level at least equivalent to the GS-12.
B. I have extensive experience as a Criminal Investigator, but I do not have experience in all of the fields described above.
C. I do not have any experience as described above.

2. Are you proficient in the use of firearms? (You must provide documentation from either your Federal Agency or military entity).

A. Yes.
B. No.

In this part, you will respond to questions about experiences you have had that are related to the requirements of the job for which you are applying. Carefully review the response descriptions listed below. For each question or statement, select the ONE response description that best describes your experience. (Your claims of experience must be supported in your resume).

A- I have not performed this task on the job.
B- I have had training, but do not have experience in performing this task
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I have supervised the performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Work independently and in teams to develop policy, procedure, programs, standards, requirements, procedures, techniques, training, and long-term planning for investigative programs.


4. Review proposed laws, rules, regulations, directives and other issuances.

5. Comment on policies, guidelines and instructions prepared by program areas and evaluate their impact.

6. Serve as a source of authoritative advice on highly technical matters for senior officials and a source of guidance for investigators in the field.

7. Provide advice, counsel, and assistance to investigative units with respect to case development, investigative techniques, methodology, precedent setting cases, and policies.

8. Interviewing witnesses and interrogating subjects.

9. Conducting surveillances.

10. Utilizing and developing informants.

11. Obtaining and recording evidence, sworn statements and affidavits.

12. Working on investigative actions that result in civil or administrative actions, judgments, sanctions, or decisions.

13. Monitor and evaluate investigative operations of one or more investigative units.

14. Coordinate with investigative managers and staff to ensure that the overall investigative plan is being adhered to, assess the progress making any necessary suggestions and/or adjustments in approach, and collect data to measure effectiveness against the prescribed objectives.

15. Monitor the implementation of complex national investigation assignments involving complex schemes to defraud the government including, but not limited to, contract and procurement fraud involving cost mischarging, defective pricing and product substitution; fraudulent use of grant funds; and fraudulent laboratory practices or cyber crimes.

16. Perform periodic inspections of field investigative units and serve as a member and/or leader of evaluation teams to review operations.

17. Identify potential internal control weaknesses and develops corrective action plans, as appropriate.

18. Provide quality control assurance that investigative products meet professional and policy standards.

19. Oversee and/or conduct specialized investigations of marked difficulty, responsibility, and sensitivity, including projects requiring a task force involving coordination of investigative activities of several law enforcement agencies.

20. Prepare written reports, supporting criminal and/or civil prosecution and/or administrative action.

21. Represent organization in meetings, conferences, and in negotiating settlements in matters relating to cooperation and coordination between program components.

22. Maintain liaison with other offices and other Federal law enforcement agencies.

23. Identify and report on trends within a specific program area to assist in designing a national strategy for effectively and efficiently implementing detection and investigation strategies and for assessing and reporting their effectiveness.

24. Analyze and compile statistical and other investigative data needed to measure operational effectiveness, workload trends, and personnel requirements in order to ensure the proper allocation of investigative resources.

25. Prepare and develop material to be used in reports to Congress and other reports and briefings to senior agency officials, Congress, OMB, the White House, the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency, the Department of Justice, and other entities.

26. Make written and oral presentations on investigative programs and findings.