Investigative Program Specialist


Vacancy ID: 841811   Announcement Number: IHC-841811-SDL DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 337682400

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1. Title of Job

Investigative Program Specialist
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6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Investigative Program Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

990000000 Location Negotiable After Selection

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23. Job Related Experience

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by CBP.  During the three years prior to applying for this position, you must have: physically resided in the United States or its protectorates or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations); worked for the U.S. Government as an employee overseas in a Federal or military capacity; and/or been a dependent of a U.S. Federal or military employee serving overseas.

 

Exceptions may be granted to applicants if they can provide complete stateside coverage information required to make a suitability/security determination.  Examples of stateside coverage information include: the stateside address of the company headquarters where the applicant's personnel file is located, the stateside address of the Professor in charge of the applicant's "Study Abroad" program, the church records for the applicant's overseas church missions, and/or the stateside addresses of anyone who worked or studied with the applicant while overseas.  Applicants must provide this information when filing their application for employment. 

1. Do you meet the residency requirement?

A. Yes, I physically resided within the United States or its protectorates or territories.
B. I worked for the U.S. Government as an employee overseas in a Federal or military capacity, and/or I was a dependent of a U.S. Federal or military employee serving overseas.
C. The residency requirement does not apply to me because I am a current CBP employee.
D. No, I do not meet this requirement and am therefore requesting an exception. I can provide documentation from a stateside based company, school, religious organization, and/or individual(s) who will account for any periods of my residency outside the United States over the last three years.
E. No, I do not meet this requirement and am not requesting an exception.

The following question will determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

2.

GS13-Which of the following statements best describes your experience?  

A. I have one year of specialized experience performing duties such as coordinate, plan and administer polygraph examination to applicants and/or employees; determine the employment of polygraph countermeasures and their use; collect evidence, conduct witness and subject interviews.
B. My experience does not meet the experience described above.

3. GS14-Which of the following statements best describes your experience?

A. I have one year of specialized experience performing duties such as; provide guidance to aid in investigative plans and strategies; provide guidance on testing methodologies and the effectiveness of test questioning to junior staff members; provide guidance on polygraph examinations and evaluate polygraph examination programs.
B. My experience does not meet the experience described above.

4. Conviction of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence is disqualifying. A misdemeanor crime of domestic violence is any offense involving the use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian of the victim. Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?

A. Yes.
B. No.

This is a Federal law enforcement officer position.  This question applies to the GS-13 level position.  

Provisions of Public Laws 93- 350 and 100-238 allow the imposition of a maximum age for initial appointment to an Investigative Program Specialist within the Department of Homeland Security.  In accordance with Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 251-03, the "day before an individual's 37th birthday" is the maximum age for original appointment to a position as a law enforcement officer within DHS.

 

Creditable law enforcement officer service covered by Title 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or   Title 5 U.S.C 8412(d), or creditable service covered by Public Law 110-161 (as a Customs and Border Protection Officer) on or after July 6, 2008 may be applied toward the maximum age requirement.

Veterans' Preference Eligibility - To ensure compliance with statutes pertaining to the appointment of preference eligible veterans as determined by the Merit Systems Protection Board in its recent decision of Isabella v. Dept of State, the maximum age for original appointment articulated above shall not apply to the hiring of individuals entitled to veterans' preference eligibility under 5 U.S.C. § 3312.

 

Creditable service covered by Title 5 U.S.C. 8336(c), Title 5 U.S.C 8412(d), or Public Law 110-161 may be applied toward the maximum age requirement. This age restriction may not apply if you are currently serving in a federal civilian (not military) law enforcement position covered by Title 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or Title 5 U.S.C. 8412(d). 

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Will you be less than 37 years of age (not reached your 37th birthday) at the closing date of this announcement? 

A. Yes
B. No, but I have creditable federal civilian (not military) service under Title 5 U.S.C. 8336(c), Title 5 U.S.C. 8412(d), or creditable service on or after July 6, 2008 covered by Public Law 110-161 that may be applied toward the maximum age requirement.
C. Not Applicable. The age restriction does not apply to me because I am currently serving in a federal civilian (not military) position covered under Title 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or Title 5 U.S.C. 8412(d).
D. Not Applicable. The age restriction does not apply because I am entitled to veterans’ preference eligibility under 5 U.S.C. § 3312.
E. Not Applicable. I am only applying to the GS14 grade level.
F. No. I will not be less than 37 years of age (not reached my 37th birthday) at the closing date of this announcement. I do not meet any of the exemptions listed in B, C, D, or E, and I am therefore NOT eligible for this position.

The following questions will be used to rate applicants who meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements.

6. Select the choice that best describes your experience conducting polygraph examinations.

A. I have had no experience and/or training in conducting polygraph examinations.
B. I have had training in conducting polygraph examinations.
C. I have conducted polygraph examinations as part of my daily duties.
D. I have extensive experience serving as a subject matter expert in conducting polygraph examinations.


7. Indicate the extent to which you have prepared reports on the outcomes of polygraph examinations.

A. I do not possess the experience described above.
B. I have independently composed written reports on the outcomes of polygraph examinations.
C. I have reviewed and edited reports on the outcomes of polygraph examinations; verifying completeness, accuracy, and conformance with government statutes, regulations, and precedent decisions.

8. Select the statement that best describes your experience conducting pretest interviews of individuals to determine their willingness to submit to polygraph examinations.

A. I do not possess the experience described above.
B. I have assisted in conducting pretest interviews.
C. I have conducted pretest interviews as part of my daily duties.
D. I have extensive experience serving as a subject matter expert in conducting pretest interviews.


9. Do you have experience developing policies and procedures related to polygraph examinations?

A. Yes
B. No

10. Indicate the extent to which you have provided technical guidance on polygraph examinations to aid in investigation plans and strategies.

A. I do not possess the experience described above.
B. I have assisted in providing guidance on polygraph examinations.
C. I have provided technical guidance on polygraph examinations as part of my daily duties.
D. I have extensive experience serving as a subject matter expert in polygraph examinations.


11. Do you possess knowledge of enforcement and investigative techniques, procedures, rules of evidence, and precedent setting court decisions concerning admissibility of evidence, and search and seizure protocols?

A. I do not possess the experience described above.
B. I have assisted in investigations requiring enforcement and investigative techniques, procedures, rules of evidence, and precedent setting court decisions concerning admissibility of evidence, and search and seizure protocols.
C. I have knowledge of enforcement and investigative techniques, procedures, rules of evidence, and precedent setting court decisions concerning admissibility of evidence, and search and seizure protocols.
D. I am a subject matter expert in enforcement and investigative techniques, procedures, rules of evidence, and precedent setting court decisions concerning admissibility of evidence, and search and seizure protocols.

12. Select the choice that best describes your ability to communicate and maintain effective working relationships with the intelligence or law enforcement community.

A. I do not possess the experience described above.
B. I have conferred with others in my work unit on an individual basis to resolve work-related problems.
C. I have communicated with others within my organization to resolve problems, prevent potential conflicts, and ensure technical and customer service requirements were met.
D. I have communicated with others within my organization to reach/build consensus on problems/issues that have arisen and led teams or work groups to meet project goals and deadlines.
E. I have communicated with others both inside and outside my organization to present sensitive briefings, serve as the key liaison with other organizations, or lead interagency task forces on special projects.

13. Do you have experience directing portions of an agencies polygraph examination program?

A. Yes
B. No

14.

Do you possess a baccalaureate degree from a four-year college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education in order to meet the admission requirements of the National Center for Credibility Assessment’s (NCCA) Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD) Program?

A. Yes
B. No

15. Are you a current political Schedule A or Schedule C Executive Branch employee or a former political Schedule A or Schedule C Executive Branch Employee who held the position within the last 5 years to a competitive or non-political excepted service position under Title 5 of the United States Code?

OR

Are you a current non-career Senior Executive Service (SES) Executive Branch employee or a former non-career SES Executive Branch employee who held the position within the last five years to a competitive or non-political excepted service position under Title 5 of the United States Code?

A. Yes.
B. No.