Criminal Investigator

Vacancy ID: 868047   Announcement Number: OIG-868047-13-16-JR   USAJOBS Control Number: 340808600

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the description below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your background related to this position.

A. I have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS 12 grade level in the Federal service, performing duties related to: conducting investigations that are primarily criminal in nature; evaluating findings, trends, and patterns in audits, reports, and reviews; and making recommendations to Senior Officials regarding improved practices and techniques.
B. I do not meet the requirement described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
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 am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised 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.

2. Effect arrests, search warrants, and/or surveillance activity.

3. Apply and interpret regulatory material when planning, conducting, and participating in sensitive and complex investigations.

4. Provide advice and expertise to Senior Officials, colleagues, and the public regarding relevant regulatory guidelines, practices, and techniques.

5. Perform investigative work to obtain information, gather evidence, or verify facts (for example, conducts background checks or criminal investigations, investigates violations of environmental regulations).

6. Determine the extent to which procedures and systems comply with relevant laws and policies.

7. Identify and evaluate significant findings, trends, and patterns disclosed in reports and management reviews.

8. Conduct joint investigations with other federal law enforcement agencies.

9. Coordinate agency requirements and operations with other field special agents in charge and officials at headquarters.

10. Perform investigative work to obtain information, gather evidence, or verify facts.

11. Observe individuals, activities, or operations to obtain or verify information.

12. Use computer systems or applications to access, create, edit, print, send, retrieve, or manipulate data, files, or other information.

13. Provide assistance and information to agents responsible for multi-agency task force investigations.

14. Encourage and facilitate cooperation from others in order to obtain information and accomplish goals.

15. Assess program or project needs, provides guidance, and provides quality control of products and services.

16. Organize workload to handle changes and arrange priorities to meet deadlines.

17. Ensure effective utilization of resources and coordination with multiple stakeholders at all levels.

18. Orally brief internal and external clients, team members, and management officials on findings and recommendations.

19. Persuade others to cooperate when conflicting or controversial information is involved.

20. Interview persons of interest to elicit sensitive information or information they are reluctant to volunteer.

21. Orally present information to others with divergent and conflicting views.

22. Communicate written information in a succinct and organized manner that is appropriate for the intended audience.

23. Apply relevant regulatory guidelines when preparing written documents.

24. Collect, compile, and organize information.