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Justice, Office of the Inspector General Supervisory Criminal Investigator (ASAC) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary The Office of the Inspector General is one of 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 promote integrity, efficiency, and accountability within the Department of Justice. Responsibilities If selected, the incumbent serves as a Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge) in the Investigative Support Branch. Your responsibilities would include, but would not be limited to: providing guidance to criminal investigators and other staff by establishing guidelines and performance procedures; reviews and evaluates allegations and recommends appropriate investigative activity by providing direction to ensure the policies and procedures of the OIG are adhered to and the evaluation activities are carried out in the most efficient and effective manner. Work assignments include, but are not limited to: Prepares and updates policy for the division's directives. Manages and conducts special projects as assigned. Manages the electronic surveillance operations and the use of consensual monitory of non-telephonic verbal communications. Manages the OIG Confidential Informant Program and reviews informant files created by the field for conformance with OIG Manual requirements; maintains informant records. Oversees Division undercover operations; ensuring that these operations are in accordance with authorization levels set forth in the OIG Manual. Conducts research and produces written work products including proactive/self-initiated benchmarking of Department components and other law enforcement agencies, to include Offices of the Inspector General, as appropriate. Participates in all aspects of the inspection and review of field and headquarters entities, programs and functions. Conducts Peer Reviews of other federal OIG's Investigations Divisions. Conducts or participates in conducting sensitive and complex internal security investigations, criminal and administrative, on an OIG-wide basis. Acts as the Division's Security Officer coordinating with the OIG's Security Program Manager to ensure that classified documents and other materials are handled and secured in compliance with DOJ standards. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: To qualify for this position at the GS-14 grade level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-13 level. This experience must include supervising a team engaged in conducting comprehensive investigations encompassing allegations of criminal misconduct, serious administrative infractions or integrity violations involving individuals, groups, or large organizations. Types of investigations include violations of Title 18, United States Code, including fraud, bribery, larceny, embezzlement, collusion, conflict of interest, civil rights violations, contract fraud, and other Federal criminal violations. 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). 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. FERS/CSRS Retirement Information: This position is under "secondary" law enforcement retirement coverage provisions. Law Enforcement Retirement: This position meets the criteria for the special retirement provisions under both Civil Service Retirement (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Transfer Requirement for CSRS: To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee must transfer directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary position to a secondary position. Must be continuously employed in a secondary position since transferring from a primary position without a break in coverage exceeding 3 days. Except: a break in employment in secondary positions which begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause); voluntary breaks in service, which began prior to January 20, 1988. Transfer Requirement for FERS: To be eligible for secondary coverage, an employee: while covered under the retirement provisions moves directly (without a break in service exceeding 3 days) from a primary/rigorous position to a secondary position; AND completes 3 years of service in a primary/rigorous position, including any such service during which no FERS deductions were withheld; AND must be continuously employed in a secondary position or positions since moving from a rigorous position. Except: a break in employment in secondary positions that begins with an involuntary separation (not for cause). Employees subject to special retirement coverage for law enforcement officers must retire at age 57 upon completing 20 years of law enforcement service under the special retirement provisions. If these 20 years of service are not attained at age 57, mandatory retirement is required upon completion of 20 years of service Relocation Incentives: Relocation incentives may be authorized. DOJ EEO Statement/Policy: http://www.justice.gov/jmd/eeos/08-eeo-policy.pdf As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service. Education There are no education requirements for this position. Additional Information The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). 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: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a RA in your online application. Requests for RA for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for RA must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for RA are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a RA, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement. 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: www.sss.gov.

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