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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

Individual Occupational Requirements Statement - MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.
1 I meet all of the requirements as described in the individual occupational requirements statement above. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 GS-14 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.
3 Select the law enforcement activities below with which you have professional experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Participated in a search associated with the execution of a search warrant(s)
  • Lead agent in the execution of a search warrant(s)
  • Drafted affidavit(s) in support of a search warrant(s)
  • Conducting physical surveillances
  • Use of mail covers
  • Use of informants in an investigation
  • Conducted a consensual monitoring(s)
  • Use of audio and/of video surveillance
  • Participation in undercover operations as the case agent
  • Participation in undercover operations as the undercover agent
  • Participation in undercover operations as the control agent
  • Drafting and serving Inspector General Subpoenas
  • Conducted subject interviews
  • None of the above
4 Select the choice that best describes your law enforcement experience handling demanding and stressful situations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have dealt with lightly stressful situations (e.g. interviewing witnesses or cooperative subjects, in law enforcement operations).
  • I have dealt with moderately stressful situations (e.g. interviewing uncooperative subjects, making arrests of cooperative subjects, in law enforcement operations).
  • I have dealt with highly stressful situations (e.g. testified/cross examined, arrested uncooperative subjects, Led an enforcement operation such as an arrest, surveillance or search).
  • None of the above.
5 In which areas do you have training and/or experience conducting criminal, civil, contract fraud and/or administrative investigations? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Procurement fraud violations
  • Program fraud violations
  • Employee misconduct violations
  • None of the above
6 Please indicate which best describes your experience communicating technical issues to an audience in a complex procurement fraud or white collar investigation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have effectively communicated technical or controversial issues to audience members. Prior to my communication, the audience had little or no prior understanding of the issues.
  • I have effectively communicated technical or controversial issues to audience members. Prior to my communication, the audience had a similar understanding of the issues.
  • I have limited experience communicating technical issues to audience members. Prior to my communication, the audience had mixed levels of understanding.
  • I have not had the opportunity to communicate in a similar fashion, but I am prepared to learn this task on the job.
  • I have acquired knowledge or training in this field, but have not yet had the opportunity to apply this knowledge in a practical manner.
7 Which best describes your experience writing investigative reports related to complex procurement fraud or white collar investigation complex federal investigations? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered a subject matter expert having reviewed others' work for accuracy, thoroughness, and clarity.
  • I have written reports on interviews, record reviews, and other typical investigative tasks.
  • I have written reports regarding an inspection or quality assurance review.
  • I have written comprehensive investigative reports, such as a report of investigation.
  • I have authored probable cause statements in support of a warrant or complaint.
  • I have limited experience with these work products, or my reports related to less complex investigations.
  • I do not have any experience writing investigative reports related to a complex federal investigation, but am prepared to learn this on the job.
8 Which best describes your experience reviewing and editing investigative reports about fraud in complex programs for consistency, accuracy, grammar, and clarity? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered a subject matter expert at reviewing and editing investigative reports about fraud and corruption in complex programs for consistency, accuracy, grammar, and clarity.
  • I have some experience at reviewing and editing investigative reports about fraud and corruption in complex programs for consistency, accuracy, grammar, and clarity.
  • I have received education and training on reviewing and editing investigative reports about fraud and corruption in complex programs for consistency, accuracy, grammar, and clarity.
  • I have no experience or training in at reviewing and editing investigative reports about fraud and corruption in complex programs for consistency, accuracy, grammar, and clarity.
9 Describe your experience leading a law enforcement team in a complex procurement fraud or white collar investigation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a team composed primarily of criminal investigators or other law enforcement officers.
  • I have led a team composed primarily of other (non-law enforcement) public safety officers.
  • I have led a team, but it was not related to law enforcement or public safety.
  • I do not have any experience leading teams.
10 Which statements describe your experience with policies, techniques, and procedures in a law enforcement environment? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience leading discussions regarding policy and investigative techniques.
  • I have experience in identifying new policies and procedures.
  • I have experience implementing new policies and procedures.
  • I have experience providing guidance to law enforcement officers regarding policy, techniques, and procedures.
  • None of the above.
11

Select the choice that best describes your experience in developing and interpreting policy on designated programs.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have drafted and/or studied proposals for the implementation of new policies or provided recommendations for the application of policies to a specific program.
  • I have independently developed, written, and implemented new policies that impacted a specific program or interpreted the program response to far reaching policy directives.
  • None of the above.
12

Please indicate which of the following best describes your experience with managing and supervising employees.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a first-line supervisor or team leader for over a year.
  • I have served as a manager, with responsibility for supervising other team leaders or first-line supervisors for less than a year.
  • I have served as a manager, with responsibility for supervising other team leaders or first-line supervisors for over a year.
  • None of the above.
13

Select the choice that best describes your experience in developing plans for and administering an international program or an organization.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently developed both short and long-range plans for a program or organization (e.g. set timelines, established milestones, identified needed resources).
  • I have overseen the development of plans that were broad in scope or were complex, involving multiple entities.
  • None of the above.
14

Which statement best describes your experience in regards to supervising subordinates or team members to ensure that senior management's objectives are met, that senior management is provided with accurate and timely information, and that administrative processes are in place and working effectively?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
15

Choose the statement(s) that best describes your knowledge and skills as a Criminal Investigator.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in investigations concerning allegations of misconduct or malfeasance of employees.
  • I have experience presenting investigation case results to the appropriate officials.
  • I have experience overseeing and coordinating investigations.
  • I have experience providing advice and assistance to staff in utilizing appropriate investigative techniques and applying recognized investigative standards.
  • I have experience in planning and coordinating the work of an organization or major organizational segment, providing expert advice, leadership and training in carrying out investigative and support activities.
  • I have experience analyzing legislation/regulations and assessing their impacts on investigations programs operations and administrations, and developing the appropriate policies and procedures.
  • None of the above.
16

Have you conducted document analysis to identify evidence of criminal, civil or administrative violations?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17

Which of the following types of written products you have prepared?

Answer to this question is required
  • Inter-Agency correspondence
  • Briefing documents for management
  • Investigative work plans
  • Articles for professional publications
  • Memoranda of Understanding between Governmental entities
  • Academic papers
  • None of the above
18

Select the statements that describe your experience negotiating and/or influencing others through oral communication. Answer to this question is required.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, or consult on work efforts or to resolve specific business problems with individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  • I have regularly conducted discussions or participated in workgroups in which the purpose was to influence, motivate, or persuade persons or groups who are skeptical or in disagreement in order to obtain the desired effect (e.g., gaining compliance with an established policy or regulation).
  • None of the above
19 Select the response below that best states your certification of the accuracy of responses and information provided. Your responses to this questionnaire are subject to evaluation, and later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify the accuracy of your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure they accurately represent your current level of experience and capability, and select the response below that best applies. Failure to certify accuracy below will disqualify you from further consideration for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I verify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith. I accept that if my supporting documentation, or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to this questionnaire, my rating may be lowered or I may be removed from further consideration.
  • I choose not to certify the accuracy of my responses and application materials, and I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

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