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Grade: 04

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 Have you successfully completed any of the following criminal investigator courses: Army Criminal Investigations Division Academy; Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) Academy; Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Academy; Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Academy; Postal Inspections Academy; or Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 GS-12 - 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-11 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.
4 In which areas do you have training and/or experience conducting criminal, civil, and/or administrative investigations? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Procurement fraud violations
  • Program fraud violations
  • Major crimes (kidnaping, homicide, etc.)
  • Employee misconduct violations
  • None of the above
5 Please describe your experience interviewing uncooperative or hostile individuals in a complex procurement fraud or white collar investigation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have learned this task in a classroom setting, but have not yet had the opportunity to apply it in a practical setting.
  • I have conducted this task under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have conducted this task independently with little or no oversight.
  • I do not have any experience interviewing uncooperative or hostile individuals, but am prepared to learn this on the job.
  • I have significant experience interviewing uncooperative or hostile individuals, and I have supervised others concerning this task.
6 Please describe your ability to prioritize tasks and set goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have measurable experience prioritizing tasks and setting goals under close supervision.
  • I don’t have any experience in this area, but am prepared to learn this task on the job.
  • I have experience in this area and have been identified as an expert.
  • I have knowledge of this activity, but have not had the opportunity to apply this knowledge in a measurable manner.
  • I have measurable experience prioritizing tasks and setting goals. I have conducted this activity independently and without close supervision.
7 Which best describes your experience testifying before grand juries or trial in a complex procurement fraud or white collar investigation? Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed this task less than five times.
  • I have completed this task between six and 15 times.
  • I have completed this task more than 15 times.
  • I have been trained in this area, but have not had the opportunity to apply this knowledge in a practical setting.
  • I do not have any experience testifying before grand juries or trial juries.
8 Which best describes your ability to express opinions as a team member or work group? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working as a team member or in a work group, where I was able to freely express my opinions amongst a group of like-minded individuals.
  • I have experience working as a team member or in a work group, where I was required to express my opinions amongst individuals with different viewpoints and ideas.
  • I have limited experience working as a team member or in a work group, where I offered little or limited input since the group consisted of like-minded individuals or were my superiors.
  • I have not had the opportunity to express my opinions in a team environment, but I am prepared to learn this task on the job.
  • I have learned about expressing opinions to team members or work groups, but have not had the opportunity to apply this knowledge in a practical manner.
9 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.
10 Which best describes your experience conducting fraud and/or integrity awareness briefings to various audiences? Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted fraud and/or integrity awareness briefings to small audiences (less than 10 people).
  • I have conducted fraud and/or integrity awareness briefings to medium-sized audiences (11-50 people).
  • I have conducted fraud and/or integrity awareness briefings to large-sized audiences (50 or more).
  • I have no experience in providing fraud and/or integrity awareness briefings.
11 Please indicate your experience interviewing individuals related to criminal, civil, or administrative investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education/training related to this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have completed this task under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have conducted this task independently and with little oversight.
  • I have learned this task in a classroom setting, but have not yet had the opportunity to apply it in a practical setting.
  • I do not have any experience with this task, but am prepared to learn this on the job.
12 Please describe your experience orally presenting results of federal criminal or civil investigations to a prosecutor in a complex procurement fraud or white collar investigation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have learned this task in a classroom setting, but have not yet had the opportunity to apply it in a practical setting.
  • I have conducted this task under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have conducted this task independently with little or no oversight.
  • I do not have any experience interviewing individuals, but am prepared to learn this on the job.
  • I have supervised others and am seen by others as an expert regarding this task.
13 Which best describes your experience writing investigative reports related to in a complex procurement fraud or white collar investigation complex federal investigations? Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
14 Which best describes your experience preparing reports of investigation in a complex procurement fraud or white collar investigation? Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared such reports under close supervision.
  • I have prepared such reports independently and without close supervision.
  • I have prepared such reports and am considered an expert by my peers, and have been asked to instruct others in this area.
  • I have no experience in this area, but am prepared to acquire more substantive experience on the job.
  • I have learned this skill in a classroom setting, but have not had the chance to do this as part of my job.
15 Please indicate your level of experience in using computers and other electronic media to prepare presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have used computers to create simple electronic presentations or slide shows.
  • I have used computers to create electronic presentations enhanced with “add ons” or plugins.
  • I have used computers to create very complex interactive electronic presentations.
  • I do not have any experience using computers and other electronic media to prepare presentations.
  • None of the above
16 Describe your experience leading a law enforcement team in a complex procurement fraud or white collar investigation. Check all that apply 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.
17 Describe your experience resolving conflicts in a team environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have obtained knowledge of this skill in a classroom setting, but have not yet had the opportunity to apply it in a practical setting.
  • I have experience with resolving conflicts in a team environment under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have resolved conflicts in a team environment independently with little or no oversight.
  • I do not have any experience resolving conflicts in a team environment, but am prepared to learn this on the job.
  • I have significant experience resolving conflicts in a team environment, and I have supervised others concerning this task.
18 Describe your experience serving as a Team Leader. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have been assigned as a Team Leader on a complex criminal or civil investigation involving multiple parties.
  • I have served as a Team Leader on an investigative task force.
  • I have been assigned as a Team Leader on investigative operations (search and arrest warrants, undercover operations) with my agency.
  • None of the above.
  • I have received training in this area, but I have not yet had the opportunity to conduct this task on the job.
19 Please describe your ability to develop an investigative work plan in a complex procurement fraud or white collar investigation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have measurable experience developing investigative work plans under close supervision.
  • I don’t have any experience in this area, but am prepared to learn this task on the job.
  • I have experience in this area and have been identified as an expert.
  • I have knowledge of this activity, but have not had the opportunity to apply this knowledge in a measureable manner.
  • I have experience developing other types of work plans or action plans, but this experience was not directly related to a criminal, civil, or administrative investigation.
20 Please choose the statement that best describes your experience identifying objectives, setting priorities, and coordinating work with other units regarding criminal, civil, or administrative investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have measurable experience with these tasks, and my experience is directly related to criminal, civil, or administrative investigations.
  • I don’t have any experience with these tasks, but am prepared to learn this task on the job.
  • I have extensive experience with these tasks and have been identified as an expert.
  • I have received training related to these tasks, but have not had the opportunity to conduct these tasks as part of criminal, civil, or administrative investigations.
  • I have measurable experience with these tasks, but my experience was not directly related to a criminal, civil, or administrative investigation.
21 Please choose the statement that best describes your experience gathering information, identifying evidence, and substantiating or disproving criminal allegations in a complex procurement fraud or white collar investigation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have measurable experience with these tasks, and my experience is directly related to criminal investigations.
  • I don’t have any experience with these tasks, but am prepared to learn this task on the job.
  • I have extensive experience with these tasks and have been identified as an expert.
  • I have received training related to these tasks, but have not had the opportunity to conduct these tasks as part of criminal investigations.
  • I have measurable experience with these tasks, but my experience was not directly related to a criminal investigation.
22 Do you have experience conducting the following activities: Choose all that apply Answer to this question is required
  • Investigations of violations of 18 USC 287, 18 USC 666, 15 USC §§ 1-7, 18 USC 1031, 18 USC 641, 18 USC 1516, 18 USC 201 - 209
  • Investigations of violations of the Civil False Claims Act
  • Personally prepared a referral for administrative action to an agency suspension and debarment official
  • Personally completed an investigation resulting in contract remedies being levied by a contracting officer
  • None of the above
23 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 trash covers
  • 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

Grade: 05

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 Have you successfully completed any of the following criminal investigator courses: Army Criminal Investigations Division Academy; Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) Academy; Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Academy; Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Academy; Postal Inspections Academy; or Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 GS-11 - Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field related to the work of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate education beyond the first two years of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
4 In which areas do you have training and/or experience conducting criminal, civil, and/or administrative investigations? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Petty theft, larceny
  • Procurement fraud violations
  • Program fraud violations
  • Major crimes (kidnaping, homicide, etc.)
  • Employee misconduct violations
  • Complex white collar offenses
  • None of the above
5 Select the law enforcement activities below with which you have professional experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Acted as the affiant on an affidavit in support of an arrest warrant or criminal complaint
  • 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)
  • Acted as the affiant on an affidavit in support of a search warrant
  • Conducting physical surveillances
  • Use of trash covers
  • 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
  • None of the above
6 Please describe your experience interviewing uncooperative or hostile individuals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have learned this task in a classroom setting, but have not yet had the opportunity to apply it in a practical setting.
  • I have conducted this task under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have conducted this task independently with little or no oversight.
  • I do not have any experience interviewing uncooperative or hostile individuals, but am prepared to learn this on the job.
  • I have significant experience interviewing uncooperative or hostile individuals, and I have supervised others concerning this task.
7 Which best describes your ability to analyze and solve problems? Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked at an organization(s) where I identified problems and made formal recommendations for positive change.
  • I have completed college-level courses in problem solving, where I identified specific problems and submitted written recommendations as part of a term paper or research project.
  • I have been trained or acquired specific knowledge in problem-solving, but I have not yet applied this knowledge in a measurable manner.
  • I don’t have any experience in problem solving, but am prepared to learn this task on the job.
8 What is your level of experience evaluating alternatives and choosing the best course of action? Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked on a team where I collaborated with others and chose the best possible course of action.
  • I have independently weighed alternatives and decided for myself the best options.
  • I have been trained on conducting analysis and evaluation, but have not yet applied this knowledge in a measurable manner.
  • I have worked in an organization where I was responsible for making informed decisions that affected others.
  • I don’t have experience in this area, but am prepared to learn this task on the job.
9 Please describe your ability to prioritize tasks and set goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have measurable experience prioritizing tasks and setting goals under close supervision.
  • I don’t have any experience in this area, but am prepared to learn this task on the job.
  • I have experience in this area and have been identified as an expert.
  • I have knowledge of this activity, but have not had the opportunity to apply this knowledge in a measurable manner.
  • I have measurable experience prioritizing tasks and setting goals. I have conducted this activity independently and without close supervision.
10 Please indicate other practical experience in problem solving in the following areas. (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Development/fundraising
  • Foreign service
  • Criminal justice or law enforcement
  • Business administration
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Political science
  • Government procurement/contracting
  • None of the above
11 Choose the answer which best describes your experience expressing ideas or facts to others. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I regularly communicate with others face to face, conveying my message effectively and responding appropriately.
  • I often communicating with others face to face, but sometimes I prefer to communicate via electronic means in order to make sure my highest priority ideas are conveyed.
  • I make sure I am well-prepared for meetings and am knowledgeable about the subject matter or topics of discussion.
  • I sometimes have difficulty conveying my message as effectively as I would prefer.
  • I regularly communicate with others face to face and am seen as an excellent orator.
12 Which best describes your ability to express opinions as a team member or work group? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working as a team member or in a work group, where I was able to freely express my opinions amongst a group of like-minded individuals.
  • I have experience working as a team member or in a work group, where I was required to express my opinions amongst individuals with different viewpoints and ideas.
  • I have limited experience working as a team member or in a work group, where I offered little or limited input since the group consisted of like-minded individuals or were my superiors.
  • I have not had the opportunity to express my opinions in a team environment, but I am prepared to learn this task on the job.
  • I have learned about expressing opinions to team members or work groups, but have not had the opportunity to apply this knowledge in a practical manner.
13 Which best describes your experience conducting law enforcement related briefings or presentations to various audiences? Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted presentations or briefings to small audiences (less than 10 people).
  • I have conducted presentations or briefings to medium-sized audiences (11-50 people).
  • I have conducted presentations or briefings to large-sized audiences (50 or more).
  • I have no experience in providing presentations or briefings.
14 Please describe your experience presenting results of criminal, civil, or administrative investigations to a prosecutor, administrative law judge, military court, or other adjudicative entity. Answer to this question is required
  • I have learned this task in a classroom setting, but have not yet had the opportunity to apply it in a practical setting.
  • I have conducted this task under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have conducted this task independently with little or no oversight.
  • I do not have any experience interviewing individuals, but am prepared to learn this on the job.
15 Which best describes your experience writing investigative reports? Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • 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 do not have any experience writing investigative reports, but am prepared to learn this on the job.
16 Which best describes your ability to prepare reports using correct grammar, spelling, etc.? Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully passed advanced college-level courses related to English, language arts, etc.
  • I have prepared reports for a Master’s degree or other graduate degree that required little or no edits.
  • I have authored documents in a professional setting that were free of errors and required little or no editing.
  • I have edited the work of others and am seen as an expert regarding English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • I have limited experience in this area, but am prepared to acquire more substantive experience on the job.
  • I do not have any experience preparing reports using correct grammar, spelling, etc.
17 Please choose the answers that indicate your experience in expressing ideas in writing. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared lengthy academic research papers such as a master’s thesis or a doctoral dissertation
  • I have provided written, periodic updates about assignments to a supervisor.
  • I have been the primary author on technical reports distributed internally.
  • None of the above
18 Please choose the statement that best describes your experience identifying objectives, setting priorities, and coordinating work with other units regarding criminal, civil, or administrative investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have measurable experience with these tasks, and my experience is directly related to criminal, civil, or administrative investigations.
  • I don’t have any experience with these tasks, but am prepared to learn this task on the job.
  • I have extensive experience with these tasks and have been identified as an expert.
  • I have received training related to these tasks, but have not had the opportunity to conduct these tasks as part of criminal, civil, or administrative investigations.
  • I have measurable experience with these tasks, but my experience was not directly related to a criminal, civil, or administrative investigation.
19 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

Grade: All Grades

1 Where Did You Hear About Us? Answer to this question is required
  • USAID's Website
  • USAJOBS Website
  • General Job Information Website
  • Agency Employee
  • School Placement Center
  • Job Fair/Recruitment Event
  • Development Executive Group
  • Professional Journal
  • Newspaper Ad
  • Other Print Ad
  • Other (please specify)
2 Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy. Failing to select a response will result in your application packet being removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
  • No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.