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Vacancy Details

Grade: 09

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For the GS-09: One year of experience at the GS-07 level or equivalent in federal service, that is directly related to the position which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities. Specialized experience is defined as: performing investigative, inspective or compliance-related work that includes analyzing data, discerning relevant facts, drawing conclusions and writing clear, detailed and comprehensive reports to support the conclusions.

OR

Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree, OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.B. or J.D., if related.

OR

Combination of Experience and Education. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

1

Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-07 level as described above.
  • I have successfully completed 2 full academic years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to a Master's, LL.B., J.D., or equivalent graduate degree. (In order to be creditable, education must be related to this position.)
  • I have a combination of education and experience as described that together qualify me for this position.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above, nor do I meet the education requirements as stated above.

Grade: 11

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For the GS-11: One year of experience at the GS-09 level or equivalent in federal service, that is directly related to the position which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities. Specialized experience is defined as: regularly performing civil or criminal investigations or inspections.

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Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR LL.M., if related.

OR

Combination of experience and education. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.
1

Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-09 level as described above.
  • I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree.
  • I have a combination of education and experience as listed above in which my percentage of specialized experience and education totals to 100%.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement and/or I do not meet the education requirements as stated above.
2

Which of the following duties have you performed?
 

Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare investigative plans
  • Gathering evidence
  • Analyzing evidence
  • Coordinating efforts with investigative components
  • None of the above.
3

Which of the following duties have you performed?
 

Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared investigative reports concerning compliance violations.
  • Prepared investigative reports concerning Congressional correspondence.
  • Interviewed senior level officials.
  • Briefed senior managers on issues.
  • None of the above.
4

Select all of the verbal communication activities that you have routinely performed in your employment.
 

Answer to this question is required
  • Presenting investigative status and other investigative matters to senior agency officials.
  • Presenting information persuasively to defend unpopular positions.
  • Providing oral training presentations.
  • Providing operational briefings to other members of a task force.
  • Providing advice, guidance or direction to the public and/or investigators of lower grades on regulations or procedures.
  • Successfully negotiating for the acceptance of new policies and/or procedures.
  • Serving as mediator in discussions between varying groups or individuals with opposing opinions and/or goals.
  • Testifying in court and/or administrative hearings.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Are you currently serving or have served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
3

Choose all of the statements that describe your experience in planning and managing an inventory of projects or assignments.
 

Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned or managed an inventory of multiple investigations, projects or assignments.
  • I have developed work plans and identified how the task will be completed.
  • I have completed multiple investigations, assignments, or projects that met or exceeded established deadlines.
  • I have successfully prioritized investigation, assignments and projects based on changing mission commitments.
  • I have not performed any of the above.
4

Please state where this experience can be found in your resume.
 

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5

Choose one response which best describes your experience using investigative techniques and procedures.
 

Answer to this question is required
  • I have used investigative techniques and procedures to conduct field investigations.
  • I have used investigative techniques and procedures in a work capacity.
  • I have worked in a capacity that provides support to an investigative function.
  • I have not performed any of the above.
6

Identify the highest level of experience you have researching and applying laws, regulations, and/or procedures to conduct investigations.
 

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience researching applicable laws, regulations and procedures from a variety of sources. My experience includes assimilating, summarizing, and applying the results to an investigation.
  • I have experience assisting others with researching applicable laws, regulations and procedures from a variety of sources. My experience includes assimilating and summarizing information.
  • I have experience participating in projects which involved assisting others with researching laws, regulations and procedures, and assimilating and summarizing information.
  • I have not performed any of the above.
7

Please select all of the duties listed below you have performed as a regular and recurring part of your Investigations experience.
 

Answer to this question is required
  • Manage multiple priorities
  • Develop work plans
  • Execute work plans
  • Bring cases to closure
  • None of the above.
8

Identify the highest level of experience you have effectively communicating orally.
 

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience participating in formal or informal interviews and meetings for the purpose of gathering information, and experience giving formal and informal oral presentations to supervisors, managers, instructors, or peers relating to investigative work performed.
  • I have experience responding to questions and/or defending conclusions drawn from the work performed.
  • I have experience giving formal or informal oral presentations.
  • I have not performed any of the above.
9

Identify the highest level of experience you have communicating effectively in writing, including preparation of investigation reports and other records of work performed.
 

Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared written investigative reports that contain sufficient detail and facts to support my conclusions and recommendations.
  • I have experience preparing work papers or other records of work performed which describe investigative, research, or analytical work performed.
  • I have experience preparing standard, recurring narrative-type documents.
  • I have not performed any of the above.