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Carefully read each question before responding. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. When you receive your application confirmation notice, we suggest that you request that a copy of the questions and your responses be sent to you by return email. Then, if you identify any inaccuracies, you may change your responses before the closing date of this announcement. If you are rated ineligible based on your responses to the questions, you will be notified by email shortly after the announcement closes.
Note: Your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the job-specific questions, or you may not receive credit.
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 Do you have a performance appraisal rating on your job performance? If yes, you must submit the performance appraisal per the instructions on how to apply for this position. If no, please explain why. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    2.1 If no, please explain why. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 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
    3.1 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
4 Will you have reached your 37th birthday by the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • I will NOT have reached my 37th birthday by the close date of this announcement.
  • I am not subject to the age restriction because I am serving or have previously served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement officer (FLEO) position. You must submit an SF 50 (or equivalent documentation) showing service in a covered civilian law enforcement.
  • I will be 37 or older by the close date of this announcement. I am not a preference eligible veteran and have not previously served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement (FLEO) position.
  • I am a preference eligible veteran and am not subject to the requirements above. You must submit appropriate veterans documentation to establish that you are eligible for veteran's preference in order to waive the age requirements for this position.
The selectee must pass a pre-appointment physical examination and meet the physical requirements for this position as required by this agency. The duties of this position 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 and hearing are required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Because the duties of this position are exacting, responsible, and sometimes performed under trying conditions, the selectee must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the selectee to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.
5 Do you meet the physical requirements as described above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I possess the requirements listed above.
  • I do not possess the requirements listed above.
6 Which of the following locations are you willing to accept it you are selected for this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Bedford, MA
  • Manchester, NH
  • Newark, NJ
  • New York, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
7 Specialized experience is one full year of experience at the GS-14 level, or equivalent that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position as a Supervisory Criminal Investigator, including: - Directing a comprehensive criminal investigative program that has handled all aspects of the criminal investigative process. Select the answer that best describes your level of expertise related to specialized experience. Review your application and ensure that your response is supported by your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • I am qualified at the GS-15 level because I have one full year or more of GS-14 level or equivalent experience as described above which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience as described.
8 Do you have experience in managing, supervising, or leading a team of employees? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Which of the following supervisor / managerial duties have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Making workload determinations.
  • Recommending priorities for long range planning.
  • Preparing annual budget or priorities for budget.
  • Assisting with employee performance appraisals.
  • Appraising employee performance through formal performance appraisals.
  • Providing formal training to employees.
  • Providing informal, on the job training.
  • Reviewing work products of employees and accepting, amending or rejecting work.
  • Preparing work to be accomplished.
  • Performing documented periodic progress reviews of subordinates’ investigative case files to ensure timely investigative work regarding criminal allegations and to ensure all work complies with due professional care standards.
  • Setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work.
  • Proposing disciplinary measures.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the statement that best describes your experience performing criminal investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience supervising a successful team of Criminal Investigators including planning and coordinating investigative cases where investigations lead to recommendations for criminal and/or administrative actions.
  • I have experience as a Criminal Investigator conducting investigations where investigation led to administrative/criminal actions.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the statements that describe your experience in improving the efficiency and quality of the work performed in a work unit. Answer to this question is required
  • I have recommended changes that have been adopted by multiple work units and have improved their efficiency and quality of their work.
  • I have recommended specific changes that have improved my work unit’s efficiency and the quality of its work.
  • I have made specific changes that have improved my personal efficiency and the quality of my work.
  • I have no experience in performing this task.
12 Select the statements below which describe your experience investigating fraud involving agency contracts? Answer to this question is required
  • I have closely supervised successful procurement fraud investigations on matters exceeding the Federal Acquisition Regulations simplified acquisition threshold of $150,000.
  • I have conducted successful procurement fraud investigations exceeding the Federal Acquisition Regulations simplified acquisition threshold of $150,000.
  • None of the above.
13 Select the statements that describe your experience working in an OIG with program fraud, abuse, white collar and general crime. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in fraud, abuse, white-collar crime and general investigations that are sensitive in nature and involved organizations with strong political impact.
  • I have experience in fraud, abuse, white-collar crime and general investigations that have a high degree of visibility.
  • I have experience in fraud, abuse, white-collar crime and general investigations that have Congressional and Executive Interest (bribery, kickbacks, embezzlement, extortion, etc).
  • I have led major joint fraud, abuse, white-collar crime and general investigations with other Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies.
  • None of the above.
14 Select the statements that describe your experience with participating or providing support to an OIG investigative team. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed and analyzed reports of investigations and the evidence gathered by subordinate personnel.
  • I have provided guidance, technical expertise, and advice on investigative techniques, guidelines, and agency policies and procedures.
  • I have planned and led successful approved undercover surveillance using electronic surveillance equipment.
  • I have coordinated successful approved undercover surveillance using electronic surveillance equipment.
  • I have provided instruction on cultivating and utilizing information obtained through the use of confidential informants.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the statements that describe your experience in supporting and implementing changes in policies, procedures, and organizational structure. Answer to this question is required
  • I have disseminated information about changes in policies, procedures, and organizational structure to peers and/or subordinates and explained the impact of these changes.
  • I have disseminated information about changes in policies, procedures, and organizational structure, explained the impact of these changes to internal and external stakeholders, and ensured that the changes were implemented.
  • I have submitted written amendments and/or improvements to policy accepted for inclusion in revision of national policy.
  • I have no experience performing this task.
16 Choose the statements that describe your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully defended my position and resolved conflicts where competing interests are strong and the issues highly controversial and significant.
  • I have made presentations to upper-level agency/bureau management staff and to high-ranking officials from other involved agencies, on investigative reports which are novel, and may be sensitive in nature.
  • I have and testified as an agency expert at high-level, sensitive trials and hearings.
  • I have communicated information easily understandable by all audiences.
  • I have communicated testimony at trials and hearings that is clear, logical, and realistically presents the facts of a case.
  • I have presented and defended actions on routine investigative reports to internal management staff.
  • None of the above.
17 Choose the statements that describe your experience in communicating in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed policy statements, briefing papers, instructions, bulletins, and other technical documents of a detailed nature.
  • I have conducted analysis, compiled statistics, and prepared reports concerning the effectiveness of an investigative program.
  • I have reviewed training programs for technical accuracy and effectiveness.
  • None of the above.