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Grade: 13

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Specialized experience for the GS-13 is one year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position which includes:
- Investigating cases that involve matters of extreme sensitivity, and scope; AND
- Providing analytical assistance that includes the evaluation of allegations and evidence; AND
- Planning and conducting investigations involving illegal and criminal acts; AND
- Preparing investigative findings and reports; AND
- Maintaining liaison with law enforcement agencies at the local, state, or national level.

1

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-13 level because I have one year or more of GS-12 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.
2

Have you worked as a lead or a senior investigator?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3

Select from the list below each of the investigative techniques you have successfully employed in the course of your official duties.

Answer to this question is required
  • Interviews / Sworn statements.
  • Mail cover / Subpoenas.
  • Record checks / Checks of computerized databases.
  • Comparison of known documents to questioned documents.
  • Link analysis to establish relationships and graphic representations of those relationships.
  • Financial based analysis.
  • Properly used Miranda, Garrity, or Kalkines warnings.
  • Arrest warrants (as affiant) / Search warrants (as affiant).
  • Confidential informants / Undercover operations.
  • Data Recovery.
  • None of the above.
4

I have reported criminal investigative findings to federal and state judicial courts systems and worked with the system to successfully prosecute identified criminals.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select the types of computer software programs and/or applications with which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Word processing programs.
  • Spreadsheets.
  • Presentations / graphics.
  • Database management programs.
  • Statistical quantitative analysis tools (e.g. SAS, SPSS).
  • None of the above.
6

Which of the following computer resources have you used?

Answer to this question is required
  • General internet search engines (i.e. Google, Yahoo, etc.).
  • Internet subscriber search engines (i.e. Accurint, Choicepoint, Dun & Bradstreet, etc.).
  • Law enforcement databases (i.e. NCIC, TECS, etc.).
  • Internal agency databases and search engines.
  • Academic or Local government databases and search engines.
  • None of the above.
7

In which of the following events have you communicated orally or made oral presentations?

Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches
  • Conferences / Meetings / Briefings.
  • One on One discussions with stakeholders.
  • Training / Technical assistance.
  • Congressional hearings.
  • None of the above.
8

From the list below, identify all types of audiences with which you have communicated technical information.

Answer to this question is required
  • Senior officials / Congressional Staff.
  • Colleagues.
  • Academia / Government organizations.
  • Private industry / General public.
  • Technical experts / Contractors / Professional organizations.
  • None of the above.
9

From the list of investigative writings below, select those that you have personally drafted.

Answer to this question is required
  • Interview write up or memorandum.
  • Press release or similar prosecutorial summary for release.
  • Affidavit in support of criminal complaint, arrest warrant, or search warrant.
  • Article for trade publication, white paper.
  • Tactical, Operation, or Investigative plan.
  • Memorandums of record or similar work papers.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

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.
5

Have you successfully completed the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Criminal Investigation Training Program (or its equivalent)? 

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1

    Please state where and when you have attended a Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) or an equivalent basic criminal investigation training course, such as FBI, USPIS, CID, etc.? 

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
6 Would you like the opportunity to be considered for similar positions that require the same knowledge, skills and abilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No