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Grade: 14

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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
Medical Requirements: 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.
7 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.
Specialized experience is one full year of experience at the GS-13 level, or equivalent that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience is:

- Conducting or leading criminal and civil investigations involving fraud or public corruption.
8

Select the answer that best describes your experience as it directly relates to the specialized experience statement. Carefully review your application and ensure that your response is supported by your resume.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year or more of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
9

This experience must be clearly documented in your resume, indicate where we can find it to ensure you receive proper credit.

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10

Select all of the law enforcement activities with which you have experience.

Answer to this question is required
  • Making arrests
  • Conducting physical surveillance
  • Conducting consensual monitoring or other electronic surveillance
  • Being an Affiant in a search warrant
  • Being an Affiant in an arrest warrant
  • Participating in the execution of search warrants
  • Acting in an undercover capacity in a criminal investigation
  • Developing Informants whose activities lead to arrest
  • Drafting and serving subpoenas
  • Conducting employee misconduct investigations
  • Conducting fraud investigations
  • Case agent in bribery or public corruption investigations
  • Case agent in investigations in which the subject is a high-ranking agency official
  • Testifying in court and/or administrative hearings
  • None of the above
11

Select the response that best describes your experience with law enforcement/criminal justice techniques, procedures, and practices.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have led investigations involving multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency, and multi-defendant cases.
  • I have applied law enforcement techniques and procedures by serving as an investigator in undercover operations, surveillance, obtaining search warrants, and conducting searches.
  • I have obtained search and seizure records at the Federal, State, or Local levels and made arrests of violators and provided testimony as a witness before grand juries.
  • None of the above.
12

Choose the statement(s) that best describes your experience as a Criminal Investigator.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience with investigative policies and procedures.
  • I have participated in investigations of government programs and operations.
  • I have experience conducting inspections of investigative offices.
  • 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 advice, leadership and training in carrying out investigative and support activities.
  • I have experience analyzing and determining which laws/regulations apply to individual investigations and develop investigative plans based on the potential violations of criminal/administrative laws and regulations.
  • None of the above.
13

Choose the statement(s) that best describe your experience working with fraud investigations.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience with fraud investigative policies and procedures.
  • I have participated in procurement/contract fraud/health care fraud investigations.
  • I have experience conducting investigations of acquisition and/or contract management offices.
  • I have experience developing and maintaining Fraud investigative policies and procedures.
  • I have experience in planning and coordinating the work of an organization or major organizational segment, providing advice, leadership and training in carrying out bribery, contract, or embezzlement investigative and support activities.
  • None of the above.
14

Choose the statement that best describes your skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations outside of the organization.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this task.
  • I have maintained relationships with members of other work units within and outside my organization who have diverse needs, assessed their needs, and provided information to them. I have resolved routine and non-routine problems, questions, or complaints.
  • I have developed and maintained relationships with interest groups with diverse needs, anticipated and assessed their needs, and provided information to them. I have resolved routine and non-routine problems, questions, or complaints.
15

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

Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting subject/witness interviews.
  • Presenting investigative status and other investigative matters to senior agency officials.
  • Providing oral training presentations.
  • Providing operational briefings to other members of a task force or special operations team.
  • Providing advice, guidance or direction to investigators of lower grades on policy directives 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.
  • Negotiating budget proposals.
  • Testifying in court and/or Grand Jury hearings.
  • None of the above.
16

Please choose the response(s) that describe your experience with communicating in writing.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have written responses to requests for information.
  • I have written investigative work products, such as reports of investigation, memorandums of interview, comprehensive reports of investigation, and other significant reports.
  • I have written policies, procedures, training manuals, briefing papers and/or other technical materials.
  • I have explained in writing the application of laws, regulations, precedents, covering legal actions, or I have written congressional testimony that presented sensitive or controversial information.
  • I have written budget proposals or justifications.
  • I have no experience in performing this task
17

Select the choice that best describes your experience as a team leader coordinating the work of other team members based on priorities, requirements of the task, and capabilities of the members.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this task.
  • I have had some periodic experience in assigning work as a team leader or an acting supervisor.
  • I have had on-going experience as the manager of a large program/project in assigning work to others and adjusting those assignments based on changing priorities and demonstrated skills of program/project members.
  • I have experience as a supervisor in assigning program and project responsibilities to subordinate employees.
18

Do you have experience providing guidance to subordinates or team members on criminal investigations?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19

Choose the response(s) that best describes your highest level of experience developing, leading, directing, and motivating a diverse investigative staff taking into account individual goals, values, and sensitivities.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided broad guidance to people to prioritize work and then accomplish it in a timely, satisfactory manner.
  • I have led, supervised and managed professional and administrative staff in the design and delivery of programs and projects.
  • I have led a large, multi-layered workforce of widely varying occupations and experience levels.
  • I have led a management evaluation or assessment team to provide assistance on organizational programs.
  • As a senior staff member, I have served as acting supervisor on occasion, and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others.
  • I have led, directed and motivated team members to accomplish specific projects.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.