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Grade: 14

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Grade: All Grades

1 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
    1.1

    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
2  I am providing, for this vacancy, a copy of my completed annual performance appraisal that has been signed and dated within the last 18 months and shows my final rating. I understand that I can either upload or fax this document through the system at the end of this process.  Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    2.1

    Please clearly explain below why you are unable to provide a performance appraisal (i.e., your current employer does not provide them, you have not received one, etc.) Failure to provide a performance appraisal or an explanation why one is not being provided will result in a determination of an incomplete application and ineligibility for consideration for this vacancy.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
Incumbents selected for Criminal Investigator positions are covered under special law enforcement provisions. This requires that applicants not exceed the maximum age for entry. The date immediately preceding an applicants 37th birthday is the final date for selection. The age restriction does not apply if you served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement officer (FLEO) position covered by special civil service retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement.
3 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 of this announcement.
  • I am not subject to the age restriction because I served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement officer (FLEO) position as described above. You must submit an SF 50 (or equivalent documentation) showing service in a covered civilian law enforcement.
  • I WILL have reached my 37th birthday by the close of this announcement.
  • I am a preference-eligible veteran. 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.
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 him/her, or others is disqualifying.
4 Do you possess the requirements listed 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 as a Supervisory Criminal Investigator, including:

- Experience conducting investigations, including application of generally accepted investigative principles, techniques, methods, and procedures applicable to administrative and criminal investigative functions;
AND
- Experience coordinating with other law enforcement agencies and senior government officials, as required to further investigative outcomes;
AND
- In person and written communication experience related to results of investigations;
AND
- Experience leading others in the conduct of investigations.

5

Select the choice that best describes your 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-14 level because I have one full year or more of GS-13 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.
6

Select the statements that best describes your experience with Office of Inspector General (OIG) operations or related investigative duties.

Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience with OIG operations or related investigative duties.
  • I have experience working in an OIG operation.
  • I have experience conducting contract, grant, or other financial fraud investigations.
7

Choose all of the statements that apply to you regarding the types of investigations with which you have been involved (in the event you are interviewed, you may be asked to provide an example of each).

Answer to this question is required
  • Criminal investigation (leading to prosecution).
  • Civil investigation (leading to monetary recovery).
  • Administrative investigation (serious employee misconduct leading to discipline).
  • Internal affairs cases or oversight of law Enforcement, police or security.
  • Participating in joint investigations with other federal law enforcement agencies.
  • None of the above.
8

Select all of the law enforcement activities with which you have first-hand experience:

Answer to this question is required
  • Making arrests.
  • Conducting physical surveillance.
  • Conducting digital forensic analysis.
  • Conducting consensual monitoring or other electronic surveillance.
  • Drafting affidavits in support of arrest or search warrants.
  • Performing interrogations.
  • Executing search warrants.
  • Conducing undercover operations.
  • Using confidential informants.
  • Conducting fraud investigations.
  • Conducting investigations with which the subject is a high-ranking agency official.
  • Testifying in court and/or administrative hearings.
  • Writing, reviewing, and editing reports of investigations.
  • Determining when to administer Garrity, Kalkines, or Miranda warnings to interviewees.
  • Recommending suspension and debarment actions.
  • I have no leadership experience performing these tasks.
9

Which of the following administrative, programmatic, and investigative support functions have you performed within a law enforcement organization?

Answer to this question is required
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Recommending priorities for long-range planning.
  • Identifying resource requirements for efficient/effective mission execution.
  • Providing law enforcement-specific training to a work unit.
  • Participating in strategic planning for an organization.
  • Executing a units facility, vehicle, supply, evidence, or weapons programs.
  • Performing liaison and coordination duties with federal, state, local, or international law enforcement officials.
  • None of the above.
10

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 units efficiency and the quality of its work.
  • I have conducted analysis, compiled statistics, and prepared reports concerning the effectiveness of an investigative program.
  • I have no experience in performing this task.
11

Do you have experience in leading a team of employees to meet organizational objectives?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12

Which of the following team leader duties have you performed?

Answer to this question is required
  • Planning work to be accomplished by team members.
  • Reviewing work products of employees for accuracy and completeness.
  • Providing formal training to employees.
  • Providing informal, on-the-job training.
  • Performing documented periodic progress reviews of investigative case files to ensure timely investigative work regarding criminal allegations and to ensure all work complies with appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Resolving differences among co-workers or team members.
  • None of the above.
13

Select all of the law enforcement activities with which you have experience LEADING or OVERSEEING:

Answer to this question is required
  • Making arrests.
  • Conducting physical surveillance.
  • Conducting digital forensic analysis.
  • .Conducting consensual monitoring or other electronic surveillance.
  • Drafting affidavits in support of arrest or search warrants.
  • Performing interrogations.
  • Executing search warrants.
  • Conducing undercover operations.
  • Conducting operations using confidential informants.
  • Conducting fraud investigations.
  • Conducting investigations with which the subject is a high-ranking agency official.
  • Testifying in court and/or administrative hearings.
  • Writing, reviewing, and editing reports of investigations.
  • Recommending suspension and debarment actions.
  • I have no leadership experience performing these tasks.
14

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

Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting law enforcement interviews.
  • Presenting investigative findings to federal, state, or local prosecutors.
  • Presenting investigative status and other investigative matters to senior agency officials.
  • Presenting information persuasively to defend unpopular positions.
  • Providing oral training presentations.
  • 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.
  • None of the above.
15

Select all of the written products below that you have experience writing.

Answer to this question is required
  • Memoranda of Investigative Activities.
  • Reports of Investigation.
  • Administrative reports to management.
  • Proposals for undercover, surveillance, arrest or search warrant operations.
  • Briefing papers for senior officials.
  • Speeches or Congressional testimony.
  • Input for Semiannual Report to Congress.
  • Press releases or public bulletins.
  • Policies and procedures.
  • Statements of Work for contract proposals.
  • Training presentations and other training material.
  • None of the above.
16

Choose the statements that describe your experience.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have 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.