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Criminal Investigator
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Criminal Investigator
* Duties
## Duties
### Summary
DOE is the Nation's top sponsor of research and development (R&D;) and has won more Nobel Prizes and R&D; awards than any private sector organization and twice as many as all other Federal agencies combined. DOE has operating nuclear facilities, science laboratories, power marketing administrations, and environmental clean-up sites in 35 states, and is responsible for many accomplishments in fields including alternate fuels vehicles, biological and environmental research, energy efficiency, nuclear security and non-proliferation, clean power technologies, medical technologies, gene research, and computers and microelectronics. The OIG offers potential for advancement, excellent benefits, and numerous training opportunities. We are located in 13 states throughout the U.S. Please visit our website at
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### Responsibilities
The Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Investigations (OI) is seeking a highly skilled and motivated person to serve as an Operations Officer. The incumbent is responsible for the coordination and review of regional workload performance and liaison/operational contacts at the headquarters level for an assigned group of investigative offices located at various sites across the country. Duties of the incumbent include providing direction and guidance regarding investigative procedures, techniques, and methods to be used in the conduct of investigations. Tracking the status of ongoing regional investigations. Receiving, reviewing, and ensuring proper dissemination of investigative documents submitted by the region requiring headquarters approval. Assisting in the establishment of investigative goals and objectives. Performing management reviews and preparing regional performance reports to assess adequacy of resources, timeliness of investigations, and results obtained. Coordinating and/or conducting multi-regional or highly sensitive investigations where expediency of completion or direct headquarters involvement may be necessary. Developing new policies and directives, ensuring operational compliance with Federal laws, rules and regulations. Engaging in discussions with OI leadership to determine the need for new or revised policies. Preparing the issuance of new or enhanced investigative policies, procedures, and guidance material to support investigative and administrative operations. Coordinating and developing OI input to budget formulation and justification documents for submission to the Department, Office of Management and Budget, and Congress. Monitoring OI's expenditure of funds. Providing oral and written briefings to senior OIG management on specific investigations and investigative operations. Testifying as a Government witness in court or other legal/administrative proceedings.
### Travel Required
50% or less - This position requires frequent travel (30%).
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
### Who May Apply
#### This job is open to...
* Current Federal employee with competitive status
* Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
* CTAP/ICTAP eligibles
* Veterans with VOW or VEOA eligibility
* Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or special appointing authority
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
* #### Job family (Series)
1811 Criminal Investigation
* Requirements
## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* You must be a United States Citizen.
* Successful completion of a background and security investigation.
* Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
* This is a drug testing designated position.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Time-in-grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants must have at least 52 weeks of service equivalent to the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position. Appointment to this position may be subject to successful completion of a 1-year probationary period. The minimum age for initial appointment to a law enforcement position is 21, and the maximum age is 37. The position requires successful completion of a pre-employment physical. Candidates must meet the medical requirement and physical standards approved for DOE criminal investigators. Upon reporting, and on an annual basis thereafter, you may be required to file a financial statement and/or a procurement integrity certification. These certifications may be subject to public disclosure. The selectee must have and maintain a driver's license in their State of residence. This position requires a security clearance and is subject to drug testing. The selectee must test negative prior to being appointed to this position and will be subject to random testing thereafter. Failure to pass subsequent tests could result in disciplinary action, up to and including removal from the Federal service. The selectee must successfully complete the 10-week Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Basic Criminal Investigator Training Program in Glynco, GA. Applicants who have previously completed the training program are exempt. This position is covered under the provisions of the Lautenberg Amendment "Suitability to Possess Firearms and Ammunition." This position requires that the selectee successfully and safely qualify with a firearm; failure to do so may result in removal from the position. Criminal Investigators are subject to frequent travel and may be reassigned to a different duty location throughout the U.S. dependent upon program needs. A signed mobility agreement is required. Criminal Investigators must be prepared to work overtime based on the needs of the agency.** Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP):** LEAP is approved for this position to compensate employees for unscheduled duty in excess of the 40-hour workweek.
### Qualifications
Applicants must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled. To qualify for the **GS-14** grade level, applicants must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include experience providing direction and guidance on investigations, performing initial review of regional reports, and participating in the development of investigative operating manual, directives and strategies.
The successful candidate for this position will possess the following KSAs/competencies: (Applicants need not prepare written responses to these KSAs, unless asked in the online application.)
1. Ability to plan, conduct, direct, and coordinate complex investigations of criminal, civil, and administrative wrongdoing.
2. Ability to provide technical direction and advice to other agents on investigative matters and operations and to provide expert advice to senior management.
3. Ability to prepare or review written products relating to cases and investigative operations and programs for thoroughness, accuracy, completeness, and timeliness.
4. Skill in oral communications as it relates to complex and sensitive matters and organizational operations and programs.
5. Ability to interact with internal and external customers to build coalitions and liaison networks that support and advance the mission of a law enforcement office.
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### Education
There is no substitute of education for specialized experience at the GS-14 level. Transcripts are not needed at time of application.
### Additional information
* **The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.**
* Additional vacancies may be filled with this announcement.
* Some positions may require completion of a probationary period.
Males must abide by Selective Service registration regulations. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Selective Service website's Who Must Register page.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position. If your resume is incomplete, or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire you will be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be adjusted.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Q - Sensitive
* Required Documents
## Required Documents
Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.
* **ALL APPLICANTS:** Resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
* **Current/former Federal employees:** Most recent SF-50 if you are a current Federal civilian employee and/or reinstatement eligible. To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show series, grade, and position type occupied. If your most recent SF 50 is not your highest grade held, attach the SF 50 showing your highest grade/step held, along with your most recent SF 50.
* **Displaced Federal employees:** ICTAP/CTAP documentation.
* **Veterans:** veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
* **Persons with Disabilities:** Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
* Benefits
## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
* How to Apply
## How to Apply
To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.
**Steps to submit a complete application:**
1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
2. You must have a completed resume. (Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder).
3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the 'Apply Now' button.
4. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
5. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to) transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veteran status.
6. **IMPORTANT:** In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received.
If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.
* If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours.
* If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail
If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.
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### Agency contact information
### Betty Poole
##### Phone
##### Fax
##### Email
##### Address
Department of Energy
Office of the Inspector General
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, District of Columbia
United States
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### Next steps
After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job-this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.
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* Fair & Transparent
## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 06/05/2018 to 06/12/2018
*Salary:* $114,590 to $148,967 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 14
*Work schedule:* Full-Time - This is a Full-time position.
*Appointment type:* Permanent - This is a permanent position.

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