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Criminal Investigator

Company: Department Of Justice
Location: Imperial
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

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Summary

This vacancy announcement will be open for 6 months OR until all positions are filled. Resumes will be provided to management every 2 weeks from the opening date of the announcement to the date is closes.

Please note that total salary range indicated in this announcement will be adjusted to include locality payment for selected duty location. General schedule locality pay table may be found under, https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/

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Responsibilities

If selected for this position, the incumbent will serve as a Criminal Investigator (Special Agent) assigned to one of the field or satellite offices identified above within the field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Typical work assignments will include:

  • Planning and conducting criminal investigations, operations, searches, seizure, or arrests.
  • Using undercover operations to purchase contraband, observe illegal activities, or obtain additional intelligence.
  • Assisting in enforcing criminal violations within the scope of ATF's enforcement activities.
  • Participating in public relations activities.
  • Obtaining evidence sufficient to justify probable cause of issuing a warrant.
  • Observing suspects habits and movements to determine the source of weapons, alcohol, tobacco, explosives, bombs, or component parts.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

  • Job family (Series)

1811 Criminal Investigation

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Background investigation, credit check, and drug test and submit to random drug test are required.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.
  • Must possess current and valid automobile operators license.
  • Pass the Pre-employment Physical Task Test (PTT). The passing score for the PTT can be found at: https://www.atf.gov/careers/pre-employment-physical-task-test
  • Sign a mobility statement and agree to be relocated at any time to any office in the United States, to include U.S. territories. All candidates will be required to perform a minimum of 3-5 years at their initial duty station.
  • Pass a polygraph examination.
  • Pass a firearms proficiency test and carry a firearm and ammunition.
  • Medical Requirements: You must be found to be physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties.
  • Age Requirements: You must be at least 21 years of age and not older than 36 at the time of appointment.
  • Law Enforcement Training: You must have successfully completed and passed Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Criminal Investigator training program (CITP), OR an equivalent and recognized federal law enforcement training program.

Qualifications

GS-11: To qualify at the GS-11 grade level, you must meet ONE of the following:

Specialize Experience: To qualify at the GS-11 grade level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level. Specialized experience is defined as conducting the full range of criminal investigations using accepted methodology and problem solving techniques; obtaining investigative leads and factual data; participating in operational planning, searches, seizures, and arrests; reviewing evidence; and preparing case reports at the conclusion of a criminal investigation;

Education: Must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related.

Combination of education and experience: To qualify must have an appropriate combination of successfully completed graduate level education and experience. To determine your combination, first compute your experience as a percentage of the experience listed above; then determine your education as a percentage of the education listed above; then add the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate education in excess of two full years (36 semester hours) may be used to qualify.

Must submit official or unofficial transcripts to verify eligibility

GS-12: To qualify at the GS-12 grade level, you must have ONE full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is defined as conducting the full range of criminal investigations of greater than average complexity and importance using accepted methodology and problem solving techniques; serving as a lead agent in planning and conducting investigations, operations, searches, seizures, or arrests; reviewing evidence; and preparing case reports at the conclusion of a criminal investigation.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

Education

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov

OR

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

Keywords: Department Of Justice, Yuma , Criminal Investigator, Other , Imperial, Arizona

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