US Department of Health And Human Services - Selection, IA4.1

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This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Counsel to the Inspector General.

The incumbent will serve on a two-year term appointment with the possibility of the term appointment being extended for an additional two years. The incumbent will be responsible for:

Serving as the Senior Investigator responsible for leading, planning, and conducting investigations that contribute to the development of administrative cases under the Civil Monetary Penalties Law and Exclusion Statute by the Administrative and Civil Remedies Branch (ACRB) of the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General;
Conducting wide-range of research and analysis relative to issues of investigative importance to Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG) and preparing and presenting briefings on these subjects;
Providing leadership and direction for a broad, coordinated program that focuses on critical mission-related activities and issues;
Leading investigative initiatives and special projects, which may have a major impact on OCIG goals, and acting as a liaison with other Federal departments, State and local agencies;
Serving as a technical expert/advisor;
Serving as a focal point for inquiries directed to the ACRB from key officials in OIG, other departments and agencies, congressional staff members, representatives of State and local governments, grantees, contractors and individuals with respect to investigative matters involving OCIG.
Travel Required
50% or less - You will be required to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
1810 General Investigation


Conditions of Employment
U.S Citizenship is required.
Registration with the Selective Service (if applicable).
Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
One-year probationary period may be required.
Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-450) is required.
Time-in-Grade must be met within 30 days fo the closing date of announcement for Federal employees.
Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements,including education, and any selective placement factors described below within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Education used as part of an application package will only be considered if complete transcripts are submitted and must be from an accredited institution as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. To see if your institution is accredited, please follow this link:

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service (or private sector equivalent) which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
Specialized Experience for the GS-15 : Applicant must have at least one full-time year (12 months) of specialized work experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service (or private sector equivalent) that demonstrates mastery knowledge and skills on: Federal laws of evidence; Federal agency rules on investigation procedures and precedent setting; and the importance of gathering evidence and conducting research. In addition, my experience includes conducting complex research and analysis, collection and production of investigation data, study of trends and patterns, identification of intelligence gaps, and development and implementation of policies on regional/nationwide healthcare fraud activities in support of the prevention of waste, fraud and abuse, and the use of the knowledge derived from investigative development to assess and forecast the impact of threats posed.
There is no education substitution at the GS-15 grade level.

Additional information
Security and Background Requirements: A background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Career Transition Program (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Documentation: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you MUST submit proof of eligibility. Appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, an SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record along with your application package. Those eligible for consideration will need to be rated as well-qualified at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position in order to exercise selection priority. For more information about ICTAP, go to:

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:

Result Driven
Building Coalitions
Oral Communication
Written Communication
This agency uses Category Rating Procedures. Under Delegated Examining (All U.S. Citizens), we will use your responses to the job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
Well Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of evaluation criteria.
Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
The Category Rating Process protects the rights of Veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed at the top of the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.

If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses will be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you)
Veterans' Preference documentation - If you are a veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy - 4) and, if applicable, and Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference and an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces that supports your claim.
CTAP/ICTAP documentation
Financial Disclosure: This position requires a financial disclosure and must be filed within 30 days of the appointment. For more information about Financial Disclosure and OGE Form 450, you may go to the Office of Government Ethics website at and select Financial Disclosure. Frequently Asked Questions can be found at .

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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.


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