Supervisory Criminal Investigator

Department of the Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service - Baileys Crossroads, VA4.5

Full-time
This position is part of the R9-Chief-Office of Law Enforcement. As a Supervisory Criminal Investigator, SAC of Intelligence Unit you will be responsible for the overall intelligence gathering, development and analysis for OLE. The Unit provides strategic provides analytical support directly to investigations and prosecutions to dismantle criminal organizations.

Responsibilities
Serves as an authoritative expert in the areas of law enforcement and intelligence, assists with the administration of a sound law enforcement program within the Service.
Supervises and manages staff as well as managing administrative actions within the Intelligence Unit.
Provides both strategic and tactical intelligence gathering and analysis for the Office of Law Enforcement (OLE).
Oversees the preparation of inter-related analyses of the methods for producing and moving illicit wildlife on complex and extensive investigations of international trafficking of endangered, threatened, and protected species.
Attends meetings and conferences as an OLE representative with counterparts in national and international organizations to keep abreast of current developments and resolve problems on matters of intelligence interest.
Travels to other areas in the U.S. or overseas, to implement projects or solve problems that are specialized or significant in nature.
Provides the full range of law enforcement work.
Coordinates investigations, sometimes with investigators from one or more countries and regions of the U.S., involving a variety of specialties and numerous agencies or levels of foreign and U.S. government.
Serves as a liaison with staff and other criminal investigators in foreign, Federal, State, and local agencies to develop and share information, as well as best practices.
Forges relationships to increase cooperation and coordination with other governmental and non-governmental partners.
Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

14

Job family (Series)

1811 Criminal Investigation

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
Must be able to obtain and maintain a current Top Secret/SSBI background clearance or higher
Drug testing position
Medical Requirements
Must possess a valid State driver's license
25% Availability Pay
Must be a permanent U.S. FWS Employee or LMWFA may apply
Must meet time-in-grade requirements by closing date
Qualifications
Only experience and education obtained by 12/17/2018 will be considered.

This position serves as Supervisory Criminal Investigator, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Intelligence Unit (Unit).

You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of the principles of criminal and/or civil investigations, laws of evidence, rules of criminal procedure and precedent court decisions concerning the admissibility of evidence; analyzing information in order to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information or evidence, to detect discrepancies in information or evidence, establish facts or obtain evidence that will prove or disprove allegations; and to plan and conduct investigations; experience must have also included applying investigative techniques in order to interview suspects and witnesses, follow leads, develop and use informants, examine records, perform under cover work, conduct surveillance, and prepare reports and other complex technical material that deal with the collection, protection and recording of evidence, the presentation of testimony and the retention of informational materials concerning illegal activities and practices.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA),P.L. 114-47, allows certain individuals who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete under merit promotion procedures:

Current appointees:
Note: You must submit ALL SF-50s and performance information for each period of temporary/term employment that qualifies for LMWFA.
  • Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency.
  • Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND
  • Must have performed at an acceptable level.
Former appointees:
  • Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency,
  • Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years;
  • Must apply for position within 2 years after separation,
  • Must have been separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND
  • Must have performed at an acceptable level
Education

PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Conditions of Employment:
Must be able to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle. A valid state driver's license is required. Will be required to operate motorized vehicles or vessels such as all terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, and inboard/outboard motor boats.
Require to accept, maintain, and exercise law enforcement authority.
Maintain proficiency with firearms and successfully pass periodic firearm qualifications. Additionally, to comply with 18 U.S.C. 922(g) (9), must not be convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
Must pass periodic physical examinations, meet physical standards set by the Service for the position, and otherwise fulfill the requirements for law enforcement.
Required to perform substantial amounts of irregular, unscheduled law enforcement availability pay hours.

THIS IS A DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION: Applicant(s) tentatively selected for this position will be required prior to appointment to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use. Incumbent(s) will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use. Results of such tests must be negative for illegal drug use.

This position sensitivity level has been designated as critical sensitive. The selectee must undergo a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) prior to appointment. Must be able to obtain and maintain a current Top Secret/SSBI background clearance or higher.

Lautenberg Amendment: This position authorized the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C. Section 922(g)(9). Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

FWS has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the 12/17/2018; OR More than one position may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised office or other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices in the local commuting area

Supervisory Probationary Period: If you have not previously completed a supervisory probationary period, you will be required to serve a one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period for this position.

A PCS Move is authorized as follows: travel and relocation expenses including reimbursable real estate expenses will be authorized in accordance with the Federal travel regulations including contractor-provided home sale. All moving expenses are taxable.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the basic qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you meet the basic qualifications your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience which resulted in you being listed in the highest quality category, you may lose consideration, or be assigned to a lower quality category for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

Ability and skill to supervise and motivate intelligence staff while engaged in a variety of complex and varying intelligence, investigations and activities.
Knowledge of intelligence analysis techniques necessary to the design and implementation of major intelligence studies and to the performance of intelligence analysis support services, such as the application of deductive and inductive logic to complex problem solutions, e.g., long-range forecasting based on intelligence analysis of current data on criminal activity.
Knowledge of federal, state, and local law enforcement responsibilities and functions and of the role intelligence analysis in supporting law enforcement investigations.
Broad professional knowledge of fish and wildlife resources and fish and wildlife laws, regulations and requirements.
Career Transition Assistance Program Plan (CTAP): This program apply to employees who have been or may be involuntarily separated (e.g. reduction in force, declining to relocate/transfer outside their local commuting area) from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP eligibility (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal or Removal Notice; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; or Removal and most recent performance appraisal.). For more information visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Not Applicable

Drug test required

Yes

Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

Resume or Application. At a minimum, your resume MUST contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YX7o1PBoFk

Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional
Official or unofficial College Transcript(s), if the position has education requirements, or if you are using your education to qualify. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. A copy of your official transcripts will be required if you are selected. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
SF-50 (non-award), or equivalent Notification of Personnel Action if you are a current or former Federal employee. Your SF-50 (non-award) must show tenure code 1 or 2 in block 24, and position occupied code 1 (competitive service) in block 34. Note: Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action," that shows you are serving under a permanent career or career-conditional appointment (code 1 or 2 in block 24) in the Competitive Service (code 1 in block 34). The SF-50 must show the position title, series, grade, and step of your position. If you are claiming reinstatement eligibility, you must submit an SF-50 showing your separation (resignation, termination, etc.). If you have previously held a higher grade than the grade/position you currently occupy, you must submit a copy of the last non-award SF-50 you received for that position. If you have any questions regarding which SF-50's to submit, it is highly recommended that you contact the person listed on this vacancy announcement before the closing date.
Note: You must submit ALL SF-50s and performance information for each period of temporary/term employment if you are requesting to be considered Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act eligibility. For Public Land Corp eligibility, a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Compliance Hiring Based for Public Land Corps Service is required for verification of eligibility.
Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
If applicable, documentation/proof that you are eligible Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
Please submit a copy of your most recent, signed and completed annual performance appraisal which includes the final rating. If it is not dated within the last 18 months or if you have not received a performance appraisal, please explain why in your application." Please include incentive awards with your application.

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.

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.