Investigative Analyst

US Department of Defense - Baltimore, MD4.3

Full-time
Duties
Summary
If you would like to be a part of a Federal organization dedicated to serving our Nation and those who defend it, consider a career with the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The agency promotes integrity, accountability and improvement of critical DoD programs and operations to support mission accomplishment and to serve the public interest. The DoD offers the full range of Federal benefits and a flexible work schedule, depending on position requirements.

Responsibilities
Provides support, advice, and guidance to Defense Criminal Investigative Services (DCIS) field agents and Field Office management on investigative data and trends
Prepares critically constructed queries of investigative data relating to investigations pertinent to the DCIS mission and strategic objectives
Prepares questions and preliminary case data or documents for interviews, meetings, or court proceedings
Drafts affidavits and assists in evidence verification in support of search and arrest warrants in multiple jurisdictions and judicial districts
Creates and presents graphical aids such as charts and timelines using sophisticated technical software for agents, U.S. Attorneys, Department of Justice attorneys, and other critical investigative personnel
Presents investigative analysis and findings orally and in writing to U.S. Attorneys for determination of the prosecutorial merits of the case throughout the investigation, and through criminal or civil proceedings
Assists on special projects from DCIS Headquarters that requires extensive technical, critical thinking, report writing, and strategic analysis
Testifies before grand juries, courts, and administrative hearings as necessary
Creates investigative reports or other strategic products from raw data and sources relevant to the agency or geographic region.
Devises resourceful and distinctive methods and techniques to acquire elusive information for multi-state and multi-jurisdictional investigations, and provide these recommendations to Special Agents and Field Office management
Initiates and prepares subpoenas on behalf of Special Agents and assists in evidence collection or tracking, as deemed appropriate
Performs data analysis, review, and evaluation of criminal investigative case data and/or evidence to discern relevant information or case characteristics and to identify trends, patterns or relationships to enhance case development
Establishes, maintains, and cultivates vital and extensive contacts with Federal, state and local law enforcement officials, U.S. Attorney's Offices, DoD professionals and customers, and counterpart analysts from other agencies
Maintains currency of investigative trends dealing with criminal investigations, legislation and/or regulation, data analysis techniques, criminal law and procedure, and how this body of knowledge informs data analysis
Conducts interviews of suspects, subjects, witnesses, or other personnel associated with DCIS investigations alongside Special Agents, barring any known serious physical danger
Serves as primary trainer in Field Office with other analysts; sharing information, advice, guidance, and solutions which are highly technical in nature, require critical thinking skills, and handling situations which may have no set precedents
Reviews investigations and summary of pertinent investigative data and develop reports to be furnished to Field Office management, DCIS Headquarters, or other field personnel requiring the information
Travel Required
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Job family (Series)
1805 Investigative Analysis

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship or National
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
This national security position, which may require access to classified information, requires a favorable suitability review and security clearance as a condition of employment. Failure to maintain security eligibility may result in termination.
Drug screen required prior to appointment; Subject to random drug screen once appointed.
Qualifications
Selective Placement Factor: Experienced user of i2 Analyst's Notebook software to conduct investigative analysis.

One year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to that of the next lower grade (GS-12) within the federal service, or comparable in difficulty and responsibility to (GS-12) if outside the Federal service which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position, is required

Specialized experience is defined as: Providing expert technical advice, guidance, and recommendations to senior agents, agency management, and other agencies on criminal investigations; preparation of graphical charts and timelines to support prosecutions in U.S. Federal District Courts,; provide precedent-setting solutions to complex investigative cases; formulating information source search strategies and reviewing data to identify patterns and relationships across financial, criminal, public record, and other information; knowledge of federal government policies and procedures; producing strategic investigative reports on matters critical to agency and its investigations; assisting in the collection of evidence during law enforcement operations.

Volunteer Experience: 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Education
Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information
Competitive wages, flexible schedules and one of the most comprehensive benefits packages found in either government or private sector. These extraordinary benefits encompass health, pay, work/life balance, growth & learning.
Moving expenses WILL NOT be paid.
Selections are subject to restrictions resulting from the DoD Program for Stability of Civilian Employment.
A two year probationary or trial period may be required.
Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination.
We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov )
Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Priority Consideration: If you are a displaced Federal Civil Service employee and attain a rating of at least 90, you may be entitled to receive special priority selection under the ICTAP. For more information on ICTAP, click here ICTAP Guidance . NOTE: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are NOT ICTAP eligible.
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 .

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

IMPORTANT NOTE - YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. ERRORS OR OMISSIONS MAY AFFECT YOUR RATING.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into 3 categories as described below:

Qualified Category: Meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only based on responses to occupational questionnaire.
Highly Qualified Category: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience based on responses to occupational questionnaire.
Best Qualified Category: Meets the minimum qualification requirements and demonstrates experience as an expert in the field or recognized as a senior specialist, team lead, etc.
The Assessment Questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and collects information on your education, training and experience related to the following critical competencies:
Communication
Criminal Investigation
Criminal Law
Evidence Analysis
Organizational Awareness
Reasoning

You can preview the Assessment Questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10413255

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Required Documents
You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Resume: You are encouraged to choose only ONE method of submitting your resume. (HR will review the resume that the system date stamps as the latest one received and this may not be the resume, which best reflects your qualifications for the job and may result in an ineligible rating.) You may submit your resume by: attaching in your USAJOBS account. For assistance in preparing your resume, take a look at the DFAS Resume Tools .
2. Complete Assessment Questionnaire: Your resume must describe the quality of work in regards to responses to the occupational self-assessment questionnaire as they generate your numerical rating.
3. Other Supporting Documents .

The following supporting documents are ONLY required if applicable to your personal qualifications or status. They must be received by the closing date of the announcement or at the time of application if applying to an announcement with an extended closing date.

1. Transcripts and/or Certifications: All applicants to include current agency employees , must submit proof if you are claiming education. For additional information on acceptable documents, click here Transcripts and Certifications. All applicants to include current agency employees/contractors must also document your education and/or certifications in your resume. To be creditable, education must have been obtained in an ac credited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
2. Cover Letter: You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or determine eligibility for preference.
3. Veterans Preference: If you are claiming veteran's preference, you MUST submit the appropriate documentation. Failure to do so WILL result in the loss of veteran's preference, and will possibly impact your placement on the certificate. For more veterans' information please click here .

You must submit a copy of your DD Form-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty", showing the dates of active duty service, type of discharge and the character of service. Alternatively, If you are a current military member in active duty service and do not have a copy of your DD Form-214, you must submit a written documentation (certification) from your branch of service certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted with your application for this position. The certification should also include your rank, dates of active duty service and what they condition of discharge is thought to be.
If claiming 10-point preference and/or are a 30% or more Disabled Veteran, you must submit both a DD Form-214 or expected discharge documentation as described above AND a copy of a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or your branch of service certifying the presence of service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of disability
If you are claiming eligibility based on 10-point derived veterans' preference (i.e. a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran claiming veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it), you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (SF-15) "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and any required documents indicated on the SF-15 to substantiate the claimed preference.
Click to review veterans authorities and required documents that verify eligibility for VEOA, VRA and/or 30% or more disabled veterans hiring authorities .
4. Military Spouse Preference: Copy of spousal travel orders providing eligibility.
5. ICTAP Eligibles: A copy of the RIF separation notice and SF-50 if available.

WARNING: Failure to submit a complete application package including any required documentation by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/01/2019, or at the time of application for announcements with an extended closing date, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status and More Information. The Details page will display the status of your application. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.
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.