Investigative Analyst

US Department of Defense - Atlanta, GA

Full-time | Part-time | Temporary
Duties
Summary
This position is located in the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG), Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations (DIG-INV), Defense Criminal Investigative Services (DCIS), Southeast Field Office.

As an Investigative Analyst, GS-1805-13, your typical work assignments may include the following:

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.
Provides assistance in drafting 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.
Assists with 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 up to 25% for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Job family (Series)
1805 Investigative Analysis

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
Position has been designated as Critical. Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
Incumbent is required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and is subject to random drug testing for the duration of service with DoD OIG.
Current DoD civilian employees are not required to submit to drug testing if moving from one Testing Designated Position (TDP) to another with no break in service, unless deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
If you have not previously completed a probationary period with the federal government in a similar position, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 90 calendar days of the initial issue date of the referral list.
Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.
All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants who have held a non-temporary General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the time-in-grade restriction.
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.
PCS and Relocation allowance will NOT be authorized.
The incumbent must adhere to the DoD Standards of Conduct.
May be required to submit a financial disclosure form (OGE-450) at time of appointment and annually.
Qualifications
You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:

Specialized Experience: You must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the GS-12 level in the federal service or at an equivalent level. Specialized experience is defined as: experience 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.

You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp.

All qualifications and time-in-grade (if applicable) requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

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.

Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application.

Education
There is no substitution of education for experience at this level.

Additional information
Working for DoD OIG offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

Military retirees seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement (5 United States Code 3326.)

Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): See Veterans Guide for definition. Submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (member 4) showing length of active duty, character of service, and type of discharge.

Disabled Veterans: See Veterans Guide for definition. Submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (member 4) showing length of active duty, character of service, and type of discharge, and a VA Certification Letter.

Military Spouse: Submit a copy of the spouse's PCS orders or VA certification of disability or death of service member, along with any other documentation proving eligibility such as a most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.

Reemployed Annuitants: DoD policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Applicants must be well-qualified, which is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position established by the Best Qualified category definition.

Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirement listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the best qualified candidates, you will be referred to the hiring official for employment consideration.

All qualified candidates will be evaluated on the following competencies:
Communication
Criminal Investigation
Criminal Law
Evidence Analysis
Organizational Awareness
Reasoning

Preview the assessment questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10600609

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

Required Documents

Your complete application package includes:
Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional). Resume should include the following: where you worked, job title, series and grade, if applicable, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week and salary;
SF-50 - All current Federal employees must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable, which documents current Salary and Competitive (#1 on block 34 of SF-50) position occupied. If the position currently occupied is Excepted Service (#2 on block 34 of SF-50), you must provide an SF-50 that provides proof that you've held a permanent position with career or career-conditional status, unless your Excepted Service appointment qualifies you for appointment through an interchange agreement or miscellaneous authority. If currently occupying an excepted service VRA, provide an SF-50 documenting your current Veterans Recruitment Appointment. NOTE: An award SF-50 (i.e. cash or time off award) that does not indicate grade or level (i.e. pay band) or tenure to determine your eligibility for this position will not be accepted. **Current DoD OIG employees ONLY: you do NOT need to submit a copy of your SF-50(s).
Performance Appraisal - All current Federal employees must submit a copy of their most recent completed annual performance appraisal received within the past 18 months. The performance appraisal must include the final rating. If a completed performance appraisal does not exist, is incomplete or unavailable, you must submit an explanation as to why it is not available at the time of your application submission. Mid-year progress reviews will not be accepted. **Current DoD OIG employees ONLY: you do NOT need to submit a copy of your Performance Appraisal.
Veterans' Preference - To claim veterans' preference, submit a DD-214 indicating the most recent dates of service, character of service, and type of discharge. To claim 10% or more disability, submit a VA certification letter in addition to a DD-214 (If selected, a completed and signed SF-15 will be required prior to your entrance on duty.). Future military retirees can submit a "Statement of Service" if within 120 days of retirement. The "Statement of Service" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin, your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable).
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
Military Spouse Preference (MSP) - Spousal Travel Orders/Permanent Change of Station(PCS) Orders, Marriage Certificate, and Military Spouse Preference Self Certification checklist
Any additional documentation that would provide proof of your eligibility category for which you are applying. Required documents are listed next to the eligibility category in the "Additional Information" section above.
Submission of a resume alone is NOT a complete application. This position may require the completion of additional form/s and/or supplemental materials. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment. All documentation must be received by the closing date of this announcement.
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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