As a Criminal Investigative Analyst, you will provide comprehensive expert advice and information to managers, supervisors and special agents. The work involves data collection and analysis, evaluation, and maintenance of information pertaining to OIG investigations. The incumbent of this position will report directly to the Special Agent in Charge for the GSA OIG Chicago Field Investigations Office.
This position is located in the GSA OIG Chicago Field Investigations Office. As a Criminal Investigative Analyst, you will provide comprehensive advice and information to managers, supervisors and special agents. The work involves data collection and analysis, evaluation, and maintenance of information pertaining to OIG investigations; and is performed under the direction and guidance of the Special Agent in Charge for the GSA OIG Chicago Field Investigations Office.
As a Criminal Investigative Analyst at the full performance level, you will:
Utilize a variety of accepted methodologies for collecting, evaluating and reporting investigative information and evidence and independently identify potential vulnerabilities in GSA programs and operations that may constitute criminal, civil, and administrative violations.
Prepare factual chronological summaries of collected evidence and data on subjects, acts, events, and documentary materials, much of which may be inconclusive or unverified, in support of complex and lengthy projects and investigations.
Conduct investigative interviews of subjects and witnesses in criminal, civil, and administrative investigations involving allegations of employee misconduct or other matters under the authority of OIG.
Take investigative notes, and prepare investigative reports in compliance with OIG standards, policies, and practices.
Perform analyses to determine patterns of violations and identifying organizations and individuals, their associates and modus operandi.
Independently collect, review, analyze, and evaluate information pertaining to OIG investigations.
Testify in criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings.
Provide technical expertise on the development and implementation of the Criminal Intelligence program.
Apply a broad array of technical knowledge to identify fraud indicators, validate data, develop conclusions, and determine risk probabilities.
Utilize various software programs (including SQL, ACL, MS Access, MS Excel, Maptitude, i2 Analyst's Notebook) and GSA databases to gather, summarize, and analyze statistical data trends and criminal activities.
Maintain liaison with external organizations to facilitate appropriate information sharing and access to repositories of information maintained by other agencies.
Occasional travel - Selected applicant must be able to acquire and maintain a government-issued travel charge card.
Job family (Series)
1801 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
Conditions of Employment
Background security investigation required
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or nationals
Applicants must apply online via GSAjobs (see "How to Apply" section)
This position requires a Top Secret clearance.
If selected, you will be required to complete OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with GSA OIG.
Applicants must demonstrate in their resume and responses to the vacancy questions that they meet the basic OPM qualifications as well as qualifications described below. Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position advertised within 30 days of the closing date of the vacancy.
You must meet the minimum qualification requirements as stated in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions and/or to meet educational requirements to assist with meeting partial specialized experience (see this link for substitution of education for experience at grades GS-9 and GS-11, http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp
To qualify for the GS-1801-09 level, an applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-1801-07 level in the federal government. Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade restrictions as well as specialized experience. Examples of specialized experience for this grade level include compiling relevant data and assembling information for required reports, with the information to be presented in an organized manner; and, participating as part of a team in the collection and evaluation of investigative data.
To qualify for the GS-1801-11 level, an applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-1801-09 level in the federal government. Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade restrictions as well as specialized experience. Examples of specialized experience for this grade level include using a variety of accepted methodologies for collecting, evaluating, and creating investigative data and independently identifying potential vulnerabilities in programs and operations that contribute to criminal, civil and administrative violations and independently planning and conducting continuing research, analysis, and assessments to ensure that researched material remains current and relevant.
BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: None
This vacancy announcement does not preclude filling this position by other means. Management also has the right not to fill the position.
This position is Telework eligible as determined by agency.
Travel and transportation expenses may be authorized for interviews. Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
If you are found qualified for this position, you will receive a numerical rating (70-100 points), based on the quality of your experience demonstrated in your responses to the vacancy specific questions, evaluated by an established rating schedule, and substantiated in your resume. Scores are not augmented by veterans' preference points for Merit Promotion announcements. Merit Promotion candidates who are determined to be best qualified are referred in alphabetical order. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the GSAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position.
Note: Your responses must be substantiated by the resume submitted. If a determination is made that in responding to the vacancy questions you have rated yourself higher than is evident in your resume, experience, and/or education, your score maybe adjusted by a Human Resources Specialist.
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the GSA's Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be rated well qualified to receive priority selection consideration. You must submit the information outlined in the Supplemental Application Material section of this vacancy announcement to receive priority consideration. Applicants eligible for either CTAP or ICTAP will be considered well qualified if they earn a minimum score of 85. Further information on CTAP/ICTAP can be viewed at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.htm
ALL APPLICANTS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AGE (WITH AUTHORIZED EXCEPTIONS) OR ANY OTHER NONMERIT FACTOR.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
You must submit ALL required documents before the closing date/deadline to have a complete application. Review the following list to determine which documents must be submitted online. Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: Effective Date, Position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, Tenure Group, Position Occupied Group, and Name of Agency.
GSA OIG employees who currently hold a position in the Office of the Inspector General are not required to submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. Current GSA OIG employees must complete the online application and resume.
GSA Employees: Current GSA employees must submit a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, indicating current position title, series, grade, and career tenure. Generally, SF-50's for awards does not contain this information.
Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action) or an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: Effective Date, Position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, Tenure Group, Position Occupied Group, and Name of Agency.
ICTAP/CTAP Eligible: Submit (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50 and (c) most recent performance rating.
Veterans: You must submit a copy of the applicable Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of applicable active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing the type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment. If you are claiming 10 point preference or Derived Preference (a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a deceased or disabled veteran), you must submit the following in addition to the DD-214: (1) completed SF-15 form; and (2) proof of your entitlement. A list of documents which serve as acceptable proof of entitlement is indicated on the SF-15 form.
Active Duty Military Personnel- Submit certification on a letterhead from the appropriate military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).
Former Peace Corps or VISTA Volunteers:Submit your Description of Service (DOS). Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV) should also state their RPCV eligibility on their resume.
People With Disabilities: Submit proof of eligibility and certification of job readiness. Select the link People With Disabilities for information on eligibility and documentation required.
College Transcripts and Certifications: If you are using some or all of your college education to meet qualification requirements for this position, you must submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s). If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education. See Application of Qualification Standards at OPM's General Schedule Qualification Policies website for information on crediting education. If you have identified any certifications, you must submit a photocopy with your application. If selected, an official/sealed certificate will be required prior to appointment.
Current Federal Employees or Reinstatement Eligibles: Submit your latest SF-50. Note: GSA employees (except for OIG employees) are not required to submit an SF-50.
Applicants Applying Under Other Appointment Authorities: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.
If you have listed any degrees or certifications on your resume, you must submit a photocopy with your application. If selected, an official/sealed transcript or certificate will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education. See Application of Qualification Standards at OPM's General Schedule Qualification Policies website for information on crediting education.
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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