Investigator

U.S. Federal Government - College Park, MD4.3

Full-time
Duties
Summary
In this position you will serve as an Investigator in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

This position is advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures under JD10313291JHM. Current federal employees and applicants eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., Disabilities Program, etc.) are encouraged to apply to that announcement.

Responsibilities
  • Conducts complex administrative investigations, which may concern sensitive matters involving senior officials, employees and policies and programs within NARA and in certain circumstances OIG personnel. These violations may involve non-compliance of legislative directives, whistleblower protections, alleged violations of NARA employees' Standards of Ethical Conduct and Related Responsibilities and other policy related to the programs and operations of NARA. Evaluates the reliability and credibility of statements, facts, information and testimony. Ensures that information is verified and that the reports are properly documented and presented in a clear, logical and impartial manner.
  • Responsible for conducting criminal investigations that involves the preparation of prosecution evidence involving violations of contract and procurement laws and regulations, grant fraud, and other thefts involving the programs and operations of NARA. Duties include, but are not limited to surveillance of potential violators; using undercover techniques; working closely with and debriefing confidential sources; collecting, processing and evaluating evidence. Additional duties involve establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with municipal, State and other Federal law enforcement organizations and the United States Attorney's Office.
  • Conducts assessments, writes management implication reports that recommend policy or procedures that will reduce or eliminate infractions, misconduct or security violations. Serves as the OI audit liaison and reviews audit findings and recommendations and reports to determine potential investigative avenues. Assists in the preparations of internal and external quality assurance and peer reviews. Provides analysis of electronic evidence in support of investigations including link analysis and the handling of electronic evidence. Serve as the OI's Contracting Officers Representative and liaison to NARA procurement office in support of OI's contracts and interagency agreements with other federal agencies and other duties as assigned.
Travel Required
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Job family (Series)
1810 General Investigation

Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for or exempt from Selective Service.
Background and/or Security Investigation required.
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing may be required.
Required to complete OGE Form 450 if selected.
Qualifications
GS-13 - Candidates must have had one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position as described above, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

Examples of specialized experience for this grade level include duties such as: specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level independently planning, organizing, and conducting extremely difficult and complex investigations in an Office of Inspector General. Investigative experience should be in administrative/civil and criminal investigations, contract and procurement violations, conflict of interest, whistleblower retaliation, grant fraud, and administering Kalkines and Garrity warnings to employees, preparing comprehensive and cohesive reports of investigation, and testifying before grand juries, courts or in administrative hearings.

Selective Placement Factor: Candidates must have successfully completed BOTH the Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (or Federal equivalent) AND FLETC's Federal Inspector General Investigator Training Program (IG-ITP) or equivalent (e.g. Transitional Training Program - (TTP), Essentials of Inspector General Investigations (EIGI). Applicants must provide a copy of these certifications by the closing date of the announcement to be considered.
Please refer to the Office of Personnel Management's Operating Manual: Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions for further information https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1800/criminal-investigation-series-1810/

Firearm Requirement: This position authorizes 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)]. A "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" is generally defined under the statute as any offense involving the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by the victim's current or former domestic partner, parent, or guardian. The term "convicted", as defined in the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set aside, or pardoned or any person whose civil rights have been restored unless the pardon, expungement or restoration of civil rights expressly prohibits the possession of firearms or ammunition. Candidates who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statute are not qualified for this position. Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment [Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001].

Qualifications by Closing Date: You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Please note that qualifications will be subject to verification.

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.

Education

Additional information
Note: National Archives uses E-verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit, http://www.e-verify.gov .

More jobs may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days.

Veterans' Preference : If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty or other proof of eligibility (The member 4 copy of your DD-214, or other copies that indicate character of discharge is preferable). If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see Veteran's Information Page, USAJOBS - Veterans

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) : If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be eligible under the ICTAP or CTAP guidelines to apply for special selection consideration. You must meet minimum qualifications, including selective factors, experience, and education requirements (if applicable), and be rated well-qualified for the position (i.e., receive a score of 85 or above based on your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire). You must provide a copy of your written notification of ICTAP or CTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form with your application or an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

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

Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Your resume must specifically and clearly show your possession of the required specialized experience and your possession of the required competencies.

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

Administrative Review
Investigation

For Competitive/All U.S. Citizens - Based on the information you provided in your application package, you will be assigned to one of three quality categories - Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Those applicants who are determined to be best qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. Qualified veterans are placed ahead of non-veterans within each category. Qualified veterans with a service connected disability of 10% or more are placed ahead of non-veterans in the best qualified category.

NOTE: If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or your responses are not supported by your resume, your score will be adjusted. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume, showing Job title, series and grade (if Federal), duties, hours worked per week, starting and ending dates of employment (month and year), and salary.

2. Other supporting documents:
Certificate showing completion of one of the following federal training programs: the FLETC's-Criminal Investigator's Training Program (CITP), the Federal Bureau of Investigation or Drug Enforcement Administration basic training program, Postal Inspection Service Academy, the Department of Interior Investigator Training Program (DOI-ITP), or an accepted equivalent.
Certificate showing completion of the Inspector General Investigator Training Program (IG-ITP) or equivalent (e.g. Transitional Training Program - (TTP), Essentials of Inspector General Investigations (EIGI)).
Responses to Assessment Questionnaire.
Veterans Preference documentation: DD-214 - Member Copy 4 or other copies that indicate character of discharge; SF-15 and VA Letter (as appropriate).
Copies of a certification from the armed forces stating/certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days from the date the certification is submitted.
Failure to submit any of the applicable above mentioned documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.
Benefits

Benefits
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