Criminal Investigator

US Department of the Air Force - Malmstrom AFB, MT4.5

Full-time | Part-time | Temporary

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Senior level criminal investigator, Air Force level asset with world-wide mobility requirement, perform the full range of complex, ongoing criminal investigations into suspected violations of statute and regulation for which the organization has jurisdiction. Duties require mastery of theories, concepts, principles, practices, laws, and regulations of criminal investigation including constitutional, international and statutory laws.

Independently plans, organizes and conducts criminal investigations of alleged or suspected violations of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice and/or federal criminal laws (e.g., Title 10 and 18 of the US Code)
Organizes and manages comprehensive counterintelligence investigations involving highly delicate matters of interest to high echelon government officials, and briefs management officials on the status of these investigations
Escort government convoys within designated area of responsibility
Develops criminal investigative reports upon completion of each assignment for facilitating determination of appropriate actions and final decision.
Provides evidence and data in preparation for adjudication of criminal cases
Coordinates criminal investigative activity with other federal, state and local agencies as well as foreign governments on matters related to criminal investigations and resolves jurisdictional problems in accordance with established policies.
Periodically briefs senior DoD management, investigative personnel, attorneys and other interested parties on criminal investigative and other matters
Establishes and maintains professional working relationships with all local, state and federal law enforcement entities
Travel Required
Occasional travel - Requires frequent travel away from the normal duty station

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
1811 Criminal Investigation


Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal and Regulatory Guide
A Top security clearance must be obtained and maintained
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Recruitment incentives may/may not be authorized
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
Position requires pre-employment drug testing and may be subject to random drug testing thereafter
Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
Employee must maintain current certifications
Disclosure of Political Appointments
This position requires 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 (18 U.S.C. Section 922(g) ((9))
This position requires the incumbent to drive a motor vehicle. Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license
Applicants are subject to counterintelligence scope polygraph examinations as determined by the command
This position is centrally managed by the Program Management Career Field Team

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: The applicant must have two years/104 weeks of specialized full time experience (or equivalent part time experience) at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. GS-12-level specialized experience required for this position includes: planning and conducting highly complex criminal investigations, independently as a lead investigator or as a team member; working with cold or circumstantial evidence, piecing together evidence from a variety of sources; apprehending or detaining suspected violators of criminal laws of the U.S; conducting interviews with suspects, witnesses, and informants in case development; planning, organizing, and conducting surveillance; preparing interim and comprehensive final investigative reports for prosecutors and management officials; participating in a joint task force; briefing management and DoD officials on the progress of current investigations; testifying before Grand Juries, proceedings in criminal trials, and/or administrative hearings; coordinating criminal investigative activity with other Federal, state, and local agencies and foreign governments and resolving jurisdictional issues.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Knowledge, at a mastery level, of the laws, regulations, advanced principles and concepts, techniques, and legal processes and approaches related to investigative and enforcement work.

Knowledge of the rules of evidence, criminal procedures, and court decisions concerning admissibility of evidence, constitutional rights, search and seizure, apprehension, and related criminal investigative and law enforcement matters.

Knowledge of relationships between and among Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and their functions and jurisdictions.

Knowledge of various investigative aids, such as use of subpoenas, forensic dentistry, audio and visual instruments, etc.

Skill in communicating orally and in writing.

Ability to deal effectively with others to gain their confidence and cooperation.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: This experience must have equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the advertised position successfully. There is no military rank-to-civilian grade conversion. Interested applicants, even prior military special agents (SA), must clearly illustrate their relevant experience in their résumés. Required qualifications and specialized experience requirements must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement and clearly communicated in the résumé.

Specialized Training: Successful graduation from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's (FLETC) Criminal Investigators Training Program (CITP) or equivalent is required. Completion of AFOSI's Basic Special Investigators Course (BSIC) at the United States Air Force Special Investigations Academy (USAFSIA) is desired. If selected for a position, applicants who have not completed BSIC will be required to attend this 8-week course in Glynco, GA.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Additional information
Per National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2017, Section 1111 modifies 5 United States Code (USC) 3326; Veterans who are retiring within 180 days of appointment effective date may require a 180 day waiver package.

MOBILITY: Position requires employee to sign a mobility agreement as a condition of employment in accordance with Chapter 16 of AFMAN 36-606, Civilian Field Management and Development. Applicants must be willing to accept assignments anywhere in the U.S. and/or in overseas locations.

EMERGENCY ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL / POSITIONS: This vacancy announcement may be used to fill Emergency Essential (EE) positions. Incumbents of EE positions may be required to perform key duties and requirements during a crisis situation or wartime. This could entail a temporary or permanent relocation or deployment as well as the possibility of remaining in an area when others have been evacuated. Incumbents must pledge their willingness to fulfill these additional responsibilities by signing an EE agreement. Due to the mission essential nature of EE positions, concurrent membership in the military reserves could conflict with the performance of these duties. If you are selected for an EE position and are also an active reservist or member of the National Guard, you will be required to transfer to an inactive status,agree to removal from the military mobilization/recall requirement, or resign from the reserves prior to your appointment.

LAW ENFORCEMENT RETIREMENT: Position is a primary law enforcement officer (LEO) position. IAW DoDI 1400.25 Volume 336, "The maximum entry age (MEA) for covered primary law enforcement officer positions is 37. Persons not appointed by the last day of the month in which they become age 37 shall not be originally appointed or assigned to these positions." The Agency may choose to waive MEA requirements based on compelling hardship, e.g., a shortage of qualified candidates; or may choose to waive MEA requirements for otherwise qualified applicants with veterans' preference or for those applicants with prior Federal civilian special LEO retirement-covered service.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit

Agent Suitability Investigation: Position requires favorable completion of Agent Suitability Investigation, including successful criminal background check and check of financial records prior to an offer of employment.

Work Environment: Employee may be assigned anywhere in the U.S. or overseas. In addition, employeemay be required to work in areas of unrest or in war zones.

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

APPLICANT SUPPLY FILE: This announcement will be used to form a pool of qualified applicants who will be considered to fill criminal investigator positions for a period of 18 months following the closing of the announcement.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application package contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by and individual with priority/preference.

Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.

APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objectives methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

Required Documents
See How to Apply Section

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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