Criminal Investigator

Department Of Justice El Paso , TX 79910

Posted 1 week ago

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The Office of the Inspector General is ranked number 1 in the best places to work in the Department of Justice and is one of the premier inspector general offices in federal government. We are seeking a highly-motivated professional employee with experience in providing superior customer service in support of our mission to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs.

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Responsibilities

If you are selected as a Criminal Investigator, your responsibilities would include, but would not be limited to:

  • Analyzing initial allegations and recommending required investigative resources and collateral support.

  • Investigating allegations of crime, crime scenes, and misconduct.

  • Planning and conducting surveillance or undercover work.

  • Apprehending and arresting persons violating U.S. laws and conducting search and seizure incident to the arrest or when appropriate by warrant.

  • Preparing reports and presenting findings orally and in writing to managers, prosecutors, and other high-level officials.

  • Testifying as a government witness before Grand Juries and in court regarding criminal cases.

  • Testifying at administrative hearings in non-criminal cases.

Travel Required
25% or less - You will be expected to travel approximately 25% for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
13

  • Job family (Series)
    1811 Criminal Investigation

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.

  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET security clearance.

  • You must be registered for the Selective Service, if applicable.

  • You must successfully pass and are subject to random drug screenings.

  • You must maintain firearm proficiency and successfully pass periodic tests.

  • You must pass and maintain medical qualifications.

  • You must maintain a state issued driver's license.

  • Age requirement: Before your 37th birthday. (Veterans please see vetguide).

  • You may be subject to a probationary period.

  • You must complete the vacancy announcement questionnaire to receive consideration for this position.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position at the GS-13 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level obtained in the public sector. (Specialized experience is paid or unpaid experience which has equipped you with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.) Examples of specialized experience include such duties as: the ability to conduct multi-jurisdictional and multi-defendant investigations relating to bribery, fraud, theft, abuse, violations of civil rights, conflicts of interest, and misconduct investigations. Experience must include undercover operations, surveillance assignments, search and seizure, issuing warrants, interrogations and making arrests.

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade level (or equivalent).

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Firearms: Criminal investigators are required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position. Maintaining firearm proficiency is mandatory.

Motor Vehicle Operation: You must possess a valid automobile driver's license at the time of appointment.

Age: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. The day immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday will be the last day to be referred for selection consideration. However, the age restriction may not apply if you are a preference-eligible veteran or if you are currently serving or have previously served in a federal civilian law enforcement position covered by 5 U.S.C. 8336(c) or 5 U.S.C. 8412(d).

Medical Examination: Individuals must meet the established medical standards and/or physical requirement for the position, proving they are medically and physically capable of performing the essential job functions and duties of the position safely and efficiently. A medical examination will be conducted. Any disease or condition that may potentially interfere with the safe and efficient performance of the job's duties or training may constitute grounds for medical disqualification. Medical qualification determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis. If additional medical information is recommended beyond that provided at the pre-employment examination, it is provided at the expense of the tentative selectee.

Drug Testing: This job has been identified as "testing designated" under our Drug-Free Workplace Program. Therefore, you must satisfactorily complete a drug test prior to being hired. The agency will schedule, provide and pay for the drug test. Once on board, you will be subject to random drug testing.

Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): As a law enforcement officer you will be required to work on an unscheduled basis in excess of the 40-hour work week. These positions require substantial overtime to include holidays, weekends and nights. You must be readily accessible to perform this unscheduled work. To ensure your availability, you will receive extra compensation in the form of Law Enforcement Availability Pay, which is calculated at a flat rate of 25 percent of base salary.

Education

There are no positive education requirements at this grade level.


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