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"MS-19-OIG-OI-23" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Labor, Office of Inspector General
Position Title:
Supervisory Criminal Investigator
Open Period:
06/03/2019 - 06/14/2019


GS - 1811 14
USD $113,548 - USD $147,616
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Promotion Potential Explanation:
Position is at the full performance level.
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Philadelphia, PA, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Mildred Akbar


Hiring Path:
• Competitive service
• Internal to an agency (searchable on USAJOBS)
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All current Department of Labor, Office of the Inspector General employees with competitive status.  Career Transition Assistance Program eligibles in the local commuting area.
Security Clearance Required:
Top Secret
Appointment Type
About the Agency

The Office of Investigations – Labor Racketeering and Fraud is responsible to conduct criminal investigations relating to programs and operations of the Department of Labor (DOL), in order to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in such programs and operations; and to identify and reduce labor racketeering and corruption in employee benefit plans, labor-management relations, and internal union affairs, and to investigate activity by traditional and nontraditional organized crime groups.


Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:

Relocation incentive may be offered.

Travel Required:
50% or less

May require frequent travel.


Independently plans, directs, oversees and coordinates the conduct of criminal investigations of individuals, groups, or entities suspected of violations of the criminal laws of the United States relating to the above areas.

Plans work to be accomplished; sets priorities and assigns cases, and outlines problems anticipated, and objectives; provides technical direction and guidance to staff when complex problems arise during the conduct of investigations. Makes intermittent reviews of investigations in progress and/or completed investigations. Evaluates performance of subordinates; gives advice, counsel, or instruction; interviews candidates for positions; recommends appointments, promotions or reassignments; hears and resolves complaints, referring to higher level management complaints that warrant higher authority for resolution; effects minors disciplinary measures and recommends action in more serious cases; and identifies developmental and training needs making provision for such development and training.

Coordinates investigations with other law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and national level (e.g. Department of Justice (DOJ), Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Secret Service, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, etc.). Maintains liaison with other law enforcement agencies and with prosecuting offices in federal, state and local government.

Is responsible for directing the conduct of criminal investigations involving the use of a wide variety of investigative techniques. Determines the need for special emphasis type investigations. Personally directs a team or several teams in "on scene" investigations.

Trains subordinates in skills, techniques and methods to apply in analyzing records; methods and patterns of criminal operations; modern detection devices; equipment and laboratory services; and accepted investigative principles, techniques, methodology and procedures. Plans and/or ensures that training is provided to all employees, including preparation of Individual Development Plans (IDPs) for each employee.

Qualifications and Evaluations


Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.  

Higher grade level 1811s may receive biweekly and annual premium pay caps (refer to OPM website).

NOTE: You may not be aware, but in the regulations for agency ethics programs, there are requirements for supervisors. Section 2638.103 of Title 5 of the CFR states: Every supervisor in the executive branch has a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. It is imperative that supervisors serve as models of ethical behavior for subordinates. Supervisors have a responsibility to help ensure that subordinates are aware of their ethical obligations under the Standards of Conduct and that subordinates know how to contact agency ethics officials. Supervisors are also responsible for working with agency ethics officials to help resolve conflicts of interests and enforce government ethics laws and regulations, including those requiring certain employees to file financial disclosure reports. In addition, supervisors are responsible, when requested, for assisting agency ethics officials in evaluating potential conflicts of interest and identifying positions subject to financial disclosure requirements.

Key Requirements:
  • Requires a Supervisory probationary period if has not been met.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • U.S. Citizenship.  Requires a valid drivers license.
  • Subject to frequent overtime and travel.
  • Subject to drug and medical test prior to appointment.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Education Requirements:

    There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience at the GS-14 level.


    Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

    Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

    Knowledge and Conduct of Investigations:  Knowledge and application of principles, practices, and techniques for conducting civil, criminal, and administrative investigations and documenting findings and conclusions in an efficient, accurate, and timely manner. 

    Legal, Government, and Jurisprudence:  Knowledge of applicable Federal rules of criminal and civil procedures; agency and government laws, regulations, and policies; and executive orders.

    Technology Application:  Uses machines, tools, and technical investigative equipment effectively.

    Building Coalitions and Communications:  Explains, advocates, and expresses facts and ideas to negotiate with or convince others to work toward common goals.

    Business Acumen:  Acquires and administers human, financial, material, information, and resources in a manner that instills public trust and accomplishes the organization’s mission.

    Leading Change: Develops and implements an organizational vision that integrates key national and/or program goals, priorities, values, and other factors.

    Leading People: Designs and implements strategies that maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals.

    Results Driven: Makes timely and effective decisions and produces results through strategic planning, performance measurement, continuous improvement, and implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.

    The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).  Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc).  The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.  Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.


    Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service.

    Required Specialized Experience:  The applicant must have one year of specialized experience that equipped him/her with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. The experience must be equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-13 in the Federal service.  Specialized experience may include the following elements: experience in leading or supervising complex investigations related to criminal offenses committed by individuals and entities, including financial crimes and fraud; federal program, contract or grant fraud; and employee integrity offenses; experience in the application of criminal, civil, and administrative laws, including false claims and qui tam actions; experience in utilizing investigative principles and techniques, including undercover operations, consensual monitoring, and other covert investigative techniques; experience in legal procedures related to the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses; experience in planning and monitoring the work of subordinates, establishing objectives, setting priorities, assigning cases, anticipating and outlining problems, and providing technical direction and guidance to staff when complex problems arise during the conduct of an investigation; and, experience in consulting and working with U.S. Attorneys and other prosecutorial officials in preparation of cases for prosecution.

    - Permanent Change of Station funds (PCS) will not  be offered.

    - Relocation Incentive may be offered.

    - This position is outside the bargaining unit.

    - This position will not be filled until the Department's Placement Assistance Programs have been fully utilized.

    Minimum AGE Requirements: An applicant must enter a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) law enforcement covered position or a Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) law enforcement covered position not one day later than his/her 37th birthday. Please note:  Applicants appointed to Criminal Investigator positions in the Federal service must not have reached their 37th birthday upon appointment to the position unless they previously served in a Federal civilian law enforcement position covered by special civil service retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement. This requirement may be waived only for veterans. However, the primary duties of these positions are classified as “rigorous,” and a waiver may be authorized by the head of the agency only in unusual situations.  An age requirement waiver is not automatic. An individual who has passed the maximum entry age limit but previously served in a covered position, may be eligible for consideration and reinstatement of coverage if he/she will be able to complete a total of 20 years of covered law enforcement service by the time he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 57.  See OPM Retirement Handbook for further details.  The Maximum Entry Age requirement (See Maximum Entry may be waived for applicants eligible for veterans' preference.) 

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS FOR OIG SUPERVISORY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS:  Incumbents are required to be able to perform the following duties: A. Firearm Use. All OIG criminal investigators are required to qualify with the U.S. DOL-issued firearms and to accept assignments where firearms are required. In the exercise of OIG's statutory law enforcement authority, there is the potential that the use of the firearm may be justified and necessary. B. Arrests. OIG criminal investigators make arrests, with or without a warrant, according to the circumstances. C. Search and Seizure. OIG criminal investigators execute warrants for search of premises or seizure of evidence. D. Surveillances. In conducting investigations, criminal investigators may establish and maintain surveillances of suspected criminal acts.

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    Benefits and Other Info

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    E. Undercover Assignments. From time to time, criminal investigators assume undercover roles. F. Review of Records and Other Evidence. Many cases under investigation involve the review of a tremendous amount of records which the agent takes control of and transports for copying. G. Travel. Many criminal investigators travel frequently -- up to 50 percent of the time. Much of the travel is performed by automobile driven by the agent from 8 to 10 hours at a time to reach the destination. H. Basic Law Enforcement Training. As a condition of employment, newly-hired OIG criminal investigators must have successfully completed the basic criminal investigator training course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC ), unless waived by OIG because of proof of comparable special agent or law enforcement officer training.

    DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

    Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

    Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:

    To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section.

    Note: If you are unsure, refer to your last or most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) or ask your servicing Human Resources Specialist.)  If you don’t know what type of appointment you are on, you may find copies of your SF-50s in your electronic personnel folder (eOPF).

    Follow the steps below to apply.  Your application and ALL required supplemental documents MUST  be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to receive consideration.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. Click here for information on Reasonable Accommodations.

    SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT!  For help, go to  

    STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account on, including Resume and Saved Documents
    Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.  FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete.

    STEP 2 - Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS)
    Once you have identified a job on  that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the Apply button .  For questions about the vacancy, contact the Agency Contact at the bottom of the announcement.  Click “Start Application” and proceed through 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page.  You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application.  At Step 5, click “Continue to Agency Site”.

    STEP 3 – Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL)
    On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you have not already and click “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY”.  Continue through the 7 progress steps indicated by circles at the top of the DOL page.  The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions.  The 4th progress step "Documents" is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy. If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

    STEP 4 – On the “Review and Submit” step, click “Submit Application”
    The last “Confirmation” step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully.

    STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then “Update Application”.

    Required Documents:

    The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date.  Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.  Also, do not upload password protected documents.

    - The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

    ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action” which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying.   Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.  

    *WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

    - Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted.  If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended.  Applies to current and former Federal employees.

    - The following documents are required if applicable:

    - Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP Eligibility.

    - Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted.

    Next Steps:

    Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration.  Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome.  A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

    For instructions on how to check the status of your application, go to Step 7 on: Using DOORS and USAJOBS Help Guide.  To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here for instructions.