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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

1 In accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards Operating Manual, to receive consideration for a position as a criminal investigator, all candidates must meet minimum experience/education requirements. Select the one answer choice that best describes your highest level of experience/training performing criminal investigations: Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-13) as indicated in the duties section of the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the experience requirements described
2 An applicant must be at least 21 years of age to enter a law enforcement covered position with the US Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General. Select the answer choice that best describes your age. I will have reached or exceeded the age of twenty-one (21) sixty (60) days from the closing date of this announcement: Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Enter your Date of Birth (MM-DD-YYYY) format in the space below: Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 An applicant may not have reached his/her 37th birthday at the time of initial appointment to a Law Enforcement covered position within the US Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General; select the answer choice that describes your age: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not yet reached the age of thirty-seven (37) and will not reach 37 prior to sixty (60) days from the closing date of this announcement.
  • I have reached the age of thirty-seven and have been previously or am currently appointed to a law-enforcement covered position.
  • I have reached the age of thirty-seven and have not previously served in a law enforcement covered position.
    4.1 Are you eligible for veterans' preference?
    • Yes
    • No
5 Select the one answer choice that best describes your highest level of knowledge and conduct of investigations (i.e. 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): Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated expert knowledge in applying principles, practices and techniques for conducting civil, criminal, and administrative investigations and document findings and conclusions in an efficient, accurate and timely manner.
  • I have working knowledge in applying principles, practices and techniques for conducting civil, criminal, and administrative investigations and document findings and conclusions in an efficient, accurate and timely manner.
  • I have experience in applying principles, practices and techniques for conducting civil, criminal, and administrative investigations and document findings and conclusions in an efficient, accurate and timely manner.
  • I have received training in applying principles, practices and techniques for conducting civil, criminal, and administrative investigations and document findings and conclusions in an efficient, accurate and timely manner.
  • I do not possess the experience/training described above.
6 Select the one answer choice that best describes your highest level of knowledge of legal, government, and jurisprudence (i.e. knowledge of applicable Federal rules of criminal and civil procedures; agency and government laws, regulations, and policies; and executive orders governing the conduct of criminal investigations): Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive knowledge and experience interpreting and applying Federal rules of criminal and civil procedures; agency and government laws, regulations, and policies; and executive orders.
  • I have working knowledge and experience interpreting and applying Federal rules of criminal and civil procedures; agency and government laws, regulations, and policies; and executive orders.
  • I have limited knowledge and experience interpreting and applying Federal rules of criminal and civil procedures; agency and government laws, regulations, and policies; and executive orders.
  • I have received training in the Federal rules of criminal procedures, but have not conducted investigations.
  • I do not possess the experience/training described above.
7 Select the one answer choice that best describes your highest level of building coalitions and communications (i.e. modeling professionalism; resolving differences of opinion; sharing information; developing reports; considers and factors in organizational and situational realities (internal and external) when determining how to best advance or achieve organizational objectives; and, proofreading or editing complex or technical writing of others). Answer to this question is required
  • I have effectively represented my organization internally and externally through networking and communications to advance the organization?s mission in order to ensure accomplishment of the organization?s goals.
  • I have represented my organization internally and externally through networking and communications to ensure accomplishment of the organization?s goals and mission.
  • I have interacted with Federal, state, and local officials in handling complex investigative activities for successful investigations and prosecution of cases.
  • I do not possess the experience described above.
8 Select the one answer choice that best describes your highest level of skill in leading change (i.e., managing diverse projects and being responsive to changes in priorities, etc.; demonstrating proactive support and/or involvement in the implementation of new initiatives; and contributing to or developing and maintaining short and long-range strategic plans). Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in developing and implementing short- and long-range plans; and, in a team leader or acting supervisor capacity, providing oversight and direction in furthering complex criminal investigative activity.
  • I have experience in developing and implementing short- and long-range plans; and, in a team leader capacity, providing direction and oversight in further criminal investigative activity.
  • I have a familiarity in working with others in developing short- and long-range plans.
  • I do not possess the experience described above.
9 Select the one answer choice that best describes your highest level of skill in leading people, leadership skills (i.e. developing and maintaining working relations with diverse groups to accomplish common goals; working with groups with divergent or competing goals or interests to build consensus; fostering teamwork; managing and resolving conflicts; maintaining confidentiality of and safeguarding work-related records; and developing team identity). Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience, in a team leader or acting supervisor capacity, in setting the workforces expected performance levels commensurate with the organizations strategic objectives; fostering commitment, team spirit, pride, trust, and group identity.
  • I have experience, in a team leader capacity, in setting the teams expected performance levels commensurate with the organizations strategic objectives; promoting quality through effective use of the organizations performance management system; fostering commitment, team spirit, pride, trust, and group identity.
  • I have experience acting intermittently in a leadership capacity.
  • I have had no experience in providing leadership.
10 Select the one answer choice that best describes your highest level of skill in being results driven (i.e., anticipating and identifying potential problem areas; evaluating processes for improvement; promoting customer service; resolving issues; assuring effective controls are developed and maintained; ensuring projects are delivered timely; and monitoring and evaluating organizational work plans, focusing on results and measuring attainment of outcomes). Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience, in a team leader or acting supervisor capacity, in formulating strategic program plans that assess investigative feasibility and developing realistic short- and long-term goals; setting investigative standards and ensuring accountability for achieving standards.
  • I have experience, in a team leader capacity, in formulating strategic program plans that assess investigative feasibility and developing realistic short- and long-term goals; setting investigative standards and ensuring accountability for achieving standards.
  • I have assisted in formulating strategic program plans and have developed short- and long-term goals in furthering investigative opportunities.
  • I have developed short- and long-term goals in furthering investigative activity.
11 Select the one answer choice that best describes your highest level of skill in business acumen (i.e. developing budget and resource estimates involving investigative activity; assessing human resource and staff needs; and demonstrating a thorough understanding regarding the effective use of technology applications to enhance and/or monitor business processes and performance). Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive hands-on experience, either as a team leader or acting supervisor, in providing oversight and/or direction involving complex criminal investigations by assessing both financial (estimating travel & other related expenses) and human resource needs and demonstrating outstanding proficiency in the utilization of technical equipment and computer applications to further the agencys investigative mission.
  • I have hands-on experience, as a team leader, in providing oversight and/or direction involving criminal investigations by assessing human resource and technical equipment needs and utilizing computer applications to further the agencys investigative mission.
  • I have mentored junior agents involving criminal investigative activity, utilization of technical equipment, and familiarization of computer applications to further the investigative process.
  • I do not possess the experience/training described above.
12 Select the one answer choice that best describes your highest level of skill in preparation of investigative correspondence and other documents to support investigative activities: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience preparing complex reports of an investigative nature and editing complex and technical writing of others as a regular task of my job.
  • I have experience preparing investigative reports and editing documents involving technical information as a regular task of my job.
  • I have experience preparing technical documents and correspondence in the proper format, but have not prepared investigative reports.
  • I do not possess the experience described above.
13 Select the one answer choice that best describes your highest level of experience in supervising/leading investigations (i.e. 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): Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised complex and highly-sensitive program fraud investigations such as grant and contract fraud, federal benefit fraud, federal entitlement program fraud, financial and regulatory reporting fraud, and federal employee integrity investigations using investigative techniques that resulted in successful prosecutions at the federal level.
  • I have lead a team conducting complex investigative program fraud investigations such as grant and contract fraud, federal benefit fraud, federal entitlement program fraud, financial and regulatory reporting fraud, and federal employee integrity investigations that resulted in successful prosecutions at the federal level.
  • I have initiated and conducted program fraud investigations such as grant and contract fraud, federal benefit fraud, federal entitlement program fraud, financial and regulatory reporting fraud, and federal employee integrity investigative techniques that resulted in successful prosecutions.
  • I have initiated and conducted complex investigations using investigative techniques that resulted in successful prosecutions.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 I understand that the responses I selected in this questionnaire must be fully supported by detailed descriptions of my work experiences in my resume. In the event that my responses are not supported by my resume, the human resources office will amend my responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency demonstrated in my resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2
Please indicate your most recent performance appraisal rating from your most recent performance appraisal (within 18 months).
Answer to this question is required
  • Exemplary
  • Highly Effective
  • Effective
  • Minimally Satisfactory
  • Unsatisfactory
  • Pass (for non-DOL agencies)
  • Fail (for non-DOL agencies)
  • Other (for non-DOL agencies)
  • I am not a current Federal civilian employee.
  • None of the above
3 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No