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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

The following questions will be used to help us determine your eligibility for this Criminal Investigator position. Please read each question carefully before selecting a response.
1 To apply for this position, applicants must be under the age of 37, OR preference-eligible veteran, OR have worked or be currently working in a Federal law enforcement position. Please select one of the following responses:
  • I am under 37 years of age.
  • I am 37 years of age or older.
  • I am 37 years or older, but I have prior Federal civilian law enforcement experience covered by Title 5 U.S.C. section 8336 such that, when the years of service is subtracted from my current age, I will be under 37 years of age.
  • I am a preference-eligible veteran.
2 List your Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY) OR your Federal law enforcement series and dates of employment below. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 Are you eligible and available for assignment anywhere within the United States, its Territories, and Possessions? I understand that I will be required to sign a Georgraphic Mobility Agreement, attesting to my understanding that I can be relocated by my employer to another geographic locality.
  • Yes
  • No
4 "This position requires the incumbent to work an average of two or more Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) hours per scheduled work day, which may include evenings, nights and weekends. The hours worked will vary depending on the nature of the assignment." Are you available to work an average of two or more LEAP hours on a daily basis?
  • Yes
  • No
5 This position requires the incumbent to work various shifts (e.g., 8:15am-5pm), 12am-8am, 4pm-12am, in addition to 2 or more LEAP hours, on a daily basis. In short, the hours worked will vary depending on the nature of your assignment. Are you available to work various shifts?
  • Yes
  • No
6 I am available for worldwide travel, including travel to countries where adverse OR dangerous conditions may be common.
  • Yes
  • No
7 I have a valid US drivers license OR will be able to obtain a valid state motor vehicle operations license by the time I am appointed.
  • True
  • False
8 All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to successfully complete a medical evaluation. Are you willing to submit to a medical evaluation?
  • Yes
  • No
9 GS-14: Choose the one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Before answering this question, see the qualifications section on this announcement.
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service.
  • My experience does not match the choice above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Choose the answer that most accurately describes your experience conducting, planning, or supervising criminal investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not conducted, planned, or supervised criminal investigations.
  • I have been trained to conduct investigations but have not yet done this at work.
  • I have planned and conducted criminal investigations.
  • I have supervised criminal investigators conducting these investigations.
  • I have supervised units or teams of criminal investigators conducting investigations on a regional scale.
  • I have managed a program on a regional or national scale, prioritizing and focusing on criminal investigations.
2 Choose the BEST answer to describe your experience conducting, planning, or supervising criminal fraud investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not conducted, planned, or supervised criminal fraud investigations.
  • I have been trained to conduct fraud investigations but have not yet conducted one.
  • I have been assigned and conducted criminal fraud investigations.
  • I have planned and conducted criminal fraud investigations.
  • I have conducted, planned, and supervised criminal fraud investigations at a unit or office level.
  • I have supervised teams or units of criminal investigators planning and conducting criminal fraud investigations on a regional basis.
  • I have supervised a program or a nationwide scale focused on criminal fraud investigations.
3 Choose the BEST answer to describe your experience conducting, planning, or supervising federal contract fraud and/or grant fraud investigations: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience conducting, planning or supervising contract fraud and/or grant fraud investigations involving violations of federal statutes.
  • I have been trained to conduct contract fraud and/or grant fraud investigations involving violations of federal statutes.
  • I have been assigned and conducted contract fraud and/or grant fraud investigations involving violations of federal statute.
  • I have planned and conducted contract fraud and/or grant fraud investigations involving violations of federal statutes.
  • I have conducted, planned, and supervised contract fraud and/or grant fraud investigations involving violations of federal statutes.
  • I have supervised teams or units of criminal investigators planning and conducting contract fraud and/or grant fraud investigations involving violations of federal statutes.
  • I have supervised a program on a nationwide scale focused on contract fraud and/or grant fraud investigations involving violations of federal statutes.
4 What type of experience do you have conducting search warrants? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience conducting search warrants.
  • I have been trained to conduct search warrants but have not conducted one.
  • I have conducted search warrants as part of a team.
  • I have served as case agent conducting search warrants and have written search warrant affidavits.
  • I have supervised an investigative team that conducts search warrants.
  • I have supervised the service of multiple, simultaneous search warrant teams.
5 What type of experience do you have executing arrest warrants? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience executing arrest warrants.
  • I have been trained to execute arrest warrants but have not executed one.
  • I have executed arrest warrants as part of a team.
  • I have served as case agent executing arrest warrants and have written arrest warrant affidavits.
  • I have supervised an investigative team that executes arrest warrants.
  • I have supervised the service of multiple, simultaneous arrest teams.
6 Select from the list below each of the investigative techniques you have successfully employed in the course of your official duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Interviews / interrogations
  • Mail cover
  • Technical surveillance
  • Foot surveillance
  • Record checks
  • Checks of computerized databases
  • Comparison of known photographs of a subject to questioned photographs of a subject
  • Comparison of known documents to questioned documents
  • Link analysis program to establish relationships and graphic representations of those relationships
  • Sworn statements
  • Properly used Miranda, Garrity, or Kalkines warnings
  • Arrest warrants
  • Search warrants
  • Vehicle surveillance
  • Confidential informants
  • Undercover operations
  • Subpoenas
  • None of the above
7 What type of experience do you have conducting administrative investigations involving violations of federal regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience conducting administrative investigations involving violations of federal regulations.
  • I have been trained to conduct administrative investigations involving violations of federal regulations but have not conducted one.
  • I have conducted administrative investigations involving violations of federal regulations as part of a team.
  • I have served as case agent conducting administrative investigations involving violations of federal regulations.
  • I have supervised an investigative team that conducts administrative investigations involving violations of federal regulations.
8 What type of experience do you have conducting internal investigations involving senior officials (GS-15 or higher) and/or law enforcement officers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience conducting investigations involving senior officials (GS-15 or higher) and/or law enforcement officers.
  • I have been trained to conduct investigations involving senior officials (GS-15 or higher) and/or law enforcement officers but have not conducted one.
  • I have conducted investigations involving senior officials (GS-15 or higher) and/or law enforcement officers as part of a team.
  • I have served as case agent conducting investigations involving senior officials (GS-15 or higher) and/or law enforcement officers.
  • I have supervised an investigative team that conducts investigations involving senior officials (GS-15 or higher) and/;or law enforcement officers.
9 What type of experience do you have with federal suspension and/or debarment proceedings? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience preparing a case for consideration of federal suspension and/or debarment.
  • I have been trained on how to prepare a case for consideration of federal suspension and/or debarment.
  • I have submitted a case for consideration of federal suspension and/or debarment.
  • I have provided support to federal suspension and/or debarment officials during adjudication of a case I submitted for consideration of federal suspension and/or debarment.
10 What type of experience do you have obtaining and serving federal grand jury subpoenas? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience obtaining and serving federal grand jury subpoenas.
  • I have been trained to obtain and serve federal grand jury subpoenas but have not obtained and served one.
  • I have served as the affiant or testified at a federal grand jury to obtain a federal grand jury subpoena but did not serve it upon the respective party.
  • I have served as the affiant or testified at a federal grand jury to obtain a federal grand jury subpoena and served it upon the respective party.
  • I have supervised criminal investigators who have obtained and served federal grand jury subpoenas.
11 What type of experience do you have obtaining and serving Inspector General (IG) or administrative subpoenas? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience obtaining and serving IG or administrative subpoenas.
  • I have been trained to obtain and serve IG or administrative subpoenas but have not obtained and served one.
  • I have assisted in the production of an IG or administrative subpoena but did not serve it upon the respective party.
  • I have assisted in the production of an IG or administrative subpoena and served it upon the respective party.
  • I have supervised criminal investigators who have obtained and served IG or administrative subpoenas.
12 Which of the following BEST describes your highest level of experience establishing liaison with officials throughout the law enforcement community? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience establishing liaison with officials throughout the law enforcement community.
  • I have established liaison with officials throughout the law enforcement community with guidance from a supervisor.
  • I have some experience independently establishing liaison with officials throughout the law enforcement community.
  • I have routinely and independently established liaison with officials throughout the law enforcement community as a regular part of my job.
  • I am highly skilled at establishing liaison with officials throughout the law enforcement community, having trained others in this activity and or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
13 Which of the following BEST reflects your highest level of experience working with others in a work setting? Answer to this question is required
  • I have partnered with one other person with a shared objective to accomplish work.
  • I have worked on a team with my peers who each have been designated a distinctly separate role.
  • I have worked on a team with individuals from different organizations, groups, or offices and have guided others to work effectively in a team environment.
  • I have worked with a group (or groups) on many occasions with the objective to achieve goals by sharing or integrating ideas, knowledge, skills, information, support resources, and also sharing responsibility and recognition for the end product or outcomes.
  • In supervisory or leadership capacity, created atmosphere for teamwork cooperation productivity which had positive impact.
  • None of the above
14 From the following list, select the types of decisions you made as a manager: Answer to this question is required
  • Hiring
  • Adverse personnel actions
  • Reorganization
  • Policy
  • Budget formulation
  • Project scope
  • Program initiation and or termination
  • None of the above
15 I have performed the following personnel management functions: Answer to this question is required
  • Setting standards, expectations, and deadlines
  • Planning work assignments to be assigned to employees
  • Establishing work schedules and worksite assignments
  • Assigning tasks and responsibilities to employees
  • Reviewing completed work for technical accuracy
  • Following up with employees to assure timeliness in meeting milestones
  • Resolving conflicts, differences, or problems
  • Coaching and mentoring employees to achieve desired results
  • Reporting progress to senior management
  • Implementing work completed
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of completed assignments or projects
  • Performing annual performance evaluations
  • None of the above
16 Check the following option that most accurately describes your supervisory criminal investigation experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervisory training, but no experience as a supervisory criminal investigator.
  • I have served as an investigative team leader (or equivalent), but not as a supervisory criminal investigator of record.
  • I have served as a first level supervisory criminal investigator of record (Assistant Special Agent in Charge or equivalent).
  • I have served as a second line supervisory criminal investigator or higher (Special Agent in Charge or equivalent).
  • None of the above
17 From the following list of oral communication situations, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied at work. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted interviews (including subject interviews).
  • Testified in judicial and/or administrative proceedings.
  • Provided oral case briefings to senior management.
  • Conducted fraud awareness or other outreach briefings to agency employees or the general public.
  • Presented cases to prosecutive entities.
  • None of the above.
18 Which of the following BEST reflects your highest level of investigative writing? Answer to this question is required
  • I have been trained in investigative writing but have not yet applied this training on the job.
  • I have prepared routine written investigative products (i.e. memoranda to file, conversation records, interview write ups, etc.)
  • I have prepared complex written investigative products (i.e. reports of investigation, affidavits for search warrants, etc.).
  • I have reviewed written investigative products as a supervisor and made necessary corrections.
  • None of the above