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Grade: 14

1 GS-14: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Criminal Investigator, GS-14, select the option that best describes your experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-13 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
2 Please select the response that best describes your experience conducting investigations of complex financial claims involving suspected crimes or alleged fraud. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
3 Select the response that describes your experience preparing investigative reports and summarizing investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 Have you performed criminal investigative outreach briefings and liaison activities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Do you have experience representing agencies on a criminal investigative taskforce and workgroups? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Do you have the ability to work independently on planning, organizing, and directing criminal investigative techniques? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 For which of the following areas do you have experience planning, organizing, and directing major complex and highly sensitive criminal investigations relative to EPA or similar programs in other federal agencies: Answer to this question is required
  • Contracts
  • Contract management
  • Procurement
  • Grants and assistance agreements
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

1 Please select the response that best describes your experience conducting complex criminal investigations relating to the violation of federal laws.
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
2 Please select responses that reflect your experience investigating criminal matters involving one or more of the following violations: Answer to this question is required
  • Conspiracy
  • False statements
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Smuggling
  • Narcotics
  • Theft
  • Fraud
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
3 Please select the areas where you have experience investigating criminal and/or administrative matters: Answer to this question is required
  • Employee misconduct
  • Ethics violations
  • Violations of policy or regulations
  • I do not have or do not meet any of the choices
4 Please select the responses that describe your experience with investigative techniques such as:
  • The use and development of informants
  • Search warrants for physical or documentary evidence or leads
  • Electronic and physical surveillance
  • Undercover operations
  • I do not have or do not meet any of the choices
5 Have you or do you conduct complex investigations involving special investigative techniques utilizing:
  • Court testimony
  • Evidence processing
  • Undercover operations
  • Search warrants
  • Subpoenas (including grand jury or IG subpoenas)
  • Suspension and/or debarment
  • Consensual and/or non-consensual interception activities
  • I do not have or do not meet any of the choices
6 Please select the response that best describes your experience as a lead agent in major investigative projects, which involved advanced investigative techniques such as audio and video surveillance, computer forensics, and link analysis.
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Have you supervised or been involved in complex investigations involving special investigative techniques utilizing: Answer to this question is required
  • Court testimony, and evidence processing, and prosecution of subjects.
  • Undercover operations
  • Search warrants and subpoenas actions (including grand jury or IG subpoenas)
  • Suspension and debarment, and administrative actions
  • Consensual and/or non-consensual interception activities
  • Development of sources and/or informants
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
8 Do you have experience advising senior management on the development of cases, program direction or alternative courses of action, related to investigative matters, by summarizing results, stakeholder input, anticipated outcomes?
  • Yes
  • No
9 Please select the response that best describes your experience preparing and giving presentations to various groups, organizations, and/or other law enforcement agencies.
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
10 Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience.
  • Applied fact-finding and investigative techniques in resolving issues.
  • Provided assistance in conducting interviews to obtain information.
  • Evaluated and analyzed policies and procedures to develop recommendations on improving efficiency and effectiveness of program operations.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the response that describes your experience writing reports of investigations, court testimony, legal or administrative proceedings.
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12 I have experience assigning work to staff members in my unit. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    12.1 If you answered yes, what is your experience in this area:
    • I made adjustments in employees' assignments to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks.
    • I ensure that each employee has an integral role in developing the final team product.
    • I have established work priorities to ensure that the unit's work is accomplished.
    • I coordinate the work activities of a unit to ensure that unit's work is accomplished and staff members are given appropriate assignments.
    • I do not meet any of the choices above
  • No
13 Coach and mentor team members through feedback discussions to assist with their professional development and foster improved support to the organization.
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
14 Mediate resolutions to problems and/or conflicts with other members of my team.
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15 Select the options that describe your experience working with others:
  • I have assigned work to others.
  • I have directed the work of others.
  • I have evaluated the work of others.
  • None of the above.
16 I have led a team to develop and manage technical programs and/or projects by performing the following tasks:
  • Draft and set program priorities
  • Determine program resource requirements
  • Track and manage program budgets
  • Set short and long range program goals
  • Coordinate program activities with program staff
  • Monitor program progress
  • Evaluate program outcomes
  • None of the above
17 Have you completed the Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center or Equivalent (FBI Academy, DEA Basic Agent Training, etc.)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 Where did you learn about this EPA Position? Answer to this question is required
  • Job Fair/Career Conference
  • Referral from a Professional Organization
  • Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  • Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  • Referral from a current EPA employee
  • Referral from a friend or family member
  • EPA Internet Site
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USA Jobs Internet Site
  • Referral from a State or Local government
  • Referral from another Federal Agency/Employee
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • USA Jobs iPhone/iPad Application
  • Other (w/Branch)
    18.1 If you answered Other please tell us how you learned about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.
19 Please look at the qualification requirements (both experience and/or education) that are stated in this vacancy announcement. Does your resume clearly contain this information in order to determine you are qualified for the position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 For each position listed on your resume, did you include the position title, company, salary, weekly hours worked, and your actual beginning and ending dates of employment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No