Criminal Investigator

Department Of Homeland Security Bangor, ME
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

Organizational Location: This position is with the Department of Homeland Security, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Professional Responsibility, Investigative Operations Division located in Bangor, ME.

The local commuting area (LCA) is defined as the area surrounding the duty station by which people reasonably travel back and forth from home to work.

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Responsibilities

This position starts at a salary of $73,375 (GS-12, Step 1) to $113,428 (GS-13, Step 10) with promotion potential to $113,428 (GS-13, Step 10).

* Coordinating and completing highly complex, difficult and sensitive criminal, civil, and administrative investigations involving alleged misconduct, criminal activity, and/or corruption by CBP employees and related entities;

* Employing all of the agency's authorities and capabilities in support of criminal, corruption, misconduct, counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence investigations/programs directly affecting national security and agency integrity;

* Conducting investigations of major inter-regional dimensions, having national or international implications; and

* Investigating individuals, businesses, employees, and criminal organizations that represent a significant threat to the United States national security through the corruption, or attempted corruption, of CBP personnel and programs, to include foreign intelligence organizations and terrorist groups seeking to compromise CBP personnel.

Federal Law Enforcement Retirement Coverage 12(d): Criminal Investigators are covered under the provisions of both the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) 6 (c) or the Federal Employees Retirement System and 5 U.S.C. § 8412(d). Employees covered by either retirement system that reach age 50 or over with at least 20 years of service as a law enforcement officer are eligible for law enforcement retirement. In addition, employees covered by FERS (all new hires to the Federal government) are eligible for law enforcement retirement at any age with at least 25 years of service as a law enforcement officer. Finally, employees who reach age 57 with at least 20 years of service as law enforcement officers are subject to mandatory retirement under both retirement systems. If you are a preference eligible veteran additional opportunities may be available to you; you may find additional information at the following website: http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp

Travel Required

75% or less - This position will require frequent and extensive domestic and foreign travel for extended timeframes with little advanced notice.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

* Job family (Series)

1811 Criminal Investigation

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position

* Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service

* Primary U.S. residency for the last three years (additional details below)

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).

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

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

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.

Mobility Agreement: Selectees will be required to sign a mobility agreement upon acceptance of this position. The selectee may be required to relocate to another duty location in accordance with applicable law, regulation and Agency policy, to a different geographic location, at any time during your employment with CBP.

Qualifications

You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level performing duties such as:

* Conducting criminal investigations of federal laws;

* Investigating individuals, businesses, employees, and criminal organizations that represent a significant threat to United States national security;

* Serving as the case agent for investigations;

* Developing facts and evidence; gathering information and intelligence; conducting interviews and interrogations; making arrests and conducting searches and seizures;

* Preparing and executing search and arrest warrants, or other judicial processes as the affiant. (e.g., document subpoenas, electronic surveillance orders, etc.); and

* Preparing detailed Reports of Investigation and briefings regarding ongoing investigations for agency management and the US Attorney's Office.

You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level performing duties such as:

* Working as a criminal investigator to include, identifying criminal case issues and evidence needed, based on analysis of charges, complaints, or allegations of law violations;

* Employs all available authorities and capabilities in support of criminal, corruption, misconduct, counter-terrorism and counterintelligence investigations/programs directly affecting national security and agency integrity;

* Conducts investigations of major interregional dimensions, having national or international implications. Cases are often highly controversial and sensitive and have important economic, financial, enforcement and investigative implications;

* Prepares and executing search and arrest warrants, or other judicial processes (e.g., document subpoenas, electronic surveillance orders, etc.); and

* Prepares detailed Reports of Investigation and briefings regarding ongoing investigations for agency management and the US Attorney's Office.

Quality Ranking Factor: You will be asked the question below as part of the online self-assessment questionnaire. Candidates will receive a higher score based upon their responses to the following:

Have you attended the Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) basic training program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) or other equivalent (i.e. FBI, DEA, or Postal Inspection)?

Criminal Investigator Training Program: Criminal Investigators must complete an initial course of basic training, specifically the Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Georgia, or an Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) approved equivalent course of instruction and the OPR Special Agent Training Program at the Customs and Border Protection Advanced Training Center, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, as well as additional training throughout their careers. Both basic and advanced training programs are designed to prepare law enforcement personnel with the skills, aptitudes, and competencies required to serve as a Criminal Investigator.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must:

* Meet all qualification requirements, including education if applicable to this position, subject to verification at any stage of the application process; and

* Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 07/23/2018.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Background Investigation: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency's core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity. During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy), and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. . For more information visit this link.

Polygraph Examination: The CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR position is a polygraph-required position. If you are not a current CBP employee in a law enforcement position, you may be required to take a polygraph exam and have favorable results in order to continue in the pre-employment process. Please see Polygraph Examination.

Polygraph Reciprocity: CBP may accept the results of a prior federal polygraph exam in lieu of a CBP polygraph exam. You will receive information to request reciprocity in your Background Investigation Package.

Polygraph Waiver: Certain veterans may be eligible to obtain a polygraph waiver. You will receive information to request a waiver in your Background Investigation Package.

Residency: If you are not currently a CBP employee, you must meet one or more of the following primary residency criteria for at least three years prior to applying to this announcement:

* Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations);

* Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity; or

* Been a dependent of a United States federal or military employee serving overseas.

Exceptions may be granted if you provide complete state-side coverage information regarding participation in "Study Abroad" programs, overseas church missions, or state-side addresses of anyone who worked or studied with you overseas. You must provide information and related documentation at the time of application.

Probationary Period: All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal Government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found here. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities and/or competencies clearly exceeding the minimum requirements of the position. This will be measured by a score of 85 or higher. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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