Supervisory Criminal Investigator

US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organizations Washington, DC
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This position is located in Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training (OCEFT), Protection Services Detail located in Washington, D.C.

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You will:

1. Have responsibility for the reviewing, coordinating and the supervision of investigative, operational and administrative matters conducted by a staff of Criminal Investigators and specialized support personnel located within the National Capital Area Office (NCAO).

2. Have responsibility for the oversight of complex protective operations and investigations, requiring extensive experience and leadership, as well as in-depth knowledge of criminal investigation and physical protection techniques.

3. Provide supervision to criminal investigations responsible for conducting protective advances and providing personal physical security during movements.

4. Provide input and feedback to the Director CID regarding assignments that require a task force approach involving correlation of assigned investigative, operational and administrative personnel, as well as coordination with appropriate international, federal, tribal, state, regional, county and/or local law enforcement, prosecutional and intelligence programs and offices.

5. Maintain oversight of investigations, undercover operations and initiatives conducted within the Area Office including activities relating to protective travel and physical security, and environmental crimes.

6. Review and approve investigative case reports of subordinate agents and provide guidance concerning complex investigations or case management concerns.

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be required to travel 11-15 days per month.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to…

You may apply if you:

1-Work in the commuting area of Washington, DC as a current federal employee with competitive status; are reinstatement, non-competitive appointment (e.g., Schedule A, Peace Corps), ICTAP or EPA CTAP eligible; or

2-Live anywhere as a preference eligible veteran or honorably discharged from the armed services after 3 years or more of continuous active service (VEOA); or Public Health Service Officer.

Questions? This job is open to 6 groups.

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1811 Criminal Investigation

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Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required.

* Pre-employment physical is required and periodic physicals thereafter.

* Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.

* You must submit resume and required documents (see How to Apply tab).

* See requirements under Qualifications Section.

This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

You will be required to obtain and maintain a top-secret security clearance.

If you are selected, you must complete (or have already completed) a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period. Upon acceptance of an initial appointment to a supervisory or managerial position with the EPA, you agree to complete all elements of the EPA Successful Leaders Program.

This development program is designed to enhance leadership skills and abilities and meet the Agency's goal of providing new leaders with the skills and tools you need to be successful.

You must meet time in grade requirements no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement.

If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure form within 30 days of your first day of employment and annually thereafter.

You will be required to obtain (before coming on board) and maintain a valid driver's license and must be able to operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle.


You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.

We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

To qualify for the GS-15 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience equivalent to the GS-14 level defined as providing guidance in conducting protective advances; inclusive of site advances, motorcade advances, site and motorcade risk assessments and risk management; experience making decisions which may significantly change or develop important protective policies or programs.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

1. Ability to supervise Criminal Investigators during the conduct of a wide variety of law enforcement activities.

2. Knowledge of principles and techniques of physical protection and criminal investigation, including laws and decisions relating to physical protection and investigative procedures.

3. Knowledge of what constitutes a crime or violation as defined in pertinent statues, including Title 15 of the U.S. Code, the Uniform code of Military Justice, and statues with anti fraud or similar criminal penalties.

4. Knowledge of principles and techniques of physical protection and criminal investigation, including laws and decisions relating to physical protection and investigative procedures.

5. Knowledge of the operation and function of a protective detail and associated security requirements to independently analyze site vulnerabilities and threats.

6. Knowledge of what constitutes a crime or violation as defined in pertinent statues, including Title 18 of the U.S. Code, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and statues with anti fraud or similar criminal penalties.

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.


Criminal Investigators - Special Provisions:

Medical Requirements: You must be found to be physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties.

Age Requirements: You must be at least 21 years of age and not older than 36 at the time of appointment. In accordance with PL 100-238, this position is covered under law enforcement retirements provisions; therefore, you must be appointed before reaching your 37th birthday unless you presently serve or have previously served in a Federal civilian law enforcement retirement-covered position.

Basic Agent Training Requirements: You must successfully complete and pass the required Basic Agent Training Program. Failure to pass the training program will result in separation from EPA.

Law Enforcement Training: You must successfully complete the 9-week Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Basic Criminal Investigator training program and the 8-week Environmental Investigations Basic training program at Glynco, GA. You must pass the training program on the first attempt or you will be removed from this position and failure may result in separation from the Agency. You are exempt from this training if you have previously completed the program.

You must meet qualifications to carry a firearm. Lautenberg Notice: Title 18 USC, Section 911 (g), automatically disqualifies anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from being appointed to this position. You must not have been convicted of a felony crime.

Work Schedule: The hours are long and irregular. You must be available at all times, to include holidays. You may also be sent on extended temporary duty station assignments away from your assigned office. You may be reassigned to different duty locations throughout the U.S. based on the needs of the Agency.

You must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle.