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Criminal Investigator
Office of Inspector General

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Closed
No longer open

Permanent - Full-Time

Overview
  • Posting Dates
    Open: February 7, 2019 ()
    Close: February 11, 2019 ()
  • Position Properties
    Criminal Investigation
    Internal Job Number: HHS-OIG-OI-DH-10415917-TR
  • Organization Details
    Office of Inspector General
    Department of Health And Human Services
  • Salary Information
    $56,463.00 - $72,856.00 Per Year
    34% below average

    Pay Band: GL-1811-9/9
  • Who Can Apply?
Position Summary
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  • Open & closing dates

    02/07/2019 to 02/11/2019

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GL 9

  • Salary

    $56,463 to $72,856 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Help Locations

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Philadelphia, PA
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

Help This job is open to Clarification from the agency

All U.S. Citizens, No Prior Federal Experience is Required

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HHS-OIG-OI-DH-10415917-TR

Control number

523716700

  • Duties Help Duties

    For more information about the HHS Office of Inspector General, go to http://oig.hhs.gov/.

    This position is being filled using Direct Hire Authority and is open to all U.S. Citizens. All applicants who meet basic requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply.

    This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations.

    Learn more about this agency

    This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations. As a Criminal Investigator, GL-9, the applicant will:

    • Study assigned material pertinent to cases of alleged or suspected violations of Federal statutes involving fraud against the Government;
    • Contact Federal, State and local agencies to obtain facts, signed statement, explanation of actions and study the background of the case, the sequence of events and other case related information;
    • Collaborate with other agents in increasingly more complex cases in interviewing, observing techniques under highly stressful situation, taking notes and participating in the interviews to obtain specific information and to verify facts;
    • Collaborate with other agents in the preparation of completed investigation reports to develop knowledge and skills for clear, concise and accurate reporting and documentation of cases with supportable evidence for use in a prosecution of the case;
    • Carries out undercover assignments and maintains surveillance under close watch by other investigators;
    • Participates with other agents in working with U.S. Attorneys in the preparation of cases for presentation in Federal courts. Accompanies other agents when serving as a witness in the trail of cases, for training in the process and technical aspects required in presenting evidence to support criminal violation of Federal laws;
    • Conduct criminal, civil or administrative investigations;
    • Participate in Secretarial and other dignitary protection details.

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

  • Requirements Help Requirements

      • U.S. Citizenship is required.
      • Registration with the Selective Service (if applicable).
      • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
      • One-year probationary period may be required.
      • Valid U.S. Driver License, Medical Examination and Drug Test.
      • If selected, you will be required to sign a Mobility Agreement.
      • Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-450) is required.
      Age: The minimum entry age for this position is 21 years of age and the maximum entry age for this position is 36 years of age (the date of appointment must be no later than the date immediately preceding the 37th birthday) unless you have sufficient prior Federal service in a covered law enforcement position or are a preference-eligible applicant. If you are a preference eligible applicant, you may be eligible for this position after your 37th birthday. You must provide a copy of your (DD-214), Standard Form 15 (SF-15) if applicable, other documentation supporting preference eligibility, and any other documentation pursuant to the instructions in this vacancy announcement to receive consideration as preference-eligible applicant in the hiring process.

      Training Requirements: Successful completion of the Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) or an approved equivalent is required. Must successfully qualify with OI-issued firearms on an approved course of fire and successfully complete OI Control Tactics training program. Appointments to this position will be terminated if all of the above are not satisfactorily completed.
      GL-09 Specialized Experience:
      • Applicants must have at least one full-time year (12 months) of specialized work experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GL-07 level in the Federal service that demonstrates the ability to conduct investigative techniques doing the following: searching public records/databases; interviewing witness/employees to verify facts and obtain specific pieces of information; securing signed statements, affidavits and documentary evidence to be included in reports or case records. In addition the ability to write reports for case records; OR
      • Completion of two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LLB or JD; OR
      • Possess a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that qualifies. Only graduate education in excess of the first year (18 semester hours) may be combine with experience under this standard.
      Security and Background Requirements: A Top Secret clearance may be required to be obtained and maintained and a credit check is required. If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

      This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm and must meet the Lautenberg Amendment requirements as described in Title 18, USC Section 992 (g). Any person who has been convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor or crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm. The term convicted as defined by the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set-aside, pardoned, or any person whose civil rights have been restored, so long as the restoration does not restrict the shipping, transport, possession or receipt of firearms or ammunition. Candidates who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or crimes of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statute are not eligible for this position.

      Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements,including education, and any selective placement factors described below within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

      Education used as part of an application package will only be considered if complete transcripts are submitted and must be from an accredited institution as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. To see if your institution is accredited, please follow this link: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx

      Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accrediting organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

      Law Enforcement Retirement: This position meets the eligibility criteria for law enforcement retirement under both the Civil Service Retirement Systems (CSRS) and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Employees covered by either retirement system that reach age 50 or over with a least twenty years of service as a law enforcement officer are qualified for law enforcement retirement. In addition, employees covered by FERS (all new hires to the federal government) of any age with a least twenty-five years of service as a law enforcement officer are qualified for law enforcement retirement. Finally, employees who reach age 57 with a least twenty years of service as a law enforcement officer are subject to mandatory retirement.

      This position is approved for Primary Law Enforcement coverage under 5 (USC) 8331 (20) or 5 USC 8401 (17).

      E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

      Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

      Career Transition Program (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Documentation: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you MUST submit proof of eligibility. Appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, an SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You MUST also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record along with your application package. Those eligible for consideration will need to be rated as well-qualified at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position in order to exercise selection priority. For more information about ICTAP, go to: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition.

      EEO Statement: HHS is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.

      Your application will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your experience, education (if applicable), and training relevant to the duties of this position. If you are found minimally qualified for the job, your application package will be further evaluated to determine your possession of the critical knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics listed below.

      Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions.

      You will be evaluated on the following:

      • Criminal Investigation
      • Decision Making
      • Oral Communication
      • Problem Solving
      • Quality Ranking Factor
      • Written Communication

      Security clearance

      Top Secret

      Drug test required

      Yes

    • Required Documents Help Required Documents

      All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

      • Resume


      Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
      • DD-214
      • Other Veterans Document
      • Resume
      • SF-15
      • SF-50
      • Transcript
      • Responses to the Assessment Questionnaire
      • Other Supporting Documents: (Only submit if applicable to you)
      • College transcript (if qualifying all or in part based on your education
      • Veterans' Preference documentation - If you are a veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy - 4) and, if applicable, and Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference and an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces that supports your claim.
      • CTAP/ICTAP documentation
      Financial Disclosure: This position may be subject to financial disclosure requirements and must be filed within 30 days of the appointment. For more information about Financial Disclosure and OGE Form 450, you may go to the Office of Government Ethics website at www.oge.gov and select Financial Disclosure. Frequently Asked Questions can be found at http://www.oge.gov/Financial-Disclosure/Confidential-Financial-Disclosure-450/OGE-Form-450-FAQs/OGE-Form-450-FAQs/.

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    • Benefits Help Benefits

      A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

      https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

      Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

    • How to Apply Help How to Apply

      To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

      A complete application package for this vacancy must be received on-line via the USA Staffing web site by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/11/2019 to receive consideration. Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.

      Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov.

      If you are unable to apply online and have the required information, please call 1-478-744-2360 to start your Alternate Application. You will connected with a member of our staff who will initiate the Alternate Application process. More information on the Alternate Application process can be viewed at the following link: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information.

      Questions regarding this vacancy or the application process should be directed to the HR Specialist. The HR Specialist can be reached at (855) 291-2284. Someone is available to answer phone calls and emails from 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday excluding Federal holidays.

      This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

      Agency contact information Tasha Reeves Phone

      202-708-9838

      Email

      Tasha.Reeves@oig.hhs.gov

      Address

      OIG Office of Investigations
      330 Independence Ave, SW
      Washington, DC 20201
      US Learn more about this agency

      The Office of Inspector General (OIG) supports the mission of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in protecting the health of Americans and providing essential human services. The OIG is comprised of dedicated professionals promoting the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of HHS managed programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Head Start. The integrity of these programs is evaluated for success, and any fraud, waste, or abuse is addressed by OIG.

      OIG is ranked as the #1 agency in HHS by the Partnership for Public Service's "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" 2018 ratings.

      Learn more about what it's like to work at Office of Inspector General, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

      https://oig.hhs.gov/about-oig/careers/index.asp/

      Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

      You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed.

    Fair & Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

    Legal and regulatory guidance

    This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523716700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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Qualifications
GL-09 Specialized Experience:
  • Applicants must have at least one full-time year (12 months) of specialized work experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GL-07 level in the Federal service that demonstrates the ability to conduct investigative techniques doing the following: searching public records/databases; interviewing witness/employees to verify facts and obtain specific pieces of information; securing signed statements, affidavits and documentary evidence to be included in reports or case records. In addition the ability to write reports for case records; OR
  • Completion of two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LLB or JD; OR
  • Possess a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that qualifies. Only graduate education in excess of the first year (18 semester hours) may be combine with experience under this standard.
Security and Background Requirements: A Top Secret clearance may be required to be obtained and maintained and a credit check is required. If not previously completed, a background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

This position authorizes the incumbent to carry a firearm and must meet the Lautenberg Amendment requirements as described in Title 18, USC Section 992 (g). Any person who has been convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor or crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm. The term convicted as defined by the statute, excludes any person whose conviction has been expunged, set-aside, pardoned, or any person whose civil rights have been restored, so long as the restoration does not restrict the shipping, transport, possession or receipt of firearms or ammunition. Candidates who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or crimes of domestic violence within the meaning of the referenced statute are not eligible for this position.

Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements,including education, and any selective placement factors described below within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Duties

For more information about the HHS Office of Inspector General, go to http://oig.hhs.gov/.

This position is being filled using Direct Hire Authority and is open to all U.S. Citizens. All applicants who meet basic requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply.

This position is located in the Department of Health And Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations.

Learn more about this agency
Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/benefits/

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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