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Criminal Investigator
Social Security Administration

Bangor, Maine
Closed
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Permanent - Full-Time - Fixed Shift 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Overview
  • Posting Dates
    Open: March 11, 2019 ()
    Close: March 15, 2019 ()
  • Position Properties
    Criminal Investigation
    Internal Job Number: SH-10444547
  • Organization Details
    Social Security Administration
    Other Agencies and Independent Organizations
  • Salary Information
    $73,375.00 - $95,388.00 Per Year
    13% below average

    Pay Band: GS-1811-12/12
  • Who Can Apply?
Position Summary
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  • Open & closing dates

    03/11/2019 to 03/15/2019

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 12

  • Salary

    $73,375 to $95,388 per year

    Selectee will receive Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) in the amount of 25% in addition to the salary listed

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full-Time - Fixed Shift 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Help Locations

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Bangor, ME
Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

Help This job is open to Clarification from the agency

Current or former Federal employees and veterans eligible under VEOA only. Please see additional specific information on who may apply in the Additional Information section.

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SH-10444547

Control number

526679100

  • Duties Help Duties

    The incumbent serves as a Special Agent in the Office of Investigations (OI), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Social Security Administration (SSA) with the responsibility for conducting and coordinating difficult and sensitive investigations related to fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in Agency programs and operations. This position is in Philadelphia Field Division Three Locations: Charleston, WV, Providence, RI, and Sioux Falls, SD

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    • Independently conducts difficult and sensitive investigations into criminal and noncriminal cases.
    • Conducts research and analysis of cases to determine the applicable laws and the implementing regulations which were violated.
    • Initiates contacts with Federal, State, and local officials.
    • Plans and conducts surveillance of a suspect or various groups of suspects
    • Briefs Special Agent in Charge and Senior Special Agent on investigative activities.
    • Prepares interim and comprehensive final investigative reports for prosecutive and management officials

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

  • Requirements Help Requirements
    • U.S. Citizenship required.
    • Selective Service Registration: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov
    • Background and/or security investigation may be required.
    • Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results.
    • Federal employees must be in good standing.
    • Federal employees must have a successful performance rating.
    • Selectees may be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.
    • All application materials must be received by the closing date.
    • Official Personnel Folders will not be reviewed.
    • Requests for copies of application documents will not be accepted.
    • All application forms submitted become the property of SSA Human Resources.
    • Must pass all phases of the Criminal Investigator application process.
    • Must meet all physical requirements.
    • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.
    • Selectee without previous FLEO service must be at least 21 years of age and not yet 37 years of age or older on the date of appointment. This requirement does not apply to preference eligible veterans.
    To qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants must have 52 weeks of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent, which is in or related to the work of the position to be filled which has equipped applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such specialized experience is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant performed work that involved planning, managing, or conducting investigations related to alleged or suspected criminal violations of laws, demonstrating knowledge of criminal investigative techniques, rules of criminal procedures, laws, and precedent court decisions concerning the admissibility of evidence, constitutional rights, search and seizure, and related issues in the conduct of investigations.

    Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks at GS-11.

    Time in grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS, DRUG URINALYSIS, PRE-EMPLOYMENT SECURITY CLEARANCE:

    Tentative selectee(s) must pass a pre-appointment physical examination. The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000 and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself or others is disqualifying.

    Tentative selectee(s) will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment unless currently an SSA employee occupying a position already in a random drug testing program. Appointment to the position is contingent upon a negative test result. After appointment the employee will be included in the agency's random drug test program.
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    This position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment/Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.

    WHO MAY APPLY: Applications will only be accepted from applicants eligible for one of the following categories.

    • Federal employees currently serving under career or career conditional appointments;
    • Federal employees currently serving under the following types of appointments: Schedule A, Reg. 213.3102 (U) appointments for individuals with disabilities;
    • Former Federal employees eligible for reinstatement (i.e., those who have career status or separated from a career-conditional appointment less than 3 years ago);
    • Current or former Federal employees eligible under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); or
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) Eligibles (i.e., Preference-eligible veterans OR veterans who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service).
    • Federal employees serving under excepted service appointments with competitive service compatibility (e.g. Postal Service, Foreign Service, an agency with an interchange agreement, etc.) may be eligible to apply. Please visit Excepted Service Appointments with Competitive Service Compatibility for more information.
    NOTE: Excepted service employees serving under Schedule A appointments for Attorney positions or Pathways Programs appointments (Presidential Management Fellows, Recent Graduates, and Interns) are not eligible for consideration.

    Position to be filled under the provisions of the Management Officials Promotion Plan. The best-qualified list for this vacancy may be used to fill the same or similar positions in a component(s) under the same Deputy Commissioner. Additional selections may be made within 6 months of the date the best qualified list is issued.

    LOCALITY PAY: Salary will be set in accordance with locality pay provisions. Candidates currently receiving a higher locality pay than the office applied for are advised that should they be selected, they will lose entitlement to the higher locality pay.

    OTHER NOTES:

    The selectee will be required to file an OGE form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, in accordance with 5 CFR section 2634, subpart i.

    This position is not eligible for telework.

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.


    This is a critical sensitive position. The selected employee will be required to complete a Standard Form 86, Questionnaire for Sensitive Positions, in order to have the appropriate investigation conducted, unless the employee has been previously certified eligible to occupy a position at this level.

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION:

    Tentative selectee must pass a criminal records check and a credit check prior to receiving further consideration.

    The selected employee will not be made a final offer of employment until after we receive notice of the completion of a successful background investigation.

    Selectee will be required to pass firearms qualification and may be required to carry a firearm. The selectee will be required to attend a course of instruction on the proper use of Oleoresin Capsicum spray (OCS), which is the oily resin of pepper. This instruction includes being exposed to OCS so that knowledge of its effects can be gained.

    This position is covered by the special retirement provision for Federal Law Enforcement Officers (FLEO). Selectee without previous FLEO service must be at least 21 years of age and not yet 37 years of age or older on the date of appointment. This requirement does not apply to preference eligible veterans.

    Selectee newly assigned to the Criminal Investigator position MUST successfully complete the 9-week Criminal Investigator Program training course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Glynco, Georgia.

    Some travel is required and a valid state driver's license is required.Selectee must sign a mobility agreement to accept relocation to other geographic locations if required by the agency.

    Applicants will be rated based on the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    • Knowledge of criminal investigative procedures and techniques.
    • Knowledge of federal laws, regulations, court procedures, and rules of evidence.
    • Ability to work effectively with others, especially with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
    • Skill in using a variety of investigative techniques to gather information or evidence.
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
    Applicants will be assessed using the rating criteria listed in the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10444547

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Yes

  • Required Documents Help Required Documents

    RESUME
    Your resume must provide all of the information necessary to make qualifications and eligibility determinations (e.g., experience related to your qualifications for this position, grade levels and dates of your current and prior positions, etc.). SSA employees may submit an SSA-45.

    Your resume must specifically demonstrate, in your own words, the possession of the required experience related to the minimum qualifications, selective placement factors and/or evaluation criteria. Information that is copied or restated language from the vacancy announcement, rating criteria, KSAs and/or position description will not be considered. If this occurs, you may lose consideration for one or more grade levels or found ineligible.

    SF-50
    If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) that that reflects your grade/step, possession of time-in-grade (e.g. a Within-Grade Increase or Promotion/Reassignment dated more than one year ago), and career or career-conditional tenure in the competitive service. You may need to submit more than one SF-50 to prove possession of time-in-grade. Current SSA employees are not required to submit an SF-50.

    If you are a former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility, you must also submit your separation SF-50 showing your separation was not for performance or conduct reasons.

    PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL
    If you are a current Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal. If you are a new Federal employee who has not yet received a performance rating, you must upload an explanation.

    Current SSA employees and VEOA applicants are not required to submit performance appraisals.

    VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA)
    If you are applying under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), you must submit your DD-214 (member 4 copy) and any other documentation demonstrating your preference eligibility, such as a disability letter.

    NOTE: If you are a current Federal employee eligible under VEOA, you are subject to the time-in-grade requirement and must submit an SF-50 as required above.

    INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP)
    If you are applying for selection priority under ICTAP, you must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility: a separation notice; a Notice of Personnel Action (SF-50) documenting your separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

  • 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.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/Guide-Me/New-Prospective-Employees/

    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

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. When answering the questionnaire, remember that your experience is subject to verification by the selecting official. You may be asked to provide specific examples or documentation of experience to support your answers, or you may be required to verify a response by a practical demonstration of your claimed ability to perform a task.

    Notice Concerning Materially False, Fictitious, or Fraudulent Statements
    Anything you claim in the occupational questionnaire or in your SSA-45 may be subject to verification. By completing the electronic application process, you are certifying that any statements you make are true, complete, and correct to the best of your knowledge and belief and are made in good faith. Materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations are subject to disciplinary action.

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    • A Resume (SSA employees may submit an SSA-45)
    • The Occupational Questionnaire: Click on the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account and follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire.
    • Additional Required Documents, if applicable (See Required Documents section).
    The complete Application Package must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. (EST) on 03/15/2019. Failure to upload any required documents will disqualify your application from consideration.

    If you use assistive software or an adaptive device, or you are experiencing some other type of technical difficulty and/or otherwise require assistance with the application process, please contact Patrick Woods at 410-965-5834 or Patrick.Woods@ssa.gov.

    Individuals with disabilities may call us via Federal Relay using the (voice) contact telephone provided.

    Due to our security procedures, our office will not accept any applications submitted via email, standard mail, or facsimile sent directly to the Servicing Personnel Office. Applicants are required to file through the online application process. The email address is listed only for inquiries about the position or the How to Apply process.

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log in to your USAJOBS account. Agency contact information Patrick Woods Phone

    410-965-5834

    Email

    Patrick.Woods@ssa.gov

    Address

    OIG
    6401 Security Boulevard
    Baltimore, MD 21235
    US Learn more about this agency

    Do you have a desire to:

    • help SSA manage its Social Security programs?
    • analyze and solve problems?
    • help and advise millions of retired and disabled individuals?
    • work on a team to make a difference in people's lives and your own?
    Join SSA, one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government!

    Learn more about what it's like to work at Social Security Administration, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

    http://www.ssa.gov/careers//

    After all of the applications have been evaluated, you will receive notification via email explaining the status of your application. If you applied incorrectly or submitted an incomplete application, we will be unable to send you an electronic receipt of your application. Please read the How to Apply instructions carefully to ensure that you submit a complete application.

    To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log in to your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

    Selection interviews may be conducted with one or more of the candidates, but there is no requirement that interviews be conducted. The hiring office will contact candidates directly for interviews. Applicants referred for consideration will receive a final disposition notice after selections have been made.

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
Qualifications
To qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants must have 52 weeks of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent, which is in or related to the work of the position to be filled which has equipped applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such specialized experience is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant performed work that involved planning, managing, or conducting investigations related to alleged or suspected criminal violations of laws, demonstrating knowledge of criminal investigative techniques, rules of criminal procedures, laws, and precedent court decisions concerning the admissibility of evidence, constitutional rights, search and seizure, and related issues in the conduct of investigations.

Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants for promotion must have 52 weeks at GS-11.

Time in grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Duties

The incumbent serves as a Special Agent in the Office of Investigations (OI), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Social Security Administration (SSA) with the responsibility for conducting and coordinating difficult and sensitive investigations related to fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in Agency programs and operations. This position is in Philadelphia Field Division Three Locations: Charleston, WV, Providence, RI, and Sioux Falls, SD

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.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/Guide-Me/New-Prospective-Employees/

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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