Criminal Investigator (Senior Special Agent)
Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP)
San Francisco, California
Closed No longer open
This is a Permanent Appointment with full benefits. - This position is on a full-time work schedule.
Open: April 7, 2016 ()
Close: April 21, 2016 ()
Internal Job Number: 16-SIGTAR-48-P
Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP)
Department Of The Treasury
$89,924.00 - $138,136.00 Per Year6% above average
Pay Band: GS-1811-13/14
Who Can Apply?
U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required. This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 16-SIGTAR-47 . Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.
As authorized by the Special Inspector General, a dual compensation waiver to appoint Reemployed Annuitants without a salary off-set may be offered to highly qualified candidates. If appointed as a reemployed annuitant, the appointment will be temporary, not to exceed one year. It may be extended on a yearly basis. The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) was established at the Department of the Treasury under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The mission of SIGTARP is to conduct, supervise, and coordinate audits and investigations of the purchase, management, and sale of assets by the Secretary under the TARP. We are looking for people to join our team as we take on our responsibility to oversee this historic program and its participants.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
- Participating as part of a team in projects associated with financial criminal investigative programs;
- Investigating financial crimes; performing or leading undercover and surveillance work; conducting interviews or interrogations;
- Preparing cases and written investigative reports;
and presenting evidence in court.
- Leading and coordinating projects associated with financial criminal investigative programs;
- Planning and developing new investigative policies, procedures, and techniques;
- Investigating financial crimes and performing or leading undercover and surveillance work; conducting interviews or interrogations;
- Preparing cases and written investigative reports; and presenting evidence in court.
GS-14 Time in grade requirement: You must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks.
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, hands, 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 him/her, or others is disqualifying. AND
Individuals selected for Criminal Investigator positions are covered under special law enforcement provisions. This requires that applicants not exceed the maximum age for entry. The date immediately preceding an applicant's 37th birthday is the final date for selection. The age restriction does not apply, providing the appropriate documentation is submitted, if: You are a preference eligible veteran or you have served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement officer (FLEO) position covered by special civil service retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement, and after subtracting these covered time period(s) (years/months) of prior Federal service worked in a primary law enforcement position, you must be less than 37 years of age. The maximum entry age limit was established under the age discrimination prohibitions contained in Section 15 of the Age Discrimination and Employment Act.
The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
- Occasional Travel
- 1-5 days per month.
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
- Serving at the highest non-supervisory level within the Investigations Division, the incumbent is called upon to spearhead the largest, most complex, and most sensitive criminal and occasionally non-criminal investigations which come under the jurisdiction of the Special Inspector General for Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP).
- Incumbent reviews incoming allegations for investigative merit of delicate and sensitive investigations, identifying the issues to be investigated and the policy and/or operating procedures that are applicable, and recommends appropriate disposition.
- Incumbent conducts investigations into breaches of ethics or laws involving TARP programs, including developing work plans to establish methodology of the investigation, identifying and questioning witnesses, including follow-up, handling of evidence, and developing Reports of Investigation (ROIs) in accordance with established investigative procedures.
- The incumbent conducts financial investigations of the highest complexity involving corporate and securities fraud. In doing so, the incumbent has extensive experience in the field of conducting financial fraud investigations of the highest complexity.
- The incumbent questions high level and publicly known or sensitive subjects and third party witnesses (formally and informally) and secures evidence from other outside sources to determine nature and extent of violation.
-We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
-We will not pay relocation expenses.
-This is a NON-BARGAINING UNIT designated position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
If selected for this position, you will be required to:
-Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
-Submit to a drug test prior to your selection and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
-Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
-If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
-Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
-Travel locally and/or overnight approximately 1 to 5 days per month.
-Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
-Pass a physical examination.
-Possess a valid state motor vehicle operator's license and maintain a valid license while you occupy the position.
-File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.
-Successfully complete a background investigation.
-Obtain and maintain an appropriate security clearance.
-Sign a mobility agreement.
-Carry and use a firearm. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory. You will be ineligible to occupy this position if at any time you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless you've received a pardon or your conviction was expunged or set aside.
-Complete or have previously completed the Basic Criminal Investigative courses at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA.
-Complete a medical examination (including vision, hearing, cardiovascular and mobility of extremities) by an authorized Government physician and be determined physically fit to perform strenuous physically demanding duties. You will be required to undergo regular physical examinations and to maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with the standards and policies of this agency.
-Agree to work an average of two extra hours per day. Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) has been approved to compensate for unscheduled duty in excess of the 40-hour workweek.
-Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 http:www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.