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Criminal Investigator (Term) - Rehired Annuitant (REA) and ICTAP Applicants Only

In Capellen United States

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Criminal Investigator (Term) - Rehired Annuitant (REA) and ICTAP Applicants Only   

JOB TITLE:

Criminal Investigator (Term) - Rehired Annuitant (REA) and ICTAP Applicants Only

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Sacramento Capellen United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Duties

  • Plans, conducts and maintains control over complex cases involving criminal or civil statue violations pertaining to SBA programs, as well as administrative code of conduct violations involving SBA employees.
    Work involves: analyzing and evaluating leads/allegations; developing evidence; executing search warrants affidavits; using various investigative techniques such as surveillance, searches and electronic monitoring; and coordinating with other law enforcement departments and agencies.
  • Initiates and maintains continuing liaison with other federal OIGs, regulatory enforcement agencies and local law enforcement; presents reports and testimonies that are clear and convincing; conducts investigative interviews.
  • Prepares reports of investigation and other investigative reports.
    Reports include analysis of evidence from a wide variety of sources and evaluation of interrelated activities uncovered during the investigation.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.
    S.
    Citizen.
  • You must successfully complete a background investigation.
    Candidates who do not complete the required background investigation paperwork by the pre-determined due date, will be disqualified.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • You are required to meet the medical requirements of the position.
  • You are subject to pre-appointment and random drug testing.
  • You must qualify with and carry a firearm.
  • You must be a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's (FLETC) Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) or other federal equivalent.
  • You must serve as a current Rehired Annuitant.
    You must provide your retirement SF-50 to remain in consideration.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient evidence of experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of the position.
Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE STATEMENT:

GS-13: One year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service that is directly in, or related to, the work of the position to be filled.
Specialized experience for this position is defined as: plans and conducts multi-jurisdictional and multi-defendant complex white-collar and government program/financial fraud criminal investigations to determine violations of Federal laws and regulations; obtains and evaluates evidence and recommends actions; reconstructs and examines records; conducts interviews and interrogations; develops facts; makes arrests; conducts searches and seizures; assists attorneys during case preparation; and, prepares comprehensive oral and written briefings.


Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions.
It is available for your review on OPM's Qualifications website.


Selective Placement Factor: In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, you must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered qualified for the position: Applicant must be a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's (FLETC) Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) or other federal equivalent.


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.


MEDICAL REQUIREMENT:

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 himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.


This position is covered under the special retirement provision for Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighter.
Therefore, the maximum age for initial appointment to the 1811 series is the date immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday.
The age restriction does not apply if you served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement officer (FLEO) position covered by special CSRS or FERS retirement provisions, including early retirement.
If you have reached the mandatory retirement age of 57, you are not eligible to apply to this vacancy.


Applicants are obligated to abide by the Lautenberg Amendment which requires applicants to disclosed whether they have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the statute.
If convicted, you will be ineligible to occupy this position unless you received a pardon or your conviction was expunged or set aside.


All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 02/06/2024.

Education

For this position you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone - no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation may be required for all new hires.
Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.


SELECTIVE SERVICE: 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.
For additional information visit www.
sss.
gov.


FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: You are required to file a new entrant Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450 Report).


Telework is available.
For information on Telework visit: http://www.
telework.
gov/

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement if additional vacancies occur within 180 days of the date the certificates were issued.


  • 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.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our 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 You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials, the responses you provide on the application questionnaire, and the result of the online assessment required for this position (if you are determined qualified after initial review).
To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link:
https://apply.
usastaffing.
gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12298798.
You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):

  • Criminal Investigation
  • Oral Communication
  • Writing
Your application will be evaluated under the Category Rating method based on your responses to the assessment questions.
You will receive a score based on the responses to the assessment questions.
If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.
If you meet basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:

1.
Best-Qualified: highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge, skills and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training as described in an applicant's responses to the assessment questions and resume.

2.
Well-Qualified: competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, training, and education as applicable, as described in an applicant's responses to the assessment questions and resume.

3.
Qualified: an overall basic level of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training, as described in an applicant's responses to the assessment questions and resume.


Candidates eligible for veterans preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated.
Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category.


Career and InterAgency Career Transition Assistance Programs: If you are applying for a special selection priority under SBA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (open to surplus SBA employees only) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (open to surplus and displaced Federal employees), you must: meet CTAP eligibility criteria, be rated well-qualified for the position with a rating of 85 or above based on the competencies listed below, and submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP eligibility.
Click here for more information.

  • 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.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our 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.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.
    Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.
    You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

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

    1.
    Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.

    2.
    A complete Occupational Questionnaire
    3.
    Retirement SF-50
    4.
    In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the occupational questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms, if applicable.
    It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all documents are legible:

    • Federal employees must submit proof of your permanent career/career-conditional competitive status (\"1\" or \"2\" in Tenure, block 24 and \"1\" in Position Occupied, block 34).
      Submit SF-50 showing current grade and tenure and an SF-50 showing highest (permanent) grade ever held, if different.
      NOTE: An award or detail SF-50 will not be accepted as proof of status.
    • If you are using education as a substitution for experience (the announcement will state whether this is allowed), or if there is an educational requirement for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (unofficial or official) that clearly describes your qualifying education.
      If selected, official transcripts will be required;
    • If you are claiming Veteran status, you must submit a copy of all required documents to support your claim (including a DD-214 showing character of service)
    • -see VetGuide;
    • To receive consideration for a special appointment authority (30%, severely disabled, Peace Corps, ICTAP, VRA), you must submit all required documentation supporting your claim for Special Appointing Authorities;
    • Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD-214 (showing the character of service) or other proof of service to receive consideration for veterans' preference.
      For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit FedsHireVets.
      gov.
    • For proof of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must provide documentation from each of the following three categories:
    • 1.
      One of the following:

    • Your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice;
    • Your RIF notice offering a lower graded position accompanied by a declination of the offer (the RIF notice must state that declination will result in separation under RIF);
    • Notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside the local commuting area (e.
      g.
      , a directed reassignment or change in duty station);
    • Certificate of expected separation; or
    • Other official agency certification or notification indicating that your position is surplus (e.
      g.
      , a notice of position abolishment or a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement).
    • 2.
      Your Notification of Personnel Action(s), SF-50(s), or other official documentation that shows:

    • a.
      You are a current:
      • i.
        career or career-conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below; or
      • ii.
        excepted service employee serving without time limit at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and selection priority by law for competitive service positions; and
    • b.
      The position you may be or are being separated from:
      • i.
        Is equal to or higher than the grade of the job announced; and
      • ii.
        Has the same or higher promotion potential as the job announced; and
      • iii.
        Is in the same local commuting area as the job announced.
    • 3.
      Your most recent performance rating of record (which must be rated at least fully successful or equivalent).

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
    Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application.
    To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include the initial online assessment and submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/06/2024 to receive consideration.
    The application process is as follows:

    • To begin the application process, click the Apply Online button.
    • Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all necessary supporting documentation.
    • Click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59PM (ET) on the announcement closing date.
    To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account (https://my.
    usajobs.
    gov/Account/Login).
    There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application.
    This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.


    To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: https://my.
    usajobs.
    gov/Account/Login .
    All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page.
    The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application.
    The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated.
    For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.
    usajobs.
    gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    Melissa Jones

    Phone

    (202) 205-7368

    Email

    melissa.
    jones@sba.
    gov

    Address

    OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL HR OFFICE
    409 3RD STREET, SW
    WASHINGTON, DC 20416
    US

    Next steps

    Once your responses to the occupational questionnaire are received by our system, you will be sent an acknowledgement email stating that your submission was successful.
    After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official.
    If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.
    During the evaluation and interview process you may be asked to provide written responses to questions or writing samples.
    You may track the status of the application process through USAJOBS and you will be notified of the outcome.

  • Fair and Transparent

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

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

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

1.
Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.

2.
A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3.
Retirement SF-50
4.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the occupational questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms, if applicable.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all documents are legible:

  • Federal employees must submit proof of your permanent career/career-conditional competitive status (\"1\" or \"2\" in Tenure, block 24 and \"1\" in Position Occupied, block 34).
    Submit SF-50 showing current grade and tenure and an SF-50 showing highest (permanent) grade ever held, if different.
    NOTE: An award or detail SF-50 will not be accepted as proof of status.
  • If you are using education as a substitution for experience (the announcement will state whether this is allowed), or if there is an educational requirement for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (unofficial or official) that clearly describes your qualifying education.
    If selected, official transcripts will be required;
  • If you are claiming Veteran status, you must submit a copy of all required documents to support your claim (including a DD-214 showing character of service)
  • -see VetGuide;
  • To receive consideration for a special appointment authority (30%, severely disabled, Peace Corps, ICTAP, VRA), you must submit all required documentation supporting your claim for Special Appointing Authorities;
  • Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD-214 (showing the character of service) or other proof of service to receive consideration for veterans' preference.
    For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit FedsHireVets.
    gov.
  • For proof of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must provide documentation from each of the following three categories:
  • 1.
    One of the following:

  • Your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice;
  • Your RIF notice offering a lower graded position accompanied by a declination of the offer (the RIF notice must state that declination will result in separation under RIF);
  • Notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside the local commuting area (e.
    g.
    , a directed reassignment or change in duty station);
  • Certificate of expected separation; or
  • Other official agency certification or notification indicating that your position is surplus (e.
    g.
    , a notice of position abolishment or a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement).
  • 2.
    Your Notification of Personnel Action(s), SF-50(s), or other official documentation that shows:

  • a.
    You are a current:
    • i.
      career or career-conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below; or
    • ii.
      excepted service employee serving without time limit at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and selection priority by law for competitive service positions; and
  • b.
    The position you may be or are being separated from:
    • i.
      Is equal to or higher than the grade of the job announced; and
    • ii.
      Has the same or higher promotion potential as the job announced; and
    • iii.
      Is in the same local commuting area as the job announced.
  • 3.
    Your most recent performance rating of record (which must be rated at least fully successful or equivalent).

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


Help

This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a \"surplus\" or \"displaced\" employee.

  • The public

    U.
    S.
    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.
    S.

Clarification from the agency

This position is open to Rehired Annuitant (REA) and ICTAP applicants ONLY.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

148636 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707124162-4cc6d2cbbebec058fa7e146ea2c70171

LOCATION:

Capellen United States

CITY:

Sacramento

Job Origin:

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Duties

  • Plans, conducts and maintains control over complex cases involving criminal or civil statue violations pertaining to SBA programs, as well as administrative code of conduct violations involving SBA employees. Work involves: analyzing and evaluating leads/allegations; developing evidence; executing search warrants affidavits; using various investigative techniques such as surveillance, searches and electronic monitoring; and coordinating with other law enforcement departments and agencies.
  • Initiates and maintains continuing liaison with other federal OIGs, regulatory enforcement agencies and local law enforcement; presents reports and testimonies that are clear and convincing; conducts investigative interviews.
  • Prepares reports of investigation and other investigative reports. Reports include analysis of evidence from a wide variety of sources and evaluation of interrelated activities uncovered during the investigation.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must successfully complete a background investigation. Candidates who do not complete the required background investigation paperwork by the pre-determined due date, will be disqualified.
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • You are required to meet the medical requirements of the position.
  • You are subject to pre-appointment and random drug testing.
  • You must qualify with and carry a firearm.
  • You must be a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's (FLETC) Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) or other federal equivalent.
  • You must serve as a current Rehired Annuitant. You must provide your retirement SF-50 to remain in consideration.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient evidence of experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of the position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE STATEMENT:

GS-13: One year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service that is directly in, or related to, the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: plans and conducts multi-jurisdictional and multi-defendant complex white-collar and government program/financial fraud criminal investigations to determine violations of Federal laws and regulations; obtains and evaluates evidence and recommends actions; reconstructs and examines records; conducts interviews and interrogations; develops facts; makes arrests; conducts searches and seizures; assists attorneys during case preparation; and, prepares comprehensive oral and written briefings.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's Qualifications website.

Selective Placement Factor: In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, you must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered qualified for the position: Applicant must be a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's (FLETC) Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) or other federal equivalent.

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.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENT:

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 himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.

This position is covered under the special retirement provision for Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighter. Therefore, the maximum age for initial appointment to the 1811 series is the date immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday. The age restriction does not apply if you served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement officer (FLEO) position covered by special CSRS or FERS retirement provisions, including early retirement. If you have reached the mandatory retirement age of 57, you are not eligible to apply to this vacancy.

Applicants are obligated to abide by the Lautenberg Amendment which requires applicants to disclosed whether they have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the statute. If convicted, you will be ineligible to occupy this position unless you received a pardon or your conviction was expunged or set aside.

All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 02/06/2024.

Education

For this position you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone - no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation may be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

SELECTIVE SERVICE: 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. For additional information visit www.sss.gov.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: You are required to file a new entrant Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450 Report).

Telework is available. For information on Telework visit: http://www.telework.gov/

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement if additional vacancies occur within 180 days of the date the certificates were issued.


  • 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our 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 You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials, the responses you provide on the application questionnaire, and the result of the online assessment required for this position (if you are determined qualified after initial review). To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link:
https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12298798. You will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):

  • Criminal Investigation
  • Oral Communication
  • Writing
Your application will be evaluated under the Category Rating method based on your responses to the assessment questions. You will receive a score based on the responses to the assessment questions. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. If you meet basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:

1. Best-Qualified: highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge, skills and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training as described in an applicant's responses to the assessment questions and resume.
2. Well-Qualified: competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, training, and education as applicable, as described in an applicant's responses to the assessment questions and resume.
3. Qualified: an overall basic level of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training, as described in an applicant's responses to the assessment questions and resume.

Candidates eligible for veterans preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated. Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category.

Career and InterAgency Career Transition Assistance Programs: If you are applying for a special selection priority under SBA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (open to surplus SBA employees only) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (open to surplus and displaced Federal employees), you must: meet CTAP eligibility criteria, be rated well-qualified for the position with a rating of 85 or above based on the competencies listed below, and submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP eligibility. Click here for more information.

  • 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Review our 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.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

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

    1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
    2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
    3. Retirement SF-50
    4. In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the occupational questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms, if applicable. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all documents are legible:

    • Federal employees must submit proof of your permanent career/career-conditional competitive status (\"1\" or \"2\" in Tenure, block 24 and \"1\" in Position Occupied, block 34). Submit SF-50 showing current grade and tenure and an SF-50 showing highest (permanent) grade ever held, if different. NOTE: An award or detail SF-50 will not be accepted as proof of status.
    • If you are using education as a substitution for experience (the announcement will state whether this is allowed), or if there is an educational requirement for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (unofficial or official) that clearly describes your qualifying education. If selected, official transcripts will be required;
    • If you are claiming Veteran status, you must submit a copy of all required documents to support your claim (including a DD-214 showing character of service)
    • -see VetGuide;
    • To receive consideration for a special appointment authority (30%, severely disabled, Peace Corps, ICTAP, VRA), you must submit all required documentation supporting your claim for Special Appointing Authorities;
    • Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD-214 (showing the character of service) or other proof of service to receive consideration for veterans' preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit FedsHireVets.gov.
    • For proof of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must provide documentation from each of the following three categories:
    • 1. One of the following:

    • Your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice;
    • Your RIF notice offering a lower graded position accompanied by a declination of the offer (the RIF notice must state that declination will result in separation under RIF);
    • Notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside the local commuting area (e.g., a directed reassignment or change in duty station);
    • Certificate of expected separation; or
    • Other official agency certification or notification indicating that your position is surplus (e.g., a notice of position abolishment or a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement).
    • 2. Your Notification of Personnel Action(s), SF-50(s), or other official documentation that shows:

    • a. You are a current:
      • i. career or career-conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below; or
      • ii. excepted service employee serving without time limit at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and selection priority by law for competitive service positions; and
    • b. The position you may be or are being separated from:
      • i. Is equal to or higher than the grade of the job announced; and
      • ii. Has the same or higher promotion potential as the job announced; and
      • iii. Is in the same local commuting area as the job announced.
    • 3. Your most recent performance rating of record (which must be rated at least fully successful or equivalent).

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • How to Apply

    Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application. To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include the initial online assessment and submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/06/2024 to receive consideration. The application process is as follows:

    • To begin the application process, click the Apply Online button.
    • Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all necessary supporting documentation.
    • Click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59PM (ET) on the announcement closing date.
    To update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period, return to your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login). There you will find a record of your application, the application status, and an option to Update Application. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.

    To verify the status of your application both during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login . All of your applications will appear on the Welcome page. The application record in your USAJOBS account provides an Additional Application Information page that provides information regarding the documentation you submitted and any correspondence we have sent related to this application. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    Melissa Jones

    Phone

    (202) 205-7368

    Email

    melissa.jones@sba.gov

    Address

    OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL HR OFFICE
    409 3RD STREET, SW
    WASHINGTON, DC 20416
    US

    Next steps

    Once your responses to the occupational questionnaire are received by our system, you will be sent an acknowledgement email stating that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. During the evaluation and interview process you may be asked to provide written responses to questions or writing samples. You may track the status of the application process through USAJOBS and you will be notified of the outcome.

  • Fair and Transparent

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

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

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

1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Retirement SF-50
4. In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the occupational questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms, if applicable. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all documents are legible:

  • Federal employees must submit proof of your permanent career/career-conditional competitive status (\"1\" or \"2\" in Tenure, block 24 and \"1\" in Position Occupied, block 34). Submit SF-50 showing current grade and tenure and an SF-50 showing highest (permanent) grade ever held, if different. NOTE: An award or detail SF-50 will not be accepted as proof of status.
  • If you are using education as a substitution for experience (the announcement will state whether this is allowed), or if there is an educational requirement for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (unofficial or official) that clearly describes your qualifying education. If selected, official transcripts will be required;
  • If you are claiming Veteran status, you must submit a copy of all required documents to support your claim (including a DD-214 showing character of service)
  • -see VetGuide;
  • To receive consideration for a special appointment authority (30%, severely disabled, Peace Corps, ICTAP, VRA), you must submit all required documentation supporting your claim for Special Appointing Authorities;
  • Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD-214 (showing the character of service) or other proof of service to receive consideration for veterans' preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit FedsHireVets.gov.
  • For proof of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must provide documentation from each of the following three categories:
  • 1. One of the following:

  • Your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice;
  • Your RIF notice offering a lower graded position accompanied by a declination of the offer (the RIF notice must state that declination will result in separation under RIF);
  • Notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside the local commuting area (e.g., a directed reassignment or change in duty station);
  • Certificate of expected separation; or
  • Other official agency certification or notification indicating that your position is surplus (e.g., a notice of position abolishment or a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement).
  • 2. Your Notification of Personnel Action(s), SF-50(s), or other official documentation that shows:

  • a. You are a current:
    • i. career or career-conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below; or
    • ii. excepted service employee serving without time limit at grade GS-15 or equivalent and below who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and selection priority by law for competitive service positions; and
  • b. The position you may be or are being separated from:
    • i. Is equal to or higher than the grade of the job announced; and
    • ii. Has the same or higher promotion potential as the job announced; and
    • iii. Is in the same local commuting area as the job announced.
  • 3. Your most recent performance rating of record (which must be rated at least fully successful or equivalent).

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


Help

This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a \"surplus\" or \"displaced\" employee.

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

This position is open to Rehired Annuitant (REA) and ICTAP applicants ONLY.


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