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  • ... Columbia, Sicilia, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 134435 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

Investigator   

JOB TITLE:

Investigator

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Columbia Sicilia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

Duties

If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team in the Civil Division that is responsible for conducting highly complex and difficult investigations, mainly in the areas of health care fraud.
Typical work assignments will include:

  • Serves as an Investigator in the Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) unit.
  • Conducts routine investigations and financial examinations based on cases or broad legal issues.
  • Conducts searches of files, records and regulatory processes to find or obtain appropriate evidence for civil enforcement.
  • Critically assesses and articulates information related to investigations, evaluating the interrelation between extracted information.
  • Performs quantitative, qualitative, or other analysis of relevant facts.
  • Participates in investigative activities with Federal, State, and local officials.
  • Identifies the need for additional research, performing a variety of ancillary investigation related services.
  • Arranges for the secure storage, preservation, organization, and indexing of voluminous documentary evidence.
  • Prepares interim and final reports on the progress of the investigation.
  • Refers evidence of criminal activities to appropriate criminal investigators or sworn law enforcement officers.
  • Conducts interviews of witnesses.
  • Testifies in court regarding investigations.
  • Coordinates surveillance of suspects with appropriate law enforcement/investigative agencies.
  • Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication.
    This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing.
    Continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

GS-11: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in Federal service, or education or a combination of both specialized experience and education as explained below.
Examples of specialized experience is defined as assisting in conventional investigations and/or financial examinations; knowledge of relevant state, local, and/or federal laws or regulations regarding fraud; using systems for the secure storage, preservation, organization, and indexing of voluminous documentary evidence; assisting with interviews of witnesses; contributing to reports on the progress of investigations for use by attorneys; and creation of charts, graphs, videotapes, and other audio-visual materials.


OR

Education: Possess one of the following types of education in a related field (e.
g.
, criminal justice): Ph.
D.
or equivalent doctoral degree; OR three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.
M.
, if related.
Education at the graduate level must be in an accredited college or university and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.


OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of successfully completed graduate education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements.
In order to qualify based on a combination, graduate education must be in excess of two (2) full years.


GS-12: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in Federal service.
Examples of specialized experience is defined as assisting in routine investigations and financial examinations based on cases or broad legal issues; Critically assesses and articulates information related to investigations; conducts searches of files, records, and regulatory processes to find or obtain appropriate evidence for prosecution; performs quantitative, qualitative or other analysis in the process of investigation; works with assigned attorneys to determine applicable administrative statutory and regulatory law and identify possible violations; prepares interim and final reports on the progress of investigations.


GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in Federal service.
Examples of specialized experience is defined as conducting complex investigations and financial examinations based on cases or broad legal issues; exercises freedom of determination as to method and extent of investigations conducted; critically assesses and articulates complex an d multifaceted information related to investigations; conduct extensive searches of files, records, and regulatory processes to find or obtain appropriate evidence for prosecution; prepares investigative opinions requiring the use of considerable judgment and discretion to develop new ways and means for securing facts and evidence; applies seasoned knowledge of Federal regulatory and statutory provisions and controlling court decisions regarding investigative cases; and determines proof required to assist in affixing legal responsibility for litigation, and devises methods for obtaining, preserving, and presenting evidence to greatest effect.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.
If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.
To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria.
You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority.
Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.
opm.
gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies.
If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.
To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria.
You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application.
Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.
opm.
gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

Education

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.
S.
Department of Education.
For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.
ed.
gov.

OR
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above 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 timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials.
More information may be found at www2.
ed.
gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.
html.
All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

Additional information

Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.


The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.


Veterans' Preference - If you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming by checking the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference and submit the required veterans' preference documentation as specified in the, \"Required Documents\" section of this vacancy announcement.


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.
See www.
sss.
gov.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly.
Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.


Diversity Statement: As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.
To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.


  • 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 application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures.
Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement.
If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire.
If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.
Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.
e.
, Best Qualified).


You will be rated on the following Competencies (see OPM Website for definitions):
Attention to Detail, Manages and Organizes Information, Planning and Evaluating, and Problem Solving

The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

  • 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.

    You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    - Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).


    - Required: A Cover Letter and your resume showing relevant experience and dates (for full consideration you must include day/month/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.
    g.
    , part-time XX hours per week or full-time).
    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.


    - Required if you meet qualifications based on education: An unofficial college transcript.
    (Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript will be required prior to your first day.
    ) and foreign education evaluation documentation, if applicable, as described under the \"Education\" section of this vacancy announcement.


    -Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
    )

    - Required, if applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation.
    See Required Veterans' Preference Documentation below.
    Please note, if you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application, check the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference, and submit the required documentation as specified below.


    Required Veterans' Preference Documentation:
    • In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); or if you are a current Active Duty member you must submit a certification on appropriate military branch letterhead that indicates: 1) your service dates, 2) expected discharge or release date from active duty with a release/discharge date no later than 120 days from the closing date of this announcement, and 3) the character of service (e.
      g.
      , Honorable); or other official documentation (e.
      g.
      , documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
    In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the parent of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, \"Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference\" dated October 2013 and all the required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

    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

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.


    1.
    To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account.
    Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.


    2.
    Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.
    )


    3.
    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, my.
    usajobs.
    gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position.
    The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.
    Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.


    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.
    You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


    To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.
    usastaffing.
    gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12343022

    You are encouraged to apply online.
    Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
    If you are unable to apply online, contact Victoria Werner at Victoria.
    Werner@usdoj.
    gov or 803-929-3107 as soon as possible to arrange an alternative application process.


    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/26/2024 to receive consideration.
    Keep a copy of your proof of submission in the event verification is needed.


    Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees.
    If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office.
    Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.

    Agency contact information

    Victoria Werner

    Phone

    803-929-3107

    Email

    Victoria.
    Werner@usdoj.
    gov

    Address

    District of South Carolina
    1441 Main Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
    US

    Next steps

    We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed.
    After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit check, and drug test by urinalysis.
    We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

  • 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

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

- Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).


- Required: A Cover Letter and your resume showing relevant experience and dates (for full consideration you must include day/month/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.
g.
, part-time XX hours per week or full-time).
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.


- Required if you meet qualifications based on education: An unofficial college transcript.
(Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript will be required prior to your first day.
) and foreign education evaluation documentation, if applicable, as described under the \"Education\" section of this vacancy announcement.


-Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.
)

- Required, if applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation.
See Required Veterans' Preference Documentation below.
Please note, if you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application, check the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference, and submit the required documentation as specified below.


Required Veterans' Preference Documentation:
  • In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); or if you are a current Active Duty member you must submit a certification on appropriate military branch letterhead that indicates: 1) your service dates, 2) expected discharge or release date from active duty with a release/discharge date no later than 120 days from the closing date of this announcement, and 3) the character of service (e.
    g.
    , Honorable); or other official documentation (e.
    g.
    , documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the parent of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, \"Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference\" dated October 2013 and all the required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

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

  • The public

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

Clarification from the agency

All U.
S.
Citizens and Nationals.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

134435 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710392912-7ae10e0bc013c57e85a4be943ca2acbd

LOCATION:

Sicilia United States

CITY:

Columbia

Job Origin:

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Duties

If selected for this position, you will join a well-respected team in the Civil Division that is responsible for conducting highly complex and difficult investigations, mainly in the areas of health care fraud. Typical work assignments will include:

  • Serves as an Investigator in the Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) unit.
  • Conducts routine investigations and financial examinations based on cases or broad legal issues.
  • Conducts searches of files, records and regulatory processes to find or obtain appropriate evidence for civil enforcement.
  • Critically assesses and articulates information related to investigations, evaluating the interrelation between extracted information.
  • Performs quantitative, qualitative, or other analysis of relevant facts.
  • Participates in investigative activities with Federal, State, and local officials.
  • Identifies the need for additional research, performing a variety of ancillary investigation related services.
  • Arranges for the secure storage, preservation, organization, and indexing of voluminous documentary evidence.
  • Prepares interim and final reports on the progress of the investigation.
  • Refers evidence of criminal activities to appropriate criminal investigators or sworn law enforcement officers.
  • Conducts interviews of witnesses.
  • Testifies in court regarding investigations.
  • Coordinates surveillance of suspects with appropriate law enforcement/investigative agencies.
  • Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • Initial appointment is conditioned upon a satisfactory pre-employment adjudication. This includes fingerprint, credit and tax checks, and drug testing. Continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of a background investigation
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable.
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

GS-11: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in Federal service, or education or a combination of both specialized experience and education as explained below. Examples of specialized experience is defined as assisting in conventional investigations and/or financial examinations; knowledge of relevant state, local, and/or federal laws or regulations regarding fraud; using systems for the secure storage, preservation, organization, and indexing of voluminous documentary evidence; assisting with interviews of witnesses; contributing to reports on the progress of investigations for use by attorneys; and creation of charts, graphs, videotapes, and other audio-visual materials.

OR

Education: Possess one of the following types of education in a related field (e.g., criminal justice): Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. Education at the graduate level must be in an accredited college or university and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of successfully completed graduate education and experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements. In order to qualify based on a combination, graduate education must be in excess of two (2) full years.

GS-12: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in Federal service. Examples of specialized experience is defined as assisting in routine investigations and financial examinations based on cases or broad legal issues; Critically assesses and articulates information related to investigations; conducts searches of files, records, and regulatory processes to find or obtain appropriate evidence for prosecution; performs quantitative, qualitative or other analysis in the process of investigation; works with assigned attorneys to determine applicable administrative statutory and regulatory law and identify possible violations; prepares interim and final reports on the progress of investigations.

GS-13: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in Federal service. Examples of specialized experience is defined as conducting complex investigations and financial examinations based on cases or broad legal issues; exercises freedom of determination as to method and extent of investigations conducted; critically assesses and articulates complex an d multifaceted information related to investigations; conduct extensive searches of files, records, and regulatory processes to find or obtain appropriate evidence for prosecution; prepares investigative opinions requiring the use of considerable judgment and discretion to develop new ways and means for securing facts and evidence; applies seasoned knowledge of Federal regulatory and statutory provisions and controlling court decisions regarding investigative cases; and determines proof required to assist in affixing legal responsibility for litigation, and devises methods for obtaining, preserving, and presenting evidence to greatest effect.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)- The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in the announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)-The CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and receive a score of 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/

Education

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.
OR
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above 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 timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

Additional information

Payment of relocation expenses will not be authorized.

The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

Veterans' Preference - If you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming by checking the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference and submit the required veterans' preference documentation as specified in the, \"Required Documents\" section of this vacancy announcement.

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. See www.sss.gov.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: Federal Agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a parent, genetic information, disability, age, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism.

Diversity Statement: As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.


  • 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 application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e., Best Qualified).

You will be rated on the following Competencies (see OPM Website for definitions):
Attention to Detail, Manages and Organizes Information, Planning and Evaluating, and Problem Solving

The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.

  • 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.

    You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    - Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).

    - Required: A Cover Letter and your resume showing relevant experience and dates (for full consideration you must include day/month/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time). 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.

    - Required if you meet qualifications based on education: An unofficial college transcript.(Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript will be required prior to your first day.) and foreign education evaluation documentation, if applicable, as described under the \"Education\" section of this vacancy announcement.

    -Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)

    - Required, if applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation. See Required Veterans' Preference Documentation below. Please note, if you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application, check the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference, and submit the required documentation as specified below.

    Required Veterans' Preference Documentation:
    • In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); or if you are a current Active Duty member you must submit a certification on appropriate military branch letterhead that indicates: 1) your service dates, 2) expected discharge or release date from active duty with a release/discharge date no later than 120 days from the closing date of this announcement, and 3) the character of service (e.g., Honorable); or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
    In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the parent of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, \"Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference\" dated October 2013 and all the required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

    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

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

    2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. (It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.)

    3. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, please click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12343022

    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online, contact Victoria Werner at Victoria.Werner@usdoj.gov or 803-929-3107 as soon as possible to arrange an alternative application process.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/26/2024 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your proof of submission in the event verification is needed.

    Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.

    Agency contact information

    Victoria Werner

    Phone

    803-929-3107

    Email

    Victoria.Werner@usdoj.gov

    Address

    District of South Carolina
    1441 Main Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
    US

    Next steps

    We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation, to include a credit check, and drug test by urinalysis. We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

  • 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

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

- Required: Your responses to the Online Occupational Questionnaire (This is completed automatically during the apply online process).

- Required: A Cover Letter and your resume showing relevant experience and dates (for full consideration you must include day/month/year) of employment and work schedule for each (e.g., part-time XX hours per week or full-time). 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.

- Required if you meet qualifications based on education: An unofficial college transcript.(Note: If you are selected for this position, official transcript will be required prior to your first day.) and foreign education evaluation documentation, if applicable, as described under the \"Education\" section of this vacancy announcement.

-Required, if applicable: CTAP/ICTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)

- Required, if applicable: Veterans' Preference documentation. See Required Veterans' Preference Documentation below. Please note, if you are entitled to Veterans' Preference, you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming in your application, check the appropriate box in the assessment questionnaire to indicate your preference, and submit the required documentation as specified below.

Required Veterans' Preference Documentation:
  • In order to verify your Veterans' Preference entitlement, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty); or if you are a current Active Duty member you must submit a certification on appropriate military branch letterhead that indicates: 1) your service dates, 2) expected discharge or release date from active duty with a release/discharge date no later than 120 days from the closing date of this announcement, and 3) the character of service (e.g., Honorable); or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that shows your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
In addition, if you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or widow/widower if a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or the parent of a disabled or deceased veteran, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, \"Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference\" dated October 2013 and all the required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to support your preference claim.

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.


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