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Criminal Investigator

Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) Los Angeles, CA
  • Posted: January 20, 2019
  • Full-Time

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Summary
The incumbent will report to the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) or, as designated, the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC), of the Investigations Division, and will be responsible for leading and conducting extremely sensitive, complex and often time-critical investigations which are civil, criminal, and administrative in nature. In addition, it is expected that the incumbent be recognized for their leadership in highly complex cases involving many investigative agencies.
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Responsibilities
This is an open continuous announcement. The open period is 104 days. Applications will be reviewed based on the following established cut dates: 02/01/2019, 03/18/2019, and 05/02/2019. In order to continue to be considered, applicants need not reapply after each cut off date.
**The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14****. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.******
**As a Criminal Investigator****, you will:**
  • Review incoming allegations for investigative merit of delicate and sensitive investigations, identify the issues to be investigated and the policy and/or operating procedures that are applicable, and recommend appropriate disposition.
  • Conduct investigations into breaches of ethics or laws involving TARP programs, including developing work plans to establish methodology of the investigation, identifying and questioning witnesses, including follow-up, handling of evidence, and developing Reports of Investigation (ROIs) in accordance with established investigative procedures.
  • Conduct financial investigations of the highest complexity involving corporate and securities fraud.
  • Confer with and assist U.S. Attorneys in preparing information and evidence for trials on these complex and sensitive cases and serve Grand Jury subpoenas when directed by the courts.
Travel Required
25% or less - 1 to 5 nights per month
Supervisory status
No
Promotion Potential
14
  • #### Job family (Series)
1811 Criminal Investigation
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Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Natural
The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
The Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Fund has the authority to appoint highly qualified re-employed annuitants with a salary offset (reduction) waiver. Appointments may be permanent or temporary, not to exceed one year, which may be extended yearly. All re-employed annuitants serve at the will of the agency head and appointments do not confer tenure.
Qualifications
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Age Restriction: The date immediately preceding an individual's 37th birthday is the maximum entry age for original appointment to a law enforcement officer position. This requirement does not apply to a) Preference-eligible veterans; OR b) Individuals who are 37 years of age or older and have previously served in law enforcement officer positions that were covered by a special law enforcement retirement plan.
Specialized experience: For the GS-14**, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Leading and conducting multi-jurisdictional and multi-defendant criminal financial investigations (banking/securities/mortgage/tax) to determine violations of Federal laws and regulations.
Specialized experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
  • Conducting multi-jurisdictional and multi-defendant criminal investigations to determine violations of Federal laws and regulations.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13level for 52 weeks.
For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12level for 52 weeks.
Time After Competitive Appointment:Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.
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Additional information
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • This is a non-bargainingunit position.
  • We offer opportunities for telework.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  • Possess a valid state motor vehicle operator's license or Commercial Driver's License (CDL) upon appointment OR within 30days of appointment and maintain a valid license while you occupy the position.
  • Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position. This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc.
  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
  • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
  • Sign a mobility agreement.
  • Carry and use a firearm. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory. You will be ineligible to occupy this position if at any time you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, unless you received a pardon or your conviction was expunged or set aside.
  • Complete or have previously completed the Basic Criminal Investigative course(s) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA.
  • Complete a pre-employment medical examination (including vision, hearing, cardiovascular and mobility of extremities) by an authorized Government physician and be determined physically fit to perform strenuous physically demanding duties. You will be required to undergo regular physical examinations and to maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with the standards and policies of this agency.
  • Agree to work an average of two extra hours per day. Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) has been approved to compensate for unscheduled duty in excess of the 40-hour workweek.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical and Communication. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official fo

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