Job Title: CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR (INTERNAL AFFAIRS), GL/GS-1811-9/11/12
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Job Announcement Number: OLES 79/10 READV.
SALARY RANGE: 49,029.00 - 89,450.00 USD /year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 to Tuesday, February 16, 2010
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1811-09/12
POSITION INFORMATION: Full TimeCareer/Career Conditional
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 12
DUTY LOCATIONS: 2 vacancies - Bismarck, ND
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: BUREAU-WIDE / INDIAN PREFERENCE ELIGIBLES / CURRENT STATUS EMPLOYEES OR FORMER EMPLOYEES WITH REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBILITY
GS-12: $68,809 - $89,450 Per Annum
GS-11: $57,408 - $74,628 Per Annum
GL-09: $49,029 - $63,259 Per Annum
NOTE: DUE TO THE URGENCY IN FILLING THESE POSITIONS, THE LENGTH OF ADVERTISEMENT HAS BEEN SHORTENED. APPLICANTS WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED UNDER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED AND NEED NOT RE-APPLY UNDER THIS READVERTISEMENT. TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES INCLUDING REIMBURSABLE REAL ESTATE EXPENSES WILL BE AUTHORIZED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS, EXCLUDING CONTRACTOR-PROVIDED HOME SALE. POSITION IS SUBJECT TO DRUG TESTING, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING, AND FAVORABLE RESULTS OF A COMPLETED BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION. A WAIVER OF THE MAXIMUM ENTRY AGE MAY BE GRANTED ONLY IN THE RARE INSTANCE THAT AN INDIVIDUAL HAS UNIQUE EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS THAT ARE CRITICAL TO THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE MISSION FOR THE OFFICE OF JUSTICE SERVICES. THE PAY FLEXIBILITIES OF THE RECRUITMENT BONUS, RELOCATION BONUS, AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT MAY BE AUTHORIZED BY THE MANAGER.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.
INDIAN PREFERENCE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian preference eligibles that are not currently employed in the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7). Consideration will be given to Non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible. Applicants not entitled to Indian Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR (INTERNAL AFFAIRS),
GL/GS-1811-9/11/12, (2 positions), #1200043A,
#1200044A, BIA, Office of Justice Services,
Division of Professional Standards,
Bismarck, North Dakota
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
A BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.
APPOINTMENT MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR ONE YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE AND BY FAX.
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Additional Duty Location Info:
2 vacancies - Bismarck, ND
NOTE: If the position is filled at a lower grade level, subsequent promotion to the next grade level will be processed without further competition under the Merit Promotion Program at such time as performance and qualification requirements are met and classification review discloses the duties being performed properly warrant classification to the next higher grade level.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Incumbent conducts criminal investigations involving a number of complex and varied allegations, in a wide range of locations involving both geographically isolated and densely populated areas within the jurisdiction. Plans and conducts internal investigations into allegations of misconduct which may result in disciplinary action or other administrative sanctions. Performs surveillance of sites and suspects, to obtain evidence, establish probable cause, or to link suspects and events to criminal activity or other misconduct. Investigates, detains, apprehends or arrests persons charged with violations of Federal, state, or tribal laws, testifies at hearings and trials at various jurisdictions. Obtains search and arrest warrants through process of affidavit, and executes warrants and other court papers. Searches for and properly maintains evidence, interview suspects and witnesses. Creates and maintains liaison with all types of law enforcement agencies. Insures all investigations are properly conducted and documented within prescribed guidelines regarding time frames, deadlines, formats, and submitted to the proper jurisdictional authorities for disciplinary action, prosecution or further action, to include exoneration. Produces other program reports which may contain analyses of complained received and action taken. Serves as an instructor in an integrity and ethics training program for all customers of the Indian Police Academy and other Law Enforcement programs. Develops lesson plans and support materials.
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EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Administrative and Management Positions, GS-1811).
GS-12: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level.
GS-11: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.
GS-09: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level OR master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and is typically in or related to the position to be filled.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
OTHER: Incumbent is required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver’s license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
This position has been submitted for Secondary Law Enforcement Retirement coverage.
This is a testing designated position (TDP) under the Department of the Interior Drug-Free Workplace Program.
Incumbent must pass a medical examination and the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) annually as part of a physical examination.
LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS: These positions are located in Bismarck, North Dakota. Government quarters are not available.
Work environment is primary conducted in an office or field setting. As a law enforcement officer, will be exposed to real risks of physical attack, mob conditions, or similar risks that can result in injury or loss of life. Availability to travel on short notice and under adverse conditions is required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the résumé, and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.
As part of the online process, you will need to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledges, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of and experience in criminal investigations and law enforcement procedures and techniques, including the investigation of crimes, Federal Rules of criminal procedures, police conduct, court room etiquette, rules of evidence and rules of testimony.
Extensive knowledge of Federal, State, and Tribal court decisions that impact law enforcement on Indian lands.
Knowledge in internal investigations, especially in area of due process protection, compelled testimony, rights afforded during administrative inquiries and criminal investigations, and the presentation of evidence and witness testimony in these investigations.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. 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. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
VETERANS PREFERENCE: Five points may be added to the eligible ratings of veterans who: Entered the military service prior to October 14, 1976; served on active duty during the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and January 2, 1992, regardless of where the person served; or, served in a military action for which they received a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. Medal holders and Gulf War veterans must have served continuously for at least 24 months or the full period for which called or ordered to active duty. Ten points may be granted to the eligible ratings of disabled veterans; Purple Heart recipients; spouses or mothers of a 100 percent disabled veteran; or the widows, widowers, or mothers of a deceased veteran.