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Criminal Investigator, ZA-1811-4 (MAP)

Company: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

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Summary

This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) with one vacancy located in Silver Spring, MD.

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Responsibilities

As a Criminal Investigator, you will perform the following duties:

  • Conduct complex investigations of national or international scope, uncover and document the illegal commercialization and destruction of protected wildlife resources.
  • Perform investigations, both civil/administrative and criminal, of suspected violations of laws and regulations under laws of the United States and specifically under the purview of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
  • Act as the subject matter expert in utilizing a full range of investigative techniques such as surveillance, use of undercover operations and coordinate investigative efforts with other Federal, State, local and Tribal agencies.
  • Conducts arrests, searches, and seizures in accordance with the U.S. Constitution, pertinent laws, regulations, directives, and court decisions.
  • Comply with existing policies, procedures and guidelines (including the use of force policy) pertaining to use, display, safety and maintenance of firearms and intermediate weapons.

Travel Required

25% or less - Up to 25% domestic and foreign travel may be required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

4

  • Job family (Series)

1811 Criminal Investigation

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • Time-in-grade/band must be met by closing date of announcement.

This position will be filled under the DOC Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan, and pay band.

The ZA-4 is equivalent to the GS-13/14.

NOTE:

  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.
  • This position is not in the bargaining unit.

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  • This position requires the submission of a Financial Disclosure Form, OGE-450.

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

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Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): Incumbent is subject to work unscheduled duty hours and must be available for unscheduled duty based upon the needs of the agency. Therefore, the incumbent is eligible for Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) of an additional 25% and is subject to the provisions of the LEAP Act of 1994.

Training Requirements: Incumbent must successfully complete all training courses outlined by agency.

Drug Testing: This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing.

Firearms Requirement: You will be required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position. Maintaining firearm proficiency is also mandatory.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Critical Sensitive (Top Secret) Security Clearance.

Driver License Requirement: A valid state driver's license is required as you will be required to operate a Federal motor vehicle as part of your official duties.

Lautenberg Amendment: This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. A person convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime of domestic violence is not eligible for the position. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18, U.S.C., Section 1001).

Mobility Agreement: This position may require the incumbent to be reassigned to a different geographic location. Accordingly, the incumbent will be required to sign a mobility agreement, which will remain in effect while assigned to this position as a criminal investigator.

Inclement Weather: The duties of this position require exposure to inclement weather.

Qualifications

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (continued):

Medical Requirements: Applicants must pass a pre-employment medical/physical examination and psychological examination, then, maintain medical, psychological and comprehensive physical requirements as evidenced by successful completion of annual physicals. 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. Distant vision must be 20/20 (Snellen) in each eye corrected and no worse than 20/200 (Snellen) uncorrected. Near vision must be normal. Color vision must be sufficient to distinguish basic colors. Hearing must be at 30 db HL RE: ANSI 1969 or better in each ear at 500, 1000, and 2000Hz. At 3000 Hz, hearing must be at 40 db HL or better. Applicants are not permitted to use hearing aids for screening. 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 may be disqualifying.

Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: https://www.opm.gov/policy.

EDUCATION: There is no positive education requirement for this position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.

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.

To qualify at the ZA-4 or GS-13 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-3 or GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following:

  • Conducting investigations that resulted in criminal or civil administrative prosecution and/or penalties; and
  • Assisting prosecuting attorneys to prepare for prosecution.

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Keywords: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring , Criminal Investigator, ZA-1811-4 (MAP), Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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