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
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As a Criminal Investigator, you will perform the following
- 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
- 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.
25% or less - Up to 25% domestic and foreign travel may be
1811 Criminal Investigation
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National to apply.
- Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint
- Must be suitable for Federal employment.
- Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable
- Time-in-grade/band must be met by closing date of
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.
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.
- This position is not in the bargaining unit.
- This position requires the submission of a Financial Disclosure
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
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
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
Inclement Weather: The duties of this position require exposure
to inclement weather.
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
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
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