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U.S. Coast Guard Criminal Investigator, GS-1811-13 in Kodiak, Alaska

Summary

This positionis located in Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard,Vice Commandant, Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS),Northwest Region,Kodiak, AK

Responsibilities

Duties: As a "rigorous/primary" position, this position is covered by the Law Enforcement Retirement System. In accordance with Public Law 100-328 and Departmental Personnel Management Letter 338-2, candidates for law enforcement positions can not have reached their 37th birthday prior to the date of referral on a Certificate of eligible for a federal civilian law enforcement position. In unusual situations, a waiver may be authorized by the USCG Commandant up to age 39. An individual who has passed the maximum entry age limit, but previously served in a covered position, may be eligible for consideration and reinstatement of coverage if he will be able to complete a total of 20 years of covered law enforcement service by the time he reaches the mandatory retirement day of 57. See OPM Retirement Handbook for further details. The Maximum Entry Age requirement may be waived for applicants eligible for veterans' preference. (See Maximum Entry-Age Requirements for Veterans' Preference Eligibles.) This position requires a mobility agreement. The selectee will be required to sign a mobility agreement indicating their willingness to accept reassignment to positions in other duty locations as determined by and based on the needs of the Coast Guard Investigative Service. The mobility agreement must be signed during pre-appointment and will remain as a condition of employment. The incumbent must carry firearms and maintain proficiency in their care and use. Therefore, the position is subject to the Lautenberg Amendment, 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(9) and selectee will be required to certify whetherthey have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18, USC., Section 1001). This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment physical which certifies that you are physically and medically qualified to perform the full duties of the position. Please see the GS-1811 Medical Requirements. Results of a recent (up to one-year old) physical examination must be provided prior to appointment. Determination as to sufficiency of medical record will be made at time of appointment. In this position, you will conduct complex and highly sensitive criminal investigations into matters involving felony violations to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ); internal affairs investigations into alleged misconduct by CGSI personnel; investigations into violations of federal laws and statures under the maritime jurisdiction of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG); and investigations into matters referred by the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General to CGIS Headquarters.

Being a civilian working for the Coast Guard makes you a valuable team member. Typical duties include: Gathering and developing criminal information and intelligence (HUMINT) leading to the development of further law enforcement or analytical actions.

Conducting and/or participating in undercover operations, surveillance; search/seizure operations; making apprehension/arrests; interviewing witnesses, and interrogating suspects.

Apprising appropriate command officials with respect to investigations/information impacting on those commands; and developing and maintaining liaison with DOD, Federal, State, and Local law enforcement agencies in matters of mutual interest and with regard to the information on specific investigations.

Recognizing, developing and presenting evidence which reconstructs events, sequences and time elements, and establishes relationships, responsibilities, legal liabilities/responsibilities, and conflicts of interest for presentation in legal hearings and court proceedings.

Writing investigative reports and other documents, presenting indicated and developed information to supervisors, relevant commands, attorneys and courts; and preparing and delivering oral briefings for senior military and civilian personnel of the USCG and other Federal, state, and local agencies.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

Physical is required.

State Driver's License is required.

Mobility agreement is required.

Drug Testing required.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

Qualifications

The duties of this position 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. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. Since the duties of this position 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 is disqualifying.

Applicants must have at least one full year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience includes: conducting complex criminal investigations, conducting and/or participating in undercover operations, surveillance; search/seizure operations; making apprehension/arrests; interviewing witnesses, and interrogating suspects; gathering and developing criminal information and intelligence (HUMINT) leading to the development of further law enforcement or analytical actions; recognizing, developing and presenting evidence which reconstructs events, sequences and time elements, and establishes relationships, responsibilities, legal liabilities/responsibilities, and conflicts of interest for presentation in legal hearings and court proceedings; writing investigative reports and other documents, presenting indicated and developed information to supervisors, relevant commands, attorneys and courts; and preparing and delivering oral briefings for different levels of personnel of a variety of Federal, state, and local agencies.

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 and is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.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, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional Information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

Recruitment incentives may be authorized.All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 202-795-6262. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

Pre-employment polygraph is required.

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