Criminal Investigator

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration    Denver, CO
Job Description

    Duties

    Summary

    The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts audits, reviews, and investigations of NASA programs and operations to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement and to assist NASA management in promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness.

    The Office of Investigations (OI) investigates allegations of crime, cyber-crime, fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct having impact on NASA programs, projects, operations, and resources.

    Responsibilities

    • Plans and conducts investigations involving violations of Title 18 U.S. Code, to include but not limited to fraud, bribery, embezzlement, false statements, false claims, collusion, conspiracy, conflict of interest, and theft of government property.
    • Investigates violations of criminal statutes relating to grant and procurement fraud, which may include, but is not limited to, cost/labor mischarging, defective pricing, defective parts, false certifications, price fixing, and bid rigging.
    • Plans search warrant operations for the purpose of obtaining evidence, property, and documents relevant to an investigation.
    • Works on investigations or inquiries requested by Members of Congress, the NASA Administrator, other high-ranking NASA officials, congressional committees, or other Executive Committee members.
    • Prepares well written investigative reports, with sufficient detail and accuracy to aid in supporting possible prosecution and/or administrative or civil action.
    • Testifies as a witness before grand juries, trial courts, or administrative hearings on results of completed investigations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    1811 Criminal Investigation

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation
    • This position is covered by the Lautenberg Amendment
    • A one-year probationary period may be required
    • Must pass a pre-employment medical examination and physical fitness test

    Qualifications

    To qualify at the GS-12 grade level, your resume must reflect one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Examples of specialized experience may include: investigating financial records; analyzing financial reports; investigating criminal, civil, procurement fraud, and administrative investigations; proven skill in presenting both orally and in writing, controversial findings and recommendations to senior officials; ability to prepare affidavits, subpoenas, search warrant plans and other investigative requests to obtain information and evidence that documents the illegal acts and substantiates the violations; proven knowledge of federal procurement and contracting regulations.

    To qualify at the GS-13 grade level, your resume must reflect one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Examples of specialized experience may include: independently conducting complex procurement fraud investigations and sensitive administrative investigations involving senior personnel; highly skilled in applying laws, regulations, theories, principles and practices of criminal investigations and investigative procedures and techniques; expert knowledge of federal procurement and contracting regulations, as well as the ability to trace financial or other transactions and conduct detailed examinations of fiscal accounts and records; proven ability in the use of specialized investigative techniques, devices and procedures, surveillance and undercover work; proven skill in collecting and assembling facts, bringing the investigation to a logical conclusion, presenting facts to a U.S. Attorney, Judge or jury and assisting them in preparation for a trial or hearing.

    You must demonstrate in your resume, significant achievements, increasing levels of responsibility, and a solid record of successful professional performance.

    MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: The duties of this position requires 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 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 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 too himself/herself, or others is disqualifying.

    Education

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Although not required, applicants with a degree in either accounting or law are encouraged to apply.

    TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Satisfactorily complete (or have previously completed) the Criminal Investigation Training Program at Glynco, Georgia, or equivalent federal law enforcement training.

    You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    LAW ENFORCEMENT AVAILABILITY PAY (LEAP): LEAP in the amount of 25% has been approved for this position.

    LAW ENFORCEMENT RETIREMENT COVERAGE: This is a primary/rigorous law enforcement position under the provisions of 5 USC 8336(c) (CSRS) and 5 USC 8412(d) (FERS). Thirty-seven (37) years is the maximum entry age for covered primary law enforcement positions to meet the requirement of 20 years of service by the mandatory retirement age of 57. Persons not appointed by the last day of the month in which the individual reaches their 37th birthday shall not be originally appointed or assigned to these positions. Applicants who are age 37 or over may subtract any of their prior federal service that is in approved primary/rigorous positions and that is creditable for retirement from their current age to meet this age requirement. Applicants must provide proof of this creditable service prior to appointment. The maximum entry age may be waived for applicants eligible for veterans preference.

    Additional information

    Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

    Any applicant tentatively selected for this position may be required to undergo a pre-employment background investigation. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. See How You Will Be Evaluated for definition of well qualified. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP consideration must indicate their eligibility when applying for a position. The USAJOBS resume asks you to identify your ICTAP eligibility; the NASA Supplemental Information asks you to identify your CTAP eligibility. If you are selected for the position, you must be prepared to submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.

    As a condition of employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. In order to receive preference in hiring, you must clearly identify your claim for veterans preference on your resume.

    NASA s Applicant Guide provides the information needed to assist you in determining whether or not you can claim 5 or 10 point veterans preference. You should not submit documents to prove your eligibility for veterans preference at this time. However, you must be prepared to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form) as requested by the Human Resources Office. Veterans preference will only be considered based on what is supported For instance, if you claim 10-point preference, but are only able to document 5-point preference, you will be considered accordingly. If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.

    Your USAJOBS account asks you to assign a name to each of your resumes. When you apply to a NASA position, we will show you the text of the resume you have submitted, but we do not maintain the name you have assigned to that resume. If you wish to keep track of that information, we recommend you make note of it at the time you apply.

    Fair Employment Opportunities for Applicants
    NASA Credit for National Service


    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    NASA uses an automated system (Resumix) that matches the competencies extracted from your resume to the competencies identified by the selecting official for the position. Based on the competencies you match, you are placed in one of three categories identified as 90, 80, or 70 pt. quality categories, which are defined as:

    90 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and has experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.

    80 pt. Category - Tentatively meets (until subsequent confirmation upon referral) the basic qualification requirements identified in the vacancy announcement and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the primary requirements of the position.

    70 pt. Category - Fails to meet criteria described in the 80 pt. category.

    Additional application guidance is available in NASA s Applicant Guide.

    Information for Veterans: The Category Rating Process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet qualification requirements and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed at the top of the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.

    For the purpose of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), candidates rated in the top quality category are considered well-qualified

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Yes

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    NASA s application process has been specifically developed to ensure that we only ask you for the information we absolutely need to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility. In order to apply for this position, you only need to submit your resume and answer the screening questions and supplemental information. No additional documentation is accepted at the time of application. (For example you need not submit narrative KSA statements; they are not required and will not be evaluated.) In this way we allow you to focus on preparing a resume that best describes your background and abilities. For assistance in preparing your resume, consult the Applicant Guide. Nothing further is required until requested by the Human Resources Office. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume. For example, we may ask you to provide academic transcripts or proof of Federal employment status. If you are claiming veterans preference, we may ask you to submit proof of veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, SF-15 plus proof required by that form). If you fail to provide the required documents within the stated time period, we may withdraw a job offer and/or remove you from further consideration.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


Wed, 08 Jan 2020 21:53:18 GMT

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