Supervisory Criminal Investigator Special Agent in Charge Investigations Unit.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

US Fish and Wildlife Service

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Bailey's Crossroads, VA, USA
Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2024
Duties

The mission of the Office of Law Enforcement is to protect wildlife resources. Through the effective enforcement of Federal laws, the Office of Law Enforcement contributes to the Fish and Wildlife Service efforts to recover endangered species, conserve migratory birds, preserve wildlife habitat, safeguard fisheries, combat invasive species, and promote global wildlife conservation.

Duties

As a Supervisory Criminal Investigator Special Agent in Charge Investigations Unit your duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assists the Chief Deputy Chief with providing overall leadership and direction for the law enforcement activities for which other public agencies and the general public have a vested interest or legal concern
  • Provides direct supervision to the staff of Senior Special Agents, Senior Wildlife Inspectors, and support staff as well as manages administrative actions within the assigned Investigations Unit.
  • Serves as a technical expert in the area of law enforcement and assists with the administration of a sound law enforcement program.
  • Develops new law enforcement policies, directives, procedures, guidelines, standards and directives for nationwide law enforcement and inspection operations.
  • Provides oversight and review of national and regional investigative, inspection and other enforcement activities to identify trends and concerns for use in analyses of law enforcement issues.
  • Represents the Service and/or OLE on international, intergovernmental, and interagency task forces, implementation teams, delegations, and technical advisory groups addressing international or national wildlife law enforcement issues.
  • Initiates, plans, directs, carries out complex investigations of persons suspected of offenses against the criminal laws of the U.S., specifically Federal laws cited in Service policy 036 FW 1 and wildlife/plant regulations found in Title 50, CFR.
  • Secures and serves search warrants, makes arrests, presents evidence and testimony to the United States Attorney, courts and other legal officers ensures management of informants, and carries out undercover operations.
  • Ensures investigative reports meet all applicable standards and requirements, including case file preparation, review and management.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Resume (See "Required Documents"). Failure to provide ALL required information on your resume will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all information is provided on resume.
  • Eligibility and Supporting documents - You will ONLY be considered for the eligibilities that you select "yes" to AND submit the required supporting documentation, as listed in the Required Documents section.
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
  • Drug testing position: Selectees tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and you will be subject to random drug testing while you occupy this position
  • Driver’s License: Selectees must possess and maintain a valid State driver's license at all times during their tenure.
  • The maximum entry-age for this position shall not exceed age 37, unless you are a preference eligible veteran or have sufficient prior Federal civilian law enforcement or firefighter experience to be retirement eligible by the age of 57
  • Supervisory Probationary Period: Selectees who have not previously completed a supervisory probationary period, will be required to serve a one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period for this position.
  • Qualify to carry and use firearms. Maintain a minimum 80% proficiency with assigned firearms throughout tenure.
  • Mobility agreement required, which states that the candidate is completely mobile, will accept reassignments to any location, and that the candidate has no personal or family reasons which limit mobility in the future.
  • Notice of Financial Disclosure Report Requirement: This position is subject to a financial disclosure requirement and you will be required to complete either OGE Form 278e or OGE Form 450 as applicable within 30 days of your appointment
  • Criminal Investigators must, on an annual basis, work an average of 2 hours of unscheduled duty in excess of each regular workday to be eligible for Law Enforcement Availability Pay, which is 25% of the annual base pay.
  • Position requires irregular and unscheduled hours, personal risks, arduous exertion under adverse environmental conditions, and overnight travel on a regular and recurring basis.
  • Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for the Selective Service. To verify registration visit SSS.gov.

Qualifications

Only experience and education obtained by 02/12/2024 will be considered. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work.

In order to qualify for this position you must possess Minimum Qualification.

Minimum Qualification GS-14

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to direct law enforcement policy and staff functions, developing short and long-range plans and formulating and implementing policies, standards and procedures for a regional or national law enforcement program; supervising law enforcement staff work on programmatic issues, and advising management concerning controversial and complex issues.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): Department of Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. CTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors; education, and experience requirements), score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/career-transition/"

The Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA),P.L. 114-47, allows certain individuals who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete under merit promotion procedures.

Note: You must submit ALL SF-50s and performance information for each period of temporary/term employment that qualifies for LMWFA. Performance documentation can be obtained by contacting the supervisors for the positions you served in during your 24 months. If they did not complete performance appraisals ask them to provide a statement of performance for each period of service. The statement must specify the dates for each employment period and your level of performance (dates should match the dates on the SF-50s). Current appointees:

  • Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency;
  • Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND
  • Must have performed at an acceptable level.

Former Appointees

  • Must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency;
  • Must have served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years;
  • Must apply for position within 2 years after separation;
  • Must have been separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND Must have performed at an acceptable level.

Time In Grade Requirement: Applicants must meet both eligibility and qualification requirements for the position of interest by the closing date of the JOA. Specifically. Area of Consideration. Time-in-grade (TIG) requirements as specified in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Time after competitive appointment as specified in 5 CFR 330.502.iv. Qualification requirements outlined in OPM's Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions or for Federal Wage System (FWS), wage grade positions, applicants are evaluated using the OPM Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations and the job element examining method. Your SF-50 will be used to confirm you meet all requirements.

Pcs Information

Yes, entitlements for payment of basic moving expenses, as required and to the extent allowed by the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) 302-3.101, are authorized for eligible applicants changing duty station when the change meets the distance tests as provided in FTR 302-1.1 and 302-2.6. All moving expenses are taxable.

  • In addition, relocation discretionary entitlements May be authorized for this position excluding contractor-provided home sale.

Telework

This position is suitable for telework and may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.

Additional Vacancies: One or more positions may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised office or other U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offices in the local commuting area.

Reasonable Accommodation: The USFWS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Please visit

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Conditions Of Employment

DRUG TESTING DESIGNATED POSITION: Applicant(s) tentatively selected for this position will be required prior to appointment to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use. Incumbent(s) will be subject to random testing for illegal drug use.

Lautenberg Amendment: This position authorized the incumbent to carry a firearm. Any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition (Title 18, U.S.C. Section 922(g)(9). Candidates under consideration will be required to certify whether they have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

37th BIRTHDAY: The maximum entry-age for this position shall not exceed age 37, unless you have sufficient prior Federal civilian law enforcement (or firefighter, if applicable) experience, or you are a preference eligible veteran. If you are a preference eligible veteran, you may be eligible after your 37th birthday. You must supply a copy of your Defense Department Form DD214 (DD-214) along with a Standard Form 15(if applicable) and any associated documentation in accordance with instructions in this vacancy announcement. Failure to provide this documentation with your application will result in loss of eligibility to receive a waiver of the maximum entry age requirement. You must indicate your date of birth on your application/resume due to the age requirement of the position convicted of such an offense. False or fraudulent information provided by candidates is criminally punishable by fine or imprisonment (Title 18 U.S.C., Section 1001).

Mobility Agreement: Candidates for this position must sign a mobility agreement. The agreement states that the candidate is completely mobile, will accept reassignments to any location, and that the candidate has no personal or family reasons which limit mobility or accept reassignments in the future.

Firearms: Qualify to carry and use firearms. Maintain a minimum 80% proficiency with assigned firearms throughout tenure.

Drivers License: Possess and maintain a valid State driver's license at all times during their tenure. Required to operate motor vehicles and boats.

Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): Maintain requirements set forth in the Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) Act of 1994 and related Service policies. Criminal Investigators must, on an annual basis, work an average of 2 hours of unscheduled duty in excess of each regular workday to be eligible for LEAP, which is 25% of the annual base pay.

Travel: Be aware that the position often requires irregular and unscheduled hours, personal risks, arduous exertion under adverse environmental conditions, and requires overnight travel on a regular and recurring basis in order to accomplish the duties.

Statement of Employment and Financial Interests: File a financial disclosure statement under the provision of Title 2 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 prior to appointment and annually thereafter.

Medical Standards: The following file identifies the medical standards that must be passed for those selected as new criminal investigators. Law Enforcement Medical Standards:

  • 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.

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.

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