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Department of Health and Human Services


POSITION: Supervisory Criminal Investigator

SERIES & GRADE: GS-1811-14
SALARY RANGE: 90281 - 117368
OPENING DATE: 01/28/2005
CLOSING DATE: 02/11/2005

DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy Boston, MA

Salary range listed above includes locality pay


All Sources - Open to All United States Citizens


Appointment Type: Permanent
Work Schedule: Full-time
Tenure: Career/Career-Conditional
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Merit Promotion Position: Yes
Travel Required: Yes, Frequent
Relocation Expenses: Will be paid


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Inspector
General (OIG), Office of Investigations (OI), Investigation Operations
Division, Boston, MA


If selected for this position, you will serve as Assistant Special Agent in
Charge. Specifically, you will:

- Participate with the Special Agent in Charge in the overall work
planning, coordination, implementation and in policy and decision-making

- Determine the most effective manner for planning, developing and
conducting the full range of criminal investigations;

- Plan investigative assignments of team members to validate allegations
and evaluate the evidence gathered to ensure the progress of the
investigation. Determine the most effective manner for planning,
developing and conducting investigations and the additional resources

- Participate in planning and conducting investigations with other
government agencies, both Federal and State, providing advice and

- Provide advice, consultation and assistance to staff with respect to case
development, investigative techniques, methodology, precedent setting cases
and the views, concerns and policies of the Deputy Inspector General for
Investigations and the Assistant Inspector General for Investigative

- Provide expert advice and assistance to the Department of Justice and
U.S. Attorneys in the preparation of cases for presentation to Federal
Grand Juries;

- Be responsible for the preparation of investigative reports by assigned
staff which are logical, clear and complete, presenting all aspects of the
investigation in sufficient detail with the highest degree of accuracy to
aid in supporting positive prosecution and/or administrative action;

- Direct the conduct of civil and administrative investigations under other

- Serve subpoenas and participate with other law enforcement agents in the
execution of arrests and the search for, and seizure of evidence;

- Utilize an automated information management system to manage an
investigative workload and accurately report investigative information.


You must have one (1) year of specialized experience that has equipped you
with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform
successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or
related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable,
specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-13
level in the Federal Government.


Medical Requirements: 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. 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. Corrected far vision, no worse than
20/30 binocular. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not
exceed 25 decibels at 500, 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. When it is
performed speech discrimination should be at 90%, both ears. 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 is disqualifying.

This position is covered by the special retirement provisions for
Federal Law Enforcement Officer (FLEO). Candidates without previous
FLEO service must be under age 37. Those with current or prior FLEO
coverage will be considered only if they can demonstrate that they will
have completed 20 years of covered service by mandatory retirement age of
57. Appointment to this position is subject to satisfactory completion of
the following:

(1) Medical examination and drug testing.
(2) Character and background investigation, including credit check.
(3) Completion and passing all training courses at the Federal Law
Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Glynco, Georgia.
(4) Completion and passing of OI Defensive Tactics, Baton and Oleoresin
Capsicum spray training, including direct exposure to the spray as
proscribed by OI policy.
(5) Completion and passing of the Inspector General Basic Course.
(6) Firearms qualification with standard issue OI firearm.

(Appointments to this position will be terminated if all of the above
requirements are not satisfactorily completed)

Selectee must sign a mobility agreement to accept relocation to other
geographic locations if required by the agency. A valid driver's license is
also required.


Rockville Center HelpDesk
Telephone (888)-478-4340
[email protected]
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM EST
TTY/TDD (800)-877-8339


Applications (resume and application questions) for this vacancy MUST be
received on-line via the HHS Careers QuickHire web site before midnight
Eastern Standard Time (click here for current time) on the closing date of
this announcement.

The HHS Careers QuickHire system simplifies the Federal application
process by replacing the former KSA job-element statements with on-line
self-assessment questions. Your resume and responses to the
self-assessment questions are an integral part of the process for
determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position.
Therefore, it is important to support your responses to the applicant
assessment questions by providing examples of past and present experience
when requested.

There are several parts of the application process that affect the overall
evaluation of your application:

1. Your resume
2. Your responses to the core questions
3. Your responses to the self-assessment questions
4. Your supporting documents

High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by
information in your resume, essay responses, and/or supporting documents
may eliminate you from best-qualified status or result in a lowered score.

Additional details on the application process can be found at the end of
this announcement.

The HHS QuickHire web site can be accessed at:


Supporting documentation (Standard form 50, DD-214, etc.) MUST be
received no later than 72 hours from the closing date of this announcement.
Documentation must be faxed to the attention of the Rockville Center
HelpDesk at 1-888-839-5244. Include the vacancy announcement number on all
faxed documents. Do not fax resumes or applications.


This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with
disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
application and hiring process, please contact the Rockville Center
HelpDesk Telephone (888)-478-4340, TTY/TDD (800)-877-8339; email
[email protected]. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation
will be made on a case-by-case basis.

If applying online poses a hardship to you, the Rockville Center HelpDesk
listed on the announcement will provide assistance to ensure that
applications are submitted online by the closing date. You must contact
the Rockville Center HelpDesk prior to the closing date of this
announcement to receive assistance. Hours of operation: Monday through
Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM EST


1. If you have never used the HHS Careers QuickHire system you will need to
register as a new user. Registration will involve entering your resume
into the system and responding to a series of core questions that will
allow the HHS HR specialists to evaluate your background for basic
employment eligibility.

2. Once you have completed the registration process you must locate and
view the vacancy you wish to apply for on the HHS Careers QuickHire system.
Scroll down to the end of the vacancy announcement and select the "Apply to
this Vacancy" button. Answer ALL questions that follow. You must click
"Finished" button at the bottom of the screen to be considered for a
specific position. Upon completing the application process you will
receive an electronic acknowledgement that you application has been
successfully transmitted. Select the "I would like a copy of the questions
and my responses sent to my e-mail account." option to have your responses
emailed to you.

NOTE: We encourage you to select the "View Vacancy Questions" button so you
may preview the vacancy questions prior to applying for this position.

You will not be considered for the position if any part of the application
is incomplete. You must provide the required user information (including
your resume in the designated section), as well as responses to the
questions specific to the vacancy in order to receive consideration.


Veterans Information

Former Federal employee reinstatement eligibility

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Surplus or displaced
Employees CTAP criteria.

Displaced Federal employees ICTAP criteria.
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