Investigative Assistant (OA)
Department Of Justice - Jacksonville, FL

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizen

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.

Background and/or Security Investigation required.

DUTIES:
The position is located in the Drug Enforcement Administration, Jacksonville Resident Office, Jacksonville, FL.

DUTIES

Performs database queries in law enforcement, compliance, and/or inspection computer systems such as Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Information System Database (NADDIS), Controlled Substances Act Database (CSA), and Chemical handlers Enforcement Management Systems (CHEMS). Researches, assembles, compiles and tabulates information and figures, as may be necessary to use in investigations, seizures, and as evidence in various cases.

Performs work related to gathering, acquiring, and developing resource materials and other information to support the law enforcement, compliance, and/or inspection program mission of an organization. Provides information to staff, compiles reports on research conducted, and maintains administrative records. Makes recommendations on how to address data anomalies.

Performs office automation work requiring the use of software applications, such as spreadsheets, database, word processing, desktop publishing, and graphics applications and various computer equipment. Prepares correspondence, reports, technical documents, graphs/charts, forms, and other office support materials. Ensures correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and format.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
GS-5: Qualifying experience for the GS-5 level includes on (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level in the Federal service that included performing record checks relating to individuals and/or organizations as requested; using spreadsheets, database, word processing, desktop publishing, and graphics applications to produce documents; and using a variety of computer systems to extract and compile data.

or

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: The experience requirements for the GS-5 level may be met by completion of a bachelor's degree or four (4) years of education above high school.

or

COMBINATION EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Combination of education and experience that is qualifying at the GS-5 level. Only education in excess of the first 60 semester hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience.

GS-6: Qualifying experience for the GS-6 level includes one (1) year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service that included producing routine reports summarizing program information; searching a variety of sources to obtain materials to support program activities; and using law enforcement computer systems to generate and record unique identifiers.

GS-7: Qualifying experience for the GS-7 level includes (1) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level in the Federal service that included conducting complex law enforcement searches and queries; gathering data, preparing reports, and making recommendations; and identifying inaccuracies or anomalies in the information gathered.

PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT: Applicant must be able to type 40 words per minute.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of law enforcement, inspection, or compliance program support practices and procedures.

2. Ability to receive and process information.

3. Ability to maintain hard copy or automated records and prepare reports.

4. Skill in using office automation equipment.

5. Ability to communicate in writing.

6. Knowledge of clerical practices and office routines.

7. Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Conditions of Employment:
PCS: Not Authorized

Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized

Fair labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt

Drug Testing Designated Postiion: Yes

Security Requirements: Top Secret Clearance

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ’s Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be assessed and your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified , Highly Qualified , or Qualified . Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration.

Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.

Click here to view vacancy questions: View Assessment Questions

BENEFITS:
The Department of Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System, http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees:

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/ei61.asp

OTHER INFORMATION:
Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Drug testing is required for this position.

All non-DEA applicants must complete a drug use questionnaire when applying for this position. Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be considered for employment with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Exceptions to this policy may be made for applicants who admit to limited youthful and experimental use of marijuana. Such applicants may be considered for employment if there is no evidence of regular, confirmed usage, and the full-field background investigation and results of other steps in the process are otherwise favorable. Compliance with this policy is an essential requirement of the position.

It is highly suggested that you complete the Drug Questionnaire form when submitting your application package. However, if you do not complete and submit this form with your application package, it will not disqualify you from the application process. You will be asked to complete the Drug Questionnaire form before extended a conditional offer. Click the following link to access the Drug Questionnaire.

http://www.justice.gov/dea/careers/drug_questionnaire.pdf

To submit your completed Drug Questionnaire please follow the instructions for uploading or faxing documents in the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.

ICTAP: Please visit this link to obtain requirements for applying as an ICTAP eligible applicant. http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): Provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Documentation intended to establish preference must be received by 11:59PM EST on TAG: Closing Date. Information on veterans' preference and other veteran entitlements can be found in the VetInfo Guide http://www.opm.gov/staffingportal/vetguide.asp

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/onjams/military_spouse_preference_info_sheet.pdf or http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shams/index.aspx or http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-19340.pdf .

SELECTIVE SERVICE: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

REEMPLOYED ANNUITANTS: http://www.cpms.osd.mil/fas/staffing/pdf/rem_ann.pdf

REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.

NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy. In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.

EEO Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeo

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement: http://www.usajobs.gov/raps

Applications submitted in postage-paid Government envelopes will not be accepted.

The Drug Enforcement Administration participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify - http://www.dhs.gov/E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.

Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to:
TAG: Contact Name

TAG: Contact Phone

For additional applicant resources please visit DEA's website: http://www.justice.gov/dea/resources/careers/tools.html .

If you experience technical issues with completing your online application please email the Application Manager Help Desk at HelpDesk@opm.gov .

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