Investigative Assistant (OA)
Department Of Justice - Phoenix, AZ

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TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans.

JOB SUMMARY:
"Position will be filled subject to availability of funds."
Do your career "Justice" by working with DOJ, which has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Come and join the nation's law enforcement agency, where our most important resource is our people. The Department leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. Become a member of a team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission.
All applicants for employment with DEA must possess and maintain the highest levels of character and conduct. DEA will evaluate applicants' qualifications based on these qualities. Once a conditional offer is made, DEA will conduct a continuous evaluation of information, as it is obtained, to ensure that the prospective employees with DEA meet the agency-specific qualifications in the areas of character and conduct. To this end, the unfavorable decision in any of the areas that follow will be deemed as disqualifying: Drug Policy Requirements (as specified in this announcement), Credit History, Candor and Honesty, Work History, History with the Law, and other qualities that would promote the integrity and efficiency of the DEA.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Please see the Qualifications and Evaluation Section.

DUTIES:
DUTIES:
Performs database queries in law enforcement, compliance, and/or inspection computer systems such as NADDIS, CSA, and 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:
QUALIFICATIONS:
Grade 05: Qualifying experience for the GS-5 level includes one (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.

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 years of education above high school.

COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post high school education and specialized experience may be used to meet the total experience requirements.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

Grade 06: Qualifying experience for the GS-6 level includes one (1) year of 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.

Grade 07: Qualifying experience for the GS-7 level includes one (1) year 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.

Additional information on the qualifications requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPm's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs1800/1802.htm .

EVALUATIONS:HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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 yo ur 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.

You will be rated against the following criteria:
1. Ability to maintain hard copy or automated records and prepare reports.
2. Ability to communicate orally.
3. Ability to communicate in writing.
4. Knowledge of office management practices and administrative support processes.
Time-in-Grade: Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

BENEFITS:
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. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc .

OTHER INFORMATION:
OTHER INFORMATION:
RELOCATION WILL NOT BE PAID.
THIS POSITION IS LCOATED PHOENIX, AZ
Drug testing is required for this position.
All applicants must complete a drug use questionnaire when applying for this position. This questionnaire is part of the on-line application process and must be completed before the application can be certified and submitted. 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 the other steps in the process are otherwise favorable. Compliance with this policy is an essential requirement of the position.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP 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 or better category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .

The 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 or better 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 Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov .

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