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Agency: D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation

"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: CS-1810-11

Salary Range: $52,024.00-$67,081.00

Opening date: March 7, 2014
Closing date: Open Until Filled

First Screening Date: March 21, 2014 (and every two weeks as needed)

Area of Consideration: Open to the General Public

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Tour of Duty: 8:30am-5:00pm

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

Duration of Appointment: Permanent


Brief Description of Duties: The investigator is responsible for independently developing a plan and performing activities that facilitate the timely, thorough, objective and accurate investigation and resolution of resident complaints of maltreatment and violations of other regulations concerning youth rights and treatment by institutional staff. Conducts preliminary interviews with residents/complainants who have submitted referrals to determine whether there is probable cause to believe that maltreatment may have occurred.
Schedules follow-up interviews with both residents and staff who may have knowledge pertaining to alleged maltreatment cases. Prepares a written record of the interview. Collects and organizes relevant evidence to prove or disprove an allegation of maltreatment.


Time-in-Grade Restrictions: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant 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, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Social Science or closely related field and 2-5 years of investigator experience required.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Describe your knowledge of the principles, techniques and skills of investigating that will enable the incumbent to plan and conduct investigations of resident complaints of maltreatment by institutional staff. Ability to use sound judgment to interpret, adapt and/or modify standardized investigative techniques and guidelines due to the exigencies in specific assignments.

Ranking Factor #2: Describe your knowledge of human behavior with particular emphasis on adolescent development, interacting with adjudicated juvenile offenders who are secured in institutional settings and the dynamics of child maltreatment.

Ranking Factor #3: Provide examples of your written and oral communication skills as demonstrated through the proper use of grammar, sentence structure, composition, speaking and listening, and mechanics and be able to prepare clear and concise reports.

Ranking Factor #4: Describe your experience in gathering data through such methods as observation, interviewing and analyzing information. Ability to apply methods, techniques and procedures to establish accuracy and authenticity of facts and evidence.

Conditions of Employment

Working Conditions: The work is performed in secured juvenile detention facilities and in an office setting. On occasion, work may occur outside of the normal environment e.g., outside training, court appearances and legal depositions.

Other Significant Factors: This position is safety sensitive and the incumbent must undergo a criminal background investigation that yields no felony or child endangering activites;must be able to pass random drug/alcohol screening.

Residency Preference

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

How to Apply

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to Stephanie Goode at (202) 299-3177.

How to Apply:
1. Applications for this vacancy announcement must be
submitted online at for consideration.
2. It is recommended for applicants to use the following web browsers when completing an application: Internet Explorer 8 (or a later version) and Firefox 4.2 (or a later version).
3. Applicants are encouraged to save application information frequently, minimally every 20 minutes, to avoid loss of data.
4. Please visit to locate partner agencies and community based organizations that provide computer and internet access.

Where to Apply (Judiciary Square): Applications must be submitted online. You can obtain assistance by visiting the D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 or by visiting one of our partner agencies. Career Opportunities Site Locations.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, the submission of an online job application is required in order to be considered.
An email notification of receipt serves as confirmation that your application submission was received.

Posting Cancellation: A non-competitive selection of an eligible candidate from the Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) or the District's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) will result in the cancellation of this announcement.

Closing Statement

Closing Statement: Applicants have until 11:59PM of the closing date to submit an application for consideration.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Office of Human Resources Only.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

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