Supervisory Criminal Investigator, GS-1811-15
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This position is located in Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training, Criminal Investigation Division, Washington DC. For more information on this office, visit their website:


Pre-employment physical is required and periodic physicals thereafter.

See requirements under Qualifications Section. You must be a U.S. citizen.

Pre-employment drug testing is required and random testing thereafter.

You must submit resume and required documents(See How to Apply)

You may be required to travel 6 to 10 days per month.

Position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework.

You will: --Serve as Deputy Director of the Criminal Investigation Division, reporting to the Division Director. Supervise the development of highly sensitive enforcement cases and all investigative activity in the division offices. Achieve consistent use of criminal sanctions throughout the Agency, integrating Agency enforcement priorities into the criminal investigative process. Focus enforcement efforts on the most serious forms of environmental misconduct. Review jurisdictional issues among division offices. Approve major and/or sensitive operations in the division offices involving investigative techniques and ensure adherence to investigative procedures and priorities.

--Be responsible for the efficient operation of the division, including adequacy of on the job training assignments, and performance of personnel. Oversee Special Agent training programs, as well as certain scientific and technical training. Keep abreast of all investigative and administrative matters in all offices to advise the Director of pertinent information. Conduct regular evaluations of area offices performance, with extensive independent authority to modify existing activities and procedures and to initiate new ones.

--Be responsible for the development of national policy guidance on criminal investigative matters. Apply personal investigative expertise and that of the investigative staff in developing national investigative policies and procedures. Coordinate with executive level investigative personnel in outside law enforcement agencies. In coordination with the Agency’s program offices, assess statistics in various media and recommend categories that should be subject to more investigations for possible criminal violations.

--Delegate management authorities and responsibilities to subordinate supervisors as necessary and appropriate for them to supervise the operations of their offices. Represent the Director in meetings with high level government officials in matters relating to criminal enforcement of environmental regulations. Exercise supervisory personnel management responsibilities over staff making assignments, and determining responsibilities and priorities. Ensure that personnel are effectively and efficiently utilized.

--Ensure that extramural resources are efficiently and appropriately managed to maximize the use of the Agency’s resources. Ensure that managers of these resources comply with the Agency’s policies and procedures. Demonstrate leadership and commitment to management integrity consistent with the Federal Manager’s Financial Integrity Act. Oversee the development, assessment and improvement of management control systems to safeguard programs and achieve mission results.

You do not need a degree to qualify for this position.

We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

--Experience providing leadership in the development and management of long-range plans, strategies and goals of a criminal enforcement program.

--Experience supervising highly sensitive, significant, criminal investigations nationwide.

--Experience in establishing performance measures to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the team.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

1. Knowledge of principles and techniques for conducting large scale, complex criminal investigations; of laws and decisions relating to search and seizure; and functions and jurisdictions of federal, state, and local agencies

2. Knowledge of criminal provisions of environmental laws, and considerations related to technical support in criminal investigations

3. Knowledge of program management, strategic planning, quality management practices and evaluation methods to measure and improve investigative and operational effectiveness and efficiency

4. Skill in oral communications to present investigative results, resolve controversial and sensitive issues; defend prosecutorial and enforcement recommendations; deliberate substantive opinions, policies, and reports; and make public presentations

5. Skill in written communications to report investigative results, defend prosecutorial and enforcement recommendations; convey substantive opinions, policies and guidelines

6. Ability to collaborate and negotiate with high level Agency and other government officials; to supervise a geographically dispersed, multi-disciplinary staff

7. Ability to exercise sufficient internal controls to ensure that resources are safeguarded against waste, loss and unauthorized use; operational efficiency is maximized; and policies and procedures are adhered to

Criminal Investigators - Special Provisions
Medical Requirements: You must be found to be physically fit by an authorized government physician to perform strenuous and physically demanding duties.
Age Requirements: You must be at least 21 years of age and not older than 36 at the time of appointment. In accordance with PL 100-238, this position is covered under law enforcement retirements provisions; therefore, you must be appointed before reaching your 37th birthday unless you presently serve or have previously served in a Federal civilian law enforcement retirement-covered position.
Basic Agent Training Requirements: You must successfully complete and pass the required Basic Agent Training Program. Failure to pass the training program will result in separation from EPA.
Law Enforcement Training: You must successfully complete the 12-week Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's Basic Criminal Investigator training program and the 8-week Environmental Investigations Basic training program at Glynco, GA. You must pass the training program on the first attempt or you will be removed from this position and failure may result in separation from the Agency. You are exempt from this training if you have previously completed the program.
You must meet qualifications to carry a firearm. Lautenberg Notice: Title 18 USC, Section 911 (g), automatically disqualifies anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from being appointed to this position. You must not have been convicted of a felony crime.
Work Schedule: The hours are long and irregular. You must be available at all times, to include holidays. You may also be sent on extended temporary duty station assignments away from your assigned office. You may be reassigned to different duty locations throughout the U.S. based on the needs of the Agency.
You must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a Government-owned or leased motor vehicle.

If you are selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form prior to your first day of employment and annually thereafter.

This position is designated as High Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation.

This position requires a top-secret security clearance.

If you are selected, you must complete (or have already completed) a 1-year supervisory or managerial probationary period.

Upon acceptance of an initial appointment to a supervisory or managerial position with the EPA, you agree to complete all elements of the EPA Successful Leaders Program. This development program is designed to enhance leadership skills and abilities and meet the Agency's goal of providing new leaders with the skills and tools you need to be successful.

If you are selected, you must complete a one year probationary period.

We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications Section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the on-line assessment. Your responses to the on-line assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", or "Qualified" Category.

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements.

NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
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This position is not in the bargaining unit.

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