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Investigator

* Duties
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## Duties
### Summary
As an Investigator at the GS-1810-7 with a full performance level of GS-12, you will be part of NBIB Central Region, Office of Personnel Management. If selected, you will be responsible for conducting investigations and interviews/checks to complete background investigations for suitability on current and prospective Federal employees.
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### Responsibilities
* Assist with conducting Federal Personnel Background Investigations, many of which are sensitive or controversial, where allegations, hearsay information, or other vague or intangible information of an adverse nature exist.
* Evaluate individual's trustworthiness for access to classified information, placement in a sensitive position, retention in the military services, or placement in Federal employment.
* Assist with collecting and developing information from a variety of sources.
* Prepare reports of investigation in accordance with OPM guidelines and instructions.
### Travel Required
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
12
* #### Job family (Series)
1810 General Investigation
* Requirements
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
* Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
* Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
* Position is subject to drug testing
* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
* Extensive travel is required within the local commuting area of this announcement as well as the possible need for frequent overnight travel outside the local commuting area
* Valid driver's license
* May be required to sign a Mobility Agreement as a condition of employment
### Qualifications
For the GS 7: You must have at least one year of experience that is equivalent to the GS-05 level in or directly related to the line of work of this position that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. Experience should include conducting personnel background research/inquiries, reviewing personnel forms and reports for completeness and accuracy, reviewing technical documents (such as employment applications, investigative questionnaires, affidavits, credit and police reports, loans/benefits applications etc.) to extract information, identifying discrepancies/inconsistencies, or areas potentially requiring clarification or additional information, applying regulations and/or operating procedures within a technical program, adjudicating or substantiating cases/claims for legal/financial/medical benefits, military intelligence action, law enforcement, or legal work, or interviewing personnel for various reasons.
**OR**A Bachelor's Degree that meets one of the requirements for Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) OR One full year of graduate level education in an accredited college or university. The education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
**OR** A combination of education and experience as listed above.
**Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.** One year at the GS-05 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-07 level.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience
**Mandatory Completion of Basic Training:** You must successfully complete the FBITP training course in order for you to be able to perform field investigative work for OPM-NBIB. Successful completion of the FBITP requires that you obtain a passing score on written and practical tests measuring attainment of knowledge objectives. Failure to successfully complete the FBITP, including successful passage of the written and practical tests, will result in removal from the Investigator position.
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### Additional information
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
**The full performance level of this position is GS-12.**
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across OPM.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application:
**Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)**: To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.
**Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities**: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility
requirements visit the following websites:
* Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
* Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
* Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
* Other Special Appointment Authorities
**Males born after 12-31-59** must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see )
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational 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. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
* Interpersonal Skills
* Oral Communication
* Planning and Evaluating
* Research Skills
* Writing
All qualified Non Competitive applicants and the best qualified Merit Promotion applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.
**Career Transition Assistance Programs**: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of **85** or above based on the competencies listed above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit:
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Top Secret
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## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your **Resume**listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Other **supporting documents:**
* Cover Letter, optional
* College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
* Your most recent Promotion, Within Rate Increase (WRI/WGI) or Appointment/Conversion SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a current or former Federal Employee) showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held.
* Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
* Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
* **Worker's Compensation Separation**: Agency certification of inability to place employee AND Notification of Separation OR Separation SF-50.
* **Disability Annuity Termination**: Notification from OPM of disability annuity termination AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held.
* **Military Reserve or National Guard Technician Special Disability Retirement Annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456**: Certification of special disability retirement annuity from a military department or National Guard Bureau AND Separation SF-50 of the last position held
* **Veterans Employment Opportunity Act, Veterans Recruitment Appointment, and 30% Disabled Veteran Eligible**: DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions within 120 days
* **Schedule A, Persons with Disabilities Appointment Eligibles**: Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation office citing your eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u).
* **Certain Family Members Eligible under E.O. 12721**: Your most recent non-award SF-50 and performance appraisal.
* **Certain Military Spouses Eligible under E.O. 13473**: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, issued within the last 2 years, that lists you as authorized to accompany the Military member to the new duty permanent station; OR verification of the member's 100% disability (VA Letter); and/or verification of the member's death while on active duty (DD-1300 and Death Certificate) AND verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage).
* **Interchange Agreement with Other Merit Systems Eligible**: Documentation of eligibility as listed in each individual interchange agreement.
**Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.**
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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## How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/15/2018 to receive consideration.
To begin, click **Apply Online** to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
* You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
* You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
* To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, , select the **Application Status** link and then select the **More Information** link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
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### Agency contact information
### Boyers HR Customer Service
##### Phone
724-794-5612X3096
##### Email
work4us@opm.gov
##### Address
National Background Investigations Bureau
1137 Branchton Rd.
Boyers, PA
US
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### Next steps
The questionnaire will assess your qualifications for the job, and will be used to identify the best qualified applicants to be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. Your ratings in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probationary period.
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. Your application will be evaluated. You will receive another notification about the status of your application.
We expect to make a job offer within 40 days after the closing date of the announcement. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
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## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501312800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 06/04/2018 to 06/15/2018
*Salary:* $41,365 to $56,471 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 7
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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