Criminal Investigator - Narcotics, Wafo

Company: Office of the Inspector General, USPS
Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 20.NOV.2020

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SummaryThe USPS OIG is seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill our Criminal Investigator position within the Office of Investigation, W...

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SummaryThe USPS OIG is seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill our Criminal Investigator position within the Office of Investigation, Western Area Field Office Team located in Tucson, AZ . Specifically, this criminal investigator will conduct investigations focused on employees who would utilize the US Mail system to facilitate the transportation, delivery and/or sale of illicit drugs. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesMust have experience planning and conducting Federal criminal, civil and administrative investigations.Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit the required information by 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 will be considered.The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.This position is being advertised at the Journey Band level, equivalent to a GS-11, 12 or 13 grade level. No other GS equivalent candidates will be considered for this position. The salary base range for this position is $55,204 - $102,288. Locality pay and Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) is authorized. Compensation includes 1811 LEAP coverage in primary position under law enforcement retirement.Relocation expenses will not be paid.Travel Required: 50% or LessPlease note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.The successful candidate must be highly motivated and exhibit a high degree of character and demonstrate experience conducting complex Federal criminal, civil, and administrative investigations.- Plans, conducts and/or coordinate criminal, civil and administrative investigations relating to alleged or suspected violations of Federal drug laws committed by or against Postal Service personnel or Postal Service contractors.- Serves as a resource for the agency in the area of criminal investigation of drug distribution within the mail stream as well as the personnel possession, use and distribution of narcotics by USPS employees.- Plans, conducts and/or coordinate criminal , civil and administrative investigations relating to alleged or suspected violations of Federal drug laws committed by or against Postal Service personnel or Postal Service contractors.- May work with other agents and organizations to identify drug trafficking routes and dealers, and ensure the safety of Postal employees, customers and the community.- Conducts investigations using various techniques such as surveillance, interviewing and interrogating, examining files and records, obtaining physical and documentary evidence and undercover assignments.- Collects, evaluates and preserves physical and documentary evidence. Utilizing cameras and other electronic surveillance equipment to gather evidence. Travel Required 50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Job family (Series) 1811 Criminal Investigation Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S. citizen Must currently be a Federal Law Enforcement Officer classified as an 1811 series Criminal Investigator Must be able to pass a drug screening and physical examination Must be able to pass a background investigation Must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret security clearance Must be able to obtain and maintain a government-issued credit card May be required to successfully complete a 12-month probationary period Selectee subject to random drug testing Qualifications You must currently be an 1811 criminal investigator and have at least one or more years of experience as a criminal investigator at a GS-11, 12 or 13 equivalent grade level in the 1811 occupation series. NON-QUALIFYING experience includes: security details, intelligence analysis, corrections or guard duty, physical security, and military/security police officer.YOU WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A NARRATIVE SECTION AFTER EACH EVALUATION FACTOR IN THE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE IN WHICH YOU MUST FULLY EXPLAIN HOW, WHEN, AND WHERE YOU GAINED THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AS LISTED IN EACH OF THE EVALUATION FACTORS. You will not be considered for this position if you: fail to respond to all of the questions in the self-assessment questionnaire; fail to address a factor in the narrative section (no response or "See resume" or similar language will be scored a zero (0)); or receive a zero (0) rating on any evaluation factor. In each narrative section you must also indicate the reference person(s) who could verify your achievements. Include their full name, title, and phone number. Your supervisor may also be contacted to verify any work-related statements you write. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSYou must meet ALL of the minimum qualifications listed below.Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or universityCompleted Basic Criminal Investigative Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) or its equivalent (You must submit a copy of the certification)Currently serve as a federal law enforcement officer classified as an 1811 series criminal investigator and have served in that position for a minimum of one or more years at the equivalent GS-11, 12 or 13 grade level (You must submit a current SF-50 or equivalent that demonstrates your federal law enforcement status and grade level)Experience planning and conducting complex illicit drug investigationsAbility to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, facts and circumstances of investigations to individual and groupsMust have received a satisfactory performance rating on your previous two performance appraisals (Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019). If a performance appraisal is not available, you must submit a written statement stating the reason (You must submit a copy of your two previous performance appraisals)In accordance with applicable laws, the applicant selected for this position must: Maintain eligibility to operate motor vehiclesMust be at least 21 years of age and not have reached 37th birthday at the time of initial appointment to law enforcement positionQualify and maintain authorization to carry firearms, including no current or previous domestic violence convictionsMaintain physical, mental and emotional standards and requirements necessary to perform law enforcement assignmentsWork unscheduled irregular hours with the possibility of personal riskMust be willing to relocate at the direction of managementDESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONSExperienced in the following: Darknet cryptocurrency narcotics, and other controlled substances, investigationsUtilization of open source intelligence data (OSINT)Money laundering investigationsAsset forfeitureApplicants that do not meet the minimum qualification requirements will not be considered.You must have the experience, knowledge and

 
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