U.S. Food and Drug Administration
$75,628.00 to $98,317.00
Open & closing dates
$75,628 to $98,317 per year
The salary listed in the vacancy announcement is at the base level. The geographical locality pay will be determined at the time of selection.
Pay scale & grade
6 vacancies in the following locations:
Grand Rapids, MI
Show more locations (1)
San Juan, PR
Relocation expenses reimbursed
- You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Individuals with a disability
Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.
The positions are located in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy (OGROP), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI). The vacancy located in Rockville, MD will be filled in the FDA, OCI - Office of Internal Affairs.
The OCI is responsible for investigating alleged or suspected violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and related violations of Title 21 and 18 of the U.S. Code.
Who May Apply: Current federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military spouses; OR individuals with disabilities (Schedule A).
You must submit documentation to verify your eligibility to apply for this vacancy. For current Federal employees, an SF-50 will be required. However, if you are applying based as a Veteran, person with a disability, or a displaced former employee, you will be required to provide other supporting documents as applicable. See the Required Documents section for more details.
Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.
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This is a criminal investigator position with the Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As a Senior Criminal Investigator, you will have the following responsibilities: Plan, coordinate, conduct, and lead criminal investigations including those of an extremely complex nature;
Serve as team leader for cases that concern extremely sensitive matters related to critical issues complicated by obscure leads;
Conduct comprehensive research, study, and analysis of cases to determine the applicable laws;
Plan investigative assignments to validate allegations and evidence gathered;
Plan, coordinate and initiate contact with officials of regulated businesses and individuals related to matters under investigation;
Conduct interviews with suspects, witnesses, and informants in case development;
Prepare interim and comprehensive investigative reports for prosecutors and management officials;
Confer with and advise responsible management officials on investigative activities;
Keep staff informed of new investigative techniques, policy and procedure changes, and precedent cases; and
May be called upon to lead complex civil and administrative investigations.
75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Up to 75% travel may be required.
Job family (Series)
1811 Criminal Investigation
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required for Federal employment.
Time-in-Grade must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
A valid driver's license is required.
Must carry and use a firearm and maintain firearm proficiency.
Must be registered with the Selective Service if applicable.
1. Additional Security and Background Requirements: A background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action. A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.
2. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS E-Verify System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.
3. Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
4. Financial disclosure statement required.
5. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid: Yes
6. Recruitment bonus authorized: No
7. Bargaining Unit Position: No
8. Pre-employment physical required: Yes
9. Drug testing required: Yes
10. Mobility Agreement required: Yes
All qualification requirements must be met by at 11:59 pm ET on02/20/2018 of this announcementFDA-ORA-18-MP-10138365
In order to qualify for Criminal Investigator, GS-1811-13, you must meet all qualification requirements by 02/20/2018.
To qualify for this position at the GS-13 grade level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience is paid or unpaidexperience which has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression of the occupation.
Examples of specialized experience include:
Knowledge of and experience using complex investigative techniques;
Knowledge of federal laws, regulations, and procedures applicable to criminal investigations;
Ability to analyze complex and/or fragmented information and prepare written reports of investigation; and
Experience leading a Federal criminal investigation.
In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT: In addition to the specialized experience requirement, applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-12 grade level.
1. Qualification Inquiry: Applicants for the Criminal Investigator position who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence are not eligible for employment. All selectees will be required to sign a Qualification Inquiry prior to confirmation of appointment.
2. Drug Test and Medical Examination: you will be subject to a pre-employment drug test and medical examination and must successfully pass. If selected for the position, you will be subjected to periodic medical examinations that must be passed successfully to retain the position. Since the duties of these positions are exacting and responsible, and involve activities under trying conditions, applicants must possess emotional and mental stability. Any physical conditions that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself or others are disqualifying.
3. Basic Criminal Investigation Training: Selectee must have successfully completed the Basic Criminal Investigator course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) or equivalent.
4.Firearms: Incumbent may be required to carry a firearm during the performance of duties. Firearms qualification with standard issue firearm is required.
5. Federal Law Enforcement Officer (FLEO): This position is covered by the special retirement provisions for Federal Law Enforcement Officer (FLEO). Candidates without previous FLEO service must be under age 37. Employees subject to special retirement coverage for law enforcement officers must retire at age 57 upon completing 20 years of law enforcement service under the special retirement provisions for law enforcement officers. If these 20 years of service are not attained at age 57, mandatory retirement is required upon completion of 20 years of service.
6. Mobility Agreement: To promote the efficiency of OCI, the incumbent of this position may be reassigned to another position and/or location with OCI in the United States or Puerto Rico. Selectees will be required to sign a mobility agreement to accept relocation to other geographic location, if required by the agency. Failure to relocate when directed may result in separation from employment in the FDA in accordance with appropriate Government regulations.
7. Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP): the incumbent is subject to work unscheduled duty hours and must be available for unscheduled duty based upon the needs of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Therefore, the incumbent is eligible for Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP) of an additional 25%, and is subject to the provisions of the LEAP Act of 1994.
There are no education requirements at this grade level.
If you are serving, or have served in the last 5 years (from02/20/2018) as an Executive Branch political, Schedule C, or Non-career SES appointee, HHS/FDA may be required to obtain approval by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) prior to beginning employment. You can find out if you have held one of these appointment types by looking at your Standard Form 50s in your Electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), in Section 5 where the legal authorities are listed. If you have served or are currently serving, you must provide a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting this appointment. In addition, you will be required to respond to the question in the assessment and certify your responses to the questionnaire. Political Appointees FAQ - OPM
Veteran's Preference: If you plan to apply for any kind of Veteran Preference, please pay careful attention to the Required Documents section for more information about what to provide in your application. USAJOBS Veterans Site
Selective Service Registration: Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. You can learn more by visiting the Selective Service Registration
Schedule A: If you plan to apply under Schedule A based on a disability, please pay careful attention to the Required Documents section for more information about what to provide in your application. Disability Employment
Inter-agency and Career Transition Assistance Programs: If you are a displaced Federal employee and plan to apply under CTAP or ICTAP, please pay careful attention to the Required Documents section for more information about what to provide in your application. Workforce Restructuring
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the job opportunity announcement closes (at 11:59 pm ET on02/20/2018), a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be conducted, the information will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether or not you are qualified for this particular position.
If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
Basis of Rating: Merit Promotion Procedures for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be used to rate and rank candidates.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the Competencies/KSA's. Criminal investigation
Selective Factor: Completion of a Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) conducted by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) or equivalent.
Background checks and security clearance
The following documents are REQUIRED for this vacancy: Resume
SF-50 (if you are a current or former Federal employee)
Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) Certificate conducted by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) or equivalent.
Required indicates that the above documents are required to determine your qualification for this vacancy. These documents are collected from ALL applicants and failing to provide any of these documents may result in your application being deemed incomplete or not qualified. Pay close attention to the list above to ensure you are providing all of the documentation we need to consider your application.
*CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES* - YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR MOST CURRENT SF-50 OR YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE.
STATUS CANDIDATES - REQUIRED DOCUMENT DETAILS
Current and former Federal employees: You must submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your most recent SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility! The SF-50 should include the following: Full position title;
Pay plan, grade, and step;
Tenure code; and
Service computation date (SCD).
Note: If your current position SF-50 does not indicate you have competitive service status or does not reflect the pay plan and grade of the highest position you have held in the competitive service, in addition to your current SF-50, you must provide your previous SF-50s that provide the proof of competitive status and highest grade held on a permanent basis.
The following documents are ACCEPTED for this vacancy:
Other Veterans Document
Accepted means that you will have the opportunity to submit these documents if they are applicable to you. Such documents include Veteran Preference or other special eligibility documentation, transcripts, or other optional documentation that helps us determine your eligibility. The above list of documents may not apply to all applicants.
Veterans: You will need to submit appropriate veteran eligibility documentation
(DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability
from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.
Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition
for more information.
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.
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.
How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the assessment questionnaire and submit all documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration for this position you must submit your complete application by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement (02/20/2018).
Instructions for applying to this job: You must be signed in to USAJOBS. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you must first create one before you can apply
If you are signed in, you can tap/click Apply Online to begin the process.
USAJOBS will ask you to select a resume to submit. We recommend that you submit a USAJOBS Resume Builder formatted resume so that you know you're submitting all the information we will need. You may also submit a resume in the format of your choice. For tips on what to include in your resume, see the USAJOBS Resume Help
USAJOBS will then allow you to include documentation from your USAJOBS Saved Documents area. You may also attach additional supporting documents during this stage, or you may wait until you reach Application Manager.
You will then be required to respond to certify your application materials and you'll be given the chance to elect to provide demographic information (if you have completed this part of your USAJOBS profile).
Finally, you will be transferred to FDA's Application Manager (USA Staffing) system to complete the occupational questionnaire and finalize your application for submission. Follow the on-screen instructions provided and respond to ALL questions presented to you. You will be allowed to finalize and submit additional documents one last time. You will review your application and make final submission. You will then be returned back to USAJOBS.
Instructions for reviewing or editing your application: If you need to make a change to your application, or if you just want to know your application status, you will need to be logged in to your USAJOBS account. Tap/click on your name in the top-right corner, then select Applications.
You will see a list of the most recent applications you have submitted. Tap/click on the one you wish to review or edit. The item will expand and provide your current status, along with additional information about that application. If you wish to change something then tap/click the Update Application button.
You will be taken through the same steps you did when you initially applied. You can make changes to add or remove supporting documents before being transferred over to FDA's Application Manager system where you can continue making changes to your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Step through the process as you did the first time, taking care to make the changes you need, and submitting in the final step.
If you would like to preview the assessment questionnaire you may do so by clicking this link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10138365
You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Bethesda Customer Help Desk at (888) 478-4340; TTY/TDD: (800) 877-8339; or by email email@example.com
. (In your e-mail request, please replace the blank line with the Vacancy Identification Number, VIN, for this job, which is: 10138365. Decisions for granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Agency contact information
FDA Applicant Help Desk
FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs
10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD
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Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. We strive to make selections within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.
You will application status updates via email and via USAJOBS as the process unfolds.
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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.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process 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.
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