INVESTIGATOR

Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency - Department of Defense

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPMs) basic qualifications requirements. See: General Investigation Series 1810 (opm.gov) for OPM qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 11/21/2022 Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. For the GG-7: You must possess specialized experience obtained in federal service, military service or private sector that has equipped you with all of the competencies necessary to perform at a level equivalent in difficulty, responsibility, and complexity to the next lower grade (GS/GG-05) and are prepared to take on greater responsibility. Generally, this would include one year or more of such specialized experience. Specialized experience for the GG-07 position includes: 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 OR a Conferred Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). For the GG-9: You must possess specialized experience obtained in federal service, military service or private sector that has equipped you with all of the competencies necessary to perform at a level equivalent in difficulty, responsibility, and complexity to the next lower grade (GS/GG-07) and are prepared to take on greater responsibility. Generally, this would include one year or more of such specialized experience. Specialized experience for the GG-09 position includes: General knowledge of laws, procedures and program relating to investigations as contained in handbooks, regulations, directives, and operating instructions. Applying basic investigative principles, concepts, and methods of fact-finding and investigative procedures, 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; could also, include technical or professional experience conducting investigations or reviewing investigative reports and supporting information (documentary evidence, affidavits, testimony, etc.) for completeness and accuracy, compliance with law and regulation, and issue identification and characterization OR have a Master’s or equivalent degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such as degree or LL.B. or J.D. Specifically, you will be evaluated on the following competencies: 1. Oral Communications: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. 2. Interpersonal Skills: Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences. 3. Planning Evaluating: Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes. 4. Flexibility: Is open to change and new information; adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with ambiguity. 5. Writing: Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material that is appropriate for the intended audience. 6. Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. The incumbent for this position will be a remote worker and their duty station will be set at their home residence if they reside within the local travel area of the location of this announcement or at a site determined by management within the local travel area. Mandatory Completion of Basic Training: You must successfully complete the Federal Background Investigator Training Program (FBITP) training course in order for you to be able to perform field investigative work for DCSA-BI. 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.
Are you looking for a career in national security? The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) Background Investigations Directorate is seeking a trustworthy, inquisitive person to fill the role of Investigator. The Investigator will conduct background investigations with a focus on quality and timeliness. This is a developmental position and a great opportunity to enter the federal government. Become a part of Americas Gatekeeper Team!