U.S. Citizenship: Candidates must be United States citizens and present proof of citizenship, if selected.
U.S. Residency: Candidates must have, for three of the last five years immediately prior to applying for the position, (1) resided in the United States; or (2) worked for the United States Government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity; or (3) been a dependent of a U.S. federal or military employee serving overseas.
Age: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. The day immediately preceding an individual’s 37th birthday will be the last day to be referred for selection consideration. However, the age restriction may not apply if you are a preference-eligible veteran or if you are currently serving or have previously served in a federal civilian law enforcement position covered by 5 U.S.C. Section 8336(c) or 5 U.S.C. Section 8412(d).
Motor Vehicle Operation: Applicants must possess a valid state-issued automobile driver’s license.
Firearm: Criminal investigators are required to carry a firearm while performing duties of this position and maintain firearm proficiency.
Convictions: Candidates cannot have any felony convictions. According to the Lautenberg Amendment, 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(9), any person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence cannot lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition.
Mandatory Completion of Basic Training: Once officially selected, applicants are required to attend 22 weeks of paid training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Brunswick, Georgia.
Fitness Program: During basic training, you will be required to undergo regular physical examinations and you may, in the future, be required to maintain a level of physical fitness in accordance with the standards and policies of the agency.
Mobility: Mobility is a major factor in this occupation. Applicants must be willing to accept employment at any location offered. Assignment at the first duty station will be at least three years; however, completion of the three years does not imply that a transfer is guaranteed. Additionally, criminal investigators may be reassigned at any time in their career to new locations based on the needs of the service.
Travel: Positions may require periodic and sometimes extended travel in addition to the initial basic and other mandatory training.
Physical and Environmental Conditions: Moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms and exposure to inclement weather. The work requires physical strength and stamina, potentially dangerous and stressful situations, as well as exposure to physical attack, including the use of lethal weapons.
Selective Service Registration: For males born after December 31, 1959, selective service registration is required.
Do applicants need a college degree at the time of the announcement? ➢ Answer: No. For this announcement, current students will be required to submit their official transcripts indicating a conferred degree date within nine (9) months from the date of the announcement. If an applicant is unable to provide the required documentation within that timeframe, he/she will be removed from the process. However, if an applicant already has a conferred degree date at the time of the announcement, he/she will be required to upload the appropriate documentation with their USAJobs application.
GPA and any prior experience will determine hiring pay. Entry level is GS 7-GS 9 ($51,000-$65,000) base rate. Criminal Investigators also receive an additional 25% law enforcement availability pay. Promotion potential is to a GS 13.
As a Criminal Investigator you will perform the following duties:
- Conducting criminal, civil, and administrative investigations that are complex in scope encompassing subject matters which require an expert level of planning and coordination;
- Investigating individuals, businesses, employers, criminal organizations, criminal conspiracies, and terrorist organizations that represent a significant threat to public safety and national security;
- Serving as an undercover operative, undercover program manager, or case agent in certified undercover operations in disrupting and dismantling close-knit terrorist and other criminal groups for extended periods of time;
- Conducting and coordinating high-level comprehensive investigations involving individuals, groups, or large organizations operating at a local, national, or international level;
- Being involved in and coordinating multi-jurisdictional, inter-regional, and inter-organizational inquiries and investigations;
- Reviewing business and other records, often with other Federal, state and local agencies in order to gather evidence and ultimately prosecute the offenders for various violations of Federal law.
Currently recruiter is accepting resumes for Direct Hire, preferred candidates. This will prepare the candidate for the USAJObS announcement coming out in December.
Resume can be submitted to Christina.S.Barfuss@ice.dhs.gov.