Supervisory Criminal Investigator (SAC)

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Job Grade: 15
Total Openings: 1


The incumbent serves as the Special Agent-in-Charge in the Central Regional Office (CRO), with management responsibility over the CRO’s Evidence Management, Confidential Funds/Source, Undercover, Law Enforcement (LE) Equipment, Budget, Firearms, Case Management System, Data-Calls and Congressional Responses, FOIA, Digital Forensic Support, LE Vehicles, Semi-Annual Report Contributions, Training & Development, Hotline Management, Technical Equipment Support, Hiring, Reports of Investigations, Control Tactics and stakeholder relations. The incumbent’s duties will include: Manages and supervises the workload, including investigations of a contingent of Special Agents. Selects, trains, develops and supervises investigative personnel. Sets priorities; reviews work products; resolves informal complaints; takes minor disciplinary actions and interviews applicants, recommends appointments, promotions and reassignments. Supports equal employment opportunity. Allocates investigative resources. Provides direction and guidance to Special Agents in the conduct of investigations. Supervises the preparation and dissemination of investigative reports, management inquires, memoranda, etc. for use by the appropriate officials in criminal, civil, and/or administrative proceedings. Makes recommendations concerning the pursuit of criminal prosecution, civil or administrative proceeding. Keeps the AIGI and executive leadership informed on the progress of investigations. Represents the Office of investigations in a variety of forums. Coordinates with the Audits Division, Technology Solutions Division, & Office of Management regarding assignments of mutual interest. Serves as the CRO’s representative in interagency investigative matters on a regional basis. Maintains cooperative relationships with key officials of the Department of Justice, FBI and other government departments and agencies. Exercises delegated managerial authority to oversee the overall planning, directing and timely execution of a program, several program segments (each of which is managed through separate subordinate organizational units), or comparable staff functions, including development, assignment, and higher-level clearance of goals and objectives for supervisors or managers of subordinate organizational unit or lower organizational levels. Approves multiyear and long-range work plans developed by the supervisors or managers of subordinate organizational units and subsequently manage the overall work to enhance achievement of the goals and objectives. Exercises discretionary authority to approve the allocation and distribution of funds in CRO’s budget. Identifies systemic and programmatic vulnerabilities in operations and programs to recommend appropriate policy changes that could reduce and eliminate potential agency liability. Other responsibilities include serving as a senior advisor to the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations regarding the standards and procedures governing the investigations program. The incumbent will be expected to establish and maintain liaison with SBA program officials as well as representatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Counsel of Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency, General Accounting Office, U.S. Attorneys, as well as other federal, state and Local Law Enforcement agencies. The incumbent of this position will have the authority to initiate investigations or disapprove requested investigations.


In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient evidence of experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of the position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE STATEMENT: GS-15: You must demonstrate one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal service that is directly in, or related to, the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: leading a team that is responsible for independently initiating investigations from informant tips or leads; developing evidence by interviews, documentary searches, surveillance, etc.; establishing interrelationships of facts or evidence; investigating sensitive, controversial subjects; participating on multi-agency taskforce and performing dangerous and extensive undercover and surveillance work. 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. MEDICAL REQUIREMENT: The duties of positions in this series require moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking and standing, use of firearms, and exposure to inclement weather. Manual dexterity with comparatively free motion of finger, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee joints is required. Arms, hands, legs, and feet must be sufficiently intact and functioning in order that applicants may perform the duties satisfactorily. Sufficiently good vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required to perform the duties satisfactorily. Near vision, corrective lenses permitted, must be sufficient to read printed material the size of typewritten characters. Hearing loss, as measured by an audiometer, must not exceed 35 decibels at 1000, 2000, and 3000 Hz levels. 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 condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself, or others is disqualifying. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM’s Qualifications website. This position is covered under the special retirement provision for Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighter. Therefore, the maximum age for initial appointment to the 1811 series is the date immediately preceding an individual’s 37th birthday. The age restriction does not apply if you served in a Federal civilian (not military) law enforcement officer (FLEO) position covered by special CSRS or FERS retirement provisions, including early or mandatory retirement. If you have already reached the mandatory retirement age of 57, you will not qualify for this vacancy. Applicants are obligated to abide by the Lautenberg Amendment which requires applicants to disclosed whether they have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence within the meaning of the statute. If convicted, you will be ineligible to occupy this position unless you received a pardon or your conviction was expunged or set aside. TIME-IN-GRADE: If you are a current career or career-conditional federal employee applying for promotion under Merit Promotion you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks in positions at the next level lower than the position being filled. All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 05/29/2023.

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